Sunday Fitness Brunch

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Coinciding with the Summer Street’s Health & Lifestyle week celebrations,  from July 10th to August 7th, aqua nueva will be joining forces with a range of incredible guest trainers for our Fitness Brunch Series.  See below for class details.

Tickets are £39 for a class followed by a choice of four dishes from our signature Sombremesa brunch menu and a glass of cava. You will also be able to enjoy a private view of a luxe sportswear brand including Every Second Counts or Tiny Fish.

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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

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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 +

Celebrate World Sake Day at aqua kyoto

Sakes

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.

Win film premiere tickets & a meal for 2 at aqua nueva!

Miguel Larraya directs Todo El Mundo Lo Sabe

We’ve teamed up with London Spanish Film Festival, taking place at Ciné Lumière and Regent Street Cinema from 24-30 September, to bring you a fantastic competition – WIN two tickets to the UK premiere of Miguel Larraya’s Todo El Mundo Lo Sabe and a Sobremesa Sunday menu for two at aqua nueva!

Todo El Mundo Lo Sabe - Everybody Knows It – is ‘a potent, compelling and fresh look at the culture of corruption, intrigue and excess spending’ starring Bárbara Santa-Cruz, Diego Toucedo and Juan Blanco. This is the UK premiere so you and your guest will be first in the country to see it!

Before that though, winners will be able to enjoy Sobremesa Sunday in aqua nueva, our relaxed new Sunday menu offering a choice of any four dishes from a selection alongside free-flowing Cava. What could make a more perfect Spanish Sunday than a delicious indulgent meal followed by a slice of culture?

To enter, just email [email protected] with the subject Todo El Mundo Lo Sabe before midday this Friday, including your full name and a contact telephone number. You’ll need to be available this Sunday 27th September for Sobremesa Sunday at 3.30pm and the film at 6pm. No alternative prizes, dates or times are available.

Buena suerte – good luck!

aqua nueva joins London Cocktail Week line-up

Butter & Mint Drop for London Cocktail Week

London Cocktail Week, the annual celebration of the capital’s exciting, innovative and thriving cocktail scene, is back this year from 5th-11th October, and once again we’re pleased to be taking part.

To showcase the stunning new destination bar in aqua nueva, bars manager Luca Missaglia has created a cocktail which will be available there exclusively to wearers of London Cocktail Week wristbands throughout the week.
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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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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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Bar Supervisor Simone Rossi named ‘The Mixing Star UK 2015′

Simone Rossi, Disarono's The Mixing Star UK 2015

For this guest post, Lorenzo Stabile, bar team member in aqua spirit, interviews his colleague Simone Rossi about his recent success in a prestigious international competition.

If you ever wondered how to be inspired to combine flavours for a new cocktail, here is the answer: behind a great cocktail there is always a story that starts its creation. That was the the first step of a journey that allowed Simone Rossi, bar supervisor at aqua spirit, to see his cocktail among the winners of The Mixing Star 2015, a global competition promoted by Italian liqueur company Disaronno.

Moving to London from a little city in Italy, Simone entered the hospitality industry with only a basic knowledge of cocktails but a great passion to develop his skills. A few weeks ago, his passion and determination were rewarded when he was named The Mixing Star UK 2015, one of thirteen worldwide national champions.
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