Let Shanghai’s top chefs do the yuletide cooking for you. To help you plan your big holiday gathering, we’ve rounded up 23 of the city’s best restaurants that are offering special prix fixe dinners on Christmas Eve. Some of these seats are getting booked out fast, so click on the ‘Book Now’ button to make a reservation on Chope, the restaurant reservation service that makes finding a table as easy as pie.
Bali Bistro serves the chef’s special Christmas menu available only from December 23 – 25 at lunch and dinner times. Perfect for sharing, 8-courses for tables of 4 and 5-courses for tables of 2, order by group or by pair and guzzle bottles of wine with 30% discount (except the house wine). See the menu.
WHERE: 75 Wanhangdu Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu // 万航渡路75号, 近北京西路
PRICE: 188 RMB (p/person)
CONTACT: 021 62885778 // [email protected]
Taste a frenzy of Latin flavours at Azul this Christmas beginning with a Venezuelan Christmas bread “pan de jamon” and Peruvian prawn chowder. House specials include roast Porchetta pork and Spanish-style roasted halibut, plus classic Christmas drinks such as egg nog and Spanish hot chocolate. See the menu.
WHERE: Ferguson Lane, 8/F, 378 Wukang Lu, near Tai’an Lu // 武康路378号8楼, 近泰安路
PRICE: 298 RMB (p/person)
Bocado brings a fiesta to the festive occasion with a 5-course Spanish meal accompanied by complimentary drinks upon arrival. Jumbo shrimp paella is on the menu with squid ink noodles, scallop, squid and fish, also there’s a 600g Australian, grain feed rib-eye steak. See the menu.
WHERE: 2/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu // 永福路47号2楼, 近复兴西路
PRICE: 828 RMB (2 people)
CONTACT: 021 62430832 / 62459137
Celebrate Christmas at Husk with family and friends by indulging in the 5-course lunch and dinner menu featuring all the favourites and some delightful surprises. The Husk drinks menu is something to gawk at too, they have mulled wine, hot toddies and special deals on champagne to go with your Husk beef carpaccio and the 600g, 200 day grain-fed Australian Angus ribeye steak. See the menu.
WHERE: 218 Fengxian Lu, near Nanhui Lu // 奉贤路218号, 近南汇路
PRICE: 528 RMB
CONTACT: 021 62459137 // 62430832
G Waterfront spices up the chilly Christmas-eve with a 5-course Indian Christmas feast, served from 5.30pm to 11pm. Order meats, breads and veg straight from the Tandoori oven, and enjoy your meal with a complimentary glass of wine. See the menu.
WHERE: The Cool Docks, Wharf 1846, Bldg 3, 112, 601 Waima Lu, near Zhuhangmatou Jie // 外马路601号3号楼112室, 近竹行码头街
PRICE: 525 RMB (couple) 228 RMB (single) incl. 1 glass of wine
CONTACT: 021 3302 0007
Café Montmartre welcomes Shanghaiist readers with a glass of sparkling wine whilst boasting one of the longest wine lists Christmas eve has to offer. The Parisian-style restaurant offers a rich menu of foie gras and truffles especially for the occasion. See the menu.
WHERE: 66 Wulumuqi Zhong Lu near Changle Lu // 乌鲁木齐路66号, 近长乐路
PRICE: N/A (A la carte Christmas special)
CONTACT: 021 51589377
Wine, dine and party until late at Café Sambal with special Christmas cocktails and guest DJ JT from Taiwan! The authentic Malaysian restaurant fires up the BBQ for a huge buffet from 6 to 8pm, followed by a late night Christmas party with an open bar. See the menu.
WHERE: Jiashan Market, Block A, No 37, 259 Jiashan Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu // 嘉善路259弄37号A栋, 近建国西路
PRICE: 200 RMB (p/person)
CONTACT: 021 33689529
Capo creates a scrumptious seasonal menu that you’ll just drool over. Boston lobster salad, carpaccio of bull blood Wagyu, hand-crafted crab ravioli, medallions of slow-cooked, wood-fired Australian black Angus strip loin and traditional roast turkey with chestnut and prune stuffing, carved table-side with all the trimmings. See the menu.
