Aqua Shard

4.4
931 reviews
£41 and over
Contemporary British
Discover contemporary British dishes using the finest seasonal ingredients and carefully crafted cocktails all within western Europe's tallest building. Our spectacular space has floor-to-ceiling glass windows offering 360-degree views of London.

Dishes feature carefully selected local produce and combine the staple ingredients of British cooking with ground-breaking techniques.

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

We currently do not accept OpenTable dining cheques.
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4.5
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RobL
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, friendly and attentive staff. Would definitely be going back

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Matt
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Go for the view rather than the food. Service was a little slow. Good place to go for drinks and if you want to celebrate with amazing views. Not such a good place if you’re looking for good food, friendly or attentive service or to have a good conversation. - got a bit noisy as the drinks started flowing elsewhere.

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MCherry
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a magical evening, got there just before sunset and watched the city scape change to nighttime. The staff were attentive and friendly, and food was delicious, just one thing, my starter was very salty but that might have been my taste buds. Everything about the space was wonderful, even the toilets were an experience.

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MarjaanaV
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is extraordinary, choices for vegans very limited but vegetables that I had were delicious. Will go there again in near future.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chance to catch up with the best of friends and family, the service was fabulous and entertaining.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Mediocre food with a great view.

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JillW
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic views over London and we got a really great table.
Service was brilliant and welcoming.
Food was delicious, we had the set lunch menu. Wine is expensive but we loved the whole experience.

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BobL
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Superb location, but are very high, even for london. Wine on a 4x or 5 x mark up. Cheapest bottles will set you back almost £50. Mains courses £40+. The food is good, but not exceptional. You are paying for view. So disappointing not to get a window table. We were offered a table by the window in the bar for dessert so that was ok, though the edge was taken off by being (quite) forcefully) asked to pay for the bill before we moved from the dining room table to the bar table. Like we were going to do a runner?

Something about the atmosphere, noisy, rushed service, false smiles and the feeling we were being ripped off means we won’t be be going back.

View from the gents quite extraordinary though.

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KenG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience celebrating our anniversary.
Thank you so much for everything.
We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great time for my partner and myself. Celebrating 22 year anniversary. The reception and service were second to none.
Although we asked for a window table, we understood it couldn’t be guaranteed.

However they provided one for us! The views over London are indescribable.

The food exceptional, 2 starters of eggs benedict was our choice. The poached eggs were cooked to perfection.

All the courses of the brunch menu were superb.
Five stars recommendation.

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jennyp
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

On arrival, slightly earlier we asked if we could have a table by the window but we were informed they were reserved, despite phoning earlier and being told this wasn't possible. (I think what happens they move people to the window as a table becomes free and that is what their waiting list is). but we were not offered that option. We were however, after expressing our disappointment, offered a seat after our meal in the bar by the window with complimentary drinks. However, by that time it was past 2230 and we had to watch the time for our last train home so it wasn't altogether satisfactory. I do feel had we been a couple and not two ladies perhaps a table by the window for the meal would have been forthcoming.

I feel that their ansaphone message should be changed saying it's not possible to reserve a seat by the window as it depends on the day as to who is lucky enough to be seated there.

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SueH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic lunch. Great service, beautiful views and the food was too die for. Can't wait to come back!

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ClaireH
London
18 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This is definitely the place to come if you have someone you want to impress who loves a view. That's what you're paying for.

The service was friendly but slow, difficult to get attention (I'm not high maintenance) - overall it felt understaffed. I would have expected better.

The food was fine but I would normally expect to be more impressed for the price, however, that's not why you go to the Shard.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable evening sitting next to the window was great.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

First impression
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When we first arrived, the lady receptionist was very unfriendly. She didn’t greet us, didn’t give us a smile and gave us an attitude when we’re 10 mins late even when we told them in advance.

After, there was another lady who brought us to the table, also no greeting and smile. We sat down and kindly asked if she could help us order water but she refused and told me that I should wait for someone else to help me.

