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    • Cucina Italian restaurant in the Grand Hyatt hosts a daily antipasti buffet of Italian cheeses, cold cuts, salads. After that you can get a main and dessert. Four course lunch is 198rmb+15%. Three courses for 168rmb+15%.
      Cucina Grand Hyatt, Jin Mao Tower, 56/F, 88 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Lu
    Cucina Italian restaurant in the Grand Hyatt hosts a daily antipasti buffet of Italian cheeses, cold cuts, salads. After that you can get a main and dessert. Four course lunch is 198rmb+15%. Three courses for 168rmb+15%.
    Every Mon-Fri at Cucina
 
    • Lunch at pentalounge is a selection of salads, rice dishes, soup noodles, sand sandwiches for 49rmb. Cost includes lemonade or iced tea. Free Wi-Fi, billiards, board games, darts and Wii. Every M=monday to Friday, from 11.30am to 2.30pm
      pentalounge pentahotel, 1525 Dingxi Lu, near Changning Lu
    Lunch at pentalounge is a selection of salads, rice dishes, soup noodles, sand sandwiches for 49rmb. Cost includes lemonade or iced tea. Free Wi-Fi, billiards, board games, darts and Wii. Every M=monday to Friday, from 11.30am to 2.30pm
    Daily at pentalounge
 
    • Prego in the Westin does an all you can eat signature pizza, pasta & salad lunch for 148rmb per person. For an extra 100rmb you can get unlimited beer. For an extra 180rmb you can get endless bubbly, wine and beer. Every Saturday 11.30am–2.30pm.
      Prego The Westin Bund Centre, 2/F, 88 Henan Zhong Lu, near Guangdong Lu
    Prego in the Westin does an all you can eat signature pizza, pasta & salad lunch for 148rmb per person. For an extra 100rmb you can get unlimited beer. For an extra 180rmb you can get endless bubbly, wine and beer. Every Saturday...
    Every Sat at Prego
 
    • Every Saturday and Sunday at Azul Urban in the K11 Mall is family day. Order and adult sized portion and your kid gets a kid's meal and a juice.
      Azul Ferguson Lane 8/F, 378 Wukang Lu, near Tai'an Lu
    Every Saturday and Sunday at Azul Urban in the K11 Mall is family day. Order and adult sized portion and your kid gets a kid's meal and a juice.
    Every Sat & Sun at Azul
 
    • Everyday from noon to 2:30pm, NOVA Bistro offers a lunch set featuring the likes of quiche lorraine and rillette as starters, followed by sole, pork, or a burger à la française as examples of possible mains. The set comes as a 2 or 3 course option with a selection of 7 starters, 5 mains, and three desserts to choose from. Price: 98rmb for 2 courses; 118rmb for 3 courses. Add 15rmb for a soft drink/coffee/tea; add 25rmb for a glass of house red or white wine.
      Nova 418 Dagu Lu, near Chengdu Bei Lu
    Everyday from noon to 2:30pm, NOVA Bistro offers a lunch set featuring the likes of quiche lorraine and rillette as starters, followed by sole, pork, or a burger à la française as examples of possible mains. The set comes as a 2 or 3...
    Every Mon-Fri at Nova
 
    • Everyday from noon to 2:30pm, NOVA Bistro offers a lunch set featuring the likes of quiche lorraine and rillette as starters, followed by sole, pork, or a burger à la française as examples of possible mains. The set comes as a 2 or 3 course option with a selection of 7 starters, 5 mains, and three desserts to choose from. Price: 98rmb for 2 courses; 118rmb for 3 courses. Add 15rmb for a soft drink/coffee/tea; add 25rmb for a glass of house red or white wine.
      Nova Cool Docks Cool Docks, Room 207, Warehouse 4, 677 Waima Lu, C near Wangjiamatou Lu
    Everyday from noon to 2:30pm, NOVA Bistro offers a lunch set featuring the likes of quiche lorraine and rillette as starters, followed by sole, pork, or a burger à la française as examples of possible mains. The set comes as a 2 or 3...
    Every Mon-Fri at Nova Cool Docks
 
    • Taihei sushi bar in the Banyan Tree Hotel does a sushi business lunch every Monday–Friday. 98rmb+15% per set for Temaki. 128rmb+15% per set for sashimi.
      Taihei Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund, 2/F, 19 Gongping Lu, near Haiping Lu
    Taihei sushi bar in the Banyan Tree Hotel does a sushi business lunch every Monday–Friday. 98rmb+15% per set for Temaki. 128rmb+15% per set for sashimi.
    Daily until Dec 31 at Taihei
 
    • Have a Mexican lunch at El Luchador for 60rmb including Tacos, Burritos or Quesadilla with an additional drink. For 25rmb you can add some Guacamole and Chips or have a corona or Frozen margarita.
      El Luchador 83 Yongkang Lu, near Xiangyang Nan Lu
    Have a Mexican lunch at El Luchador for 60rmb including Tacos, Burritos or Quesadilla with an additional drink. For 25rmb you can add some Guacamole and Chips or have a corona or Frozen margarita.
    Every Mon-Fri until Dec 15 at El Luchador
 
    • Every Monday through Friday at Sliders on Yongkang Lu, 50rmb gets you two sliders of your choice, or a panini plus a choice of soft drink for lunch. Available 11am–4pm.
      Sliders 45 Yongkang Lu, near Jiashan Lu
    Every Monday through Friday at Sliders on Yongkang Lu, 50rmb gets you two sliders of your choice, or a panini plus a choice of soft drink for lunch. Available 11am–4pm.
    Every Mon-Fri at Sliders
 
    • Annion Kitchen, that fashionable little Korean resto in Jiashan Market does does lunch sets every Tuesday through Saturday. Menu items include Korean standbys like bibimbap, bulgogi rice, kimchi fried rice and more. Prices range between 58 and 78rmb and include a drink and sides.
      Annion Kitchen Jiashan Market, No. 37, Lane 550 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Shaoxing Lu
    Annion Kitchen, that fashionable little Korean resto in Jiashan Market does does lunch sets every Tuesday through Saturday. Menu items include Korean standbys like bibimbap, bulgogi rice, kimchi fried rice and more. Prices range between 58...
    Every Sat & Sun at Annion Kitchen
 
    • Chef La Perna has created lunch menu featuring ingredients like New Zealand Ora King grilled salmon, the organic chicken "alla romana", and a wagyu beef tenderloin with arugula and cherry tomatoes. Two-course menu costs 248rmb+10%.
      8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana Rockbund, Associate Mission Building, 6-7/F, 169 Yuanmingyuan Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu
    Chef La Perna has created lunch menu featuring ingredients like New Zealand Ora King grilled salmon, the organic chicken "alla romana", and a wagyu beef tenderloin with arugula and cherry tomatoes. Two-course menu costs 248rmb+10%.
    Every Mon-Fri at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana
 
