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GONG - Shangri-La Hotel, The Shard

Level 52, Shangri-La Hotel, 31 Saint Thomas Street, London, SE1 9QU

((((* Afternoon Tea
  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
Average
Main course: £58
Food spend: £58
Opening hours
Monday: 12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 01:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 00:00

Afternoon tea at The Gong was very special. The staff in all parts of the building were very attentive and we had a window seat to enjoy our afternoon tea with spectacular views over London. A truly special afternoon

E Adshead 16 June 2017
from Sidcup, Kent

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Found on the 52nd Floor of The Shard, Gong at Shangri-La hotel is London’s highest cocktail bar. Enjoy afternoon teas and chic drinks while taking in unsurpassed views of London landmarks including Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, and the winding River Thames.

Showcasing a classic menu, afternoon tea at Gong includes freshly-cut sandwiches, homemade pastries, traditional scones with accompaniments, and tempting sweet confections. Dine in the plush, sultry dining room encircled by glittering floor-to-ceiling glass, with afternoon tea served from 12:00 - 16:00.

When the sun goes down, Gong in London serves a menu of cocktails, champagnes, wines and light meals, with a minimum spend of £30 per person. Guests are not required to make bookings when visiting Gong in the evening.

One of London’s most sought-after experiences, find afternoon tea at The Shard just a minute’s walk from London Bridge Tube Station. Please be advised that Gong Bar operates a 18+ age restriction.

GONG - Shangri-La Hotel, The Shard

Level 52, Shangri-La Hotel, 31 Saint Thomas Street, London, SE1 9QU

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Customer reviews for GONG - Shangri-La Hotel, The Shard

4.1 ((((* (based on 338 reviews)
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  • ((((( 16 June 2017 by Caroline Hewitt from Leeds

    Great afternoon tea for a celebration. Good selection of sandwiches and lovely light scones. Delicious pastry selection too and my nut allergy was well catered for.
    Views are great on a fine day can see for miles.

  • ((((( 16 June 2017 by E Adshead from Sidcup, Kent

    Afternoon tea at The Gong was very special. The staff in all parts of the building were very attentive and we had a window seat to enjoy our afternoon tea with spectacular views over London. A truly special afternoon

  • ((*** 13 June 2017 by Sarah Elson from Berkshire

    Booked shard dining experience for the view which could not be enjoyed as we were seated with back to the view. The windows were filthy behind us and obscurred any view. I was very dissappointed

  • ((((( 11 June 2017 by Bridgette Dalzell from London

    Fantastic experience and outstanding service from the staff... thank you!

  • ((*** 9 June 2017 by Sue Waterman from London

    It was ok not brilliant would have liked to have sat looking at view and not with our backs to view and having to turn round also sandwiches quite boring no garnish etc overall as this was a gift from our family not one of our better experienced

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Stephen Brissenden from Birmingham

    Excellent afternoon tea . Service second to none. Ambience wonderful.

  • (((** 7 June 2017 by Jason Townsend from Christchurch

    This was a treat for my daughter on her 18th birthday, and she really enjoyed the experience of the Shard and the quality of the surroundings. However, our visit was the day after the terrorist attack on London Bridge and this caused some problems with the service and quality of the food - entirely understandable and forgivable. I think they struggled to get fresh sandwich ingredients but what we received was fine if a little dry; the scones were lovely but the cakes were a real high point. There was a significant delay in receiving the food due to the circumstances, but they did automatically deduct a 20% discount from the final bill as a result.

    Overall, the experience was positive and the views from the Shard were lovely. A very memorable visit and one we would like to do again under less difficult circumstances.

  • ((((( 22 May 2017 by Russell Turnham from Ely

    The service and food were fantastic, amazing views could not be faulted would go again.

  • (((** 17 May 2017 by Catriona Head from Epsom

    Stunning views and friendly service, great pains were taken to explain a window table would be available at sometime during the booking, and we had one before tea arrived. Savoury amuse bouche presented 2 very unequally filled pastry cases exemplified kitchen quality assurance. Sandwiches disappointing ham in particular seemed processed.

  • (**** 16 May 2017 by Morgan from London

    Would not recommend the Afternoon Tea at Gong. Extremely overpriced and very underwhelming food. I don't know how the justified the price for the quality and amount of food given so would not come back. The view was lovely however we left disappointed and feeling ripped off.

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