Weekend Brunch at Aqua Shard

By now you know one of my favourite spots in London is the 31st floor of The Shard…yep you guessed it Aqua Shard!

We recently returned for the first time post-lockdown for Brunch on the weekend and it was every bit as wonderful as our previous experiences. From the time we arrived at The Shard we felt safe as there are so many brilliant measures in place to protect both guests and staff with regards to Covid-19.

First up only a few people are allowed in at a time at the entrance and only 4 people in the lift and you have to face the wall and wear a mask preferably.

Once you walk into Aqua Shard the tables are spaced out really well and the staff are all wearing face shields.

We started our afternoon at the bar enjoying a cocktail with the view that I had missed so much! It was a glorious afternoon with blue skies.

I can never tire of this view, no matter how many times I devour it!

Aqua Shard had a re-furbishment just before lockdown and it is just so stunning. Look at the bar – just incredibly striking!

After finishing our drink we then moved to the dining area to enjoy our brunch.

To minimise the amount of contact you have whilst at the restaurant, to view the menu you simply scan the QR code and it opens up the menu on your mobile phone browser – so handy! We perused the menu deciding what to have and the choices were so great!

I opted to start with the Green pea and verbena soup with Bermondsey ricotta and summer truffle and it was sublime!

Amit chose the Eggs Benedict with Maynard’s Farm ham, Clarence Court eggs and of course hollandaise sauce and he thoroughly enjoyed it, wolfing it down!

For mains I went for the Pearl barley risotto with broccoli, parsley, mint and cherry. I loved how summery this dish was with the addition of cherries and it was really tasty!

Amit went for the Scottish native lobster thermidor which was a glazed grilled lobster served with a cauliflower cheese gratin and a garden salad.

For dessert we decided to share the Lemon posset with Strawberry marmalade, elderflower sorbet and a Scottish shortbread as we were both so full!

All in all we really had an enjoyable time and we felt at ease dining at Aqua Shard – the staff made the experience fantastic whilst practicing social distancing and we will definitely be back again. If you are looking for a brunch spot with fabulous food and superb views I can’t recommend it enough!

Brunch is available every Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays from 10.30am – 3.30pm.
Three courses cost £44 per person.

Alternatively why not opt for a Wine brunch? Three course and wine pairing  is £59 per person

For more information visit: https://aquashard.co.uk/

I was a guest of Aqua Shard but all views and photos are my own.

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Hi, I'm Binny - a writer, dreamer and serial wanderluster with a love for Wildlife Conservation. I am originally from Kenya but I now live in London. 'Karibu' to Binny's Food and Travel! I regularly share my experiences eating out, cooking and travelling, both in the UK and globally, as well as educate on the plight of Wildlife. I am an ambassador for World Animal Protection and regularly support the work of The Born Free Foundation, Four Paws and Dreams Come True Charity. I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way. It's my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible!

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