Gong

4.4
877 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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 London is perfect for sunset cocktails and late-night drinks, the bar offers three lofted areas for guests to relax and soak in the cityscape; and even offers poolside seating at the highest pool in London.
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 light dishes, such as locally sourced British charcuterie and caviar as a savoury accompaniment to your drink.
Guests are required to be 18 years of age or older after 5pm.

Special Offers

Sushi and sake experience: £55

Immerse yourself in true Asian hospitality with GONG bar's new experience. Enjoy a guarenteed window seat at the highest bar in Western Europe, with three styles of sushi, expertly matched with a unique sake for £55.00 per person. Tables are available for a 12pm, 1:30pm or 3pm seating only, for between 2 and 4 persons.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 4 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 4 people

Starts: 29 January 2019

Ends: 28 May 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00-12:00 13:30-13:30 15:00-15:00

Cocktails in the clouds: £55

Enjoy a guaranteed window seat at the highest bar in Western Europe, with two classic or signature cocktails and a sharing plate for £55.00 per person. Tables are available for a 12pm, 1:30pm or 3pm seating only, for between 2 and 4 persons. T's & C's apply.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 4 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 4 people

Starts: 29 January 2019

Ends: 28 May 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00-12:00 13:30-13:30 15:00-15:00

Champagne with a view: £55

Enjoy a guaranteed window seat at the highest bar in Western Europe, with two glasses of Veuve Cliquot and a sharing plate for £55.00 per person. Tables are available for a 12pm, 1:30pm or 3pm seating only, for between 2 and 4 persons. T's & C's apply.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 4 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 4 people

Starts: 29 January 2019

Ends: 28 May 2019

Availability: Mon-Thu 12:00-12:00 13:30-13:30 15:00-15:00

What 877 People Are Saying
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HS
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Booked a table to celebrate a friend's birthday with a few drinks. The view was stunning, decor was stylish and the service immaculate. Drinks were excellent and very much worth the price considering the setting and atmosphere. Complimentary savoury snacks were also a nice touch and went well with the cocktails. Will definitely be coming again.

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T
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Go for the view. Such an amazing view across London at night. Cocktails were good but expensive. I guess you’re paying for that view. The service was good and the bar decor is tasteful.

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LD
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Unfortunately didn’t like the drinks. But the service was great

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SE
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The views were outstanding and cocktails were lovely. Our server was very polite and helpful!

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GA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great views of the city. We went as the sun was setting. Lovely. A good range of cocktails and a bit pricey but as a treat now and again we’ll worth a visit. Staff were very friendly a helpful when choosing drinks. Well worth a visit.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Staff were rude. Waiter was great. My drink had a hair in it and he took care of the situation and complaint straight away. Rest of the staff were deadly rude and stupidly pretentious. Would never visit GŎNG ever again

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KG
London
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Looked after very well, great views, good choice of cocktails (ants as a garnish was optional), would go back

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DW
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing night at Gong of 5 star excellence. Sheer luxury of Shangri La facilities backed up by exceptional service. Amazing range of world class cocktails and stunning London skyline views 52 floors up. We had a fantastic night - thank you!!

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BP
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good visit

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YM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional setting, with a fantastic choice of drinks, bound together with excellent service.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely brilliant! Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Gong. Cocktails were great and reasonably priced too. View was amazing and staff were very polite and helpful. Would recommend this place 100%

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d
London
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

I’m sorry to say that after being informed over the dress code , people were wearing jeans , slippers and sneakers . Service wasn’t aware of the cocktails on the menu and they forgot tho bring us olives , nuts etc with the cocktails . So sorry to day that I was really disapointed .

Best regards ,
Didier Van den Bosch

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SF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We were Celebrating our 16 year olds birthdays but there was a mix up and we hadn’t realised that the bar only allowed in under 18’s before 4pm. The manager was very helpful and understanding and found us an alternative table in the lounge area of the restaurant. The views were outstanding as were the cocktails.

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CW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic views and interesting cocktails. Going up to the bar staff were very helpful with directions. We were moved to a table window as soon as one became available.
The staff were very helpful. Only slight negative was that it took a while to get another drink. Not sure if they think people only go for one. We had an hour and a half so time for at least two cocktails!
Nice for a special occasion.

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AR
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

It was a very nice night, beautiful place and views.
The staff is gentle and they are aware of the guests constantly.
Nice music selection, but I would low it down a bit, as it makes yourself to speak louder and it creates a pub ambience at some point.
The snacks arrived when we were there already 1:15 minutes and finishing our red wine bottle almost ready to go. Snacks were tasty and on the house though...
I'd recommend this place for sure

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EK
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time. Great view of the city, relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. Drinks are very expensive as expected!