WHERE: Yifeng Galleria, 5/F, 99 Beijing Dong Lu, near Yuanmingyuan Lu,
Entrance lifts via Driveway from Yuanmingyuan Lu // 北京东路99号5楼, 近圆明园路
PRICE: 788 RMB
CONTACT: 021 53088332 // [email protected]
Chelsea & Co.
Chelsea Bistro Bar & Lounge rustles up a hearty 3 or 4-course meal featuring Wellington steak and suckling pig. Chelsea wishes you a merry Christmas with a complimentary aperitif, scallops, foie gras and a dark chocolate fudge crumble creme Chantilly for dessert. See the menu.
WHERE: 1 Yueyang Lu, near Fenyang Lu // 岳阳路1号, 近汾阳路
PRICE: 3-courses = 398 RMB (p/person) 4-courses = 428 RMB (p/person)
CONTACT: 021 60510659
The countryside bistro from the south of France, Cuivre offers an opulent classic French Christmas “Menu de Noel”. Caviar, langoustine, foie gras, truffles, Wagyu beef with a red wine reduction and a lemon tart for dessert, how much more rich and French could it be? See the menu.
WHERE: 1502 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu // 淮海中路1502号, 近乌鲁木齐路
PRICE: 688 RMB (p/person); wine pairing 400 RMB (p/person)
CONTACT: 021 64374219
The Latin-American restaurant El Bodegon offers 4 different cuts of 400g Argentine beef steak in with a delicious 3-course sharing meal. Wet your appetite with sangria followed by a smorgasbord of olives, cheeses, cold cuts and empanadas de carne, then comes the 400g Argentine steak of ribeye, strip loin, rump steak and tenderloin. See the menu.
WHERE: 4/F, 83 Changshu Lu, near Julu Lu // 常熟路83号4楼, 近巨鹿路
PRICE: 500 RMB (2-people)
CONTACT: 021 31603850
Fount serves an 9-course Asian Christmas menu featuring the best of Japanese cuisine, sashimi and sushi, and complimentary wine. From an appetiser of fresh scallops with asparagus to steak fresh off the grill, the Fount’s menu has more variety than you could dream for on Christmas Eve. See the menu.
WHERE: Surpass Court, Bldg 5, 570 Yongjia Lu, near Yueyang Lu // 永嘉路570号5号楼, 近岳阳路
PRICE: 498 RMB
CONTACT: 021 60737786
Chef Giuseppe prepares a 3, 4 and 5-course Christmas dinner at Gemma, perfect for family and friends. The seafood lunch and dinner menu begins with a lobster salad with caviar, followed by cod fish foam, ‘Cozze alla Marinara’ French mussels in a white wine sauce, gnocchi with calamari and ravioli stuffed with black ink calamari and sea bass with a saffron sauce. See the menu.
WHERE: 20 Donghu Lu, near Huaihai Zhong Lu // 东湖路20号, 近淮海中路
PRICE: 198 RMB (3-course) 248 RMB (4-course) 298 RMB (5-course)
CONTACT: 021 33565118
French bistro La Bistronomie serves up a 4-course treat for Christmas Eve, beginning with fresh Ile d’Oleron Marrenes oysters to share. Indulge in caviar on Brittany Bouillabaisse from the northwest of France, scallop with caviar or Wagyu beefsteak with a truffle sauce and finish with a homemade Christmas Santa Claus tartine to share.See the menu.
WHERE: First Floor, A3, 800 Changde Lu, near Changping Lu, Jingan district // 静安区常德路800号A3秦公馆一楼, 近昌平路
PRICE: 358 RMB (p/person)
CONTACT: 021 32553368
The Christmas Eve tasting menu at Réunion comprises a heavenly 6 courses featuring caviar, foie gras and black truffle. The restaurant welcomes you with a glass of Prosseco, and the butter poached tiger prawn, duck breast and Wagyu beef tenderloin is sure to put a smile on your face. See the menu.
