1 1931 Cafe pub
Location: 112 Mao Ming South Road Huaihai Zhong Lu
Description: In the center of Shanghai's busy bar street, this charmingly tiny cafe/pub gives the visitor a feeling of having traveled back in time to colonial Shanghai, circa 1930s--a decadent time when Shanghai was known as Paris of the East. The walls are covered with nostalgic advertisements and photographs. A beautiful gramophone and other 1930s memorabilia of old Shanghai are scattered around. While quiet and empty in the afternoons, the place gets crowded in the evenings. Alcoholic beverages, coffees, and tea are professionally made or mixed for your pleasure.
2 Brasserie Tatler
tel: 86 21 6279 1888 x5106 / 86 21 6279 1888 x5107
fax: 86 21 6279 2314
Location: 1225 Nanjing Xi Lu JC Mandarin Hotel
Description: Located on the first floor of the JC Mandarin Hotel, this restaurant is very close to one of the busiest commercial centers in the city and known for its authentic Southeast Asian food. Special deals are offered at certain times, such as the food buffet. Set meals for lunch are also available with slightly lower prices than dinner.
3 California Beef Noodle
tel: 86 21 5831 5604
Location: 579 Zhang Yang Road ,across from Yaohan
Description: For authentic Chinese noodles done right, some to the California Beef Noodle and try what the locals love- a wide variety of noodles in delicious sauces and with various toppings, meats and sides. If eating on a budget is your aim, then the California Beef Noodle is your ticket to a hearty, local-style meal at an affordable price. Located throughout the city, this chain is a must try. Especially good are the jiaozi and Zhuruo mian.
You are in Shanghai and would like to try some noodle-based dishes? Do not miss this place, it serves tasty food at reasonable prices.The decor is typical of what you might find at KFC, MacDonald's and other fast-food restaurants. Brightly colored and functional. The specialty is noodles, served with a variety of accompaniments, including chicken, beef and vegetables. The restaurant also has a menu of cold food such as California Chicken.
tel: 86 21 5382 5171
Location: 381 Hua Hai Zhong Lu Unit 125 Central Plaza
Description: This French-style cafe/bakery is located on Shanghai's busiest commercial street. It belongs to a popular Hong Kong chain known for its sandwiches, great pastries and cheap breakfasts. The light, spacious interior resembles a Parisian cafe with quaint prints and nostalgic advertisements adorning the walls, and small wooden tables and chairs around the room. A magazine rack offers Chinese and English language reading material. Order from a variety of Western breakfasts, such as your choice of bacon, ham or sausage with eggs, a baguette and coffee. Eat in or take-away.
5 Grand Cafe
tel: 86 21 5047 7556
fax: +86 21 5049 1111
Locatioan: 88 Shiji Dadao Road ,54F Jin Mao Building
Description: This cafe is at its most beautiful at night, offering panoramic views of urban Shanghai. Open 24 hours, it is equally appealing for breakfast, afternoon coffee and late-night snacks. It is next to the discreet lobby of the five-star Grand Hyatt Hotel, offering views of the Bund (Wai Tan). Large west-facing windows help create a bright atmosphere. The typical sounds of cups clinking on saucers and spoons stirring in cups are reminiscent of a Viennese cafe.
6 Ikea Cafe
Location; 126 Caoxi Bei Lu, Near Sanhui Lu
Description: Take a break from wading through the beautiful IKEA home furnishings and relax at the store's cafe with a cup of hot coffee and some cake. Discuss your shopping exploits over baguettes, Swedish meatballs, salads and local specialties like chicken and rice. And while you rest after your hearty meal, your kids can can have fun in the children's play area. The place is brightly lit with large windows and the decor is modern Swedish with lots of pastel colors and wooden finishings.
7 KABB Bar & Grill
tel: 86 21 3307 0798
Location: 181 Taicang Lu House 5
Description: Chunky red decors combined with romantic candlelight and somber music create a kind of impressive atmosphere that makes KABB a chic place. The restaurant serves home-style western cuisine in an old Shanghai building, where people of different countries and colors come to enjoy the time and leisure. In the cozy and light-hearted surroundings, they offer excellent service and the delights of adequate food and grills. Their menu features a wide selection of salads, sandwiches, pastas and steaks. The Chicken Feta Pasta and New Zealand Lamb Chops are recommended.
8 M on the Bund
Location:7/F, No. 5 The Bund Guangdong Lu
Great spot for people watching and meeting the movers and shakers of Shanghai Description: With superb Continental cuisine, an excellent wine selection and royalty service, the fashionable M on the Bund sets the standard for other haute cuisine restaurants in Shanghai. As the place to see and be seen, the much-touted eatery attracts its fair share of Shanghai's movers and shakers. Contemporary, airy and stylish decor complements sweeping views of the Bund. The food reaches equally high heights. Diners are recommended to try the Salt Crusted Leg of Lamb and the Crispy Suckling Pig. They should also leave room for dessert—the sinfully delicious Pavlova is rightfully legendary
tel: 86 21 3318 9999
Location: 789 Nanjing Dong Lu Le Royal Meridien Shanghai
Description: Le Salon is located at Le Royal Meridien Shanghai. The salon mainly offers cocktails, coffee, tea and small dishes. It's a good place for socializing or a business occasion. It's in the main lobby and is extremely elegant, although the dress code is casual. Try the English high tea and creative frappacinosand fruit smoothies.
tel: 86 21 6415 1111 (Hotel)
fax: 86 21 6415 8866 (Hotel)
Location: 58 Mao Ming Nan Road Okura Garden Hotel Shanghai
Description: Located in the the Garden Hotel, this restaurant has a reputation for excellent service and fine dining. Yamazoto is an ideal place for people to experience Japanese culture. The elegant restaurant offers excellent sushi, sashimi and a wide variety of hot and cold authentic Japanese dishes. The great fish dishes are fresh and beautifully presented. The meals and the service make the high prices seem worthwhile.
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