Oblix at The Shard: this upscale restaurant sizzles with style

Amira Hashish

An incredible vista and delicious food to boot, Oblix is the perfect spot for an occasion...

The story: On the 32nd floor of the Shard, with panoramic views across the London skyline, it is hard to compete with Oblix's setting.

The restaurant is the brainchild of chef Rainer Becker, who started out his career at some of Germany’s top restaurants including Michelin star Koenigshof in Munich and Goethehaus in Bensberg. He later moved to Australia, working as the executive chef at the Park Hyatt hotel in Sydney before heading to its sister concept in Tokyo for six years.

His first big London project was Japanese inspired restaurant Zuma, with business partner Arjun Waney in Knightsbridge. Roka, in Charlotte Street, followed. Oblix opened its doors in 2013 and has established itself as one of the city's landmark dining options.

Atmosphere: A modern, smart but relaxed experience. The senses are stirred as you enter the main dining room through the open kitchen. Alternatively, the bar is a buzzy place to enjoy a pre or post dinner cocktail.

As the sun sets and the capital lights up, there is something rather special about being this close to the clouds. This is just the spot for a special occasion.

What's on the menu? Food is centred on the wood fired oven, charcoal grill and spit roast. Becker knows how to do upscale, contemporary dining with the best of British and European produce. Try the free range chicken from the rotisserie, Dover Sole from the grill or chops from the Josper oven. Then leave room for the New York cheesecake.

Who goes? Movers and shakers from the City will feel just as at home as royals and celebrities. Pippa Middleton has been spotted tucking into one of the delicious dishes.

Cheque out: Expect to pay around £100 per person with a glass of wine.

Book it: call 020 7268 6700 or visit oblixrestaurant.com.

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