Looking to celebrate another year with friends and loved ones or just want to have one more night of feasting before embarking on another set of doomed New Year’s resolutions? Well, we’ve rounded up the best places to have New Year’s Eve dinner in Shanghai; ring in the New Year with a bang on your taste buds!
Photo: Hario Seto Supranggono
1) NougatineView In Map
Admission 398 RMB
For those who want to treat themselves well but not begin 2015 broke, Nougatine is a great option for this New Year’s Eve.
Nougatine has a wonderfully laid back and casual environment and is part of the esteemed, Michelin starred, Jean Georges brand so you can expect some top notch nosh. Prices are subject to a 10% service charge.
Add: Fourth Floor, Three on the Bund, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu near Guangdong Lu, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Tel: 021 6321 7733
2) el WillyView In Map
Admission: 688 RMB
Run by the beloved (and somewhat eccentric) Willy Trulla, el Willy is offering punters this New Year a 'one of a kind premium dinner experience' for a reasonable 688 RMB per person. Seats are guaranteed to fill up so it’s best to book now.
Add: South Bund 22, 22 Zhongshan Dong Er Lu, near Jinling Lu, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Tel: 021 5404 5757
3) Hyatt on the BundView In Map
Hyatt on the Bund is putting together a New Year’s dining extravaganza in their various dining spaces.
The VUE restaurant is perfect for expats stuck in Shanghai during the holidays and missing home. The extremely talented Chef Dieter Stamminger’s team will be producing 40 classic Western dishes with fresh seafood, beef tartar, Boston lobster bisque and Australian beef tenderloin.
In the spirit of keeping things balanced, guests will also have the chance to savour authentic Chinese and Shanghainese cuisine at Xindalu – China Kitchen. Test your powers of self-control at the international buffet at Aroma or enjoy a tailor-made Chinese or Western set menu with a 270-degree view of the Huangpu River at VUE Private Dining.
Countdown the New Year at the Champagne Countdown Party in the VUE Bar with a fireworks display that is touted to be awe-inspiring. Failing that, come for the free-flowing Perrier Jouet champagne.
There is an incredible 888 special prize giveaway, which includes round-trip tickets from Beijing to Honolulu for two courtesy of Hawaii Airline.
Add: 199 Huangpu Lu, near Wuchang Lu, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Tel: 021 6393 1234
4) Waldorf AstoriaView In Map
Admission 1,088RMB (468RMB for children)
As you might imagine, the Waldorf Astoria is offering a night of opulent luxury and self-indulgence and rather considerately have set a children’s price.
The Grand Brasserie is characterized by simple poise and impeccable taste and it is a wonderful environ to celebrate another year passed with friends and family. New Year’s Eve at the Walforf Astoria will include a Western buffet dinner, free flowing wines, live music and good cheer all round.
Add: 1 F, The Waldorf Astoria, 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, The Bund, Shanghai
Tel: 021 6322 9988
5) HakkasanView In Map
Internationally renowned Chinese eatery Hakkasan has put together an exclusive menu using the finest ingredients available to humanity. Prepare to gorge on crispy duck and caviar, har gau with gold leaf (because life doesn’t get any better than eating gold), Australian lobster and baby bamboo as well as Wagyu beef cooked so slowly until it practically melts in your mouth. They’ve gone for quality and quantity and include 20 champagne houses on their wine list and have enrolled the talents of DJ Kadwell and other eminent musicians.
What’s more, Hakkasan has partnered with M18, Shanghai’s boutique nightclub, which means that diners can enjoy free entry to their New Year’s Eve party. Now you can watch the sun rise over the dance floor without ever having to leave the Bund 18 building.
Add: Fifth Floor, Bund 18, 18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Nanjing Dong Lu, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Tel: 021 6321 5888
6) Pudong Shangri-LaView In Map
Admission: 1,388RMB per person
Looking to push the boat out this year? Celebrate New Year’s Eve in all the pomp and circumstance that the Shangri-La name is known for. This year’s “Eve Gala Dinner” will be held in the spectacular Lobby Lounge, where guests are encouraged to join in with the night’s Phantom of the Opera theme.
Keeping things strictly bourgie, guests can enjoy opera during dinner and a live band to celebrate the New Year. The lavish five-course menu includes rich foie gras terrine with port wine jelly, creamy salmon confit with bell pepper relish, very traditional roast Christmas goose with chestnut stuffing, roasted Aberdeen Angus beef tenderloin with comforting potato fondant, seasonal winter vegetables and Bordelaise sauce with plenty of options for the sweet toothed including hazelnut, milk chocolate, pear barre, matcha and orange sorbet.
Admission includes free flow of wines and beers and entry into after-party in the Chairman’s & President’s Room. Don’t worry, they’re big rooms.
Add: 33 Fucheng Lu, near Mingshang Lu, Pudong, Shanghai
Tel: 021 6882 8888 ext. 6888
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