The much anticipated Shangri La Hotel, London has opened its doors but you don’t have to stay in one of their elegant hotel rooms to enjoy the breath-taking views. One of two restaurants in the hotel, Ting offers visitors a chance to enjoy afternoon tea in London with a 360-degree view of the city. Like the hotel’s rooms, Ting fuses Shangri-La’s Asian heritage with the iconic modernity of London’s Shard.
Situated on the 35 th floor of Western Europe’s tallest building, Ting derives its name from the Chinese word for living room and offers diners a modern, stylish setting in which to enjoy afternoon tea. Guests can choose between two menu options: Classic British or an Asian-inspired alternative. The Classic menu features delicacies such as Chocolate Temptation, a rich sponge with red fruit tea-infused chocolate ganache and raspberry compote served with soft chocolate cream; and the Passion Fruit, which combines passion fruit cream, tropical fruits with mango coulis and exotic fruit marshmallow. The sandwich selection is equally enticing, with London smoked salmon and cream cheese on whole meal bread and roasted chicken and grain mustard on mixed seed bread among the options. In contrast, the Asian menu reflects the hotel’s cultural traditions with treats like a Chinese-Style Egg Custard Tart, Steamed Prawn Dumpling and Roasted Duck Pancake. Of course, no afternoon tea is complete without scones and both menus include classic as well as chamomile options with traditional Cornish clotted cream and strawberry jam.
The Classic Afternoon Tea is £49 or £57 with a glass of champagne and the Asian Afternoon Tea is £54 or £62 with a glass of champagne. Visit LondonTown.com for more information on the Shangri La.
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