Croquetas Challenge 2016: we won!

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It was a hot and humid evening on Tuesday 6 September, but that did not deter the 14 restaurants and 60 guests who had all gathered to sample and judge the dozen, uniquely delicious fried morsels. We were incredibly excited to win with Head Chef Yahir Gonzalez’s black seafood with alioli croquetas!

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Sunday Fitness Brunch

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Coinciding with the Summer Street’s Health & Lifestyle week celebrations,  from July 10th to August 7th, aqua nueva will be joining forces with a range of incredible guest trainers for our Fitness Brunch Series.  See below for class details.

Tickets are £39 for a class followed by a choice of four dishes from our signature Sombremesa brunch menu and a glass of cava. You will also be able to enjoy a private view of a luxe sportswear brand including Every Second Counts or Tiny Fish.

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Meet The Team – Nico Peratinos

Nico PeratinosIn the latest of our Meet The Team features, we catch up over a cocktail with Nicholas (Nico) Peratinos, bars manager for aqua London.

Hi Nico! Tell us a little about your role at aqua London, and what it involves?

I am currently the Bars manager at Aqua London, meaning I’m responsible for all the bars, so aqua spirit, aqua nueva and both the Kyoto and nueva terraces. My role involves creating cocktail menus and bespoke cocktails for events, and running the operation from rota planning to financial forecasting.

How did you first get into hospitality? Have you always worked in this industry?

I could say I have been in hospitality since I was a child, because my parents owned a couple of restaurants on the island of Corfu in Greece. I never thought I would make it my career but it happened and I am really glad about it. People often see hospitality as something to fill the time until they find what they really want to do, but I think they’re wrong there because hospitality can open so many doors for you. I really enjoy what I do because there are so many different aspects to the job.

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Win film premiere tickets & a meal for 2 at aqua nueva!

Miguel Larraya directs Todo El Mundo Lo Sabe

We’ve teamed up with London Spanish Film Festival, taking place at Ciné Lumière and Regent Street Cinema from 24-30 September, to bring you a fantastic competition – WIN two tickets to the UK premiere of Miguel Larraya’s Todo El Mundo Lo Sabe and a Sobremesa Sunday menu for two at aqua nueva!

Todo El Mundo Lo Sabe - Everybody Knows It – is ‘a potent, compelling and fresh look at the culture of corruption, intrigue and excess spending’ starring Bárbara Santa-Cruz, Diego Toucedo and Juan Blanco. This is the UK premiere so you and your guest will be first in the country to see it!

Before that though, winners will be able to enjoy Sobremesa Sunday in aqua nueva, our relaxed new Sunday menu offering a choice of any four dishes from a selection alongside free-flowing Cava. What could make a more perfect Spanish Sunday than a delicious indulgent meal followed by a slice of culture?

To enter, just email [email protected] with the subject Todo El Mundo Lo Sabe before midday this Friday, including your full name and a contact telephone number. You’ll need to be available this Sunday 27th September for Sobremesa Sunday at 3.30pm and the film at 6pm. No alternative prizes, dates or times are available.

Buena suerte – good luck!

Great reviews for #newnueva!

'Beautiful braised lamb loin, served perfectly pink'

While of course the best compliment is the number of guests coming through the doors (many of them several times!) since we opened the new aqua nueva, it’s always gratifying to read great reviews – and there’s been a couple of those recently which we’re excited to share!
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Matured Ribeye with Pickled Green PaprikaRed Mullet Fillet with AlioliSoft Poached Egg with Chorizo Pancetta Fried potatoes

Relax and enjoy Sobremesa Sundays at aqua nueva

In Spain, sobremesa is the leisurely time after people have finished eating, time spent in conversation, digesting and relaxing. So we are excited to introduce Sobremesa Sundays at aqua nueva, offering a menu of Spanish small plates from which you can choose any four along with unlimited cava, all for £55 per person.

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Serving up the Spirit of Summer


When the world’s best bartender Charles Joly and our very own super-talented bar manager Luca Missaglia collaborate on creating new cocktails, you’d expect the results to be pretty special – and this week we were excited to unveil them to press and a few lucky guests at special events in the bar at aqua nueva.

Winner of the prestigious World Class Global award, Charles travelled to Hong Kong with Luca to first showcase their Spirit of Summer cocktails at our sister restaurant aqua there, before flying back across the world to launch them here in London. All created using Cîroc Vodka, each cocktail evokes a dream summer destination – perfect for enjoying in aqua nueva’s new destination bar!

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aqua nueva – the big reveal!

After six weeks under wraps, we were delighted to reveal the beautiful new interior of aqua nueva, designed by Robert Angell, last month. Throughout the duration of the project, wall-mounted time-lapse cameras captured the amazing transformation and we’re excited to share the finished film with you!

Six weeks of work are almost magically compressed into just two minutes, during which you’ll see the old interior taken out and the space completely remodelled, creating a beautiful central bar in what was previously the main dining room and new dining room where there used to be a bar.

Watch as the copper ceiling, mosaic floors and stunning marble-topped bar, reminiscent of Spanish traditions, take shape in the #newnueva – and then please come and visit us to see the real thing!