aqua shard

(4300 Reviews)
Level 31 The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY
British, Afternoon Tea, Gourmet
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Top offer

Mary Poppins afternoon tea £49 per person.

Available Monday to Sunday from 13:00 until 17:00. Reservations and menu items are subject to availability. Includes VAT and excludes service charge.

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

Following a recent redesign, aqua shard’s new look restaurant is ready to welcome its first guests, with their bar and private dining rooms following in a couple of weeks’ time. Discover contemporary British menus, using the finest seasonal ingredients within western Europe’s tallest building. This spectacular dining space has floor-to-ceiling glass windows offering 360-degree views of London.

Premium produce is sourced from across the UK to make up the aqua shard menu, 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.

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 4300 reviews)

85%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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

Recommended for

  • business (850)
  • afternoon tea (1144)
  • al fresco (91)
  • breakfast (445)
  • entertainment (290)
  • child friendly (177)
  • dinner (1776)
  • lunch (2524)
  • large parties (341)
  • luxury (1521)
  • private dining (711)
  • romantic (1575)
  • trendy (1190)
  • views (3111)
  • value (461)
  • By Joseph H from Luton
    15 February 2020

    10 our of 10 staff are great loved it

  • By Lucy W from London
    11 February 2020

    Food OK BUT NOT FABULOUS

  • By Katarzyna P from London
    11 February 2020

    Ohhhh how amazing restaurant !!!!!!! Love food!!! We have the best service in UK!!! Thank you all staff!!!!!

  • By Lynsey P from London
    8 February 2020

    Wonderful experience, nice food and fantastic views. Parts of the restaurant and toilets area were too dark though and my partner walked into a mirror and another lady did thinking she walked into someone else. Staff were very helpful and pleasant and on arrival our reservation wasnt on the booking list as i booked online 2 months prior. They still found us a table though.

  • By Silvia C from London
    3 January 2020

    Amazing

  • By Tracy C from COLERAINE
    1 January 2020

    Very disappointing! Dirty wine glasses with lipstick on. Cutlery dirty. Steak lovely but vegetables cold. My husband always likes the cheeseboard after dinner but menu was for 2 people and they wouldn't do it for 1. Desert awful! Was here for my 50th and will never be back! Spent £300 for 3 of us, they could have been more accommodating!!

  • By Wendy H from Hertford
    1 January 2020

    The food was really great the service not so great. We went to the bar for a drink before brunch waited a long time to get service. In the restaurant service was really slow and poor. Ordered soup no spoon we had to ask for 1 and it took ages to get delivered. We chose the wine pairing option and were half way through main course before wine arrived. Overall it took 2.5 hours to have a three course brunch would have ordered another bottle of wine but thought it would take too long to get it so left. However the food was great. Thought the restaurant was a bit dark but understand a refurb is about to happen.

  • By Wendy S from East Perth
    31 December 2019

    Terrible. Especially our waiter vladamere. Will never recommend or go again!

  • By Madison F from Paris
    30 December 2019

    Great view but average food

  • By Roxane M from Hong Kong
    30 December 2019

    Stunning view, fancy setting, impressive atmosphere, nice service, great food

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

Available offers

  • Mary Poppins afternoon tea £49 per person.
  • 2 course menu £29, 3 course menu £36 per person
  • Chef's season tasting menu £75 per person.

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