Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. As always there are tons of special meals, enormous buffets and super fancy dinners being served around Shanghai for the big day (Wednesday, February 14). Here's a roundup of some of the best dining promotions for a romantic dinner in Shanghai this year.
Azul is serving up a special Valentine's Day set dinner for two, with a special sensual menu prepared by Chef Eduardo Vargas. Indulge in tapas to share, including Spanish tuna "Ventresca" salad, black truffle mushroom croquets, Azul scallops, garlic prawns and more. For dessert, enjoy a chocolate heart or Azula's petit fours. Priced at RMB688 per couple, which includes one drink per person (Cava wine, mango margarita, Azul Iced Tea or Elderflower Soda).
Banyan Tree Shanghai On The Bund is providing the ultimate romantic options for you and your loved one this Valentine's Day. At Oceans, enjoy a six-course degustation menu with romantic live saxophone, roses, chocolate, free flow wines and champagne, all included in your meal. If Chinese is more your style, enjoy a multi-course Chinese Menu at Mingyuan, which is also accompanied by a bottle of champagne and roses. For an even fancier experience, bring your amour to TOPS enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the Bund, the Huangpu river and the Pudong skyline. As the night progresses, delight your significant other with a special five-course Valentine celebration at the TOPS private dining glasshouse. The RMB4,999 for two menu includes French oysters, Scallop capaccio, Champagne and lobster bisque, frozen chocolate mousse cake and more. Hotel spa packages also available.
Bo Shanghai and its sister nightspot, Daimon (located next door) are celebrating Valentine's Day with set menus, making for a perfect evening of dining paired with beautiful Bund views of Lujiazui. Bo Shanghai’s ‘Butterfly Love Story’ menu encapsulates China’s very own Romeo and Juliet saga: Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai. Known for eventually turning into butterflies, the love journey is represented through a romantic series of dishes priced at RMB1,769 per person. Daimon is offering a more ‘down to earth’ experience to impress your date. The ‘Tian Mi Mi’ Valentine’s Day sharing menu is priced at RMB999 per couple. All prices subject to 10 percent service charge.
Canton Table at Three on the Bund presents a special Valentine’s Day Menu featuring traditional Cantonese delicacies with a modern twist. Come and celebrate this romantic moment with a nine-course Valentine’s Day dinner, priced at RMB1,588 per couple (prices subject to 10 percent service charge). First 10 guests with successful booking will receive a limited edition sugar art rose. Advance booking is required, call 6321 3737 for bookings.
Create memorable moments with your loved one at Casalingo Italian Restaurant, Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong East, who will be serving up a five-course set menu. The Fire Valentine Dessert Platter, exclusively prepared for February 14, chocolate-covered desserts fired up with brandy. RMB588 (plus 15 percent service charge) per couple including a box of homemade chocolate and a bouquet of flowers.
Feb 14, RMB588 per couple plus 15 percent service charge. Casalingo, Marriott Pudong East, see event listing.
Treat your loved one to a romantic Valentine's Day with a special South American-style dinner at Colca. Priced at RMB788 per couple, the menu includes delacacies such as scallop chia tiradito, cod fish with squid, beef tenderloin anticucho and Peruvian seafood rice. For dessert, enjoy a Peruvian chocolate mousse and 'Pure Sex' - a crispy doughnut with chocolate truffle. Included in the package is a glass of Cava Sangria per person.
The casual steakhouse at IAPM will serve its ‘Beef My Valentine’ menu of contemporary fare, perfect for relaxing the night away. Starters include duck liver foie gras, dark cherry purée and yellow fin tuna avocado tartare, followed by main courses such as pan seared lobster, cauliflower purée lobster bisque and slow cooked black angus beef tenderloin with honey mustard alongside “Lady Asia” panna cotta. Flowers coulis, berries jelly and lychee served for dessert. The meal is priced at just RMB999 per couple, with the option of leaving a personalised ‘love message’ on the plate as a surprise with dessert. The first 40 bookings will receive a complimentary box of heart-shaped chocolates from Pierre Marcolini as a take home gift.
The Fairmont Peace Hotel celebrates Valentine's Day in superior style as it opens its doors to a host of special events to mark this most romantic of days. Head over to the Cathay Room a tempting Valentine’s Day dinner from executive chef Jean Luc, who has concocted a menu to complement the stunning views over the Huangpu River. Enjoy oysters, foie gras terrine with ginger confit, sweet strawberry brioche, fresh scallops, citrus zest parfait topped with caviar and more. Or enjoy a traditional afternoon tea adorned with the chance to win your very own custom-made Emperor Jewelry. Room packages also available, contact 6321 6888 for reservations.
