1. Dining Room (大堂茶阁)

世纪大道100号 | No. 100, Century Ave. (上海环球金融中心87楼 | 87F Shanghai World Financial Center), Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai
Breakfast Spot · Lùjiāzuǐ · 3 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: Lobster brunch here manages to combine a seemingly infinite array of exquisite dishes and a killer 87th floor view. The cook-to-order menu includes free flow of appetisers and a choice of main dishes. Read more.

2. James Cohan Gallery

No1, 170 YueYang Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
Art Gallery · Xúhuì · 3 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: Exhibitions usually feature big name international artists, including Alex Katz, Richard Long and Louise Bourgeois. They simultaneously scout for new local talents. Admission is free. Read more.

3. The Camel Bar Pudong

6.7
Shanghai, Shanghai
Sports Bar · Wéifang · 21 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: 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.

Yucca is one of Time Out Shanghai’s Tips.

4. Yucca

6.1
Sinan Mansion Block 26F, 523 Fuxing Road, Shanghai, Shanghai
Cocktail Bar · Xīntiāndì · 15 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: Drinks here are Mexican-inspired, meaning plenty of rum and tequila is on show. Try the delicious Nutty Colada (68RMB), an Amaretto-based twist on a classic pina colada. Read more.

5. Piro

6.0
89 Changshu Rd (Julu Rd), Shanghai, Shanghai
American Restaurant · Jìngān · 54 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: This friendly American-style restaurant does a decent burger. Try the top-value Classic Hamburger (48RMB), filled with cheese, crisp, lettuce, tomatoes and Piro’s ‘secret sauce’. Read more.

6. The Shed

7.4
698 Shaanxi Bei Lu (near Kangding Lu), Shanghai, Shanghai
Bar · Jìngān · 33 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: 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.

7. 利苑 | Lei Garden

6.5
世纪大道8号国金中心商场3楼 (IFC), Shanghai, Shanghai
Cantonese Restaurant · Lùjiāzuǐ · 10 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: From succulent shaomai to chewy, perfectly textured shrimp changfen & superb daily soups, this is some of the finest dim sum in the city. Try our favourite corn-filled dumplings (available weekends). Read more.

New York Style Steak & Burger is one of Time Out Shanghai’s Tips.

8. New York Style Steak & Burger

6.6
Tianzifang, No. 22, Lane 155 Jianguo West Rd | 田子坊,建国西中路155弄22号 (Ruijin No. 2 Rd | 近瑞金二路), Xinzhuang, Shanghai
Steakhouse · Xīntiāndì · 61 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: The Big Boy (48RMB) is a definite winner here. A large, rich and smoky burger, it is perfectly cooked to order, comes in a crisp bun and is balanced on a thick, oozy slice of cheddar cheese. Read more.

How Lounge is one of Time Out Shanghai’s Tips.

9. How Lounge

#71 Hua Ting Rd., No.4 (Middle Huai Hai Rd), Shanghai, Shanghai
Café · Xúhuì · 4 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: While the only wines sold by the glass are two varieties of Jacob’s Creek (both 55RMB), the secluded and serene nature of the outdoor terrace makes up for the drinks list’s shortcomings. Read more.

10. Colabo

5.4
156 Fengyang Rd. (at Taojiang Rd.), Shanghai, Shanghai
Italian Restaurant · Xúhuì · 10 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: The pizzas here don’t quite justify the price. The margherita (100RMB) is authentic-looking, with basil leaves, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella on thin crust, but gets a little runny toward the middle. Read more.

11. Shanghai Brewery

7.3
18 Dongping Rd (Hengshan Rd), Shanghai, Shanghai
Brewery · Xúhuì · 126 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: 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.

12. Le Restaurant École Institut Paul Bocuse

8.0
保屯路379号法国罗阿大区展馆4楼 (近中山南路), Huangpu, Shanghai
French Restaurant · Huángpǔ · 19 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: Brunch here is served under the direction of Federico Duarte, star graduate of the famous Lyon chef’s French school. Servings are indulgent, but a final taste of the passionfruit cheesecake is a must. Read more.

Casanova is one of Time Out Shanghai’s Tips.

13. Casanova

6.3
巨鹿路913号 | 913 Julu Rd. (近常熟路 | near Changshu Rd.), Shanghai, Shanghai
Italian Restaurant · Jìngān · 11 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: Despite a stellar reputation, we don’t think this pizza is among the very best. The margherita (88RMB) is tasty, but has an uneven cheese to tomato sauce ratio (too much cheese) and excessive crust. Read more.

14. The Brew

8.1
1/F, Kerry Parkside, 1388 Huamu Rd, Shanghai, Shanghai
Hotel Bar · Pǔdōng · 43 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: 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.

15. Alla Torre Pizzeria

6.1
Grand Gateway, Hongqiao Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, Shanghai
Pizza Place · Shànghǎi jiāotōng dàxué · 22 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: The thin-crust margherita (68RMB) is perfectly baked, but even better is the diavola (68RMB), topped with pepperoni, oregano and drops of chilli oil for a lightly spicy kick. Read more.

