Restaurants & Bars
YE OLDE STATION RESTAURANT
Walking here, permeated with the amorous feelings of old Shanghai, feels like plunging into a time tunnel. The two train compartments which were personal train compartments of Soong Ching-ling and Empress Dowager Cixi, together with the cathedral-style hall from the last century, are all treasures.
The architecture used to be the largest women’s institution of Catholicism in Shanghai in modern times, and was the remaining main body of the former Xujiahui Notre Dame. Today it has been transformed into a nostalgic restaurant.
Ye Olde Station Restaurant
201 Caoxi Rd.(N), Shanghai
Mercato is a new coastal Italian restaurant from celebrated three Michelin star Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Three on the Bund. The gorgeous space created by Neri&Hu, bridges the organic and natural with elegance and emotive modernity. The experience begins from the moment guests enter Mercato.
Mercato’s decidedly simple and understated approach represents a refreshing addition to Shanghai’s dining scene. The relaxed sophistication, addictive cuisine, and friendly, thoroughly unpretentious service paints a picture of Italian life as it should be experienced in its purest form.
Open for Dinner: 5:30pm – 11:00pm
3 Zhongshan No.1Rd. (E), Three on the Bund, Level 6, Shanghai
Phone: +86 021-63219922
An elegant, comfortable and stylish fashion bar located on the top two levels of the hotel, commanding the breath-taking views of both sides of the Huangpu River – the Bund on the Puxi side and the colourful skyline of the Lujiazui area on the Pudong side. An extensive variety of premium beverages and a comprehensive selection of refined champagnes are on the menu. There is an open-air terrace featuring daybed seating as well as an enticing whirlpool bath to soak your cares away. The cool ambience and resident DJ turn this venue into one of the hottest nightspots in town every night.
Awards: The World’s Best Rooftop Bars on Qantas Travel Insider
5:30pm – 1:30am (Sunday – Wednesday)
5:30pm – 2:30am (Thursday – Saturday and Public Holidays)
* Vue Bar will be opening at 2:30pm in the afternoon on each Saturday & Sunday
Level 32- 33, West Tower, Shanghai
Phone: + 86 21 6393 1234 * 6348
For an amazing shopping experience in the SITRZ (international retail zone), Shanghai Village is home to over 100 international lifestyle and fashion boutiques, where guests can enjoy savings of up to 80% all year round. Shanghai Village is composed of three sweeping crescents facing an elegant lakeside setting. Its tree-lined streets reveal contemporary expressions of Art Deco architecture inspired by 1920’s New York, Paris, Milan, Vienna and Shanghai. It is the perfect place to spend time with friends and family, with an array of restaurants and cafes.
Opening hours: 10:00-20:00 (Mon – Fri); 09:00-21:00 (Sat – Sun); 09:00 – 21:00 (Holidays)
88 Shendi East Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai
SHANGHAI HOME OF MAO ZEDONG
A Shanghai home of Mao Zedong, where China’s former leader spent his longest time in the city, attracted nearly 200 visitors within two hours when the building reopened to the public on Tuesday after a two-year renovation.
Mao spent six months, from June to December 1924 living with his family on the first floor at 7 Jiaxiuli. The building, listed as a protected relic, first opened to the public in December 1999 as a memorial to Mao. It was closed in 2015 for renovation.
Over the two years of renovation, illegal structures built at the entrance were pulled down and the facade was restored based on historical archives. Traditional shikumen elements were restored, including wood shutters and carved stone lintels. The interior layout has been upgraded, adding new exhibits.
Figures of Mao, his first wife Yang Kaihui, and their two sons Mao Anying and Mao Anqing were made and set in scenes such as Mao working at his desk and Yang taking care of the boys in a bedroom. The reopened memorial has a huge screen, which stores 11 video clips showing Mao’s 11 visits to Shanghai between 1919 and 1926. Visitors can choose to watch the clips by touching a small screen in front of it.
New exhibits also include copies of Mao’s correspondence, the sofa that he sat in during his visit to the former Shanghai Electrical Machinery Factory in 1961, and a set of Mao suits that he sent to his security guard Gao Zhi.
Opening hours: 9 to 11:30am, and 1 to 4:30pm, every day from Tuesday through Sunday, free of charge
Shanghai Home of Mao Zedong
Jing’an, Maoming N Rd., Shanghai
Phone: (021) 62723656