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Aqua Shard

Level 31 The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY +44 2081281156

((((* British
Main course: £25
Food spend: £45
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 10.30 & 12:00 - 15:00 & 15:00 - 17:00 & 18:00 - 23:00
Saturday and Sunday: 09.00 - 10.00 & 11:00 - 15:30 & 18:00 - 23:00

An excellent lunch venue. Only blot was that the lifts were broken on arrival so a 20 minute wait ensued before getting to table. Staff were apologetic & did best to attend to the situation, otherwise a first class experience.

Jon 26 November 2016
from Worthing

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Offering 360-degree views of London, Aqua Shard serves refined British cuisine within western Europe’s tallest building. A centrepiece bar showcases freshly-muddled cocktails, while floor-to-ceiling glass envelops this spectacular dining space.

Premium produce is sourced from across the UK to make up the Aqua Shard menu, like meat from the celebrated Ginger Pig butchers, fish from south-west-coast day boats, and herbs and leaves from farms in nearby Bermondsey. Luxurious flavours include Longhorn dry-aged beef sirloin with roasted bone marrow, or roasted halibut with cockles and grilled langoustines.

Nestled within Aqua Shard in London, a 3-storey atrium bar offers a lengthy drinks list, and a host of enticing signature cocktails. Sample the almondy Battenberg martini, or an indulgent Devonshire cream cup.

Enjoy London's ultimate treat in the aptly-named ‘Tea Wing’: Aqua Shard’s contemporary British afternoon tea. Dine in the stunning triple-height glass atrium at this restaurant in The Shard, and sample a selection of sumptuous finger sandwiches, freshly-baked scones served with Jersey clotted cream and homemade jams, and innovative cakes and sweet treats.

Aqua Shard restaurant also offers a mouth-watering breakfast menu, spanning from wholesome fruit, grain and seed-based dishes, through to a gourmet full English. Featuring freshly-squeezed orange juice and warm pastries, or decadent lobster eggs Benedict, Aqua Shard was voted the best restaurant for breakfast in London by Bookatable diners.

Found on the 31st floor, Aqua Shard restaurant offers Square Meal-recommended dining within one of London’s most iconic landmarks. London Bridge stations are a 2-minute walk away.

Aqua Shard

Level 31 The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY

Contact +44 2030111256
Reservations +44 2081281156

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Customer reviews for Aqua Shard

4.1 ((((* (based on 2609 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((( 3 December 2016 by Suzanne George from Barley

    Beautiful lunch, and wonderful service, only disappointment was our soup was cold, we couldn't eat it and you still charged us! The rest of our lunch was delicious

  • ((((* 2 December 2016 by J a Lipscombe from Tunbridge Wells

    We loved every minute of ithe restaurant and the meal. Great table, great food and great view. Even the weather was great, and the staff excellent. The only downside was that we wanted to go up higher after lunch, but were told that we had to go to the ground floor and pay (!!) to go up in the lift. Naturally we didn't do that having spent £157 on the meal. That did rather spoil the visit, as we were looking forward to going up to the viewing tower.

  • ((((* 2 December 2016 by Zoe Barnett from Ashford

    Loved the big round tables, decor, toilets and of course the view. Great service at the restaurant but it took too long to get a drink at the bar.

  • (((** 2 December 2016 by Jerome Magnier from London

    Food was very good but restaurant is noisy

  • ((((( 1 December 2016 by Ellen Brown from Edinburgh

    My husband and I had an excellent high tea. The high tea selection was very good. The staff from entering the restaurant were extremely attentive and our whole experience was fantastic. Next time in London we will be back at the shard and will recommend it to friends.

  • ((((( 1 December 2016 by Mark Withers from London

    Faultless. Great food, excellent service, and unbeatable views.

  • (((** 29 November 2016 by Steven De rusett from London Borough of Southwark

    This is the third time I've dined here. The first time was three weeks after opening and it was expensive but reasonable as I would expect, and a lovely ambience. The second time was 2014, again lovely evening, great table, but the prices had gone up 40%! And so on to this visit, the bar area was extremely busy, the clientele were a mix of everybody who wanted a drink but also the view! We were given a table next to the bar, which was like dining in a nightclub. It was impossible to have a conversation, people going to the bar were walking behind us and the noise was deafening!
    The food was amazing, can't fault that, however they really are charging for the location because they can! Prices extremely inflated from previous visits. The service was excellent and very request dealt with efficiently. I took a friend from Barcelona so he could experience an incredible restaurant in London but it was difficult to enjoy with the noise.

  • ((((( 29 November 2016 by Laura Amidzic from London

    The service looked at us right after we got out of the elevator. Good service!

  • ((((( 29 November 2016 by Carole Burt from Attleborough

    Had the most wonderful brunch here. Excellent value for money for the food. The food was cooked beautifully and great presentation. There was a good choice on the set menu. Drinks at the bar rather expensive. The location goes without saying the view was spectacular and we were so lucky it was such a bright day. Service over brunch was second to none. All the staff were friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble for them. We were a party of six females and they asked if we were celebrating something, I said just a family day out as we are all related, so a lovely plate appeared with our coffee, decorated with chocolate and written with chocolate icing the words "happy family day". Such a lovely touch. Would definitely go back.

  • ((((* 28 November 2016 by Ann Farrell from Surrey

    Although pricey, (but I guess one has to pay for the experience of being at the Shard ) the experience was great for us .Where else would you want to celebrate your 24th Birthday. ?!
    The view, the service , top notch!
    The only downside is I didn't see much of a reflection of the multicultural demographic that London claims to have. But hey maybe there was it was just that I couldn't see;the lights were so dim even in the toilet.!
    There's exclusivity for you.
    Please forgive my odd sense of humour. I nonetheless will visit again and recommend it to my friends.

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