Harden's survey result
“The view’s the thing” at this 35th-floor all-day restaurant and lounge in The Shard, with 360-degree vistas over London and the Home Counties – “including from the loos!”. Some reporters also rate the “well-presented and thoughtful menu”, which they say contributes to “a fantastic experience”. Sceptics, though, reckon the “food is so-so, service patronising, the bill eye-watering: strictly for well-heeled tourists!”.
The Shangri-La’s luxuriously appointed eyrie on the 35th floor of the Shard (named after a Chinese word for ‘living room’), does win praise for its gastronomic potential, but most reports focus almost exclusively on its “excellent views” over London, 128 metres below. The other features rating mention – other than the vertiginous nature of the bill – are the memorable afternoon teas (choose from British or Oriental tea menus).
“You can choose between traditional and really different Asian afternoon teas” while enjoying “stunning views of London” on this plush perch on the 35th floor of the Shard, and its “quiet and spacious” quarters are also “an ideal location for business”. Of course it’s decidedly “not cheap”, and the odd report on those paying their own way at dinner here suggests “the electronic loos can be more memorable than the cuisine”.
“What a vista (even from the gents!)” at this swanky 35th-floor chamber, which added a ‘Chef’s Market Table’ this year to celebrate the arrival of new chef, Gareth Bowen (from the Marriott County Hall) to oversee its Asian-influenced modern British cuisine. No change yet to reporters’ verdict that “you are overpaying for the view” but one bright spark: afternoon tea is widely thought to be “worth it” for the “sense of occasion”.
Derived from the Chinese word for ‘living room’, T%u012ANG, is the collective name of our signature restaurant and lounge on Level 35. Whether it is breakfast by sunrise or tea at sunset, soak in a backdrop of unsurpassed, iconic London views while savouring the best of British fare with an enticing Asian twist.
Defined by delicate screens, the space hints at subtle glamour while the minimalistic architecture of the building complements the urban cityscape. Turquoise and gold hues enliven the space with colourful accents and the open-plan finishing deck offers a sneak-peak beyond the tranquil environment and into the lively kitchen buzz. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and late supper, T%u012ANG is the ideal culinary destination for any occasion.
|Wine per bottle||£38.00|
Level 35, 31 St Thomas St, London, SE1 9RY
|Number of Diners:|
|Monday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm|