aqua shard

(4112 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 4112 reviews)

86%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (1091)
  • al fresco (89)
  • breakfast (432)
  • business (823)
  • child friendly (172)
  • dinner (1709)
  • entertainment (284)
  • large parties (334)
  • lunch (2439)
  • luxury (1462)
  • private dining (688)
  • romantic (1513)
  • trendy (1147)
  • value (444)
  • views (2987)
  • By Saadia S from Kent
    18 July 2019

    It was the best experience as I was celebrating my success in my membership exam. I will come again

  • By Rob S from London
    18 July 2019

    Great day with fantastic views of London! Would recommend highly!

  • By Chanderka S from Isleworth
    17 July 2019

    The service and food was exceptional... But the arrival desk seemed a bit flustered.

  • By Ann D from London
    15 July 2019

    Excellent ambiance and views. Staff excellent, especially waiters who were attentive and knowledgable. All courses beautifully presented, interesting combinations and tasty. Wine excellent selection - a bit pricey but pushing the boat out! Treat for grandson, young Olympian’s birthday which he thoroughly enjoyed, as well as Shard’s special plate of treats!

  • By Doris F from London
    15 July 2019

    Had a wonderful dinner with a beautiful view. The service was excellent. They didn’t rush the dinner. We were there for 2 hours. It is expensive but choosing the daily special was a good choice and saved some money. It was a great way to end our visit to London.

  • By Silvie S from Aquashard
    14 July 2019

    The Mary poppins tea Time is absolutely worth and the terrific view as well! They Served Perfect glutenfree thanks a lot!

  • By Liz H from Haslemere
    12 July 2019

    Delicious meal. Atmosphere truly memorable. Attentive waitress. Didn't feel rushed. Drinks ridiculously priced though. I would definitely return though.

  • By Lorraine estee N from London
    11 July 2019

    Try to book for 1pm as it’s the first timing. We had a table with a fantastic view. The Mary P tea was delicious as were the sandwiches. The scones were fresh but cakes a bit too sweet. We got complimentary refills. A very enjoyable experience with very pleasant service.

  • By Sean D from Bracknell
    11 July 2019

    The food was excellent, the service was second and to none, warm, welcoming and thee perfect balance of attentiveness whilst allowing us to enjoy our meal, the views over London were impressive

  • By Patricia J from London
    10 July 2019

    Lovely decor with a fab view! Food was delicious, each and every course especially the chocolate dessert! Wines expensive though. Excellent service. Would go again, with the market lunch deal.

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

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