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Oblix West

4.5
261 reviews
£41 and over
Global, International
Located on the 32nd floor of the Shard, with panoramic views across the London skyline, Rainer Becker’s Oblix offers a contemporary, sophisticated yet relaxed dining experience.

Stir the senses as you enter the main dining room through the excitement of the kitchen; or head to the bar and relax while you dine in the ambience and energy of the lounge.

The wood fired oven, charcoal grill and spit roast are the heart and soul of the Oblix kitchen.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 261 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMoviediner
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. We shared the porterhouse steak, a Cesar salad and fries with parmesan and shaved truffles. The Cesar salad was uniquely presented and tasty. The beef was high quality.

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Irishangel
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Oblix was good, view was great but extremely pricey £ 36 - 176 for a steak and extra for sides. Gluten free was available but limited menu and desserts gf was very disappointed as could get brownie sundae/ sorbet in most pubs/ restaurants so would have liked more choice. Food was lovely and well cooked but you are definetly paying for the view.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to William and his wonderful team for supporting my brother in his proposal to his girlfriend! Your support and interventions were incredible and they will remember it forever. Excellent customer service and they really pushed the boat out. Thank you all again guys!!

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AmandaC
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely evening with delicious food but little pricey

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Hoho3
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice tea. Great atmosphere and views from the 32nd floor of the Shard.

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vipLadyB12
London
85 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the set Elevator lunch set menu at £40 a head, dessert was extra but my brother opted to end the meal with a cheese plate and I opted for the Octopus starter to end the meal seeing that I was not a big dessert fan. Nice view from the 32nd floor.

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Fleurm31
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best friend and I booked this table as a treat after not seeing each other in so long. She has been before but this was my first time and I can’t wait to come back! We where lucky enough to have a table in the window and it was amazing!! Staff amazing! Food delicious! Then cocktails downstairs was the perfect end to a perfect night. Thank you so much

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Well to be at near the top of the Shard in London with what is supposed to be a top restaurant was something we looked forward to.
Appearance - modern but too dark and cheerless
Wait - very long (an hour) for what was a simple order and not really a huge crowd.
Food quality - appetizers were hit and miss with some sad tiny “king” prawns which were cut in half to give the appearance of quantity when clearly they may have been short.
Steaks were decent but not phenomenal by any means.
Sides were just okay but extremely salty broccoli.
Wanted to try the Kobe filet or the tomahawk bit was dissuaded by the server saying it would take really long.
Well .... the regular steaks also took really long.
Other items on the menu sounded nice like lamb and duck etc. but he may have had an excuse for those also.

So top of London but not top of London.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Lovely place, quite dark but able to see. Aside from the wrong steak being sent out to us. Lovely experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food extremely average.
Paid full price for child who doesn’t drink tea, no other options offered, charged £5.50 for an apple juice
Service - some staff were really pleasant and friendly, however our first impression at the table was an unfriendly one.
The restaurant itself was really loud with unnecessary music making it even louder.

Somewhere we wanted to try but sadly wouldn’t go back.

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LizzieN
London
13 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely vibe and the food was great we had the chefs sharing menu for £55 each and we were stuffed !

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vipJohnB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The hostess was rude, claimed she called my phone regarding my reservation and when I showed her that I had not received a phone call she persisted in claiming she did. Then she seats us at a table for 4 next to a very large group, notwithstanding the fact we were a party of two and there were plenty of tables for two available with a view. They were out of the item we ordered, but the chef sent out a complimentary starter which was very good and a welcomed gesture. The waiter was excellent and very attentive. I’m sure If the hostess wasn’t rude and we had been seated at an appropriate table my scoring would have been higher.

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MartinA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I wasn’t particularly happy about the bread becoming stale as it was getting cold. Disappointing, specially when it was an up sale from the waiter.

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JonathanI
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Impressive venue, can’t fault that at all. It’s as expensive as you’d expect it To be for the location and vibe. Views are great, food was really tasty. The a la carte menu is solid but had the Valentine’s Day tasting menu with wine pairing. Honestly, was tasty enough but not a tasting menu. It was basically most of what was on the limited Valentine’s a la carte menu, at the table as it’s cooked. I’ve done tasting Menus as this isn’t that, but was nice to not have to think about it too much. Overall a lovely evening but £300 lighter as a result. Also, small gripe, but asking someone to remove a smart hat and making a point on all of the booking confirmations to dress well, only for me to see people with tracksuit bottoms and someone with a football top - bit of a joke. Either have a dress code or don’t - grey areas aren’t welcome. Some booked seating set up on the bar area is welcome too, it’s carnage in there as no-one directs you. Will be back though as it’s a lovely spot and service is solid

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MargaretP
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to oblix for valentines lunch and we get table next to the window exacly how we asked. The service was helpfull and friendly, food was amazing, we choose tasting menu and view obviously breathtaking.

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vipkamal
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good location, great view but the food and service were also up to standard. Really nice place for lunch dinner, date, business...

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Magnificent setting. Make sure you ask for a table by the window when booking. green beans were out of this world as was the mushroom Orzo and apple pie. The rest was average.

