Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United Kingdom
  3. London
  4. South East London
  5. London Bridge
Aqua Shard, London,

Aqua Shard

4.2
4.2
1111 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.

Make a booking

2 people

21:30


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Private dining

Private dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00–15:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30 Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00–23:00 Thu–Sat 12:00–00:00 Dinner Daily 18:00–22:30

  • Phone number

    020 3011 1256

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Anthony Garlando

  • Catering

    The menu offers clever and classic ingredient combinations, allowing the best-of-British produce to speak for itself in a contemporary style. <br /><br />For private dining and events a full range of set menus are available with canapes and bowl food for standing receptions.

  • Private party facilities

    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 30 guests, the setting is perfect for business entertaining or private celebrations with plenty of space for welcome drinks.

  • Private party contact

    our events team: 020 3011 1256

  • Area

    London Bridge

  • Parking Details

    The nearest car park is the NCP on Snowfields, parallel to St Thomas Street.

  • 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

Experiences

  • Set Lunch

    £39.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Discover Aqua Shard's contemporary British Menu. Your choice of starter, main and dessert, made using the finest seasonal ingredients. A 13.5% discretionary service charge will be added to the final bill.
  • Peter Pan Afternoon Tea

    £52.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us at Aqua Shard for a magical adventure to Neverland from level 31 of The Shard and experience the Peter Pan Afternoon Tea developed. Enjoy a selection of savoury and sweet treats inspired by Peter's adventures, alongside the quintessentially British freshly baked scones. £2 from each afternoon tea sold will be donated to the charity, to help seriously ill children from across the UK who are treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital. A 13.5% discretionary service charge will be added to the final bill.

What 1,111 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • South East London

    Scenic View

  • South East London

    Contemporary British

Sort by

Filters

  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Unprofessional staff, it was our anniversary and they couldn’t even do anything special for us. I was having my desert while they bring us a bill and asked us to leave and it was not my first time there all I can say it’s not like what it used to be and doesn’t worth it!
  2. ES

    ElenaS

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Expensive but a nice experience. P.s.: They have a 13.5% service charge on the bill.
  3. RG

    RickG

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was really awkward, food was generally ordinary, so the special occasion that we booked at Aqua Shard was underwhelming, unlike my previous experiences at Aqua in Hong Kong.
  4. DA

    DAVIDT

    London

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    You can't fail to be impressed by the outstanding views across London that are offered at the restaurant and the added bonus is that both the food and the service is just as impressive. The menu although small nonetheless offers a range of dishes to suit all tastes and although not advertised it even catered for someone who was lactose intolerant (my guest). It would be remiss not to highlight the artistry and colour of the Rocket & Pear Salad (which looked and tasted amazing), the Leak & Potato Ravioli and the Chocolate Supreme. My dinner came together alongside an excellent choice of Rose wine courtesy of the Senior Water Davide at Aqua Shard (he demonstrated a masterclass in good customer service). Thanks for a great evening!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    I had been to the Aqua Shard tea 3 times previously and it was wonderful. This time however, was very VERY disappointing. I will not be back, and I do not recommend.
  6. MA

    MiziA

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    The afternoon tea presentation is nice and novelty but everything had raspberries' in it! Even scones were served with Raspberry Jam! Ironically my guest doesn't like Raspberries! The service was VERY Slow and bad.... Waiter dropped the fork and put it back next to my plate not replacing it with a clean one! I don't recommend the food or service, but go if you are patient and enjoy the view!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Ignored by waiting staff for large parts of the night and kept being apologised to, didn’t seem to have a problem with tending to some higher value paying tables, not worth all the hype , but the views were stunning and the food nice if even in my opinion overpriced for the portions.
  8. W

    Wispa1

    London

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Spectacular views of London (obviously), but food is average (fish was overcooked), and there are so many extras added to the (supposedly) fixed price lunch menu, that it hardly seems like a fixed price menu at all - eg small bread rolls at £2.50 each without warning. We were given a two hour slot, which is fine, but the waiting staff attempted to get us through in about half an hour, with no pause between courses. To be fair, they backed off when requested, and allowed us time to enjoy the view. In short, this is an experience that involves a meal, rather than a meal that is also an experience. What should have been a £61 per head set lunch cost close to £200 in the end because of the extra charges applied to nearly half the dishes. It was an experience though!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    My mums birthday - food was nice. Service was good. I had mentioned that it was a birthday when I’d booked though and
  10. CD

    CarolD

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing view! Service is superb and the food, magnificent. Would definitely recommend 👌
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing everything , food wine ,location,view ,service .
  12. IS

    IrinaS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's a special place to have dinner. A bit pricey, but considering that it comprises a bit of the View from Shard experience, it is worth it.
  13. SM

    SimonM

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great meal for my son’s birthday. Food was excellent and the view was fantastic.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The highlight is the view. Food and service is okay.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tokyo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aqua Shard was absolutely second to none in all categories. Fantastic food, lovely atmosphere and a spectacular staff, who made sure every aspect was taken care of. Not only did they hit all marks they also went over and above to make a special day unimaginably better.
  16. GD

