We already love Aqua for its summer rooftop bar, but now there’s another reason to go. This year the Asian restaurant group have turned part of the venue’s Spanish restaurant into London’s largest bar dedicated to Cava. The long, light and airy bar serves 15 choices by the glass and bottle. Order a flight of three, with a rose Cava, and splurge on the tapas tasting menu.
Unlike its Italian aperitvo cousin, prosecco, Cava loves to be drunk with tapas and there’s no shortage of that to choose from (the seafood filled, squid-ink paella was delicious). Just don’t rock up here expecting a charming little Spanish tapas joint with dried chillies hanging from the ceiling. Aqua Nueva is as shiny and contemporary as they come, something that’s also reflected in the bill.
The outside rooftop bar is still a winner, but when it’s full, or for the other 364 days of the year when the sun isn’t shining, you’ll find us at the Cava bar.