Foraging with Exec chef Paul Greening

LR-aqua kyoto sumiyaki ostrich fillet, lacto wild garlic leaves, wild herb misoOur Executive chef at aqua kyoto, Paul Greening, has been working with the foraging company Forager, for years. He has built up a relationship with Myles and Ross, and worked with them in developing, experimenting, exploring and re-defining the produce they find.

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Easter Weekend at aqua london

easterical cocktail

The long break over the Easter weekend is always a great opportunity to take it easy, catch up with friends and family and eat mountains of chocolate without feeling (too) guilty. But you’ll be wanting to get out of the house at some point, so you’ll be pleased to know that we’re open all weekend with a variety of treats to tempt you.

From Friday 18th March until Easter Monday 28th inclusive, we’re serving our exclusive Easterical Easter cocktail in the bar. A delicious blend of dark rum, banana liqueur, white and dark chocolate liqueur and almond milk, it’s all the best bits of a box of chocs in a glass…with a kick!

On Good Friday and Easter Saturday, aqua Kyoto, aqua nueva and aqua spirit are all open as usual (except for a slightly earlier 10.30pm close on Good Friday) serving their regular menus. Then on Easter Sunday and Monday, we’re open from midday through until 10.30pm. Read more +

Valentine’s at aqua london

Paul Winch-Furness / Photographer

aqua london is dedicating an entire weekend to our tribute to love with tantalising tastes across both aqua nueva and aqua Kyoto.

Head Chef Alberto Hernandez’s labour of love is a four-course feast of Spanish delicacies with dishes including Seared scallops with black ink rice parcels and ‘San Sebastian’ style crab, Matured rib eye Galician beef with confit piquillos and potato gratin and a delicate Valentines cake made from Champagne mousse with edible gold almonds and raspberries.  Available in aqua nueva on both Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th of February, you can enjoy a romantic four-course meal with complementary glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne for £80 per person. Read more +

Pick the perfect present – an aqua gift voucher!


Sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect gift, especially for the man or woman who has everything. We think we might just have the answer though – a gift voucher for aqua nueva or aqua kyoto!

Treat the gourmet in your life to a voucher – available in multiples of £50 to spend in either restaurant. Vouchers can be used in full or part payment of any final bill; £150 for aqua kyoto would comfortably cover our famous Infinity Brunch for two people, or if Spanish food’s their thing, how about £100 so they can enjoy Sobremesa Sunday in aqua nueva?

Celebrating something special? Then why not delight them with a gift voucher for a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne? This popular option is a great gift solution; who doesn’t love hearing the pop of a Champagne cork and sipping on an ice-cold flute of fizz, in the gorgeous surroundings of one of our bars?

All gift vouchers come beautifully packaged in a chic gift wallet which can be sent to the buyer or directly to the lucky recipient – or, for those last-minute gifts, you can choose to print the voucher yourself. It takes a few seconds but the memory will last much, much longer!

Click here to purchase an aqua kyoto gift voucher

Click here to purchase an aqua nueva gift voucher

Don’t drop when you shop – rest up at aqua!


Being located at the junction of two of London’s – indeed the world’s! – most famous shopping streets, Oxford Street and Regent Street,  you won’t find a more perfect place than aqua london to fuel up for, take a break during or recover after an epic shopping spree.

Within just a few minutes walk of our front door you’ll find yourself in a shopper’s paradise with unbeatable retail experiences the likes of which just can’t be found elsewhere. Historic department store Liberty of London is so close that its ornate golden galleon weather vane can be seen from the aqua nueva terrace; why not enjoy a cocktail there after visiting the stores five floors of exquisite designer clothing, fabrics and homewares?

Behind Liberty, world-famous Carnaby Street is now the central thoroughfare of the thriving Carnaby Quarter, home to myriad small independent boutiques such as Bolongaro Trevor as well as larger stores from edgy international brands like Cheap Monday and for sneaker-heads, trainer stores stocking the most sought-after styles. Read more +

Celebrate World Sake Day at aqua kyoto


Sake, the elegant fermented rice wine, is a complex and delicious drink whose many varieties are as prized in Japan as Champagne is in France, but less appreciated outside of its native country.

World Sake Day, which occurs annually on 1st October, celebrates sake in all its forms as well as marking the traditional start of the sake production season. To celebrate World Sake Day, all guests joining us for dinner in aqua kyoto on Thursday 1st October will receive a complimentary sake aperitif. Our sommelier Carlo will also be on hand to help guests who would like to explore our comprehensive sake list in choosing one to complement their meal.

Matching sake to wine is a fascinating process; some sakes – the more typical varieties – have an aroma not unlike white wine but a smoother, some say almost nutty flavour. Darker varieties meanwhile have a more complex palate, while umeshu – plum – varieties are sweeter.

Kampai! (Cheers!)

To book a table in aqua kyoto for World Sake Day, 1st October, please visit the About Us page.

Japanese rhubarb crème, sesame cake, Japanese rose vanilla ice-cream, rhubarb oilsoya baby beetroot salad, miso egg wafers, roast pine nutswagyu beef, red wine teriyaki, onion miso, rice nest, herbs

aqua kyoto introduces ‘Food As Art’ menu

The exquisite, precise and colourful presentation of aqua kyoto head chef Paul Greening‘s Japanese cuisine often attracts comparisons with art, but for this new menu Paul has taken the association further, drawing inspiration from three contemporary Japanese artists.

In his ‘Food as Art’ menu Paul references the signature polka dots of Yayoi Kusama, bold, colourful abstracts of Tsuruko Yamazaki and the floral motifs of Ryoko Aoki. Available from 1st September – 30th November, the menu also coincides with FRIEZE Art Fair in October, where all three artists will be exhibited.

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aqua kyoto at Taste of London 2015

For five days last month, London’s famous Regent’s Park played host once again to Taste of London, the capital’s biggest and best restaurant festival – and we were delighted to take part for the first time, with aqua kyoto.
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