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Aqua Shard

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

((((* British
Average
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: 09:00 - 10:00 & 11:00 - 15:30 & 18:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 13:00 -16:00.

An extremely enjoyable and delicious Afternoon Tea at 1pm in a magnificent setting with wonderful views and very friendly and efficient staff on the 31st floor. Would recommend it highly. A great place to celebrate a Birthday. No need to go to the Top of the Shard.

Rosemary Hunt 19 May 2017
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Winner of Best Breakfast in London as voted by Bookatable diners, 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 which offers 360-degree views of London.

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
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Customer reviews for Aqua Shard

4.1 ((((* (based on 3134 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (1816)
  • dinner (1334)
  • romantic (1174)
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  • trendy (907)
  • afternoon tea (784)
  • business (648)
  • private dining (540)
  • breakfast (341)
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  • large parties (256)
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  • child friendly (126)
  • al fresco (64)
  • ((*** 26 May 2017 by Terence Worster from Teddington

    As Harden's review said Great Views and Wonderful Loos. Not a relaxing spot with small tables only really comfortable for two, we were meant to be four but one of our party didn't turn up, thank goodness. Food adequate but nothing to write home about. Too many small niggly negatives to make it really enjoyable.

  • ((((( 26 May 2017 by Paul Lewis from London

    Excellent service, superb views with exquisite food. All three courses excellent but the sticky toffee pudding was out of this world.

  • ((((( 26 May 2017 by Louis Grote from London

    Fantastic ! Even made a special dessert as it was my birthday !

  • (((** 26 May 2017 by Tanya Brown from London

    Excellent and innovative food, fresh seasonal produce, glorious view. I wasn't happy with the service -- not offered a drink while we waited for our reserved table. Service once we'd sat down was fine ... but when we ordered a £25 half-bottle of wine we were given the £75 one. (They don't leave the bottle on the table, so we only got a glimpse of the label -- didn't realise we'd had the wrong bottle until it was time to pay, by which time we'd drunk it all! I would have drunk more slowly if I'd realised :))
    Also, there were a lot of people who seemed to be there just to take selfies against the windows -- it isn't great to have tourists leaning over your table while you're having a private conversation.

  • ((((( 26 May 2017 by Eleanor Simpson from Liverpool

    Wehad the classic afternoon tea. We were seated right away in fantastic seats by very polite and friendly staff. We felt immediately at ease as they explained the menu. The view was amazing and I would recommend getting there early to get the best seats. The posh sausage roll was the best savoury and the dark chocolate ganache was the best sweet.

  • ((((( 25 May 2017 by Kimberly Herman from Portsmouth

    Amazing experience

  • ((((( 25 May 2017 by Lucy Owens from London

    The Maitre d' was utterly delightful - so friendly, thoughtful and attentive. Really impressed. Food, as always, was lovely as was the service and of course, the view!

  • ((((* 25 May 2017 by Jeanette Tobin from Dartford

    The service was great and so was the food

  • ((*** 24 May 2017 by Marie from London

    Pleasant ambience; food pretty mediocre and very greasy; waiter service lackadaisical and inefficient but front-of-house personnel excellent.

  • ((((( 24 May 2017 by Alexandros Athanasiou from London

    Best restaurant in feature

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