Gong

4.5
1463 reviews
£41 and over
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
With a dramatic backdrop of unparalleled views, GONG is the destination bar at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London. The highest hotel bar in Europe is perfect for sunset cocktails and late-night drinks, the bar offers three lofted areas for guests to relax and soak in the cityscape; even offering poolside seating at the highest pool in London on the weekends.

Uncomplicated and seamless, the bar’s first-class service ensures the ultimate escape from the city’s bustle. Sample one of the delicate, signature cocktails or indulge in a rare, vintage champagne with our signature sushi and Asian dishes.

Guests are required to be 18 years of age or older after 5.30pm.
Please note there is a £30 minimum spend per person applicable to all guests over the age of 18. All bar reservations will be seated either in Champagne Bar, Cocktail Bar or Sky Pool.


We currently do not accept OpenTable dining cheques.

Experiences

  • Champagne with a view at GŎNG

    £72.50 per person

    May 20, 2021 - Mar 31, 2022

    Prepare to indulge with a bottle of Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne and a Sushi platter for two at a window table in GŎNG Bar. Sip on Champagne whilst taking in the breath-taking views of London's skyline from the highest hotel bar in Western Europe located on level 52 of the hotel.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1463 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ViktorS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a wonderful time. Would recommend

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StevenW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Exceptional views, good service, a great end to a night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looked after by Momo on the champagne with a view package. Had a great time with a great cocktail suggestion. Very attentive and great atmosphere with a fabulous view, of course.

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Jayh
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Overpriced and rushed. Not happy with the £30 min per person spend for 1 hour 30 mins. People will spend money regardless, you dont need to impose a min spend. The view was superb but drinks were way overpriced. I understand, it's the shard, views great blah blah blah. No need to hike prices up so much for average drinks. Was recommended a cocktail, was horrible and followed up with a £10 bottle of beer just to be on the safe side.
Looking for a pretentious venue to throw money at this is the place for you.

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DawnS
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dining experience we will never forget. Absolutely fantastic … thank you to the staff for making birthday so special

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a really nice experience.
The service was amazing, the staff were extremely helpful and friendly.

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vipHdnhdn
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Reliable nice bar, recommend for pre dinner drinks

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RichardH
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience4

Arrived and told 1.5 hours for reservation absolutely fair enough.

Seated the 3 of us on a table for 2 where as a table of two were sat after us on a table for 4.
My friend was sat about 30cm away from the table next to us. Social distancing rules between tables were not being adhered to. My friends mother is ill and she is now self isolating as she felt so uncomfortable at the table with the complete lack of social distancing.
Finished our first drinks and ordered a bottle of Ruinart, still on our first glass and we were asked to drink up in 30 minutes it was 19.00 and forgive me if my math is off but a a table booked at 18.30 with an hour and a half limit should have been 20.00 not 19.30???

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John
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon arrival we were welcomed by the hostesses who were lovely, welcoming and friendly. Immediately putting myself and my girlfriend at ease! Was the first time we had ever been here! The place was beautiful, clean, and we were led to our table which was by a window with views of London below us. The snacks were great, the champagne beautiful and the sushi was the best we had ever had. The gentleman that was serving us was really friendly and welcoming. He also offered to take photos of us with the view behind us which is the best photo of the night! Considering the experience; the cost / price was moderate and not an issue. Overall a delightful experience.

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Emanuele
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I found the place a little overpriced given the cocktails and the service.
Great view though!

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LouiseC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Momo our server was great. Fantastic views and a marvellous experience overall.

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RH22
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

You’re paying for the view. But 21£ a drink is less than 120£ each for the viewing platform. Got an amazing table and the staff were very friendly. Drinks are nothing special. Spoons could manage the same

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RodrigoQ
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Food is extremely overpriced and standard at most. Drinks are amazing and the view unmatchable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
South Wales
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Excellent views and experience

Drinks over priced and quality nothing special.

Overall worth it for the experience.

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DavidS
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strongly recommend the champagne 🍾 by the window @ gong.

