The shortlist: Brunch of the Year

The shortlist for the Time Out Love Shanghai Awards 2016

We love Shanghai. And with top-notch cocktail bars, off-the-hook restaurants and fabulous nights out hitting the tiles, how could you not? Here's this year's shortlist, with nominees hand-picked by our editors, for the Time Out Love Shanghai Awards 2016. Want to spread the love? Click here to vote for your city favourites – shortlisted or not!

The shortlist

The Commune Social

That ineffable X-factor, that unbottleable ‘it’ atmosphere – The Commune Social’s got it. From their electro-swing soundtrack to their quirky global menu to their white-on-white ‘dessert bar’ with the lovely Kim Melvin dishing up sweets to order, The Commune’s already won hearts and minds in ...

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511 Jiangning Lu

M on the Bund

Michelle Garnaud's legendary Bund institution serves up modern European and Middle Eastern dishes in a glamorous, buzzy setting.

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20 Guangdong Lu
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The Nest

In late December, The Nest launched with all the fanfare you’d expect from a Bund-side collaboration between the Muse group and Bacardi. The opening party was a lavish affair, with the bar pumping out cocktails and the raw bar shucking oysters like they were going out of fashion, which certainly ...

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130 Beijing Dong LuOnline booking


One of the few chefs in Shanghai widely known on a first name basis among diners, Willy Trullas Moreno throws around the word ‘sexy’ like David Chang uses expletives. Occasionally, though not often, the Spaniard’s particular brand of PR can fall flat – the over-priced hotdogs at Yongfu Lu late ...

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20 Donghu Lu


There are a couple of key reasons why we love brunch at Mayita; the first is their bottomless sangria and margarita deal (125RMB and 165RMB per person respectively), and the second is their yawning terrace adorned with palm trees and good vibes. With large tables and a grassy area, it’s also ...

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98 Shouning LuOnline booking

Mr & Mrs Bund

Named in the World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2013, Mr Mrs Bund does creative French dishes on a bewilderingly long menu from local celebrity chef Paul Pairet – think beef tartare, foie gras crumble, mouth-watering picnic chicken with garlic aioli, ‘long short beef ribs’ and a lemon tart ...

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18 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu
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