    • Pelham's offers a choice of two, three, four and five course lunches at 218, 278, 338 and 398rmb respectively. A 15% service charge applies for all menus. For a full menu, click right here.
      Pelham's Waldorf Astoria, Heritage Building, Lobby Level 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
    Pelham's offers a choice of two, three, four and five course lunches at 218, 278, 338 and 398rmb respectively. A 15% service charge applies for all menus. For a full menu, click right here.
    Every Mon-Fri at Pelham's
 
    • La Finca Spanish Restaurant near Xintiandi does lunch sets every weekday. Prices are 88 or 128rmb. Offerings are dishes like pork paella, grilled beef tenderloin with seasonal vegetables, or slow-cooked egg with Iberian ham and mushroom sauce. Cost includes coffee, tea or soft drink.
      La Finca 373 Huangpi Nan Lu, near Xingye Lu
    La Finca Spanish Restaurant near Xintiandi does lunch sets every weekday. Prices are 88 or 128rmb. Offerings are dishes like pork paella, grilled beef tenderloin with seasonal vegetables, or slow-cooked egg with Iberian ham and mushroom...
    Daily at La Finca
 
    • Napa Wine Bar & Kitchen offers a daily "Vintage Lunch." The concept is to serve homemade-style, classic, comfort dishes like, Spanish tortilla with Iberico ham tomato, fresh oysters, buffalo mozzarella salad, homemade pho and more. Weekdays 158rmb for three courses, 188rmb for four courses, 218rmb for five courses. Weekends: 238rmb per person for a family-style lunch. Add 360rmb for free-flow of Perrier Jouet champagne.
      Napa Wine Bar & Kitchen South Bund 22, 2/F, 22 Zhongshan Dong Lu, near Jinling Lu

    Napa Wine Bar & Kitchen offers a daily "Vintage Lunch." The concept is to serve homemade-style, classic, comfort dishes like, Spanish tortilla with Iberico ham tomato, fresh oysters, buffalo mozzarella salad, homemade pho and more....
    Every Sat & Sun at Napa Wine Bar & Kitchen

 
    • La Cava Spanish bar and restaurant on Yonjia Lu does lunch sets for 59rmb across the board. Choices are simple staple foods like risotto, spaghetti Bolognese, or pizza. Each one comes with a soft drink and a choice of salad or the soup of the day.
      La Casbah (Pudong) 172 Pucheng Lu, near Shangcheng Lu
    La Cava Spanish bar and restaurant on Yonjia Lu does lunch sets for 59rmb across the board. Choices are simple staple foods like risotto, spaghetti Bolognese, or pizza. Each one comes with a soft drink and a choice of salad or the soup of...
    Every Mon-Fri at La Casbah (Pudong)
 
    • Slices pizzeria on Xiangyang Lu does lunch combos every Monday through Friday for 35–58rmb. Basically what that gets you is several permutations of pizza, sandwiches, froyo, cake, coffee and more. Available 11.30am–2pm.
      Slices 97 Xiangyang Bei Lu, near Changle Lu
    Slices pizzeria on Xiangyang Lu does lunch combos every Monday through Friday for 35–58rmb. Basically what that gets you is several permutations of pizza, sandwiches, froyo, cake, coffee and more. Available 11.30am–2pm.
    Every Mon-Fri until Dec 31 at Slices
 
    • Beatles-themed yakitori bar Haru Kitchen does two different set lunches every Mon–Fri for 48 and 68rmb per person. Sets come with a choice of salad and a drink. Available 11.30am–2pm.
      Haru Kitchen 66 Shanxi Bei Lu, near Weihai Lu
    Beatles-themed yakitori bar Haru Kitchen does two different set lunches every Mon–Fri for 48 and 68rmb per person. Sets come with a choice of salad and a drink. Available 11.30am–2pm.
    Every Mon-Fri at Haru Kitchen
 
    • Every day from 11:30am-3pm, Oyster House serves lunch sets. One-course is 38rmb, two-courses 68rmb, and three-courses 98rmb. Three imported oysters can be added to any set for 68rmb.
      Oyster House 441 Yuyuan Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu
    Every day from 11:30am-3pm, Oyster House serves lunch sets. One-course is 38rmb, two-courses 68rmb, and three-courses 98rmb. Three imported oysters can be added to any set for 68rmb.
    Daily at Oyster House
 
    • Sushi'O on Yongkang Lu serves lunch sets ranging in price from 35 to 68rmb every Monday–Friday. 12 different choices are on offer, ranging from sushi platters, rolls and hot dishes plus two seasonal appetitzers, a salad and miso soup.
      Sushi'O (Yongkang Lu) 21-23 Yongkang Lu, near Jiashan Lu

    Sushi'O on Yongkang Lu serves lunch sets ranging in price from 35 to 68rmb every Monday–Friday. 12 different choices are on offer, ranging from sushi platters, rolls and hot dishes plus two seasonal appetitzers, a salad and miso soup.
    Every Mon-Fri at Sushi'O (Yongkang Lu)

 
    • Every Monday–Friday, Sushi'O on Yanping Lu offers 12 different lunch sets ranging in price from 35–68rmb. Options include sushi platters, rolls and hot various hot dishes. Each set comes with two seasonal appetizers, a salad and miso soup.
      Sushi'O (Yanping Lu) 155 Yanping Lu, near Wuding Lu
    Every Monday–Friday, Sushi'O on Yanping Lu offers 12 different lunch sets ranging in price from 35–68rmb. Options include sushi platters, rolls and hot various hot dishes. Each set comes with two seasonal appetizers, a salad and miso...
    Every Mon-Fri at Sushi'O (Yanping Lu)
 
    • Lunch at Luccio's is available from 12–3pm. 88rmb gets you two courses, choices like mixed salad, soup pomodori, pizza, linguine alla vognole, spaghetti.
      Luccio's 242 Danshui Lu, near fuxing Zhong Lu
    Lunch at Luccio's is available from 12–3pm. 88rmb gets you two courses, choices like mixed salad, soup pomodori, pizza, linguine alla vognole, spaghetti.
    Every Mon-Fri at Luccio's
 
    • Every weekday, Brotzeit serves authentic German options for lunch—wienerschnitzel, sea bass filet, beef goulash and other German faves. Prices range from 68–72rmb. Each comes with choice of daily soup or salmon tartare menu changes with seasons.
      Brotzeit Shanghai World Finance Center, Unit 207-1, 2/F, 100 Shiji Da Dao, near Yincheng Dong Lu
    Every weekday, Brotzeit serves authentic German options for lunch—wienerschnitzel, sea bass filet, beef goulash and other German faves. Prices range from 68–72rmb. Each comes with choice of daily soup or salmon tartare menu changes...
    Every Mon-Fri at Brotzeit
 
