The Cut Rooftop raises it to another level

Marketed as a rooftop lounge and bar, The Cut Rooftop is a pleasant escape spot for those who fancy a well-executed cocktail with decent food. 
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The Cut Rooftop is an ideal place to unwind and enjoy the urban skyline. 

Marketed as a rooftop lounge and bar, The Cut Rooftop is a pleasant escape spot for those who fancy a well-executed cocktail with decent food. But most importantly, a perfect place to unwind after a long working day.

And its prominent location at iapm mall makes it a convenient place for any meet ups after work or over weekends. 

The Cut Rooftop is the newest addition under VOL Group, who previously opened The Cut Steak & Fries on the 6th floor of iapm, that was included in the 2017 edition of The Michelin Guide Shanghai. The 7th floor rooftop section, just one floor above the Cut Steak & Fries, just opened its doors providing an all-new lounge bar where the vibe is more sleek, young, edgy and yet relaxing. 

The interior color scheme integrates blue, pink, and pastel colors, while the loungy sofas and chairs line the walls, as ambient music punctuates the air. 

The outdoor terrace will definitely be the hot venue for drinks starting in September when the weather gets more chilled. 

Overlooking the Xiangyang Park, and the Jing’an skyline, sit outside and make yourself comfortable before spending a night of creative cocktails and delightful plates, indulging in the relaxed mood of the rooftop ambience amidst the rhythm of the music, where well-known DJs are invited to play guests’ favorite tunes with superb sound system.

I started off my night at The Cut with BKK Tonic, a superb summer cocktail, that combines an exotic mix of passion fruit, coconut milk and kaffir leaf, and gin. Other seasonal tonics to choose include Pomegranate tonic, cucumber tonic with rose pepper and fresh cucumber and mint, as well as berry tonic that, as its name suggests, contains fresh berries and orange. Each Tonic is refreshing for the hot season. The food menu is thoughtfully created for the diners’ different taste buds, from salads, fried items, raw delicacies, to finger foods and grilled dishes. 

I chose a rock shrimp pomelo cocktail that was tasty, refined, and well executed, fusing Asian spices like cilantro, shallots, chives with lemon juice, Lea Perrins, mixed with kumkuat.

It’s recommended to order some deep fried items, which is great company for after-work drinks. 

The pork meat balls were simple, comfort items yet with ginger Thai sauce it was upgraded to a more sophisticated level. 

I also liked the wok fried clams that one choose either cooked with cream, herbs and bacon or the white wine and garlic sauce. Both are delicious and the clams were absolutely fresh.

The Cut Rooftop will be open for brunch and lunch in September. Very soon diners will be able to enjoy from day to night at rooftop with the urban skyline.

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Wok fried clams


Opening hours: 3pm-1am

Tel: 6443-5136

Address: 7/F, iapm mall, 999 Huaihai Rd M.

Average price: 180 yuan

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