Shanghai loves to brunch. The city has endless options to fulfill your weekend needs from free-flow deals to the best French toasts. Then you have restaurants in Shanghai with great outdoor seating and enough Bloody Marys to last you for months. Now here we give you some the best hotel brunches in Shanghai, a la buffet. Note, times deals and prices are subject to change, so we suggest calling ahead to reserve a table and confirm prices.
Address: 2/F, Grand Tower, Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, 33 Fucheng Lu (near Mingshang Lu) 富城路33号浦东香格里拉大酒店紫金楼2层 (近名商路)
Yi Café at the Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai has one of the best hotel buffets in Shanghai. What sets them apart from others around town is that they have a brigade of chefs that man 13 cooking stations, representing their cuisines to include Germany, France, China, Japan, Korea, Middle East, India, Thailand, New Zealand, Malaysia and Peru. If that wasn’t enough, they’re expanding their Sunday brunch to include tempura, sushi made à la minute and fresh sashimi at Nadaman, the hotel’s Japanese restaurant on the same floor. There will also be a live band performance in Yi Café and a supervised kids’ center. The brunch is RMB488 with unlimited soft drinks and iced-tea, or RMB588 with free-flow house champagne and cocktails. Prices subject to 10% service charge and 6% VAT. Available Sundays only.
Address: G/F, 333 Shenhong Lu (near Suhong Lu) 申虹路333号G层 (近苏虹路)
C Market at Cordis, Shanghai, Hongqiao has a weekend brunch buffet featuring eight show kitchens set in a lively space. The stations offer a wide range of cuisines as well as fresh seafood, Australian Angus, American Wagyu, Indian food, Chinese food and more. The brunch is RMB198 per person, including coffee and tea, RMB258 for soft drinks, chilled juices and beer, RMB298 inclusive of wine. Children below three years old dine for free, kids ages 3-12 are half-price, RMB99. All prices are subject to 16.6% service charge. Available Saturday and Sunday.
Address: 99 Madang Lu (near Taicang Lu) 马当路99号 (近太仓路)
Cachet Lobby Lounge at the Langham Xintiandi does a weekend brunch, offering a sumptuous spread of international fare and live cooking stations, featuring lobster, fresh oysters, Alaskan king crab legs, fresh sashimi, iberico ham, suckling pig, an egg station for a la minute orders and desserts. The family-friendly brunch also has a kids' zone and a buffet section specially designed for children. They also have cookie making activities for the kids. The brunch is RMB348 per person, add RMB100 for free-flow juices, soft drinks, coffee and tea. Children aged 6-11 years old are half price and children five and under dine for free. Prices subject to 10% service charge and 6% VAT. Available Saturday and Sunday.
Address: 1/F, Waldorf Astoria Tower, 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (near Guangdong Lu) 中山东一路2号华尔道夫酒店一楼 (近广东路)
Grand Brasserie is having a Sunday brunch buffet for the summer, serving up a spread of premium offerings. The brunch includes access to a seafood bar with fresh scallops and other premium shellfish. Diners will also be able to order a la carte from the Chef's Specialties menu. The brunch is RMB548 per person, add RMB248 for champagne and wine. Kids ages 6-12 years old are RMB258. There will also be a live jazz performance. Prices subject to 15% service charge. Available Sundays only.
Address: 9/F, Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nanjing Dong Lu (near Nanjing Dong Lu) 南京东路20号, 和平饭店9楼 (近中山东一路)
The Sunday Brunch at The Cathay Room is the perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon. The buffet brunch features an abundance of fresh seafood, including lobster, Alaskan King Crab, French Oysters and fresh cuts of sashimi. Other signatures include foie gras, charcuterie, European cheeses, fresh salads, cold appetizers and classic Chinese cuisine. Brunch is RMB798 per person, including free-flow Laurent-Perrier Brut, imported red and white wines, beer and soft drinks, RMB598 without alcohol.
Address: 1388 Huamu Lu (near Fangdian Lu) 花木路1388号 (近芳甸路)
The COOK at the Kerry Hotel Pudong does a buffet every day for lunch and dinner with offerings from their 13 live cooking stations. The buffet is RMB238 per person for lunch from Monday to Friday, and is RMB268 on Saturday and Sunday, RMB134 for kids. Dinner is RMB298 per person. The buffet is also inclusive of free-flow soft drinks and iced tea. Lunch hours are from 11:30am-2:30pm, dinner from 5:30pm-9:30pm. They also have themed sections of the buffet, previously serving up dishes made with Yunnan mushrooms and others. Prices subject to 10% service charge and prevailing government taxes. Available Saturdays and Sundays, and really, any day of the week.
Address: 1/F, The Westin Bund Center Shanghai, 88 Henan Zhong Lu (near Guangdong Lu) 河南中路88号 上海威斯汀大饭店1楼 (近广东路)
Sunday Brunch at The Stage, Westin Bund Center is a legendary affair that adds stellar performances to the international buffet. Of all the hotel restaurants in Shanghai, this one is possibly the most impressive. The buffet includes a continental spread from fresh seafood, Asian and Western dishes, carvery and even a DIY cocktail bar. The Stage also does themed weeks, highlighting cuisine from a certain country or region. It’s the most entertaining brunches in Shanghai with acrobatic performers, clowns, a 14-piece string orchestra with soprano and alto singers with rotating culinary themes, too. There’s a fully-supervised Kid’s Corner, too. The brunch is RMB578 per person with free-flow non-alcoholic beverages, RMB688 with free-flow champagne, RMB308 for children five years old and up and free for kids four years old and under. Available Sundays only.
