aqua shard

(4146 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 4146 reviews)

86%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (1103)
  • al fresco (91)
  • breakfast (436)
  • business (828)
  • child friendly (173)
  • dinner (1721)
  • entertainment (284)
  • large parties (335)
  • lunch (2458)
  • luxury (1476)
  • private dining (692)
  • romantic (1522)
  • trendy (1159)
  • value (449)
  • views (3014)
  • By Ben R from Luton
    20 August 2019

    Me and my wife went for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was a lovely dining experience, we were well looked after and the food was amazing. The views across London were stunning. Considering the Shard is in the centre of London, I thought the lunchtime menu prices were really reasonable however the drinks were a bit expensive. For a special occasion or for something different I would definitely recommend it as a trip. I would definitely consider going again.

  • By Sandra B from london
    18 August 2019

    The overall Dinning experience was exquisite, we all thoroughly enjoyed our experience, and the food was second to none, also our waiter was amazing.

  • By Murray L from Spitalfields
    17 August 2019

    The views are great .. the service was excellent .. the food was expensive, spare but beautifully cooked and presented. All in all a lovely evening.

  • By Nosheen S from London Bridge
    16 August 2019

    Lovely service and great views. Very friendly staff.

  • By Inga W from London
    15 August 2019

    Great view and friendly staff. Food was tasty, but could have been presented with more detail (some of the food didn't look as expected). There could have been more references to Mary Poppins. Overall a great experience!

  • By John R from London
    13 August 2019

    It is worth going to this restaurant for the view alone, but the food is delicious as well. A great welcome from the staff on our arrival, and we were taken to our table quite close to the floor-to-ceiling window - wow. We opted for the bookatable Star Deal, and started with the veloute (pea soup), then followed with the sea trout, and for dessert, the Apple Tart Tatin. The waiting staff were excellent too, with attentive service, but not overbearing - just as it should be in a restaurant of this standard. A bottle of red wine with the lunch, and coffee at the end of the meal, made it a special occasion, as my guest was a friend from Australia who was visiting London. He too was very impressed.

  • By Alessia V from London
    13 August 2019

    Absolutely fantastic! From the service to the food everything was 5 stars plus! Alessio and Stefano were great with the service and drinks suggestions, the manager as well.. she was so sweet with us! My friend had a fantastic birthday

  • By Adam G from Norwich
    13 August 2019

    Amazing and well executed

  • By Wendy D from Farningham
    13 August 2019

    Fabulous food. Excellent service. Nice touch to move us to window seat for our pudding.

  • By Helen H from Ringwood
    12 August 2019

    Just brilliant! Every attention to detail; a very special afternoon tea.

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 £67pp with a glass of Veuve Clicquot or a glass of Veuve Clicquot Rose for £72pp

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