    • Every weekday, Brotzeit serves authentic German options for lunch—wienerschnitzel, sea bass filet, beef goulash and other German faves. Prices range from 68–72rmb. Each comes with choice of daily soup or salmon tartare menu changes with seasons.
      Brotzeit (Jing'an) 1/F, 288 Shanxi Bei Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
    Every weekday, Brotzeit serves authentic German options for lunch—wienerschnitzel, sea bass filet, beef goulash and other German faves. Prices range from 68–72rmb. Each comes with choice of daily soup or salmon tartare menu changes...
    Every Mon-Fri at Brotzeit (Jing'an)
 
    • Lunch at this Mediterranean scion of the Wagas is a choice of two courses for 98 or 128rmb, depending on what you order. Offerings include a greek salad, moussaka, lamb kebabs, spinach ricotta ravioli, beef tenderloin and more. Add 20rmb for a dessert.
      Auto Italian Bistro Kerry Centre Jing'An, North Block, 1238 Yan'an Zhong Lu, near Changde Lu
    Lunch at this Mediterranean scion of the Wagas is a choice of two courses for 98 or 128rmb, depending on what you order. Offerings include a greek salad, moussaka, lamb kebabs, spinach ricotta ravioli, beef tenderloin and more. Add 20rmb...
    Every Mon-Fri at Auto Italian Bistro
 
    • French quick-serve cafe O delice! does daily lunch sets with dishes like savory crepes, croque madames and tuna pain pave. 58rmb with a salad and drink, 66rmb with a small soup and drink, 68rmb with a dessert and drink. Available 11am-2pm.
      O delice! (Xinle Lu) 208 Xinle Lu, near Donghu Lu
    French quick-serve cafe O delice! does daily lunch sets with dishes like savory crepes, croque madames and tuna pain pave. 58rmb with a salad and drink, 66rmb with a small soup and drink, 68rmb with a dessert and drink. Available 11am-2pm.
    Every Mon-Fri at O delice! (Xinle Lu)
 
    • French quick-serve cafe O delice! does daily lunch sets with dishes like savory crepes, croque madames and tuna pain pave. 58rmb with a salad and drink, 66rmb with a small soup and drink, 68rmb with a dessert and drink. Available 11am-2pm.
      O delice! 1G, 3219 Hongmei Lu, near Chengjiaqiao Lu
    French quick-serve cafe O delice! does daily lunch sets with dishes like savory crepes, croque madames and tuna pain pave. 58rmb with a salad and drink, 66rmb with a small soup and drink, 68rmb with a dessert and drink. Available 11am-2pm.
    Every Mon-Fri at O delice!
 
    • Southeast Asian eatery toffy does lunch every Monday through Friday from 11.30am to 2pm. A condense menu features quick, simple and easy sets like grilled beef with Masaman curry, stir-fried noodles, spicy minced pork and more. All selections come with a soup, sides and dessert. Prices range from 48 to 98rmb.
      Toffy 145 Shanxi Nan Lu, near Nanchang Lu
    Southeast Asian eatery toffy does lunch every Monday through Friday from 11.30am to 2pm. A condense menu features quick, simple and easy sets like grilled beef with Masaman curry, stir-fried noodles, spicy minced pork and more. All...
    Every Mon-Fri at Toffy
 
    • 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana does a seasonal business lunch every Monday through Friday with dishes like seafood and vegetable soup, Milano style osso bucco, homemade gnocchi and more. 248rmb+10% per person. Available noon-2.30pm.
      8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana Rockbund, Associate Mission Building, 6-7/F, 169 Yuanmingyuan Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu

    8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana does a seasonal business lunch every Monday through Friday with dishes like seafood and vegetable soup, Milano style osso bucco, homemade gnocchi and more. 248rmb+10% per person. Available noon-2.30pm.
    Every Mon-Fri at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana

 
    • Every weekend Li Xuan serves all-you-can-eat Chaozhou style dim sum. 128rmb per person. Add 20rmb, and sample courses from the restaurant's "Lily and Jasmine" menus. Available Sat-Sun. 11am-3pm. Last order is at 2.30pm.
      Li Xuan 3/F, 222 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Songshan Lu
    Every weekend Li Xuan serves all-you-can-eat Chaozhou style dim sum. 128rmb per person. Add 20rmb, and sample courses from the restaurant's "Lily and Jasmine" menus. Available Sat-Sun. 11am-3pm. Last order is at 2.30pm.
    Every Sat & Sun at Li Xuan
 
    • Xibo Xinjiang restaurant offers daily lunch specials. 48rmb gets you a set with a daily soup, and appetaizer and a main course with a choice of dessert or beverage.
      Xibo 3/F, 83 Changshu Lu, near Julu Lu
    Xibo Xinjiang restaurant offers daily lunch specials. 48rmb gets you a set with a daily soup, and appetaizer and a main course with a choice of dessert or beverage.
    Daily at Xibo
 
    • Mr. Harry British restaurant does daily lunch sets for 58rmb. Menus include egg, bacon, sausage, tomato, mushrooms, baked beans sandwiches house salad, soups and more.
      Mr Harry 5/F, 819 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Shimen Lu
    Mr. Harry British restaurant does daily lunch sets for 58rmb. Menus include egg, bacon, sausage, tomato, mushrooms, baked beans sandwiches house salad, soups and more.
    Every Mon-Fri at Mr Harry
 
    • Bouquet Huaihai Lu does a lunch set for 65rmb. Your choice of Braised Short Ribs w. Grain Rice/Tomato Penne/Beef Stroganoff + salad or soup of the day + juice.
      Bouquet R Cafe(Huaihai Lu) 3/F, 627 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Sinan Lu
    Bouquet Huaihai Lu does a lunch set for 65rmb. Your choice of Braised Short Ribs w. Grain Rice/Tomato Penne/Beef Stroganoff + salad or soup of the day + juice.
    Every Mon-Fri at Bouquet R Cafe(Huaihai Lu)
 
    • Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre's Man Ho Chinese Restaurant offers an extensive all-you-can-eat menu of Dim Sum and Cantonese favorites. 128rmb per person. Perfect for business lunches or weekend brunch. Available 11.30am–2.30pm.
      Man Ho Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre, 4/F, 555 Xizang Zhong Lu, near Fengyang Lu
    Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre's Man Ho Chinese Restaurant offers an extensive all-you-can-eat menu of Dim Sum and Cantonese favorites. 128rmb per person. Perfect for business lunches or weekend brunch. Available 11.30am–2.30pm.
    Daily until Jul 1 at Man Ho
 
    • Malabar Spanish restaurant does set lunches Tuesday through Friday from 55-75rmb on weekdays for a starter and a main. Sundays they do paella for 65rmb a portion.
      Malabar 1081 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu
    Malabar Spanish restaurant does set lunches Tuesday through Friday from 55-75rmb on weekdays for a starter and a main. Sundays they do paella for 65rmb a portion.
    Daily at Malabar
 
