If you’re planning a trip to Shanghai or staying for a while longer due to a work assignment, you’ll want to try out some of the city’s many restaurants during your stay.
Shanghai is really starting to come into its own when it comes to the best and most experimental of culinary experiences the world has to offer, with many up and coming chefs and foodie talents flocking to the city to offer something just a little bit different.
In order to get a better idea of what you’ll need to budget for these unique dining experiences, we’ll be detailing a few of our favourite dining hotspots and also give you a few tips on how to reduce your spending so you can try out as many amazing restaurants as you can during your stay in Shanghai.
HIYA – Huangpu District
With a sleek, contemporary restaurant design located on the 27th floor with amazing skyline views of Shanghai, HIYA is headed by Michelin starred chef and restauranteur Jason Atherton.
With a unique fusion menu that expertly combines Western cuisine with delicate Japanese flavours and delicacies, a meal at this five-star venue can cost anywhere from £50 (419 RMB) to £120 (1006 RMB) per head.
To help you cut the costs of this exquisite dining experience that’s perfect for celebrations and important business meetings, those who purchase a Hungry in Shanghai Guidebook can enjoy two complimentary house cocktails when ordering two main meals, meaning that you can enjoy a deliciously refreshing drink to complement your delectable dinner.
Green & Safe – Xintiadi District
Focusing on healthy, locally sourced and totally organic produce to create a tempting menu that’s ideal for lunch or a group dinner, Green & Safe originally started life as a speciality grocer before branching out to fulfil the growing demand for wholesome, honest and tasty food.
A light lunch with a fresh juice or smoothie for two costs around £40 (330 RMB), but with a Hungry in Shanghai guidebook, you can enjoy 10% off the total bill for up to two people meaning that you can afford to treat yourself to a tasty dessert too.
Bird Wine Bar & Kitchen – Xuhui District
A small and intimate dining experience that should be shared with someone special, Bird seats just 20 diners at any one time making it the perfect spot for a romantic dinner.
With an ex-surgeon chef and a friendly team of servers who are more than happy to stop at your table for a chat, enjoy some of the world-pan menu favourites at this popular Shanghai foodie spot.
If you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth, anyone ordering a main course with also receive a complimentary dessert during their visit if they have a Hungry in Shanghai unique QR code to hand, so it’s well worth the 350 RMB retail price if your serious about checking out some of the best culinary delights that the city has to offer during your stay.