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The Cathay Room

9F, Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nanjing Road East, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6321 6888
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  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Italian, French, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
9F, Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nanjing Road East, Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and service. The view is incredible from just about any seat. Great staff and very friendly.

Thank Allan R
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I went to Shanghai on a business trip in June 2017. A friend and I went to the Cathay Room in the Peace Hotel. The Cathay Room is located on the ninth floor. We just had something to drink - orange juice and sparkling water....More

Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 6 August 2017

My wife and I had a lovely terrace view of the Shanghai Bund area at the Cathy Room at the Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai this past May. Our anniversary dinner was lovely and we enjoyed the peaceful time together while eating and enjoying the...More

Thank KevinSChina
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing view across the bund and were served beautiful and very tasty food. We wished we had gone both nights instead of the Chinese which was poor. Highly recommend especially if you have a view across the Bund.

Thank babybuny
Reviewed 1 July 2017

My son and I ate twice in the Cathay Room. Both meals were excellent. The staff is very attentive but not smothering. The food was perfectly cooked and the view of the Bund was spectacular.

Thank aging2016
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The last day of our Tour of China ,as we were staying at the Fairmont what better way to celebrate a wonderful visit to this fascinating country than a dinner in the Cathay Room.Booked the window table with the view of Shanghai Manhattan & the...More

Thank Andrzej116
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This place has great views of the Bund. The food and service was outstanding and they have a lot of choices.

1  Thank postrawb
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The ambience at the Cathay Room is just lovely. Food tasty and great service. We go each time we are in Shanghai and never disappointed. They also have other cafes. We also walk along the Bund just across the road and We feel that our...More

Thank Aussietraveller080
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We had an excellent dinner in the Cathay Room. I had the sea bass and lobster, which was delicious. They offer four reds and four whites by the glass. The view of the Pudong skyscrapers is magnificent, and we watched the brightly lit tourist boats...More

Thank RebelVirginia
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We had booked a table on the terrace on the 8th floor but a strong wind had come up and so they gave us a lovely table inside next to a window overlooking the ever changing lights on the buildings in Pudong. After dinner we...More

Thank Deena63
The Bund
While there are certainly many other “bunds” in the
world, “the Bund” refers to Shanghai’s famous
waterfront. The area’s Gothic, Art Deco and Beaux Arts
monoliths were built when it was part of the Shanghai
International Settlement run by the British and
Americans. The atmosphere of colonial-era luxury has
endured over time and is now found in the five-star
hotels, luxury brand boutiques and expensive
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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9F, Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nanjing Road East, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > The Bund
  • Neighbourhood: The Bund
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6321 6888
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Step back into an era of European fine-dining elegance, with stellar service and sparkling Bund views from the terrace, The Cathay Room transports guests back almost a century in time to a glamorous bygone era. The Cathay Room has been Shanghai’s premier dining address since the 30's, not only for its food delicacies but also for its status as a much celebrated, high profile social institution. Originally established as the Grill House in 1933, the Cathay Room was where hotel founder and eccentric global traveller, Sir Victor Sassoon, dined with his highbrow friends in true style. Global leaders, celebrities and socialites came for the perfect dining experience, enjoying the exceptional quality of service and unsurpassed Bund panoramas. Today, the revived Cathay Room embodies the same values of culinary vision, service excellence and social dining. Chef Joshua selects the finest seasonal ingredients from organic and ecological producers for her inspired creations that overwhelm guests’ taste buds with a dash of haute cuisine flair. Lunch Set Menu is served from 12 pm until 2:30 pm. Authentic European classics and contemporary creations highlight premium cuts of meat and seafood accompanied by fresh seasonal vegetables and salads. Since developing its passion for excellence in 1929, The Cathay Room’s extensive wine list features more than 250 European and New World labels, including a large selection of medium and full-bodied reds for perfect matching of the prime cuts of meat.
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