Serving up quite possibly the loftiest afternoon tea in the country, Ting is a restaurant like no other. Housed on the 35th level of The Shard, the restaurant boasts some of the best views of London that money can buy, along with a stellar menu of elegant Japanese fare. Executive chef Paolo Belloni cooks up a storm here and the afternoon tea is no exception. It’s the perfect gift for a loved one, as well as being great for hen dos too.
This summer, guests can enjoy the Over the Rainbow Afternoon Tea, a floral and botanical-inspired experience featuring a showstopping miniature milk Shard building to share, filled with indulgent praline, lemon jelly and Valrhona Dulcey mousse.
To start with, choose between top-tier pours like Veuve Clicquot, Duval-Leroy or Louis Roederer, or enjoy the Sweet & Quaint cocktail, which blends cherry tea infused vodka with carrot, orange, pineapple, ginger, lemon, grenadine and turmeric or the Chinese Whisper consisting of Hennessy VSOP, Campari, pomegranate, lime and gomme. The Rose Punch mocktail is also available for a booze-free option.
For tea, you can expect a selection that is second to none, with exotic entries like masala chai and honey-like gong mei, classics like Ceylon, and the most distinctive option, the pu’erh ripe. It’s double fermented and buried underground for two years, to bring a strong, spicy and earthy taste.
To eat, you’ll find elegant sandwiches such as coronation chicken, smoked salmon and cucumber, classic Reuben and truffle egg with cress. Then to follow, expect savouries such as hibiscus flower and a Rata burger with ratatouille and green pesto.
Sweet treats include the Exotic Bush, consisting of vanilla sablé, pineapple compote and coconut mousse, the Flower Power Choux with yoghurt crémeux and peach mousse and the iconic Green Shard, available to share.
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