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    • ADDRESS:
      Reel Mall,
      1/F, 1601 Nanjing Xi Lu,
      near Changde Lu
      南京西路1601号1楼, 近常德路

    • PHONE:
      3253 0889
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    • METRO:
      5 mins walk from Jing'an Temple
    • HOURS:
      Cafe: 10am-10pm
      Restaurant: 11am-11pm
    • CARDS:
      Local and international cards accepted
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    • Editor's Description
      Henkes is Aussie chef Craig Willis's homage to the other side of his family; it's his mother's maiden name. By his own account, he's extracted the DNA of his first namesake restaurant Mr. Willis and expanded upon it with a trattoria/cafe/wine bar concept. Expect Willis's distinctive brand of Oz-Med flavors in sharable portions with a heavy Italian influence. The place also has a cafe that serves pastries, fresh-squeezed juices, and sandwiches.
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  • Our favourite restaurant - fifth year in a row
    For Henkes on August 9, 2015
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    With Friends
    Joined Jan 17, 2015
    Is German
    Posted 1 Reviews
    We are visiting Henkes constantly, for years now, I bring all my visitors here, more or less on their first day, and no matter what fancy or highly recommended place we visit afterwards - Henkes stays on top of our list.
    Recently we celebrated my husbands birthday there. Spinach salad with a huge amount of peccorino - best I ever had. A daily special fish and one of their pizzas - not one thing to complain about, perfect in detail.
    The staff is helpfull and friendly, but luckily not 'overfriendly' or even on the edge to annoying. The atmosphere and the decor of the place is one of the best we have seen in Shanghai - and we know what we are talking about, we are two interior designers :)
    We are already trying to find a reason for our next visit.
    Looking forward to it. Gonna be a perfect dinner time. No doubt about it.
    My favourite brunch place
    For Henkes on January 7, 2015
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    With Friends
    Joined Jul 27, 2011
    Posted 2 Reviews
    I absolutely love the food here, and it's my top pick places for weekend brunch. Make sure to try out the smorebrod and poached eggs with bacon and salmon. Be early though, as the smorebrod tend to sell out fast during weekends (why not make more if its selling good?).

    The atmosphere is great, modernistic design (a bit too dark toilets), and they have great outdoor seating facing away from the city noise and traffic.

    I miss some sort of good brunch deals, as it gets quite pricey for juice, coffee plus a dish. I'm a breakfast lover and I HAVE to have all three elements to make the brunch complete!

    Highly recommended!
    Nice Decor and Such, Food and Service Not so Much
    For Henkes on March 10, 2014
    Value for Money
    Suitable for ...
    The Food
    A Date
    The Drinks
    With Family
    The Service
    Business Dinner
    With Friends
    Joined Jan 2, 2012
    Is Irish
    Posted 9 Reviews
    My wife and I like to try somewhere new each week and last Saturday we unfortunately decided to try Henkes (I was a bit wary as we tried Mr Willis years ago and it's basically the same, nice decor, but nothing else to write home about).

    They've done a really good job on the decor, but that's where the positives end and the negatives begin.

    We were seated promptly, by the cash register, so there was a stream of staff constantly standing behind me, no problem, the menu looked good. They weren't too busy, but still we had to try to get the attention of 3 separate staff to take our order (I know, I know, service in China etc etc)

    We ordered two pizzas and two drinks. After about 15 minutes our drinks still hadn't come, and neither had our free bread that I noticed all other tables had. When we inquired to the lady that had taken our order she said the bread would come with the starters, to which we reminded her, "you took our order, there are no starters".

    Eventually the bread came with olive oil and the smallest amount of balsamic vinegar you can imagine. Then the drinks came, my coke, which was RMB30 (daylight robbery) didn't taste like coke and I'm sure it came out of post-mix (the soda machines like they have in fast food places) We'd noticed the drinks waiting on the counter and twice the staff went to get them only to twice stop and get the bill for other tables.

    When the pizzas came they were enormous, which was surprising as we'd ordered two, not one member of staff told us about the size or advised we should perhaps order one between us, they were so big the table next to use were giggling saying no way we could finish them both.

    Not one to turn down a pizza, it looked great, arugula, cheese, parma ham and tomato sauce base on a thin crust, I dug in. This was probably the most disappointing pizza I have every had in my life, and not just because it was RMB118. The dough was dry and bland, there was so much arugula (which I love) that it was very messy to eat. The cheese was flavourless and there was no taste from the tomato sauce. My wife asked for extra cheese, the staff went to get it and came back 10 minutes later with a white cheese which she promptly put down on the opposite side of the table from my wife and without even looking at us walked away.

    Not once were we asked how the food was or if we wanted another drink, there was a western gentleman there dressed up in a dickie bow that I assume was the manager, but he was even less engaged in the customers than the staff.

    Henkes, if you're going to charge the prices you do, get a manager and staff who actually look after paying customers and perhaps add some MSG to the food so there is at least a hint of flavour.

    We will not be going back.
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