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Agua Restaurant & Bar

#682 of 1,832 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Old Town
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61 Grassmarket | Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel, Edinburgh EH1 2JF, Scotland
+44 800 049 8302
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here Sunday night with my husband and even though its in a hotel there was no resturant feel at all to it, the staff were setting up for breakfast whilst we were eating, food limited not much choice and what i wanted they had none even though there was only 1 other table eating, had the fish...no taste..chips not... More 

Thank Kellie Y
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Went to the agua as we were staying at the Apex City of Edinburgh hotel, this is the fourth time we have been here and usually lots of choice, good service etc. Today we were given a set christmas menu with no chance of changing it - even though the people next to us had the full menu. When i... More 

Thank Jacquelyn1967
Edinburgh, uk
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We visited this restaurant for a family meal. The fixed price menu was excellent value and I find it hard to understand why the place isn't busier.

Thank Happywalker_12
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We visited here after we bought a voucher for 2 courses, food was incredible but the restaurant was quite empty. Only 6 other diners in the whole place which was a shame as the food was delicious and great value for money. Hope business picks up for this restaurant.

Thank Lisa K
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Pleasant experience but with no Scottish staff working in the restaurant not the Scottish welcome expected, just adequate low key service - need a bit more enthusiasm. Food good quality and the set meal is good value.

Thank theairtraveller
Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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352 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Having eaten at 2 other Apex restaurants in Edinburgh and had a good experience thought we would try Agua. Booked a table for lunch in restaurant as it was Festival time and thought it would be busy. When we arrived were told restaurant was reserved for a large group so were sat in bar in front of large television screen... More 

1 Thank susan m
Tampere, Finland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Good choices on the menu and a good wine list. Available were bar menu, set menu and a la carte. Delicious!

1 Thank dinah1958
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

We arrived in a group of 15 (pre-booked) for the fixed price menu (£10.95 for two courses). The group were warmly welcomed with a complimentary bread and oil starter appetiser. Table water on the table and drinks ordered quickly and efficiently. I had the pressed pork and black pudding balls to start and the braised beef cheek for main -... More 

Thank Megantraveller
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110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We visited Agua with our friends as part of a groupon deal; £45 per couple for a 3 course a la carte meal and a bottle of wine. We were warmly welcomed, and sat at our table along a bank of ultra modern seating, teetering over the edge of high end, stylish bistro/ cafe furniture, in a dark wood and... More 

1 Thank Showey
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Wine & Dine £45 for 3 courses for two people which includes a bottle of wine. Kids also eat free for hotel guests and their food is as good quality as the adults. The breakfasts are also very good with a cold buffet selection and hot food to order. An excellent evening meal and breakfast and I cannot recommend enough.

Thank ChrisFifeScotland

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$48
European, Scottish, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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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