aqua shard

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

Top offer

Star Deal - 2 courses £28, 3 courses £32 or 3 courses & a Bellini £34 per person

Available lunch Mon-Fri until 5 June 2019, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. 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.

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

Customer reviews for aqua shard
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Recommended for

  • large parties (331)
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  • romantic (1491)
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  • value (433)
  • lunch (2386)
  • views (2929)
  • al fresco (89)
  • afternoon tea (1069)
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  • child friendly (169)
  • By Alex H from London
    8 March 2019

    Went for Mary Poppins afternoon tea. The food was abundant, however quality was lacking, particularly in the sandwiches. As one of the more expensive afternoon teas in London it doesn't compare with places like the Ritz but the view is, of course, spectacular.

  • By Apostol K from Cheam
    8 March 2019


  • By Mary B from London
    4 March 2019

    As always this was a good experience. Good food, nice atmosphere

  • By Elaine R from Orpington
    27 February 2019

    Celebration for my birthday, have been to the Shard before a very enjoyable dining experience, attentive staff and excellent food, highly recommended, would be very happy to re visit.

  • By Marianna I from London
    26 February 2019

    The Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea was a great experience overall. The day we visited was glorious so the view was incredible. Our service was provided by a young Greek gentlemen called Ilias and he was very attentive. The sandwiches were really tasty, the scones delicious, you will not find these in the supermarkets. We were not impressed however with the cakes. They looked really nice but we did not enjoy any of them. As it was my birthday, Ilias arranged two complimentary glasses of prosecco and a sweet birthday bite which was a really nice gesture.

  • By David F from Ware
    25 February 2019

    The weather,and,therefore,the view were superb! We dined on the fixed price menu and felt that the portions were terribly small. Wine list do not give any value options. Staff were excellent. Overall experience was good.

  • By Vinita M from London
    22 February 2019

    It was a lovely sunny Friday afternoon. The restaurant was exceptionally busy however with far too few staff. We were left with dirty plates on the table for 25minutes after the main course before someone came to remove them and take a dessert order and that was because we had to ask 3 times. Waiting staff poured wine in a hurry that splashed on the table and the service was hurried. The food was delicious as always but just not the experience I have come to expect from a shard restaurant.

  • By Julia M from London
    22 February 2019

    The venue is lovely, long views over London. The menu was good and we enjoyed all the courses we had. The only thing that rather overshadowed the experience was that our waitress was very absent during our visit and we were left sitting over empty plates for long periods of time. All the other staff were really good.

  • By Hoan P from London
    22 February 2019

    Everything is nice

  • By Melanie H from London
    21 February 2019

    The food was lovely and the waiting staff were excellent. The only thing that let the experience down was the reception. He didn't offer to take our coats and left us to wander around. We went to the bar and were told to sit anywhere by a very uninterested waitress and found there were no available seats, after more wandering. No one called us to our table, we had to queue again to be seated. It all seemed very amateur and not in keeping with the rest of the experience. We were not the only guests to comment on this.

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

Available offers

  • Star Deal - 2 courses £28, 3 courses £32 or 3 courses & a Bellini £34 per person
  • Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea £49pp or £66pp with a glass of Veuve Clicquot or a glass of Veuve Clicquot Rose for £72pp
  • Feast on London - 2-course lunch £28, 3-course lunch £32 or 3-course lunch & a Bellini £34 per person
  • AQUA SHARD - Chef's Seasonal Tasting Menu - 3 courses for £65

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