One of my favourite places to meet for drinks in summer is the Aqua rooftop bars by Oxford Circus. I went for dinner at Aqua Kyoto last summer, then visited the modern Spanish sister restaurant Aqua Nuevo last month for the first time and we weren't disappointed.
We went for the New Year Solutions menu, available 5 January - 28 March, offering dishes like soft poached egg served with beef consommé and pancetta, excellent red prawns croquettes, glazed 24 hour glazed marinated oxtail, salmon and crab mousse with mussels, black cuttlefish rice served with aioli, Catalonia-style roasted vegetables with romesco and hazelnuts, roasted pumpkin and salsify on toast with lime and crispy pumpkin seeds.
For dessert, spiced apple millefeuille with pear sorbet and lemon frothy, all washed down with a great bottle of white Rueda served by our wicked, friendly waiter from Barcelo, Ferran. Highly recommended when you're looking for a nice place in town, are a fan of Spanish cuisine or want to try out a different kind of menu. I'll be back soon.
Aqua, 5th Floor, 240 Regent Street, W1B 3BR