Time Out says
At El Bund you'll find more than 200 dishes made with traditional and avant-garde flavours from Shanghai, producer of the oldest cuisine in the world. This authentic garden of Far Eastern delights is located in a villa, where the decor teleports you straight to Suzhou, with a wall that emulates the traditional windows of this Chinese city famous for its gardens. In the shade of walnut and ash trees, the terrace at El Bund is an intimate, cool and quiet space that makes for a romantic dinner setting or spot for the first drinks of the night, thanks to the play of light and candles.
Even if it's not terrace weather, you can head inside to dig in to the restaurant's exquisite noodles and dim sum (made to order by an artisanal chef who specialises in them). In the charming lounge, you can crunch into treats that are perfectly and lightly fried such as the unbeatable spring rolls or the prawn-stuffed 'chrysanthemums'. The main raw materials for used in the kitchen come directly from Shanghai, so among the dishes are other local specialities such as sea cucumber and abalone.
You won't want for a refreshing drink either, as they serve a wide repertoire of cocktails, among them 18 types of gin and tonic, and many other signature concoctions waiting to be discovered.
Arturo Baldasano, 22
|Transport:||Arturo Soria (M: L4)|
|Opening hours:||Daily 1.30pm-4.30pm, 8.30pm-midnight|