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I was taken up The Shard last night ….

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…. for dinner in the Oblix lounge, on the 32nd floor.

Impressive views down the river, even though we were less than half way up:

View from Oblix 2

and

View from Oblix

Why do I mention this, apart from giving myself the excuse to run a terrible pun as a headline?

Because today, according to their Twitter feed, is the day that booking opens for the TĪNG restaurant in the Shangri-La Hotel:

Reservation lines for #TĪNG will open on 17/3/14 for dates from 6/5/14. http://www.ting-shangri-la.com  #TipTuesday #London pic.twitter.com/wypQlz0svy

Ting ShangriLa London

Many Head for Points readers are sitting on $200 of Shangri-La food and drink vouchers following their promotion last year, so this will be your first chance to use them.

Ting is actually on Level 35, so not substantially higher than I was.  If you want the bar on Level 52, you will have to wait until July.

Full details of the hotel bars and restaurants can be found here.

Comments (37)

  • Gill says:

    We used our points in HK, but we got credited with the excess on what we actually spent- at $1 per point. So you could go once, spend $100, then go again with the 1000 point credit. Doesn’t seem worth it to me

  • pazza2000 says:

    I have a bad feeling that a flood of people picking up their vouchers in the first month of opening will bring in some kind of restrictions. Hopefully I’m wrong.

  • Geoggy says:

    Can we change the points for vouchers now or do we have to wait for the website to update? Or can you just do it at same time as your reservation?

  • franknotes says:

    Looking forward to your next post about getting taken up the OXO tower…

  • Singing Dwarf says:

    Without wishing you to turn this into a restaurant review site, what was the meal like!? Would you recommend it?

    • Rob says:

      Put it this way – the food was better and cheaper than I expected. They could have got away with a lot worse!

      Given the loud music (we ate in the lounge area) and the low lighting, though, it was difficult to judge the food properly. Certainly didn’t disgrace themselves though!

  • anonymous says:

    Been listening to Four Femmes on the Thames, Rob?