Restaurants across Shanghai are celebrating Valentine's, trotting out their finest set menus with their finest set prices to match. Paired. To taste. Yes, indeed.
Click here to see every single thing SmartShanghai.com has listed for Valentine's Day in Shanghai. Presenting hereafter, a list of our humble recommendations.
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♥ The Ultimate Excessive Experiences
Whomever takes you to one of these, hang on to them with both claws...
Executive Chef Jean Luc is doing a special Valentine's Day dinner; Claire oysters, champagne Sabayon, foie gras terine with ginger confit, sweet strawberry brioche, fresh scallop and citrus zest pafrait, topped with caviar, langoustine bisque, vanilla poached Canadian lobster, lobster remoulade, cauliflower paste, seafood nage, Australian Wagyu Beef with-- do we need to continue? Free special gift on arrival too. It's 2,398rmb for two, subject to 15% service charge.
Multiple venues in Banyan are hosting special dinners for Valentine's. Oceans is hosting a 6-course degustation menu with romantic live saxophone, rose, chocolate, free flow wines, and MUMM Champagne, all including in your meal. If Chinese is more your style, enjoy a multi-course Chinese Menu at Mingyuan, which is also accompanied by a bottle of Champagne and rose flower. TOPS also hosts a panoramic view of the Bund, the Huangpu river, and the Pudong skyline, and a private dining glasshouse. Oceans – 1888rmb net; Mingyuan – 1688rmb net; TOPS – 4999rmb net.
Camelia's serving a six-course Valentine's Day set menu, including oysters, scallops, beef consomme and beef cheek, along with a glass of Pol Roger champagne for 1,080rmb per person. They also have a 7-course set menu on the 35th floor which includes a bottles of Pol Roger, priced at 1,300rmb per person (minimum 2 people, only available for even numbered parties). All prices are subject to 15% service charge.
The Westin is hosting a quick escape this Valentine's Day to their spacious Crown Studio with access to our Westin Club Lounge for 2018rmb net for two persons. This stay package also includes a Valentine's Day Set Dinner for two at Prego and your special someone will also receive a special gift consisting of a golden coin from Laofengxiang. This package is only available on Feb 14, 2018. One day advanced booking is required. Subject to availability. Full Deposit required. Non-cancellable. For details and reservations, contact 6335 1888 ext. 7541 or email to email@example.com.
♥ High Romance for True Romantics
For lovers who prefer breathing rarefied Bund air...
Impress your loved one with M's 8-course-sharing menu and Bund-side views. Get passionate with Blank Portrait who will be performing live to keep your evening intoxicating. M on the Bund ~~ pink champagne, oysters, luscious lobster tail and more… 1588rmb per pair M Glam ~~ love potions, cheeky cheeks and sweets for your sweet… 999rmb per pair
A special menu for Valentine's Day at The Fellas Terrace at 1188rmb per couple. Italian romance and that gorgeous Bund view. Menu information on the flyer.
Along with that Bund view, Jade is serving up a six-course menu for lovers, featuring signature oyster, prime Angus tenderloin, and chocolate fondant. Priced at 999rmb net per person including one glass of Laurent Perrier Rose Champagne.
A multi-course meal at The Captain, of course with the view. 350rmb per person, includes a glass of champagne. Menu details on the flyer.
♥ Intimate Environs Around Town
Candles flickering off wine glasses...
The Bull & Claw is offering "the perfect sharing menu" with a glass of Champagne on arrival and a special gift. 750rmb per person. As always, booking are limited and will fill fast. Available from 5pm. Menu details on the flyer.
For Valentine's Day, Kartel's giving you an option to make it seem like you care, with a special sharing-facilitating menu; 5 dishes plus 2 glasses each of sparkling and wine. That comes to 468rmb for two.
New Italo resto Primo1 hosts a Valentine's Day menu, including three courses, "eaturing French oysters, Foie gras, Mediterranean lobster, roasted veal, Iceland Halibut fish and much more." Valentine's Set Menu with a unique gift box, 2288rmb per couple. Optional two wine pairings for 288rmb per person + 10% service charge. Available from 5pm.
A day to share with your special someone at this popular Bund resto from the celebrated chef. Three Valentine's set menus starting from 688RMB per person at Chop Chop. Info and booking at 5308 5399.
♥ La Vie en Rose - The French Touch
The French, they're pretty good at this romance thing, n'est pas?
The Bund’s most fabulous couple invites you to celebrate love. Set menus to share with your loved one, from 888rmb per person candle light dinner, champagne, and romantic music in the air. Bring your better half and they'll do the rest. Prices are subject to 10% service charge.
"The night you, Monsieur, have no right to miss or to fail!" A romantic candlelight French dinner for two, a sexy multi-course menu, and Serge Gainsbourg's music playing in the background... 888rmb FOR two, includes a welcome drink, four courses: Scallops with Bayonne ham, Duo de Foie Gras (homemade terrine and panfried), a Beef or Sea bass main, and a Chocolate Fondant.
Lining up plans in Shanghai? Epices & Foie Gras hosts a romantic outing in their French environs. 1180rmb net per couple including two starters, one soup, two main course and two desserts. Call ahead to reserve. Available from 5pm.
♥Cheap Love - Comparatively Cheaper Meals for Frugal Romantics
Comparatively. Family Mart is cheapest but they didn't send their Valentine's event information over.
A set meal and a house band playing romantic songs for Valentine's Day at The Spot. 288rmb per couple for the set menu, with a free glass of welcome champagne for ladies. Grilled Canadian Cod for the main.
The Windows empire celebrates true love -- readily available in their bars all the time. The deal is 220rmb, good for two persons, that includes "two-course meal delicious and tasty flavour", one bottle of wine, and two windows coffee mugs to remember your evening forever.
♥ Singles Events Leading Up to and On the Night
There is hope. It's slim...
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, The Parrot hosts an event to find you date. Fun Valentine's Day games and festivities with drinks and drink specials. 80rmb pre-sale; 100rmb at the door. Includes two drinks. Starts 8pm.
The Spot has a Saturday night party warming up for the day of love on the following Wednesday. Not a bad place to get a date for Valentine's. Live band, fun, games, prizes, and tequila shots to keep things moving. No entry fee. Starts 9.30pm.
Zapata's is for the single ladies this Valentine's Day (also... ladies in relationships, you get the free booze too). Free strawberry margies all night long, plus free tequila shots every hour on the hour. Bar top dancing to complete the look. Starts 9pm.
Happy Valentine's! Don't mess it up!