Aqua Bar & Grill - Petts Wood

4.4
803 Reviews
£26 to £40
Mediterranean
Aqua Bar & Grill is the brain child of operation director Dasos Charalambous. He has taken all his culinary knowledge to produce this amazing concept in the heart of Petts wood. The menu has been devised from his Mediterranean routes and his modern European training. Aqua serves carefully sourced meat, game & fish from which we produce quality, tasty food cooked to perfection & presented beautifully. All our beef is British & aged for 28 days.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not that the weather can be helped but I felt the restaurant could of catered better for the weather as we all have to eat outside at the minute. It’s was extremely windy and the restaurant had no sides to the canopy or heaters so we were all freezing, some of the food was over cooked, my swordfish was very over cooked which spoiled my meal I was really looking forward to it after having it at the Bromley restaurant last year.
We couldn’t wait to leave unfortunately. This is one of our favourite restaurants but we won’t be back anytime
Soon.

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BKJones
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited 20 minutes for a high chair for my son and after 45 minutes no one had taken my order so I left.

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MarkS
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. We eat from the set menu which had a good selection and was good value. Outdoor location would have benifeted from some form of heating.

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DeniseH
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place service great lovely restaurant go a lot and local

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STB1
London
45 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Enjoyed our meal, nice to get out!

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KerryW
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the restaurant, great food, great service. Reasonably priced and good quality.

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SarahB
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic roast dinner .. we will definitely be back.

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HelenM
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I can’t give any more than one star as we were so affronted by the manager’s rude and hostile manner that we left and found a far friendlier place.

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JeanV
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food, what I had of it, was good. This was the first time I and my husband as we were classed as vulnerable and had been shielding since March 2020. As we have now both had two vaccinations we arranged to meet our children for the first time since last September. This was to be a major celebration with a full meal and champagne afterwards. We had our cocktails, starters and main courses and ordered a second bottle of wine. Imagine my surprise when, five minutes after it came, we were told we had to leave as our two hours were up. When I asked why I was told quite rudely that this was now normal practice and that I must have known. I explained that, as this was our first time out, I had had no knowledge of this and that there had been nothing about the rule on the website. They were insistent so we left having refused to pay for the second bottle of wine or a tip. Had the two hour limit had been stated on the website and on the instructions on entering the restaurant we would not have taken our time over the meal. Whatever the situation, there was no need for the manager to have been so rude.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We have been eating regularly at Aqua for the last 4 years. The service has always been great, the staff friendly and the food excellent.
On Sunday 24th April - our first visit in 6 months - we booked an outside table to enjoy the lovely sunshine. However the new sun shade meant that we were sat completely in the shade which would of been fine in 30 degree heat but the cold wind made it very cold in the shade. Since we were with our 2 young children and didn’t bring any coats we asked if we move to one of the empty tables in the sun, only to be told an abrupt NO. All tables were already allocated? The manager offered one of the children a body warmer but unfortunately this didn’t help the rest of the family as we had been looking forward to a lovely lunch in the sun at one of our favourite restaurants. We left without eating, very disappointed with no proper explanation as to why we couldn’t sit at one of the other tables where the customers had not yet arrived.

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SL2424
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great, love this restaurant!

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LocalDiner
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

This is a lovely restaurant with great food however their service is extremely poor, especially if you are a table on the outer edge.

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DawnB
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my Birthday and having spent the previous one in lock down it was great to get out. The service food and ambiance were fantastic. A big thank you to all the staff.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the food, excellent service too

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SueH
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely to eat outside. Very good vale set menu. Good service.

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Sampras
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

I was eating my food in the cold as there were no outdoor heaters. I was turned away by staff as I did not book a table and they said they had nothing available, however I booked a table online 2 minutes after to find out there were tables available.

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SallyF
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening and very attentive staff. Food was very good quality and delicious.

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LLSmith
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great to have a table in the sun on terrace, set course lunch menu was delicious, staff very friendly will be returning soon!

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vipkarlc
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service in a fun outdoor environment

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AliciaG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, flavours were delicious! Outdoor dining area was spacious and didn't feel on top of other customers. Service was brilliant, can't fault them!

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KatharineG
London
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and great seating outside COVID safe

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

No baby change or disabled facilities and no help from staff when needing somewhere safe and clean to change a newborn. Had to do it on the floor of the toilet.

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Krys
Kent
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Aqua to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had a lovely meal. I had scallops and raviolli, both delicious. The service was attentive. Being outside we were glad the sun was shining however the seating arrangement had cover in case of rain and it was all very pleasant. I would recommend this restaurant and we are both looking forward to returning there soon.

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Squirrel
London
53 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great evening with very good service. Food was excellent, but portions on the set menu were very small. would definitely go again

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Croc
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food and great service. Sitting outdoors as still in partial lockdown. It worked very well and nice atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
50 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good to be able to eat out. Even though we are only able to rat outside, they have done an outstanding job of providing us the ability to have a meal.
Food was very good

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allisonm
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely set menu Sunday Lunch with lots of options. All four of us very pleased with service and food. Booked to go back in a couple of weeks.

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ICAL
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Unfortunately not a great experience. Delighted that we can eat out again so booked for Sunday lunch with 2 family members.

Waitress wasn't wearing a mask at the start and was head to head discussing the menu. she eventually put one on.
A distinct lack of allergen information and alternatives. Limited vegan option from the main menu and non on the Sunday specials. No Gluten or dairy free either for the Sunday specials.

There wasn't a poultry as a Sunday roast option. Went for the beef . Arrived lukewarm and the plates were cold. Roast potatoes so so disappointing, absolutely no crispiness on the outside. Might as well have been boiled. Beans and carrots tasteless and all of it was swimming in gravy. The Yorkshire puddings were flat as pancakes and again none of the golden crispness you expect. They should have popped into Iceland opposite and got Aunt Bessies.

Can't be helped i guess but we did have a screaming child on the table next to us which certainly did not help.

Overall a disappointing meal out.

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Bromley1
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food undercooked... the rice in the vine leaves was crunchy & souvlaki chicken gooey in the middle
Asked to move tables to be in the sun was told no even though there were tables available
Heard a waiter mutter f**k off to another complaining customer
Could have put the heaters on as we were outside dining!
Not worth the money!!

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Lauren
Essex
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

No warning that we couldn’t just go for drinks, when we then tried to order food there was no vegan option so they tried to force us to order something we didn’t want.

Waitress then had an attitude for the evening which ruined the experience.

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CharleneR
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab atmosphere, service, food and cocktails as always!!!

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SallyB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lunch highly recommended, excellent food and service

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JessicaF
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was very busy however the food was incredible and such good value. The wine is a little expensive but was also very good.

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GraceN
London
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and followed the covid rules perfectly, fantastic experience and great to have some normality. Food was lovely

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EstherR
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to the outdoor dining on Friday. Food was lovely and hot and service was good. There was a good canopy over the seating but the patio heaters were completely useless. I took a hot water bottle so was fine.

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IanD
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent and the service was fine but it was a chilly evening and the restaurant really should have provided some outdoor heating.Because of COVID the manager refused to allow our friends to move to a vacant table next to ours but later moved tables without any fuss when a group of young lads came and requested the same. Overall a good restaurant experience with these caveats.

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NikkiA
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal, great service just wish that had patio heaters.

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Ally
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well organised nice staff well and lovely food

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Louise
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch outside. Really good value set menu. Friendly service.

JS
JoanneS
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found it very friendly and accommodating and socially distanced which made us feel comfortable

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Aqua Bar & Grill - Petts Wood is rated 4.4 stars by 803 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.