GŌNG serves up its London Cocktail Week cocktail

With spectacular views from the Shard – 3-9 October

GŌNG, the highest bar in Western Europe, will celebrate London Cocktail Week 3-9 October (LCW). This is the first year that GŌNG at level 52 of the five-star Shangri-La, Hotel At The Shard, will participate in LCW, and it is all set to offer the cocktail with the most glorious views. The GŌNG team have created Edgar, a super-luxurious, aromatic whiskey cocktail. The limited edition cocktail will be available from 3-9 October 3-6pm for LCW wristband wearers to buy. They will have front row seats at the bar while the cocktail is being made.

To give as many people as possible the chance to enjoy the experience, the offer will be limited to one cocktail per person. GŌNG’s normal no reservations policy will apply. Edgar will be priced at £10, so the bar’s usual minimum spend of £30 will be waived during this week. Guests are welcome to stay after the event to experience cocktails from GŌNG’s Circle of Life menu, which includes 18 original creations, plus traditional classics.

GŌNG at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London. 31 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9QU, UK

Level 52 of The Shard Tel. +44 (0)207 234 8208 www.gong-shangri-la.com @ShangriLaShard #GONGbar
Tube: London Bridge
Bar manager – Fabio Dal Bosco
Head bartender – Christian Maspes

Fast Facts
  • The Edgar cocktail is a modern twist of a whiskey sour Baltimore Bang – the namesake of where Edgar Allan Poe died.
  • London Cocktail Week is the biggest, loudest, most vibrant celebration of the capital’s fantastic cocktail scene. It takes over the city for the seventh year, from 3-9 October 2016. https://drinkup.london/cocktailweek/
  • GŌNG at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London, comprises of two luxurious bar areas with breathtaking views across London – a cocktail bar, a champagne bar – and its skypool which opens from 9pm (poolside only).
  • Open Monday to Saturday 12 noon to 1am (food served until midnight). Sunday from 12 noon to midnight.
  • GŌNG does not take bar reservations and welcomes both hotel guests and non-hotel guests. Smart dress code.
  • There is usually a £30 minimum spend per visitor, and tables are for 1.5 hours.
  • GŌNG also serves an afternoon tea experience, noon to 4pm, Sunday to Friday. www.shangri-la.com/afternoon-tea
  • Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London is located on floors 34 to 52 of Renzo Piano’s Shard, which is the tallest building in Western Europe. 309 metres / 1,016 feet.
  • GŌNG‘s design is inspired by the mythical aspect of cinnabar, a mineral historically used to create the ‘dragon red’ walls of Chinese Imperial Palaces and believed to enhance positive energy. With interiors reminiscent of the traditional boudoirs of the West, GŎNG’s design incorporates a contemporary twist to promote modern Asian aesthetics.
  • Christian Maspes head bartender at GŌNG creates and oversees all signature cocktails. His menu showcases locally sourced spirits and beverages in an unexpected way, with a keen focus on seasonal flavours. Christian is also a certified sake sommelier and has worked for other prestigious bars, including American Bar at The Savoy, Polo Bar at The Westbury, China Tang at The Dorchester and Morton’s Club.