Great new meat-free dishes for Spring

Steamed globe artichoke infused with verbena tea

Whether you are vegetarian or simply enjoy the occasional meat-free meal or Monday, you’re sure to enjoy these two exciting new starters for Spring from the a la carte menu.
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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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Our new Market Lunch menu is a guilt-free January treat

Cured Rose Bay shrimps, Champagne emulsion & tobiko

Here at aqua shard we’re not ones to tell you that, come January, you should be giving up this or quitting that. We think it’s much better to give yourself a break in the cold, quieter first few weeks of the year and enjoy – within moderation, of course – a soothing treat or two.

At £31 for two-courses or £34 for three, our seasonally-changing Market Lunch menu is an affordable indulgence with sumptuous dishes that won’t leave you feeling like you’re depriving yourself of anything.
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Anthony Garlando’s tips for a stress-free Christmas!

aqua shard executive head chef Anthony Garlando

Christmas Day is the only day that we are closed over the festive season and thus won’t have the pleasure of cooking for you, but don’t worry – we’ve asked our executive head chef Anthony Garlando to share some simple tips for making cooking Christmas dinner at home as stress-free as possible.
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December’s Festive Lunch menu

White chocolate Yule log

Join us for weekday lunch from now until Christmas Eve and you’ll be able to enjoy our fantastic Festive Lunch menu featuring seasonal dishes created by executive head chef Anthony Garlando.

At £31 for two courses or £34 for three, the Festive Lunch is great value and perfect for celebrating Christmas in style. And with three choices for each course including a vegetarian option, there’s something to suit every taste and appetite!
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Happy pigs make for happy pork

grilled blythburgh pork belly with fennel sausage

Provenance is very important to us here at aqua shard. Whatever the produce we’re using, whether it’s vegetables, dairy, fish or meat, we want to be sure that not only is it going to taste absolutely delicious, but that it has come from a supplier who cares as much about quality as we do.

You can imagine then how pleased we are to now be using pork from Blythburgh in Suffolk, reared by the Butler family and supplied via Aubrey Allen. Fully free-range, the pigs are reared and live their lives outside (protected when needs be from the elements by tents and huts) benefiting from ample space to roam and the sea breeze from the Suffolk coast.
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Sustainable summery seafood

Anthony Garlando's Open crab ravioli at aqua shard

We think we can safely say that summer’s well and truly here, and with it come new dishes created by Anthony Garlando to reflect the lighter, brighter season both in taste and appearance.

One ‘From The Sea’ dish already proving hugely popular is this Open crab ravioli, made using fully-traceable, sustainable crab from The Real Cornish Crab Co. This family-run fishery give every delivery a QR code, which when scanned gives the date the crab was caught, the name of the boat and even the name of the fisherman!
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Going live! Anthony Garlando at Grand Designs Live

Everyone at aqua shard was delighted when our executive chef Anthony Garlando was invited to give a live demonstration at Grand Designs Live. This very popular annual home lifestyle and design exhibition took place from 3-11 May at London’s ExCel, and Anthony was given two slots on the busy final Saturday!
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Spring forward for our new seasonal starters

Spring is the season of new beginnings, when flowers bloom after Winter, colour returns to the land and rising temperatures (albeit, this being Britain, not by much!) turn our thoughts to lighter foods after a diet of warming Winter dishes. At aqua shard we are celebrating the start of Spring with all-new starters for the a la carte menu, available now.
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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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