When I think of brunch I instantly think pancakes, I’ve never thought Japanese before, well that was until I discovered Aqua Kyoto’s incredible 7-course set menu weekend brunch, which also comes with bottomless bubbles or bottomless Veuve Clicquot Champagne to make it one of the best social brunches in London. Aqua Kyoto is one of my husband’s favourite sushi restaurants in London, so you can imagine he was super jealous that I got to experience this incredible brunch, especially when he saw the extensive menu featuring sushi and sashimi platters, miso soup, edamame, tempura, chicken, beef and vegetable skewers, noodles and Japanese brulee.
First of all, what I love about Aqua Kyoto is the location, it literally overlooks the best shopping street in London, Regent’s Street, which means that it is perfectly placed to make a great respite from shopping and an easy central spot to meet up with friends. Which FYI, is why you need to keep reading as you’ll find a cheeky little promo code below.
Secondly, if you haven’t heard Aqua Kyoto really is a rather cool place to hangout, the rooftop terrace is amazing when the weather is nice, and the food is incredible thanks to Chef Paul Greening, who utilises his scientific background to create unique dishes and flavours. I’m kind of obsessed with the homemade matcha soba noodles served with Japanese mushrooms and vegetables.
Thirdly, you won’t believe how incredible value for money this weekend brunch is. For food only it is only £34 per person, which is great value as you get a lot of food, but where this weekend brunch comes into its own is the bottomless drinks options. For bottomless bubbles or Bellini’s it is £49 per person and for bottomless Veuve Clicquot Champagne it is £65, and when you consider that one bottle is £75 you realise how incredibly good value it really is.
Have you got your attention now? I can’t recommend this incredible Japanese weekend brunch enough. For me, I might not be the biggest sushi fan, I’m getting better thanks to my husband’s insistence that it is his favourite, and I have to be honest the omakase platters of sushi and sashimi really are showstoppers to this menu, beautifully presented and I really enjoyed it, especially the yellow skin wrapped sushi, the gelatine skin made in-house tastes of mango and added something a little different to the rolls. I also loved that some of the maki rolls also had beetroot in them, I’ve never seen that before and love it. There was also lots of variety including salmon and tuna sashimi, with most people around the table loving the salmon and avocado.
My favourite courses had to be the edamame beans, I’m seriously obsessed with these and I loved the sea salt and chilli and garlic varieties, I also enjoyed the refreshing Miso soup with tofu and wakame, this was my first time trying and I loved that the broth really kick starts the brunch. Then there were the noodles, which I couldn’t believe they only do for the brunch, I would eat them on their own they were so good, and I really can never say no to vegetable tempura and this was so crisp and beautiful.
I also loved the addition of the yakitori skewers, the sweet and sticky robata chicken with spring onion was out of this world, part of me just wished that they had come earlier in the menu as I was already pretty full by this point. For a £10 supplement, you can order Wagyu beef skewers instead, however, I don’t think it was needed as the chicken was delicious.
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