There’s a new bottomless brunch in London that you need to try and lucky for us it’s just by Oxford Circus.
The Ukiyo brunch menu at Aqua Kyoto invites pleasure seekers to pick between ‘indulgence’ or ‘purity’ as you feast on its 6 course weekend brunch menu that has been inspired by the Japanese ukiyo, a cultural movement also known as ‘Floating World’, which was made popular in Japan during the 17th to 19th centuries. This newfound hedonistic lifestyle was enjoyed by a growing middle class through indulgent entertainment and leisure activities, and was often portrayed in various ‘ukiyo-e’ paintings.
Now it’s your turn to ukiyo at Aqua Kyoto, whether you choose the dishes from the indulgence menu or not, you’ll be indulging either way as Head Chef Paul Greening delivers exquisite food and flavours that you think would set you back a few pounds.
To kick off your Japanese brunch experience is a trio of starters EACH – salted edamame, miso soup and sushi platter which you can upgrade to sashimi for £10.
Other highlights from the brunch menu have to be the Rock shrimp tempura with chilli garlic sauce and seaweed and Aubergine kara-age (deep fried) which is served with a refreshing coriander
flavoured miso, smashed ohba leaf and topped with a salty furikake seasoning from the Indulgence menu.
From the Purity menu, highlights includes the crunchy tuna “taco” is a healthier version of the street food favourite and the Seaweed salad.
The experience ends with a special dessert of homemade Taiyaki – a waffle-pancake hybrid filled with a selection of sweet custard fillings including chocolate almond or green tea, topped with miso ice cream.
This incredible brunch experience starts from £36 if you’d like just food, add bottomless bubbles or bellinis for £13 (£49) or if you’re feeling like the Ab-Fab ladies then for £65 its bottomless Veuve Cliquot champagne (for two hours).