For the love of Marmite

Low Res aqua shard Marmite & milk chocolate semi-freddo

With a new dish on our dessert menu, we have decided to embrace the great British debate – Marmite, love it or hate?

This Autumn we’ve introduced a Marmite and Milk chocolate semi freddo and it has made us a little curious about where this spread has come from, and if it is indeed as British as we think?


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Basil custard, strawberries & clotted creamMaple cream, oatmeal crumb, carrot puree, iced lemon thymePhoto credit: Paul Winch-Furness

Not just desserts!

We’ve always taken desserts seriously here at aqua shard, believing that every meal should end on a high note as well as a sweet one. The same thought and care go into choosing the ingredients for and the preparation of our desserts as into any of our savoury dishes – and we’re sure you’ll be delighted with the new dishes joining the dessert menu this month.

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Anthony Garlando takes over Instagram!

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Here at aqua shard we’re great fans of interactive photo-sharing app Instagram, and love seeing the many great images that guests post of their visits as well as sharing our own. So we were very excited when prestigious food magazine FOUR invited our executive chef Anthony Garlando to take over their Instagram feed for 24 hours on Wednesday 18th February to give a behind-the-scenes look into a day in the life of aqua shard.
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Having a flipping great time for charity!

Shrove Tuesday, 17th February – also known as Pancake Day – once again saw a team of our sportier colleagues braving the cold to take part in local youth charity London Bubble’s annual fundraising pancake race.

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Sharing the love this Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day sharing cocktail at aqua shard

It’s said (and who are to argue?) that ‘sharing is caring’, so to celebrate Valentine’s Day bars manager Myles Donneky and his team have created this duo of cocktails for courting couples to enjoy together.
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New on the menu: Tanqueray & Tonic dessert!

Tanqueray & Tonic dessert at aqua shard

Gin is part of the DNA of aqua shard; distilled and shipped from Bermondsey and Southwark for centuries, the quintessentially British spirit gives our lively west-facing dining room the Gin Wing its name, and there’s a whole section of ‘Gin Inspirations’ on our cocktail list.
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Why settle for one day when you can have Pancake Week?

aqua shard pancakes with strawberry ice-cream & maple pecan syrup

Officially there’s only one Pancake Day – or Shrove Tuesday, to give it its proper name – which this year falls on Tuesday 4th March. But we think you’ll like our special pancake dishes so much that we’re making them available not just on Shrove Tuesday, but for the rest of the week as well, until Friday 7th March inclusive.
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