Where is the Best Sunday brunch in Shanghai?
Just moved to Shanghai and had a disasterous brunch at the Four Seasons hotel. 456RMB (includes champagne and sevice charge), but so not worth it for the measly spread that was given. Sure, there was Veuve Cliquot champagne, but who cares when the service is inattentive and the food selection poor.
Need a new BRUNCH PLACE???
Four Seasons isn't that bad! Maybe you set your expectations too high?
Anyways, to answer your question, the Sunday Brunch at Westin wins easily.
I still dream of the breakfast buffet at the Shangri-la on the Pudong side! I'm not usually a fan of buffets -- oh, but how this one changed my mind! Eastern, western, middle eastern cuisine. Fantastic juices at the juice bar -- basil celery was my favorite.
FWIW, here are all the brunch places listed on the City Weekend website:
Cafe Bistro - Sheraton Grand Tai Ping Yang
Changning Y238 for adults, Y160 for children, + 15%.
Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai
Jing An 11:30am - 2:30pm, RMB328+15% Incl.soft drinks; RMB398+15% Incl. unlimited service of champagne.
Grand Hyatt Shanghai
Pudong The ritziest of the ritzy, Shanghai's highest Hyatt reigning over Pudong from the heights of the Jinmao Tower.
Intercontinental Pudong Shanghai
11:30am-2:30pm, 198 + 15% including beverages and one cocktail.
Jing An 11:30am-2:30pm, Y68+15%.
JW Marriott Shanghai Tomorrow Square
Jing An 11:30-2:30pm, Y238-298.
La Cocina Mediterranean Cafe
6237-6000 ext. 6657
Novotel Atlantis Shanghai
5036-6666 ext. 1823
Pudong 11:30am-3pm, Y195-258.
Portman Ritz-Carlton Shanghai
Jing An RMB418+15%.
Pudong Shangri-la Shanghai
6882-8888 ext. 21
Pudong 11:30am-2:30pm on every Sunday, RMB228-RMB348+15%.
6212-9998 ext. 3150
Luwan 12am-2:30pm, Y250+15%.
Regal International East Asia Hotel
6415-5588 ext. 2756
11am-2:30pm, Y188+15% & Y198+15%
Renaissance Shanghai Pudong Hotel
Pudong Brasserie: 11:30am-2pm RMB120+15%, Dim Sum Brunch at Wan Li Chinese Restaurant: 11am-2:30pm RMB88+15%.
Renaissance Yangtze Shanghai Hotel
6275-0000 ext. 2132
Changning 12am-3pm, RMB218+15%.
3313-4888 ext. 51118
Huangpu RMB238 + 15% service charge, inclusive of free flow sparkling wine or fine wines. 11:30am-3pm.
Sofitel Oriental JinJiang
Pudong 11:30am-2:30pm, Y198+15%.
The Stage & Prego
Huangpu Kid friendly buffet restaurant with fancy drinks to boot! 418RMB plus 15% service charge. 185RMB plus 15% for children.
The St.Regis Shanghai
Pudong 11:30am-2:30pm, Y198-298-398+15%.
If you, like many Americans, focus on volume (I couldn't resist that one...sorry), then go to all you can eat hotel buffets. The Westin has a good reputation in that respect. If you prefer quality, then there is only one address: Jean Georges at 3 on the Bund. BEST brunch in town, leaves everyone else in the dust in terms of food quality.
a hint about the shangri-la pudong brunch. ask the guy at the sashimi stand for the specific cuts of fish you want and you will be in the fatty-belly cut secret fraternity. they will serve you endless large amaebi and any special (better) cuts if you ask them, though they do not offer it pre-cut on the dishes displayed. this is the highlight of the brunch if you ask me.
Agree with recommendations for the Westin and Shangri-La Pudong. Hotel brunch buffets are typically the way to go, though after eating at one you're in a food coma for the rest of the day. I've always been disappointed by Jean Georges, it definitely doesn't reach the standard of the NY version.
In my opinion, m1nt is everything that is wrong with Shanghai. I give the Beijing location less than a year and considering the financial mess the whole thing is, it wouldn't be surprising if the whole "m1nt experiment" disappeared before the end of 2010.
In any case, despite my hatred for the place, I must admit the terrace is one of the best places to have a Sunday brunch. The quality isn't any better than the hotel options and the quantity is lacking, especially considering the outrageous price.
Have yet to go to El Willy for brunch, but I've enjoyed every meal I've had there, so wouldn't be surprised if they can match the experience with their brunch.
I went to check in KABB bar and grill in Xintiandi once. It was really fantastic place to have Sunday Brunch in Shanghai. And all the sandwiches there are worth of 40rmb with a cup of standard coffee.
And later on, I found some one was also highly recommended KABB. Check the link the below.
Also I went to a venue in Shanghai Financial World Center to have a weekday brunch, i order a big burger. Wow, it really makes me homesick.
Here are some of my top recommendations for brunch in Shanghai:
I also put together a brunch guide for those interested:
I'm a big fan of the brunch at Madison. I went with 6 people and we ordered almost everything on the brunch menu (plus a few double orders) and it came out to about 90rmb per person with drinks. I highly recommend the scrambled eggs with mushroom and Scottish eggs (made with duck eggs and duck sausage). Austin Hu apparently managed to extend the lease for 6 more months until they are able to find a new location.
I'd vote for the La Vie en Rose Sunday Brunch is RMB418 per person including unlimited flow of Mumm Brut, or RMB 518 for Mumm Rosé, Went for the Rose option with a few friends and it was great. Stuffed our faces with Foie Gras and seafood. Not cheap but a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The Stage at the Westin is a great option as they add entertainment but food wasn't as good.