    • Cafe Sambal does a contemporary take on nasi campur, a classic Malaysian style lunch. For 78rmb, you get four delicacies, like sambal prawns, beef rendang, curried vegetables, etc. -- it's a rotating selection. This comes with a bowl of rice and a choice of soft drink. Available Mon-Fri from 11.30-3pm.
      Cafe Sambal Jiashan Market, Block A, No 37, 259 Jiashan Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu
    Cafe Sambal does a contemporary take on nasi campur, a classic Malaysian style lunch. For 78rmb, you get four delicacies, like sambal prawns, beef rendang, curried vegetables, etc. -- it's a rotating selection. This comes with a bowl of...
    Every Mon-Fri at Cafe Sambal
 
    • Chef Tsoi, prepares signature Canto cuisine for lunch at Man Ho in the Marriott Jinqiao. There are two menus, each at six courses, featuring Cantonese classics and dim sum for 128rmb per person. Two person minimum. Available daily from 11.30am-2.30pm.
      Man Ho (Pudong) 5/F, 15 Xin Jinqiao Lu, near Hongfeng Lu
    Chef Tsoi, prepares signature Canto cuisine for lunch at Man Ho in the Marriott Jinqiao. There are two menus, each at six courses, featuring Cantonese classics and dim sum for 128rmb per person. Two person minimum. Available daily from...
    Daily at Man Ho (Pudong)
 
    • Every day from 11.30am to 2.30pm Casalingo serves two set lunch options for 88rmb or 128rmb. This includes an antipasto buffet with fresh Italian bread, a variety of Italian dishes as well of a choice of a main course with specialty pizzas or pasta.
      Casalingo Marriott Pudong East, 15 Xin Jinqiao Lu, near Hongfeng Lu

    Every day from 11.30am to 2.30pm Casalingo serves two set lunch options for 88rmb or 128rmb. This includes an antipasto buffet with fresh Italian bread, a variety of Italian dishes as well of a choice of a main course with specialty pizzas...
    Every Mon-Fri at Casalingo

 
    • Table No. 1 by Jason Atherton has an express set lunch available every weekday. For 188rmb you get three courses. Dishes include choices like cured hamachi, smoky tomato gazpacho, braised ox cheek, pan-seared sea bass and more. Available Mon-Fri 12-2.30pm. Available all week, weekends too.
      Table No. 1 The Waterhouse Hotel, The Cool Docks, 1/F, 1-3 Maojiayuan Lu, near Zhongshan Nan Lu

    Table No. 1 by Jason Atherton has an express set lunch available every weekday. For 188rmb you get three courses. Dishes include choices like cured hamachi, smoky tomato gazpacho, braised ox cheek, pan-seared sea bass and more....
    Daily at Table No. 1

 
    • Lunch at La Poste is a selection of contemporary French dishes. Expect the menu to change every 10 days or so. 118rmb for two courses. 138rmb for 3 courses. Add 20 rmb for a dessert.
      La Poste 225 Xikang Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu
    Lunch at La Poste is a selection of contemporary French dishes. Expect the menu to change every 10 days or so. 118rmb for two courses. 138rmb for 3 courses. Add 20 rmb for a dessert.
    Every Mon-Fri at La Poste
 
    • Gui Hua Lou has unveiled a brand new selection of dim sum specialties. The menu consists of 58 authentic and creative Cantonese dim sum with Huaiyang and Sichuan influences, like beancurd roll in superior soup with bird's nest; taro pie topped with Australian abalone; and Angus beef puff with cheese. Portion prices start in the 20s. A 15% service charge applies. Available daily.
      Gui Hua Lou 1/F, River Wing Pudong Shangri-La, 33 Fucheng Lu, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
    Gui Hua Lou has unveiled a brand new selection of dim sum specialties. The menu consists of 58 authentic and creative Cantonese dim sum with Huaiyang and Sichuan influences, like beancurd roll in superior soup with bird's nest; taro pie...
    Daily at Gui Hua Lou
 
    • Kebabs on the Grille Indian restaurant does daily lunch sets every Monday through Friday. Options range in price from 48 to 58rmb per person. Available 11am-2.30pm.
      Kebabs on the Grille (Central Plaza) Central Plaza, Unit 103, 227 Huangpi Bei Lu, near Nanjing Xi Lu
    Kebabs on the Grille Indian restaurant does daily lunch sets every Monday through Friday. Options range in price from 48 to 58rmb per person. Available 11am-2.30pm.
    Every Mon-Fri at Kebabs on the Grille (Central Plaza)
 
    • Tables in the Portman Ritz Carton does a weekday express lunch with a salad station and a daily menu created by Chef Roy. Two courses for 118rmb+15% per person. Add the dessert buffet for 148rmb+15%per person.
      Tables Lobby Level, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
    Tables in the Portman Ritz Carton does a weekday express lunch with a salad station and a daily menu created by Chef Roy. Two courses for 118rmb+15% per person. Add the dessert buffet for 148rmb+15%per person.
    Every Mon-Fri at Tables
 
    • Chef Riccardo La Perna of 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana does a two or three-course business lunch set starting. 288rmb+10% per person. A full five-course Sicilian degustation menu is also available for a splurge.
      8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana Rockbund, Associate Mission Building, 6-7/F, 169 Yuanmingyuan Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu

    Chef Riccardo La Perna of 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana does a two or three-course business lunch set starting. 288rmb+10% per person. A full five-course Sicilian degustation menu is also available for a splurge.
    Every Mon-Fri at 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana

 
    • At Sliders on Yongkang Lu from Monday to Friday from 11-4pm 50rmb gets you a choice of any two sliders on the menu or a panini plus a soft drink.
      Sliders 45 Yongkang Lu, near Jiashan Lu
    At Sliders on Yongkang Lu from Monday to Friday from 11-4pm 50rmb gets you a choice of any two sliders on the menu or a panini plus a soft drink.
    Every Mon-Fri at Sliders
 
    • Weekdays from 11am to 3pm, Shanghai Brewery offers a full-sized set lunch deal for 78rmb per person. Included in that is the soup of the day, choice of main (spaghetti bolognese + garden salad, tuna melt sandwich + garden salad, chicken quesadillas + nacho chips and salsa, margarita pizza + garden salad, caesar salad with grilled chicken breast), then fresh fruit, a choice of dessert (cheese cake, chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, 3 scoops ice cream) and one drink (microbrew, soda, tea, coffee).
      Shanghai Brewery (Hengshan Lu) 15 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu
    Weekdays from 11am to 3pm, Shanghai Brewery offers a full-sized set lunch deal for 78rmb per person. Included in that is the soup of the day, choice of main (spaghetti bolognese + garden salad, tuna melt sandwich + garden salad, chicken...
    Every Mon-Fri at Shanghai Brewery (Hengshan Lu)
 
