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The brainchild of international restaurateur Rainer Becker (Roka, Zuma, etc), Oblix creates an immediate frisson as mesmerised diners survey the capital, laid out below like a three-dimensional Google Earth map. Rising to the skyscraper challenge, Becker has taken multicultural New York for his inspiration here, with a menu of skilful food tailored to the ‘unforgettable’, gasp-inducing backdrop. Starters are mainly salad-based plates, including a knockout assembly of iceberg lettuce, tangy blue cheese and shards of pancetta, while mains look to the rotisserie and grill: veal chop with gremolata and rib-eye steak are both of superlative quality. After that, puddings such as a wondrous chocolate-brownie sundae or ‘the best cheesecake outside of New York’ may invoke yet more oohs and aahs. Service, alas, veers from ‘sympathetic’ to ‘incompetent’ and prices are inevitably high, but the outlay is generally deemed well worth it.

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  1. London’s skyline has been permanently changed with the completion of the Shard along the river Thames’. This week the first of 3 new restaurants in the Shard opened its doors to the public, called the Oblix. Will Oblix permanently change London’s culinary landscape? Based on our visit to the Oblix…the answer to that is...
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  1. Published : Tuesday, 14 May 2013

    A Table For Two :: Oblix- The Shard

    Oblix is the newest restaurant from Rainer Becker, founder of Zuma, Roka and the Shochu Lounge, proudly sitting on the 32nd floor of Europe’s tallest building. The concept behind the restaurant and lounge bar is inspired by New York upscale dining with a grill inspired menu, moving away from his signature Japanese cuisine and culture which have gained him the name...
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  1. Published : Saturday, 15 June 2013

    Samphire and Salsify :: Oblix at The Shard

    I was rather excited about going for lunch at Oblix with my family, the first restaurant to be opened in the Shard building in London Bridge (currently the tallest building in Europe). It’s a Rainer Becker restaurant (founder of Zuma and Roka) but his new venture stays away from Japanese cooking and instead, Oblix is inspired by the grills of New York...
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  1. Published : Thursday, 16 May 2013

    theeventsgirl :: Oblix at the Shard

    So after what seems like years in anticipation….last night I finally had the privilege of both visiting and dining in the shard!

    For those non-Londoners, The Shard is a 72-storey skyscraper that has been almost 4 years in the making! The building looms over the city and from its topping out back in March 2012, I, as an Event Manager, have been dying to get up there to see the space...
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  1. Published : Wednesday, 9 October 2013

    vialaporte :: Oblix // Southwark // London

    How can you not be impressed by the magnificence of The Shard? While Dubai is the undisputed home of skyscraper supremacy, the shape and size of The Shard are absolutely amazing. With one of its restaurants on the 32nd floor, the almost surreal silence of the lift rockets you up to your destination in less than 10 seconds. After the doors open, you’ll take a few steps into the dark corridors leading to Oblix. In the bar, you’ll be suddenly confronted by the full view. Embrace it, it’s stunning! After your aperitif, head to the restaurant and enjoy your path through the kitchen. The wood fire oven, the massive pieces...
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