Nothing comes cheap in Shanghai, but we're here to help. When you're down to the last few
in your pocket and in desperate need of a big and tasty meat that won't break the bank, try one of these all-you-can-eat deals*.
If you've got a hankering for garlicky fresh mussels and crisp fries after a long, arduous Monday in the office, head to Le Café des Stagiaires 3 every Monday from 7pm.
Le Cafe de Stagiaires 3 386 Dagu Lu, near Shimen Yi Lu, Jingan district. From 7pm. 80RMB.
All-you-can-eat schnitzel for 88RMB at Zeitgeist
A recent addition to the city's German food offerings, Zeitgeist has proven to be a heavy-weight for lovers of hearty Bavarian eats.
Zeitgeist 537 Haifang Lu, near Xikang Lu, Jingan district. 6-10pm. 88RMB.
All-you-can-eat pintxos and tapas for 100RMB at Tomatito
The El Willy Group's 'sexy' tapas bar Tomatito – hidden away in a traditional shikumen on Taixing Lu – is the spot to enjoy classic Spanish bites. Plus, the deal is paired with happy hour drinks from 25RMB.
Tomatito Second Floor, Zhong Plaza, 99 Taixing Lu, near Wujiang Lu, Jingan district. 9-11pm. 100RMB.
All-you-can-eat tapas, beef and French fries for 168RMB at MUST Grill
Start the weekend early at French-inflected casual dining spot MUST Grill on Thursday with a banging free-flow food option that includes a selection of tapas, beef and fries from 7-10pm.
MUST Grill First Floor, 881 Wuding Lu, near Changle Lu, Jingan district. 7-10pm. 168RMB. Booking required.
Free-flow house wine and canape buffet for 99RMB at Element Fresh
Get an hour of unlimited booze and bites every Friday at all Element Fresh locations. From 6.30-7.30pm, there's free-flow house wines and a buffet full of canapés to gorge on. Sure, they're small bites, but you can have as many as you want.
Element Fresh Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xikang Lu. 6.30-7.30pm. Available at all locations.
The newest brunch from Spanish favourite La Bota offers free-flow food (think tapas, churros and eggs) and drinks packages until 4pm.
La Bota Bund Docks, The Cool Docks, 18 Maojiayuan Lu, near Waima Lu, Huangpu district. 11.30am-4pm. 258RMB free-flow food and drink; 158RMB food only.
If you're looking for a more robust alternative to the classic Eggs Benedict Sunday brunch, head to Kebabs on the Grille for a full Indian buffet with appetisers, mains and sweets as well as free-flow beer, wine and soft drinks. Think fragrant curries and Indian-style kebabs – it's a game-changer.
Kebabs on the Grille 8 Cool Docks, 479 Zhongshan Nan Lu, near Fuxing Dong Lu, Huangpu district. 11.30-4pm. 150RMB.