    • Bon App French-style creperie offers three price points for lunch: a salad, choice of tartine and a dessert crepe for 48rmb; a salad, galette and dessert crepe for 58rmb; and a salad, choice of mitonne, and a dessert crepe for 68rmb. All options cope with a choice of soft drink too. Add 30rmb for a glass of wine.
      Bon App 1116 Wuding Lu, near Yanping Lu
    Bon App French-style creperie offers three price points for lunch: a salad, choice of tartine and a dessert crepe for 48rmb; a salad, galette and dessert crepe for 58rmb; and a salad, choice of mitonne, and a dessert crepe for 68rmb. All...
    Every Mon-Fri at Bon App
 
    • Samfaina Mediterranean restaurant does a set lunch deal every Tuesday through Sunday. 128rmb gets you a soup of the day, choice of entree, choice main and a dessert. The menu changes monthly. Add 20rmb for coffee or tea.
      Samfaina 532 Fuxing Zhong Lu, near Ruijin Lu
    Samfaina Mediterranean restaurant does a set lunch deal every Tuesday through Sunday. 128rmb gets you a soup of the day, choice of entree, choice main and a dessert. The menu changes monthly. Add 20rmb for coffee or tea.
    Every Sat & Sun at Samfaina
 
    • Y2C2 Cantonese restaurant features daily set menus for lunch featuring a rotating menu of dishes. Sets include a cold dish, soup, a main, a dessert and a variety of dim sum options. 88rmb and 118rmb per person.
      Y2C2 5/F, 579 Waima Lu, near Zhuxingmatou Jie
    Y2C2 Cantonese restaurant features daily set menus for lunch featuring a rotating menu of dishes. Sets include a cold dish, soup, a main, a dessert and a variety of dim sum options. 88rmb and 118rmb per person.
    Every Mon-Fri at Y2C2
 
    • Every Wednesday, NOVA offers a three course set menu featuring some of French cuisine's favorite traditional dishes like cassoulet and rillettes. The menu includes a starter, main course (plats mijotés), dessert, and a glass of house wine. 198rmb per person.
      Nova 418 Dagu Lu, near Chengdu Bei Lu
    Every Wednesday, NOVA offers a three course set menu featuring some of French cuisine's favorite traditional dishes like cassoulet and rillettes. The menu includes a starter, main course (plats mijotés), dessert, and a glass of house...
    Every Wed at Nova
 
    • Weekday lunch specials at Le Saleya feature two courses for 98rmb and three courses for 118rmb. Your choice of starter, main, and/or dessert from a rotating menu of selections like quiche, nicoise salad, beef carpaccio, beef filet, lamb chop, cocotte de poissons, sea bass papillote, chocolate fondant, creme brulee, floating islands and more.
      Le Saleya 570 Changle Lu, near Xiangyang Lu
    Weekday lunch specials at Le Saleya feature two courses for 98rmb and three courses for 118rmb. Your choice of starter, main, and/or dessert from a rotating menu of selections like quiche, nicoise salad, beef carpaccio, beef filet, lamb...
    Every Mon-Sat at Le Saleya
 
    • Morton's offers a three-course lunch set daily from 11.30-3pm for 218rmb+10% service charge. Lunch starts with a cup of soup or a salad then an option of a daily seafood selection, Morton's Prime Burger with matchstick fries or Chicken Christopher. Guests can make it a rib eye steak for 318rmb.
      Morton's (IAPM) IAPM 4/F, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu

    Morton's offers a three-course lunch set daily from 11.30-3pm for 218rmb+10% service charge. Lunch starts with a cup of soup or a salad then an option of a daily seafood selection, Morton's Prime Burger with matchstick fries or Chicken...
    Daily at Morton's (IAPM)

 
    • Every Monday through Friday, The House of Roosevelt is serving business lunches for just 138rmb for two courses and 168rmb for three courses. The menu changes every week. Available from 11.30am-2pm.
      Roosevelt Sky Restaurant The House of Roosevelt, 8/F, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu
    Every Monday through Friday, The House of Roosevelt is serving business lunches for just 138rmb for two courses and 168rmb for three courses. The menu changes every week. Available from 11.30am-2pm.
    Every Mon-Fri at Roosevelt Sky Restaurant
 
    • Lunch at New Heights is a fresh selection of contemporary French with Middle Eastern, North African Southeast Asian influences. Think starters like sliced beets over a goat cheese tart, slow-cooked egg over zaalouk (a Lebanese ratatouille-like dish) and marinated lamb and sea bream carpaccio with avocado coulie. Mains range from Aussie flank steak with melted shallots and green pea puree, braised sea bass with baked potatoes, horseradish and sorrel espuma. Two courses will set you back 118rmb+10% and the comes with a soft drink. Add 40rmb for a dessert like a warm apple crumble or moist chocolate brownies with chocolate ganache.
      New Heights Three on the Bund, 7/F, 17 Guangdong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
    Lunch at New Heights is a fresh selection of contemporary French with Middle Eastern, North African Southeast Asian influences. Think starters like sliced beets over a goat cheese tart, slow-cooked egg over zaalouk (a Lebanese...
    Every Mon-Fri at New Heights
 
    • Chinese restaurant Whampoa Club serves a daily business lunch set featuring contemporary takes on Shanghai classics like Shanghainese smoked fish. 188rmb per person. Available every Mon-Fri.
      Whampoa Club 5/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
    Chinese restaurant Whampoa Club serves a daily business lunch set featuring contemporary takes on Shanghai classics like Shanghainese smoked fish. 188rmb per person. Available every Mon-Fri.
    Every Mon-Fri at Whampoa Club
 
    • Every Monday through Friday, Le Cafe des Stagiaires Wuding Lu branch offers lunch set specials from 11.30am to 2pm for 60rmb. Cost includes a meal and a drink.
      Le Cafe des Stagiaires (Wuding Lu) 1085 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu
    Every Monday through Friday, Le Cafe des Stagiaires Wuding Lu branch offers lunch set specials from 11.30am to 2pm for 60rmb. Cost includes a meal and a drink.
    Every Mon-Fri at Le Cafe des Stagiaires (Wuding Lu)
 
    • Every Monday through Friday, Pelham's fine dining restaurant in the Waldorf-Astoria does a swish gourmet lunch. Dishes are contemporary continental dishes like "truffle tortellini" or "red snapper variation of beets, pea puree, cucumber, marcona almonds, mustard-balsamico jus." 228rmb for two courses. 298rmb for three.
      Pelham's Waldorf Astoria, Heritage Building, Lobby Level 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
    Every Monday through Friday, Pelham's fine dining restaurant in the Waldorf-Astoria does a swish gourmet lunch. Dishes are contemporary continental dishes like "truffle tortellini" or "red snapper variation of beets, pea puree, cucumber,...
    Every Mon-Fri at Pelham's
 
