Wake up to our brilliant breakfast!

Lobster Benedict - decadent and unique to aqua shard!

Monday 25th to Saturday 30th January 2015 is officially National Breakfast Week and we’re thrilled that to coincide with it we’ve been voted Best Restaurant For Breakfast In London by top booking site Bookatable! Based purely on diner reviews, this is a fantastic accolade and couldn’t have been announced at a more perfect time.
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Yorkshire Pudding Perfection!

Anthony Garlando gets a lesson in Yorkshire pudding making from Jean Wiltshire

With National Yorkshire Pudding Day approaching on Sunday 1st February, our chef Anthony Garlando – no stranger to making British classics, but also a perfectionist – enlisted the help of a true expert to ensure that his Yorkshires are the best they can be: our General Manager John Wiltshire’s mum, Jean!

Jean and John’s dad Godfrey were visiting London and took the time to visit aqua shard to share Jean’s recipe – actually Godfrey’s mother’s recipe, so it’s been in the family for generations! – and some helpful tips for making perfect Yorkshires.
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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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Succulent suckling pig on the winter menu

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With winter approaching, the menu will gradually start to reflect the instinctive shift from summer and autumn’s lighter dishes to the more substantial, soothing food we all crave in the coldest months of the year.

New to the a la carte menu in November is this sensational Confit suckling pig, sourced from Blythburgh in Suffolk, slow-cooked in oil at 80C for twelve hours until meltingly tender and served with compressed pear spiced with pink pepper, black cabbage, potato and truffle gratin and a rich gravy.

The suckling pig is further complemented by the addition of air-dried pork loin from another of our superb suppliers, Capreolus Fine Foods of Rampingham, Dorset who also made our extremely popular Bonfire Bangers recently.

You can view the current menu and book on our website, and we look forward to welcoming you into the warm to try our winter dishes soon!

Seeing fireworks with our Bonfire Bangers!

Sizzling Bonfire Bangers at aqua shard!

This week coincides with both British Sausage Week and Guy Fawkes or Bonfire Night, and to celebrate head chef Anthony Garlando asked Capreolus, one of our favourite suppliers, to create a special breakfast sausage and smoky ‘Bonfire Banger’.
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Paddington Afternoon Tea

Paddington bear

To celebrate the release of the Paddington movie on 28th November, we have created a limited-edition Paddington Afternoon Tea with new homemade cakes and sweet treats inspired by this quintessentially British character.

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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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Glorious 12th heralds #GloriousGrouse!

August 12th – the ‘Glorious Twelfth’ – marked the start of the short season when grouse may legally be shot in the UK. For one month only during this season, until Sunday 14th September, we are proud to present Anthony Garlando’s #GloriousGrouse menu – a wonderful way to appreciate this prized game-bird.
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