The British are coming! The British are coming! In Shanghai, the British restaurant scene is expanding, and yet some of the classic staples around the city are already decidedly colonial and of the Queen.
Sasha's is a tradition in Shanghai, especially in summer when the open patio in the back of the colonial-era structure is open for business. You're served gin and tonics under green umbrellas while the shrubbery shades you from public view and any pollution, be it noise or traffic. In short, Sasha's is the quintessential British establishment.
For British pub food, head to the Bulldog, where the British love of football is not only apparent, but blatantly in your face. The over-the-top decor and music adds to the feeling that when you walk in the door you could be downtown London. The only drawback is the fact that the pub is located next to the American consulate, making this British flag in their backyard somewhat iconic. Flanagan's Pub is a similarly British eatery and watering hole where Brits gather to talk about snooker, football and cricket, all sports that no one else would gather to muse over.
For a broader definition of British, O'Malley's Irish Pub offers a bit of island culture to the otherwise dreary British cuisine scene. Here you'll find Sheppard's pie, well-mixed drinks and soulful music born out of years of fighting.
British breakfast is on offer at Steak and Eggs, where although American owned you can get the disgusting combo of beans, grilled tomato and eggs any morning of the week.
High class British food is also available in Shanghai, namely at the Soho Pub, Laris, Small House and Landhaus. You'll find your standards of British fare, from Fish and Chips to Spotted Dick and much, much more.
11 Dongping Lu
Corner of Heng Shan Lu
Colonial Style Dinning at extreme prices with comfort in style... read more
42 Tao Jiang Road
Between Heng Shan Road and Wu Lu Mu Qi Road
A notch above the average pub grub with great kids food... read more
899 Dong Fang Road
Holiday Inn Pu Dong
Snooker, TVs, live music and pub grub... read more
4 Hengshan Lu
Wulumuqi Nan Lu
Extremely popular with live music and tasty food...
181 Taicang Road
North Block, House 3, Unit 5
6/F 3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Lu
Near Guangdong Lu
Fine Dining with a famous chef and astonishing view... read more
22 Shan Xi Nan Lu
Generous portions of finger foods at large group prices... read more
5A Dong Ping Road
Fine dining in a place that feels like home...
99 Xi Kang Lu, Bldg. 3
Popular Western Steak and Eggs menu... read more