Oblix East

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118 reviews
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£41 and over
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Global, International
Located on the 32nd floor of the Shard, with panoramic views across the London skyline, Oblix East offers a contemporary, sophisticated yet relaxed dining experience. The seating area varies between a mixture of lower sofa and armchair seating and high tables & stools with back rests. Please note: no children under the age of 16 are allowed in Oblix East after 6pm. Please see menus available: Friday Lunch - Lunch A La Carte selection along with the £28 set menu for 2 courses Saturday - Sunday & Bank Holidays - Weekend Brunch (Not available on Saturday for lunch in August only replaced by Seafood Brunch) Saturday August - Seafood Brunch (Available on Saturday for lunch in August only) Monday to Sunday Dinner - A La Carte menu
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our anniversary there. They were super kind and rge food was superb!

DT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing surroundings, views exceptional. Seeing it go dark as London lit up was special. We had a lovely table near the windows with an interrupted view. Food was exceptional as was the service. Can’t wait to try Aquashard or Oblix West at night

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

20 years and counting. The best table at this restaurant

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely view, lovely service and lovely food.

w
London
26 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

More of a bar with good food and stunning views than a restaurant. If you want the better atmosphere and a more varied menu then try Oblix West. All that being said I could not fault the quality of the food with the smoked mackerel starter being the standout dish. Service was attentive and the staff were well informed about the food, wine and views.

JM
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I treated my friend to an upmarket birthday brunch with white wine while visiting London from Glasgow . We were horrified to find someone had stuck chewing gum underneath our table. We told the waiter (? Roberto) who came dealt with it and the manager apologised but we thought they may have offered us complementary cocktail/coffee or something as it wasn’t a cheap brunch (£170) for 2. But nothing........ a but disappointing for an upmarket establishment like The Shard.

S
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent service, extremely attentive. We had a breath taking window table and we had the incredible value brunch
Will be back very soon

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience couldn’t of been any better! The views the food and the service was just perfect!

CO
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DELICIOUS and FUN evening. Awesome views of London and the food was very good. Excellent evening for a tourist like me.

b
London
200 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Location is everything and I think the views over London are the main draw for this venue. The restaurant is beautiful and the staff well presented. I think the food and drinks are a little over priced but at such a location I wouldn't have expected anything else. Would not honour an OpenTable Dining Cheque, despite being previously confirmed over the phone with the restaurant, marking this on the booking and ensuring prior this venue was not listed on the Opentable opt-out list. However outside of this, a pleasant dining experience, although comparable to other similar standard restaurants excluding the view from up The Shard.

m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Sat brunch with bottomless drinks is a fantastic day out. We weren't rushed at all and it was a very relaxed and enjoyable experience. It would be even better if there were a couple of options for which drinks to have but its a fairly minor request. Definitely a good one for a special occassion or just a fun Sat!

LC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Obviously, you go for the view ... which really is breathtaking. But the food (dinner) and drink (cocktails, wine list) were EXCELLENT! We had an absolutely lovely meal, preceded by a delicious cocktail, then cheese and more wine. Two minor gripes: the starter was served before the wine (a pet peeve ... please, NEVER serve food with no wine on the table). And our bread, though warm and delicious, took a while to come out of the kitchen, which was mildly frustrating since our starters needed bread to go with them.
Generally, the quality of food and service is very high.
We were celebrating a special occasion, and I highly recommend Oblix for just such an event. Or even just to treat yourself to a nice evening!

CW
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Whilst we were lucky enough to be given a window table which affords undeniably spectacular views, and was perfect as it was my wife's birthday, the seating itself is really not great. It feels like normal height tables but way-too-low seats (comfy, sink-into seats) so it feels far more suited to snacking/sharing and chatting than it does a proper restaurant experience. I'm not complaining at the price at all but given that we spent over £400, we were definitely not expecting more of a restaurant feel to the eating arrangements.

Also, the tables are very wide so with four people sitting so far apart, and the high-level music (albeit excellent music) it's virtually impossible to hold a four-way conversation. As it was my wife's birthday and we went with friends, it was genuinely frustrating and quite disappointing.

Despite the excellent food, wine and impeccable service, the above points seriously detracted from our experience and we would not return for these reasons (unless there are other table arrangements we're not aware of).

GF
London
25 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

The seating is very low; the food was generally sweet but okay and expensive.
Obilix West is definitely better.

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Era una serata molto speciale, ho chiesto alla mia fidanzata di sposarmi: ingresso con controllo di sicurezza, ascensore che porta direttamente al 32º piano, composto da 2 ristoranti: l’east è il più informale dei due, dj set, musica alta, molta gente tavolo alti e bassi, vetrate con vista incredibile su tutto il lato est di Londra. Abbiamo preso dei ravioli fuori menu al granchio, molto gustosi, e due branzini freschi e ben cotti. Il nostro cameriere era italiano quindi è stato tutto molto Semplice e lui estremamente gentile e premuroso.
Se avete idea di un aperitivo è il posto ideale, per una serata romantica suggerisco l’Ovest. I prezzi sono molto alti, noi con una bottiglia di Chianti e dolce 248 GBP.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was top, very good atmosphere, breathtaking view over London and amazing food. Unfortunately steak quality was poor. Everything else tastes amazing!

