Give yourself a treat and end the year in style at Shanghai’s top restaurants. To help make your last dinner of 2015 a memorable experience, we’ve rounded up some of the best dinner deals from the city’s best tables. 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.
Mr & Mrs Bund
Head to Mr & Mrs Bund for festive, fun dining in style with the family and friends. Four festive set menus, “Frenchy”, “PP Festive”, “I Love Truffles” and “Splurge” indulge you all the way through New Year’s Eve into 2016. See the NYE drinks menu, the brunch menu and the festive menu.
PRICE: See the menus.
WHERE: Bund 18, 6/F, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu // 中山东一路18号6楼, 近南京东路
Celebrate the new year at M1NT with a 6-course champagne menu of oysters, tuna steak with artichokes and slow-cooked beef short ribs. Top it off with a chocolate mud cake and open another bottle of champagne to celebrate 2016.
PRICE: 1288 RMB/person (+10% service) incl. a glass of champagne
WHERE: 24/F, 318 Fuzhou Lu, near Shandong Zhong Lu // 福州路318号24楼, 近山东路
Barbarossa serves up seared scallops, truffled parmentier and a roasted suckling pig for New Year’s Eve. Take advantage of the Christmas wine promotions still available and satisfy your senses with the white chocolate parfait for dessert. See the menu.
PRICE: 298 RMB/person
WHERE: Inside People’s Park, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu (Entrance between Starbucks and Shanghai Art Museum) // 南京西路231号, 人民公园内 近黄陂南路
The Bull & Claw
If great seafood is what you’re after, check out The Bull & Claw’s crispy oysters, grilled scallops and lobster surf & turf and caramel Panna Cotta or homemade chocolate truffles for dessert. Add on free-flow drinks all night for 350 RMB. See the menu.
PRICE: 550 RMB/person (+350 RMB free flow drinks) // 450 RMB (free flow drinks only)
WHERE: 466 Xikang Lu, near Kangding Lu // 西康路466号, 近康定路
Spanish restaurant Bocado offers a rustic 5-course meal beginning with an amuse bouche of button mushroom stuffed with Iberian chorizo. For the main, choose between a simple pan-fried Australian beef steak with sautéed vegetables and garlic mash or the tuna and half Boston lobster. See the menu.
PRICE: 398 RMB/person incl. Bocado’s classic red sangria, wine or a non-alcoholic Hot Baby Orange
WHERE: 2/F, 47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu // 永福路47号2楼, 近复兴西路
Chef-patron Enzo Carbone has created a 5-course menu with 8 dishes to choose from at Capo, including grilled half Boston lobster and medallions of Australian beef tenderloin. Enjoy a flute of Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label as a New Year’s Eve welcome. See the menu.
PRICE: 988 RMB/person (service included)
CONTACT: 5308 8332
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
Get together with all your Shanghai besties at Cotton’s for a New Year’s Eve dinner party. Cotton’s whips up a 10-person banquet with a whole roast chicken, ribs, steak, appetisers, sides and dessert. See the menu.
PRICE: 280 RMB/person (10 per table min.)
WHERE: 132 Anting Lu, near Jianguo Xi Lu // 安亭路132号, 近建国西路
Estado Puro rustles up a 4-course modern Spanish meal of tapas, sea bass, lamb racks and steak. Book a table in advance and receive a complimentary glass of Cava. Also check out the special selection of wines on promotion just for New Year’s Eve. See the menu.
PRICE: 398 RMB/person
WHERE: Unit 3, 1/F, Bldg 22, North Plaza, 181 Taicang Lu, near Huangpi Nan Lu // 太仓路181弄新天地北里22号楼1层03单元, 近黄陂南路
Start your evening with a complimentary Husk martini – infused bay leaf gin with cucumber, green apple and lime juice and a touch of elderflower syrup – and order a bottle champagne on special offer for New Year’s Eve. Then, enjoy a 5-course dinner with an avocado and tiger prawn starter, the Husk beef carpaccio and a main of either Boston lobster, lamb loin, Beef Wellington or Angus rib-eye steak. See the menu.
PRICE: 688 RMB/person
CONTACT: 6243-0832 // 6245-9137
WHERE: 218 Fengxian Lu, near Nanhui Lu // 奉贤路218号, 近南汇路
Pistolera touts a truly authentic Mexican experience this New Year’s Eve with executive Fernando Burch’s limited edition 4-course menu. Book a table at one of four Pistolera branches on Hengshan Road, in Jinqiao, Hongqiao or at Shanghai Exhibition Centre, all partying into 2016. See the menu.
PRICE: 188 RMB/person incl. selected sparkling wine
CONTACT: 5461-0619 (Hengshan)
WHERE: The New Hengshan Cinema No.838-2 Hengshan Road // 衡山路838-2号
CONTACT: 5030-4228 (Jinqiao)
WHERE: Jinqiao 855 Biyun Lu // 浦东金桥碧云路855号
CONTACT: 6221-6137 (Hongqiao)
WHERE: Hongqiao No.3308-8 Hongm ei Lu // 虹梅路3338号虹梅路休闲街8号
CONTACT: 6191-8293 (Shanghai Exhibition Centre)
WHERE: No. 88L115-L215.Tongren Lu // 铜仁路88号L115-L215
To kick-off your New Year’s Eve, JR Recipe offers a sharing menu with a main-course of either grilled lamb ribs with a Uruguayan steak platter, or five-spice roasted lamb with a Uruguayan ribeye steak. Executive Chef Barry Lee wows us with his East Asian, Italian and American cuisine, having studied with master chef Jean George in New York City. See the menu.
PRICE: 498 RMB/2 people
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
Begin with a glass of Prosecco and feast your eyes on the 6-course dinner at Réunion. It features roasted oysters, grilled abalone, squid ink pasta with tempura, pan-fried sea bream with artichoke, Wagyu sirloin steak and Hawthorn cheese cake to finish. See the menu.
PRICE: 598 RMB inlc. a glass of Prosecco
WHERE: 43 Yongjia Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu // 永嘉路43号, 近陕西南路
Pistacchio lays out a variety of festive sharing dishes to eat in or take away. Choose between a whole stuffed Mediterranean snapper, salt-crusted sea bass, 6-hour slow roasted lamb shoulder and black Angus King ribeye steak. Also, whole suckling pig and turkey with all the trimmings are available for preorder 3 days in advance.
PRICE: Sea bass 340 RMB (2 – 6 people) // Snapper 508 RMB (5 – 10 people) // Lamb shoulder 698 RMB (5 – 10 people) // King ribeye 778 RMB (5 – 10 people)
WHERE: 1/F, 378 Wukang Lu, near Tai’an Lu // 武康路378号1楼, 近泰安路
Shanghai Beer Factory
Shanghai Beer Factory, the gastropub located at the Shanghai Indoor Stadium, pulls out all the stops 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.
PRICE: 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
Vis a Vis
Ring in the new year with wines, champagne and Italian prosecco at Vis-à-Vis. 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.
PRICE: 298 RMB/person
CONTACT: 6433-9437 // [email protected]
WHERE: 299 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Huashan Lu // 复兴西路299号, 近华山路
Great music, delicious tapas and warm hospitality — what more could one ask for? Share 12 tapas dishes with friends and family, and go wild with open bar until late for an extra 150 RMB.
PRICE: 300 RMB (sharing tapas) 450 RMB incl. open bar until late
WHERE: Ferguson Lane, 8/F, 378 Wukang Lu, near Tai’an Lu // 武康路378号8楼, 近泰安路