All 30,000 square feet of restaurant space in The Shard has now been let, the property agent representing London Bridge Quarter has confirmed.
Restaurant accommodation for London’s tallest building has been allocated to floors 31-33 and leased to two highly successful international operators who will provide a total of three different restaurant offerings complemented by at least two separate bar operations.
This will create the concept of ‘all day dining’ where restaurants will be open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and will be open late in a club-style atmosphere.
The two parties involved are Aqua Restaurant Group, which will operate the 31st and 33rd floors, while the 32nd floor will be managed by business partners Rainer Becker and Arjun Waney. Fit-outs are expected to begin imminently.
Becker is the co founder and creator of Zuma and Roka restaurants, which includes the subterranean Shochu Lounge in London. Their new dining destination will feature two separate elements: the restaurant offering a contemporary rotisserie and grill menu and a vibrant bar with live music and a lighter menu.
Aqua Restaurant Group, founded by Londoner David Yeo, currently operates 23 outlets in London, Hong Kong and Beijing.
Irvine Sellar, chairman of Sellar Property, said: “These top name operators will combine with the best views of London to create a superb and varied restaurant offering within The Shard that will complement the building’s international landmark status and make it one of London’s most exciting food and entertainment destinations.”
The Shard will also house the first Shangri-La hotel in the UK. Its restaurant kitchen is currently being fitted out by HCE and includes a range ofof heavy duty cooking equipment from MKN.
Restaurant guests will be able to access The Shard restaurants through a dedicated entrance on St Thomas Street and two express lifts will whisk them directly to the restaurant atrium on level 32 from which they will access the dining experience of their choice on floors 31-33.