Oblix at The Shard (bar)

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7 reviews

Level 32, The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street , London, SE1 9RY

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SquareMeal Review of Oblix at The Shard (bar)

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"GOOD"

Reached down a dark corridor that feels like the entrance to a Zen spa, Rainer Becker’s slick, corporate restaurant in The Shard comes with an accompanying penthouse-chic lounge bar. The views “make you feel like a giant over teenie weenie London”, but almost as dazzling are the drinks, served with a side of live music: rat pack standards, urban loft loungecore, and swinging jazz, played throughout weekend brunch and each evening from 7pm. There’s a small no-bookings area, but it’s wise to reserve a table for the best views. Reformulated cocktails (£12.50) are simply named after their primary flavours, thus ‘Grapefruit’ brings Ketel One vodka, camomile, egg whites and soda to the mix. Alternatively, sip floral-fragranced Tanqueray Ten gin and Champagne sparklers (£14.50). Signature bar dishes include seared beef in lime, chilli and ginger; and grilled aubergine in yoghurt with mint and pomegranate – at predictably sky-high prices.

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Oblix at The Shard (bar) Location

Level 32, The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street , London SE1 9RY

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-12M

Oblix at The Shard (bar)'s Reviews

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Food & Drink: 8.3

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Service: 7.4

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Atmosphere: 8.3

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Value: 7.4

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Food + drink: 3

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 3

Platinum Reviewer
12 August 2013

See my separate review of the main restaurant so I don't want to repeat it again. You go here for the view, and what a view it is. The bar/lounge both serves as “holding” pattern for visitors of the restaurant (and if you go here you should spend the extra time either before or after dinner) as well as being bookable on its own. While I haven't eaten here (I did so at the main restaurant) I understand the menu being a scaled-down version of the restaurant. Besides the view a nice, stylish setting with remarkably the female waiter dresses being rather a weird negative stand-out (strange floral costume), but that's an irrelevant side-point. Service can be over-stretched though

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 5

18 July 2013

I visited Oblix (bar) last week with Friends and had the best night out. The staff were very polite, friendly and attentive to our needs. They were efficient and looked after us very well. A special thank you to Scott, the Manager on the night and all his team for their efforts. The bar area is very buzzy but also relaxing and chilled at the same time. There is a live band that plays jazz music in the evening – the singer had the most amazing, effortless singing voice I have ever heard live! We were lucky enough to be seated near the front of the Shard and had the most amazing views over London. A visit to Oblix is definitely a must do for any tourist or resident of London.

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 4

18 July 2013

Went to the Oblix on Friday after work, we were greeting by friendly and helpful staff. The place is amazing the staff pamper to your every need, especially Scott who was extremely attentive! The views are amazing and the atmosphere was great, especially after dark when the jazz band and singer started! Fantastic place for that special occasion or just a drink after work. Either way you wont be disappointed.

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