Harden's survey result
“The view is spectacular” from the 32nd floor of the Shard, so “why not put the £35 it would cost to go to the viewing deck towards a meal here”, in the brasserie from Rainer Becker of Zuma and Roka. “The meal is ridiculously overpriced”, of course, but “the atmosphere feels special” and – though the food is not without its detractors – a relatively high proportion of diners here feel “it matches the panorama”. You can choose between the West section for a restaurant-style meal or the East bar with food.
“A table by the window overlooking the Thames and St Paul’s, a glass of Champagne: ultimate romance!” – that’s the impression left on some fans of this sky-high brasserie from Rainer Becker (of Zuma and Roka fame). That “the food is great, too” can seem like something of an afterthought, but on most accounts it does live up, even if prices are as steep as The Shard’s glass sides! You can book for either the ‘West’ or ‘East’ sections – the former’s selection of grills from the Josper (plus flatbreads, salads, and so on) is more extensive than the latter’s.
“Yes the views are amazing and that is what you go for” (including on business), but this 32-floor venue is “living off its location” – the food is “expensive and nothing to write home about” and service – though more amiable of late – still so so.
“The location has definite ‘wow’ factor” at this 32nd-floor dining lounge in the Shard – “unbeatable for romance at night time (if you can get a window table for the views)”. “Rude service” is a hazard however, as is “average” food, all “at prices to match the altitude”.
Oblix Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Spectacular views are the key draw here. The bar area is excellent, with great cocktails and a view as good as the viewing platform. The food is very expensive for the quality, and while decent enough, wouldn’t warrant a visit in isolation"
|Wine per bottle||£42.00|
Level 32, The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY
|Monday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm|