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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.

We had the afternoon tea which was very nice also staff were very attentive and it was a very enjoyable experience for all 4 of us which we will never forget. Thank you.

David 08 February 2019
from Evsham

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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 407 reviews)
82% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (323)
  • views (268)
  • luxury (139)
  • romantic (131)
  • trendy (66)
  • lunch (47)
  • business (39)
  • private dining (33)
  • value (26)
  • dinner (24)
  • entertainment (19)
  • breakfast (9)
  • al fresco (5)
  • large parties (5)
  • child friendly (4)
  • ((((( 14 February 2019 by Sherald from London

    Pricey but fabulous.

  • ((((( 12 February 2019 by Lesley from Sheffield

    We had afternoon tea and champagne and it was wonderful and the views stunning. I would highly recommend everyone should try afternoon tea.

  • ((((* 9 February 2019 by Ricardo from Medway

    Great view, staff friendly but sandwiches very dry on the bread (we had two servings of sandwiches and both were dry). Didn’t bother informing staff as had read several reviews online before we went where other customers had reportedly mentioned the dry sandwiches to staff but this was ignored. For the cost you pay needs to improve on the sandwich front. The Ritz is much better for comparable price but Gong Bar has the spectacular views.

  • ((((( 8 February 2019 by David from Evsham

    We had the afternoon tea which was very nice also staff were very attentive and it was a very enjoyable experience for all 4 of us which we will never forget. Thank you.

  • ((((( 22 January 2019 by Joost from Bussum

    Very nice view, good food and a great Hospitality team!

  • ((((( 9 January 2019 by Christine from Wakefield

    Absolutely wonderful afternoon tea to celebrate a special occasion. Service was outstanding and all my requests were met. Delicious food. Thank you so much ??

  • (((** 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

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