Time Out says
What’s this, a new Tellytubby? Actually, Ting is the Shangri-La hotel’s dining space on the thirty-fifth floor of the glistening Shard, but unless you’re blessed with a Tinky Winky-bellied bank account, we’d give the £18-a-starter ‘restaurant’ bit a swerve. Instead, book Ting’s more affordable neighbouring ‘lounge’. This shares its stunning views and statement toilets, which boast glass-walled cubicles, heated seats and buttons offering a choice of bottom sprays including ‘oscillating’ and ‘power deodorizer’.
The Shangri-La Group is based in Hong Kong but was founded in Singapore, so it’s nice to find Southeast Asian and regional Chinese street food dishes alongside the oil-money-courting meze and room-service usual suspects. An £18 chicken and prawn laksa (a thin curry noodle soup) was perfectly adequate, but the moutabal (a chargrilled aubergine dip) lacked smokiness. Most frustratingly, our £18 burger, ordered medium rare, arrived medium well, and when we requested ketchup and mustard they took a full 15 minutes to arrive.
You don’t come here for the food, but Ting’s vistas are superb and the loos are a laugh. Where else could you expose yourself to the whole of London without getting arrested?
Level 35, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street
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Users say (7)
Average User Rating
3.4 / 5
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I booked Ting for afternoon tea for myself and my parents Saturday 8th July 2017 at 3:30pm. We arrived on time, and were escorted directly to our table. The view was spectacular and we were initially very pleased.We were then handed our afternoon tea menus and then totally forgotten about for more than 45 minutes. I ended up flagging down a waiter from an entirely different section, who then took our order. Another 10 minutes passed before we were brought our first bit of food. My drink order (a plain latte) ended up being taken 3 different times over 20 mins before finally arriving.
The food itself was excellent, and the scones were the best I've ever had. However, waiting so very long to eat spoiled our appetite and generally soured our mood.
This was supposed to be a special treat for myself and my parents, and I have ended up feeling totally taken advantage of. The bill was £200 for 3 people for tea , without alcohol and the worst service that I've ever had in London. I would not recommend Ting for afternoon tea unless you really want the view and are prepared to wait, while paying eye-watering prices for doing so.
We had tried a few places as walk ins about 3pm in the shard & Lucky enough to be placed in ting.Also, staff were very accommodating with two of us sharing one afternoon tea and myself ordering a salad from the a la cart menu. I had an Avocado, shrimp and mango salad which was lovely as a starter. My friends enjoyed the afternoon tea but found to scones to be a little dry. Beautiful view and comfortable ambience so most enjoyable relaxed experience. One of the best views in London that I would definitely go to again; but, do expect to splurge 🎉