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WIN Dinner at Aqua Kyoto London

Aqua has long been one of my favourite restaurant groups, I’ve had several birthdays at Aqua Kyoto London, afternoon tea at sister restaurant Aqua Shard and several fantastic meals at Chinese counterpart, Hutong. In fact, I’m such a big fan that I’ve even eaten in their Hong Kong restaurant AND been on the boat, Aqua Luna. Which is why I couldn’t be more excited to be collaborating with them to thank my lovely readers with a competition to win dinner at Aqua Kyoto London. Make sure to scroll to the end of this post for details on how to win.

Located in the hub of London’s West End on Argyll Street, Aqua Kyoto is the perfect place for a top night out. Guests enter via the iconic bar, Aqua Spirit and choose one of the signature cocktails to enjoy on one of London’s best roof terraces.

With clear views of London’s landmarks and a terrace that wraps around the restaurant, there are very few other places in London quite like it!

The interior of Aqua Kyoto is just super sexy; black and red with a central sushi counter where you can watch the chefs at work under an artful red lantern.
For this competition I’ll be giving away an Experience menu for two, featuring a selection of Chef Paul Greening’s finest dishes. I was lucky enough to meet Chef Paul when I tried Aqua Kyoto’s famous infinity brunch – a former micro biologist, he injects science into his food to create unique and innovative cuisine.
The Experience menu kicks off with a glass of sake that can be served hot or cold before a little bit of the theatre at the table. The spinach salad with toasted sesame and goma dressing is prepared table side and combined to create this famous dish.

The chef selects the finest fish of the day to go into the sashimi selection, which is presented beautifully on our table. On the night we came in we tried salmon, tuna, yellowtail, sea bass, sea bream and scallop served with fresh wasabi from Japan.

I’m a huge fan of the handmade soba noodles at Aqua Kyoto and this big bowl between two is almost like a warm hug. Containing fresh crab and mentaiko with bonito flakes on top, it’s just full of flavour and so perfectly prepared.

Mr S’s absolute favourite course is the lamb cutlets, cooked beautifully with a good hit of chilli and served with tomato miso. I’m a good wife and let him have three of the four.  
The sushi course showcases spring vegetables with asparagus rolls wrapped in skins, uniquely prepared with mango or beetroot. 
The dessert on the Experience menu is a chocoholic’s dream! A delice served with sesame praline, kaki fruit sorbet and ginger wafters is the perfect finish to an incredible meal at Aqua Kyoto.
And if that wasn’t enough, coffee and petit fours are the final touch.

To win the Experience Menu for two just fill your details into the Rafflecopter mechanism below; competition closes 21st August.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms and Conditions.

  1. The prize is an Experience Menu for two.
  2. Winner and guest must be over 18.
  3. Booking is subject to availability.
  4. Prize must be claimed by December 2018.

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Aqua Kyoto

  • I love Aqua Kyoto – my fingers are very much crossed!! Those soba noodles are amazing and that chocolate dessert has my name all over it!

  • Now this is a prize! Every course looks perfect, and that pudding is a divine treat!

  • Jane Willis

    Oh this looks like a wonderful experience. Bestie and I have been promising ourselves a get-together in London for absolutely ages and this would be a brilliant way to enjoy ourselves.

  • Beth

    This looks AMAZING. Have been dying to dine in the shard!

  • vivek

    Awsome….! goes foodie…!

  • Kat Balyuzi

    I’ve been to the bar here but never eaten, just watched on with jealousy!

  • Mia D Clarke

    would love to win as I LOVE food especially if someone else has lovingly made it

  • Jacqui S

    I’m trying hard to follow in Angie’s footsteps. Only managed Belmond Pullman so far though!


  • Anita

    hi, newish reader to your blog -I found you because we are going to Japan in October so I was googling for Japan tips and came across your posts from your Japan trip- I’ve read them all and taken notes of where I want to go/eat! Great posts.
    This meal would be the perfect Japan preparation experience -I’ve got my fingers crossed!!

    • I’m so glad that you found me!! Let me know if you need further tips!

  • Hand on heart, this is a rather scrumptious competition!

  • Nat Newham

    I would like to win as I have yet to enjoy such a high-end dining experience 🙂

  • Peonies and lilies

    The food looks amazing, fingers crossed!

