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M on the Bund
    • ADDRESS:
      Five on the Bund,
      7/F, 20 Guangdong Lu,
      near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
      广东路20号, 外滩五号7楼, 近中山东一路

    • PHONE:
      6350 9988
    • WECHAT:
      -
    • AREA:
      Bund Area
    • METRO:
      20 mins walk from East Nanjing Rd
    • HOURS:
      Lunch,
      Mon-Fri, 11.30am-2.30pm
      Sat-Sun, 11.30am-3pm

      Afternoon Tea,
      Sun, 3.30-5.30pm

      Dinner,
      Daily, 6.15-10.30pm
    • CARDS:
      Local and international cards accepted
    • PRICE:
      $$$$$
    • WEB:
    • SmartShanghai.com Editor's Description
      M marks the beginning of the Bund's renaissance. In 1999, Australian restaurateur Michelle Garnaut had enough vision to turn a taciturn and stately strip of colonial buildings into a happening hub for wining and dining. Today, the restaurant is still immensely popular among locals and a destination for diners from abroad, as much for the powerhouse of a personality behind it as for its eclectic mix of European, North African and Australian flavors.
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    • We visited for brunch on a bright, clear Sunday, with postcard-perfect skyline views from the terrace. Decor is muted-stylish, founded on a dusky teal and gold palette (in case you wanted to dress accordingly). Elegant.

      We each had a three course brunch at 328rmb, which included a welcome drink and unlimited tea and coffee. The seasonal mulled wine and mimosa (with a mango twist) arrived promptly in M's signature glassware, followed by breads, butter and a lovely little olive tapenade (all complementary). Next, our entrees: the salmon rosti (disappointingly bland and a little greasy) and a satisfyingly rich terrine. The latter was served with delicate little Melba toasts, too, and well garnished with pickles.

      This 'one good, one average' trend continued through the other two courses. My brunch pal ordered the roast turkey dinner, which was competent but unspectacular. My vegan roasted cauliflower and tahini dish, topped with a gorgeous melee of nuts, olives and pomegranate, is one of the best things I've eaten in this city. It's so good to see some of Shanghai's finest offering vegan options, particularly when they're so damn good.

      The vegan dessert (pear tart with cinnamon ice cream) was less impressive: good pastry and a nice, almondy flavour, but a lacklustre ice cream and no spark. The fruit pavlova is worth your time, though: fun, fruity and photogenic.

      Overall, I'd definitely recommend M on the Bund. I know it isn't perfect, but there's still some great cooking happening here. The service is impeccable, the views are Instagrammable, and the food - although not mind-blowing - is undeniably good. Take a date here for a relaxed but genteel brunch, and dress sharp.

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      Brunch at M on the Bund's terrace is a Shanghai institution and something everyone in the city should do at least once, soaking up the riverside breeze while looking out over your eggs and steak Diane to the skyscrapers of Pudong. Two...

    ARCHIVED EVENTS

    • 2018 Shanghai International Literary Festival

      Bund bastion of literary pursuits and diversions hosts the 2017 iteration of their International Literary Festival from March 10 to March 17. Full schedule of writers and ticketing info TBA. Keep tabs on updates with M's Lit Fest right...
      • Arts, Community | M on the Bund | Daily until Mar 28 2018
      • 2018-03-15 Finished
    • Valentine's Day at M

      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...
      • Dining | M on the Bund | on Wed Feb 14 2018
      • 2018-02-14 Finished
    • Bespoke Charity Blind Dating Event

      First Dates Night is a blind-date charity event at Glam bar and M on the Bund. Before the event you will be matched with a date who you'll meet there. 100% of proceeds will go to charity, there are a few beneficiaries including Mifan...
      • Community | M on the Bund | on Sat Jan 20 2018
      • 2018-01-20 Finished
    • M Talks China: “The Last Confucian” Liang Shu-Ming

      M Talks China is a lecture series hosted by M on the Bund, this month Professor Guy Alitto (Ph.D from Harvard University), will be discussing his works on Liang Shu-Ming as a historical figure and how he relates to the 'Chinese dilemma...
      • Community | M on the Bund | on Sat Sep 9 2017
      • 2017-09-09 Finished
    • Qixi Dinner

      Qixi! Dinner! It's a deal! M on the Bund! 688rmb per person, or 988rmb with wine pairing. Subject to 10% service charge. Book ahead.
      • Dining | M on the Bund | on Mon Aug 28 2017
      • 2017-08-28 Finished
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