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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 to Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00.

It was a good experience. It could have been better if the promised birthday gesture was done.

Gokhan 15 April 2019
from London City

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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 afternoon tea celebrates the best of British classics. 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 421 reviews)
82% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (332)
  • views (276)
  • luxury (142)
  • romantic (136)
  • trendy (68)
  • lunch (47)
  • business (39)
  • private dining (34)
  • value (26)
  • dinner (24)
  • entertainment (19)
  • breakfast (9)
  • al fresco (6)
  • large parties (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • (((** 7 June 2019 by Michael from Maidenhead

    About average

  • ((*** 4 June 2019 by Peter from Guildford

    Used this restaurant for a special occasion Afternoon Tea. The views were spectacular, could look right down into the Tower of London.
    However, I felt that the food was a let down - the cakes and sandwiches had obviously been put out for some time because both were dry. One plate of sandwiches had no butter at all, but this may have been deliberate.
    Overall I did not feel that I had value for money (Afternoon Tea was over £50.00 per head), but if you want a good view over London then this is the place.

  • (((** 28 May 2019 by Ajay from London

    My experience at the Gong wasn’t the most pleasant. The price we paid for a hand full of scones and cakes was fairly overpriced and the space/area where we was seated was cramped. Overall I will not be attending the Gong again.

  • ((((( 23 May 2019 by Nicholas from Southampton

    Absolutely fantastic couple of hours! Booked a cream tea as a surprise for my Girlfriends birthday. From the moment we arrived, we were treated to the friendliest and most attentive service - door staff and people receiving us on floors 35 (first elevator) and the floor 52 where Gong is situated. We had a window seat overlooking Tower Bridge and The Tower of London which was spectacular. The sandwiches, scones and cakes were sublime as was the Champagne and afternoon tea. We were then delighted and surprised to receive a complimentary plate of chocolate, truffles and fudge with as a birthday surprise (I had mentioned the birthday on the on-line booking form). Our bill was just short of £150. We felt that this amount was totally fitting of the whole experience and we would do it again in heartbeat. Thank you to the staff who made this special day, so extra special.

  • ((*** 22 May 2019 by Ann from Amsterdam

    We love to do afternoon tea at special places and the Shard is a special place indeed. The view is amazing and you do feel you are at the top of the world.
    But the moment you sit the hostess informs you that you have a time slot. Better to give you a written note with the exit time. Unfortunately the food was awful. Dried out sandwiches, scones falling apart and only four cakes you have to divide in two! We were finished in half hour. The people on both our sides left after ten minutes and did not touch the cakes and scones. The price - quality is not right for an afternoon tea. The doorman makea you feel like a princess!

  • ((((( 5 May 2019 by Janet from Aberdeen

    I had booked afternoon tea for four ladies. It was a wonderful experience. Food and drinks delicious. Staff very polite but did take a while to be able to order a second drink. Surroundings and view were amazing. The whole experience from entering the building to leaving was a lovely treat for us and one we would definitely do again.

  • ((((( 15 April 2019 by Gokhan from London City

    It was a good experience. It could have been better if the promised birthday gesture was done.

  • ((((* 15 April 2019 by Tracy from London

    Stunning views

  • ((((( 11 April 2019 by Janet from Bromsgrove

    Excellent service,wonderful food,would definitely go again.Booking very

  • (((** 6 March 2019 by Sandy from London

    Booked afternoon tea here as a birthday surprise for a friend. Aside from the amazing views and lovely decor in Gong, the afternoon tea was quite similar to most other afternoon teas I’ve been too, although there was a completely separate vege option (not just different sandwiches). I had to ask for the champagne and the service was a little slow, but otherwise wasn’t too bad although pricey!

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