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
(based on 4042 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • business (814)
  • entertainment (281)
  • afternoon tea (1074)
  • al fresco (89)
  • breakfast (424)
  • child friendly (169)
  • dinner (1685)
  • lunch (2398)
  • large parties (332)
  • private dining (678)
  • luxury (1440)
  • trendy (1134)
  • romantic (1495)
  • value (434)
  • views (2942)
  • By Nasima R from London
    20 April 2019

    Delicious food

  • By Sonia A from WITNEY OXON
    18 April 2019


  • By Asis A from London
    17 April 2019

    What an amazing experience and highly recommended. The only negative that my Oyster card which I had bought for the duration of my trip to London was swapped while going through the security at the Shard. I can not fault aniything with the experience other than the above and me having to pay for another travel card.

  • By Simon F from London
    17 April 2019

    Wine list expensive

  • By Mimi G from Aqua at The Shard
    16 April 2019

    Thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and service for this special occasion. My only constructive criticism would be my main course, which was the beef option on the Chef's Tasting Menu. I realise that we chat, but the meat especially lost its heat very soon. The plate did not appear to have been warmed up beforehand.

  • By Sally C from Frome
    11 April 2019

    Visited for my daughters 21st birthday. It was fab service and food were excellent could not have wished for a better venue for a special celebration.

  • By Ray B from Kingston Upon Thames
    11 April 2019

    The service and food quality were excellent but, whilst I understand the need for low level lighting to enhance the views, I felt that it went a little too far resulting in difficulty reading the menu and, particularly when served on a dark plate, difficulty in seeing what we were eating

  • By Charlotte R from London
    10 April 2019

    Great view, nice food and serving staff were very polite and friendly. Unfortunately the staff at the desk when we got there were rather surly and unwelcoming. We felt that let down what otherwise was a very nice experience. It was also a bit disappointing to be sat away from the windows despite lots of empty tables.

  • By Danielle H from London
    9 April 2019

    Aqua Shard has lovely friendly staff and a great menu to suit all. The view and atmosphere were terrific

  • By Norinda J from London
    9 April 2019

    Great food; great service; great location; great dining experience! Will be back!

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)
  • Feast on London - 2-course lunch £28, 3-course lunch £32 or 3-course lunch & a Bellini £34 per person

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