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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: 09:00 - 10:00 & 11:00 - 15:30 & 18:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 13:00 -16:00.

Enjoyable experience. Lovely staff. Beautiful food

Amanda Protheroe-thomas 18 February 2017
from London

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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
Reservations +44 2081281156

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Customer reviews for Aqua Shard

4.1 ((((* (based on 2857 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • views (2070)
  • lunch (1657)
  • dinner (1225)
  • romantic (1070)
  • luxury (1044)
  • trendy (831)
  • afternoon tea (691)
  • business (582)
  • private dining (505)
  • breakfast (315)
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  • large parties (233)
  • entertainment (201)
  • child friendly (116)
  • al fresco (58)
  • ((((( 25 February 2017 by Sue from Orpington

    Excellent facilities. Service, location and food. Felt really spoiled on this special occasion

  • ((((( 25 February 2017 by Maxine Williams from Kent

    Food ambience and staff were excellent.

  • ((((* 25 February 2017 by Dell Tasker from London

    Great views decent filling food great atmosphere. The service was tip top and all our questions were answered.

  • ((((( 25 February 2017 by Libby Borg from Rickmansworth

    I treated my friend for her 50th Birthday to an afternoon tea at the Shard. The staff were very friendly and professional. The selection of sandwiches and cakes were really lovely and a variety of different teas. The views of london as we enjoyed our food was fantastic! We had a lovely time, and would definitely recommend this to everyone.

  • ((((( 24 February 2017 by Debbie Shaw from Sevenoaks

    Absolutely fantastic! We could not have been better looked after, and the food was to die for.

  • (**** 23 February 2017 by Diana Linnane from Aqua shard

    Very very very disappointed, lunch was a birthday treat for my husband and daughter, which I said when booking our table , and I of course asked for a table with a view if possible. we also had our very good friends with us.

    it was probably the very worst table in the restaurant, in a corner right next to the bar at the back of the restaurant also where all waiters/waitresses come past the table to go to the kitchen plus a trolley for the clearance of dirty dishes etc right next to us. So a round table resulting in two of us looking at the back wall! one looking at the bar, one with his back to the bar but waiters constantly going passed and the other two facing the windows but of course to far away for any pleasure. , the toilets were in the opposite corner but as there was no sign a constant stream of people looking for the toilets were also passing us until a waiter would say it was in the other corner. The table position is completely unsuitable .

    If that wasn't unpsetting enough, two of the main courses were fish, and after adding the side vegetables to the dinner to discover the fish was cold and I suspect not cooked in the centre! The waiter took two plates away and by the time he came back with two new plates, not only did they NOT have a selection of the veg on them , the vegetable dishes on the table were then cold and the rest of the party had finished their meal! A third person also had the fish and was not able to eat it because she was worried it was not cooked .

    When our bill arrived we had been charged for THREE courses each when infact we had all only had two courses. This was pointed out to the desk and they did correct it also they removed the charge for two side veg dishes, and at our suggestion the service charge but unfortunately the whole dining experience was spoilt for us,

    We came away thoroughly disappointed and would certainly not be able to recommend this to anyone. A birthday treat spoilt.

  • ((*** 23 February 2017 by Sarah White from Luton

    The view was amazing. Unfortubately i found the service quite poor!

  • ((*** 23 February 2017 by Jessica Capurro from London

    Great view although I did no get the desired table!!! The food was more like a taste portions rather than real portions. Poor service for the coat check claim

  • (((** 23 February 2017 by Sean Mcgrath from London

    There were four of us dining. The starters were good as were the desserts.
    Two of the main course dishes were very disappointing, one was steak the other was braised rabbit. Both were bland & tasteless. The other two, which were fish dishes, were fine. The food was very expensive for what it was. The views of London at night were the best thing about the restaurant. Total cost for 4 of us was £455.

  • (**** 23 February 2017 by Suzanne from Warwickshire

    We were seated quickly which was the theme rushed through a very expensive meal. Soup was amazing, steak and side orders I could have cooked better myself. Service on the whole was poor, we complained and got a discount but that did not make up for the awful experience, have been here before and had a much better experience but the prices have doubled and everything else is worse! I would go to Oblix if I were you.

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