There are all manner of restaurants opening up in London we're pretty excited about, but there's something special about the ones coming in the Shard. Maybe it's because eating there will be a way of enjoying the view without having to come over all tourist-like on the viewing platform. Although we expect there'll be a fair share of people, faces stuck to the window, saying "I can see my house from here" while their Martini grows warm.
That's a long pre-amble to the news we have about two of the restaurants that David Yeo will be opening up at the Shard. When we were asked to put together a feature for British Airways High Life Magazine - see the full feature on board their planes this month - Yeo gave us some inside info on the places he'll be opening up on the 31st and 33rd floors.
The first will be Aqua London - a modern British restaurant and a first for the Aqua restaurant group. And the second will be the first European branch of Hutong - his Hong-Kong based restaurant which is known for serving up fiery Northern Chinese food. Hutong's signature dishes include thinly cut pork belly with cucumber slices and chilli garlic sauce, Sichuan style smoked duck with tea leaves and spicy minced pork with string beans, fried with chilli and dried petite shrimp.
As for when it will open - we're hearing mid-May so it looks as though the fun eating in London is going to be sky-high this Summer.
Aqua London and Hutong will be on the 31st and 33rd floors of the Shard in May.