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Aqua Shard

4.1
481 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
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  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Aqua shard, located on level 31 of The Shard, serves contemporary British cuisine and boasts breath-taking views from its restaurant, private dining room and spectacular three-storey high atrium bar.

Dishes feature carefully-selected fine British produce and combine the staple ingredients of British cooking with innovative techniques. The restaurant is open all day offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The contemporary cosmopolitan interior has distinctly British touches; gin and tea, both with strong roots in this part of London, have inspired the design along with Liberty fabrics which appear in subtle touches throughout the restaurant, complementing the dark oak floor. From sunrise to sunset, guests can enjoy the ever-changing views of the London skyline whilst sampling British cuisine and stunning cocktails.

To book for afternoon tea, please contact the restaurant directly on aquashardreservations@aqua-london.com
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary British, British
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Hours of operation

Monday - Friday:
Breakfast: 7am - 10:30am
Lunch: 12pm - 2:45pm
Dinner: 6pm - 10.45pm

Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday's:
Breakfast: 9am - 10am
Brunch: 10.30am - 3:30pm
Dinner: 6pm - 10:45pm
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Phone number
020 3011 1256
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
The menu offers clever and classic ingredient combinations, allowing the best-of-British produce to speak for itself in a contemporary style.

For private dining and events a full range of set menus are available with canapes and bowl food for standing receptions.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
The nearest car park is the NCP on Snowfields, parallel to St Thomas Street.
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Public transit
London Bridge Station
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

2/3 course lunch with a bellini: £28/£34

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: June 15, 2018

Ends: September 14, 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00PM-2:30PM

What 481 People Are Saying
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3.9
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3.5
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Main Course was very overpriced.

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2.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We were seated at an amazing table but unfortunately there was a hole in the floor and I was constantly afraid a leg of my chair would fall into it. Additionally my friend and I ordered halibut and cod one of each, so that we could try both of them. Unfortunately the food was barely warm when we received it and by the time we switched plates the fish was absolutely cold. I shared all of this with the gentleman who wanted us to buy desserts and more drinks and without asking us if we’d like another alcoholic drink he brought us champagne, which unfortunately I cannot drink. As we were paying the check, I discovered that this well dressed gentleman in a suit, who was willing to take almost $200 for lunch, had horrifically bad breath. I shared all of this with a gentleman who I believe was the manager of the restaurant. The view is gorgeous but the meal was absolutely not worth $200.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Me encanto la vista la atención la cena muy rica el trago sin alcohol no estaba rico

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Booked this as a birthday treat, I was hoping to have Afternoon Tea however, it was our first experience and I didn't realise you had to specify this on the online booking. When we arrived we were told that we would be seated in the main restaurant and when we requested afternoon tea, we were abruptly told there was no flexibility in accommodating our request. We felt that our request fell on deaf ears and they weren't prepared to go that extra mile to accommodate us. We were briskly shown to our table. The waitress was very pleasant, however everything was very rushed. Having eaten our first and main course which was lovely, we were pressurised into ordering our desserts, even though we asked if we wait a time for our main meal to digest. We were informed that the chef was finishing up and it was only around 4pm. We felt rushed into having our dessert then followed by the presentation of a bill saying we had to settle the bill and if we needed further refreshments to go to the bar. Having had this experience which should have been a pleasant afternoon, we felt it was more like a conveyer belt process instead of the ultimate dinning experience. I hope you will take this into consideration for future customers and there should always be room for some flexibility.

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

We were not given a nice table although I specified that it was a graduation celebration

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We booked Aqua Shard as a last minute dinner reservation whilst we were already visiting the city. The food was great, extensive wine menu and overall you’re definitely paying for quality not quantity. Bar service was a bit tardy but the table staff were very attentive and prompt. Great views, we were offered the choice to move to a window seat when one became available too.

What was really disappointing to see in both the bar/dining areas was the total non compliance of the stipulated dress code as promulgated on their website. As we were a last minute booking, we didn’t have the appropriate footwear with us and therefore bought compliant footwear whilst in London in order to avoid embarrassment for all concerned. Sadly we needn’t have bothered as we were surrounded by men and women in ripped jeans, trainers and sports flip flops.......no point promulgating a dress code if nobody has the ability or courage to enforce it..... making our evening quite unnecessarily expensive. I’ve emailed Aqua Shard separately to raise this issue.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

fantastic food
service is good
view is super

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

An amazing view in a lovely restaurant! Complementary of each other!!

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Sadly the food was poor. The seats were soft and too low for the tables. No salad for a table booked at 7pm. Staff sniffing the Ruinart we chose. £29.00 per glass. The price is ok, but gave us the impression it was corked or lacked fizz or something. Charged for a starter portion of asparagus as there was no other green vegetables apart from well aged cabbage. The deserts and the view and the cocktail after dinner were the best part. Staff were trained well, but the kitchen didn’t do the rest of the experience justice at all. My recommendation, go for sundowner cocktails and enjoy the amazing views and atmosphere !!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Exceptional service!!!

