Dining Supplement: Best Brunches

A late breakfast or an early lunch – however you describe it, brunch is our favourite meal. What better way to reward yourself for making it through another week than with mimosa and eggs Benedict? Whether it’s a grand buffet at a hotel or an a la carte menu at a stand-alone restaurant, there’s plenty of delicious weekend options in Shanghai.

Café 1188 @ Intercontinental Expo

Café 1188 has interactive open show kitchens and 1930s historical villas to ensure that your brunch is exciting no matter where you sit. And there’s an expansive gated villa garden for the little ones to play in! RMB 298 (+15%) with soft drinks, RMB 398 (+15%) including beer, wine and sparkling wine, RMB 498 (+15%) including Champagne. Children between 4-12 get 50% off.

1188 Xueye Lu, near Nanmatou Lu. Tel: 3858 1188



Jing’an @ PuLi

Brunch at Jing’an in the PuLi offers diners the ultimate in variety. Guests select two main courses and a dessert before descending on the two Shared Tables heaped with imported cheese, charcuterie plates, fresh fruit and more. The mains are large, but not so overwhelming to stop you from going back to the Shared Tables a second (or third) time.

2F, 1 Changde Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu. Tel: 2216 6988





Le Bistrot @ Le Royal Meridien

The La Vie en Rose themed brunch is a sinful way to spend a Sunday. Sexy nurses in pink serve syringes of shooters, and your glass is never empty with the generous free flow. Enjoy caviar, foie gras and made-to-order grilled dishes, all for just RMB 438 (+15%) with Mumm Champagne, RMB 538 (+15%) with Mumm Rose.

789 Nanjing Dong Lu, near Xizang Lu. Tel: 3318 9999 x 7007



Park Café @ Shanghai Marriott Changfeng Park

This family-friendly brunch lets adults indulge in bubbly and fresh seafood while the kids are watched over by an attendant on the playground. Plus there’s a live band playing children’s songs in the corner and a kid's buffet even the pickiest eater can’t turn down. RMB 248 (+15%) per adult. Kids under 12 are free.

1F, 158 Daduhe Lu. Tel: 2215 6850





Waldorf Sunday Brunch Tour

Start with Champagne and oysters in the Long Bar, enjoy freshly-brewed coffee and pastries at Peacock Alley café, then head down to the main event at the Grand Brasserie. RMB 488 (+15%) includes still and sparkling water, freshly squeezed juices, soft drinks, coffee and tea. An additional RMB 100 buys free-flow Veuve Clicquot Champagne, as well as red and white wines.

2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu. Tel: 6322 9988

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