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