30 July 2014

Aqua Shard (bar)one star

020 7768 3416

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

Bars South Bank, Borough etc
  • Wine: £22.00
  • Champagne: £55.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-1am

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Aqua’s lounge bar lets you do the Shard’s fabled vistas on the cheap: why pay the viewing platform’s fat admission fee when the same amount gets two cocktails here? You’ll need them to recover from the vertiginous prospect of the capital far below – London Bridge station appears tiny, like something from a child’s train set. Softly aglow and resembling the deck of a UFO floating in acres of dark space, punctuated by peacock-print motifs, the island bar is the place to dock for drinks of distinction. Intriguing house signatures all feature gin or tea – from Aztec-tinez (a Martinez riff involving Olmeca Blanco Tequila and chocolate-tea bitters) to old times revival (Tanqueray 10 gin, olive grappa, green walnut liqueur, Benedictine, Kümmel, Tio Pepe and artichoke). Classics include aviation – appropriate, given you can almost see the passengers on the Boeing 737s circling outside.

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  1. Aqua Shard (bar)

    Level 31, The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY
    Overall rating:
    Colin M.

    My Birthday near disaster at the AquaShard,a long review but worth reading

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 6

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    • Address: Level 31, The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY
    • Telephone: 020 7768 3416
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    • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-1am

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