Shangri-La Bar- Still having mixed feelings about it
The brand new Shangri-La Hotel makes quite an impression, whether you like the splendor of a palace or keep feeling a bit uncomfortable with a decoration playing with timeless and old-fashioned (though valuable) details. Asian vases, ancient furniture and a hint of colonial atmosphere: you might not like it (we don’t) but let’s recognize it’s way more accomplished than the Hotel Shangri-La Delhi, for example.
A British-toned bar with low armchairs and old-fashioned pieces of furniture. We like the balance between somber and sophisticated touches, even if the decor ranges from “class but obsolete” to “too old for you but that’s reassuring for sure”.
You may prefer having a drink in the adjacent salons. Same timeless charm, same outdated luxury. It’s not our scene for sure, but still a bubble when no crowd tumbles to besiege it.
Main advantage of the salons? A/C is often too strong in the Bar itself. Also, you get more room for yourself, as the salons don’t get as busy as the Bar if you show up around 6 pm.
DIET COKE vs WINE
Way too expensive, even for a high-end hotel bar in Paris.
Glasses of wine start at 13€ for a passable rose.
We’re not all fired up, we fuel. Note the nuance.
Regarding Diet Coke, I’ll spare you the details of taste or grape variety, but it will cost you 8€ (average and fair price for this kind of place).
THE CHECK, PLEASE?
WHO WAS THERE?
Sex and the city Verdict
We’ll stick to Mandarin Oriental Bar 8, sorry guys…
Even if we like your fragrance and your after sale service!
Menu and prices
10 Avenue d’Iena, 75116 Paris
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