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Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge

#72 of 11,661 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
People's Square
Bar, Contemporary, 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 60
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 11
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  • 3
    Terrible
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
Went for lunch

As I live in Shanghai, there are millions of places to go for lunch or dinner, from casual to elegant, traditional to western, so why this place? The pros: it is situated in a very nice garden where you can enjoy views, traditional casual chinese daily life ( carts or dice games, men fishing for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
PascaleV
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Shanghai, China
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The restaurant took a bit of finding from the subway station, but once we headed down the dark path we were rewarded with a great place to eat and drink. The terrace bar upstairs had a great vibe, good views and a nice cocktail menu. The service was prompt and the drinks came quickly. Take advantage of happy hour if... More 

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Sydney
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Lovely setting in a tranquil location. The cocktails were unsophisticated but the food was excellent and good value. Pablo was a wonderful waiter and really helped us choose the right wine for our party. We met the lovely chef who was very friendly. The dumplings were amazing and we ordered 4 serves amongst our party of 7. Great night.

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Shanghai, China
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152 reviews 152 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

As I live in Shanghai, there are millions of places to go for lunch or dinner, from casual to elegant, traditional to western, so why this place? The pros: it is situated in a very nice garden where you can enjoy views, traditional casual chinese daily life ( carts or dice games, men fishing for fun or dinner?,people taking their... More 

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wales
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The rooftop bar is the place to be with great views over the park,perfect to watch the sun go down with drink in hand.

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

Dear Booboo Wales, 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 Lounge Cocktail Bar on the second floor. Also I would like to invite you to our recent refurnished restaurant on the first floor where we offer a... More 

California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

I like the atmosphere here, very traditional Moroccan stylish set up, felt I've come back to Casablanca. Nice cocktails while we're sitting at the bar then move to other floor where the food was amazing as well as the service was friendly and attentive.

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

Dear Alexis, 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 More 

Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The location alone & atmosphere deserves the 4 stars. Food is very good & it has a lovely bar with Shishas. A fusion cuisine of Spanish tapas, Italian appetizers & international entrées. I recommend you try the Duck risotto, the Grilled Salmon & the Halibut. The mini burgers are also nice. The decor is very nice & you feel you're... More 

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

Dear Pierohat, Many thanks for your review and my apologies for the delayed reply, We are glad to know that your experience at Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge was pleased. Your positive review encourages us to keep on offering a great experience to our guests. We hope see you soon in our venue. Best regards from Barbarossa Management More 

Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is so much more exciting to do in the evening. The most exciting part is to find the way to the place through a small garden. So, you walk through narrow curvy roads in between the trees, cross over a small bridge and there you see a tower and lots of light. Like in a hidden mysterious adventure. Then... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Location , location , location ...... in People's Square overlooking the bright lights .... oh how romantic , with a brilliant rooftop bar , Moroccan style on the middle floor and a refurbished restaurant and bar on the ground floor (apparently the food has now raised it's game). Music is not too loud and there's a real buzz about the... More 

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Shanghai, China
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Peaceful and quiet location by the small lake in the middle of huge city. Attentive and enough personnel. Well designed restaurant, Shishas available. Well done drinks and good cigar terrace at the 2nd floor. I recommend for lunch, well made drinks and for the early evenings.

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Beijing, China
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111 reviews 111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I have only been to Barbarossa for drinks and shisha, twice during a 5 day stay in Shanghai. The place is located in the middle of a park, the building architecture is very weird yet nice and attractive. The restaurant is as nice from the inside, they offer a 50% off happy hour on alcoholic drinks in the afternoon (till... 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, Contemporary, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene

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?