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The Commune Social
    • ADDRESS:
      511 Jiangning Lu,
      near Kangding Lu
      江宁路511号, 近康定路
    • PHONE:
      6047 7638
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    • AREA:
    • METRO:
      15 mins walk from Changping Rd
    • HOURS:
      Tue-Sun, 11.30am-2.30pm

      Tue-Thu & Sun, 5.30-10pm
      Fri&Sat, 5.30-10.30pm

      Closed on Mondays and public holidays
    • CARDS:
      Local and international cards accepted
    • PRICE:
      $$$$ $
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    • Editor's Description
      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. Dishes exhibit a variety of flavors from Spain, England and all over Asia with highlights such as roasted bone marrow with beef cheek, salt and pepper squid dusted with crushed sichuan peppercorn and more. After dinner, you're lead to the dessert bar, where you can watch your sweets prepared to order. Upstairs is a craft cocktail lounge with a vast terrace. Decor is dressed down and simple with naked light bulbs, exposed concrete and plain white tiles. Reservations are not accepted. First come, first served.
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    • I stayed in town over Golden Week, and I went to five brunches. While I was starting to get a bit delirious over what felt like my millionth egg of the week, The Commune Social blew all of the other brunches out of the water. From the beautiful yet simple decor inside to the friendly service, I was in a really good mood before I even got my food. The portions were incredibly generous, and we definitely ordered too much.

      Their brunch menu works by letting the customer choose three dishes for RMB 188. This is more than enough food for one, and all of the dishes are portioned generously. I got too excited by the a la carte menu as well, so we also ordered the Beef Tar Tar (RMB 98) and the 'Tongue and Cheek' Empanada (RMB 98). That amounted to four dishes per person plus a smoothie each. It was the last day before we had to go back to work, so it was necessary and delicious.

      From the brunch menu, we sampled potato gratin, seared scallops, lamb shoulder, and smoked salmon + potato pancake. It was all really rich, but it was easy to tell the restaurant was using fresh ingredients and complimentary flavors. I can't honestly believe that it took me this long to get over to The Commune Social, and I can easily imagine it being lovely for anything from a date night to a night alone with a good meal and a book. The food was warming, delicious, and well thought out. I'm looking forward to many more meals here.




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      Brunch for all the stylish moms out there at Commune Social, open from 11.30am. As always, no reservations and a killer terrace, so go early or be prepared to wait.
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      Brunch in a beautiful courtyard, with Easter-themed games for the little ones.
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