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  • Barbarossa

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      Inside People's Park, 2/F, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu (Entrance between Starbucks and Shanghai Art Museum)
      南京西路231号2楼, 人民公园内 近黄陂南路
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      6318 0220

    Barbarossa is a Shanghai icon: a Moroccan-styled lounge, in the middle of a pond in the middle of People's Park. It attracts a steady crowd for cocktails, hookahs, dinner, DJs, and its serene, oasis atmosphere. After an extended closure in 2018, it reopened, though... Read more

  • Little Creatures

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      B1/F, 158 Julu Lu, near Ruijin Yi Lu
      巨鹿路158号B1楼, 近瑞金一路
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      6315 0960

    A gastropub in Found 158, coming from Australian brewery Little Creatures and Camel Group. Little Creatures permanently on tap for 50-55rmb, plus more from the same owners. Stand-out features are a ‘randall' which infuses beers with flavors on the spot, and a canner,... Read more

  • Lotus Eatery (Dingxi Lu)

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      1112 Dingxi Lu, near Wuyi Lu
      定西路1112号, 近武夷路
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      6034 8168

    Lotus Eatery is a cheap and cheerful restaurant that specializes in some of China's more exotic southwestern food. The focus is primarily Yunnan cuisine, with unique dishes like fried goat's cheese, stir-fried banana blossoms and a lots of different dishes made with... Read more

  • Goodfellas

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      7 Yan'an Dong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      延安东路7号, 近中山东一路
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      6323 2188

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  • Liquid Laundry

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      KWah Centre, 2/F, 1028 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Donghu Lu
      淮海中路1028号, 嘉华坊2楼, 近东湖路
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      6445 9589

    Popular gastro-pub / lounge by serial restauranteur Kelly Lee, the woman behind Sproutworks, iiiiit, Boxing Cat, and Cantina Agave. This one has a fully-functional brewery and they usually have a dozen of their brews on tap, which change constantly and can get quite... Read more

  • The Commune Social

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      511 Jiangning Lu, near Kangding Lu
      江宁路511号, 近康定路
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      6047 7638

    The second restaurant in town to bear the Jason Atherton brand on its masthead. The Commune Social is a contemporary tapas, dessert and cocktail bar. The cuisine seems largely informed by former Gordon Ramsay Lieutenant Jason Atherton's frequent flier miles log.... Read more

  • Funkadeli (Fumin Lu)

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      A Mansion, 291 Fumin Lu, near Changle Lu
      富民路291号, 近长乐路
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      6170 1318

    Relaxed atmosphere and plenty of seating inside and outside, but with enough room left to stand if it gets crowded. The food menu is quite extensive. Cold cuts and cheese platters are 120rmb, and lasagna, salads, wraps, panini, focaccia, and even some vegetarian... Read more

  • Mercato

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      6/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
      中山东一路3号6楼, 近广东路
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      6321 9922

    Celebrity chef Jean Georges Vongerichten charts new territory for his dining empire with his first ever Italian concept. Simple pleasures like woodfire oven pizzas, burrata cheese with sea salt or homemade rigatoni with meatballs dominate the menu. But he throws in... Read more

  • Heritage By Madison

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      1/F, 600 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Longtan Lu
      中山东二路600号1楼, 近龙潭路
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      6312 9089

    The return of Austin Hu, and perhaps atonement for the damage he's done to our arteries in the past. It's a proper sitdown restaurant in a ground-floor space at South Bund's Bund Finance Center, with an interior done by MTM Design, it’s airy and light and cladded... Read more

  • Colca (Hengshan Lu)

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      2/F, 199 Hengshan Lu, near Yongjia Lu
      衡山路199号2楼, 近永嘉路
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      5401 5366

    Colca is serial restaurateur Eduardo Vargas trying the business strategy of "honesty" with this latest restaurant. He's cooking the food of his heritage: Peruvian. It's a nice place. Seating about 150 or so, a central patio area is housed by a cocktail bar on the one... Read more

