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Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge

#32 of 15,950 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
People’s Square
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary
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231 Nanjing Rd West (Inside People's Park), Shanghai 200041, China
Name/address in local language
+86 21 6318 0220
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Barcelona, Spain
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely horrible, plus a rip off. The setting is very nice but forget the food. Have an extremely overpriced drink experience.

1 Thank Stephen S
Aalborg, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Located inside People's Square in the middle of Shanghai, this is a nice place for enjoying the dinner. I had grilled garlic and chili prawns for starter and an Angus steak for main course, both where well made and tasted great. My colleague had a Caesar salad and lamb for main course. Both where good, however the salad was big... More 

1 Thank TKazz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to hang-out to Barbarossa lounge (located on the 2nd floor) during my working period in Shanghai and I will say that in this place you feel like home...service is really nice and attentive and the drinks are superb. I am always enjoy the HH with friends, but last week we come in for dinner and it was the... More 

1 Thank fabio p
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lunch, salmon lentil vinnegrette, was an excellent lunch choice. The setting, on a water in people's park is very relaxing and the staff nice

Thank 491max
Bordeaux, France
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice location in the middle of a quiet park. Quite cosy and original in town. Perfect place for drinks and smoking shishas but food was so so.

Thank bendosh
Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Nice location in the middle of Shanghai. The brunch food was good and the value is ok. Staff was very friendly and good.

Thank Frank L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Weird mix of Spanish-like food and Chinese. Shrimps with garlic and chili were not todays catch to put it like that. Mini burgers spongy, chips not bad. Risotto good. Lovely spanish potato omelet, but no bar in Spain would serve it that runny. Good selection of smoothies. Berry smoothie was excellent. Enormous drink list. Staff friendly, attentive and with good... More 

Thank Mooze2
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We been there sunday night , we went to the second floor , small Bar with a little terrace outside , nice music , nice people , really enjo it !

1 Thank Biggysmall82
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

This place is really cool, either indoor and on the roof top Music is cool and choices for cocktails is super - no doubt about that However it's definitely pricey

Thank Antonio_UK_12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

I went to Barbarossa twice while I was in Shanghai, after seeing it recommended in a Lonely Planet guidebook. The first time, some friends and I were just out for drinks, and were seated on - I believe it is called - the Casbah Terrace, on the roof with a great view of the city's skyscrapers above us. Our waiter... More 

Thank Nick R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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
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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Staying in People’s Square

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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.
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