When only the ultimate romance will do, opt for the exclusivity of a luxury romantic getaway at the Four Seasons, which is offering several Valentine's Day dining promotions at its restaurants. Camelia is serving up a six-course set menu with luscious dishes such as oysters, scallops, beef consomme and beef cheek, priced at RMB1,080 (plus 15 percent service charge) per person, which includes a glass of Pol Roger champagne. The seven-course set menu on the 35th floor – with sweeping views of the city – is priced at RMB1,300 (plus 15 percent service charge) per person, and includes one bottle of Pol Roger champagne (minimum two people and only for even number). There is a sumptuous menu for the cupid couple with a specially designed dessert. Their award-winning Chinese restaurant Shang-Xi also presents a special set menu, featuring classic Cantonese cuisine, including Australian M9 Wagyu beef, bird's nest soup, whole baby lobster and more, priced at RMB1,314 net per person, including a glass of Pol Roger. Room and spa packages also available. Reservations are required 48 hours in advance. For additional information, call 2036 8888.
The Kempinski will be holding Valentine's Day dinners at both Acqua and Albero restaurants. Heat up your Valentine's Day with a meal full of Spanish flair and passion at Albero. The eight course meal balances flavours form land and sea before finishing on the perfect sweet note. Reserve in advance and receive a gift of roses and chocolate for an extra touch of romance. Or come and experience the taste of romantic Italy with a sumptuous six course set menu for two at Acqua. Book in advance and receive a complimentary rose.
A stunning Japanese dinner at HE Japanese Restaurant with the best panorama of the Huangpu River is a wonderful way to declare true love. Couples who choose to celebrate their love in an authentic Japanese dining style will delight in the dinner set created by the talented Chef Kikuchi Yoshiyuki. The dinner menu for two features fresh ingredients from Japan daily, including steamed soup with crabs, exceptional sashimi and sushi selections, Australian Mayura beef and Japanese teppanyaki-style seafood, as well as Chef’s dessert of the day. Lovers can sit along the sushi bar table to observe the art of making sushi by Chef Yoshi. Guests who prefer an unobstructed view should choose the limited best seats.
Treat that special someone to a Valentine's Day meal at Hooked. For RMB488 per person, you'll enjoy marinated Italian olives and bread on arrival, followed by Bouillabaisse seafood soup, crayfish cocktails and roasted black cod, plus vanilla creme brulee for dessert. Add RMB390 for a bottle of Charles de Fere rose prosecco. Bookings are essential, call 6333 2198 for reservations.
Jean-Georges presents a sumptuous feast merging tasty cuisine and creativity for Valentine's Day. Their five-course Valentine’s Day Early Bird Dinner, priced at RMB998 per person, is available from 5.30-6.30pm. The six-course dinner, available at RMB1,498 per person, will be offered from 5.30-10pm. The elegant French-style meal includes delicacies such as foie gras, New Zealand king salmon with black truffle crumbs, grilled beef tenderloin and a special dessert. All prices subject to 10 percent service charge. Advance booking is required, call 6321 7733 for reservations.
Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai once again shows its romantic side with a range of special promotions for Valentine’s Day 2018. Guests looking for different ways to enjoy the romance with loved ones can choose from an alluring array of specially created menus, CHI, The Spa treatments and a romantic staycation in the hotel room. Order the Valentine’s Day set menu plus wine pairing at The 1515 WEST Chophouse & Bar, Calypso Restaurant & Lounge or Sky Dinner at Horizon Club for your chance to win a romantic two-night getaway to Hong Kong or Singapore for two (flight tickets and accommodation included).
Enjoy romantic Valentine's Day feasts at T'ang Court, Cachet Restaurant and the lobby lounge of Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi. The Valentine’s set dinner for two at T’ang Court, priced at RMB2,288, includes a pink rose for ladies and chocolate for gentlemen. Or enjoy a RMB888 buffet for two at Cachet restaurant, including a dedicated dessert with your loved one’s name designed on it (advanced notification is required) and two glasses of Perrier-Jouet Rose Champagne. Looking for a romantic afternoon tea? At the Lobby Lounge, couples can indulge in delightful sweet and savory treats, served on exquisite Wedgwood china tableware. For more information and reservations, contact email@example.com or call 2330 2288. All prices are subject to 16.6 percent service charge.