  • Starbucks Reserve Roastery

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      Taikoo Hui, 789 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu
      南京西路789号, 近石门一路
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    Officially opened to the public on December 6, 2017 in Shanghai, the multi-story HKRI Taikoo Hui-located structure is designed to present a “coffee wonderland” to guests, conceptualized, according to the press release, to reflect the “journey of coffee — from the... Read more

  • GREEN & SAFE (Xuhui)

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      6 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu
      东平路6号, 近衡山路
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      5465 1288

    Green & Safe is a chain of specialty grocers and restaurants by the same folks who own organic hotpot chain Qimin. The retail side of the operation sells produce and meats grown and raised at the company's organic farm in nearby Kunshan as well as specialty items... Read more

  • Villa Le Bec

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      321 Xinhua Lu, near Dingxi Lu
      新华路321号, 近定西路
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      6241 9100

    This multi-concept restaurant by French celeb chef Nicolas le Bec occupies a century-old villa on tree-lined Xinhua Lu. As of now its first phase, Bistro 321 le Bec is the only portion that is open for business. Offerings are expertly done French classics with Asian... Read more

  • Stone Brewing

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      1107 Yuyuan Lu, near Fenggang Lu
      愚园路1107号, 近凤冈路
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      6226 2510

    The China outpost for California brewery Stone Brewing, a fiercely independent underground hit in the international beer scene. In Shanghai, it's an industrial-chic hangout (with a merch corner) for beers and families alike. A-okay beerpub, possibly even... Read more

  • Sober Company

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      99 Yandang Lu, near Nanchang Lu
      雁荡路99号, 近南昌路
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      5309 8261

    The blanket term referring to three separate venues by Speak Low mastermind Shingo Gokan. The first floor is occupied by Sober Cafe, which opens at 8am and does coffee, coffee-based cocktails and... Read more

  • The Cut Rooftop

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      7/F, 999 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu
      淮海中路999号7楼, 近陕西南路
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      6443 5136

    After a couple of years at the rooftop second floor of The Cut, this spot is now The Cut Rooftop, an upscale casual dining lounge thing aimed at a young professionals crowd. Seems like a really good spot... Read more

  • Tomatito

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      Infinitus Mall, 3/F, W08-10, 168 Hubin Lu, near Jinan Lu
      湖滨路168号无限极荟购物中心3楼W08-10, 近济南路
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      6259 8671

    It's back! The rebirthed version of the casual, colorful and quirky Spanish tapas bar by Willy Trullas Moreno. Offerings remain familiar; mostly Spanish classics, like pork and chicken croquetas, patatas bravas, tortillas and albondigas, with Willy's personal touch... Read more

  • Bar Centrale

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      135 Yanping Lu, near Wuding Lu
      延平路135号, 近武定路
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      6205 1068

    Bustling, buzzing neighborhood Italian restaurant and bar from the same people behind Gemma. It's designed to evoke the main eatery in every Italian train station (hence the name). It's affordable, directly... Read more

  • Rye & Co

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      6-7/F, Xintiandi Plaza, 333 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu
      淮海中路333号新天地广场6-7楼, 近黄陂南路
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      6339 1993

    The third venue from the people behind Cannery and Nest, downstairs it's a bakery and/or bistro decked out in browns and golds. It's got an all-day menu, baked goods, and a section dedicated to smørrebrød, a kind of open-faced Danish sandwiches on rye bread. Some... Read more

  • Zeitgeist

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      537 Haifang Lu, near Xikang Lu
      海防路537号, 近西康路
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      3220 5986

    The result of a couple of German dudes and a roughly 5-day window to convert Bubbly Nation into a genuine Bavarian pub, they serve beer. They serve German food. They've got shelves of beer steins. They don't have lederhosen or Alpine hats hanging on the walls.... Read more