Restaurants

Top Choice Gastronomy in The Bund & People's Square

Ultraviolet

You’ve probably paired food and wine before, but what about coupling an illuminated apple-wasabi communion wafer with purple candles and a specially designed cathedral scent? Welcome to China’s most conceptual dinin…
Top Choice Dumplings in The Bund & People's Square

Yang’s Fry Dumplings

The city’s most famous place for sesame-seed-and-scallion-coated shēngjiān (生煎; fried dumplings) gets nil points for decor or service, but queues can stretch to the horizon as eager diners wait for scalding shēngjiā…
Top Choice French in The Bund & People's Square

Mr & Mrs Bund

French chef Paul Pairet's casual eatery aims for a space that’s considerably more playful than your average fine-dining Bund restaurant. The mix-and-match menu has a heavy French bistro influence, reimagined and ser…
Top Choice European in The Bund & People's Square

M on the Bund

M exudes a timelessness and level of sophistication that eclipses the razzle-dazzle of many other upscale Shànghǎi restaurants. The menu ain't radical, but that’s the question it seems to ask you – is breaking new c…
Top Choice Yunnan in The Bund & People's Square

Lost Heaven

Lost Heaven might not have the views that keep its rivals in business, but why go to the same old Western restaurants when you can get sophisticated Bai, Dai and Miao folk cuisine from China’s mighty southwest? Spec…
Top Choice Sichuan in The Bund & People's Square

Yúxìn Chuāncài

At the top of Shànghǎi’s best Sìchuān restaurants, Yúxìn is a dab hand in the art of blistering chillies and numbing peppercorns. All-stars include the 'mouth-watering chicken' starter (口水鸡; kǒushuǐ jī), or opt for …
Top Choice Dumplings in The Bund & People's Square

Jiājiā Soup Dumplings

A fixture on Huanghe Road Food Street, this humble tiled restaurant is a real contender for one of Shànghǎi's best dumpling places, with juicy pork and crab xiǎolóngbāo served up in bamboo steamers. Expect a queue a…
Desserts in The Bund & People's Square

No 1 Waitanyuan

Nowhere's more fitting for a spot of high tea than the former British Consulate. Enjoy cucumber sandwiches, scones and English breakfast tea overlooking the magnificent gardens with a Pǔdōng skyline backdrop. The th…
French in The Bund & People's Square

Atelier de Joël Robuchon

If Bund 18 wasn't already epicurean enough, the arrival of Michelin-starred, French chef Joël Robuchon's new restaurant confirms it so. Much the same as in his other luxury restaurants, this is definitely the place …
Fusion in The Bund & People's Square

Jean Georges

Pitched somewhere between Gotham City and new Shànghǎi is the reboot of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s dimly lit, copper-appliquéd temple to gastronomy. The refurbished digs have been decked out by acclaimed designers …