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The service was annoying slow and disjoint. Drink orders took ages and even after noting that two guest were pressed for time no additional effort was made to expedite our order.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great meal, service and view. Visiting from the US....Fabulous brunch!

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Very, very loud. Not recommended for anything than a one-time visit. The food was good enough and the table service friendly. The "door keeper" made you feel like a wanna-be terrorist. The view is terrific, and the only reason to visit.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Fantastic weekend brunch at Aqua Shard. Lucked out with the weather on a particularly sunny day. Our waitress, Christina, was particularly attentive and offered to switch us to a table by the window once another couple of vacated it. Delicious food, lobster Benedict was the highlight for me.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Excellent ambiance, great food. Although quite busy, great service.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Great views and drinks, food is presented beautifully.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Fantastic wiew and A butifull sundawn

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Good value meal. Set menu lunch, two courses for £28, which included a Bellini. Incredible views over Central London on the 31st Floor of The Shard. Ideal for special occasions, business meetings or brunch

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Amazing views, great service and nice food. Set menu was good value and they didn’t rush us, which was very welcome.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

amazing,perfect good!

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Good ambience, outstanding service and delicious food.

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Celebrated my second anniversary here, got a lovely table by the window and the hostess was lovely. The food was amazing and the only fault was I wanted a levee portion of the seabass. It took an hour in between our started and main buy to be honest we were so captivated by the view we didn’t realised till when the main arrived. Also a lovely touch they sent a dessert saying happy anniversary! Will defo be back soon

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

場所、雰囲気、お料理全て踏まえコストパフォーマンス満足しました。

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1.0Dined on April 29, 2018

No food came out of the kitchen for one hour. They delivered champagne to the table to compensate us – but we don’t drink. When the food came it was average. This place lives off its view.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I booked online and was expecting two courses & a Bellini for £28 when we arrived we were told this was a weekday menu and I should not have been able to book this deal; however, the staff were fantastic and obeyed this booking with the menu available on the day and treated us with great care which made us feel very welcomed and comfortable! The food was exquisite, the drinks were delicious and we enjoyed every mouthful, we were here for a birthday lunch and I will most certainly be returning in the near future. Although there was some confusion with the booking the staff most certainly dealt with this situation incredibly well and rectified any mistake that was made. Beautiful views of London were able to be seen all round and the decor was stunning. We had a fabulous experience.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

My mum’s birthday

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Very enjoyable dinner although the prices seem to have become slightly more eye watering over the past 12 months (although the view almost justifies this)

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Fabulous views over London. Best time is twilight. Great food and service. Only negative was that they serve 2 types of beer

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2.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Very disappointed-booked reservation in advance and was seated far away from the window area as we were told this was the only table for 2 available and window seats are not reserved, they are on a first come first served basis. Minutes after being seated a window table for 2 was open and we asked our waiter to change our seats since it was our anniversary celebration and he told us he couldn't. the Table sat empty for 10 minutes at least and then someone was seated. Several other tables for 3-4 people were also open for most of the time while we ate.

Food was good but very small portions and overpriced.
Cocktails nothing special

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great food , impeccable service. Very attentive but not over bearing. Rainer, Tiago and Eva were wonderful

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Lovely view by the window, a must if you are in London!

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

All tables had wonderful view of the London skyline. Great value lunch menu with bellini. 3 choices of starter, main and desserts including a vegetarian option. Service was attentive and polite.

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very unfriendly reception on ground floor as well as at the restaurant reception the personnel is clearly not trained and thought to smile at customers
My name was not on the last st and had to discuss with the very unpleasant lady at reception
The reception ladies have clearly no clue on how the job should be done...
Their behavior is more the one expected from the bouncer of a third class night club

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Beautiful venue!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

This place it's amazing, not only for the view but also for the service.
They are very kind and the service was perfect!
Definetly i'll coming back soon.
Thank you for the magical night

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Vue panoramique magnifique. Très bonne dégustation

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The restaurant had a nice vibe, good music and a lovely atmosphere for a Saturday night. Had booked our table for 8pm and were taken to a ‘waiting table’ for 15mins which is fine however it would have been nice to be offered a drink while we waited.
Once we were taken to our table our server was friendly and polite. After placing our drinks order when ordering the food we were not asked if we would like any more drinks throughout the whole of the three course meal even though our glasses were empty. The food was tasty and presently in a beautiful way.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We - a group of 10 - did not know in advance that we would have had 2 separate tables and that the group would have been splitted and this was an important drawback since we went there to spend our Easter together. Apart from that, the manager's (David) service was amazing and they created a whole table for the desserts. The main course was not superb, but the starters and the desserts were delicious.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Seems the overbooked and understaffed for Easter.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

My daughter and I had a lovely time at the Aqua Shard. Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate so the view wasn't so great but we had a lovely afternoon anyway. The staff was very friendly and nice to work with.

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