WHERE: 43 Yongjia Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu // 永嘉路43号, 近陕西南路
PRICE: 498 RMB (p/person)
CONTACT: 021 54656123
On the menu, Executive Chef Barry Lee shares his learnings from master chef Jean George in New York City, combined with the most successful of recipes from their in-house cooking school, helping make JR Recipe one of Shanghai’s most exciting destinations. Lunch is based on three main cuisines: South East Asia, Italian and American, while at dinner time the concept is about exploring global foods through sharing platters and main courses so generous even those with the most voracious appetites will be able to spare the odd forkful. See the menu.
WHERE: 1/F, Bldg 2, 3 Fenyang Lu, near Yueyang Lu // 汾阳路3号2号楼1层, 近岳阳路
PRICE: Lunch = 120 RMB (2-people) Dinner = 350 RMB (2-people)
Mekong River restaurant offers classic Vietnamese flavours for a super-reasonable price this Christmas Eve. Take friends and family to share the Vietnamese experience, papaya salad, beef Pho noodle soup, the Mekong half-chicken special and much more. See the menu.
WHERE: Metro City, 4/F, 1111 Zhaojiabang Lu, near Tianyaoqiao Lu // 肇嘉浜路1111号 美罗城5楼, 近天钥桥路
PRICE: 212 RMB (2-people)
Vis-à-Vis wishes you a very merry Christmas with drinks offers on wines, champagne and Italian Prosecco. The French menu features oysters, escargot, foie gras, smoked salmon, Uruguayan steak, sea bass, confit de canard, sharing ribs platters and the classic French desserts such as the trio and creme brulee. See the menu.
WHERE: 299 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu // 复兴西路299号, 近华山路
PRICE: 298 RMB (p/person)
CONTACT: 64339437 // [email protected]
The family Christmas dinner at Must Grill offers entertainment for the kids and all the frills for mum and dad. Foie gras canapés and smoked salmon on blinis are followed by the French steak dish ‘Tournedos Rossini’, salmon fillet or duck breast with raspberry sauce, and a Yule cake tops it all off. See the menu.
WHERE: 1/F, Bldg 2, 881 Wuding Lu, near Changde Lu // 武定路881号2号楼1楼, 近常德路
PRICE: 250 RMB (p/person) 98 RMB (kids package)
Christmas just got healthier at Remedy 365, they’re serving all your old favourites for Christmas without the cause for a new year’s resolution. The centre-piece is a fig-and-orange-glazed-ham or a classic roast chicken, there’s cauliflower cheese gratin and an apple pie for dessert. See the menu.
WHERE: 12003-005, 207 Mengzi Lu, near Xietu Lu // 黄浦区蒙自路207号12003-005室， 近斜土路
PRICE: 328 RMB (p/person) 1088 RMB (table of 4)
Foodie Wine Bar
Foodie cooks up a proper Christmas dinner and sits in the perfect place for a magical after-dinner stroll down the Bund. Pan-fried scallops with Jerusalem artichokes, black truffle miso soup, slow roast turkey with foie gras and black truffle, and panna cotta feature on the Foodie Christmas menu. See the menu.
WHERE: 7 Yan’an Dong Lu, near Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu // 延安东路7号, 近中山东一路
PRICE: 298 RMB
CONTACT: 186 21902641 // 33310000
Shanghai Beer Factory
Gastropub, Shanghai Beer Factory pulls out all the stops for Christmas with a 2010 French Chateau Bire red wine for the merry price of just 698 RMB per bottle (almost half price). The menu begins at an adventurous tartare steak sashimi with chocolate and black truffle sauce, and moves on to a hearty sausage platter or supersize Dunkel pork ribs. See the menu.
WHERE: No 1 Shanghai Indoor Stadium, 1111 Caoxi Bei Lu, near Lingling Lu, Xuhui district // 徐汇区漕溪北路1111号上海体育馆11号，近零陵路
PRICE: N/A (prices listed in menu)
Flames Woodfire Kebab
Go spend this Christmas gorging on Turkish kebabs and amazing shisha (hookahs) at Flames Woodfire Kebab. Serving a spread of authentic kebabs, grilled over charcoal, Flames prides itself with being the one and only place for kebabs in Shanghai. Their meats and spreads are homemade and their breads made on the spot. See the menu.
WHERE: 99 Taixing Lu, near Wujiang lu // 泰兴路99号, 近吴江路
PRICE: 200 RMB
CONTACT: 138 18332067