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Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge

$$$
People's Square
Bar, Contemporary, Tapas
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231 Nanjing Rd West (Inside People's Park), Shanghai, China
+86 21 6318 0220
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 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
Excellent bar and location at the People's Park

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
SakiJR
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Shanghai, China
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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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 NEW

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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Shanghai, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Barbarrosa has been part of the history of Shanghai for a while. But always has been well known as a bar. I was there for lunch 3 years ago and the experience was mediocre, but I decided, after listen that new management just arrived, to give a second chance. So, they just made for that so so restaurant, a place... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A great Tapas restaurant for those looking for an alternative to Chinese food, set in beautiful park surrounds - fabulous location, particularly for those staying at The Radisson Blu as my group was. A nice cocktail bar (half price martinis on Thursday nights). recommended.

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Right in the middle of people's park, the setting is absolutely perfect. Looking out over the lake, we enjoyed cocktails with the sun shining down.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Great place inside people square garden. Good for lunch. Food is average don't expect too much from food

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Tenerife, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I have been a few times in Barbarossa since the reopening and I will definitely will continue to go there. Just in the middle of People Square, it seems incredible the place is so peaceful and relaxing. The interior of the bar and restaurant are very cozy, well decorated, and what's more important, the food quality is superb, with prices... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This place is one of my favorite places for dinning or Lunch in Shanghai.The restaurant location is in People Square, really convenient with nice view, very fine Spanish cuisine and good wine. This place has an attitude, nice decoration and a good feeling.The Spanish chef is awesome and recommended us a really good choices, everything was very tasty!! Quality and... More 

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Ningbo, China
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94 reviews 94 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

During a company dinner we had a big internal discussion about the name of the restaurant and the food being served. 'Spanish' was sledged by the Turks who said the name Barbarossa meant red beard in Italian so it could not be Spanish. That he was a Turkish or Arab pirate did not help matters. Looking at the decor we... More 

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

Dear Bishwadeep, First of all thank you for using your time to write a review of Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge. All your opinions and feedbacks will be useful to improve us and be conscious about our strengths and weaknesses. According your discussion about the kind of food we offer in Barbarossa, i would like to inform you that our food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 231 Nanjing Rd West (Inside People's Park), Shanghai, 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 - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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