Sign In

X
GO TO TOP
Cotton's (Anting Lu)
    • ADDRESS:
      132 Anting Lu,
      near Jianguo Xi Lu
      安亭路132号, 近建国西路
    • BOOK:
    • PHONE:
      6433 7995
    • WECHAT:
      -
    • AREA:
      Xuhui
    • METRO:
      5 mins walk from Hengshan Rd
    • HOURS:
      Daily, 11am-2am
    • CARDS:
      Local and international cards accepted
    • PRICE:
      $$ $$$
    • WEB:
    • SmartShanghai.com Editor's Description
      Cotton's chilled-out villa atmosphere is also the place to go if you're not used to Chinese food and don't plan on becoming acclimated. They've done a good job of creating a pretty spot where foreigners can feel like they are in any city. The old outdoor dining area is now a covered patio, but there's still space to eat outside. Sunday brunch available.
    Photos by BRANDON MCGHEE
    • Print the Chinese address to
      show to a driver
    • Report mistakes or missing
      information in this listing
    • Out for an evening bike ride along Anting Lu we stumbled upon Cotton’s. The restaurant is set in a refurbished colonial style villa, with an outdoor dining area lined with lush bamboo trees and strings of fairy lights. It’s a charming space ideal for either a quiet dinner or casual drinks with a bigger group.

      The menu is pretty basic. Perhaps one step above the complexity of a pub menu. One menu is mix of largely Italian inspired dishes and the other is straight seafood. They seem to cover a lot, so you’re bound to find something that tickles your fancy. If you feel like classic Italian? They’ve got a good selection of pizzas and pastas. Healthy? Nice selection of hearty, grainy salads. Wine n platter kind of night? Lots of options to create an antipasto spread.

      Dishes of mention:

      There weren’t any stand out dishes and yet I still walked out of there feeling satisfied . I guess you could say no dud dishes is a win?

      One of the things that did stand out though was the service. Staff were attentive without being overbearing and the meals were timed well.

      Overall the food wasn’t anything overly inspiring but hey there is always a time and place for these kind of restaurants. Like those weeks when you’ve maybe overdone the chilli oil and your stomach is begging you to chill the f out but you’ve still got to turn up to that dinner with friends? This is a good option with a nice atmosphere and great service.

       

      Price for 2 people: 350RMB

       

      Read More

  • ARCHIVED EVENTS

    • TSLR Open Mic & Issue Release Party

      LOCATION CHANGED TO COTTON'S ANTING LU. The Shanghai Literary Review celebrates the launch of their fifth issue, which includes work by Paul French, Aiden Heung, Hiroaki Sato, Katie Hill, and Gahee Park; interviews with Yoko Tawada and...
    • Thanksgiving “Takeaway”

      988rmb for a 3kg turkey to takeaway, which serves 4-8 people. Includes sides and stuffing, four day notice required.
    • Shanghai Comediennes Showcase

      Shanghai Comediennes presents an all female stand-up comedy showcase. Featuring amongst others, Hei Now comedy co-founder Erica Switzer, star of Mamahuhu Norah Yang and Magners Comedy Competition finalist Casey Li Brander. Admission is...
    • Forever Halloween!

      There will be drinks, dancing, music and prizes, so get those costumes ready and show off your creativity. Last year, they had over 40,000rmb of swag to give away, so if you're looking to be rewarded for your costume, consider a stop-in...
    • BlackEXPO Shanghai

      The BlackEXPO is an Art, Beauty, Fashion, Entertainment, Food, and Lifestyle festival that celebrates Black businesses and entertainers here in China by giving them a place to sell their products and showcase their talents. With over 15...
  • Take A Date allows you to find someone on who wants to go with you to Cotton's (Anting Lu)

    I'm not on SmartShanghai.com dating yet. Join Now

INSTALL