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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
Main course: £58
Food spend: £58
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00.

It was a bit spendy, but that's a given considering the location. The food was good, the staff were great, & the view was outstanding. It's certainly a good venue for a treat!

Lee 22 November 2018
from London

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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.

Served in theatrical elegance, GŎNG’s British Summer Time Afternoon Tea celebrates the best of British classics such as the lemon lavender tart and the cherry blossom roulade, as well as a fine selection of sandwiches. The beautifully displayed sweet and savoury treats come complete with an exclusive selection of over 30 teas, all complemented with the best views across London.

The bar offers 3 distinct areas: the cocktail bar, the Champagne bar and the Sky Pool, which is open Wednesday to Saturday evenings and features a live DJ.

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 401 reviews)
82% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (317)
  • views (267)
  • luxury (139)
  • romantic (130)
  • trendy (65)
  • lunch (47)
  • business (39)
  • private dining (33)
  • value (26)
  • dinner (24)
  • entertainment (19)
  • breakfast (9)
  • al fresco (5)
  • large parties (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • (((** 4 December 2018 by Krishna from Leicester

    I was happy with my visit and staff were very friendly. This visit was to surprise my partner as we were celebrating our 1st Anniversary and the view was perfect and it was exactly what I requested for however I was very disappointed with the surprise I wanted to give my partner. I called twice and had to ask them for the surprise in front of my partner which no longer was a surprise. I asked for a plate which said Happy Anniversary with chocolate sauce with macaroons and cakes however this was not given instead of given plate full of truffles and fudges. I’m happy but Dissapointed that I couldn’t surprise my partner.

  • ((((( 22 November 2018 by Sandie from London

    Afternoon Tea was wonderful! The sandwiches were delicious as were the scones and cakes. They even brought out extra sandwiches for us! My friend had a Vegan option ( we prebooked this and then reconfirmed 48hrs before) which she thoroughly enjoyed! A table by the window topped off a perfect day! (I also put in a request for a window table) The restaurant is warm and intimate with the view spectacular even with the fog and rain!
    Our whole experience including a glass of champagne was superb! To date this is my favourite Afternoon Tea experience!
    I read a few reviews before booking and there are some bad ones. I think that if you have special requirements it’s best to put it in writing and then reconfirm. I’m pretty sure they will do their utmost to accommodate you.
    For us, our experience at the Gong - Shangri-La was fabulous!

  • ((((( 22 November 2018 by Lee from London

    It was a bit spendy, but that's a given considering the location. The food was good, the staff were great, & the view was outstanding. It's certainly a good venue for a treat!

  • (((** 21 November 2018 by Camay from London

    It was an experience and the view is lovely as we have a friend from US that we tour in Shard.We ordered some food for lunch and the portion is too small to be honest all of us we are still hungry knowing we spend a lot.We have to go somewhere to eat again.I don’t think the price is right for the amount we getting.Thanks

  • ((((( 5 November 2018 by Anton from Wien

    brilliant, best experience during my stay in London

  • ((((( 29 October 2018 by Sam from Leeds

    The building itself is stunning. We wanted something special for our 25th anniversary and this was it. We hoped for a window seat - due to the special occasion - and we were escorted to a table by the window with a view over the Thames. The restaurant staff knew that this was our silver anniversary, and the experience did not disappoint. We had afternoon tea - with a selection of vegetarian finger sandwiches, sweet and savoury scones and five desserts/cakes - which we shared equally with some careful cutting skills. The choices of tea on offer were varied to suit many tastes - and we elected to go with teas that we had not tasted before elsewhere. Everything was delicious. The unexpected extra was a collection of chocolates - including an edible 'Happy Anniversary' on a small slab of dark chocolate. The staff were courteous and attentive and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

  • ((((* 16 October 2018 by Vivienne from SHEFFORD

    Great service, tea selection very good comfortable surroundings plus great view. Only disappointment ladies toilets, too small need more and a trek around the floor trying to find it!

  • ((((( 21 September 2018 by Ruth from Kettering

    Had a fantastic time the food and service was amazing made to feel very welcome never felt rushed we enjoyed every minute of the experience would definitely recommend

  • ((((( 20 August 2018 by Katherine from Essex

    We really enjoyed our afternoon tea! Great food and great service, thank you!

  • ((((( 16 August 2018 by Louise from Daventry

    A beautiful location & view. Relaxed atmosphere, no rushing us through the meals and the service was excellent. I especially loved that if we wanted more of something on the afternoon tea menu that it wasn't a problem....we wanted more scones & clotted cream!

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