In the old British Racing Club (march past the grumpy guards), this rooftop restaurant occu-
pies a glassed-encased terrace beneath the original clock tower. The Continental menu
plays second fiddle to the ambience, but it's a great spot to enjoy a sunset drink with views
over People's Park.
99-1 Xikang Road; tel: 6247 0101; $
Traditional and updated Shanghainese food in in a smartly styled downtown location. Book
ahead for the popular unlimited weekend dim sum brunch.
Qimin Organic Hot Pot
Ambience is not usually associated with hotpot restaurants, but this place is a happy excep-
tion. In addition to sourcing organic ingredients for the menu, the Taiwanese owners take
special care to make sure the broths are superb and not flavoured with MSG. Reservations
7/F, Westgate Mall, 1038 Nanjing Road West; tel: 6217 1777; $
It claims to serve the spiciest food in town, and who could argue? The excellent beef with
cayenne pepper and spicy pot chicken wings will have you crying for a cold pijiu (beer). The
nightclub-style décor is just as electric.
The Commune Social
511 Jiangning Road; tel: 6047 7638; $$$
Award-winning tapas, dessert and cocktail bar by British celeb chef Jason Atherton. Serves
creative small plates designed for sharing in a simple but sleek setting refashioned from a
Concession-era police station, with a cute alfresco courtyard. After savouries, you can relo-
cate to the dessert bar or slim upstairs cocktail bar.
258 Fengxian Road; tel: 6215 7566; $
Also known as Zaozi Shu, this popular spot has an all-vegetarian menu of Chinese dishes.
The 'duck' and 'beef' dishes look like the real thing, but are in fact made from tofu or mush-
Yang's Fry Dumpling
2/F, 54-60 Wujiang Road, near Maoming Road; $