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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: 12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 01:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 00:00

Fantastic food, amazing views, service was second to none. However we did not receive our champayne as requested.

Simon White 07 October 2017
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.

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 375 reviews)
83% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (297)
  • views (247)
  • luxury (133)
  • romantic (120)
  • trendy (62)
  • lunch (40)
  • business (36)
  • private dining (31)
  • value (24)
  • dinner (20)
  • entertainment (17)
  • breakfast (6)
  • large parties (5)
  • al fresco (3)
  • child friendly (3)
  • ((((* 17 November 2017 by Sally Richardson from London

    Fantastic view although weather was misty so wasnt a clear view unfortunately. Afternoon Sandwiches,scones,patisseries very nice. Maybe our choice of tea was wrong,a little weak.

  • ((((( 17 November 2017 by Kevin Shivers from Hornchurch

    Our visit was part of the celebrations for my wife's birthday. From the moment we arrived at the main entrance to the time we came back down again the staff were all very welcoming, cheerful, courteous and very helpful. We had a great table next to the window although we had asked for one further back in as my wife does not have a head for heights, they were very happy to move us, but we kept the table, my wife sat on the inner side and was very happy. The food was lovely and the whole experience was memorable. A great day out. Will certainly recommend to others, in fact we are thinking of repeating the experience with the family in the new year.

  • ((((( 3 November 2017 by Egle Stariene from London

    Very good

  • ((((* 29 October 2017 by Clare from London

    The venue was spectacular, service was great and the food was very nice. A real nice treat for a romantic date - my only issue was the music, very bizarre fast pasted almost rock music - would have been better with more ambient music

  • ((((* 28 October 2017 by Abdul Qadoos from London

    Very expensive , service was very slow, but the atmosphere was lovely and my friend enjoyed it , thank you for moving us to the window

  • ((((( 7 October 2017 by Simon White from London

    Fantastic food, amazing views, service was second to none. However we did not receive our champayne as requested.

  • ((*** 4 September 2017 by Judith Stride from Johannesburg

    Staff mostly indifferent and disorganized. Food nothing special. Only reason to go is for the view but that can also be done from the viewing deck. Very crowded, noisey and, uncomfortable seating. Overall very disappointing.

  • (((** 28 August 2017 by Anna Brown from London

    Booking was trouble-free but service on the day (for a pre-booked afternoon tea) sadly lacking. The bar didn't seem particularly busy at 14h on a weekday however we still had no food or drink over an hr after arrival. Despite apologies from staff, items were substituted from the advertised menu and our vegetarian afternoon tea-et was not expected even though this was notified. We had to ask for the bill 3 items and 2 of us ended up leaving before the others to avoid missing their train. Views were great thoughand you wouldn't say we were rushed through the experience.

  • ((((* 26 August 2017 by Ali Gilbert from Stowmarket

    Afternoon tea was lovely but the website leads you to think the champagne is included . Sec or of the cocktails left a lot to be desired .

  • ((((( 24 August 2017 by Paula White from London

    Excellent service - afternoon tea was lovely and amazing views. Made my daughter's 21st birthday special

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