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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Italian, French, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
9F, Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nanjing Road East, Shanghai, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooftop bar has exceptional views of the Bund and Pudong. Service can be a bit slow, and too hot in summer, but the view makes up for much.

Thank Todd B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the only problem is that you must know Chinese. Apart from that, this place is really beautiful and have great food

Thank Amba J
Reviewed 26 October 2017

While we were a little disappointed that the food lacked some of the bigger tastes we were expecting, it was still delicious. Our service was excellent and the view better! Worthwhile making a reservation near a window after dark to see the majesty of the...More

Thank d-milne_writer
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Had dinner in the Cathay Room at the Peace Hotel Shanghai. It is situated right on the Bund and you get a great view along the Bund as well as across to Pudong. There is an outside rooftop terrace which is great on a balmy...More

Thank Greg L
Reviewed 29 September 2017

East game in China can be a challenge if you don't speak the language and/or are not an adventurous eater. The food and service was excellent. Wait staff explained each course. Soup dumplings were excellent.

Thank DMMMNewYork
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

A last day in Shanghai... the most beautiful place with an absolutely awesome view of the Bund. You need to book a table if you want to have the good ones! Food is delicious (we shared chicken sweet and sour, salted shrimps , vegetables, roasted...More

Thank Chm-ontheroad
Reviewed 28 August 2017

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
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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