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Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge

#60 of 11,654 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
People’s Square
Bar, Spanish, Contemporary, Pub, Tapas
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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Barbarossa F&B Group has developed multiple F&B concepts in Shanghai...
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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    Very good
  • 26
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice, but expensive

Nice bar/restaurant in a park, relaxing, but expensive: Water or a soda costs about 45 Yuan, a beer 56 Yuan. Friendly staff that speaks English very well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
Yvooo
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Shanghai Region, China
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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A bit hard to find if one is not looking for it, the building has an oriental touch right by a pond. There are two floors dedicated to the bar, I haven't been there for food. Cocktails are good and reasonably priced for Shanghai, and the music adds to the atmosphere.

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

Dear Prime 01234, Thank very much for your comments and sharing your positive experience about Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, we are happy to know you have enjoyed our cocktails selection and our food. We hope to see you soon Best Regards, Pablo More 

Singapore, Singapore
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463 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 882 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Having read other reviews, we decided to have brunch here. The building and the environs are quite nice, being more of a Moorish/Turkish look, and is set in the middle of a lush park in the People's Square area. Service was okay, with the Filipino waiter being a little disinterested, perhaps as we were there just on opening time. The... More 

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

Dear Orator11, First of all thank you for using your time to write a review of Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge. All your opinions and feedback will be useful to improve us and be conscious about our strengths and weaknesses. We are really concerned that you were not pleased with our drinks and our week end brunch menu. Since we released... More 

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87 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Nice bar/restaurant in a park, relaxing, but expensive: Water or a soda costs about 45 Yuan, a beer 56 Yuan. Friendly staff that speaks English very well.

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

Dear Yvooo, Our warmest welcome from Barbarossa Restaurant and Lounge!! We are really grateful for your feedback, really happy to know you enjoy in our venue but we are also concern about your comments about our pricing. We will continue working to offer the best price keeping of course the quality. We hope see you soon in Barbarossa Best Regards,... More 

Shanghai Region, China
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Located inside People's Park it is beautiful. A little bit of a walk to get to but worth it. They have some signature drinks. The selection of tapas is terrific. Very relaxing.

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

Dear Shelley, First of all thank you for spending your time to write a review about Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, We are glad to know that you enjoyed your visit at Barbarossa. Your positive review encourages us to keep on offering a great experience to our guests. We hope see you soon Best Regards, Barbarossa Management More 

Taipei, Taiwan
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The bar on the second floor is pretty good and crowded after working hours. Lots people come for the happy hours. The food was okay, but I think too pricy for what they served. Can come to have a look but I hardly visited here when I was in Shanghai

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

Dear LHsiang Thank you for your feedback, it is very important for us thus its helps us improve, We will continue to work hard to offer the best price/quality for our guests, according to our privileged location in Shanghai. We hope to see you soon in Barbarossa. Best Regards, Pablo More 

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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Very nice location unusual for Shanghai. The restaurant is located in a pArk; inside the reataurant is really cool. The food is good but There is not a big choise. After the dinner it is possible to have. Drink in the lounge bar upstairs. It Was very funny.

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

Dear Vickyrock, First of all thank you for spending your time to write a review about Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, We are glad to know that you enjoyed your visit at our restaurant. We well noted your recommendation about our food variety. We hope to see you in Barbarossa Best regards, Pablo More 

redditch
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A great location by a lake in peoples park, downstairs is more like a cafe/bar and upstairs is a morrocan haven. A definite place to visit in Shanghai

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

Dear Shann , First of all, apologies for our late reply, we are really grateful for your positive comments about Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge. We hope to see you soon at our venue to enjoy our tapas selection at the first floor. Best Regards, Pablo More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Our great weekend started here, truely amazing place inside the center of shanghai city probably a must visit place with bunch of friends and partner very romantic with beautiful terrace, we reserve a table for drinks after dinner and we are not disappointed we got a nice spot, very good service and very nice drinks too a lot of cocktails... More 

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

Dear Devscholz, Thank you very much for spending time to write a review on Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge. We are really happy knowing you have enjoyed your weekend in our venue. We hope see you Best Regards, Pablo More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Excited to discover this gem so close to my hotel, hidden away in People's Square. We visited last week and thoroughly enjoyed the Tapas: we had 6 different dishes, a mix of hot and cold and they were all very good. We had planned a meal but were pleased with our selection. Great interior decoration and planning a daytime lunch... More 

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

Dear Val, Our warmest greetings from Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge, we are really grateful for your review in Trip Advisor, helping us to share your experience with the rest of the readers. I hope to see you soon Best Regards, Pablo More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Its been awhile since the last time we visit this place, Big changes on the deco and the concept still great morrocan style w/ spanish touch tapas, happy hour are still the best, very good balance of alcohol, specially my fav mojito's, Our service staff are doing great and always pushing us to order more until the last minute of... More 

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

Dear Jmex First of all our apologies for our late reply, thanks a lot for sharing your good comments about Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge. We are happy to know that you were satisfied with our happy hour time and our Shisha selection. We hope to see you soon Best regards, Pablo 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: Bar, Spanish, Contemporary, Pub, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic

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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  • 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.