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Eating out Downtown - Shanghai

One of the joys of living here in Shanghai is that you can experience practically every cuisine of the world. A great way to discover restaurants is to sign up for the Enjoy Shanghai discount card which has some great offers and encourages you to be adventurous. Here are just a few of our favourites.

Chinese cuisine

 Lost Heaven, Guyi, DinTaiFung, 1221

Spanish

El Willy, Commune Social, Elefante, La Cocina

French

Franck, Villa Le Bec,Le Creperie, Le Saleya

Italian

De Marco, Bella Napoli, Mercato, Salute,

German

Paulaner Brauhaus

British  

Mr Harry, Glo London, The Sailors Fish & Chips

Sports Bars 

The Camel, Big Bamboo

Japanese

Haiku by Hatusune; Sushi O

Korean

Ben Jia

Sunday Brunches and High–teas 

This can be a family treat or something to do when you have visitors.

The Westin at The Bund

Their famous Sunday brunch features Taittinger Champagne. With a two floor food extravaganza, free-flowing Taittinger champagne, a wine buffet, a ‘make-your-own’ cocktail bar and a myriad of entertainers, The Westin Sunday Brunch is an event not to be missed. This brunch is popular with families as they have a dedicated play-room for children. Where younger ones can play with toys and the older children watch movies if they are relaxing after brunch. A highlight is the acrobatics show and live orchestra from 10:30am-2:30pm.

Seasonal brunches are fun especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas time. The Gingerbread brunch is always a popular brunch.

Le Royal Meridien

la Vie en Rose Sunday brunch  is a lavish affair with free flowing Moet Rose and Moet Brut Champagne, and a spectacular buffet including  caviar, foie gras and fresh seafood. Alternatively the Terrace Barbeque Menu offers varieties of grilled steaks, meats and seafood made to order and delivered directly to the table. Their Gourmet Chocolate and Dessert Bar is very popular.  There is also a safe and fun play area for children. Timings: 10:30am-3:00pm.

The Waldorf Astoria Champagne Brunch

Starting in the legendary Long Bar with champagne and oysters, you then progress on to the Grand Brasserie and a buffet including caviar. Choose from the special brunch menu which includes foie gras and lobster. Finish the experience with some irresistible desserts.  The brunch is from 11:00 until 3:00pm.

The Peninsula

High-tea, hosted in the art deco lobby, is traditonally served on three tiered porcelain tea stands with elegant silver handles. Delights include a bite-sized mushroom and truffle quiche, a cucumber sandwich (presented as a sushi roll), and a layered smoked salmon sandwich sprinkled with capers. Two types of scones are served with clotted cream, strawberry jam and lemon curd and if that's not enough there are mini cheesecake and raspberry macarons. 

The Waldorf Astoria

High-tea is served on the first floor at Salon de Ville which is furnished with Baroque style furniture, gilt-framed oil paintings and draped in red velvet curtains. 

Afternoon tea is served on three-tier stands where delicious sandwiches and treats are beautifully presented. The bottom tier displays bite-sized bacon quiches, curry puff and salmon cream cheese rolls and quintessential cucumber sandwiches. Scones are served with clotted cream and homemade preserves. Sweet treats include The Waldorf’s signature red velvet cupcake and mini custard tartlets. Both High-teas are 2-6pm daily.