Aqua Shard

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Contemporary British
Aqua Shard, located on level 31 of The Shard, serves innovative contemporary British cuisine and boasts breathtaking views from its restaurant, private dining rooms and spectacular three-storey high atrium bar.

Dishes feature carefully selected local produce and combine the staple ingredients of British cooking with groundbreaking techniques. The atrium bar is open all day with no reservation needed and serves an extensive menu of cocktails.

From sunrise to sunset, guests can enjoy the changing views of the London skyline in this contemporary and cosmopolitan destination restaurant.

To book for afternoon tea, please contact the restaurant directly on aquashardreservations@aqua-london.com

Private Dining

Aqua shard’s glass walled private dining room boasts stunning views of the capital from the 31st floor of The Shard. Available at breakfast, lunch and dinner for up to 22 guests, the setting is perfect for business entertaining or private celebrations with plenty of space for welcome drinks.

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Special Offers

Valentine’s Day Menu: £125

Valentine's Dinner - four courses for £125 per person, wine pairing £50.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 14 February 2020

Ends: 14 February 2020

Availability: Fri 12:00-14:30

What 818 People Are Saying
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3.8
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4.4
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72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PR
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible place, delicious food and magnificent view.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting friends and family

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4food3service1ambience5

This dinner is for my birthday with my husband, really enjoyed. My only regret that I didn't get a seat by the window.

c
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Considerando che si va soprattutto per la vista ci ha infastidito il fatto che ci abbiano messo in un tavolo lontano dalla vetrata avendo tavoli liberi più vicino. Purtroppo ci hanno affidato ad un cameriere (l'unico forse non italiano) veramente scortese e maleducato.
Cibo da classico ristorante inglese..........
Prezzi elevati.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The seating wasn’t great, the service was good, appetizer was excellent, main course was very poor.

m
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food OK but not outstanding.Service very good and views spectacular.Expensive for just a meal but worth it for the view.

KB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best reservation! Everyone should try to see the beautiful view. The service was more than attentive and the food was delicious.

g
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

View 10
Atmosphere 10
Service 8
Food 6
They charge too much the wine IMO

JC
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The meal is nice and the view is great, however we also ordered bread (not suggested it’s very hard bread, butter is not as nice as well).

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Food was good the views are amazing. However, the service especially the bars were beyond awful. Waited for nearly an hour for four G&Ts then they wanted to bring them whilst we were having dinner shocking.

Wouldn’t recommend if more than two of you are going unless you bring your own drinks or arrive just in time for your table. Not a place to chill before you eat,! eat then go somewhere else with service.

DB
London
40 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Enjoyed the setting and the Christmas menu. Be sure to order side dishes with some of the mains.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

It’s a place you would go for the view and ambience not necessarily the food. The food, especially the steak is overpriced but I must say that it was tasty and cooked to our liking.

We have been to many high end restaurants around the world and feel that the service could definitely improve!

Cocktails and dessert were really good!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

They need Fries

OT
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have enjoyed the food and ambience very much and service was good as well. I will go back on my next visit to London

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Not worth it

OT
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good experience for business meal!

BD
London
18 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I live locally and have been to Aqua a number of times over the past few years and unfortunately I don’t think I’ll be going back.

The views might be lovely but the service at the bar was atrocious. The service at the restaurant was only marginally better. The food wasn’t anything special and everything is extremely overpriced. There are definitely better places to eat in London.

RF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The bar staff very rude and the cost for two little glasses of wine £37 which I thought it was a little bit expensive . Food very average and the seats very uncomfortable . Other than that it was amazing

G
London
23 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was not as good on 15 November as it was on 15 October. Different chef?
In October the food was beautifully presented, in November it was not. Very ordinary.
Disappointing visit and very expensive wine.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience2

The restaurant was too cold for my guest and not as busy as anticipated given the difficulty of getting a reservation. The service and care given to us was excellent though. Venison was excellent but desert looked fine but chocolate quality and flavour was just... good and not exceptional)ie not something I would order again.

HG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I would recommend a friend but just to experience it as a one off. I would leave them fully aware though that the food is not brilliant and it is very overpriced for what it is. Silly things let it down. Eggs over cooked and hard when they should be runny as one example. The wine is off this planet price wise. £39.00 the cheapest bottle (having said that, it was rather good). The staff were very pleasant and efficient. The view of course is great, especially when standing at the gents' urinals.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Absolutely horrendous service!!! The waiter just wanted us gone, looked at us down and made us feel really stupid. The food was alright but the service was just so horrible that we are put off to ever come back again (We’ve been a few times and this is the only time this has happened....)

F
London
16 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food and great people

AH
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the brunch menu, had options that were delicious and well known British food such as burgers and roast dinners! Decent size portions as well
Went for my friends birthday was an amazing experience

TM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Nice view but far too dark. Couldn’t read the menu. Loud table near us swearing all night. I think they should have been told to calm the language as children present

B
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Family get together

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Lovely setting, great table. Food and service only average really. Was ok but kind of hoped for more considering the settings

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

poor service

JM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Not sure if I would recommend. Ambience is good and the food. Service however is quite poor as the waiters couldn’t be bothered to look at us or be helpful. We went with a child and weren’t even offered the kids menu. There was a man cleaning the women’s loo and couldn’t be bothered to leave or offer to leave when people wanted to use it.Would have expected a better experience for a fine dining restaurant of this kind.

s
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food great ambiance
Sometimes a little too attentive

W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great View, solid food, functional seating arrangement.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Great location, view and food. Appalling service, waited almost 45 minutes to be served the wrong drink. Drinks and food waiters continually both asked the same questions. But nothing materialised. Food was very flavoursome but served in pigeon sized portions.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an special occasion for celebrating our 7th anniversary and we both agree that is not better place than Aqua Shard ;). The view, the food and the attention 10 stars !

EC
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The setting and view are excellent, it is on a 32nd floor of the tallest building in UK. Great place for romantic meal, enjoying the view of London. With that said, food is only average, and service can be improved. Friend and I booked table and we were seated away from the window. When there's empty table at the window we asked to change but was denied, but the place was not crowded. We were disappointed. For the high price I certainly expected more.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The service is the most terrible thing I have ever seen in London, every dish takes centuries to come. We ordered a three course set and most of the time we can just sit and waiting. We notify the staff several times but it doesn’t help at all. Besides, the restaurant is extremely noisy, have to yell in order to hear each other. The worst dining experience ever

S
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fabulous views of course, good service, enjoyed the food and the wine pairing very much. Perhaps too many hard services though, so the noise level makes conversation difficult.

S
London
29 reviews