To us, hotel brunches are the ultimate luxury. You've got a late start to your day, and you've got a lavish selection of the best food (and hopefully, champagne) to help ease the way. On top of all that, you are receiving the hospitality and star treatment available at some of the nicest hotels in Shanghai.
Without further ado...here are our picks of hotels that do brunch best.
Treat yourself to brunch options from around the world at The Langham’s buffet. There’s an impressive seafood station, Spanish iberico ham, French brie cheese, Mediterranean “Brut” rice and sushi station just to name a few. For the sweet tooth inclined, The Langham’s newest offerings feature a giant pancake stack, marble cheesecake, a chocolate fountain and more. An impressive spread, to say the least.
Sat and Sun, 11:30am-3pm, RMB348 per person, RMB448 for soft drinks, juice, coffee and tea, additional RMB688 for Bollinger champagne and house wine plus 10 percent service charge and 6 percent VAT. Children 5 years old or below are free, and children 6 to 11 years old are charged half-price.
For details and reservations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 021 2330 2420.
See a listing for Cachet, at The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi
The Westin Bund Center Shanghai boasts two levels of buffets and stations, so you’re spoilt for choice, especially with weekly brunch themes throughout the year. There’s free-flowing Taittinger champagne, a wine buffet and a ‘make-your-own’ cocktail bar for boozy brunch enthusiasts. You’ll even spend your morning entertained by acrobats and a live orchestra. Plus, Westin’s brunch is family-friendly, catering to parents and children with an on-site nanny, toys, cartoons and games.
Sun, 11:30am-2:30pm, RMB488 per person without free flow champagne, RMB588 per person with free flow champagne, RMB250 per child, Children under 4 years old are free, plus 10 percent service charge and 6 percent VAT.
For details and reservations, please contact email@example.com or call 6103 5048.
See a listing for Stage International Buffet, at The Westin Bund Center, Shanghai
For brunch with a view, dining at VUE is a no brainer. Only appetizers and desserts are served buffet-style, while seven cooking stations throughout the restaurant serve cheese, seafood and meat and chefs provide tableside service. Upon your arrival, you’ll be welcomed with a poached egg served benedict-style on a muffin with caviar on top.
Sun, 11:30am-3pm, RMB688 per person, plus 10 percent service charge and 6 percent VAT.
For details and reservations, please call 6393 1234 ext 6328
See a listing for VUE Restaurant, at Hyatt on the Bund
La Vie’s pretty in pink brunch setup is perfect for a girls’ day out. Spend your Sunday sipping on free flow Mumm champagne or rosé while sampling from the Le Royal Meridien Chef’s Taste of Discovery Stations, Terrace Barbeque Menu and Gourmet Chocolate and Dessert Bar. La Vie also welcomes children to play at Le Bistro’s Kids Corner.
Sun, 12-3pm, RMB398 per person without free flow, RMB558 per person with free flow Mumm Brut, RMB598 for Mumm Rosé plus 10 percent service charge and 6 percent VAT.
For details and reservations, please call 3318 9999 ext 7001
See a listing for La Vie en Rose, at Le Royal Meriden Shanghai
Take a trip to Italy without ever leaving Shanghai. The Sofitel’s Le Brunch Italy offers more than just conventional Italian dishes, introducing diners to Piedmontese, Tuscan and Sicilian cuisine. To sweeten the deal, all brunch diners get free access to the beach and swimming pool.
Sun, 11:30am-3:00pm, RMB398 per person for free flow juice and soft drinks, RMB598 with free flow juice, soft drinks, beer, wine and champagne, plus 10 percent service charge and 6 percent VAT.
For details and reservations, please call 021 3761 1912.
See a listing for Vie All Day Dining, at Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental
All classy marble interiors and comfy leather banquettes, if hotel brunches were based on looks alone we reckon the Waldorf Astoria's Grand Brasserie might clinch it. Happily, the food is just as baller as the interiors, offering guests a semi-buffet experience (which basically means you get à la carte and buffet) with free-flow Champagne options too. Feast on three à la carte dishes plus the buffet, which includes premium seafood, oysters served at the hotel’s Long Bar, caviar, fresh bread and pastries, cold cuts and more. Oh, and there’s a live jazz band to serenade you too.
Sun, from 11am-3pm. RMB688 per person (free-flow soft drinks), RMB888 per person (includes free-flow soft drinks, red and white wine, Perrier Jouët Champagne), plus 15 percent service charge. Kids up to 12 years old dine for free throughout the month of June.
See a listing for The Grand Brasserie, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund