The soon-to-open Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard in London has announced that its restaurant, and patisserie and deli, will open in May, with a cocktail bar set for July.
All three venues will be overseen by executive chef Emil Minev, who has 25 years' experience and has worked in Shangri-La hotels in Tokyo and the Maldives, as well at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai, and for the Ritz in London.
Opening on 6 May (the same day as the hotel itself), the 90-seat restaurant Tīng is on the 35th floor, and is named after the Chinese word for living room.
Also set for 6 May is ground-floor patisserie and delicatessen LÁ¡ng, named after the Chinese word for pathway.
It will sell cakes, macaroons, pastries, chocolates, salads and sandwiches, available to eat in or take away. One signature option will include the Chocolate Temptation: a chocolate sponge, with red fruit tea-infused chocolate ganache, raspberry compote and chocolate cream. It will also serve afternoon tea.
Lastly, 80-seat champagne and cocktail bar GÅng, named after the wooden brackets often used in Chinese architecture, will be open from July, for evening drinks.
It will offer a selection of champagnes and cocktails such as the signature The Big Smoke, made with gin, Grand Marnier, Tio Pepe, Mancino Rosso Amaranto and orange bitters. It will also look out over the hotel's infinity pool.
One of a range of new developments set to open in the 72-storey Shard building, the Shangri-La hotel will have 202 rooms, and will occupy the 34th to 52nd floors.
The first of the brand's hotels in the UK, it was originally expected to open in March, but was hit by delays due to now-resolved issues with its construction company.
The Hong-Kong based Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts either manages or owns over 80 hotels across the world, including in China, the Philippines, Oman, the UAE, India, Singapore, Turkey, Canada and France.