    • Pizza Marzano does lunch sets of its gourmet pizzas, pastas and salads from 58rmb (1/2 pizza or pasta, and a soft drink) to 78rmb (starter or soup, regular pizza or pasta or salad, and a soft drink). Add a dessert for extra 25rmb. Good stuff. 11.00am-16.00pm, Mon-Fri.
      PizzaExpress (K11 Art Mall) K11 Art Mall, Unit 403, 4/F, 300 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu
    Pizza Marzano does lunch sets of its gourmet pizzas, pastas and salads from 58rmb (1/2 pizza or pasta, and a soft drink) to 78rmb (starter or soup, regular pizza or pasta or salad, and a soft drink). Add a dessert for extra 25rmb. Good...
    Every Mon-Fri at PizzaExpress (K11 Art Mall)
 
    • Pizza Marzano does lunch sets with its gourmet pizzas, pasta and salad from 70rmb (1/2 pizza or pasta, and a soft drink) to 105rmb (starter or soup, regular pizza or pasta or salad, and a soft drink). Choose a dessert for an extra 25rmb. Available 11.30am-2.30pm, Mon-Fri.
      PizzaExpress (Xintiandi) Xintiandi, South Block, Lane 123 Xingye Lu, near Madang Lu
    Pizza Marzano does lunch sets with its gourmet pizzas, pasta and salad from 70rmb (1/2 pizza or pasta, and a soft drink) to 105rmb (starter or soup, regular pizza or pasta or salad, and a soft drink). Choose a dessert for an extra 25rmb....
    Every Mon-Fri at PizzaExpress (Xintiandi)
 
    • Pizza Marzano does lunch sets of its gourmet pizzas, pastas and salads from 58rmb (1/2 pizza or pasta, and a soft drink) to 88rmb (starter or soup, regular pizza or pasta or salad, and a soft drink). Choose a dessert for an extra 25rmb. 11.00am-4.00pm, Mon-Fri.
      PizzaExpress (Surpass Court) Surpass Court 1/F, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu
    Pizza Marzano does lunch sets of its gourmet pizzas, pastas and salads from 58rmb (1/2 pizza or pasta, and a soft drink) to 88rmb (starter or soup, regular pizza or pasta or salad, and a soft drink). Choose a dessert for an extra 25rmb....
    Every Mon-Fri at PizzaExpress (Surpass Court)
 
    • Pizza Marzano does lunch sets of its gourmet pizzas, pastas and salads from 58rmb (1/2 pizza or pasta, and a soft drink) to 78rmb (starter or soup, regular pizza or pasta or salad, and a soft drink). Add a dessert for extra 25rmb. 11.00am-16.00pm, Mon-Fri.
      PizzaExpress (Grand Gateway) Grand Gateway, 5/F, 1 Hongqiao Lu, near Huashan Lu
    Pizza Marzano does lunch sets of its gourmet pizzas, pastas and salads from 58rmb (1/2 pizza or pasta, and a soft drink) to 78rmb (starter or soup, regular pizza or pasta or salad, and a soft drink). Add a dessert for extra 25rmb....
    Every Mon-Fri at PizzaExpress (Grand Gateway)
 
    • de Bellotas serves a daily lunch deal. Select an entree like pasta, risotto or bocadillos and you'll get an endless salad bowl plus bread and a drink for 50rmb. Available daily from 11am to 2.30pm.
      de Bellotas 68 Taicang Lu, near Jinan Lu
    de Bellotas serves a daily lunch deal. Select an entree like pasta, risotto or bocadillos and you'll get an endless salad bowl plus bread and a drink for 50rmb. Available daily from 11am to 2.30pm.
    Every Sat & Sun at de Bellotas
 
    • Tables in the Portman Ritz Carlton does a business set lunch featuring a salad station, desserts and a daily menu created by Chef Roy. Two-courses for 118rmb+15%. Add the dessert buffet for 148rmb+15% per person.
      Tables Lobby Level, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
    Tables in the Portman Ritz Carlton does a business set lunch featuring a salad station, desserts and a daily menu created by Chef Roy. Two-courses for 118rmb+15%. Add the dessert buffet for 148rmb+15% per person.
    Every Mon-Fri at Tables
 
    • Bloc has finally opened its doors for lunch with sets for 48-88rmb. Items include a BLT, creamy smoked salmon pasta, cheeseburgers, herbed grilled chicken, steak sandwich and more. All sets come with your choice of soup or salad and a drink. 11.30am-2.30pm. Mon-Fri.
      Bloc 2/F, 139-19 Changle Lu, near Ruijin Lu
    Bloc has finally opened its doors for lunch with sets for 48-88rmb. Items include a BLT, creamy smoked salmon pasta, cheeseburgers, herbed grilled chicken, steak sandwich and more. All sets come with your choice of soup or salad and a...
    Every Mon-Fri at Bloc
 
    • Prego Italian restaurant in the Westin Bund Center does a weekday business lunch. 148rmb+15% gets you two courses. 168rmb+15% gets you three.
      Prego The Westin Bund Centre, 2/F, 88 Henan Zhong Lu, near Guangdong Lu
    Prego Italian restaurant in the Westin Bund Center does a weekday business lunch. 148rmb+15% gets you two courses. 168rmb+15% gets you three.
    Every Mon-Fri at Prego
 
    • The Cathay Room in the Fairmont Peace Hotel serves business lunch sets of specialties like blue crab salad, Norwegian salmon, Australian Angus beef sirloin and seared sea bass. Two courses go for 238rmb+15% and three courses at 288rmb+15. Cost includes a glass of juice, soft drink, beer or house wine.
      The Cathay Room Fairmont Peace Hotel, 9/F, 20 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
    The Cathay Room in the Fairmont Peace Hotel serves business lunch sets of specialties like blue crab salad, Norwegian salmon, Australian Angus beef sirloin and seared sea bass. Two courses go for 238rmb+15% and three courses at 288rmb+15....
    Every Mon-Fri at The Cathay Room
 
  • Xibo contemporary Xinjiang restaurant does a 20 percent discount on it's entire menu every weekend at lunchtime. Drink specials are also available.
    Every Sat & Sun at Xibo
 
    • Every day from 11.30am to 2.30pm, Tandoor offers an enormous set lunch. It starts with a salad and soup. Following that, you get an appetizer course with pakora, potato chat and a couple of kebabs. For the main course, you get a bowl of dal, three different curries (lamb, chicken and vegetable), naan bread and basmati rice. And finally, for dessert, rice pudding. The price is 150rmb+15%. Cost includes a drink too.
      Tandoor Jin Jiang Hotel, South Building, 59 Maoming Lu, near Huaihai Lu
    Every day from 11.30am to 2.30pm, Tandoor offers an enormous set lunch. It starts with a salad and soup. Following that, you get an appetizer course with pakora, potato chat and a couple of kebabs. For the main course, you get a bowl of...
    Daily at Tandoor
 
    • Every Monday through Saturday at Shook! choose two dishes from a rotating menu of Pan-Asian classics for 88rmb including a glass of juice, coffee or tea. For an extra course, add 35rmb. One of the best-value lunches on the Bund and the dining room feels far swankier than the 88rmb you'll drop here. It's good from 11:30am-2:30pm.
      Shook! The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, 5-6/F, 23 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
    Every Monday through Saturday at Shook! choose two dishes from a rotating menu of Pan-Asian classics for 88rmb including a glass of juice, coffee or tea. For an extra course, add 35rmb. One of the best-value lunches on the Bund and the...
    Every Mon-Sat at Shook!
 
