aqua shard

(4090 Reviews)
Level 31 The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY
British, Afternoon Tea, Gourmet
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 29 August 2019, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Average

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
4.1
(based on 4090 reviews)

86%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (1085)
  • al fresco (89)
  • breakfast (430)
  • business (818)
  • child friendly (171)
  • dinner (1701)
  • entertainment (284)
  • large parties (333)
  • lunch (2429)
  • luxury (1456)
  • private dining (686)
  • romantic (1508)
  • trendy (1142)
  • value (443)
  • views (2973)
  • By David F from London
    14 June 2019

    Food good, service excellent, overall very good, but drinks a tad pricey

  • By Margo M from London
    12 June 2019

    amazing views. Meal was wonderful. there were a lot of wait staff but the service was not terrific. I think a bottleneck at the bar with not enough bar staff so cocktails were very late Very dark which worked for the wonderful views of London but it would have been uncomfortable for a business dinner

  • By Anthony L from London
    7 June 2019

    Excellent food with the right amount of time between the serving of courses. Waiters were excellent with appropriate interventions of service. Views fabulous. Needed coal miners helmet to see as it was too dark.

  • By June S from LONDON
    7 June 2019

    Lovely service, amazing views,good food and not rushed to finish. Our waiter, Pablo, was charming and helpful.

  • By Wai keat M from London
    6 June 2019

    My only constructive criticism on the experience is the lady greeting us at the entrance of the restaurant. After I told her that we have a booking at 1:15pm at the restaurant, she asked if we have instead booked at Hutong which is a Chinese restaurant, without even looking at her booking sheet. Was it just because we are of Asian background? Felt rather unwelcome by her! Other than that, service, food and view were perfect!

  • By Yvette H from London
    6 June 2019

    Food excellent. Dining room like a zoo noisy very busy nowhere to sit to have a drink before. Staff indifferent

  • By Rosemary S from Cambridge
    5 June 2019

    Great food, service and views. We had a lovely time.

  • By Kenneth S from London
    5 June 2019

    The location is great. The view was amazing as you can see the whole of London in 360 degrees. We were lucky enough to enjoy the sunset by the window dining seats. The service was decent from the waiting team. Even they accidentally spilled some water, they attended to us immediately. The key things were about food. We went for the wine pairing menu as it seems decent. We both had venison tartare which was nice but it could be more refined by using venision mince. The flavouring was abit overpowering hence we are giving it a 7/10. Then the long wait for main begin. It took about 40 mins for food to arrive. The ribs of beef were succulent and pairing with nicely mashed potatoes were delicious. We gave it an 8/10. Finally the dessert, we both had chocolate fudge cakes which was sadly dried. Pear and Apple puree are very mild which could be improved by more sweetness or sharpness. The quinnell was very mild too. The waitering service was good as they attended out need and complimentary us with extra glass of wine due to the long wait. In summary, excellent view, good service, but food was below expectations given the hype. (A fair comment from a trained chef at aged 17)

  • By Andy B from London
    5 June 2019

    Panoramic views are amazing, food was great. Price wasn’t inc vat and with a bottle of still water and service charge what was a special offer soon became regular London prices. All said and done a lovely meal in a nice location.

  • By Luis I from London
    4 June 2019

    Beatiful view, good dinner

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
  • AQUA SHARD - Brunch Menu - 3 courses for £44 (per person)
  • Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea £49pp or £66pp with a glass of Veuve Clicquot or a glass of Veuve Clicquot Rose for £72pp
  • AQUA SHARD - Chef's Seasonal Tasting Menu - 3 courses for £65 (per person)

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