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[Shanghai 上海] Chop Chop Club

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Chop Chop Club

Add: 2F, Three on the Bund, 1 Zhongshandongyi Lu
Tel: 5308 5399
Hours: seats at 6:30-7pm and 8-8:30pm
Price: 400~500 rmb/person
Visited: Feb 2017

Please note that this was an arranged tasting.

If you’ve been eating and drinking in Shanghai, you should know the name Paul Pairet (PP). This French chef has created many climaxes in the F&B scene here since his arrival in 2005 – Jade on 36 at Shangri-la Pudong, Mr & Mrs Bund at Bund 18, and Ultraviolet, the all-immersive dining experience that ranked #24 on World’s 50 Best Restaurants (in addition to two Michelin stars) in 2016. His most recent project, titled “Chop Chop Club” in collaboration with Unico, just opened a week ago and immediately became (unsurprisingly) the hotspot on the bund.

常在上海吃喝的人,對 Paul Pairet (PP) 這個名字一定不陌生。這位法國大廚自 2005 年以來在上海創造了各種餐飲界的高潮,比如浦東香格裏拉的 Jade on 36、比如外灘 18 號的 Mr & Mrs Bund,比如名列 World’s 50 Best Restaurants、去年得到米其林二星的全方位感官餐廳 Ultraviolet。最近他和外灘三號的 Unico 合開了一家名爲 Chop Chop Club 的餐廳,開幕才一周,已(不意外地)成爲外灘上最受矚目的新寵兒。



Decor at Unico has remained largely unchanged, the only conspicuous difference being the addition of two large electronic screens detailing the carvery menu, constantly updated with time, price, and pieces left. Like this:

“18:30|cote de boeuf|650/portion, 1300/whole”
“19:45|grilled seabass|140/portion, 700/whole”
“20:15|char-roasted chicken|180/portion, 320/whole”

You will notice, upon closer inspection, that the first few items had already been sold out. Why yes, the dishes here go fast, so chop chop and order whatever you fancy before they are snatched by other tables, otherwise there’s no choice but to come back another evening.


走進餐廳一看,Unico 的布置沒有太大的改動,不過架起了兩座電子屏幕。屏幕上寫著每晚更新的 carvery 菜單以及每種料理出爐的具體時間、價格、以及所剩份數,比如:


仔細一看,前面幾款都已 sold out?!沒錯,這裏的美食不等人, 店名中的 “chop chop” 在英文裏的意思就是 “快一點”,所以在屏幕上看到自己想點的菜別忘了趕緊和服務員下單,一旦賣光就要下次再來吃啦。


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February 20th, 2017 at 9:12 am

[Shanghai] Chi-Q

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Add: Three on the Bund 2F, 3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Lu  / 中山东一路3号外滩三号2楼
Tel: 6321 6622
Hours: 6-10:30pm
Price: 350-450 RMB/person
Visited: Jan 2015

Please note that this is an invited tasting.

Upscale Korean barbecue by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and his Korean-American wife Marja. As you can expect from Jean-Georges and Three on the Bund, Korean barbeque becomes a rather chic affair here with top quality ingredients. They’ve brought in chef Bina Yu, who is South Korean by birth and previously sous chef at Jean Georges’ namesake restaurant in New York, to run the kitchen of Chi-Q. I’ve had Korean barbecue quite a few times both in Shanghai and Seoul but never in such high style, and I was curious to find out how it works.




But first, the space. It is designed by Neri & Hu (a familiar name in Shanghai by now), who put together a sleek dining room with long communal tables crowned by a dramatic atrium, as well as individual booths. More details on Three on the Bund’s website.


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February 2nd, 2015 at 1:38 am

[Shanghai] Mercato by Jean Georges

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Mercato by Jean Georges

Add: 6/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu / 中山东一路外滩3号6楼, 近广东路
Tel: 6321 9922
Hours: 5:30pm-1am
Price: approx. 300 RMB/person
Visited:  Jul 2012

Please note that this is an arranged tasting.

When Mercato by Jean Georges opened last week at Three on the Bund, it instantly became one of the loveliest dining spots in Shanghai. It’s hard not to fall in love with this place, a stylish interior designed by Neri & Hu (the same folks behind The Waterhouse and Table No. 1) with a modern and extremely likable Italian menu.

The design at Mercato bridges the organic and natural with modernity, using a combination of reclaimed wood, warm leather, exposed steel, iron, and glass. Stylishly rustic, if you will. I especially loved the use of fresh herbs and vegetables, which added a warm and inviting touch to an otherwise very polished vibe.

Guests will first pass through The Mercato Bar, then arrive at The Pizza Lounge illuminated by an Italian wood burning oven. A perfect spot for a casual meal with a friend or two.