JF
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambience overlooking the city of London. Nice spot for a special occasion dinner.

TG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great, atmosphere was great..but a little too pricey for what you got!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Reasonable price for an amazing experience and good food

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing food but only slight issue was the music was a bit too loud

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Diner with friends

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy buena atención, comida excelente y los tragos tb!!

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i
London
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was really outstanding but it was a bit challenging to fully enjoy it: the trending obligation to have loud music playing was quite bothering for a dinner. I can understand that for a bar/club, but it's too much while you enjoy a meal and try to chat with friends/family.

Another downside of selecting a "trendy" place is the service quality. Even though we were told at the coat check that someone would guide us to our booked table, we were left standing in the entrance for 5/7 minutes without being attended for. Had to grad a server to ask, were told to head to the bar to wait, asked to another server who checked and gave us the available table in front of us, which was ready since we first arrived :) 2 minutes after we sat down, a server came with a dish and asked us if it was for us... We also ordered sparkling water and when our glasses were half empty, a server nicely refilled them... with tap water without asking... :) For the wine by the glass, stick to the 125ml as the more expensive 175ml we order we almost exactly as much as the 125ml...

One positive attention though: the room manager moved us from a center table to one by the windows when room was less crowded. Nice gesture.

To sum it up, great food, great view but the crew doesn't seem quite up to the task during peak hours. Book at 21:00 one a week day: there will be less noise and probably a more relaxed and attentive service.

SF
London
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to spend an evening with friends and loved ones!!!
A specially steak for two rib eye was the best 😊🤗

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place. Only disappointment was that despite a long list of gins to choose from there was not a single sloe gin option. I'd have thought a venue of this calibre would offer a sloe gin.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Proposal at the shard

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food quality and taste was just average.

Menu lacked of Innovation.

There was about 1 hour difference in service between our starters and main dishes.

I would compare it with any average high street restaurant nothing more and nothing less.

k
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service absolutely fantastic. They really look after you. I had my family coming from Brazil and the manager and the whole team have been incredible amazing. I'd definitely recommend Oblix not just for the view but also for the great experience.

p
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!
It’s not the first time that I’ve been to Oblix Esst, but it was the first time for brunch. The food, the ambiance and the staff was just amazing. I would recommend this place to anyone who loves to have brunch with a stunning view!

KC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sommelier was fantastic & recommended a delicious red wine. Great food & great views too!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great venue, good food. Perfect all round

DA
London
14 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was superb - very knowledgeable about the menu and wines, gave us plenty of time to enjoy drinks before ordering then moved us to a fabulous table with an incredible view when it became available. Drinks were very expensive but other than that a perfect way to spend our 7th anniversary

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and Service was Fantastic!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Wonderful atmosphere. Food magnificent. Price reasonable. Overall faultless. Easy straight 10 out of ten.

KG
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great place that first impression was just amazing but unfortunately my steak was over done but still well seasoned. Amazing experience definitely coming back very soon.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The views were amazing but we were disappointed with the service.

r
London
31 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was nice, service at beginning was disappointing as they knew it was a special occasion and felt we dining at All Bar One on high stools! But it was rectified within 10min when I spoke to the manager

A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 1

Sadly I won’t ever be going here again after this experience even though I’ve been going to Oblix now for several years. It was an awful abusive experience from the start... and yes I mean abusive! It started with me receiving several text messages asking for confirmation which I responded to and then two phone calls asking for my confirmation again. I understand that tables need to be managed however this was almost enough to put me off as it was incompetent administration not utilising the tools they have in place. Then on arrival we were dropped off at the bar as we waited for our table. I understand this process however given you are inviting many people in to drink only at the bar, this can be very upsetting to people coming in as we were constantly asked to move so non table booking visitors could get drinks. People were getting angry! We were sat at our table next to the drinking table and it was another new challenge of people bumping us as we ate... we were moved thankfully to the window but then came the worst part ... people who aren’t eating were allowed to walk up to our table and literally lean over us as we ate... the staff try to ask them not to but with how busy they are this is nearly impossible to manage given the volume. After about 20 or so person to do that to us I asked a lady and gentleman to please not lean over me as I was eating and she then yelled at me and called me the most disgusting swear word you can imagine. I had to ask the staff to please ask her to go away which they did and what looked like gave her a drink to calm her down. They then came to us and tried to reduce the bill which I refused. You can’t buy my view of Integrity. Throwing money at the fact I was assaulted during my dinner is offensive. This place has become a tourist trap and clearly doesn’t care about regular visitors or the safety of the people onsite. It is an accident waiting to happen... sadly although the food was lovely, this turned me off for good...

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Very rushed service. Brought mains before starters were finished.

OT
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely stunning and the food was delicious.

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