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Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge

#31 of 12,528 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
People’s Square
Spanish, Bar, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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231 Nanjing Rd West (Inside People's Park), Shanghai 200041, China
+86 21 6318 0220
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view
Description: Barbarossa F&B Group has developed multiple F&B concepts in...
Barbarossa F&B Group has developed multiple F&B concepts in Shanghai, Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge being one of them. Barbarossa has been open since March 2005. It is one of the earlier concepts that entered the western restaurant & bar scene in Shanghai. Barbarossa has become one of the market leaders. It is also considered as one of the most well known tourist 'must visit' spots in Shanghai.

Barbarossa is a 3 floors stand-alone building sitting beside a small lake inside the People's Park in downtown Shanghai. It is located near the Shanghai Government headquarters, JW Marriott hotel, the Shanghai Art museum and the City centre Porsche show room.
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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Consistently good

Shanghai is one of the most expensive cities in the world when it comes to f&b , yet the service and quality on most occasions is mostly unacceptably bad, I like this place because the prices of the drinks,shisha and tapas all good value just sometimes service gets lousy when they are really busy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
omambiyik
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shanghai is one of the most expensive cities in the world when it comes to f&b , yet the service and quality on most occasions is mostly unacceptably bad, I like this place because the prices of the drinks,shisha and tapas all good value just sometimes service gets lousy when they are really busy which is not very big deal

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Thank omambiyik
Shenzhen, China
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been in Barbarossa Restaurant several times in my trip to Shanghai. The warm and the beautiful environment delighted me and my friends to have a very great time during the night time. Great location and great food born by Paco Roncero. I will not miss this place when I'll be back to SH.

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Thank NikodiMicco
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One week in shanghai,to visit and i saw the Barbarossa reviews so we tried to catch up with my husband to experience what they had,and we go directly @ 2nd floor because it's quite interesting because they got really amazing view outside we prefer to drink and sit outside even it's cold it doesn't matter because they got the heater....one... More 

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Thank lindy l
Jonclw, Manager at Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Lindy, Our warmest welcome to Barbarossa restaurant & Lounge, thank you very much for your positive review posted in Trip advisor. All your reviews will help us to let all the readers know about us. I also really appreciate your good feedback about Jhay, it will be helpful to encourage him to continue doing a great service for our... More 

Shanghai, China
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tapas were the best I have had, Slow roasted tomatoes with fresh chees and pesto.the veal shank...cooked perfectly. The service..outstanding. A very drinkable Spanish house wine and excellent cheese plate for dessert. The Shisha bar above for an after drink and smoke was quite amazing . You can reserve by phone in English. In my opinion, a must visit place... More 

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Thank Robert B
Jonclw, Manager at Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Robert, Thank you very much for writing a review about Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, It was a really pleasure for me and our staff had you in our restaurant. We are glad to know you enjoyed our food and service. We hope to see you soon Best regards, Pablo More 

Central America
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend recommend this restaurant N we decided to try this restaurant. restaurant located in middle off peoples park, nice environment, Great taste, good job with the various tapas but my favorite was the very tasty beef tartar And soft shell crab tacos. I am a fan of Singapore chili crab and I must say that the flavors were there... More 

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Thank Petter P
Jonclw, Manager at Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Petter, Our warmest welcome from Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, thank you very much for sharing for experience in Tripadvisor. We are happy to know you were satisfied with our food and service. All those comments are always shared for the entire team, that’s why I would like to thank you for mentioning their names, it will help us to... More 

Astatula, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two years ago I was came here but now all changes food, service ambience here dinner is amazing a waiter comes recommend some cold tapes and hot tapes cold cut garlic prawns,ham mushrooms toast. Spanish Seafood paella also drinks here staff friendly Sumon and arf very nice guys after dinner go to second floor shisha bar this place really enjoyable.... More 

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1 Thank teaned
Jonclw, Manager at Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Teaned, Our warmest welcome from Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, first of all I would like to thank you for your positive review posted in Tripadvisor. It is great to know you realized our improvement in terms of food. Since we started cooperating with 2 Michelin star chef, Paco Roncero, the food comments are much positive than before. On other... More 

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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Was there for a drink with friends after a wall in the park. Very nice ambience. Good to visit when in the area.

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Thank Denisekoh
Jonclw, Manager at Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Denisekoh, Thank you very much for spending your time to write a review about Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge. We are delighted to know have enjoyed your experience in our venue. I would like to remind you about our Mediterranean restaurant located in the first floor I will be happy to see there, to try our tapas selection and our... More 

Shanghai, China
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The menu has a great variety for small plates to mains. Specials were creative and delicious. Wine options ran from reasonable through high end. Have previously enjoyed their cocktails on a prior visit. They deliver quality and and good value. The polite and friendly service enhanced the experience. And the bonus is a waterside view.

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Thank HanaBoo
Jonclw, Manager at Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Hanaboo, Thank you very much to spend your time writing a positive review about Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, I am happy to know you had a good experience in our venue. We already passed your feedback to our staff to encourage them to continue doing their best. We hope to see you soon. Best regards More 

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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We just went for a small snack in the afternoon, and found also smaller dishes on the menue: hot and cold tapas. The cook seems to be from original descent as the tortilla (potato omlette) was one of the best I have ever had! It was fresh and fluffy and the potatoes were of great quality! Also the mini-burgers with... More 

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1 Thank Elisabeth K
Jonclw, Manager at Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Elisabeth k, First of all thank you very much for sharing your experience about Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge in Trip Advisor. Our team is really happy to know you were fully satisfied at our venue, meaning food and service. This review was shared with all our team, including our Head Chef Aitor, your comment will be useful to encourage... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I have been here many times for happy hours and cocktails, which were always good. Last time I came for lunch and tasted their food for the first time. I order a set lunch menu (one main dish, small salad, small soup, small cake, bread and one coffee) but the food was almost tasteless, nothing special.

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Thank paspel
Jonclw, Manager at Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Paspel, Our warmest welcome from Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, thank you for sharing your review in Trip Advisor, we are glad to know our happy hour is still being a success as usual but we are concerned about your feedback on our daily set lunch. We well noted your comment and we also passed this information to our head... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 231 Nanjing Rd West (Inside People's Park), Shanghai 200041, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > People’s Square
  • Neighborhood: People’s Square
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6318 0220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Bar, Mediterranean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view

Description

Barbarossa F&B Group has developed multiple F&B concepts in Shanghai, Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge being one of them. Barbarossa has been open since March 2005. It is one of the earlier concepts that entered the western restaurant & bar scene in Shanghai. Barbarossa has become one of the market leaders. It is also considered as one of the most well known tourist 'must visit' spots in Shanghai.

Barbarossa is a 3 floors stand-alone building sitting beside a small lake inside the People's Park in downtown Shanghai. It is located near the Shanghai Government headquarters, JW Marriott hotel, the Shanghai Art museum and the City centre Porsche show room.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in People’s Square

Neighborhood Profile
People’s Square
People’s Square brings with it all the excitement you would expect from the town square of one of the biggest cities in the world. The area around People’s Square and People’s Park is always a abuzz with activity. Oceans of local and foreign tourists flow in and out of the area every day to see grand museums, go shopping and eat at some of Shanghai’s most storied food centers. Shanghai residents, meanwhile, live and work in the many residential and office high-rises. While much of Shanghai stays busy late into the night, this really is an area that never sleeps with glitzy nightclubs keeping people up until the wee hours of the morning.