Describing itself as an Asian-pacific restaurant, Kaia is found at the far-end of The Ned’s expansive ground floor and boasts a menu inspired by countries with tropical climates – reflected in the restaurant’s menu of colourful and vibrant dishes and drinks.
Kaia is also a slightly more casual proposition than most of the restaurants in the hotel, featuring counter-style seating and an open kitchen, as well as a few regular tables in you are dining in a small group. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and serves the same menu throughout; you can kickstart your meal with crispy prawns with wasabi mayonnaise, edamame beans studded with salt crystals or Wagyu beef tataki served alongside truffle mayonnaise.
Next up, you can choose to order one of the colourful and Instagram-friendly poke bowls (fillings include tuna and salmon) or you can instead pick something from the robata grill – black cod with tarragon miso perhaps, or maybe spicy Hawaiian-style chicken with sriracha mayonnaise and coriander. There are a few options for vegetarian diners too, including robata grilled corn paired with wasabi peas, and asparagus finished off with sesame and honey dressing.
There is a whole section for sushi and sashimi too, where you will find the luxe likes of lobster or salmon and avocado rolls. To round things off, tuck into typical Asian desserts such as mochi balls with mango, matcha or coconut flavouring.
On Saturday afternoons, you can head to Kaia for a bottomless brunch, which sees your food paired with two hours of bottomless Mango Fizz cocktails. On the brunch menu, you will find Asian-Pacific takes on classic brunch fare, with options to choose from including a spicy bacon bao bun or a teriyaki burger topped with fried egg and cheese. Don’t miss the Japanese fried chicken either.