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Posted 6 Reviews
The food at Mr. Willis top notch food. But this review is about the pumpkin. The pumpkin, as my friend told me before eating it
"Will change your life"
That was 2 years ago and I go back for the pumpkin at least once a month. Sometimes not eating anything else cause the place can be expensive if you don't like your date, or you are just by yourself in the area for lunch.
Get 2 orders of the pumpkin and you'll be a fan.
The beef is great, but expensive around 600 RMB. Can feed 4 and is mouthwatering.
The food is always good including the chicken and the fish, but this review is about the pumpkin. Good god
Expect to spend 400 if trying to keep price low and up to 600 for 2.
Also, try the sticky date pudding for desert. Girls and guys love it. Favorite restaurant in Shanghai.
Posted 7 Reviews
My husband and I come here to celebrate special occasions. The dining experience here is rather personal as the restaurant takes one reservation for the dinner slot. Hence, you hardly see a queue and neither you feel rushed. Only setback is the place is rather small and it can get quite noisy at times depending on the crowd. The signature dish is the suckling pig. The meat is so tender that it melts in your mouth and the skin is cook to perfection. The crackling skin is so crisp and yummy. Pastas and pizzas are good. The pizzas are from La Strada. The deserts are alright. Tonight we had the chocolate truffles, wouldn't recommend it as it was way too chocolately for us. Wine prices are pretty steep, the cheapest a bottle of Longview bucket Shiraz Cabernet savignon cost about rmb 300 plus. Normally it's only rmb 128 per bottle at Baker and Spice. Skip the wine and enjoy the cocktails and beer and the suckling pig which is not to be missed. Remember to make reservation, it's a must.
Posted 10 Reviews
Been here for dinner many times and spontaneously decided to walk in yesterday for brunch. Thankfully the Saturday brunch crowd was as casually-dressed as I was. My poached egg was perfect. I asked to swap the bacon for mushrooms and they certainly didn't do a sloppy replacement. The mini almond croissants were more midi in size and sweeter than I like. Has become one of my top choices for weekend (eggs) brunch
Posted 2 Reviews
I'm surprised to see not many reviews for Mr Willis, considering how busy it always is.. I have been here maybe a few dozen times, so I feel I can give a review which outlines clearly the good and the bad. I cannot fault their food. The food never disappoints, and this is what brings me back.. the consistency!! Something which other SH places cannot grasp. I must say though, the service, is awful. From the rude dismissive hostess (or manager?) to the staff who ignore your s.o.s style arm waving, it's almost awe inspiring how it can be this way. But if you aren't too bothered by a bit of slow service if the food is good, definitely go to visit Mr Willis.
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Tried their set lunch the other day...was a bit disappointed by the options. Almost everything sounded, well, boring.
I ended up with the spinach salad--lots of lovely veggies but just swimming in oil, and when I asked for some vinegar, they brought me--more oil!
The risotto main was pretty bland although I guess I should have known when it's only described as having leeks and cream.
My friend ordered off the specials list and had a delicious risotto with asparagus and cheese. But then you are paying a la carte price, and what's the point of being there for lunch?
Overall not super impressed but I will probably give it another try down the road and see if they have any other new items on offer.
Posted 1 Reviews
The restaurant was super busy even on a Thursday night. When we are leaving at 9.30 pm, a new group was just arriving. Tables are close to each other and they were all occupied, understably noisy. So sweet words whispering into her ears are not necessarily well received. You practically have to half-scream to get through.
Pizza was thin but surprisingly not crispy. Maybe my bar was raised high after trip in Italy, had some real good ones.
Good to spot some good looking people though.