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant and good ambient, as always :)

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KD
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, lovely cocktails especially one called painkiller 🍹

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JA
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

We chose Gong for a special drink before dinner on my wife's birthday. We were told that the dress code was smart casual but many were in jeans and trainers.
The welcome was almost hostile. The waiter was quite sharp when I moved some glasses off the table we were going to use.
Drink sizes were small. We paid £141.75 for six alcoholic and one non-alcoholic drinks. Of them only two were to our taste.
At one stage we were told quite pointedly that we only had half an hour left to finish our drinks.
No nuts, olives or other nibbles were offered.
My wife's birthday was not even mentioned, despite having told them in advance of the day.
There are many other more enjoyable venues in London, offering better ambience, service and value for money. Do not waste your time or cash here.

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GL
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked a reservation at Gong for our trip to London as a birthday treat for Mum & I. The Shard is a phenomenal building, the views from the Gong Bar are incredible. Table reservation lasts for 1 hour and you can either enjoy the view with a drink or with food - no pressure. 100% recommend.

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MW
London
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Terrible service. The response "are you sure" isn't what I need to hear when a waiter who seems about 19 years old responds to our polite request to send a corked, £26 glass of wine back. Don't bat an eyelid and take it away. We have to ask three times for the bottle of water that we requested. Ridiculously inexperienced staff with no idea of what 5* service means. The view is great. The service was terrible.

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MC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent bar with fantastic service and beautiful evening ambiance in addition to the spectacular view.

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M
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Lovely couple of hours spent here and a well organised and well run establishment. As expected the drinks are ridiculously overpriced. Although I expected a large bill I didn’t expect £95 for 2 gins and 2 cocktails! We won’t be back but it was nice for a one off.

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V
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience for a very expensive cocktail with unimaginative nibbles. Nevertheless it was a wonderful experience with the views and would love to return to sample the food. Cheers.

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FF
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

All the drinks are too expensive and you keep putting the prices up. It used to be £16 for a cocktail but now its £21 which is too much and poor value for money. You also dont do hot drinks, friend wanted a tea but told no tea.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Poor service, cocktails are average. Expected better.

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SO
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely lush garden cafe 35 floors up, stunning view and normal prices for coffee, sodas and buns/cakes.
Lots of seatings and extra fun to be able to walk around the full floor, take the stairs to floor 37 and continue to walk and watch London from above. Just a super spot to take your kids, parents, friends etc.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for cocktails. Snacks were free and plentiful.
Staff were very attentive and always had time for you. If you can’t get a window seat ask to go on the list!

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IA
London
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I should admit it is expensive but the service, drinks, food, view and atmosphere was more than lovely. i fully recommend it.

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AM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Champagne overlooking the wonder that is London - a fantastic experience. The staff were attentive, the atmosphere was lovely and the view was fantastic.

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s
Surrey
10 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent view and service

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SR
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service, Views and overall place! I had popped down to London on a Work Trip with some colleagues and we thought we would book a table! The place is amazing and beyond expectations which is what both my colleagues said also. The drinks had a reasonable price tag considering you are in London after all and have some amazing views. I would have liked to have been near the Window for a while longer but this isn't the end of the world!

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s
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We only had drinks not food. But loved it had a great table by the window would love to come back on our next visit to London. Highly recommended

Thank you

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant view and staff were very attentive. Great atmosphere and a lovely experience.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hospitality and service was amazing, our waiter csaba was funny and friendly and made the night all the more enjoyable. The views were outstanding and we were also lucky enough to see a marriage proposal on the table next to us which was beautiful. All in all a spectacular evening.

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BO
London
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, the staff was extremely polite and professional, had a lovely time and enjoyed the anazing view of london. Would recommend to anyone visiting London.

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RG
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Incredible location let down by slow service. Not the service you would expect from such a prestigious location - poorly managed bar on the occasion we visited

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ST
London
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I would recommend Gong but not for a special celebration as they don’t really make an effort to make it special even if you mention in your booking. Perhaps for an ordinary day that you are prepared to spend £130 . I’ve dined at many restaurants and bars in London and received better service...especially for special occasions

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BE
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You pay for the view here, but who wouldn’t when you can say you’ve visited the tallest bar in Western Europe? Definitely one to tick off the bucket list!
We went here for my partner’s birthday and rung up to make a note of this. The staff were hospitable and not pushy in regards to ordering drinks and gave us some vegan sweet treats to celebrate- they were lovely and a very kind touch.

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EF
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for cocktails. Fantastic staff. Nothing was too much. Highly recommend!

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