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Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge

231 Nanjing Rd West (Inside People's Park), Shanghai, China (People's Square)
+86 21 6318 0220
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Ranked #230 of 12,426 Restaurants in Shanghai
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Tapas, Contemporary, Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: People's Square
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.
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Madrid, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I return of my holidays in Shanghái now. I stay 2 weeks in the city and I go for dinner 2 times and 1 lunch menu and it´s great the new spanish chef dishes, the real spanish flavors and the appearance of the plates! Delicious it´s like my spanish home in my holidays in China! The location is very nice... More

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Shanghai, China
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I love the wednesday ladies' night here. It's classic, beautiful and served with simple cocktails. Hiding in woods and a lake of People's Park, this place doesn't feel like China at all.

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This restaurant has an amazing location in People Park and looks like a dream when you approach it, but what is inside isn't at the same level. The shisha is average with some variety of flavours. The food was frankly speaking mediocre (we were told the chef just arrive in Shanghai and hasn't settled yet, lol). Starters were disappointing, especially... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My husband and I visited on Wednesday, July 16 before a long flight back to the US. We went there after reading several reviews--meaning we knew what we were getting into. The place was not to difficult to find. In fact, there were signs directing us where to go. We sat upstairs for HH and enjoyed two drinks. The service... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Really nice venue is you are looking for a relaxing place downtown SGH. But do not go to the restaurant, it is not really good and really expensive (I just found the beef ok) Shanghai have so much great adress to eat.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

The Chicken rice is not good The pasta average Arabian mint tea is good Service poor Price way too high for those kind of meals Definitely not recommended except for enjoy the ambience

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Top Contributor
247 reviews 247 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Barbarossa, Red Beard, was very nice. It is definitely a place for people watching even if many of them are foreigners, meaning from outside China. We had small dishes and lots of drinks. Both were good. They had a few English speaking staff. The place if very attractively located in the People's Park but it was a bit difficult to... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Tasty food, beautiful view,proper volume of music. It's a nice place for couples more then for others.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We visited Barbarossa for drinks only and it was around 2 pm. After hours of walking and a quick lunch at neighbouring Yang's Fry Dumplings we found this lounge very attractive and accomodating for a short rest. Hidden in Peoples park it offers nice and affordable drinks, calming view through wide windows and relaxing music. We had some soft drink,... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

During the time i visited this establishment, this place was ranked highly on the trip advisor website at the time and was the reason for prompting me to visit. I am now glad that the reviews give a more true reflection of this place. Having got lost within the park to find this place and walking for a lengthy amount... More

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