    GDMK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very special birthday treat which lived up in fact exceeded expectations. A truly amazing venue, excellent food and faultless service.
  17. F

    Ferdz

    London

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Wow...this has got to be the worst service I have recieved in an age. We sat at 10:30am for breakfast. Service was slow ...and I mean really slow. One of my party ordered a fresh mint tea, instead of advising that they had no fresh mint, they told her that they were giving her peppermint. Egg in the starter should have run but the yolk was over easy, as a result the crap and sweet potato hash was dry. The beef in the main was delicious but the broccoli was raw, the potatoes dry, the yorkshire pudding burnt and the gravy had an acrid taste. Coffee cups were still on the table by the time we left. Empty water bottle as table was never properly cleared. By the time we managed to catch someones attention to get the bill and leave it was 1:15pm. Absolutey horrendous service. Felt I had to apologise to my friend as this was suppossed to be a birthday gift!! Never again
  18. G

    Gourmetn

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    First impressions involved the security guard cramming our elevator full of people. This was disappointing during a Covid uptick. It seems to me if people don’t have a reservation they shouldn’t be allowed up. I overheard some say they were just going for the view & photo op.The dress code is too relaxed. We saw lots of t-shirts and shorts. The food was fine but I can make better. There were a couple odd flavor combinations such as mint with the cheese ravioli. Also, the sorbet with the chocolate sphere wasn’t a good combination. Portion sizes were appropriate and drinks were good. It was quite loud due to the music, number of people and all the hard surfaces. We had 2 different waiters so it was confusing whom to ask questions. The menu was also very limited. Overall, I think there are better options in London.
  19. M

    Missy57

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    We had been dazzled by our first experience here nearly 4 years ago and this dinner was an early 30th anniversary celebration. We were seated promptly but it went downhill from there. The server who first seated us and gave us the menus and wine list never came back, though she was work in other tables, actually unfolding and placing napkins in patrons’ laps, etc. we had a different server take our drink and food orders, yet another server bringing bread and drinks, and one more server to bring our entree. Finally, our first server came back around to ask if we wanted desert. At one hour and twenty minutes into this experience, we said no, we just need our bill. Twenty minutes later, one of our other servers came along and took our payment. The famous view? We were two rows back from it and wouldn’t have been able to see it without disrupting other diners. The bread? Not freshly baked and certainly not on the premises. The portions were ridiculously small. And in a so-called fine dining place, the music should add to the experience, not take it over. The selection and the volume were both overpowering. I doubt I will remember this for any of the right reasons. Maybe it’s COVID and the resulting labor shortage, or maybe Aqua Shard gets enough tourist trade that it can turn tidy profits and rest on its laurels. But we wont be back. There are other places in London that treat us well and serve better food at better prices. We will go there instead.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    I arrived for lunch with a friend to be told that I had booked for Afternoon Tea. I had booked on Open Table for lunch. A particularly obnoxious young lady put her tablet in my face to prove that I was wrong I was forced to show my open table confirmation for lunch. At no time did she apologise for the mistake but went to speak to someone else. I was then told they would find a table for me in the lunch section! Mistakes happen but unsure how a computer booking could go wrong. Dreadful customer service. If I hadn’t been meeting a friend I would have walked out. Perhaps they need to be more careful who they allow to greet clients. It was a pointless disagreement when the lunch section was half empty!!! After that things improved. Pleasant lunch with good waiter service.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice view and very good service.
  22. ER

    EdwardR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food was mediocre and service was not good. Long waits for everything and inexperienced staff.
  23. LE

    LondonExplorer

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    I visited the Aqua Shard with a friend who was visiting London for the weekend, wanting to give her a proper view of the city. We ordered the roast dinner for our main, which arrived without the Yorkshire pudding. When we inquired with our server, they were insistent that there was nothing wrong with our order. When asked to see a menu, the server tossed the menu on the table and quickly dashed off. We called after them asking if they could remain at the table for one moment to clear up the issue after which they put up their finger to silence us and rushed off. A manager appeared at our table after this where they assured us the Yorkshire pudding was on its way. The situation was presented as if it was planned though it was clear they had forgotten to include this part of our dish as all other patrons were receiving the Yorkshire pudding on their plate with the rest of the ingredients. In addition to this, the server continued to act very rudely towards me and my friend for the rest of our dining experience through actions like not coming to our table for long periods of time, serving us in complete silence with a very clear hostile demeanour. All that to say, I am not a difficult customer and completely understand that issues may arise during service of food. However, I have never seen a server react so poorly and disrespectfully to being questioned about a dish and further, do not appreciate a restaurant's lacklustre attempt to cover up a mistake rather than owning up to it and moving on. This was a very disappointing experience for such an expensive meal and will most certainly not be back or recommending it to a friend as there are many other more enjoyable options in the city with a similar view.
  24. C

