aqua shard

Level 31 The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY
British, Afternoon Tea

Top offer

Star Deal - 2-course lunch & a bellini £28 or 3-course lunch & a bellini £34 per person

Available lunch Mon-Fri (12:00-14.30) until 9 November 2018, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Please note, bookings can be made up to 91 days in advance. Includes VAT, excludes service.



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

Winner of Best Restaurant 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 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
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  • large parties (317)
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  • child friendly (159)
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  • By Theresa M from West Wickham
    17 October 2018

    Evertything was good and they didn't rush us out even though they said we would only have limited time at the table when we made the reservation. However, letting us stay longer made our experience better and it made sense as there was lots of free tables around us.

  • By Alison B from London
    17 October 2018

    Delicious food, excellent view, good service. Great value for money.

  • By Julie B from London
    17 October 2018

    Great service, beautiful view Delicious food . I would love to go back there again .

  • By Arthur M from Epping
    17 October 2018

    All the staff were welcoming, friendly and efficient, making our unique dining experience one that will be remembered and treasured by the 4 of us. Unfortunately the bad weather meant not a great view - but gives a good reason for another visit soon.

  • By Gillian H from Sevenoarks, Kent
    16 October 2018

    Very good - My birthday and as we came out of the lift on floor 32 the receptionist wished me a happy birthday which was lovely - plus the views are magnificent and the staff so polite and friendly nothing was too much trouble for them. Thank you

  • By Sue L from Shard aqua
    15 October 2018

    The experience was very good. The staff were all very professional friendly and knowledgeable about their products. The venue is very impressive, clean and tidy. The food was tasty and well presented. We had liver patey, Hake, stuffed vegetable, and all the deserts on the set menu. We thought the bottled water was expensive.

  • By Kamini P from London
    13 October 2018

    Staff attentive and friendly. Food good standard. Overall enjoyable experience

  • By Fran S from London
    13 October 2018

    Fantastic customer service , great staff , great views, the dessert in the tin was amazing ,the sandwiches were fresh . The scones I thought were very dry and more like a biscuit which was the only disappointment , The bar didn't have the cocktail on the. menu

  • By Allan A from London
    12 October 2018

    Better weather than expected,so we looked forward to the views from The Shard’s 31st floor, and they turned out to be awesome. Getting in through Shard and restaurant security took time, but eventually we got to a great table. Lots of staff—perhaps too many, and some with tiny job scope—why can't the person who brings the water not also bring the bellinis?; why cant the person who brings the menus not also take drinks orders? Front end service was not best, and it took a while to get our orders taken but the food when it eventually arrived was just great.

  • By Franca Tesi T from Empoli
    12 October 2018

    Very very good

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

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 2-course lunch & a bellini £28 or 3-course lunch & a bellini £34 per person
  • Brunch menu - 3 courses, £44 per person
  • Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea £49 or £66 with a glass of Veuve Clicquot or a glass of Veuve Clicquot Rose for £72
  • 3 Course Christmas Eve Menu for £75 per person
  • Weekday Breakfast £19.50
  • London Restaurant Festival - 2-course lunch & a bellini £28 or 3-course lunch & a bellini £34 per person

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