So our search for alcohol-fueled Friday lunches led us to New Heights the other week. Antipasti lunch buffet with soup and a complimentary glass of wine sound exactly like what we need.
The restaurant was relatively empty, the kind that is good for a chatty girlfriends lunch, an obligatory lunch with your workplace counselor or just a quiet meal by yourself taking in the bund view. While the spread doesn’t look like much, it actually offers a good assortment of antipasti including the usual smoked meats, salmon, cheese and fresh vegetables (with vinaigrette sauces instead of the thousand island omnipresent in Chinese western dining establishments) as well as uncommon dishes such as erm, pasta and rice salads in case you think
RMB 98 is such a rip-off if antipasti is all they would serve a proper lunch should consist of carbs.
We’d chosen to sit indoors the last time partly because it was still a tat too chilly to sit outside. Now that the weather is clearing up (we heart sunshine!), those of you working near the Bund really ought to check this out sometime. We can’t get enough of the pretzel breads, and with glass of white wine in hand, it does make us feel like we are at a Sunday brunch almost. Well, at least until the lunch hour’s over.
New Heights, 7F, Three on the Bund, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road, near Guangdong Road 中山东一路3号 外滩3号7楼, 近广东路