Some say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but when it comes to the weekend, brunch is all we’ve got time for. Treat yourselves to a slap-up, boozy brunch and enjoy your two days of bliss on Saturday and Sunday. Here’s our list of 12 great places to chill out and hangout for weekend brunches in Shanghai.
A great weekend starts with a decadent seafood-themed brunch. You will be spoilt for choice at Jing An Shangri-La’s Café Liang, which serves a wide variety of popular Asian and Western dishes, including of course, your favourite seafood spread, from just ￥288++ per adult and ￥144++ per child. Children below five dine free. The brunch is on every Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 2.30pm. [Book on Wechat]
Level 1, Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai, 1218 Middle Yan’an Road // 上海静安香格里拉大酒店一楼 上海市延安中路1218号 南京西路静安嘉里中心
JStone Italian Kitchen & Bar
Bask in the sun with a view of trees and the scent of herbs growing on the balcony-terrace. The weekend brunch menu gives you more than 20 different main dishes to choose from and their two-course Italian weekend brunch starts from a very affordable ¥78 including drinks.
Xiangyang Fang, Floor 2, 100 North Xiangyang Road, near Xinle Road // 襄阳北路100号襄阳坊2楼, 近新乐路
Epices & Foie Gras
Style your own brunch at Epices – “classic” with Parma ham, benedict eggs and sea bass – “comfort” with the amazing pan-seared foie gras and black truffle scrambled eggs, plus the bavette flank steak. Enjoy the brunch set, dining on the terrace or the bright and airy second floor, with three courses and a fresh fruit juice for just ¥218.
Room 5, Bldg A1, 309 Hankou Road, near Shandong Road // 汉口路309号A1号楼5室, 近山东路
Isola Italian Bar & Grill
All weekend from 11.30am to 3pm, Isola lays out an antipasti buffet with salad bar, cold cuts, cheeses, soup of the day, warm salads, eggs, bread selections, seafood, tea, coffee and more. Enjoy the brunch buffet for just ¥198, or for ¥228 get the brunch set with a main course. For the little ones, there’s a play area with babysitters and the kids menu is just ¥118 including buffet and a main course.
IFC Mall, 8 Century Avenue, near Dongtai Road // 世纪大道8号上海国际金融中心, 近东泰路
Ginger by the Park
Ginger by the Park has a new brunch menu with a modern Asian style on the weekends. The menu features brunch favorites inspired by the Asian palate, street food culture and tweaked to appeal to the international appetite. Egg Benedict on Yaki Onigiri with Miso Sauce, Green Curry Chicken Jianbing and Ochatsuke, Rice with Red Snapper, Wakame and Genmai Cha are must-try new items. In addition, the Brunch set menu (148 rmb/ per person) includes a starter tasting platter and a choice of main courses.
91 Xingguo Road, near Hunan Road // 兴国路91号, 近湖南路
Enjoy the view of Xujiahui Park from the roof terrace or the window at Avenue, with a 3-course brunch set for ¥138. Avocado scrambled eggs, an appetizer of Iberico ham with melon, Spanish tortilla, gazpacho and salmon croquets, followed by plenty of mains, whether you’re a vegetarian, seafood-lover or ravenous carnivore.
West 844 Hengshan Road, near Tianping Road // 衡山路844号西, 近天平路
All weekend from 11.30am to 3pm at three locations around Shanghai, enjoy Le Bordelais’ brunch set featuring French breads, Le Cannelé de Bordeaux, a daily soup, cold platters, hot platters, dessert and drinks — all for just ¥168. Their DJ Brunch events at Le Bordelais on the Bund and Jiashan Road are great if you’re looking for something more upbeat.
BUND: 99 East Beijing Road, near East Zhongshan 1 Road // 北京东路99号益丰外滩源, 近中山东一路
JINGAN: 550 Wuding Road, near North Shanxi Road // 武定路550号, 近陕西北路
XUHUI: 301 Jiashan Road, near Jianguo Road // 嘉善路301号, 近建国路
Le Café des Stagiaires
Choose from two brunch sets at Le Café des Stagiaires, the French or the American, both just ¥95, available from 12pm to 4pm. The French comes with all the continental favorites like baguettes, croissants, pain au chocolat, eggs, ham and tomato provencal. The American is Stagiaires answer to a full English, with toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, beans and sauted potatoes. Both come with tea or coffee.
386 Dagu Lu, near Shimen Lu // 大沽路386号, 近石门路
This Spanish restaurant offers a sexy selection of their famed “Pintxos”, which are hefty assortments of various ingredients on top on thick slices of bread. For brunch they’re even sexier with more than 9 new Pintxo selections including scrambled egg and bacon, as well as sunny side egg and Morcon Spanish ham. Drinks on special include bottles of Cava from ¥148 and pitchers of sangria for ¥98.
JINGAN: 426 Dagu Road, near Shimen 1 Road // 大沽路426号, 近石门一路
COOL DOCKS: 18 Maojiayuan Road, Warehouse 1, near Waima Road // 毛家园路18号老码头1号库, 近外马路
Azul Tapas & Lounge
Every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday, the award-winning tapas brunch is a must-try at Azul. Choose from starters, mains and desserts, two courses for ¥158 or three courses for ¥178. See the menu.
Ferguson Lane, Floor 8, 378 Wukang Road, near Tai’an Road // 武康路378号8楼, 近泰安路
U Gastronomy & Lounge
Dine alfresco on the terrace at U Gastronomy, call for a reservation on the exclusive sunken table by the bar, or alternatively enjoy the sunshine from the comfort of the conservatory. Brunch is on the cards from 11am to 2pm, for an average spend of ¥150 per person, or you might want to try the steak sandwich for just ¥55.
368 Wukang Road, near Taian Road // 武康路368号, 近泰安路
Mr & Mrs Bund
The fab, fun and French Mr & Mrs Bund offers a wild range of dishes for brunch, covering breakfast elements in Paul Pairet mode, and popular dishes handpicked from the a la carte menu to suit the weekend daylight. Omelet or oyster, fries or caviar, croque madame or Wagyu ribeye, French press or bloody mary – simple or ‘luxe, or all! See the menu.
Floor 6, 18 East Zhongshan 1 Road // 中山东一路18号外滩18号 6楼