Sky Lounge at The Shangri-La

4.3
38 reviews
£26 to £40
Wine Bar
Located on the 34th floor, the hotel's elegant Sky Lounge offers a relaxed setting to unwind and socialise in style, while taking in breath-taking views of the City of London and River Thames.

In partnership with Veuve Clicquot, Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London is pleased to offer guests a luxurious Sunday brunch experience from 12:00pm until 17:00pm

Experiences

  • Sky Brunch by Shangri-La

    £64.00 per person

    May 23 - Sep 26, 2021

    Treat yourself to a sky-high brunch like no other! In partnership with Veuve Clicquot, Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London is pleased to offer guests a luxurious Sunday brunch experience, 34 floors above the city in the hotel’s beautiful Sky Lounge. Guests can choose from a selection of savoury Asian-inspired dishes ranging from dumplings to maki rolls and more, followed by a decadent dessert platter. Diners will enjoy a welcome drink on arrival or can upgrade their experience to include 90 minutes of bottomless Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label. For larger bookings please contact us directly.

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
What 38 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
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food
4.4
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4.5
ambience
3.8
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Time wasn’t enough

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ! The views and food was great !

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SophieS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn’t eat - just had drinks. The staff were lovely and the views are great!
Obviously it is very expensive but you get what you pay for

GP
GraceP
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Something to tick off the bucket list! Delicious cocktails, great ambiance, lovely waiters. Pricey, but so worth it for a special occasion. I will definitely be going back!

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Philip
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Our feedback is on the management and policies of the Sky Lounge rather than any individuals - our service was polite and friendly, great piano player, and the views fab. But we hope the recommendations suggested are taken up so that everyone can enjoy it fully and not have their experience spoilt.
Our experience..
When we made the reservation we requested a window table, given that we were celebrating a special occasion. While we knew this may not be possible, on arrival we were told we would be able to get a window table if we waited 10mins or so, which was fine with us. However, a short while afterwards we were taken downstairs to the lounge and seated at a non-window table without any explanation. We asked why and were told that it would now be a very long wait for a window table. However, shortly after being seated (less than ten mins) two window tables became available and other guests who had arrived after us were seated on those. Later more window tables became free and when we asked whether we could move to either of them we were told that it was against the policy of the bar to move customers between tables. This is despite the fact that tables are being fully sanitised in between customers (and other customers were at the same time happily posing by empty table windows without masks). Final straw of the experience.. After we were there for an hour, we were reminded that we only had 30 minutes left on our table, despite the fact that several other tables (including some by the window) were empty by then and no other guests seemed to be arriving. In any case, we were disappointed at how we had been treated and so left after one drink and went on to a fab venue for the rest of the evening. We had planned to share a bottle, so it was ultimately the bar which lost out! We won’t be going back, but hope other guests are treated better in future, with better communication upfront, and more effort made to accommodate their requests so they can fully enjoy it.

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SharonW
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fabulous views & great service. Would recommend for an afternoon drink.

MM
MariaM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A special place and atmosphere
I will definetly come back

BP
BruceP
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The drinks and food were surprisingly average given past experiences with the Shangri La’s quality in other cities. The staff was friendly and helpful but the bar was a bit slow. Extremely overpriced given the lack of quality but I assume you are paying for the view.

IK
ImmyKhan
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

I’ve stayed and eaten here a few times but this time was a complete disappointment, I’d booked the sky brunch for me and my wife as a treat, I was told by their staff via email a few days before that there would definitely be halal options available and I wouldn’t need to pre-order as they always have chicken and lamb available. When we got there we were taken to a lovely a lovely window seat but when the waiter came over he immediately informed us that no halal options were available for us and that we could only have the vegetarian options. I said this wasn’t acceptable to us but he checked to see if we could have dinner upstairs at the ting restaurant where halal options were available. Luckily they did have space for us but the whole experience was a let as we ended up being seated away from the window so couldn’t appreciate the view while we ate. I’m sure they could have left us seated where we were and had the halal options bought to us. A high end establishment like this should not be getting small things like this wrong. It was a complete let down.

JM
JenniferM
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best experience at the Sky Lounge.. everything was so beautiful the views, the staff and experience was impeccable!

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LisaV
Essex
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish excellent
Cavy wait to come back

LF
LondonFoodie
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great views, ambience, live pianist for drinks and light nibbles!
We had a comfortable table by the window will definitely be back.

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AislingS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad experience at the Shard. Staff were friendly and attentive. Prices are a little more than standard London rates but worth it. Unfortunately they were very busy so we had to leave at the end of the booking instead of moving to the bar.

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Lily1
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening for my birthday!!

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SinthuR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, good place to chill on your special day

LO
LucyO
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful place - highly recommend. However the service could have been a little faster waited a while for drinks to come out

RG
RaimondaG
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Its took so long to get our drinks , everything was ok , only takes so long to get drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Liverpool
8 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great view and nice drinks but limited food options. Service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was closed by the time we arrived, even after booking and calling ahead

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DamiA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked an anniversary dinning at Sky Lounge at Shangri -La on Tuesday 5th Dec 2017 using the opentable website but was told that the restaurant was closed to public due to an event that evening even though system still allowed booking. This ruined my evening

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PaulS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The whole experience was very cold, we were treated as an inconvenience, our reservation was lost, place was half full and they still made us wait at the most uncomfortable bar ever, staff was rude and not very friendly at all. If you want blow £100 on 6 drinks and feel like an a-hole - this is your place....

