aqua shard

(4059 Reviews)
Level 31 The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY
British, Afternoon Tea, Gourmet

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.

Customer reviews for aqua shard
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  • By Tonia H from London
    10 May 2019


  • By Rosalind P from London
    10 May 2019

    Lovely experience. Fabulous views and excellent food.

  • By Sarah R from Northampton
    10 May 2019

    All courses were delicious. Views were fantastic!

  • By Andrei V from London
    10 May 2019


  • By Belgin H from London
    7 May 2019

    Had a lovely lunch.. the staff were amazing.. the food was very nice

  • By James A from London
    4 May 2019

    Fantastic evening out. Window seat for delicious cocktails; and perfect table for two for dinner. Bruno have us great advice on wines; and Lazlo helped steer us towards fabulous foods. Great service and terrific views justified the price.

  • By Trisha G from London
    2 May 2019

    The service is superb....from the moment we’ve arrived till we leave the premises....the food is extraordinarily good...the drinks are wonderful...the starter are heavenly....the Main dish was delicious and the dessert are mouth watering....the place is so elegant...i feel so regal....

  • By W from Kent
    2 May 2019

    Beautiful view excellent food pleasant staff perfect lunch

  • By Ken L from Kingston upon Thames
    1 May 2019

    The food is superb. I love the salmon starter- very good mix of flavor. The view is stunning and The sevice is impressive, and ths waiteress Sharon is very lovely, accomodating and friendly. and the Irish manager is really funny.. makes the experience even better. Thank you

  • By Kym H from London
    30 April 2019

    Delicious food from the pre-set menu and a fantastic view made this a lovely pre-birthday lunch for my Mum. However, there was too much contact in the days leading up to the booking (5 emails/texts in the 2 days prior to confirm) and during the meal, some staff were overly attentive and it felt like every 10mins someone was asking us whether the food was okay, would we like something else or introducing themselves to say just ask me if you need anything. Great service shouldn't interrupt the customers and this aspect - both before and during - could have been much better.

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