Tables window-side provide ringside seats for some of the most spectacular views across Victoria Harbour at Aqua's smart new address and pave the way for food that hits all the quintessential Italian notes with some smart Japanese dishes, too. Decor by London designer Robert Angell Aqua Restaurant Group founder David Yeo is inspired by "reflections off water" while a mirrored catwalk – connecting bar, lounge and dining room – allows you to make an entrance.
If your appetite’s light, why not start with beetroot carpaccio with goat cheese and celeriac purée, king crab salad or beef tartare, followed by seafood linguine with lobster bisque and tuna bottarga. Other lunchtime favourites include a mix of yellowtail, scallop, tuna and salmon in Chef's selection of sashimi and sushi or cuttlefish ink risotto with Italian red prawns. However, if you skipped lunch or for larger appetites, the likes of pan-fried sea bass, smoked whole lobster or stone-grilled wagyu sirloin & crispy garlic chips will surely fit the bill perfectly. Fans dub the food "insanely good".
Italian-leaning wine list hits all the right notes if you want impressive: vintage Champagne from the top houses to Super Tuscans and Bordeaux icons. Not for the impecunious, mind, although there are cheaper entry points like Junmai sake for the adventurous or a glass of rustic, cherry-inflected Sangiovese.