After a while, about 15 mins, there was a waiter coming to us finally. We ordered two starters and two main. We also asked for a bread basket but only arrived after 20 mins after we order. We were starving!

When starters are being served, that one particular waiter didn’t ask us to move my phone away which is the only thing on the table at that time. He decided to push away my phone from my side next to me and it slide to another corner of the table.

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Food:

Beef was nice, sides came late. Halibut was extremely dry like a biscuit even the sauce which was ok but a bit watery flavour can’t help to ‘moist’ the dry fish. I feel like I was eating a dry sponge without being wet. Very disappointed.

Dessert was nice, very generous portion for two.

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Overall:

Going here once is more than enough, will not be back for the horrible service and ok food. Not worth the price.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Singapore
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Beautiful ambience , undisturbed cozy corner with a marvelous view to catch up with a dear friend . Food was excellent though choice was extremely limited for vegetarians

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very very good🤩

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RamanD
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Stunning atmosphere, lovely food and great views.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, good food and an amazing view onto the London skyline.
And the staff were sensitive to our requests as well. We had a lovely evening indeed!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very unfreamdly

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor experience - the food was not great.. the waitress that was serving us was in a rush and she kept rushing, that was not nice. The security guy from Aqua was also rude when we were leaving.
Won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit the Aqua Shard for my Fiancées 35th birthday, I honestly couldn’t fault anything, from the arrival to the departure the experience was truly magnificent.

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vipFinediners
London
72 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was as expected but obviously after the lockdown they were a bit short staffed. Food was better than I thoiught it would be. Looked good, was well presented and had lots of it, especially the roast. The vegetarian option looked a bit small and the breakfast options were indeed breakfast options! View qas fantastic and the cocktail bar was amazing. It has had a refurb. Will be there again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and classy with an amazing view👌🏿

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vipElisabeth
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food is always a bit of a let down, overpriced for what it is, but the ambience and view are amazing! Great service from our waiter Bogdan who went above and beyond to make our evening special!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Very basic menu .. Over rated

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience, enjoyed the food from the starter, main course and dessert. Great customer service from beginning to end.

OT
OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible view- very grateful for the table we had. Food, drinks and

OT
OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely experience, delicious food portions were modest but fine for lunch

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been served by Farid, he was absolutely absolutely fantastic , excellent customer service a personal thank you. Farid made our day special also another gentleman very attentive thank you.

We have had a great experience like always and will be coming back soon

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Aqua Shard has a reduced menu, not suited to everyone taste. The mains portions we selected came as starter portions, we left feeling hungry which has never happened before.

The service was good, we had a lovely waitress, unfortunately due to Covid the place was cooler than usual.

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LeeC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I’ve been to aqua shard before and found the food really nice ! On this occasion however I was disappointed my steak was over cooked when I asked for medium rare and found the side orders a little bland compared to my last visit ! I think i just got them on a bad day I’m sure the food will be back to a high standard soon ! Service was good and ambiance nice considering the circumstances.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very disappointed in the quality and price of the wine. Limited rose selection. No French rose. Terribly expensive for what it was.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very great eat out for us. Nice view , food and service were excellent!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful view! Food was great as well, definitely worth it and will definitely come back.

Aqua Shard
Responded on 22 May 2021

Thank you for your glowing review! We are pleased to hear you enjoy your visit to Aqua Shard. I very much hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in not too distant future.

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vipcpd14
London
36 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner with outstanding service. The team was great. Thanks to David for making us feel special

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! a very pleasant atmosphere but the view did it all!

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IanD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful well cooked food and very good value and service

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All amazing 😁. Service is a top!!! Brilliant. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was amazing

FAQs

Aqua Shard is rated 4.4 stars by 931 OpenTable diners.

Aqua Shard does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://aquashard.co.uk/giftvouchers.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.