Take to the terrace
Summer is coming! It’s the best season in Shanghai to be dining outside. From brunch to dinner, there are lots of great places to take a drink on the terrace. For brunch, it’s a good choice to try an American-style weekend barbecue with your family or a delicate European brunch for a date with a panoramic view of the Huangpu River. For dinner, it’s better to choose a perfect rooftop to soak up the night-time Pudong skyline. And oysters and white wine are a perfect match on a summer night outside under the stars.
The American weekend barbecue at No. 1 Waitanyuan
Discover the delights of American cuisine at the latest themed barbecue at No. 1 Waitanyuan in this grilling season.
An array of delicious American classics will be on offer from the pit master, including traditional BBQ beef brisket, baby back ribs, grilled chicken and more, all dry rubbed, slow cooked and flame-finished for an authentic state-side flavor.
A range of southern “soul food”-style sides such as a cheddar cornbread, potato salad and mac-and-cheese are available, as well as a delicious range of classic American desserts, including the famous maple pecan pie and blueberry buckle. Create your own American-style “six pack” with tasty beers or enjoy unlimited house wine at your choice.
No. 1 Waitanyuan
Price: 388 yuan (US$56) per person, with an optional 338 yuan for unlimited house wine, beer and soft drinks; prices are subject to 16.6 percent service charge
Address: 33 Zhongshan Rd E2
Brunch with a panoramic view of the Huangpu River and the Pudong skyline
Located on the rooftop of the Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund, TOPS has launched a Sunday brunch, which offers a breath-taking panoramic view of the Huangpu River and the Pudong skyline.
French executive chef Stephane Puverel and his team create a delicate European brunch, including appetizers, a seafood platter, seawater-cured salmon, foie gras parfait, charcuterie, octopus a la plancha, soft-shell crab Po’Boy, slow cooked Australian flank steak, grilled barramundi and elaborate sweet bites, which you should not be missed out.
Price: 588 yuan per adult (including free flow soft drinks) and 788 yuan per adult (including free flow champagne and soft drinks); prices are subject to 16 percent service charge
Address: Level 13, 19 Gongping Rd
Tel: 2509-1188 ext 7262
Enjoy a day of endless oysters flown in live for a special occasion.
Oyster lovers can rejoice when Hyatt on the Bund hosts its seasonal oyster and wine party on June 15. With breathtaking views of the Huangpu River, hundreds of gourmands will visit the hotel’s stunning VUE Bar to enjoy a day of endless oysters flown in live for the occasion, freshly shucked, and accompanied by free-flow white wine, snacks, deserts and fresh fruits.
Level 33 is an open-air terrace featuring daybed seating as well as an enticing whirlpool bath to soak your cares away. The cool ambience and the resident DJ turn this venue into a hot nightspot every night.
Price: 328 yuan per person
Address: Level 32-33, West Tower, 199 Huangpu Rd
Tel: 6393-1234 ext 6317
High tea with great views
Occupying the 30th floor of Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund, CHAR bar has one of the best views in the city.
The outdoor bar and terrace directly overlook the Huangpu River and with 270-degree views over the Bund and the Pudong skylines, the setting can’t fail to impress even those Shanghai stalwarts who think they have seen it all before.
You cannot miss the afternoon tea menu at CHAR bar with some amazingly delicious additions to its already super popular and unique afternoon tea selection. Don’t skip the new beef and truffle pie, a bite that’s truly worth crossing town for.
Price: 398 yuan per set, including two cups of tea or coffee
Address: 30F, 585 Zhongshan Rd E2
Dining in a healthy way on the Huangpu River
With the new upgrade of the original terrace, The Voyage of Pu Jiang is one place that deserves a visit when the outside dining season arrives. With a beautiful view of the Huangpu River, there are several new seasonal dishes created by Zhang Senlin, production director of The Voyage of Pu Jiang, with his 20 years of cooking experience, focusing on a healthy dining concept with seasonal food.
Dining on the Huangpu River, hairy crabs are indispensable. The recommendation is fresh crab meat cream and taro crisp with seasonal bean seedlings. Compared to the steamed hairy crabs, crab meat cream is more convenient to enjoy. Go with the taro crisp and fresh green vegetables, balancing complex flavors and textures in one bite.
The Voyage of Pu Jiang
Average price: 637 yuan per person
Address: 3688 Binjiang Ave
Elegant southern French cuisine with a 270-degree view on Nanjing Road
The restaurant serves elegant southern French cuisine in a comfortable setting. The signature 270-degree panoramic terrace at seul&SEUL offers beautiful street views, especially at night.
The new spring menu featuring fresh seasonal ingredients is now available for tasting.
The dishes, all artistically presented, create a refreshing experience for both tongue and mind. Also, the wine pairing and drinks from the bar are quite impressive, elevating the whole experience to another level.
Average price: 450 yuan per person
Address: Rm 301, 789 Nanjing Rd W.