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!
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.