Shanghai loves to brunch! We've got a list of some of the best brunches here -- but read on below for our list of the city's best fancy, schmancy hotel brunches. Try not to salivate as you scroll though these photos -- we dare you!
Times, deals and prices are subject to change, so we suggest calling ahead to reserve a table and confirm prices. Also note that most hotel brunches are available on Sundays only, and just about all of them cost a surcharge on top of the quoted price.
Every Sunday afternoon, The Cathay Room at the historic Fairmont Peace Hotel offers a full brunch with the best view of The Bund in the city. Chef Nicholas Blair brings a wide variety of brunch classics with a touch of influence from his Australia roots. RMB598 per person (non-alcoholic) or RMB798 per person (free-flow champagne, wine, beer) plus surcharge.
Indulge in the Waldorf Champagne brunch every weekend with freshly shucked oysters and premium Champagne at the legendary Long Bar and move on to a sumptuous buffet selection at Grand Brasserie, which includes foie gras and lobster. Finish with desserts created by the hotel's pastry team for a perfectly sweet ending. RMB688 per person (soft drinks only), RMB888 per person (includes free-flow Perrier Jouet Champagne, red and white wines, still & sparkling water, fresh juices, soft drinks, coffee and tea), kids brunch RMB328 per person (6-12 yrs), and kids below 6 years old dine for free.
Every Sunday, Shanghai City Bistro hosts a special Sunday Market Brunch featuring signature dishes all made fresh in front of guests. Children can enjoy hands-on pizza and cookie making at the Kids Corner. RMB368 per person.
This Sunday buffet experience at Tomorrow Square offers indulgent seafood creations in versatile styles by JW’s culinary experts, with more than 20 kinds of seafood and an endless spread of global cuisines. RMB388 per person with unlimited soft drinks, RMB558 per person with unlimited Mumm Champagne, prices are subject to 15% service charge.
Their "La Vie en Rose Sunday brunch" runs from noon to 3PM and includes caviar, foie gras, fresh seafood and more. Voted Best Hotel Brunch by our Readers' Choice Awards. RMB398 per person without champagne, RMB528 per person including unlimited flow of Moet Brut, and RMB598 per person including unlimited flow of Moet Rosé.
Every Sunday, head to Westin Bund Center for their revamped brunch with the option of free-flow Taittinger champagne. Highlights include a "make your own" cocktail bar along with various entertainment brought by featured performers each week. RMB468 without alcohol or RMB568 with free-flow champagne per adult plus surcharge. RMB250 per child (ages 4-12) plus surcharge.
Every Sunday from 11AM-3PM, The 1515 West Chophouse & Bar is presenting an entire selection of 1515 signatures with a buffet and live jazz performances. Starts at RMB788 per person. Upgrade with free-flow soft drinks, cocktails, wines, beers or Champagne. Prices are subject to 15% service charge.
On Sundays from 12 to 2:30PM, enjoy a wide selection of seafood, fresh grilled meats and international cuisines. RMB358 per person includes free flow soft drinks; RMB408 per person includes one glass of champagne; RMB458 per person includes free flow house wine; RMB488 per person includes free flow champagne; RMB508 per person includes rose champagne.
Langham Xintiandi's Sunday Champagne brunch offers a wide array of Asian and Western favorites prepared at live cooking stations. The highlights of the brunch are fresh oysters, sumptuous roast beef from Australia, suckling pig and lamb cutlets. RMB580 per person includes Bollinger Champagne or RMB240 for children aged 6-12. Prices are subject to 15% service charge.
In the Andaz Hotel, enjoy XUAN Bar's butter milk pancakes, char-grilled steak sandwich, or simply order our XUAN Brunch Plate for a full meal. Kids menus available. XUAN Brunch Plate priced at RMB88, a la carte dishes start from RMB28.
Enjoy an Italian Sunday brunch at Scena (Ritz-Carlton Pudong) where you'll enjoy a feast created by chef Daniele Milliani. Guests start with an appetizer buffet, pizzas and a choice of main course, followed by a dessert by the hotel's executive pastry chef Jean-Luc Vasseur. Free-flow deals are available for RMB150 (includes Prosecco and wine) or RMB88 (includes beer).
Head to one of Shanghai’s best French restaurants and hit up a roast carving station, a cheese trolley and a variety of appetizers while hot selections are served from the kitchen. Then, after your stomach’s been sated, toss back unlimited Moët & Chandon Champagne, red and white wine while your children–or more civilized friends–sip mocktails at the nearby Yi Café (children below 12 are not allowed at Jade on 36). Desserts are in the wine cellar. RMB688 (plus 15 percent surcharge). Reserve 3 days in advance.
Family Seafood Brunch is available at Elements Restaurant every Sunday from 19 October until 21 December 2014 from 11:30AM to 3PM. RMB348 per person. Children aged 6 to 12 are half off. Kids under 5 are free. Maximum of two children per adult couple. Reservations are recommended. All listed prices are subject to 15% surcharge.
This lavish weekend feast offers a carnival of flavours from East and West, including a raw seafood bar, wagyu carving station and homemade ice cream corner. Zest features chefs specializing in Chinese, Malaysian and Indian cuisines at live cooking stations. 11:30AM to 3PM. Price: RMB428 per person + 15% service charge.
Sundays 11AM to 3PM, start with a healthy Morning Squeeze then move on to oven roasted leg of lamb, cote de boeuf, confit duck leg and steamed fillet of sole. RMB388 per person, kids under 12 eat for free, RMB148 per person wine buffet inclusive of 7 different wines on offer. Plus, lots of kids’ activities. Subject to service charge.
On Sundays from 11:30AM to 2PM, bring the kids out and eat your way through fresh seafood, pass-around pizzas, barbecue items, freshly made pasta and more from the interactive show kitchen.
Both The MEAT and The COOK offer brunch deals -- the latest deal from the MEAT offers a semi-buffet weekend brunch offers -- you guessed it -- tons of meat dishes, appetizer and dessert buffets and free-flow of craft beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea. 11:30AM to 3PM, Saturdays and Sundays, RMB350 net for adult and RMB128 net for child between 4 to 12 years old. Children are entitled to spend time at Kerry’s Adventure Zone for two hours.
Every Sunday from 11:30AM to 3PM, feast on a spread of Asian and Western favorites. Highlights include prime Australian beef rib and fresh seafood. For the little ones, there's a kids' buffet counter where candies, chocolates and ice creams will keep them busy. RMB298 per person for free-flow non-alcoholic beverages or RMB426 with free-flow Mumm Champagne. Prices are subject to 15% service charge.
Indulge in sumptuous cuisine throughout Christmas season with traditional Christmas dishes like lobster bisque with garlic bread, turkey salad with pomelo and apple, steam oysters and more. Also offers a selection of signature Christmas desserts. RMB358 per person includes free-flow soft drink and juice, RMB418 per person includes free flow sparkling wine or house wine, local beer, and soft drink, or RMB518 per person includes free flow Champagne or house wine, local beer, and soft drink.
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