Towards the back, there are communal tables to accommodate large groups, as well as smaller tables for the more intimate dinners.

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July 31st, 2012 at 1:15 pm

[Shanghai] Evian Spa

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Evian Spa (venue closed)

Add: 2/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu / 中山东一路3号二楼, 近广东路
Tel: 6321 6622
Hours: 10:30am~10:30pm
Price: Lomi Lomi Hawaii Therapy 980 RMB, 90 minutes
Visited: Dec 2011

Evian Spa at Three on the Bund is Evian‘s first and only spa outside of France, so naturally I was quite curious to see what it’s like. Upon entering Evian Spa’s 35 metre high atrium, with its zen garden-like decor of grey carpet and large granite rocks, it’s not difficult to image its glory when it first opened 7 years ago. Now, however, the space seems quite worn, and I couldn’t help but feel a little disappointed especially after having been to some newer spas in town like ESPA at The Ritz-Carlton Pudong and Anantara Spa at The PuLi Hotel. I soon found out, however, that what Evian Spa lacks in hardware is made up for by the professionalism of their very experienced spa therapists.

At the waiting area, I was served a cup of hot tea and of course, Evian water.

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January 11th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

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[Shanghai] House of Wine

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House of Wine

Add: 7/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu 中山东一路3号7楼, 近广东路
Tel: 3366 4788
Hours: 4pm-1am (closed on Sunday)
Price: depends on the bottle
Visited: Oct 2011

Please note that this was an arranged tasting.

House of Wine (also known as HOW) is a rustic and cozy French wine bar located on the 7th floor of Three on the Bund (along with Jean Georges, Nougatine, New Heights, etc.) It’s a casual and intimate gathering place where you can share a few bottles of wine among friends while nibbling off a classic French snack menu. Charcuterie? Seafood platter? Beef ribs? Croque Monsieur et Madam? They’ve got ’em all.

HOW directly imports wines from French organic vineyards, ranging from Loire Valley, Bordeaux region, South West , Languedoc-Roussillon, Rhone Valley, Provence, Beaujolais, Burgundy, Alsace and Champagne. The cellar houses an extensive selection with a wide price range – starting from 55 rmb for a glass, and from 250rmb to a few thousands for a bottle.

We started with a plate of assorted cold cuts and antipasti (138 RMB).

Then, a refreshing seafood platter (388 RMB) of 6 oysters, 8 Souther Ocean shrimps, 4 Alaska King Crab legs, and 1 whole bread crab. FYI, the seafood platter gets discounted to 300 RMB every Friday.

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October 27th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

[Shanghai] New Heights

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New Heights

Add: Three on the Bund, 7/F, 17 Guangdong Lu  广东路17号, 外滩三号7楼
Tel: 6321 0909
Hours: [afternoon tea] 2-5pm
Price: [afternoon tea] 128 RMB + 10%
Visited: Jul 2011

A new afternoon tea service at New Heights? Let’s give it a try.

The afternoon tea set (128 RMB), served in a glass house adjacent to the main dining room, includes two plates of sweet and savory bites, with a cup of coffee or tea.

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July 18th, 2011 at 7:36 am

[Shanghai] Brunch at Jean Georges

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Jean Georges

Add: 4/F, Three on the Bund, 17 Guangdong Lu 广东路17号, 外滩三号4楼, 近中山东一路
Tel: 6321 7733
Hours: [lunch] 11:30am~2:30pm [dinner] 6-11pm
Price: [lunch] 218 RMB/set+ 10% [dinner] 668~1458 RMB/set + 10%
Visited: Apr 2011 (visit 1, 2)

Brunch at Jean Georges at Three on the Bund. Ambience pictures have been posted last time, so let’s get to the food. For 218 RMB, you get fresh juice, pastries, and the signature brunch plate – a quartet of smoked salmon, eggs Benedict, French toast, and pancakes. You can also order from their very likable 3-course lunch menu (even better value than the brunch set, in my opinion), also priced at 218 RMB. Just be sure to call ahead early to reserve the window seats, which get snatched up very quickly.

The brunch set began with a trio of pastries – almond, chocolate, and plain croissant – and accompanying chocolate hazelnut sauce, strawberry jam, and apple sauce. The dainty little pastries were served warm, flaky, buttery…a most delightful start.

Then came the brunch plate itself, a quartet of egg Benedict, French toast, smoked salmon atop crispy potato gallette, and pancake with fruits – just the typical brunch items, but everything beautifully done. I especially liked the french toast, which was crispy on the outside but supremely light and moist on the inside, with an eggy flavor that is delicious with or without the accompanying caramel vanilla sauce.

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May 7th, 2011 at 10:00 am