The Shed is still a relaxed laidback space for cheap, quality drinks with a healthy dose of live sports screenings, including Aussie rules football, rugby and European and Premiership football. Read more.
A cutting-edge microbrewery that looks like something from Willy Wonka’s factory, The BREW, in the new Kerry Hotel Pudong, boasts some of the best beers in town. Read more.
One of the best places to watch sports in Shanghai with screens everywhere (even under your feet on the staircase), the ability to show every major sporting event and regular happy hours. Read more.
With a huge projector screen in their leafy terrace, and multiple big TVs around the pub this Xujiahui pub is a safe bet for following your team, whatever the sport. Read more.
Service gets sloppy when the crowds pile it at this microbrewery but the rowdy atmosphere, top brews, pub grub and big screens make it one of our top bars to watch sport in the city. Read more.
This large microbrewery with lots of big screen sports, pool tables and a pub food menu (mains 60-80RMB) stands out from the Hongmei Walking Street crowd thanks to their range of quality craft beers. Read more.
It isn’t exactly the largest swimming area, but its out-of-the-way location keeps visitor numbers low and the laidback atmosphere means this is one of a few pools that doesn’t require a swimming cap. Read more.
Toothsome chunky crab parcels (part of set meal, 600RMB/person) are a favorite. The delicate tea soup (88RMB), served in a porcelain pot and poured into thimble-sized cups is also impressive. Read more.
Our favourite is their popular peach milk tea (14RMB) which goes down like a juicy ripe fruit, ideal for summer. Read more.
The mapo doufu (7RMB) is the best. Wobbly tofu cubes are bathed in glowing crimson of chilli, fermented beans, a bit of ground meat, a sprinkling of scallion and Sichuan peppercorns. Read more.
The beef pie with goose liver is a gourmet meat loaf slathered in foie gras. It’s rich but creative. Don’t leave without trying the creamy tiramisu (25RMB), one of the best and best value in town. Read more.
The specials board is where we find our favorite dish. Easily missed, the goat cheese tortellini (78RMB) is simply sumptuous. The portions are reasonable but it’s worth indulging in a side too. Read more.
This park is rarely crowded. It’s more of a place for kids to splash around but it’s a great place for a quiet dip and the park ground make a pleasant environment to swim in. Read more.
This hotel seems to fly under the radar making it ideal to swim without being disturbed. The entrance is 120RMB but that includes the facilities which are of high standard. Swimming caps are a must. Read more.
At 60RMB this is one of the cheapest non-sports centre outdoor swimming pools. There isn’t really a place to change except toilets, but it is clean and well maintained. You can purchase swimming caps. Read more.
The Lost in Thailand cocktail (70RMB), a mix of spiced rum, fino sherry, mango, lemongrass and chilli tincture that comes with a shell-on shrimp tucked in and dusted with chilli spice is a showstopper Read more.
If you need a more modest price, the John Dory (278RMB) is perfect. If you’re vegetarian, request just this mushroom and pea concoction on its own and sop it up with the sourdough bread. Read more.
The pork knuckle (188RMB) is some of the most incredible crackling skin we’ve tasted, while the pork inside is succulent and soft and pairs great with the gravy, homemade sauerkraut and potato salad. Read more.
The iced coffee (55RMB) may seem a bit pricey but is top quality. The iced press is a melting ice-block that drips onto coffee grounds for eight hours. Cookies come free with coffee before 12:30pm. Read more.
Our favourite course is the chef’s own secret eat, the truffle burnt soup bread. Guests sit surrounded by a 360-degree video projection of a forest and the scent of cigar smoke as they enjoy the dish. Read more.
Serving the finest ingredients we’ve seen on an unlimited Japanese menu, Wan Dao impressed us with their botan shrimp (350RMB) – in fact, the sweet-fleshed variety is one of the best we’ve eaten. Read more.
The cuisine is studied and meticulous - in particular, the farm-raised piglet (238RMB) has a juicy, chewy centre which is enriched by its bed of creamy polenta and the accompanying roasted mushrooms. Read more.
Y2C2’s attention-grabbing presentation of a whole turbot (198RMB) is half-sautéed and half deep-fried dish. Look out for the little porcelain fisherman who comes perched on the plate. Read more.
Mercato’s lobster ravioli (178RMB) are six perfect little packages handmade every day, bursting with a luscious mix of homemade ricotta, mozzarella, Canadian lobster and locally sourced shrimp. Read more.