Weekend brunch is an institution in Shanghai. Nowadays, there are plenty of brunch choices to suit just about any taste or preference. Whether you’rehankering for a hearty buffet of Western breakfast
standards, or a sizzling steak paired with succulent seafood, you can find what you're looking here in Shanghai. Many of the best spreads can be found
consider the next time you’re planning a brunch date. Here are 10 locations to consider the next time you're planning a brunch date.
Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre
The Shanghai City Bistro — located in the Shanghai Marriott Hotel City
Centre — offers a special brunch buffet
that includes tempura from Inagiku, the
hotel’s Japanese restaurant.
The brunch also includes a large
selection of seafood, including fresh
shucked oysters flown in from France.
These oysters are prepared by the restaurant’s chef right at guests’ tables.
The Shanghai City Bistro offers several dining ambience choices. Whether
you prefer the energy of the open
kitchens and long communal tables or
a more intimate space overlooking the
bustling city streets, the restaurant can
Two semi-private dining tables with
seats for up to 10 people are also
Price: 368 yuan (US$60) per person. Children under the age of 6 eat for free and
those under 12 will get half price. Plus 15 percent service charge.
The MEAT at Kerry Hotel Pudong
introduced a new semi-buffet weekend brunch. Diners can partake of
an appetizer and dessert buffet and
also select main courses from the a
la carte menu.
Mains include Wagyu sirloin,
hazelnut-crusted rack of lamb,
lemon butter king prawn and the
triple-decker beef burger. There is
also The MEAT Big Breakfast, with
beef steak, pork sausage, fried egg
on toast and tomato.
The brunch comes with free flow
craft beer, soft drinks, coffee and
“We select only the freshest and
finest ingredients to create a wide
selection of brunch semi-buffet menu options,” said Otto Goh, the
hotel’s executive chef. “Diners will be pampered by our contemporary environment and vibrant, spirited staff.”
The MEAT weekend brunch runs
from 11:30am to 3pm on Saturdays
and Sundays. Its contemporary
steakhouse and grill prepare high
quality Australian Angus beef. A
must-try is the Ningaloo Tomahawk,
a 1.8 kilogram hunk of prime rib
that serves four people and is
carved right in front of diners by
Price: 350 yuan (US$56.5) per
adult, 128 yuan per child between 4 and 12. One child is subject to one adult, 228 yuan per
additional child. Plus 15 percent
service charge. Free access for
kids to Adventure Zone between
12pm and 3pm.
With its casual modern design and
privileged view of Nanjing Road,
Mosaic restaurant in Sofitel Shanghai Hyland offers a brunch buffet as
well as an innovative menu focused
on organic culinary creations.
One highlight of this season’s
Sunday brunch is the Alaska king
crab. There are various ways to
savor this delicacy, including menu choices like king crab leg
with lemon mayonnaise or spicy
Sunday brunch at Mosaic also
includes foie gras, seafood and a
selection of French cheeses and
The Sunday brunch runs from
noon to 3 pm in August and
Price: 308 yuan (US$46.7)
including wine, soft drinks
and beer; 398 yuan including champagne. Plus 15
percent service charge.
Cachet Restaurant at The Langham, Xintiandi,
Shanghai offers a premium Sunday brunch with
free flow Bollinger Champagne. A rich selection
of food includes oysters, baby lobsters, Alaska
king crab legs, roasted suckling pig, Wellington
beef and more. The Jamon Iberico de Bellota
from Spain is made with 100 percent Iberian
acorn-fed pigs raised in an oak forest in Seville.
Price: 688 yuan (US$110) per person plus 15
percent service charge.
The new Sunday brunch at the Renaissance in Pudong not only features a
buffet of grill, seafood and dessert options. It also includes a playground and
a candy buffet for youngsters. Children
can decorate their own cookies while
their parents enjoy a relaxed weekend
brunch in style.
Price: 268 yuan (US$43) per
adults, 128 yuan per child with
height between 1.2 to 1.5 meters.
Plus 15 percent service charge.
The Sunday Champagne
Brunch at VUE features eight cooking stations set up
throughout the restaurant.
Appetizers and desserts are
served buffet-style, while chefs
offer tableside service on a
selection of seafood, including fresh shucked oysters and Boston lobsters.
An a la carte menu features signature dishes like lobster
bisque, steak tartar and flambéed tiger prawns with peppers
The brunch also includes
free flow Perrier Jouet
Price: 688 yuan (US$110) per person plus 15 percent service
Tel: 6393-1234 ext. 6328
Address: 30/F West Tower, Hyatt on the Bund, 199 Huangpu Rd
The champagne Sunday brunch at the Waldorf
Astoria unites two of the Bund’s most luxurious
venues for the ultimate Sunday brunch experience.
The brunch begins at 11am at the Long Bar.
Guests can congregate in this much loved heritage
venue to enjoy freshly shucked oysters from a
marble oyster bar. Then it continues to the Grand
Brasserie at noon. In this opulent modern Manhattan-style setting, diners will enjoy a sumptuous
array of dishes by Waldorf’s master chef.
There is also a seafood bar with caviar, clams
and premium shellfish. Guests can choose three
dishes from the a la carte Chef’s Specialities menu.
A jazz trio performs live during the brunch.
Price: 888 yuan (US$143) per person, includes free
flow champagne, selection of fine red and white
wines; 688 yuan per person without champagne;
328 yuan for children between the age of 6 and 12.
Children under 6 eat for free. Plus 15 percent service