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Summary

£125
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3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“You pay for the view… it stings the wallet…”, but they seem to have pulled their socks up at this well-known Asian venue on the 33rd floor of the famous London landmark. True, “large numbers of diners seem more interested in taking photos of themselves and their food rather than eating it… it’s definitely an Insta trophy”. But it avoided the usual harsh critiques this year and practically all reports acknowledged the “surprisingly good Chinese cooking AND nighttime vistas over London”.

Summary

£119
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“What an amazing place” – this Asian joint on the 33rd floor is never short of guests having a good time. However, “the prices are extremely steep”… just like the Shard’s glass wall… which contributes to the mixed feelings it inspires. Business entertainers say it’s “classy” (“I’m always willing to go… on someone else’s budget!”), but even some fans feel that “even the stunning vista don’t justify the bill”. And others are more definite: “I’d rather eat at my local Chinese”.

Summary

£109
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Stunning views… but overpriced” is the predictable trade-off at this elevated – in both senses – Chinese perch on the 33rd floor of the Shard. “The food is good but not great” while “the location and views are truly amazing” – so a visit can represent “good value for a special occasion”. Perhaps the best tactic is to “stick to the set menus – it gets very expensive beyond them” – and the “fantastic cocktails”.

Summary

£106
£££££
2
Average
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Fabulous view”“fittingly sky-high prices”: that’s the familiar trade off on the 33rd floor of the Shard, which nobody would deny is “a truly exceptional location”, but where other aspects of the experience are sharply divisive. There are those who feel “this is a real luxury treat” and who praise its “high-end Chinese dishes”, but a worrying proportion of reports feel the trip is “not really worth the money spent”, and dismiss “pretentious” cooking, “but with an extra-big price tag”.

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31 St Thomas St, London, SE1 9RY

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Hutong, The Shard Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Hutong, The Shard Restaurant in SE1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Hutong, The Shard restaurant.
Peter C
This restaurant must have one of, if not th...
Reviewed 8 months,

"This restaurant must have one of, if not the best outlook in London being situated so high up in the Shard. Perfect for any celebration with atmospheric lighting to boot in the evening. Food is beautifully presented and you certainly pay premium prices. Service was very good on our visit."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £39.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£19.00 £42.00 £15.00 £13.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £50.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 15.00%
31 St Thomas St, London, SE1 9RY
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday11:30 am‑3:30 pm
SaturdayCLOSED
Sunday11:30 am‑3:30 pm, 6 pm‑10.00 pm

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