aqua shard

(4335 Reviews)
Level 31 The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London, London, SE1 9RY
British, Afternoon Tea, Gourmet
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Top offer

Star Deal - Star deal - 2 course lunch £29 or 3 course lunch £34 per person

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. 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 4335 reviews)

85%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (1156)
  • al fresco (92)
  • breakfast (448)
  • business (856)
  • child friendly (178)
  • dinner (1791)
  • entertainment (291)
  • large parties (343)
  • lunch (2542)
  • luxury (1536)
  • private dining (715)
  • romantic (1593)
  • trendy (1203)
  • value (467)
  • views (3139)
  • By Caroline S from Feltham
    14 September 2020

    Had a window table ,amazing view!!! From the moment I entered the building I felt very special.staff were so lovely and professional and it had a friendly atmosphere. I ordered the skate wing which was stunningly tasteful and presentation of the food was of a high standard. Only minute negative was that we were greeted 'good evening when in fact it was lunchtime 'but other than than a truly wonderful experience

  • By Georgina H from Shard
    12 September 2020

    Excellent- only disappointment it was my friends 50th birthday, i did advise at booking. No fuss/token at all.

  • By Jackie L from London
    11 September 2020

    Great food,great location, great service,very chilled atmosphere. Staff very friendly. A great place to go.

  • By Rosanna L from Christchurch
    8 September 2020

    Our lunchtime dining experience was great. The staff were very efficient and attentive and made us feel special. The location and views were fabulous and the food ws very good. Would definitely go back!

  • By Alison T from Edinburgh
    2 September 2020

    Incredible views from the restaurant and staff were great, giving us a window seat when a table became free. Limited menu and over-priced in my opinion, but the chicken and sea bass dishes were delicious.

  • By Robert L from Pontypridd
    31 August 2020

    Terrible place. Booked lunch menu, not available only a totally different Brunch menu. Waited 40 mins for order to be taken. Starter trout dish was absolutely disgusting, one mouthfull almost made me throw up. Obviously ruined my whole meal.

  • By Igor Y from London
    27 August 2020

    Nice views,nice food,nice service,a little bit pricey

  • By Sarah L from Darlington
    26 August 2020

    Food was excellent, however one of the sides ordered to accompany the meals wasn’t brought out with the meal, and we had to ask for it twice. It was then brought out after the meal was very nearly finished. When I discussed this with the waitress nothing was done about it. Apologies were given, however When your paying a 12.5% service charge and it is £19.25, yet the service was not 100% you wonder why you should pay that.

  • By Fiona D from Uttoxeter
    26 August 2020

    View and decor amazing but food very average and no meat on menu. The menu was very limited with only 3 choices for each course and with entree and main - two out of three choices vegetarian. Also drinks crazily overpriced and they charged some kind of bogus £30 fee before taking off Rishi's dine out to help out discount, and charged 12.5% service without asking. So even though set meal was £34 pp the total for 3 people was £189!!! Left feeling cheated out of my money and won't go again.

  • By Maria M from Windsor
    23 August 2020

    Although I had been there before it was the most wonderful experience following lockdown, as a family. The waiting staff were attentive and friendly. All social distancing was ahdered to, and tables cleared and cleaned to a high standard. The food was just divine. Most of us had pancakes which were just yummy. We all had the roast beef, how can I describe it..it just melted in the mouth. It was excellent. I had the posset and the others had Windermere tart. All the food was beautifully presented and delicious. We also had cocktails to begin with and finished with coffees. As were nearly last, we were not ushered or rushed to move on. I was grateful for that.

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

Available offers

  • Star Deal - Star deal - 2 course lunch £29 or 3 course lunch £34 per person
  • Aqua Shard afternoon tea
  • AQUA SHARD BRUNCH – 3 courses £44 per person.
  • Chef's season tasting menu £78 per person.

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