Glam and then some. Famous first on the Bund, this gorgeous space on the seventh floor of Bund No. 5 Building offers amazing views of the Huang Pu River, the Bund and Pudong.
No. 5 on the Bund, 20 Guangdong Road, by Zhongshan Dong Yi Road, Shanghai, 7 floor
+86 (0)21 6350 9988
Bund, Huang Pu River, Shanghai
Hours of Operation:
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm
- Brunch: Sat-Sun 11:30am-3pm
- Afternoon Tea: Sun 3:30-5:30pm
- Dinner: Daily 6-10:30pm
- All cards.
- Reservations recommended, especially if you'd like to sit outside on a warm afternoon or evening.
I will sound like an old expat in Shanghai: "when I first arrived, M on the Bund was the only nice restaurant in the entire neighborhood!" There, I've done it. I've shown my age. But really, only five years ago, it was. Now, there are lots of posh restaurants and expensive boutiques lining the Bund on the west side, but M remains, in my mind, the best. And I can honestly say I've tried to like the new ones better but I just can't. I think there's something about the way the owner, Michelle Garnaut, and her staff are on hand ensuring that it is a truly great experience each and every time you return. Many good and popular restaurants in Shanghai live off their popularity for 3-9 months, then go bad - portions get smaller, the menu gets more expensive (and never changes), service declines. But M, as I said, remains. You know that if you book a client or anniversary dinner at M, no one will be disappointed.
And let me just, for a wee moment, sing the praises of the Glamour Bar downstairs on 6. Perfect for a sundowner, a pre-dinner drink or a post-dinner digestiv, the Glamour Bar oozes class. My favorite time to go is about 5pm on a weekday after I've taken friends visiting Shanghai on a walk of the Bund promenade. Pop over the Glamour Bar for a martini or three and soak up the Bund as the light gets low. You won't regret it.