13 Aug 2018
Shanghai’s culinary scene boasts a successful fusion of tradition and modernity. World-renown Cantonese favourites and French dishes are found in abundance, making this city a top spot for fine dining. Here are a few of the best restaurants:
Launched by Chef Paul Pairet in May 2012, Ultraviolet promises a dining experience like no other. Once collected from a meeting point, you will be led to a windowless room consisting of one single table for 10 guests, where you will be greeted with multi-sensory technology to complement the incredible cuisine. Images are projected on walls, music plays and scents fill the air; transporting you into a world of its own. All this is enjoyed with a 20-course meal of food just as fascinating.
Mr & Mrs Bund
Some would argue that this restaurant is not only among the best in Shanghai, but also in the world. In fact, it did make it to San Pellegrino’s the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list in 2013. Also one of Paul Pairet’s works, this modern restaurant offers classic French bistro cuisine with a twist. One of the dishes includes steamed lobster served in a glass jar with citrus, lemongrass and vanilla – Talk about taking fine dining to a whole new level! Located in the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China building, one of the best features of this restaurant is the outstanding view of the Pudong.
T’ang Court is Shanghai’s only three Michelin starred restaurant, so dining here is a must. Executive Chef Justin Tang spoils diners with scrumptious culinary options and some of the finest ingredients, resulting in extraordinary Cantonese cuisine. Favoured local specialties include roasted suckling pig. The interiors are also impressive, consisting of a modern yet lavish setup.
An innovative twist of traditional Chinese cuisine is part of what makes this eatery so renown. The luxurious décor is just as impressive, however – consisting of Art Deco style inspired by 1930s Shanghai. Additionally, this restaurant has professional tea sommeliers to help you choose from their selection of teas.