  • Gary J Berry

    The meal looks so good and whoever wins is very lucky!!

  • I’ve never actually been to a restaurant where you can see the chefs cook… they sound super fancy though and I would love to go to one!
    Aleeha xXx

  • Rachael Simmons

    I’d love to take my mum out when she’s better as eating out is her favourite pastime. The poshest Japanese meal we’ve ever had is Wagamama!

  • Believe it or not, this is somewhere I haven’t been!

  • Rita Udeshi Mistry

    This sounds like a fantastic experience, just your pictures alone make me want to go to Aqua Kyoto.

  • Gill Barwood

    I would love to win this and treat my lovely brother who lives in London to a meal. We hardly get to see each other on our own these days so we could catch up on each others news, enjoy some fantastic food, and hopefully I could stay the night at his after!

  • Rosalind Sargent

    its mine and my husbands 30th wedding Anniversary in October and he is always taking me to lovely places so for a change I would love to take him out he is very special and deserves a very special treat

  • lyn

    Perfect treat & excuse to try this lovely looking menu

  • I love that place!

  • Brenda

    My other half and I are having a weekend in London in September and this would be such a lovely treat for us! We are both foodies and enjoying eating at new places and trying new foods – this would definitely be up our street!

  • Debbie Callender-O’Neill

    Husband and I like very much like to try different cuisines and restaurants in and around London. We’re foodie obsessed!

  • Vanessa Cox

    Dinner for two seems something of the past since my daughter was born … she is 14 now but it is still hard to find some time alone with my husband! Perhaps if I’m lucky enough we will have the opportunity to escape for a little while 🙂

  • Rob Cherry

    I’d love this, since surgery last year I need a mainly protein & veggie diet, so `sushi wins !

  • Jo Carroll

    It looks like perhaps the most genuine representation of quality Hong Kong cuisine in the UK at the moment and finances dictating I wont be able to fly all the way over to HK any time soon …it would make a real treat to experience a little Chinese culture on my doorstep instead. x

  • Liam Bishop

    Wow I would love to eat here, looks fab! What an experience.

  • ray

    Never pass up a free meal

  • Sandra Bald

    I would love to treat my Mum to a meal here for her birthday

  • Rachael Watkins

    Amazing date night for me and my hubby – we dont get out much and this would be a real treat!

  • I’ve never been to Aqua Kyoto and I’d definitely have to take the man there – we both love Japanese 😀

  • MissBritts

    It’s a place I have always wanted to try. Food looks heavenly!

  • What a fantastic giveaway and that chocolate dessert looks heavenly!

  • Claire Glace

    After many years we recently married, we didnt have a honeymoon so this special date would be really lovely !

  • VW

    Food – looks – INCREDIBLE. 😛

  • Kirsten

    This would be so lovely 🙂

  • Shelley White

    Would love to treat my special daughter in law.

  • Katien

    I’d love to win this as the perfect August perk after a turbulent summer! What better way to celebrate than at the beautiful aqua Kyoto ❤

  • Julie Booth

    This looks fabulous. I have never had Japanese food, so would love to try this.

  • Kelly E Hirst

    I’d like one to win as it’d make a fabulous treat for my husband

  • Sonia Figone

    thanks for the opportunity Angie, fingers crossed :)))

  • melanie crumpton

    Looks so divine, I hope I can go and dine!

  • tabbaz

    Back in 2000 we went to Japan and I fell in love with the cuisine. I have never been to Aqua Kyoto but would so love to

  • Jan Beal

    The food looks amazing and the location unforgettable!

  • Hugh Jones

    My wife and I love new eating experiences. I adore Japanese food. and would love to give my wife a chance to see what is all about!

  • david Wright

    My Daughter would love this have never taken her to proper Japanese its her 15th soon

  • Sandra Labelle

    My son and family live in Crawley, West Sussex and it would be a Grand Slam if this Canadian won so I could combine my win at the Silver Spoon in London as I do love the Japanese cuisine and a nice visit with my oldest son and his family. I am sure the five of them will come along on my visit to the fabulous Silver Spoon. Good luck to all the participants.

  • fraugretel

    I love Japanese food and am very interested in the idea of food mixed with science!! What a treat !

