Mediterraneo is really a restaurant rather than a bar, but we were curious to check the place out, having known Sunny and his various former work locations over the past few years. Food wise, prices are up there with Mount Everest, so any food critics wanting to drop in had better ensure someone else is picking up the tab. Drink prices are generally ‘Bundish’ or a tad more. Bottled beers start from RMB40, with a pint of Carlsberg costing a whopping RMB60. There are also wines by the glass from RMB48, most cocktails at RMB58, with martinis at RMB68. Standard spirits are mostly RMB40-45. There is, however, a 4-8pm happy hour during which all standard drinks, excluding wine and champagne, are half price. The extensive wine list (150+ labels) is weighted towards French and Italian vineyards. There is a spacious upstairs bar and lounge, suitable for functions, which is more low key than the super swish ground floor dining room. Decore in this lounge is actually rather tacky, including faux fire places. In warmer months, diners can enjoy the huge garden or the large upstairs terrace. The whole villa dates back to the 1920s and was one of the many properties owned by Soo Mei Ling (check). Mediterraneo was established a couple of years ago by Marziano Palli, who was briefly the personal chef for Mikhail Gorbachev (if that’s any recommendation). Palli also owns and manages six restaurants in Russia. For special occasions and functions this place is worth considering, just remember to bring your gold credit card.
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Mediterraneo. 1317 Wuding West Road (武定西路1317号)
Tel: 5238 9633. Open daily 11am-2am. All major cards accepted.