Classic tasting menu great value for money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go for the tasting menu! Great way to try a little of everything!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic venue with fabulous views and great food- highly recommended

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Davkim
Essex
14 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here before and it was our god friends birthday, so decided to return and we were sat at a window table much to the delight of our guests. The service was exceptional, William was fantastic greeting our birthday guest and making the whole experience personal and happy. The wagyu steak was to die for and the sweet platter with birthday wishes written was the topping of the meal. So many thanks guys for your hospitality once again

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Mg12
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Bell’ambiente, bellissima vista, carne buona... sinceramente il personale non mi ha convinto ne all’accoglienza né in sala.

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vipStephanCHIROL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food not wow, we took the signature menu and as they were long to serve us they moved us to another table after two hours and our meal was not finished.

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OpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing staff looked after us we had a double birthday celebration and they done 2 dessert plates and candles. All staff were smart polite and smiling. They knew the menu very well and brought our food over in perfect timing topped our drinks up. The dinner was jus flowing perfectly. Thank you oblix! See you again soon

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Friendly staff. Good ambiance. Had to call waiter to order but once got attention, quick and attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were initially disappointed because our table did not have the best view but the staff did everything they could to finally accommodate us as it was my sons birthday! The food was amazing and the staff were lovely and we had a fabulous time .

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
11 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great view

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Harrison
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Greatfor dinner with a view over London, good ambience food and service.

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bblarc
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Not good for the money value, go elsewhere for Afternoon Tea. The only draw here is the view. Other than that, food was sub par. The actual restaurant itself was dark and unappealing.
As far as service, Patrick and the petite Asian girl (sorry forgot her name), provided excellent service with a winning attitude. They both made the experience tolerable.

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vipAndrea
London
24 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Off course you pay for the beautiful location,on top of London,amazing.
Food wise is very average,over price for what you get at the end.
Bread tasted like frozen one,pasta full of butter and coffe arrived twice cold.
So if you really want to take some great picture,with friends,that’s the place,if you are hoping to have a great lunch/dinner experience,then I guess is about luck.
Food 5
Service 6
Good luck.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place with excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely family meal, very special . We were given a window table which made our night. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect views! Lovely personel! Excellent food!

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Ooowowo
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration of Christmas Eve

Perfect window seat and ambience ;)

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Waited 30 mins for a table.

Waited 30 mins to be served once we sat down.

Ran out of the sandwiches that we liked.

Overall service was very slow outside of the two issues already mentioned.

Did give us two free cocktails and we’re very apologetic but not what I’d expect. Have been before with no issues.

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KaryW
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Waited 45 mins for the afternoon tea to be served on the table after ordering! A lot of people were there hence was super noisy. The food was mediocre - the sandwiches were so bland. The cocktail was tasteless.
Basically went there JUST for the view, nothing else.

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vipJanine
Kent
60 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous views of course but the service and the food is also excellent. We loved the flatbreads with truffle and the squid was very good. We followed that with lobster which was moist and tender but why no claws to enjoy? Our desserts of cheesecake were delicious. The house champagne is particularly good and the selection of Californian Chardonnay was perfect. Someone proposed to his girlfriend whilst we were there and the whole restaurant celebrated with them.
The service was great and we were offered a window table once one became available.

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StephanieN
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Waited too long for food. Others were getting food before us.

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EmmaKO
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing meal at Oblix West. Loved the ambience and the views as spectacular as you can imagine even more so at night.

Main courses are cooked fresh as anything including large cuts of steak-cooked to perfection.

An ideal place for a special occasion meal a night to remember!

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vipDavidB
London
43 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Really poor experience. We attended this evening for a quiet dinner. We thought we would have the 10 tasting menu, and were assured they could provide a pescatarian alternative. After quite some sway and no food, we were advised they couldn’t do seafood for the tasting menu, and instead a vegetarian option.

We did not receive food until over a hour after arriving at the time of our reservation. We then received 3 orders of bread, 3 servings of the same salad, received just 7 courses of the “10 course tasting”. Our dinner was abruptly concluded presumably as they had reserved the table for the 9.30 setting - and given the 60 plus minute delay in commencing service - ran out of time to provide the 10 course tasting menu.

We feedback to the supervisor and asked to speak with the manager. He was quite helpful, though it took 3 attempts to finalise the bill, firstly because we had been overcharged for the wrong tasting menu, they then returned with two addition drinks we didn’t order or receive, only to have to amend the bill again.

They had also placed our table very close to other tables, which meant one of us was constantly knocked and bumped into during the service of another table. Despite asking that they desist from knocking and kicking my chair, and requesting to move tables - we continued to have waiting staff knock into us during the meals.

Very disappointed with the service and the evening.

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vipSteveS
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

After 4 other nice experiences, I was greatly disappointed with the service and food. I have now crossed this restaurant off my list.
The food was served cold.
5 different people waited on our table and each was rude.
I tried to order a very expensive bottle of wine and they kept trying to up sell me despite my saying that I had already decided.
It was a very unpleasant experience and with so many other high end choices in London, they should be better at doing their job

FAQs

Oblix West offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7268 6700.

Oblix West is rated 4.5 stars by 261 OpenTable diners.

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.