Aqua Shard


Located on Level 31 of The Shard, Aqua Shard serves inventive contemporary British cuisine.

Open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, the restaurant boasts breathtaking views from its main dining room, private event spaces and spectacular three-storey-high atrium bar.

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Typical meal price: From £26.00 (USD33.83) per diner

£26 to £40

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Aqua Shard

Level 31 The Shard
31 St Thomas Street
Yelp Reviews

3.0 out of 5 based on 93 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Aqua Shard

2.0 out of 5 1 September 2016
by Jaime T.

So wish I'd read these reviews before heading to Aqua Shard for breakfast. It sounds like my experience echoes a lot of other Yelp users' experiences as well i.e. not impressed. Alex S. put it better than I ever could (as it sounds nearly exactly like what happened to us), but I just felt that the overall experience - from the atmosphere to the decor to the food was just so-so for what is...more

2.0 out of 5 9 July 2016
by Angie D.

Just terrible from the very beginning. Be prepared to have your purse go through a scanner, then you get scanned by their staff not once but twice to confirm you have a reservation. Then the hostess is blunt enough to tell you that you only have your table for two hours. Are you serious!?

My steak was overdone and the green beans came out as peas. The recommendation for a slightly sweet wine...more

1.0 out of 5 5 July 2016
by Valentina V.

The first thing the hostess said to us as we asked about a table for dinner was, "You need to order a main course for each person."

Exqueeeeeeze me?

I should have turned around and left right there. Their assumption that every guest that walks in is a freeloader for the view is more than disconcerting. It sets up a terrible repartee from the moment the customer interacts with the...more

3.0 out of 5 5 July 2016
by inah e.


We went here for breakfast. It's a pre-fixe menu for £29/plate you get juice, coffee, an assortment of croissants, and a main dish (smoked salmon, Full British, or Lobster Benedict).

I ordered the Lobster which was good but tasted basic, nothing too special. My sister got the British breakfast, I liked the blood sausage but the bacon was too tough.

When they gave us our...more

3.0 out of 5 1 June 2016
by Henri R.

So last night was my second time at Aqua Shard. The first being just after it had opened. I wasn't very impressed the first time and I had put it down to it being a new business. However, it's clear that the same issues we had first time around are still clearly there. It's also way over priced for what you get.

I understand that it is a high end tourist spot. Free entry to see the view of...more

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