  • How amazing does that food look! :O

  • Laura Nice

    Other than the food looks amazing! I would love to surprise my hubby with a night out, would be wonderful! xx

  • Katherine L

    I’ve walked by so many times and have wondered what it’s like to go up the left to Aqua Kyoto! I’ve also heard wonderful things about everything from the food, to the great views over Regents Street, I’d love to check it out.

  • Melanie Edjourian

    The food there looks amazing and it’s all beautifully presented!

  • Emma Oxley

    Id love to win – I’ve been to Aqua for teh roof terrace but never been lucky enough to have dinner there! Fingers Crossed!!

  • Donna Large

    the food looks lovely

  • Chantelle Wilkinson

    Been meaning to try this out from your recommendations. Would love to win this, what a great competition! Thank you Angie.

  • Anthea Holloway

    This looks a delightful place and such good food – I would love to go there.

  • Jessica Steele

    Would love to win as I love trying new food places, especially ones where the food looks this good!

  • Alice O’Neill

    This looks like a fabulous restaurant…so would love to try it

  • Mac

    amazing views and tasty food are two main reason I want to win.
    also, I want to break the pattern of takeaways and eat in restaurant once in a while:)

  • Rochelle Lear

    The food looks fabulous I’d love to try it!

  • Jo Godfray

    Food looks truly scrumptious. I would love to surprise my Husband and go out on a much needed date night – school holidays have taken their toll!!!

  • Annette Benjamin

    I’d love to win to treat my wonderful boyfriend.

  • Justine Edwards

    This tasting menu looks delightful and would love to experience a Paul Greening’s Tasting Menu at Aqua Kyoto http://aquakyoto.co.uk/mod/menu/428

  • Purmala Shrestha

    The restaurant and food looks great, I would love to treat myself and my friend. 🙂

  • Claire Nelson

    I’ve not been before but I work in London and would love the opportunity to try the amazing looking food.

  • Lisa Robinson

    I’d love the opportunity to try Aqua Kyoto – I’ve never been, the food looks incredible. I’d love to take my other half for a treat!

  • Ashobi Rimel Finni

    This would be a fab prize to take advantage of when next in London !

  • Jen Shearer

    The meal just looks a huge adventure on a plate. I would love to try Aqua Kyoto, massive treat.

  • Chris Fletcher

    I’d love to treat my partner to a delicious meal! Some of this food looks unbelievably good!

  • Oksana Fitzgerald

    I’m celebrating my birthday next month and it would be a lovely treat to share with my husband

  • Lynne OConnor

    I tend to stick to tried and tested foods. This menu would be the perfect chance to try something new

  • Kittenpal1

    This looks fantastic. London is very expensive to live in, with not much money left for treats, so the chance to dine out in style in London would be so great plus I know I would thoroughly enjoy it! Thanks for the chance, its appreciated.

  • Kim Wallace

    Love a meal out

  • karenbrady

    I would love to win this for my daughter and her husband

  • Matthew Warman

    Ive never tried Japanese food!

  • MrRichTea

    I’ve never been, judging by the amazing pictures, i’d very much like too!

  • Chris Fliss

    This would be such a lovely well needed treat 🙂

  • Cerys

    Would love to win for my 5 yr anniversary with my partner 🙂

  • Josh Gough

    amazing views and tasty food are two main reasons I want to win!
    also, I want to break the pattern of takeaways and eat in restaurant once in a while:)

  • Rebecca Moon

    it would be a perfect way to celebrate my birthday

  • Kathryn Casbolt

    This cuisine is new to me. It looks fabulous, I would so love to try…….

  • Lyn Wilson

    The cuisine is so oooo delicious!!!!!

  • tamara foster

    As it would be lovely to go and have a nice relaxing meal with my partner without the kids for a change

  • Laura Vitty

    Would love to win as have never been before and I love this kind of food 😀

  • Tracy G

    I’ve never been to a japanese restaurant so this would be great!

  • sunshine

    Would be lovely to surprise my partner x

  • Rose

    We’ve been working really hard lately and barely have time to go out. This would be an amazing treat with a well deserved day out for my Hubby and me. And not to mention that we both love asian food. Fingers crossed.

  • Natalie Gillham

    I can rarely afford to go out for dinner so this would be a real treat!

  • Ben Robb

    Fabulous giveaway – love to win this as a surprise for my mum!

  • Mellissa Williams

    I’d love to win as the food looks amazing – I mean those lamb cutlets look stunningly good