Marine Menu marks Japan’s newest national day

Salmon sukiyaki somen noodles

Marine Day, also known as Ocean Day, is Japan’s newest national holiday, celebrated since 1996 and falling this year on July 20th. Marine Day is an opportunity to consider the importance of the ocean and its bounty to Japan as an island nation.

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Father’s Day Infinity Brunch – still time to book!

Father's Day cocktail

To celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday 21st June, aqua kyoto head chef Paul Greening has created a special Infinity Brunch menu designed for dads.
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Marios Schwab creates London’s best-dressed terrace

Just in time for what we’re hoping will be a long, hot summer, we’re excited to announce that the aqua kyoto terrace has been stunningly redesigned by acclaimed fashion designer Marios Schwab.

One of the capital’s most technically skilled talents, famous for his understanding of the female form, the Marios Schwab for aqua kyoto terrace is a sophisticated fusion of soft furnishings featuring prints from Marios’s spring/summer 2015 collection, captivating lighting displays and thoughtfully-chosen plants.
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aqua kyoto’s Paul Greening at Grand Designs Live

On Sunday 3rd May, aqua kyoto’s head chef Paul Greening and his sous chef Ken Miyake took to the stage at popular annual lifestyle event Grand Designs, to demonstrate live how they make one of our most popular dishes – Suckling pork belly with unagi, wakame and Japanese root vegetables.

Twice during the day, Paul and Ken delighted large audiences of eager visitors with their skills, demonstrating the discipline that goes into preparing Japanese food – from using only the very finest produce, as explained by Paul in this video, to the cooking and presentation of the final dish.

Paul explained that a kitchen run, as his is, in the Japanese tradition is calm and contemplative, as opposed to the frenetic pace of a European kitchen. He certainly proved his point with his methodical and elegant preparation of the final dish, albeit all the while entertaining the audience with his passion and humour!

To try Paul’s Suckling pork belly dish, and his many other innovative Japanese creations, for yourself, please visit the About Us page to to book a table.

Bouquets for our Floral Menu!

Spicy yukari egg rice

Since it launched a couple of weeks ago, the response from guests and critics alike to the Floral Menu in aqua kyoto has been fantastic – and it’s garnered a veritable bouquet of great reviews!

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Unveiling the new aqua nueva

Artist's impression of the new aqua nueva

After many months of planning and struggling to keep the exciting news under wraps, we’re absolutely delighted to let you know that we’re having an extensive refurbishment of aqua nueva this year. The restaurant will close this Sunday, 13th April, and will re-open in early June.
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Spring lamb cutlets pickled Japanese roseSpicy yukari egg riceAqua Kyoto Head Chef Paul Greening 
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Fascinating fermentation

We’ve long been fascinated by aqua kyoto head chef Paul Greening‘s use of fermentation to create unique and exciting flavours in his Japanese cuisine, but now it seems that others are catching on too. Paul’s just been featured in a fantastic piece in The Telegraph as being at the forefront of what’s ‘fast becoming a staple of London’s food scene’!
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aqua kyoto joins Taste Of London 2015 line-up

We are delighted to announce that for the first time, aqua kyoto will be part of the hugely popular Taste of London festival which returns to Regent’s Park this year from June 17th-21st.
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Congratulations to our ‘Winstagram’ winners!

We knew that our guests had an eye for a great Instagram image, but we had no idea just how hard it would be to pick the winners of a recent competition we ran, announced in our newsletter.
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Win cocktails, lunch and Champagne with Instagram!


We love seeing all the images guests share of their experience here on Instagram and until next Wednesday, 18th March, we’re running a photo competition with some great prizes!
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