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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

Delicious lunch especially the carefully sourced food:excellent service ,personal and attentive. Made the family celebration special. Thank you.

Cynthia Tallett 08 October 2016
from Sussex

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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 2452 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • views (1797)
  • lunch (1426)
  • dinner (1050)
  • romantic (912)
  • luxury (893)
  • trendy (726)
  • afternoon tea (556)
  • business (501)
  • private dining (441)
  • breakfast (273)
  • value (259)
  • large parties (194)
  • entertainment (170)
  • child friendly (106)
  • al fresco (51)
  • ((((* by from London Borough of Southwark

    Staff were friendly and polite, the food was lovely and the view was even better! The mood was perfect for a work lunch and it was very impressive

  • ((((( by from Bedford

    Amazing food, fantastic service, amazing food

  • ((((* by from Surrey

    Overall very good

  • ((((* by from Hampshire

    I bought afternoon tea at the Aqua Shard for my boyfriend for his birthday, We had a lovely day very relaxing not rushed at all. The whole experience was very enjoyable and the sandwiches and cakes delicious. We also had a nice glass of champagne that made it extra special.
    Shelby - Basingstoke

  • ((((* by from London

    Easy to book. Plenty of reminders. Food delicious. Service attentive and considerate. Moved to a window seat for dessert and coffee by David. A kind thought and much appreciated. We were hurried and had a very enjoyable lunch. View from the Ladies the best ever!

  • (**** by from London

    My party left very unhappy. The starters were awful we told staff on several occasions but all we got was a smile and then another member of staff to deal with us! No one dealt with our complaints and when we got the bill from another member of staff we paid but told them we were not happy we also only had two courses even though we booked for three courses. I've sent an email to aquashard but haven't had a reply yet!! Awful experience for us I'm afraid!!

  • ((*** by from London

    View was good. Food and service unfortunately not so good.

  • ((*** by from London Borough of Southwark

    We visited the aqua shard resetaurant earlier this week. The venue is fantastic as is the internal decor, reception staff and layout. The views are great and having a window seat was good but not essential. The menu however is very limited, which is a real disappointment. Given this place is an international venue I've been local places which have a greater variety to cater for the varied palette. The quantity of food was also limited, especially the starter, I would expected a little more. The quality of the food was good and very well presented however, all dishes where just warm and this takes away from the taste. The staff were polite and friendly and helpful, however the wait between starter and main was too long. I opted not to pay the descretionary service charge and thought it impolite to be questioned why, although in hind sight this is a fair question as the waitress was genuinely enquiring if the service was below expectation. Generally the people there and service was good however the place is let down by the food and lack of choice. In the end it's not a place I would visit again or recommend. There are other tall buildings in London to eat at. Drinks are way over priced with a bottle of water at £5.50!

  • (((** by from CARDIFF

    The venue is obviously amazing with stunning view and we blessed with a beautiful sunset. The initial service was just ok but got progressively worse! We had to ask FOUR TIMES for more coffee, ridiculous.
    The bread on EVERY sandwich was dry the cakes were acceptable but not exceptional. The scones however were fresh and delicious as was the coffee WHEN it was eventually served. Not worth the money food wise but worth it for the views for sure.
    They definitely need to up their game at the Aqua Shard, it was a birthday celebration so double disappointing.

  • ((((* by from london

    pity the décor is so dismal,my heart sank when we arrived,it was all darkbrown-the horrid floor and miserable dark walls however all was redeemed by the meal and the very professional staff,no stretching across the customer to serve and clear because too lazy to walk around ,unlike the Ritz where the staff are on the whole arrogant and rude .We ended up having a splendid time ,thank you .

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