Afternoon Tea at Ting, Shangri-La The Shard

Afternoon tea, British·

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££££ - £50 - £79
Afternoon tea, British
Cool, Fine dining, Glamorous, Luxury, Romantic, Unique
Alfresco And Views
Great views
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Celeb spotting, Celebrations, Romantic, Special occasions
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Quite literally taking afternoon tea to new heights, TING serves an expert array of patisseries and sandwiches overlooking the London skyline. For those brave enough to venture up to the thirty-fifth floor of The Shard, an afternoon tea experience like no other awaits in Shangri-La’s TING restaurant.

Drawing inspiration from Asian and British cultures, TING serves a selection of traditional and contemporary dishes, alongside an acclaimed tea and wine selection. Executive chef, Paolo Belloni, along with a dedicated pastry team meticulously crafts exemplary flavour combinations and cake-based creations using local seasonal ingredients.

To begin, start with a choice of top-tier pours like Veuve Clicquot, Bolinger or Louis Roederer, or enjoy a signature seasonal cocktail if you’re feeling bold. Just don’t overlook the tea selection, it’s second to none. Signature Shangri-La teas include a pure Ceylon black tea from the Waltrim Tea Estate with a nose of fresh roses, mellow on the palate but full of flavour. Or look to the London blends supplied by Camellia’s Tea House for the ‘afternoon tea’ made with the finest leaves sourced from Darjeeling, Ceylon, and Taiwan for a hit of subtle sweetness.

As for the finger sandwich selection, guests can expect British classics like a coronation chicken, cucumber, and egg - but with a seasonal twist. Savoury items have been known to include hibiscus flower, whipped chicken liver, and a variety of miniature burgers. All are worthy of their place on the TING afternoon tea menu, but it’s the pristine sweet selection that is most deserving of attention. Whether it’s Christmas, Easter, early Spring, Autumn, or Summer, the cakes and patisseries are works of art - almost too good to eat, almost. Gorgeous renditions of The Shard, bees, baubles, crowns, and eggs are a testament to the creativity of the team and complemented by the seamless delivery of an unforgettable experience.


When is afternoon tea served?

Afternoon tea is served Monday to Thursday 12:30pm - 3:30pm and Friday to Sunday, 12:30pm - 4pm.

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The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 9QU

020 7234 8108 020 7234 8108


Opening Times

Afternoon Tea
Mon 12:30-15:30
Tue 12:30-15:30
Wed 12:30-15:30
Thu 12:30-15:30
Fri 12:30-16:30
Sat 12:30-16:30
Sun 12:30-16:30


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Ellie C

08 April 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
Incredible view, tasty treats

We went for the Bees in Bloom afternoon tea at Ting and overall had a great time.

The positives:

  1. The view, obviously. It's incredible.
  2. Modern yet luxurious, a new take on an afternoon tea setting if you're not so keen on the formal traditional version 
  3. Lovely peach welcome tea, good selection of sandwiches and cakes, plus a spectacular 'shard' dessert complete with dry ice 
  4. full veggie/vegan alternatives 
  5. 15 min grace period if you arrive late (as we did due to a "regulating the service" issue on the jubilee line)
  6. The toilets! Have a wee next to a full glass panel overlooking London, confident that no one can possibly see in from outside. Plus heated toilet seats!

Room for improvement:

  1. There was a musical duo (guitar, singers, backing track) giving loungey versions of what they described as modern classics. Given I'm pretty sure there was a maroon 5 cover in the mix, "classics" was possibly a stretch. They were competent musicians, but it was slightly too much for the setting - and overstepped from background music to almost being a performance. This may have been less of an issue if you were seated further away, but they were literally right next to us - we could've reached out and touch them from our chairs - and the volume was intrusive on our conversation 
  2. The sandwiches had been prepared too early in advance - the bread had that slight out-too-long texture, which surprised me 
  3. i ordered one of the cocktails and never got it. I couldn't attract a waiter to remind them, so I gave up. We were still charged for it on the bill, although they remedied this with with apologies  when I mentioned it. 

Verdict: if you adore the traditional version of afternoon tea, then perhaps Ting isn't for you. We went to the Savoy afternoon tea the day before and it was charming art deco opulence, faultless service and food, and a pianist tinkling the ivories on a full sized grand. However, if you want one of the best views in London while you eat fancy cake, book a table a Ting!

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