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Summary

£112
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Near the top of the Shard, on its 31st floor, there’s no doubt this is a stunning venue, most recommended for a special date or the “amazing afternoon tea”. No-one says its modern British menu is disappointing, but there is a feeling that it’s “very expensive” and the cynical verdict is that “you don’t go for the food, you go for the toilets, which give you an unparalleled widescreen view of London”.

Summary

£112
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fabulous views, a great atmosphere and an interesting fusion menu” were more in focus in commentary this year on this sexily located venue, near the top of The Shard. Unsurprisingly, it is sometimes still seen as being “overpriced”, but this was less of a complaint this year. Options here also include brunch and unlimited sandwiches and cakes for afternoon tea.

Summary

£112
£££££
1
Poor
1
Poor
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The views are fantastic from the top of the Shard”, but prices for the “very ordinary food” are “totally outrageous”“hardly value for money unless you’re a hedge-fund manager”. Some reporters “would never return”, but others are “glad they went”. Just remember – “this is a place to be seen and to see from, rather than a magnet for food-lovers”. Top Tip – “don’t miss the urinals – they’re the best in London”.

Summary

£112
£££££
1
Poor
1
Poor
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The views are fantastic from the top of the Shard”, but prices for the “very ordinary food” are “totally outrageous”“hardly value for money unless you’re a hedge-fund manager”. Some reporters “would never return”, but others are “glad they went”. Just remember – “this is a place to be seen and to see from, rather than a magnet for food-lovers”. Top Tip – “don’t miss the urinals – they’re the best in London”.

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Entertainments,Menu
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No dress code
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Aqua Shard Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Aqua Shard Restaurant in SE1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Aqua Shard restaurant.
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Lovely venue...
Reviewed 9 months, 14 days ago

"Lovely venue"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £34.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£15.50 £42.00 £10.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £38.50
Filter Coffee £7.00
Extras  
Bread £4.00
Service 13.50%
Level 31, 31 St Thomas St, London, SE1 9RY
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3:15 pm, 6 pm‑10:15 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3:15 pm, 6 pm‑10:15 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3:15 pm, 6 pm‑10:15 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3:15 pm, 6 pm‑10:15 pm
Friday12 pm‑3:15 pm, 6 pm‑10:15 pm
Saturday6 pm‑10:15 pm
Sunday6 pm‑10:15 pm

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