Croquetas Challenge 2016: we won!


It was a hot and humid evening on Tuesday 6 September, but that did not deter the 14 restaurants and 60 guests who had all gathered to sample and judge the dozen, uniquely delicious fried morsels. We were incredibly excited to win with Head Chef Yahir Gonzalez’s black seafood with alioli croquetas!

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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 +

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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Great reviews for #newnueva!

'Beautiful braised lamb loin, served perfectly pink'

While of course the best compliment is the number of guests coming through the doors (many of them several times!) since we opened the new aqua nueva, it’s always gratifying to read great reviews – and there’s been a couple of those recently which we’re excited to share!
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Matured Ribeye with Pickled Green PaprikaRed Mullet Fillet with AlioliSoft Poached Egg with Chorizo Pancetta Fried potatoes

Relax and enjoy Sobremesa Sundays at aqua nueva

In Spain, sobremesa is the leisurely time after people have finished eating, time spent in conversation, digesting and relaxing. So we are excited to introduce Sobremesa Sundays at aqua nueva, offering a menu of Spanish small plates from which you can choose any four along with unlimited cava, all for £55 per person.

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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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