Aqua Shard

Aqua Shard

Modern European | South Bank, London Bridge, Bermondsey

This is Aqua's brand new concept for London, with a focus on contemporary British cuisine from exec chef Anthony Garlando, who has created a menu which combines British ingredients with "Garlando’s innovative international cooking techniques". Expect the cocktails to reflect the British focus too.

Restaurant details

Level 31 The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY
Nearest tube: 
London BridgeNearest station: London Bridge
Telephone number: 020 7478 0540

Opening times: Lunch: 12-3pm
Dinner: 6-11pm
Atrium Bar – 12pm – 1am

More info: 
Bar area


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Level 31 The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY


Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 5
Zoe Williams Telegraph
Reviewed by February 25, 2014
"What I've noticed in these hotelly, international restaurants is that they try to keep flavour to a minimum, while making everything sound very involved. So most of the ingredients merely reminded one of themselves, at no point kicking one in the teeth or singing from the rooftops." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 4
Andy Lynes Metro
Reviewed on August 08, 2013
"Aqua gets some details right but the bigger picture is a confused mess. A restaurant’s location should never be the best thing about it but right now Aqua is for the birds." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Euan Ferguson Time Out
Reviewed on August 01, 2013
"The appeal of drinking while on high is eternal and even a bit inexplicable, but there’s no denying it. Aqua Shard is not the sort of place you’ll want to visit every week. But to remind yourself how glorious our city can look while getting pissed, go vertical." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 10
Lisa Harris View London
Reviewed on July 08, 2013
"The plating style is simple, but flavours are a complex, elevated taste of the city; as you look over London, you’ll eat butter infused with smoke, or microherbs that are reminiscent of lichen growing up the city’s older landmarks. READ REVIEW