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked a table for the 7th of November,I come with my girlfriend and I spoke with the receptionist,she told me that the restaurant was cole,very disappointed!!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way

HJ
vipHJClo
London
72 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Wonderful view. Great ambience. Lovely (snacky) food.

The service was utterly charming. We really appreciated the free dessert for OH's significant birthday.

Will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The lounge we booled was closed so we got "upgraded" to the gong bar. The view was amazing. Service was very good. Will come back.

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SteveS
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall1food3service1ambience1

What a disappointment, despite booking a table 3 weeks beforehand we were kept waiting for a table for over an hour. The service was almost non existent, it was so bad I cancelled my dinner reservation upstairs in Ting and went to Jamies Italian instead where we had a fantastic meal and great service at a fraction of the price.

KG
KennyG
London
17 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Spectacular views, but not much more. This was our first visit to the Shard and looking at the online pictures we expected something spectacular. Sadly it was a fantastic let down. There is no ambience in this 'bar', in fact it feels like the coffee table break out area for the private meeting/dining rooms located adjacent to the seated area.
The service was slow, bar prices super inflated and a very moderate selection of food snacks. At £ 13 for a Gin and Tonic, one expected it to look more than something you might be served in a chain retail bar.
I have heard other good reports from some of the other Shard dining areas, but sadly this is not one. Recommended only for the view and a quick pass through experience.

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Marc
Dusseldorf Area
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Aweful service and Slow Arrangements. We were not welcome and they send us at 12 pm home...

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2017
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Booked myself and 2 friends visiting me a late table at Sky Lounge to have a nightcap after dinner with a beautiful view. Bar was very quiet and the perfect calm end to a hectic day. Thank you.

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Jess
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great view from the 31st floor, no booking fee required, lovely views. Could do with some light background music. Lovely staff & wine selection. Surprised us with a plate of sweet treats after we checked-in as my boyfriends birthday. Lovely touch.

EJ
EmmaJ
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked a table here to take some friends out for the evening. Was so embarrassed. It's very much an afterthought of a space - outside conference centre with a few temporary plastic bar stools and tables. There was no table reserved - we had to pull chairs about ourselves. The drinks were so expensive and the service certainly didn't make up for it. Food was also expensive and very limited, even bar snacks. Staff had no idea about the menu or even the basics of serving drinks. Absolutely dreadful. I rarely complain about anything but this was terrible. Go somewhere else with a decent view - there are plenty of alternatives now.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Disappointed that this came up on Top Table as a place to eat a meal!

We were offered canapés.... a meal this is not!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an amazing evening, with an absolute amazing view of the central london , everything went as planned and service was on point

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NikA
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, amazing view, good service! Intimate setting

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vipBootie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked in advance to visit the Sky Lounge as a special treat for a very important client. Unfortunately the venue was over-booked as they had decided to give over the Sky Lounge to a private party Christmas booking!! No-one thought to call me to let me know and so it was very embarrassing when my guest arrived, all excited, to find out we couldn't go to the Sky Lounge and sit by the lovely Christmas tree as planned. After much messing about, we were given a very awkward table on the floor above which completely spoilt the evening - I had to sit next to the client on a small sofa around a makeshift table at the edge of the restaurant!! Dreadful...

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EDSEY
Liverpool
22 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2016
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Through Opentable I'd reserved a table but they didn't have one when I arrived. They then said that we would have to order immediately as the kitchen would be imminently closing (this was the the time that I had booked the table for so it was as well that we arrived early). The bill was fairly eye watering. My companion was utterly delightful and so was the view. We went up to the cocktail bar on the 52nd floor afterwards, the service there was impeccable.

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Brigita
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2016
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Could be nicer and more comfortable. Does look like a gemporary solution.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

An impressive (though expensive) selection of champagnes - I ordered the Louis Roederer 2008 and the bartender brought me an extra taste of the non-vintage version to compare (confirming I'd made the right choice!)

A decent selection of food too, which I believe is the lounge menu from the Ting restaurant on the floor above - a mix of Asian, Middle Eastern and European dishes. There's a short bar menu and they also allowed us to order from the full lounge menu. The lobster with truffle mayonnaise was OK (nothing special) but the Nyonya 5 Spice Lobak (kind of an Asian take on the sausage roll) was delicious.

They've only just started taking reservations, meaning you can probably just show up - even if you're not a hotel guest. But I imagine it will fill up a little as more people hear about it.

But this place is all about the view, with spectacular views over the Thames in 3 directions. You can sit with your champagne or coffee and just gaze out the window for an hour without running out of things to look at. It's much less crowded than (though not quite as high up as) the viewing platform and a glass of champagne costs less than a ticket for that.

FAQs

Sky Lounge at The Shangri-La is rated 4.3 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.