Sunday, 15 June 2014

Date: Dinner at The Shard


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’ anniversary.

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 just average.

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?

Xxx

34 comments:

  1. New life goal set - Visit the Shard and have their chocolate milkshake. You're whole evening looked amazing.
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  2. I've not been up the Shard yet, but I really want to! What a lovely evening - the food just looks delicious.

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin

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  3. What gorgeous photos! My boyfriend and I were down in London for a few nights last week to celebrate our year anniversary. Even though we were staying in Tower Hill we didn't go to the Shard - definitely wish we had now!

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  4. The location looks so stunning! The fairground dessert would make me squeal too, I've never heard of anything like that before. I must put a trip to the shard on my bucket list xx

    Grace | Glitter and Carousels

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  5. amazing photos :) looks like you had an amazing time !
    Melissa x
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  6. This is a beautiful post! Love the photography.

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  7. lovely blog post the views look amazing x i am off to the hotel near there on tuesday on their roof top bar which you can see the shard from. its amazing how diffrent london can look from diffrent perspectives like up in a building or from ground level x

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  8. I love these pictures, they look so good! Also this view is stunning, I'd love to go up there! :) xx

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  9. Ah sounds like a lovely date and that dessert looks like the cutest dessert ever!! I've never been up the Shard before but definitely want to go now, even if it's just for that dessert and cocktails :) xx

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  10. Gorgeous! Lovely photos, and it looks just wonderful xx

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  11. Such a beautiful view, your photos are amazing, you look asif you enjoyed every second :)

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  12. Hey Katie. I'm in lve with your cheekbones on those photos. You wrote that you are using Hoola bronzer, but don't you think that it can be a little to warm for very cool skin? And I'm afraid that it can be too dark. I bought lately Clarins bronzing duo in 01 and I'm so dissapointed. I't a bit too orange on my skin though other girls are saying it's not orange for theim. :/ Greetings from Poland

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  13. Lovely pictures, looks like a fabulous occasion! I recently went to Oblix for my 2 year anniversary with the boyf and loved it! Such a special place.
    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

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  14. and I see that your skin has warm undertones, so maybe beacuse of this hoola fits you so well. oh sorry for my bad English :/

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  15. Awww! You and your boyfriend look so good together...like you were made for each other! Anyways the pictures are absolutely amazing and I do hoep you felt posh... ;)

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  16. Looks like you had a great time :)
    This might be a stupid question but is there a fee to go to the shard but just to one of the restuarants or the shopping area?

    Thanks

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  17. That's adorable, what a cute date!
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    x

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  18. wow, the view and the food is lovely and you both look amazing <3 The Shard is definitely on my list of places to visit :)

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  19. That view is amazing! Glad you two had such a lovely time (: x

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  20. Wow! Definitely going to have to check out this restaurant next time we're going to the UK. Looks amazing!

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  21. Love your makeup =] Super gorgeous! xx.

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  22. Really amazing pictures! You guys look great together ^_^

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  23. Gorgeous photos! I would love to go the Shard - the views must be breathtaking!

    Drea xo
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  24. Ugh, I want a romantic night out like that. The food looks great! And you guys look so cute together.

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  25. great pictures!

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  26. the view looks amazing, wow! i definitely would take my boyfriend there for a date, if only just for the desert you two had as i am the biggest child known to man and that would make me very happy. the shot of the sunset through the glass is amazing by the way, it looks like something i would want on my wallX

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  27. Looks beautiful and very posh :)

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  28. Hey Katie, may i ask... what camera did you use to take the photos, they are beautiful. thank you :)

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  29. Wow, looks so beautiful! Check out my blog for natural beauty tips:
    nahimasnaturalbeautytips.blogspot.com

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