The 32nd floor of London’s highest glassy wonder is home to Aqua Shard, a restaurant & bar serving the best of British cuisine alongside ridiculous views over the capital.
Enter via the robot lift (you don’t have to push the buttons.. it just knows you’re there..) and you’ll find yourself in an impressive three-storey high atrium bar, way up high above the streets of London.
We stopped for a glass of Champagne and were surprised to find the prices weren’t as bone-crushingly expensive as we’d expected them to be. You can get a bottle of wine (Pe Branco, Herdade do Esporao, Portugal for £24 here… but of course if you’re there for a special occasion there are many more options!
And check out those views…
Aqua Shard is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. A quintessentially British menu includes dishes like grilled sea bass and rare breed roasts, as well as puddings like fig tart and buttermilk panna cotta. Aqua Shard also serves afternoon tea, available Monday – Friday 3.00pm – 5.00pm. A classic afternoon tea will set you back £34.50, or the Champers variety is £45.
Open Monday to Sunday
7-10.30am Monday to Friday
9.00-10.00am Saturday and Sunday
12-2.45pm Monday to Friday
11am-3.30pm Saturday and Sunday
Afternoon Tea: 3-5pm Monday to Friday
6-10.45pm Monday to Sunday
12pm-1am Monday to Sunday
The bar operates on a walk in basis only, no reservations are taken. Entry is subject to capacity.
31 St Thomas Street
+44 (0)20 3011 1256