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Agua Restaurant & Bar

#580 of 1,782 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Old Town
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61 Grassmarket | Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, Edinburgh EH1 2JF, Scotland
+44 800 049 8302
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Today
12:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Slow breakfast service. I was made to wait five minutes for a table then my order was forgotten. I was in the restaurant for 35 minutes and had a cup of coffee

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Bangkok, Thailand
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84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Went here on a deal through 5pm. Friendly service on arrival and throughout meal. Food was excellent and lovely wine. Will return!!!

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Thank TravellingSmithy
Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We had monkfish with risotto and pork belly. Both lovely, well presented.For dessert we had the lemon posset and chocolate-coconut icecream, both lovely too!

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ellon
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Opted for the set price pre theatre menu with wine...3 courses which were all lovely - excellent value. Staff ordered us a taxi to take us to the theatre as we are not too familiar with Edinburgh. To be recommened

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Thank westiewalker
Brisbane, Queensland
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

We choose to have all our breakfasts and one dinner at Agua restaurant whilst staying at Apex Grassmarket. The service was very good and the food of high quality.

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Thank PaddyD23
Stirling, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

We visited here on a Saturday night on a 5pm wine and dine offer (£39 for two people having a 3 course meal from a fixed menu and a bottle of house wine). From the minute we entered we were treated like royalty. The staff were lovely and couldn't do enough for us. The restaurant itself was very modern and... More 

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Thank misty_violet
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

Came here for a birthday meal. Fantastic service from Jackie and Juan can't fault them in any way they went the extra mile. The chef personalised the desert with a sparkler and happy birthday written on with icing. The food was amazing compliments to the chef. Only thing that spoiled it for me was a manager (beard) telling a member... More 

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Thank groundhog16
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

We first visited here in October 2015 using a 5pm offer and were very impressed with everything. The food is lovely and beautifully presented and the surroundings are very modern and comfortable. We decided to return today for lunch, hoping that it would be as good as dinner was previously and we were not disappointed! The staff are really friendly... More 

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Thank Julie R
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to the restaurant and the food and service were as excellent this time as they were the first. Many thanks to Vinni for his excellent service. We'll definitely be back.

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Thank Kevin E
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Found this restaurant from a website "after 5pm" great deals to be had from here. Rang ahead to say I'd be late- no trouble. Juan gave excellent service throughout the evening and I've to say he's an assett to the hotel and perhaps is overlooked. Is be biased! Food is great from start to finish no complaints at all not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$48
Cuisine
European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Grassmarket | Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, Edinburgh EH1 2JF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 800 049 8302
  • This restaurant is at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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