aqua shard

Level 31 The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY
British, Afternoon Tea

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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Recommended for

  • large parties (332)
  • luxury (1439)
  • private dining (677)
  • romantic (1491)
  • views (2938)
  • business (813)
  • lunch (2396)
  • breakfast (424)
  • al fresco (89)
  • trendy (1131)
  • dinner (1681)
  • afternoon tea (1072)
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  • value (433)
  • child friendly (169)
  • 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!

  • By Sam L from Bexley
    8 April 2019

    Fantastic table, brilliant service and the food was amazing. This was a celebratory birthday meal & my husband said it was one of the best meals he has ever had. Would definitely recommend it. Thank you Aqua Shard.

  • By Karen B from london
    5 April 2019

    We had the loveliest afternoon tea, every thing was perfect,Outstanding service,

  • By Maggie B from Reading
    5 April 2019

    We went for a Mary Poppins themed afternoon tea and it was truly lovely. The savoury elements were delicious and the scones were light and fluffy with a crumbly exterior. Service was attentive and discrete and the staff did a great job of creating a magical atmosphere. With the fantastic views and the company of good friends I would say the experience was ‘practically perfect in every way’.

  • By Edward B from London
    5 April 2019

    Amazing experience. Lovely food and staff great.

  • By Jill H from London
    4 April 2019

    Delicious Celery and Stilton Soup/ Belly of Lamb tender and Tasty/ Staff attentive and friendly/ Window Seat was amazing/Enjoyed very much

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

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