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Disco
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

On arrival we were sat in a corner that was tantamount to a sauna. We were moved to seats just as hot. We were then served extremely expensive cocktail in PLASTIC glasses. PLASTIC. Needless to say the drinks tasted awful, I wouldn't have paid a quarter the price. We were moved again on request to an area we would get real glasses. This area was air-conditioned, why weren't we sat here to start with?! Will never go back, waste of money and energy. Topping it off we had to exit the building to go up to the viewing point, why on earth?! £70 for 2 awful drinks and some califonia rolls, you do the maths 🤦‍♂️

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PaulG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice bar, great views but you are paying for the views only.

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DuyguG
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The views were great but the windows were dirty on the inside and there was food on the floor where we sat. I felt like the seating areas needed updating and cleaning in general.

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Shaheen
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was average, definitely not the quality I expected. Very polite staff. Views breathtaking. Service quick. There was delay in preparing our table so we were shown to our table 15 mins later than our booking, we were asked to leave 1.15 minutes later, on the dot. Worth going once, maybe.

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AmandaC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got moved from poolside to the main bar and a window seat so evening ended up being amazing - main thing to watch is booking online it’s not always clear whether you are in the main bar - waitress amazingly helpful at ensuring we got a good seat!

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DontGoToGong
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

terrible service, needs renovation- view is nice in some areas where you are not blocked. resembles an overpriced tourist attraction with no style

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Swede
London
14 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The view from Gong is just amazing and worth a visit. Drinks prices are high but they do come with great views.
We only had our table for 1 1/2 hrs and were aware , when the time was up and lots of tables were still empty we asked if we could stay longer and were told we'd need to change tables and could have max another half hour which did seem a bit strange with so many free seats.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Reviews are incorrect! I had a wonderful night at Gong. Staff were very friendly and helped make sure I had a pleasant evening.
Cocktails were good and perfectly mixed.
Service was exceptional.
Had a wonderful time

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ApricotX
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It's really expensive but you pay for the views. A great place for a late night nightcap.

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sarah
London
18 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

I feel standards have slipped slightly! Half of towie were in ther

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Allocated table was in the middle of the room so view was not always great.

The drinks list is quite short considering that it’s a cocktail bar, but the quality was satisfactory.

Food portions are what I expected, so nothing to complain there. However hot food is served cold, which is not great and had to ask to change.

Staff was great, attentive and polite.

Recommend taking the window package, or choose another bar if you’re looking for better quality drinks.

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vipSamW
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an absolutely lovely time ,service absolutely amazing ,Could not fault in anyway ,all I can say is thank you for a lovely evening

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karenf
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Disappointing welcoming poor
Girls in red dresses not interested in customer just themselves. Would not recommend poor service poor experience

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s a great experience. The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. Amazing cocktails and service. Staff are extremely knowledgeable and make great recommendations.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time at gong bar. The service was incredible, and all the staff were very nice and friendly and helpful at recommending drinks. Not to mention the beautiful view. Birthday very well spent.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We booked the champagne and sushi experience with a window seat, my partner has a gluten intolerance and the staff made sure everything that was cooked was suitable for her. We had an additional deluxe cocktail after food which was delicious! The staff were amazing and couldn’t do more for us. Would definitely do it again.

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JulianJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great views, wine and service - we also enjoyed the bento box

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DebbieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful special place to enjoy a celebration. Only downside was 15 hour booking slot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was really really good. It was very busy, but the staff was attentive and quick for any requests. Attention to detail was immaculate.
I would highly recommend to anyone to go and enjoy the experience in particular.
Will be returning soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday drinks, first experience in the shard, it was excellent will definitely be back.

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Bertie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good view - great service. Expensive but worth it for the unique experience

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bigmac
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning setting and excellent views across the city. It’s expensive, but only as you’d expect from one of the country’s top hotels

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JosephS
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I have made a (surprise) reservation for a birthday celebration. Nothing extra, just a round of drinks as the birthday boy really wanted to visit and have the experience with the view.
The only person who recognized the birthday was the ground floor host. She congratulated which was greatly appreciated and genuinely unexpected from the birthday boy. We went upstairs and everything became generic.
I would point out only the female waitress/runner. I discreetly asked her to sort the payment and she was very understanding and accomodating. A big 'thank you' to her! The rest of the team seemingly nice, but I would appreciate a simple 'happy birthday' to the birthday boy.
The only highlight for me was the birthday wishes from the lobby host.
We saw the view... so there is no other reason for us to return anymore unfortunately.

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RachelW
1 review