SquareMeal Review of
Swankily appointed Aqua Shard has one astonishing USP – 31 floors up on the Shard, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering spectacular views, mainly across the urban sprawl leading to the North Downs. The views and the location alone should just about guarantee a full house every night, but it would be remiss to minimise the sterling contribution made by current head chef Dale Osborne (ex-Terroirs). With some mains breaking the £40 barrier, eating here isn’t cheap, but in return you’ll be offered some skilfully rendered and reassuringly seasonal modern British food: jellied ham hock with pickled heritage carrots and parsley oil; fillet of John Dory with Scottish girolles, sea beet, pickled samphire and lentils; Merrifield Farm duck breast with seared duck hearts and slow-roasted Evesham beets; cherry Bakewell tart with cherry sauce. Useful tip: they’re also open for breakfast, weekend brunch and afternoon tea, though prices are as sky-high as the views. Readers also reckon that drinks are “somewhat expensive”.
April dining - Feast on London - 2-course lunch & a bellini £28 or 3-course lunch & a bellini £34 per person
Available 3rd - 30th April 2018, subject to availability. Dishes subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.
Dine from the Hattingley afternoon tea menu and the second glass of Hattingley sparkling wine is complimentary
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2-course lunch & bellini £28 per person
Dishes are from a set menu, subject to change. Price includes VAT, a discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to the bill. 2 courses with a Bellini £28 or 3 courses with a Bellini £34.
Brunch menu - 3 courses, £48 per person
This offer is available from April 26, 2016 until December 31, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers. This promotion has additional information available. Click on the link(s) to view.