aqua shard

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

Top offer

Star Deal - 2 courses £29, or 3 courses & a Bellini £38 per person

Available lunch Mon-Fri (12:00-14.30) until 21 December 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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  • entertainment (276)
  • large parties (323)
  • private dining (662)
  • romantic (1465)
  • breakfast (415)
  • luxury (1408)
  • afternoon tea (1038)
  • al fresco (85)
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  • value (418)
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  • child friendly (161)
  • lunch (2333)
  • By Ghilardi D from Aquashard
    8 December 2018

    È stato fantastico!! Tutto

  • By Charlotte R from Sandown
    7 December 2018

    The staff were wonderful and looked after us very well, amazing food not overpriced at all and of course beautiful views from our table!

  • By Allyson S from London
    7 December 2018

    Staff were really friendly, the food was great and the views and atmosphere fantastic.

  • By Emma I from Andover
    5 December 2018

    The meal was lovely. The only disappointment was that my mum had organised this as a 21st birthday surprise for us travelling all the way up from Andover in Hampshire and was told that we would be made a fuss of, be well looked after and receive a birthday treat at the end of our meal but this didn’t happen.

  • By Frances Q from London
    3 December 2018

    Relaxed atmosphere, good food, The tables are well organised to make the most of the best feature of this restaurant, the fantastic view!

  • By Ian S from London
    3 December 2018

    We booked midweek breakfast with some visiting friends and we all enjoyed the ambience and experience of dining with the mind blowing view from the Shard. The standard of food varied on the set Breakfast Menu, the pressed orange juice served being 'box' standard the English breakfast mediocre (over rated treacle cured bacon poorly presented fried egg ) whilst the Eggs Benedict and the Smoked Salmon chosen by the ladies was a better option. At a set price of £19.50 it's a good deal the coffee was great but if you want a second cup its. £5.50+.

  • By Alexander B from Aberdeen
    2 December 2018

    We had a lovely meal.

  • By Ken C from London
    30 November 2018

    e really enjoyed our afternoon.great food excellent service and wonderful views

  • By Jan and Jacqueline S from Basel
    30 November 2018

    Wonderful evening, wonderful dinner, wonderful view - together with a wonderful lady. Excellent!

  • By Cathy C from Widnes
    29 November 2018

    A lovely lunch. Generous portion sizes. Plenty of choices on set menu. Excellent service, friendly and efficient staff.

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

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 2 courses £29, or 3 courses & a Bellini £38 per person
  • Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea £49pp or £66pp with a glass of Veuve Clicquot or a glass of Veuve Clicquot Rose for £72pp
  • 3 Course Christmas Eve Menu for £75 per person

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