Above the Sky: Dining with a view

By Anabela Mok 2021-10-21 15:30:41

In our spring edition of In Season, we brought you to some of our favourite al fresco spots in town. Always on the lookout for places to dine with ambience, we decided to soar above the sky to find dining gems with an unforgettable view.



Wonderland brings you Cantonese cuisine from the 68th floor of the Shanghai Tower, with top notch views. To start the meal, they have a Chef Taste Four, which features an appetizer comprised of four small bites: caviar foie gras, ham coriander seedling, chanterelle pomegranate bag, avocado crab meat. Their fresh new menu features a delightful Drunken Hairy Crab that is bursting with flavour. The sweetness of the crab comes from their marination, and a big hint of that comes from its name. The crustacean is marinated in two types of rice wine with sugar and light soy sauce, which goes so well with the steamed crab and the juicy roe. Other new dishes include their White Cut chicken with Ginger.It is light and has a great blend of flavour and zestfulness. The view is absolutely as impressive as the food. On a clear day from the dining area if your eyes follow the meandering Huangpu River, you can see as far as West Bund.

Address: 68F, 501 Yincheng Middle Road, 
Pudong New Area
Tel: 6881 0088



If you enjoy the view from above, try the VITA NOSTRA Sunday brunch at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong. Guests can choose one main course out of the five which includes an immense T-bone M3 Black Angus Fiorentina, “Surf and Turf” beef tenderloin and jumbo shrimp, and Italian food that will fill your brunch needs.

Brunch here is not boisterous and is perfect if you enjoy the right dose of lively conversation and view. The pass-around Tiramisu, and Italian Cannoli will make you want to save room for dessert. For us, this is a great spot to go if you have not visited in a while.

Address: The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, IFC, 8 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area
Tel: 2020 1717


Grand Hyatt Shanghai

The crowning glory of modern Shanghai, the Grand Hyatt Hotel Shanghai has a new restaurant offering sweeping views of the city. Located on the 53rd floor, Impression Dining provides lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and drinks. There is also live singing as entertainment. 

As with many F&B venues located within this hotel, Impression Dining made an impression on us as we feel the light flavour of the food is not too heavy on our palatte or our stomach. There are so many things to see and do around this hotel that it is a place to stop by after visiting the observatory on the 88th floor. 

Address: Grand Hyatt Hotel Shanghai, Jin Mao Tower, 88 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area
Tel: 6 21 8024 1234


Bulgari Hotel Shanghai

Bulgari Hotel Shanghai has an amazing view of the city. If you come for an afternoon tea on the 47th floor, you can experience magnificent views on their terrace. For 828 RMB, two people can enjoy their sweet and savory afternoon tea. If you are planning an evening dinner, you can also try IL Ristorante- Niko Romito. 
IL Ristorante-Niko Romito is a one-Michelin star restaurant that reinterprets classic Italian traditions and delicacies in an innovative way, combining contemporary spirit and traditional culture in terms of ingredients, recipes, presentation of food and service philosophy. Enjoy the after-dinner atmosphere at the outdoor bar on the 48th floor. The view is stunning and will be sure to ‘wow’ your guests.

Address: 47F, Bulgari Hotel Shanghai,108 North Shanxi Rd, Jing’an District

Tel: 3606 7788 


Jade on 36 Restaurant

Decorated in bright colours with white marble tables and light-beige leather chairs, Jade on 36 at the Pudong Shangri-la, Shanghai offers French cuisine overlooking the Huangpu River. 

Diners can see the Puxi Skyline and the entire Bund from Waibaidu Bridge sprawling towards Jin Ling Dong Road, with 52 buildings of various styles standing one after another. Their menu is a fresh interpretation of classic French cuisine, especially in using seasonal products from sustainable sources. 

Address: 36F, Grand Tower,Pudong Shangri-La, 33 Fu Cheng Lu, Pudong New Area
Tel: 6882 8888