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||Contact:|
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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