On mine and Andrew’s third ever date we had the
most magical weekend which included Lovebox festival, his band playing Camden,
a trip up to the Viewpoint of the Shard and a stroll through Soho in the sun
with icecream and kisses (I wrote about this weekend briefly here!).
Anyway, we have wanted to go back to the
Shard ever since as we both loved it and it obviously holds a place in our
heart and so Andrew booked a table for us at the Aqua Shard to celebrate our one year ‘first met’
It was simply one of the most lovely
evenings I’ve ever had, I have never felt so spoilt and I honestly felt like
the luckiest girl in the world to be dining with the most stunning view over
looking London with the man I love.
We chose a bottle of rose to sip throughout
the meal (at £42 it wasn’t cheap but helped to make me feel ridiculously posh
for the evening). We both had the ‘Crispy duck’ main course with a side of garlic broccoli (one of my favs). Andrew loved his main, but I wasn’t too
impressed (as is usually the case, I’m so hard to please with food in
restuarants, I blame my parents and the standards of restuarants they’ve set
me). The meal was nice but the duck was
slightly chewy. The lump of raddichio cream however was delicious.
For dessert we chose the Fairground Dessert
for 2 – which was so much fun. Two sets
of toffee apples, marshmallows, candy floss, popcorn and a chocolate milkshake; my inner
child came out and I was full of squeals.
The chocolate milkshake & toffee apple were delicious but every else
After dinner we watched the sunset whilst
finishing our wine which I will never forget; it was stunning and I felt
completely content. After wine we
decided to try out the cocktails at the bar but we were whisked away by the
Head of Restaurant to a smaller, more intimate and quieter bar next to the
Chinese restaurant, Hutong.
Here we decided to be adventurous and
ordered many cocktails, complete with chilli, lychee, berries and champagne (not all in one!) which were lovely and helped us feel even more tipsy.
All in all it was a beautiful experience,
the view is just insane and completely worth it just for that. I would love to go again and visit the
chinese restaurant next time for a bit of change. I recommend to anyone who likes food with a
view! There are 4 restaurants in total in the Shard – have you been to any of them?
Have you ever been up the Shard? What would be your ideal date?