    • Lunch at popular Indian eatery Vedas is a choice of vegetarian, chicken or lamb curry sets, kebab combos and Indian wraps all for 48 to 68rmb a set. Cost includes a choice of soft drink. Available every Monday through Friday.
      Vedas 3/F, 83 Changshu Lu, near Julu Lu
    Lunch at popular Indian eatery Vedas is a choice of vegetarian, chicken or lamb curry sets, kebab combos and Indian wraps all for 48 to 68rmb a set. Cost includes a choice of soft drink. Available every Monday through Friday.
    Every Mon-Fri at Vedas
 
    • Pizza Marzano offers two highly economic options for lunch. For 65rmb, you can choose a Roman or Neapolitan-style "primo" size pizza or pasta and you get a soft drink as well. 98rmb gets you pizza or pasta, the soft drink and an appetizer. Every Mon-Fri. Available at all three branches.
      PizzaExpress (Shanghai Centre) Shanghai Centre, 1/F, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
    Pizza Marzano offers two highly economic options for lunch. For 65rmb, you can choose a Roman or Neapolitan-style "primo" size pizza or pasta and you get a soft drink as well. 98rmb gets you pizza or pasta, the soft drink and an appetizer....
    Every Mon-Fri at PizzaExpress (Shanghai Centre)
 
    • Pizza Marzano does lunch sets of its gourmet pizzas, pastas and salads from 70rmb (1/2 pizza or pasta, and a soft drink) to 105rmb (starter or soup, regular pizza or pasta or salad, and a soft drink). Choose a dessert for an extra 25rmb. 11.00am-4.00pm, Mon-Fri at Shanghai Centre restaurant.
      PizzaExpress (Shanghai Centre) Shanghai Centre, 1/F, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu
    Pizza Marzano does lunch sets of its gourmet pizzas, pastas and salads from 70rmb (1/2 pizza or pasta, and a soft drink) to 105rmb (starter or soup, regular pizza or pasta or salad, and a soft drink). Choose a dessert for an extra 25rmb....
    Every Mon-Fri at PizzaExpress (Shanghai Centre)
 
    • Lunch at Fortune Cookie is classic American Chinese dishes like beef and broccoli, tofu chop suey, orange chicken and sweet & sour pork. All combos come with a spring roll, steamed rice and a choice of soup. Prices range from 43 to 59rmb. Available daily from 11.30am–4pm.
      Fortune Cookie 4/F, 83 Changshu Lu, near Julu Lu
    Lunch at Fortune Cookie is classic American Chinese dishes like beef and broccoli, tofu chop suey, orange chicken and sweet & sour pork. All combos come with a spring roll, steamed rice and a choice of soup. Prices range from 43 to 59rmb....
    Daily at Fortune Cookie
 
    • Morton's The Steakhouse in IFC Mall offers a two-course set lunch at 218rmb, with a soup or salad followed by a choice of 3 main courses - Morton’s Prime Burger with Steak Fries, Grilled Salmon with Sauteed Garlic Green beans, or Grilled Colossal Shrimp & Sea Scallops with Grilled Vegetables. Steak lovers can opt for Grilled Ribeye Steak with Mashed Potatoes by paying an additional 100 rmb. Daily 11.30am-3pm.
      Morton's The Steakhouse IFC Pudong, 4/F, 8 Shiji Da Dao, near Lujiazui Huan Lu

    Morton's The Steakhouse in IFC Mall offers a two-course set lunch at 218rmb, with a soup or salad followed by a choice of 3 main courses - Morton’s Prime Burger with Steak Fries, Grilled Salmon with Sauteed Garlic Green beans, or...
    Daily at Morton's The Steakhouse

 
    • Ten open kitchens doing ten different things: Middle Eastern, Indian, Malaysian, "Western", a noodle bar, Chinese (dim sum, soups, Peking duck, suckling pig), seafood (sushi & sashimi), salads and a Thai appetizer and soups section, fruits, crepes and gelato, and a full dessert counter. It's the Pudong Shangri-La doing the "something for everyone" to glorious, 5-star excess, and it's great. Open all week. 278rmb+15% weekday lunch from 11.30am - 2.30pm; 338rmb+15% for weekend lunch from 12noon - 3pm; 348rmb+15% for dinner anytime, from 6-10.30pm.
      Yi Cafe Pudong Shangri-La, 2/F, Tower 2, 33 Fucheng Lu, near Lujiazui Huan Lu

    Ten open kitchens doing ten different things: Middle Eastern, Indian, Malaysian, "Western", a noodle bar, Chinese (dim sum, soups, Peking duck, suckling pig), seafood (sushi & sashimi), salads and a Thai appetizer and soups section,...
    Daily at Yi Cafe

 
    • Pizza Marzano does lunch sets of its gourmet pastas and pizzas from 55rmb (1/2 pizza or pasta, and a soft drink) to 88rmb (starter or soup, regular pizza or pasta, and a soft drink). Add a Dolcetti set (coffee and 1/2 dessert) for only 39rmb. Good stuff. 11.30am-2.30pm, Mon-Fri at Shanghai Centre and Xintiandi branches.
      PizzaExpress (Xintiandi) Xintiandi, South Block, Lane 123 Xingye Lu, near Madang Lu
    Pizza Marzano does lunch sets of its gourmet pastas and pizzas from 55rmb (1/2 pizza or pasta, and a soft drink) to 88rmb (starter or soup, regular pizza or pasta, and a soft drink). Add a Dolcetti set (coffee and 1/2 dessert) for only...
    Every Mon-Fri at PizzaExpress (Xintiandi)
 
    • Blue Frog throws in a free drink with any of their lunch mains -- Waldorf chicken wrap, Montana BBQ burger, Firecracker Pasta, etc. Mains themselves run 50rmb and change every week. 10am-4pm.
      Blue Frog (Hongmei Lu) Hongmei Entertainment Street, 30, Lane 3338 Hongmei Lu, near Yan'an Lu
    Blue Frog throws in a free drink with any of their lunch mains -- Waldorf chicken wrap, Montana BBQ burger, Firecracker Pasta, etc. Mains themselves run 50rmb and change every week. 10am-4pm.
    Daily at Blue Frog (Hongmei Lu)
 
