We are constantly updating our social media pages where we advertise discounts, news and offers that are available at the moment. In the past, we organized a Jazz festival, Earlsdom Festival; we raised money for charity purposes and offered 15% off for NHS/NUS card holders. Our latest discount is comprised of 5% off if you check in on Aqua Facebook page.
Aqua would like to inform our customers that lunch will be closed during the Ramadan. However, you can enjoy the Sheesha after eating and drinking, as we open the sheesha terrace garden and the Sheesha lounge.
We remind customers that during Ramadan there are two main meals served: the suhoor (before dawn) and iftar (after sunset). The suhoor ends when the sun rises and the fajr, or Morning Prayer begins. When the sun sets, the maghrib prayer starts and the day’s fast is broken with the iftar meal. Many Muslims break their fast by eating dates before beginning the iftar meal. Muslims can continue eating and drinking throughout the night until the next day’s suhoor. At the end of this month, Muslims celebrate the Festival of the Breaking of the fast, called Eild-al-Fitr.
Suhoor and iftar meals contain vegetables, halal meats, breads, cheese, sweets and fresh fruit. However, there are some fruits that can be served at a Ramadan suhoor or iftar and these are pistachios, dates and dried fruits. Fresh seasonal fruits are also a good idea and fresh seasonal vegetables even better. Among the deserts, we name chabbakia, made of fried dough flavoured with orange blossom water and coated with sesame seeds and honey. You can also try Paomo, a bread and mutton soup, Ramazan Kebabi, made with lamb, onions, yogurt and pita bread and also Serbet, the world’s first soft drink, developed in the Ottoman Empire. Sherbets are made from ruit juices, extracts of flowers, or herbs, and combined with water and sugar. Mentally ill, the elderly and sick are exempt from the fasting. This also applies for pregnant women, and women nursing newborns.
Even though Lebanese food is mostly prepared with meat, we have decided to keep a very traditional menu with a huge choice of vegetarian dishes.