- Capacity: Guests: 800
- Spaces: Aqua Kyoto, Aqua Nueva, Aqua Spirit, Private Dining Area
- Facilities: Adjoining Terrace, Al-Fresco Bar, Lift Access, Private Dining Room, Sushi Counter, Tapas Bar, Two Restaurants
- Food and Beverage: Japanese Cuisine, Northern Spain Food, Traditional Cuisine
- Events: Birthdays, Corporate Events, Engagement Parties, Launches, Networking, Parties, Private Dining, Small Groups
- Decor: Contemporary, Oriental, Spanish
- Availability: Available All Year
- Recognition: A Member Of Prestigious Venues, Aqua Spirit Awarded Bar Of The Year 2010 In The London Lifestyle Awards
Aqua London is comprised of three integrated parts, Japanese restaurant Aqua Kyoto, Spanish restaurant Aqua Nueva and terrace bar Aqua spirit. Set atop the iconic Dickens and Jones building in central London, Aqua Spirit overlooks the prestigious Regent Street and offers stunning views across London to the south.
Diners have the choice of contemporary Japanese cuisine overseen by Head Chef, Paul Greening or modern Spanish cuisine designed by Alberto Hernandez who trained at El Bulli in Catalonia. As well as offering 2 semi private dining areas, all three venues lend themselves perfectly to large scale entertaining.
Aqua London is a holy trinity comprised of a Japanese restaurant, a Spanish restaurant and terrace bar Aqua Spirit. Set in a dramatic space on the top floor of the former Dickins & Jones department store in the heart of London's West End, Aqua provides a chic and glamorous location. Aqua Kyoto's Head Chef, Paul Greening, created the menu under the guidance of Aqua restaurant group's Japanese Executive Chef, Tatsuya Iwahashi.
It boasts the very latest in contemporary Japanese cuisine, offering sushi and sashimi complemented by a spectacular sumibiyaki (charcoal) grill, together with an innovative selection of dishes from the restaurant kitchen. There are two private dining areas which seat from ten to 60 diners and are perfect for private events.
Sashay down the striking glass catwalk and you will be transported from the cool of Aqua Kyoto to the passion of Aqua Nueva. Aqua Nueva features intricate black and white mosaic floors run throughout and a striking copper-coloured vaulted ceiling. Head Chef Alberto Hernandez offers a menu of small plates and Spanish dishes that honour his country’s culinary heritage and innovation. 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. Capturing the essence of contemporary Spanish dining, the newly evolved aqua nueva answers the capital’s demand for high quality regional fare, in a sleek and elegant setting.
At night, the venue takes on an even more dramatic vibe as the decorative features, such as the hand-carved wooden pieces, are showcased by artfully placed lighting. Aqua Spirit offers more than 3,000 sq ft at the front and rear of the building ideal for pre or post dinner drinks whilst taking in unrivaled views across London's inner city rooftops.
Aqua London opened its doors in 2009 and it was the first project outside China for Aqua restaurant group. Group owner David Yeo, is a former lawyer turned successful restaurateur and the company now owns fourteen cutting edge venues including flagship restaurant Hutong in Hong Kong.
Aqua London occupies 17,000 square feet of attic over former Regent Street department store Dickins & Jones and its construction required a whole new floor to be built. The decor and cutting edge interiors were designed by Glamorous Co of Osaka in partnership with Aqua restaurant group founder, David Yeo.