Address: 30/F, West Tower, Hyatt on the Bund, 199 Huangpu Lu (near Wuchang Lu) 黄浦路199号外滩茂悦大酒店西楼30层 (近武昌路)
VUE at Hyatt on the Bund does a semi-buffet brunch. Appetizers and desserts are served buffet-style, offering a spread of cold cuts like table-side sliced Joselito ham, freshly-shucked oysters and Boston lobster. The brunch is also inclusive of a VUE Caviar Egg, a poached egg served Benedict-style on a muffin with caviar. All soups and main courses are served a la carte, including lobster bisque and champagne risotto with black truffles. The brunch is RMB688 plus 15% service charge per person and includes free-flow Perrier Jouёt champagne. Available Sundays only.
Address: 1525 Dingxi Lu (near Changning Lu) 定西路1525号 (近长宁路)
Pentalounge has the best bargain brunch Shanghai has ever known. Order up mains from full English breakfast plates, burgers, hot dogs, BLTs, Benedicts, steak and eggs and more, plus a buffet spread of cold cuts, cheeses, yogurt, fresh fruit, juices and baked goods for RMB108 on Saturdays, RMB148 on Sundays. Booze? Add on RMB50 for free-flow beer, house wine and soft drinks. Drink an unlimited supply of Bloody Marys—customize your own at the drink station, stocked with basil, celery, cucumber, lime, lemon, Tabasco, pepper, tomato juice and, of course, vodka. Available Saturdays and Sundays.
Address: 111 Pudong Nan Lu (near Yincheng Lu) 浦东南路111号 (近银城路)
The Mandarin Oriental's Fifty 8° Grill has a glorious Sunday that caters to the carnivore in us. The Carnivore's Club is an all-afternoon affair; the two-course menu for RMB268 or RMB348 for an appetizer, a dessert and unlimited made-to-order mains. Obviously, go for the latter. The appetizers are made-to-order, featuring seasonal dishes of beef tartare with Yunnan truffle, scrambled or poached eggs and more. For mains, it's an unlimited carvery of premium meats made-to-order, including dry-aged char-grilled Jack's Creek Cote de Boeuf, roasted chicken, salmon and suckling pig. All prices are subject to 15% service charge. Available Sundays only.
Address: 4/F, Jing'an Shangri-La, 1218 Yan'an Zhong Lu (near Tong’ren Lu) 延安中路1218号4楼 (近铜仁路)
While it may not be a buffet, 1515 West Chophouse & Bar at the Jing’an Shangri-La has a Sunday brunch loaded with all-you-can-eat options. For RMB398, you get free-flow appetizers, hand-sliced charcuterie and cheese, plus three main courses and one cocktail. Add RMB188 per person for free-flow smoked salmon and oysters and RMB200 for free-flow champagne. Prices subject to 10% service charge and 6% VAT. Available Sundays only.
Address: 1008 Beijing Xi Lu (near Jiangning Lu) 北京西路1008号 (近江宁路)
All-day dining venue Social at the St. Regis does a Sunday brunch buffet. The spread includes freshly shucked oysters, a plethora of fresh seafood options from Boston lobster to tiger prawns, live stations for sushi and sashimi from their Japanese restaurant Seki-Tei to roasts like Australian Wagyu beef and lamb chops, Cantonese dim sum and barbecued meats from Yan Ting Chinese Restaurant, and a wide range of desserts. The brunch is RMB398 per person, which includes free-flow chilled juices, draft beer and soft drinks. Add RMB100 for free-flow of red and white wine and Chandon. Add RMB458 for a bottle of G.H Mumm Rosé or Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne. Children between the ages of 6-11 are half price and children under six dine for free. Available Sundays only.
Address: 21/F, Wanda Reign on the Bund, 538 Zongshan Dong Er Lu (near Fuyou Lu) 中山东二路538号上海万达瑞华酒店21楼 (近福佑路)
Glitzy French restaurant Ruiku at Wanda Reign on the Bund serves a premium Sunday brunch with a buffet spread that includes both French and Shanghainese cuisine. Offerings include fine de clair oysters, caviar, charcuterie and foie gras pate, eggy dishes, mains of duck confit, wagyu beef, grilled Boston lobster, baked razor clams, mussels, red snapper, xiaolongbao and more. The brunch is RMB588 per person without drinks, RMB718 including free-flow wines, RMB888 for free-flow champagne. Free for kids under 12. Prices subject to 10% service charge. Only available Sundays.
Address: 38/F, 399 Nanjing Xi Lu (near Huangpi Bei Lu) 南京西路399号38楼 (近黄陂北路)
JW Marriott Tomorrow Square's Marriott Cafe serves a Sunday brunch buffet with a wide range of Asian and Western options from sashimi, fresh seafood, Chinese stir-fry, desserts and more. They also have an Indian station stocked with fresh curries and naan, as well as a carvery for roasts and grilled fish. The brunch is RMB388 per person, add RMB170 for free-flow champagne. Available Sundays only.
Address: 52/F, The Ritz Carlton Hotel, 8 Century Avenue (near Lujiazui Huan Lu) 世纪大道8号丽思卡尔顿酒店52楼 (近陆家嘴环路)
Scena Italian Restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Pudong has a football-themed brunch to go along with their spread of Italian food. They'll be serving up a buffet of starters and desserts and one main course for RMB398 per person. Add on RMB88 for free-flow mocktails, beer, juices, soft drinks, coffee or tea. Prices subject to 15% service charge. Available Sundays only.
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