Where to invite your loved-one for a fantastic dinner in the upcoming Valentine’s Day? L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon has you covered. They've prepared a six-course Valentine’s Day set menu with signature delicacies valued at RMB 1,688 (plus 10 percent service charge) per person including one glass of Rose champagne. Start with Le Crabe Royale and end with La Sphere for a Valentine’s Day filled with romance and love. For reservations, contact 6071 8888.
Valentine’s Day is a unique occasion for you to show how much you love that special someone. Why not book a table for them at Light & Salt or The Pine? Both Light & Salt Daily and Light & Salt Backstage will be offering special four/five-course menus, including fresh oysters, rougie foie gras terrine, their signature miso cod and more. Finish the sweet moment with special desserts. Meanwhile, The Pine — the newest restaurant of the Light & Salt Group — will serve contemporary Asian cuisine based on the highest quality ingredients. You and your beloved can also enjoy The Pine Terrace's tastefully antique garden.
Come and celebrate Valentine’s Day with Mercato’s signature sharing style menu and simple, elegant modern Italian cuisine. The romantic dinner, priced at RMB1,314 per couple includes signature dishes such as the warm seafood salad, truffle pizza, lobster and shrimp ravioli and grilled beef tenderloin. Valentine's Day dessert included. Prices are subject to a 10 percent service charge and advanced booking is required. Call 6321 9922 for bookings.
Known for its French cuisine interpreted by Chef Paul Pairet, dazzling views of Shanghai’s skyline and warm, heartfelt ambiance, Mr & Mrs Bund will be a natural choice come February 14. As part of the delightful experience, diners are invited to a choice of sharing menu starting priced at RMB888 per person, which includes a selection of signature Pairet dishes, such as long short rib teriyaki, jumbo shrimp in citrus jar and black cod in a bag, followed by dessert. A collection of fine champagne specials are also available for guests.
Confess your love in a very special way this Valentine's Day. Be it a romantic dinner or a sweet gift, from a top-rated dinner recommended by Michelin to a box of hand-made chocolates, Okura Garden Hotel is offering everything to impress your loved one this year, including a RMB2,088 special Michelin-recommended set meal for two at teppanyaki restaurant Sazanka, as well as a RMB1,688 couple's dinner with French flair at the Continental Room. Every couple will receive a box of homemade Valentine’s chocolates. Prices include six percent VAT and 10 percent service charge.
Bring your loved one to POP to share a joyful and romantic moment with their special Valentine's Day feast and glorious Bund views. Enjoy a three-course hearty meal, including one glass of champagne, for RMB688 per person, or a four-course "Happily Ever After" dinner, also including a glass of bubbly, for RMB888 per person. Mains include steamed half Maine lobster, grilled Wagyu steak and more; dessert is also included. Advance booking is required, call 6321 0909 for bookings. Prices are subject to 10 percent service charge.
Contemporary Chinese restaurant Puben will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with a RMB280 sparkling Chandon wine special, setting the mood with complimentary rose on table upon arrival and pair of oysters for RMB96 to start. Guests will also receive an instant photograph with frame as take away memento of the experience.
Pudong Shangri-La invites you to celebrate the ultimate Valentine’s Day this year, with tantalizing surprises at their restaurants, lounges and bar. Enjoy a six-course seafood and steak menu at Jade on 36, feast on Japanese cuisine at Nadaman, sample delicacies from around the globe at Yi Cafe's buffet or try local favorites with a seven-course Huaiyang-style meal at Gui Hua Lou. Specials on drinks and other treats also available at Jade on 36 Bar and Gourmet. For more information and reservations, call 6882 8888 ext. 6888 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dine on a fabulous surf'n'turf set menu with your beau on Valentine's Day at Shanghai Slims. Priced at RMB888 per couple, the menu includes starters of lobster bisque, garden salad, baked scallops and butter prawns, followed by prime ribeye and Icelandic cod, served served with sides of roasted potatoes, broccolli and brussel sprouts with truffle sauce. Finish it off with the chef's special dessert: a straberry cheese mousse. Set also includes one 750ml bottle of Tallero Prosecco.
Celebrate your love at The Westin Bund Center Shanghai this Valentine’s Day and indulge in a collection of romantic dining experiences. Choose from a romantic four-course Italian dinner at Prego at only RMB688net for two or indulge in a sensational buffet feast at The Stage from RM458net per person. A special Valentine's Day Room Package priced at RMB2,018 net is also available.
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