16. Le Creme Milano

8.2
陕西南路434号 (近永嘉路), Shanghai, Shanghai
Ice Cream Shop · Xīntiāndì · 13 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: Italian-managed shop that's a stand-out for quality Italian gelato. The blueberry yoghurt ice cream (25RMB) is stellar. Read more.

17. Dairy Queen | DQ 冰雪皇后

吴江路169号四季坊1楼 (泰兴路口), Shanghai, Shanghai
Ice Cream Shop · Jìngān · 4 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: Known for their sundaes and trademark Blizzard mixes, DQ’s straight-up ice cream cone (15RMB) is a bit lacking. The soft serve is pretty standard, but with only a handful of toppings. Read more.

18. XTD elevated

7.1
5/F, The Langham Xintiandi, 99 Madang Rd. (at Xing'an Rd.), Shanghai, Shanghai
Lounge · Xīntiāndì · 7 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: The use of fresh fruit and herbs such as mint and basil, grown onsite, sets the menu apart here. Try the the ‘Madang’ (80RMB) featuring Cointreau, Campari, gin and grapefruit juice. Read more.

19. Shanghai Brewery

7.3
18 Dongping Rd (Hengshan Rd), Shanghai, Shanghai
Brewery · Xúhuì · 126 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: Screening most big games for the World Cup

20. Let's Noodle

1127 Changle Road (Huashan Road), Shanghai, Shanghai
Chinese Restaurant · Jìngān · 9 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: The oysters with black bean sauce on an iron skillet at this Taiwanese joint is almost chocolate-y. Every spoon from the sizzling skillet contains a fat oyster that literally melts in your mouth. Read more.

21. 麻辣诱惑 Spice Spirit

6.6
Suite 7211, Cloud Nine, 1018 Changning Rd, Shanghai, Shanghai
Chinese Restaurant · Zhǎngníng · 8 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: The menu features no-holds-barred buzzing spice in dishes like spicy pot chicken wings (58RMB), crispy bites of chicken amid a tangle of chillies. We also adore the beef with cayenne pepper (58RMB). Read more.

22. The Camel Sports Bar

6.7
岳阳路1号 | 1 Yueyang Rd. (东平路 | Dongping Rd.), Shanghai, Shanghai
Sports Bar · Xúhuì · 69 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: During the World Cup 2014, 100RMB at the door gets you 4 bottles of Tuborg or glasses of house vodka and mixer. Get there at around 11-11.30pm to get seats in front of the big screen at the front.

23. Wonderers Cafe 蝴蝶行者

南京西路1025弄静安别墅84号, Shanghai, Shanghai
Café · Jìngān · 1 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: This is a decent bet, with tables in a pretty courtyard packed with flowers. Americanos (25/28RMB) and cappuccinos (28/30RMB) are weak and overpriced, but it’s a great spot to wile away an afternoon. Read more.

Saffron is one of Time Out Shanghai’s Tips.

24. Saffron

7.3
21 Dongping Rd. (Hengshan Rd.), Shanghai, Shanghai
Indian Restaurant · Xúhuì · 34 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: Try the delicate but delicious rendition of lamb korma (78RMB), and round off with the quirky banana and chocolate samosas for dessert - you won’t be sorry. Read more.

Sushi Ouji is one of Time Out Shanghai’s Tips.

25. Sushi Ouji

588 Nanquan Bei Lu, Shanghai, Shanghai
Sushi Restaurant · Pǔdōng · 1 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: This friendly sushi spot uses imported rice, vinegar and soy sauce for authentic tasting dishes. Try their juicy hand rolls like shrimp or eel (10RMB), or great-value variety platters (28RMB-58RMB).

Oasis Rivera is one of Time Out Shanghai’s Tips.

26. Oasis Rivera

Pool · Zhǎngníng · 1 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: 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.

Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet is one of Time Out Shanghai’s Tips.

27. Ultraviolet by Paul Pairet

8.9
Somewhere in Shanghai (Meeting Point at Bund 18), Shanghai, Shanghai
Restaurant · Zháběi · 21 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: 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.

28. Yoba

西藏南路279号109铺 (寿宁路), Shanghai, Shanghai
Ice Cream Shop · Lǎo běi mén · 3 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: Yoobaa’s yoghurt (18RMB/small) has a soft-serve-like smoothness, while their range of toppings, including fruit slices (4RMB), syrups, ‘popping boba’ sprinkles and Oreos (all 2RMB) are excellent. Read more.

29. The Kitchen Salvatore Cuomo

8.2
Unit D, No. 2967, Lujiazui W Rd, (Binjiangda Dao), Shanghai, Shanghai
Italian Restaurant · Lùjiāzuǐ · 14 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: When it comes to classics done the right way, there’s no beating their offerings. The divine margherita (128RMB) comes with lushly dough-y crust and the calabrese (148RMB) is exquisitely textured. Read more.

月湖雕塑公园 | Shanghai Sculpture Park is one of Time Out Shanghai’s Tips.

30. 月湖雕塑公园 | Shanghai Sculpture Park

6.5
158 Shebei Rd., Shanghai, Shanghai
Sculpture Garden · Sōngjiāng · 5 tips and reviews

Time Out ShanghaiTime Out Shanghai: 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.