    Christivi25

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The brunch menu is too much 3 course meal compulsory. We didn’t enjoy paying so much and being forced to eat all 3 and just one drink. We would have been ordering more to drink and one main English breakfast. Service was average. Staff was not smiling or happy to explain much. Don’t think I’ll go back. View was amazing but we didn’t get close to the window so didn’t see as much. Food was good but too much
  25. A

    Asian

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience5
    When waiter greeted to us, I was socked.... He said 'Konnichiwa'... because we are asian. Do you also say bonjour to europian customer? We just came to have dinner as a customer like others, not as asian. And entierly their serving speed was too slow. Before having main dish, I ordered a drink but they served it after at the end of eating the main dish. Also they had to give us change but they just observed us to just leave. Thus, I was so stressed and didn't want to waste my time anymore, so I just got out of the restaurant. Please shame on you.
  26. T

    Txtx

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing vibe, gorgeous views and attentive, yet respectful staff.
  27. TJ

    TJW1978

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was great, service could be better, a bit noisy but to be expected
  28. DO

    DanO

    London

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I understand the attraction to this venue is the view, and not necessarily the quality of the cuisine. The food was as expected, but the service, while perfectly friendly, was rather unexpectedly amateurish. Despite plenty of space around our table, servers routinely reached across the table to deliver and remove dishes. At the end of each course, our server stacked all the dirty dishes ON THE TABLE before carrying them away! While I understand levels of staffing are stretching the limits at most businesses virtually everywhere, there is no excuse for poor training. I worked in bars and restaurants throughout my teens and know this is among the first lessons learned. It may be accepted as normal a local pub but never at any place above a 2-star level. I was hosting some friends who had taken the Shard tour and I thought Aqua Shard might be a treat for them; given the proximity. While they are decidedly not patrons of fine dining, even they were a bit taken aback by this practice and noted it as unacceptable even in their own home! While it didn't ruin our evening, I would have expected better...
  29. PB

    PeterB

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    We nearly had a great experience, however, a waiter dropped a plate of food that he was serving to the next table and it took them way too long to do anything about it, so the food just sat there for several minutes which wasn’t really what you expect in a top restaurant. Without that it would have been great, good food, ok service and a view to die for
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience in London
  31. MC

    MatildaC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Nice place. This place has outstanding views. It is worth the visit.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Bad service
  33. W

    Wave

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The most incredible view in London. Great food and atmosphere are just a bonus.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Service was appalling due to lack of attention by the waiting staff. It took 15 minutes from the time they gave us the menu to attend after we have to catch their attention on more than one occasions to take our order. The crab cake was processed and in my view not made in house presumably purchased from M&S. we constantly have to alert the waiting staff as opposed to them being attentive to guests need. Once you put down your dietary requirements in your system, one should not have to ask the guests if we have any dietary requirements. A good restaurant would have taken notice of the requirements from the outset. I asked for double espresso and they served me earl grey tea! The brunch with wine pairings cost £176 for 2. Not value for money. The discretionary gratuities should not have been imposed as a must. At this level of service, tips should not be automatically be put in the bill. It should be a question for guests to say whether tips were well earned or not, not by default. Unlikely to recommend apart from the view.
  35. JB

    JerryB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and lovely food in an amazing location. Great for a special occasion as it is a little expensive but it definitely has the wow factor and I cannot imagine that anyone could be disappointed. It took a while for our order to be taken but we were busy enjoying the view while waiting. Overall it was a memorable evening for us.
  36. p

    pigiuz

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    outstanding view, food is not worth the price, but the view is fantastic
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    We waited 45-60 minutes to order just drinks. People around us were leaving from waiting so long. It’s a great view but not quite worth the hubbub.
  38. RL

    RLB15

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Very disappointing, our first lunch since lockdown....limited menu, smaller portions, higher prices. Overall for what I paid I could have done better at the Oxo Tower or the Sky Garden. Will be scrubbing the Shard off our list. it's changed since we last visited Covid days.
  39. D

    Dennis

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Luckily we have the windows seat looking out the panoramic view of London. Choices for food is limited but tasty. Service was great but music too loud and noisy like a disco
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing felt very special for my birthday most amazing seat near the window service impeccable could not fault

FAQs

Aqua Shard is rated 4.2 stars by 1111 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

21:30


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Aqua Shard

Level 31, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY

Additional information

  • Area

    London Bridge

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00–15:00 Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30 Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00–23:00 Thu–Sat 12:00–00:00 Dinner Daily 18:00–22:30

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    The nearest car park is the NCP on Snowfields, parallel to St Thomas Street.

  • Public Transit

    London Bridge Station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Anthony Garlando

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 3011 1256

  • Catering

    The menu offers clever and classic ingredient combinations, allowing the best-of-British produce to speak for itself in a contemporary style. <br /><br />For private dining and events a full range of set menus are available with canapes and bowl food for standing receptions.

  • Private party facilities

    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 30 guests, the setting is perfect for business entertaining or private celebrations with plenty of space for welcome drinks.

  • Private party contact

    our events team: 020 3011 1256

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo