Harden's survey result
“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”.
“You can’t beat the view” from the 31st floor of Western Europe’s tallest building: “sitting up in the heavens, overlooking the twinkling lights of London” puts it high on some diners’ lists “for a special occasion”. Prices at this Hong Kong-owned landmark venture are appropriately “astronomical”, but the food is definitely not out-of-this-world and for too many reporters the overall package “can seem poor value for money (even with the special deal!)”
“An utterly disgraceful fleecing of out-of-towners looking for a glamorous ‘occasion’ meal but getting ripped off!” – that’s the gist of too many reports on this 31st-floor chamber which is “so completely disappointing” it “risks giving the Capital a bad name”. “You do get a remarkable view of London” and romantics say it’s “the perfect place to watch the sunset and the lights coming on over the City”… “but that’s it!”. Top Tip – “breakfast is the still-not-cheap-but-cheapest way to sample this otherwise extortionate experience: book the earliest slot the ensure a window table and the chance to watch the city awake!!”
“Only go for the view!” (admittedly “spectacular”) to this swish (but “soulless”) chamber on the Shard’s 31st floor, where “average food is indifferently served” at extortionate expense. “If you go, go on a deal”.
Aqua Shard Restaurant Diner Reviews
"The setting is wonderful but the food and service were lacklustre and the prices are outrageous. If you want to enjoy the view, just visit the bar where a bellini will cost you half the price of the official 'View from the Shard', then eat elsewhere."
|Wine per bottle||£49.00|
Level 31, 31 St Thomas St, London, SE1 9RY
|Number of Diners:|
|Monday||7 am‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Tuesday||7 am‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Wednesday||7 am‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Thursday||7 am‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Friday||7 am‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Saturday||9 am‑3:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Sunday||9 am‑3:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|