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aqua nueva (Bar, Restaurant)

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30 Argyll Street, Soho, London, W1F 7EB
Cuisine: Spanish Average Price: £45.00
Tel: 0207 478 0540 | Email to aqua nueva | | Transport: Oxford Circus | Write review

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Top 10 things you need to know about Aqua Nueva restaurant:

1) You already know about this rooftop restaurant and bar in Soho. You may have even been. But all that can be forgotten. Aside from the same location next to Liberty, the London Palladium, and Oxford Street, everything else has changed.

2) Now there’s less menu, less dangly ceiling decoration, less restaurant-in-a-corridor. Instead, more light, more expanse, more Spanish sharing plates (but it’s not tapas).

3) Gold curves, chic banquettes, and circular booths from sister Aqua Shard now give the restaurant a shiny new car feel. So recline, smell the leather, and cruise the Spanish peninsula.

4) Begin with a glass of cava, obviously. Don’t be a heathen!

5) Don’t bother with the simplistic menu. Put all your faith in Monica. She wears a suit, she commands the floor, she know everything, so her recommendations offer a total experience. She’ll suggest 2-3 plates per person, so best order 4 to be safe.

6) The plain woodstack piles of white asparagus topped with pipirrana make a decent palate cleanser, whereas the gloopy almagro-style, roasted aubergine has heat enough to warrant a glass of cooling Auspices Sancerre wine.

7) The matador staff skip and weave amongst the tables, delivering the killer dishes to hungry mouths, such as the red mullet and black ink rice pasties, or the braised lamb with apricot and peach (order last as it’s essentially a meat dessert).

8) If you need just one reason to visit, the soft poached egg with chorizo, pancetta and fried potato is it. Theatrical, because you mix it as soon as it arrives, this dish is a warm kiss in the face and tastes like the best crisps you’ve ever eaten. The only thing wrong: you’ll want one each; sod sharing!

9) Reason 2 to visit, the Aqua group motif: an amazing view. This is one of the best rooftop bars in London for the broken-hearted to feel human again. Look down at the riff-raff of Regent Street. Isn’t it great to be you right now?

10) As a rule, reviewing restaurants a second time is a not an option for critics who constantly chase the next experience on the horizon. Why go back? There are new adventures ahead. On this sole occasion, though, the rule book is gladly thrown out the window.
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Customer Reviews for aqua nueva

Average (based on 1 votes): 1 Atmosphere: Value: Quality:

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“Amazing! book ahead, it can be hard to get a table in the latter half of the week, and make sure you take in the views on the roof terrace.”
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Terry, london (7 years 11 months 15 days ago)

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aqua nueva Opening Hours

Monday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
6:00pm - 10:30pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
6:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
6:00pm - 10:30pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
6:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: Closed
Thursday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
6:00pm - 11:00pm
   

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aqua nueva Food & Drinks

  • Cuisine Type: Spanish
  • Average Price: £45.00

aqua nueva Food Menu

Head Chef Yahir Gonzalez offers a menu of small plates and Spanish dishes that honour his country’s culinary heritage and innovation, combining the best seasonal produce with his contemporary style, perfectly reflecting modern diners’ appetite for flexible dining.

Updated 07/04/2017

Item Description Price
Croquetas negras de marisco con ali-oli Black seafood ali-oli croquettes £ 8.00
Patatas bravas “Bravas” potatoes £ 7.50
Ensalada de tomates ibéricos con requesón, sandía y vinagreta de mostaza Iberian tomato salad, watermelon, goat’s curd, mustard vinaigrette £ 9.00
Ceviche de Vieira al aroma de bergamota granizado de jalapeño y emulsión de avellanas Scallop ceviche, jalapeño granita, bergamot, hazelnut emulsion £ 14.00
Magret de pato con puré de cerezas, lavanda, lima kéfir, remolacha y yogurt Grilled duck breast, Morello cherry purée, beetroot, kaffir lime yogurt £ 14.50
Atún rojo glasedo con emulsión de elmendras, alcaparras y romanesco Glazed red tuna with almond emulsion, micro capers, romanesco £ 14.50
Tosta de Secreto con Gambas al ajillo - to share To share: Grilled Iberian pork secreto with prawns, garlic toast £ 28.00
Bizcocho de zanahoria y canela glaseado con su sorbete Cinnamon and carrot cake, orange sorbet, citrus glaze £ 8.00
Los tradicionales churros al aroma de naranja, chocolate amargo, almendra marcona y bergamota Home-made orange blossom churros, bitter chocolate almonds, bergamot essence £ 8.00

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aqua nueva sample a la carte menu
aqua nueva offers an a la carte menu for both lunch and dinner and is a menu of small plates and Spanish dishes.
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aqua nueva sample dessert menu
Our dessert menu is an exquisite selection of delicious Spanish postres.
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aqua nueva sample sobremesa sundays menu
Our sobremesa sundays menu offers guests any four small plates and unlimited cava for £55.
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aqua nueva Drinks Menu

The ‘Inspired by Spain’ cocktail menu complements the food, with the newly designed bar opening onto the main terrace where a range of ‘Gin Tonica’ cocktails that capture Spain’s Gin & Tonic culture are served.

Updated 01/07/2015

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aqua nueva sample wine list
aqua nueva wine list offers a range of Spanish wines to accompany your meal
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London Restaurant Festival 2017 - 3 courses £30 per person

Type: Dinner, Fixed price Menu, Lunch, Over £30 Special Offer

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Events and other great things going on at aqua nueva

If you would like to host your own event please contact our dedicated events team on 020 7478 0542 or email us on events@aqua-london.com and we will be happy to help.

Updated 13/03/2014

aqua nueva Hire Details

Private Dining
Aqua nueva has two stunning private dining rooms - El Salon and La Casita which can both seat up to 14 guests. La Casita comes with a beautiful prrivate terrace and can also accommodate 50 guests for a standing reception. When La Casita and El Salon are adjoined, they can accommodate 28 guests for a seated event and 80 for a standing reception with a private terrace.
To enquire about aqua nueva private dining, please contact:0207 478 0546.

Updated 01/07/2015

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