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Aqua

Aqua

Restaurant and Lounge££££
Bermondsey, London
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    Vassilis K.
    "Arguably the best bar-restaurant in Europe, view- and cocktail-wise."(118 Tips)
    Sole A.
    "Had steak, wine, dessert and cocktail and it was all outstanding."(47 Tips)
    Lee H.
    "a little pricey but well worth it for something a little special"(9 Tips)
    Abdalrahman S.
    "Lovely afternoon tea 😍😍"(4 Tips)
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  • Marta B.heart icon on user image
    Marta BilbaoAugust 23, 2014
    Book at least 2 weeks in advance. Went for breakfast and had the most glorious fruit plate (enormous) with yogurt and a pot of tea for a very reasonable price. Great for business meetings.
  • Vixxy P.
    Vixxy PSeptember 4, 2013
    What a place to enjoy an early breakfast meeting, the food and drinks on offer were amazing but the view is outstanding. Try the smoked salmon with scrambled eggs and fritters, beautiful x
  • Buket D.heart icon on user image
    Buket DemirtaşJanuary 26, 2018
    The view is amazing but it is hard to find a table next to window at the bar. It is also expensive but you can go for a drink because it is worth to see the view 🙌🏼
  • Andrew C.heart icon on user image
    Andrew CAugust 30, 2018
    The breakfast was really fantastic - £29 for great food and really awesome views (great deal, cheaper than observatory deck)... made reservations, but not needed as it was empty at 9a on a weekday!!!
  • Sole A.
    Sole AngelApril 27, 2017
    The view, the service, the food... an experience 100% worth the price. Had steak, wine, dessert and cocktail and it was all outstanding. Be aware that your bill can easily be around the £100 for 2.
  • Devontaheart icon on user image
    DevontaJuly 5, 2015
    Has a very New York nightlife vibe to it. Drinkers are amazing and about 16£ a piece. The view of the city is awesome! Best drink: Tommy the Roman
  • Gabby R.
    Gabby RamlanOctober 26, 2014
    Amazing view & great food. The steak was amazing & the vanilla cheesecake is to die for. The dinner service was good as our waiter, Mo was such a charmer & know the exact etiquette for fine dining.
  • Lee H.
    Lee HartJuly 16, 2018
    Lovely food, great views, cocktails are amazing! try to aim to get here for sunset to see how the city comes to life once the sun goes down. a little pricey but well worth it.
  • Jawahar H.heart icon on user image
    Jawahar HingoraniSeptember 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Attended a private business dinner T Aqua Shard (31st floor) of the Shard. Breathtaking views all around and higher up might be even better. Food was good and many were there for drinks on a tue eve.
  • Richard B.heart icon on user image
    Richard BurkhillDecember 16, 2023
    Table by the floor to ceiling windows looking over the Thames and a Peter Pan themed afternoon tea. Food great, perhaps a little on the sweet side and service good but felt a little too scripted.
  • Carolina L.heart icon on user image
    Carolina LarrainAugust 9, 2015
    It's scenic, great views of London, better than those from the Heron Tower which in some way competes for the best high rise view of the city. Tries to be posh, but doesn't get there, very expensive!
  • Adam K.heart icon on user image
    Adam KhalidNovember 2, 2014
    Dress code is smart casual but make sure you don't wear trainers or you'll get turned away. Queues on a Friday evening. Great views and interesting cocktail menu. Cocktails start at around £15.
  • Maríaheart icon on user image
    MaríaApril 20, 2017
    Back here, this time for lunch. The views are more spectacular than the food, except for the Marmite semifredo, which is just fantastic.
  • Slynky C.heart icon on user image
    Slynky CatFebruary 12, 2015
    Fabulous bar with amazing views night & day. Great selection of cocktails. Try the London Calling, complete with your own little red phone box.
  • Ana L.
    Ana LaraOctober 4, 2014
    Really pricey cocktails but worth it due to the amazing views. I totally recomend the off the menu Aperol Spritz (they make it with Veuve Cliquot champagne rather than proseco!!!!).
  • Murad A.
    Murad AhmedAugust 4, 2013
    Excellent service. Very friendly. Accommodated the kids well. Spacious. Of course great views. But most importantly. Great food. The lamb saddle was delicious as was the mash which is always on.
  • JD M.
    JD MaloneOctober 6, 2014
    The food and view here are the best qualities. They have an extensive Gin menu for those who are really into Gin. Service is slow and it gets crowded really quick in rush hours.
  • Christiane L.heart icon on user image
    Christiane LinkFebruary 20, 2018
    The view is amazing. The filet steak was really good as well but the service was not as expected in such a fine dining restaurant. Our drinks came after the dinner after several reminders.
  • Melanie
    MelanieJanuary 4, 2014
    The Aqua Shard has a great view and a really nice atmosphere and gives a touch of glam. It's great to come for a glass of wine and be flashed by the great view.
  • YJ H.
    YJ HanMay 11, 2014
    I only had a cocktail before having dinner at Hutong. The cocktail was very good and lovely presented. An Italian waitress was incredibly friendly and helped with her positive energy.
  • Laura D.heart icon on user image
    Laura DoraAugust 1, 2015
    The views are fantastic and the cocktails are very good (amazing presentation) but be prepared to dog seriously deep into your pockets
  • Christina ♏.heart icon on user image
    Christina ♏️January 10, 2015
    Delicious pineapple mojito. Worth the prices for the view!
  • Gkriniarisheart icon on user image
    GkriniarisNovember 23, 2016
    Astonishing view. For tea or dinner reservation will be needed, otherwise there is a small bar where you can enjoy cocktails and the view.
