The Shard gets its first restaurant - Oblix - 32 floors above London

The Shard gets its first restaurant – Oblix – 32 floors above London

The Shard’s first restaurant launches today when Zuma founder Rainer Becker opens Oblix on the 32nd floor of London’s tallest building.

The £6 million pound New York-style grill restaurant is in the high-but-not-eye-popping price bracket, with typical meals set to cost around £70. Popping eyes are reserved for the spectacular views, which can also be enjoyed from a music lounge adjoining the restaurant.

“I thought if I don’t do something here I’ll always regret it, because The Shard dominates, in a positive way, the London skyline,” said Becker, who is behind Roka as well as Zuma.

Other restaurants in the pipeline for The Shard include a Chinese eatery on the 33rd floor, due to open in June, and a venue operated by Shangri-La hotels on floor 35, which launches towards the end of the year.

The Shard is the tallest building in the EU, standing at 310 metres (1,016 feet) at its peak. Visitors can go all the way up to floor 72 – tickets available here. It’s probably best to leave eating at Oblix until the way down.