aqua shard

(4310 Reviews)
Level 31 The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY
British, Afternoon Tea, Gourmet
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Top offer

Star Deal - 2-course lunch £29, 3-course lunch £33, 3 courses & a bellini £36 per person

Subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service. Available Monday to Friday, midday to 2pm.


Main course: £25
Food spend: £45

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 10:30 & 12:00 - 17:00 & 18:00 - 23:00
Saturday & Sunday: 09:00 - 10:00 & 10:30 - 17:00 & 18:00 - 23:00.

Restaurant description

Following a recent redesign, aqua shard’s new look restaurant is ready to welcome its first guests. Discover contemporary British menus, using the finest seasonal ingredients within western Europe’s tallest building. This spectacular dining space has floor-to-ceiling glass windows offering 360-degree views of London.

Premium produce is sourced from across the UK to make up the aqua shard menu, 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.

Found on the 31st floor, aqua shard restaurant offers highly acclaimed dining within one of London’s most iconic landmarks. London Bridge stations are a 2-minute walk away.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for aqua shard
(based on 4310 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (1150)
  • al fresco (91)
  • breakfast (445)
  • business (852)
  • child friendly (177)
  • dinner (1781)
  • entertainment (290)
  • large parties (342)
  • lunch (2528)
  • luxury (1525)
  • private dining (711)
  • romantic (1582)
  • trendy (1197)
  • value (463)
  • views (3119)
  • By Julie F from London
    9 September 2013

    The Shard was a fantastic experience. Food was outstanding . The friendly staff were very welcoming , the restaurant was classy , clean and comfortable . Service by a couple of the waiters was slow , but overall an excellent experience

  • By Alexander S from London
    8 September 2013

    Very poor value for money, poor service, front of house poor, service slow, bordering on curt at times - location obviously carries it a long way

  • By R S from London
    7 September 2013

    Excellent. The vegetarian risotto had a good flavour but using pearl barley made it very chewy and heavy and not pleasant. The same dish using arborio rice would have been a winner.

  • By Amanda R from London
    6 September 2013

    Service slow. Drinks expensive. Food excellent. View peerless.

  • By Marilyn S from Rochester
    6 September 2013

    Fabulous 5* experience. As soon as you walk through the doors its luxury. Great meal and of course outstanding views. Staff wonderful and the loos, well very different (in an amazing way). My friend and I were lucky enough to be seated by the window, but you experience the views wherever you are seated. GO!

  • By Paul C from London
    5 September 2013

    Very good though bit too limited set menu

  • By Lynda O from Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
    5 September 2013

    Very enjoyable meal and spectacular views. I had read reviews criticising the staff, but we couldn't fault them or the service provided. Service was excellent even down to the restaurant manager coming across to check that the menu was suitable for my husband who follows a diabetic diet. We had a lovely Spanish waiter who overheard that it was our anniversary and the chef decorated a plate with chocolate for us. We went for the lunch menu, which was very good. If I have any criticism about the food, it is that I would prefer a little less meat and more vegetables, but that is a personal preference and did not detract from the quality and presentation of the food provided. The chicken was mouthwateringly tender and my husband loved the lamb. The hot soufflé was delicious and my husband thoroughly enjoyed the cheese. As he does not eat desserts he finds it annoying that he often has to pay a supplement for cheese, but this was included in the lunch menu, which we thought was very good value.

  • By Stephen B from London
    4 September 2013

    Very good and what great views

  • By Sally F from London
    4 September 2013

    Stunning views over London, swish decor, food very nice but let down by poor and un attentive service.

  • By Bertrand O from London
    4 September 2013

    Great xperience at Aqua Shard. Attentive staff, good food, great views. What's not to like? The only small gripe was to be kept waiting downstairs until 12 noon exactly for the restaurant opening time... But this was only a small thing. Highly recommended, especially with the lunch deal.

Restaurant Location Map
aqua shard
Level 31 The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 2-course lunch £29, 3-course lunch £33, 3 courses & a bellini £36 per person
  • AQUA SHARD BRUNCH – 3 courses £44 per person.
  • Monday to Friday - Mary Poppins afternoon tea £49 per person
  • Weekend - Mary Poppins afternoon tea £49 per person

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