    • Le Royal Meridien's fancy Italian restaurant, Favola, does a plate of antipasto, wood-fired pizza or pasta, a dessert buffet, and soft drinks, coffee, or tea, for 188rmb per person + 15% service charge. Add 30rmb for unlimited local beer or a glass of wine or prosecco. Saturday and Sunday, 12-3pm. That flyer down below is out of date -- they're no longer doing an AYCE deal. For more details and reservations, call 3318 9999.
      Favola Le Royal Meridien Shanghai, 8/F, 789 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Xizang Zhong Lu, Entrance on Jiujiang Lu
    Le Royal Meridien's fancy Italian restaurant, Favola, does a plate of antipasto, wood-fired pizza or pasta, a dessert buffet, and soft drinks, coffee, or tea, for 188rmb per person + 15% service charge. Add 30rmb for unlimited local beer...
    Every Sat & Sun at Favola
 
    • Ambrosia is fancy teppanyaki in a wedding-cake villa of a one-time KMT general. Far cry from the all-you-can-eat joints, and hard on the wallet for dinner. Lunch is a dramatic drop in prices, with many-coursed teppanyaki meals -- scallops, shrimp, king prawns, filet, foie gras -- coming in between 138rmb and 230rmb. Drinks, dessert, and lots of face included. 11.30am-2.30pm.
      Ambrosia (Fenyang Lu) 150 Fenyang Lu, near Yueyang Lu
    Ambrosia is fancy teppanyaki in a wedding-cake villa of a one-time KMT general. Far cry from the all-you-can-eat joints, and hard on the wallet for dinner. Lunch is a dramatic drop in prices, with many-coursed teppanyaki meals -- scallops,...
    Daily at Ambrosia (Fenyang Lu)
 
    • One part minimalist concrete style, one part cheap Taiwanese beef noodles, has made newcomer Noodle Bull a roaring lunch success. They've quickly branched out, but this, their first store, remains the most popular. No sets, but a huge bowl of noodles, with a drink, comes in under 50rmb, and often less. Delivery available all day except during the noon to 1pm rush. From 11am on.
      Noodle Bull (Changle Lu) A Mansion, 1/F, 291 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu
    One part minimalist concrete style, one part cheap Taiwanese beef noodles, has made newcomer Noodle Bull a roaring lunch success. They've quickly branched out, but this, their first store, remains the most popular. No sets, but a huge bowl...
    Daily at Noodle Bull (Changle Lu)
 
    • Simple Cantonese roast meats -- cha shao, duck, goose -- and rice, plus a little bok choy or other Canto green for 38-50rmb. Good, quick, cheap. Drinks, 5-15rmb. Delivery available. From 10.30am on.
      Hengshan Cafe (Hengshan) 308 Hengshan Lu, near Wuxing Lu
    Simple Cantonese roast meats -- cha shao, duck, goose -- and rice, plus a little bok choy or other Canto green for 38-50rmb. Good, quick, cheap. Drinks, 5-15rmb. Delivery available. From 10.30am on.
    Daily at Hengshan Cafe (Hengshan)
 
    • Quintessential lunch spot Element Fresh doesn't package their healthy sandwiches, salads, and smoothies into lunch sets. With a smoothie, expect to drop 80-100rmb for lunch. Their Asian sets, though, are tasty and better value, at 48-58rmb for Malaysian satay lamb, boneless black pepper chicken, or various stir-fries, plus rice and soup. Drinks extra. Dangerously user-friendly online delivery, too, right here. Asian sets, all day.
      Element Fresh (Silver Court) Silver Court, 6/F, 228 Xizang Nan Lu, near Shouning Lu
    Quintessential lunch spot Element Fresh doesn't package their healthy sandwiches, salads, and smoothies into lunch sets. With a smoothie, expect to drop 80-100rmb for lunch. Their Asian sets, though, are tasty and better value, at 48-58rmb...
    Daily at Element Fresh (Silver Court)
 
    • Quintessential lunch spot Element Fresh doesn't package their healthy sandwiches, salads, and smoothies into lunch sets. With a smoothie, expect to drop 80-100rmb for lunch. Their Asian sets, though, are tasty and better value, at 48-58rmb for Malaysian satay lamb, boneless black pepper chicken, or various stir-fries, plus rice and soup. Drinks extra. Dangerously user-friendly online delivery, too, right here. Asian sets, all day.
      Element Fresh (Grand Gateway) Grand Gateway Mall, 1 Hongqiao Lu
    Quintessential lunch spot Element Fresh doesn't package their healthy sandwiches, salads, and smoothies into lunch sets. With a smoothie, expect to drop 80-100rmb for lunch. Their Asian sets, though, are tasty and better value, at 48-58rmb...
    Daily at Element Fresh (Grand Gateway)
 
    • Clean, efficient Taiwanese standby Bellagio is cheap enough that sets are unnecessary, but, should you feel the pull for Hainan chicken, curry chicken, and the like, they're there, for 30-46rmb. Without sets, around 50-60rmb per. Drinks extra. From 11am on.
      Bellagio (Taicang Lu) 68 Taicang Lu, near Songshan Lu
    Clean, efficient Taiwanese standby Bellagio is cheap enough that sets are unnecessary, but, should you feel the pull for Hainan chicken, curry chicken, and the like, they're there, for 30-46rmb. Without sets, around 50-60rmb per. Drinks...
    Daily at Bellagio (Taicang Lu)
 
    • Taiwanese chain Din Tai Fung, home of refined and glorified Chinese street food, doesn't do lunch sets, but for a lunchtime splurge on some of the city's best xiaolongbao, steamed buns, Chaozhou pickles, and spicy noodles, it's a good albeit pricey -- 100 to 150rmb per -- option. Great service, too. From 11am on.
      Din Tai Fung (Super Brand Mall) 3/F, Super Brand Mall, 168 Lujiazui Xi Lu, near Lujiazui Huan Lu
    Taiwanese chain Din Tai Fung, home of refined and glorified Chinese street food, doesn't do lunch sets, but for a lunchtime splurge on some of the city's best xiaolongbao, steamed buns, Chaozhou pickles, and spicy noodles, it's a good...
    Daily at Din Tai Fung (Super Brand Mall)

May 16

Tortoise

American post rock band par excellence Tortoise makes their China debut, hosting in the PRC by post rock promoters New Noise (Mogwai, PG Lost, and more). The Chicago band formed way back in 1990.

May 4

Francois-Xavier Poizat

The talented young Swiss pianist François-Xavier Poizat comes to Shanghai for a night of classics by Chopin, Ravel, and Stravinsky.


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