Best Restaurants And Bars Near The Shard

No matter where you are in London, chances are you've got a towering, jagged skyscraper in your eyeline. Despite opening less than a decade ago, The Shard is one of this city's most famous landmarks. That's not its only claim to fame; the glass structure shares space with some excellent foodie spots. From cute little pubs and world-renowned pasta restaurants through to pizza parlours and all-day breakfast joints, we've rounded up the best Shard restaurants and bars nearby.

Last updated on 12th August 2022


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Just under a 15-minute walk away, Hawkes is another innovative addition to the city as London's first ever cidery. The warehouse-style space can be found along the Bermondsey Beer Mile and has an impressive range of goings-on, including a cider school and the chance to create your own Basque apple-infused tipple.

On the other side of London Bridge Station to The Shard, Pizza Pilgrims have created a wacky world of doughy goodness. Oddities include a pizza planet inspired by Toy Story and a street food market-style space - though it's the crusts you should care about, with mouth-watering toppings such as double pepperoni and spicy honey.

The Market Porter

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The Market Porter in Southwark is a historic pub made up of rustic wooden floors and traditional decor, making for a cosy place to eat and drink. Just a short walk from the Shard, this a fantastic place for after-work drinking sessions and chomping on classic pub grub after a long day. 

Amazing Grace

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Located in St Thomas' Church is Amazing Grace, and yes, it does indeed live up to its namesake. The stunning venue showcases different types of cuisine from kimchi olives to classic baos and sweetcorn ribs. And to drink? Check out their variety of cocktails and wines.

Bunch of Grapes

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For British dining in a quintessential London boozer, Bunch of Grapes on St Thomas Street is an excellent place to start. The charming spot is the antithesis of The Shard, with cosy nooks and crannies, wooden floorboards and a traditional bar. Head in for a pint of real ale or one of their roast beef sarnies.