aqua shard

(4261 Reviews)
Level 31 The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY
British, Afternoon Tea, Gourmet

Top offer

Festive Afternoon Tea £49pp or £67pp with a glass of Veuve Clicquot or a glass of Veuve Clicquot Rose for £72pp

aqua shard Festive Afternoon Tea is priced from £49pp, or with a glass of Veuve Clicquot for £67pp, or a glass of Veuve Clicquot Rose for £72pp. For a maximum of 4 guests per booking.


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

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, 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.

Customer reviews for aqua shard
(based on 4261 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (1136)
  • al fresco (91)
  • breakfast (441)
  • business (842)
  • child friendly (177)
  • dinner (1760)
  • entertainment (288)
  • large parties (339)
  • lunch (2513)
  • luxury (1509)
  • private dining (705)
  • romantic (1563)
  • trendy (1183)
  • value (460)
  • views (3091)
  • By Fiona C C from London
    6 December 2019

    Wonderful lunch with friends - bar team were super helpful guiding us through the cocktail choices. Table staff were attentive and service was excellent. Our food was beautifully presented. And the views were simply stunning. We had a marvellous time, enjoyed every moment.

  • By Paige H H from London
    6 December 2019

    Food was delicious, staff were great! Manager did a good job of explaining the menu. Beautiful views!

  • By Ella S from London
    3 December 2019

    Food & views were good but the service was very slow throughout. Had to ask multiple times for drinks & for our food order to be taken.

  • By Isabel A A from Chichester
    3 December 2019

    This is my third visit, and it was as wonderful as ever. Divine food, attentive friendly staff, and the views ...

  • By Nicole W from Ripley
    30 November 2019

    What a phenomenal experience. The food was a taste sensation the views were extraordinary and the company was excellent thank you for a very memorable experience we will be back very soon. The only issue was the table was very wonky and kept tipping to one side and spilling the tea everything else amazing xx

  • By Susan G from Surrey
    29 November 2019

    The Shard is a lovely place, view is amazing, however the food is not great. Second time I have eaten there & both times thought the food was okay.

  • By Christine K from London
    27 November 2019

    We were booked for Mary poppins tea but told when we arrived it was no longer available. Food was ok but not much choice of sandwiches. Staff were very good but overall the afternoon tea was disappointing in comparison to other venues we have visited

  • By Richard F from Whitstable
    26 November 2019

    Fantastic views great service and good food.

  • By Nicola D from Peterborough
    24 November 2019

    We had a wonderful time, lucky enough to have a table right by the window which was so lovely. The service is impeccable. We loved the experience.

  • By Martyna O from Preston
    24 November 2019

    Best restaurant feature is the view - obviously. We were a little bit disappointed with the meals, we were expecting maybe more flavours... Didnt even go for the desserts as didnt want to be more dissapointed.

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

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