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|Address:||Level 31, The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY|
|Tel:||020 7768 3416|
|Wine: £22.00||Champagne: £55.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-1am|
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After a visit to the View at the Shard,I had booked a table at the AquaShard restaurant to celebrate my birthday with my partner.First of all we had cocktails at the bar after confirming our booking.
We were served by a nice cocktail waitress who advised us on our cocktail selection,once we had decided on our cocktails we had a long wait for them.Which meant taking them to our table as our booking time for the table was due.
We had the table I had asked for when booking,by the window on the East side of the restaurant overlooking the Thames.Tower Bridge and the Tower of London below us,a fabulous view but then the wait started.it was a good 15 mins before anyone came to see us and give us the menu or ask us if we wanted a drink.
Then it was another good 15 mins before we were asked if we were ready to order,at this time I asked for the wine list.Eventually this was brought to us but it only had red wines in it which I pointed out.The complete wine list was then brought to us.
The meals were chosen and ordered but now take in to account that we had sat down at 8.30pm,it was 9.30 before the food was brought to us. I have nothing but praise for the food which was excellent
Starters:Cured Wild Seabass. Grilled Octopus & Scottish Mackerel Main:Dover sole on the bone. Duke of Berkshire pork belly
Cucumber & herb salad
Desert:British cheese board
2 Hennessy XO brandies
Now this is we're it gets interesting ,the coffees & cheese board came up but no brandies After a while we enquired about the lack of brandies ,which they apologised about
They returned with two plain brandies,which we pointed out we ordered XO's The waiter again apologised and said he would change them and not charge for them
On his return I ask if he could do our bill for us as time was getting later for us to catch our last train home
The bill came eventually but by now with the low lighting it was difficult to read it but good job we did We had been charge twice for every meal we had ordered,the bill was £419 WOW !
On pointing out this mistake it was taken back and return but it still had the brandies on it(£29.80 each)
Once again this was pointed out and again taken away with the promise that the service charge would be omitted
By now we were getting desperate to catch our train, the manager return with the bill but the brandies were still on it with a small service charge
Well eventually it was sorted out with the final bill coming to £187.50 but with 3 Americano's on the bill not noticed till on the way home
A couple along side of us had already complained of the slow service and another couple of added items on their bill
A bit of a long review but the meal was excellent
Remember to take a torch with you to be able to see your meal and read the bill