Aqua Nueva

Restaurants , Spanish Soho
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Aqua Nueva

A swanky tapas joint high up on Argyll Street. It's sister to Kyoto and Spirit next door, as well as the restaurant and bar over at The Shard (the group is behind Hutong, too). To gain access you'll have to get past a doorman with an eye on sartorial elegance, so dress nice.

The menu ranges from recognisable tapas options such as patatas bravas, croquetas de jamon Iberico and pana con tamate to grilled cuttlefish with brandada and razor clams, Galician style octopus with empanada, and rib-eye steak served with pickled green paprika and chimichurri. Keep an eye out for special occasion menus, too. 

Cocktails prove popular. Classic mixes such as vesper martinis, mai tais and Singapore slings sit alongside Basilicums (Tanqueray shaken with Cointreau, fresh basil, vanilla cordial and pineapple juice), Spanish Gardens (Ciroc vodka with white wine, green tea syrup, vanilla sugar, basil and grapes) and Patata Juleps (Zacapa mixed with apple cider, elderflower cordial and cinnamon syrup).  



Venue name: Aqua Nueva
Address: 5th floor
entrance on Argyll Street
Cross street: 240 Regent Street
Opening hours: Lunch served noon-2.30pm Mon-Sat. Dinner served 6-10.30pm Mon-Wed; 6-11pm Thur-Sat
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus tube
Price: Main courses £12-£29. Tapas £4-£22
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