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“Great views and excellent cuisine.”
Review of The Cathay Room

The Cathay Room
Ranked #68 of 17,398 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, French, Italian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Bund
Description: Step back into an era of European fine-dining elegance, with stellar service and sparkling Bund views from the terrace, The Cathay Room transports guests back almost a century in time to a glamorous bygone era. The Cathay Room has been Shanghai’s premier dining address since the 30's, not only for its food delicacies but also for its status as a much celebrated, high profile social institution. Originally established as the Grill House in 1933, the Cathay Room was where hotel founder and eccentric global traveller, Sir Victor Sassoon, dined with his highbrow friends in true style. Global leaders, celebrities and socialites came for the perfect dining experience, enjoying the exceptional quality of service and unsurpassed Bund panoramas. Today, the revived Cathay Room embodies the same values of culinary vision, service excellence and social dining. Chef Joshua selects the finest seasonal ingredients from organic and ecological producers for her inspired creations that overwhelm guests’ taste buds with a dash of haute cuisine flair. Lunch Set Menu is served from 12 pm until 2:30 pm. Authentic European classics and contemporary creations highlight premium cuts of meat and seafood accompanied by fresh seasonal vegetables and salads. Since developing its passion for excellence in 1929, The Cathay Room’s extensive wine list features more than 250 European and New World labels, including a large selection of medium and full-bodied reds for perfect matching of the prime cuts of meat.
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Unfortunately we only had time for one meal here because there are so many other sights and restaurants in Shanghai, but this was a beautifully appointed restaurant with an extensive menu and wine list. It has its own history and luckily the original paintings and details have been preserved despite the ups and downs of Chinese history. Top quality service and presentation of food. The sweet and sour deep fried fish is to die for!

Thank cathydel
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

The Menu was to my taste. The Wine list had some good, reasonable choices and the service at our table was flawless. The presentation and taste of the Black Cod in particular makes me want to run back for more.
While there, sneak outside to get the best views of the Bund.

(Replacing a tablecloth at a nearby table after another guest left needs some practice by the staff to bring up the standard to the Celtic Lodge in Nova Scotia.)

Thank Rick182
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Stopped in for a quick / light lunch with a view of the Bund - was not dissapointed. The view from the terrace is great, and the three course lunch menu was so intersting it was hard to decide. Food was very good, service was attentive but no over powering, overall it was a great experience.

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Thank trvlalotsea
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Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

The worst evening of my life! I went there with two of my friends and i experience the service of my balls. The waitress face was so sour that i did not have to add salt to my pasta!
Hope you have a great week!

1  Thank Lurvin
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

The Peace hotel is a amazing deco location. Worth visiting even without dinning plans. The good news is that the food is very good. Had a nice soup and beef tartar and my wife's steak was excellent: better than many self proclaimed steakhouses in town. Nice alternative to some of the other big Bund names.

Thank t-bird2002
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