SquareMeal Review of
TĪNG by Shangri La at The Shard
Soaring straight to the top of London’s skyscraper charts, Ting, the Shangri-La Hotel’s new eatery, is The Shard’s highest restaurant on Level 35. An oriental theme to the furniture and wall hangings is subtle, leaving the astounding cross-city vista to dazzle. The arresting skyline is matched by a menu that uses seasonal British ingredients in Euro-accented dishes: many peppered with bright Asian flavours. Plump scallops come prettily served with edible flowers on a creamy carrot purée lifted by ginger, mandarin and coriander, while meaty halibut responds well to the teriyaki treatment – but a robustly flavoured yet delicate rib-eye steak with truffle jus provided our standout gastronomic experience. Prices are as breathtaking as the views (£19 for that scallop starter); a slightly cheaper menu is served in the lounge, where a tuna sarnie costs a mere £14. Off-the-wall wine pairings from the charismatic sommelier make a big impression, too.
Champagne Market Lunch; 2 courses £30
Enjoy the Market Menu at TING Restaurant when dining for lunch and receive a glass of champagne with compliments. Non-alcoholic alternative is available on request. 2 Course Market Lunch Menu is priced at £30 per person and presents a modern European menu with subtle Asian influences, made using locally-sourced ingredients and served within an elegant and contemporary setting.
Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.