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Illustrious restaurateur Rainer Becker, begetter of Roka and Zuma, has another glittering success in this slinky bar-restaurant on The Shard’s 32nd floor. A minimal design (open kitchen, swish table settings, chic bar) puts the astonishing views centre stage; the vibe is decidedly Manhattan. Likewise, the ineffably modern menu (think Wagyu beef on a Josper) mimics US eclecticism, so lobster and scallop ceviche could precede white truffle risotto. Iceberg lettuce, creamy blue cheese and crisp pancetta flakes is a spectacular surprise hit to start, but it’s the steaks that steal the show. Try the bone-in rib-eye served medium-rare – a heavily marbled, juicy and flavour-packed beast – though the smoky, tender barbecued black cod with vibrant coriander salsa almost matches it. A sommelier at the wine station will guide you through a personal tasting to find the right bottle. Prices are suitably sky-high, but this is one of London’s “best venues for a special night out”.


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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. 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 : 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 : 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 : 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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  1. Published : Monday, 12 August 2013


    have wanted to go up the Shard since it first opened however my main priority is food so I decided to wait until the restaurants had opened. For me it was a no brainer as to which restaurant I wanted to go to - Oblix - as the guy behind it Rainer Becker is the founder of Zuma, Roka & the Shochu Lounge. Surprising the food isn't Japanese / Asian and instead is inspired by New York.

    There is a lounge area with a deli, comfortable relaxed seating, live music and the food is served deli style (it looked delicious, cold meats, salads, delectable puddings). Then there is the restaurant - you walk past the open...

Rainer Becker

German chef Rainer Becker had an international career working for the Hyatt Hotel Group for 14 years, including six in Japan at the hotel made famous by Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation. He rolled into London in 1998, consulting at Hakkasan and opening the Rib Room, before launching the Zuma and Roka brands with his business partner Arjun Waney. In 2013, he also hit the heights with Oblix at the Shard.

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