Easter is just around the corner, and restaurants around Shanghai are working on extra special menus for the family friendly holiday that falls on Sunday, March 31 this year. But as with any other major international holiday (and some non-major ones), this city also has its share of adult oriented celebrations as well (ie: boozy). Read on for a selection of the best 2013 Easter meals and activities in Shanghai this year. Be sure to book ahead no matter where you go, because these places fill up fast!
For the Grown Ups…
1) Fairmont Peace HotelView In Map
For old school luxury, it is hard to beat the classic Fairmont Peace Hotel. It offers views of the Bund, an exquisite dining room, and of course, impressive food from 11:30 to 14:30. For its Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch, expect a large buffet spread with cooks serving up omelets and such as you order, along with all-you-can-drink Veuve Clicquot, wine, Bloody Marys, beer, and sodas. You get all this for 798 RMB (or skip the alcohol and pay 598 RMB). Remember to add a 15% surcharge to all prices!
Add: 20 Nanjing Dong Lu, near the Bund, Shanghai
Tel: 021 6321 6888
2) MayaView In Map
Maya is planning another one of its epic brunches, this time in the form of a signature surprise appetizer, a choice of eight a la carte items, and a dessert buffet. The brunch itself is 150 RMB per person but prepare to add another 125 RMB for unlimited sangria, 150 RMB for sparkling wine and mimosas, or 165 RMB for margaritas. The meal runs 11:00 until 16:00, so you have plenty of time to make it over there after a rough Saturday.
Add: Grand Plaza Club House, 2/F, 568 Julu Lu, near Shanxi Nan Lu, Shanghai
Tel: 021 6289 6889
3) The StageView In Map
The Westin Bund Center’s brunch at its The Stage restaurant is the stuff of legends. As it should be, considering you can wander seemingly forever amongst its gourmet offerings (all while sipping free flow Veuve Clicquot, of course). Its Easter brunch will be no different, with “spring delicacies” available alongside an Easter egg hunt and a roving Easter Bunny for the kid in all of us (or the kid at the table). There will also be random giveaways and lucky draws as the afternoon wears on. The price is 628 RMB per person (plus a 15% surcharge) and runs from the usual 11:30-14:30.
Address: The Westin Bund Center, 1/F, 88 Henan Zhong Lu, near Guangdong Lu
地址：上海市河南中路88号, 上海威斯汀大饭店1楼, 近广东路
Tel: 021 6103 5048
4) Shanghai City BistroView In Map
Shanghai City Bistro located inside the Shanghai Marriot is offering both brunch and a few kids’ (or kids at heart) activities like cookie decorating. 338 RMB (plus a 15% surcharge) gets you in the door, while 150 RMB more gets you unlimited champagne from 11:30-14:30. Kids under twelve years of age are half price in case you want to bring the little ones along.
Add: Shanghai Marriott Hotel City Centre, 3/F, 555 Xizang Zhong Lu, near Fengyang Lu, Shanghai
Tel: 021 231 9888
1) The SpotView In Map
For those with children who want more family friendly surroundings, check out The Spot’s “Easter Brunch Eggstravaganza” (and yes, The Spot does family friendly now). This 12:00 to 16:00 brunch is one of the cheapest offerings on the list, at 150 RMB per adult, 80 RMB for kids eight to 12 years of age, and free for children seven and younger. There will be a buffet as well as tons of kids’ activities like sugar candy painting, an egg hunt, and face painting.
Add: 331 Tongren Lu, near Beijing Xi Lu
Tel: 137 6491 6477
2) CucinaView In Map
The semi casual dining restaurant located near the top of Jin Mao Tower gets taken over by the Easter Bunny during the month of March. Easter day brunch consists of a four-course meal including lamb tenderloin with artichoke flan and a “chocolate Easter egg inspired dessert” (free flow beer, seasonal drinks, and sodas are also available). Every Saturday and Sunday through Easter, however, you can enjoy high tea and egg painting from 14:00 until 17:00. 288 RMB (plus a 15%) surcharge includes tea or coffee, finger sandwiches, and pastries for two adults, as well as an Easter egg painting activity for one child (each additional child is 68 RMB plus a 15% surcharge).
Add: Jinmao Tower, No. 88 Century Avenue, near Yincheng Zhonglu, Shanghai
Tel: 021 50491234
3) The Eaton HotelView In Map
The Eaton Hotel is a good place to be a kid! Along with the usual Kids’ Corner, this Easter will feature a visit from the Easter Bunny, an egg painting workshop, face painting, a balloon artist, as well as a chocolate fountain. Brunch is served from 11:00 to 15:00. This is an often overlooked gem of a hotel in the heart of Pudong and Easter is as good a time as ever to check it out.
Add: 535 Pudong Da Dao, near Dongfang Lu, Shanghai
Tel: 021 3878 9888
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