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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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Outdoor seating

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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
Decent food and Beautiful location

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Saurabhjain723
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Shanghai, China
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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29 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

I really like the food and music here, felt back at home. The ambience is exactly looked like the one of the famous lounges in Morocco and the paprika is so traditional. Something to improve? Yes, if the waiter are able to smiling on his customer, I think the place will be busier than current. I will come back

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

Dear Crevette, Our warmest welcome from Barbarossa Restaurant and Lounge!! We are really grateful for your feedback, really happy to know you enjoy in our venue not only food but also music and atmosphere. At the same time we are also concerned about our staff facial expression we will continue training them to have their best smile toward our guests... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The food there is not as good as it used to, but it's still pretty decent. It is slightly overpriced though, but that's getting common in Shanghai for Western food. The bar is still great, the cocktails are really nice, the happy hours are definitely worth a go. Ladies night are fun, too. Surrounded by a sort of small lake... More 

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

Dear Tiffanie Warm greeting from Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge!! Thank you to have the time to write a feedback, it will be really helpful for us to make sure we offer the best product and service to our guest. After our venue renovation we also launch our new menu that we consider for sure great value, you are welcome to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Located inside of people Park, the restaurant is an oasis in the middle of a jungle of buildings as Shanghai. The food is Mediterranean, mainly with Spanish influence. Tasty, good balance of flavours and well presented. but the tapas is a bit expensive for the portion served. Some drinks are way to expensive, slow served and with the same quality... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Me and my husband were today in barbarossa restaurant for lunch, where we could choose between lunch set menu or normal Spanish menu. We chose the lunch menu, which includes a soup, salad, bread, dessert, coffe/tea and had to choose a main course. Our selection was a grilled salmon and a wagyu beef burguer. The burguer was perfectly cooked at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I visited with colleagues on a recent business trip. Quite a relaxed but quiet restaurant, not somewhere for a group of friends wanting a lively night out. Decor is lovely, windows look out over the water. Service was polite and helpful if a little slow. We ordered tapas for the 4 of us to share, unsure of how much to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We had dinner last night and we tried an amazing paella with good flavour balance. We also tried some tapas, some of them a little bit expensive for the portion served but at least is full of flavours and really nice balanced. The service is quite good, awesome if compared to Chinese serving style. They have western servind and quality... 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: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating

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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