We already had visited Aqua at the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur when this outlet was operating under the name Cascade.
When booking the hotel – please see also our review -, we thought the new venue at the pool wouldn’t have open during our stay. We were positive surprised when Aqua opened around two weeks before our stay. We reserved a table for dinner.
Aqua is an improvement and is much more in line what guests would expect in regards to dining and design today in a Mandarin Oriental hotel.
It is casual, but elegant and the staff very attentive and friendly.
When we showed our reservation we were brought to our table with great views over the pool, the KLCC Park and the city.
We ordered a bottle of still Armani water, two glasses of Patron XO Cafe, homemade Conchiglie Bolognese, Pizza Chorizo, Valrhona chocolate ice cream sundae and warm Valrhona chocolate lava cake.
The food was delicious and the portion size was generous.
During our meal a very strong thunder storm was raging. Even though we were sitting under umbrellas and nearly under the roof, we were getting a bit wet, so our table was pushed back by the staff, but this wasn’t a problem at all.
We were also invited for a free cappuccino, an offer we picked up. Overall, we loved our experience at Aqua.
Our bill came in at 321 MYR (ca. 68.85 Euro or 75.30 USD).
We would return to the Mandarin Oriental and Aqua.
Would we recommend this outlet to a friend? YES! Would we want to enjoy lunch/dinner again at this outlet? YES!