  • OnFeature T.
    OnFeature TeamJuly 26, 2016
    Serving Modern British food and a destination for crafted cocktails.With personalised service and good quality food accompanying with the breathtaking view of London.
  • Aisxrhheart icon on user image
    AisxrhDecember 27, 2014
    Breathtaking view,cozy,relaxing atmosphere,great music,polite staff,not posh,great cocktails,it was the best place to spent our last night in London.
  • Jessica Y.
    Jessica YoungDecember 1, 2014
    Beautiful view, worth getting a table next to the window. Relaxed atmosphere, great (and strong!!) cocktails. Guys, don't wear trainers as you won't get in
  • Alexandros P.heart icon on user image
    Alexandros PlexidasMarch 14, 2019
    Amazing view! Try to get one of the tables next to the windows for a romantic drink. Prices were decent compared to what you get.
  • Paul C.heart icon on user image
    Paul CanterburyDecember 19, 2015
    Fantastic dining experience! Great views of London, a great wine list and the food is awesome. The double roasted pork belly was superb.
  • BrowhausUK ..
    BrowhausUK .July 21, 2013
    The number one go-to for a post work drink. A choice of interesting cocktails whilst overlooking London. Be sure to try one of the tea inspired martinis.
  • Gareth C.heart icon on user image
    Gareth ClayfieldOctober 26, 2015
    This place is wonderful. The cuisine is fantastic, the ambience is amazing and the views are spectacular.
  • BarChick
    BarChickSeptember 2, 2013
    A mixture of vanilla vodka, apricot brandy, chocolate wine, apricot jam, the Battenburg Martini is nothing short of delicious. http://barchick.com/find-a-bar/london/aqua-and-hutong-at-the-shard
  • Katerina S.heart icon on user image
    Katerina SkiadaJune 29, 2016
    Absolutely perfect place, with the best service and drinks. The view is AWESOME and the place inside fabulous. I loved it!
  • Ekaterina K.heart icon on user image
    Ekaterina KSeptember 5, 2016
    Nice bar on the 32 floor with amazing city view and delicious cocktails:))
  • hania a.heart icon on user image
    hania albraikanAugust 28, 2017
    Afternoon tea to remember, service view and so delicious sandwiches,highly recommended 👌🏼
  • Maríaheart icon on user image
    MaríaAugust 20, 2015
    A waiter broke a vodka bottle on my feet and cut me - I almost had to beg for a plaster and needless to say the suggestion of a free drink in compensation came from me. Amazing views though.
  • Feras
    FerasJanuary 16, 2015
    A great place with the best views in town. Definitely worth the visit, Try the pineapple mojito.
  • Claudia G.
    Claudia GonzalesFebruary 8, 2014
    This bar literally has the best view of London. A must drink in this bar is aviation! You have to try it! It's really really good!
  • Lee H.
    Lee HartJuly 16, 2018
    Lovely food, great views, and cocktails are brilliant! a little pricey but well worth it for something a little special
  • Gaby S.heart icon on user image
    Gaby SantosNovember 27, 2014
    Amazing bar! David Melo was wonderful and made my visit more special with very well done drinks! I will definitely come back!
  • Figen A.heart icon on user image
    Figen AkinNovember 24, 2016
    If you're lucky, you find a table next to the window and pay for the view. If you're not, you pay a lot for very small dishes. It's so big, so noisy and so dark. Anything but exceptional.
  • Josephine G.
    Opted for the set brunch - Lobster Benedict was a treat but the Sunday Roast was worse than the local pub and the cocktail sickly - go to Duck & Waffle instead if it's views you're after
  • Mike B.heart icon on user image
    Mike BarnardOctober 10, 2015
    Impressive views make up for the predictably pricy drinks. Ideal for a quiet, early drink at 11am when it opens. Goes mental at night.
  • dummyhof
    dummyhofApril 11, 2015
    They actually reach for the well! Make sure you specify because you will most likely end up with an irish bar cocktail, but one with at least a good foundation.
  • Juli F.heart icon on user image
    Juli Foranna JulieroSeptember 7, 2013
    Try finsbury punch (belvedere, stone's ginger wine, AmericanI cocchi, jasmine silver tip tea cordial, plum bitters peach bitter, fresh grapefruit) 💜💜💜
  • R Warren L.
    R Warren LangleyJuly 30, 2013
    Shadow of the Shard-great view, great atmosphere, prices reasonable, food ok but would be better if the chef wasn't over inventive. Good ingredients prepared simply is best.
  • Juli F.heart icon on user image
    Juli Foranna JulieroSeptember 7, 2013
    Try heaven on earth (zacapa 23yo, amontillado, tangerine juice, pistachio & poppy seed maple syrup, infusion of Kashmir tea, lime juice )
  • Anna P.heart icon on user image
    Anna PitsillidiSeptember 2, 2014
    It was an amazing experience but you should make a reservation if you like to eat there !!! They offer very nice cocktails;)
  • Foodforlifeheart icon on user image
    FoodforlifeApril 16, 2017
    I had my wonderful 22nd birthday dinner here. Great food great service and great night view!! Magnificent!
  • Brad T.heart icon on user image
    Brad TJune 7, 2015
    A fair alternative to Oblix when you're wearing trainers (smart dress at the latter). Good drinks and views but very limited bar snacks if your just doing drinks.
  • Costa E.
    Costa EvlogimenosNovember 30, 2013
    If you'll spend time at the bar, try and get in line to order your drinks early even if the rest of your party hasn't arrived. The bar may have hight on its side, but definitely not speed.
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