Grant Pearce's City Guide

Long Museum West Bund

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“The Long Museum West Bund is one of two Long Museum locations and is true architectural feat. This privately owned space houses it’s owners own collection and also provides gallery space for travelling exhibitions. It is a fascinating experience and successfully promotes Chinese art.” -Grant Pearce

Address
3398 Longteng Ave, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Contact

http://www.thelongmuseum.org/

Jing’an Temple

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“A visit to the Jing’an Temple is a both a beautiful and spiritual experience. First built in 247 AD, this spectacular Buddhist temple has had an interesting past. It’s been relocated is home to the largest jade sitting Buddha in the country.. The gold pagoda is mesmerising as are the many antiquities housed within the temple walls.” -Grant Pearce

Address
1686 Nanjing W Rd, JingAnSi, Jingan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Contact

https://www.travelchinaguide.com/attraction/shanghai/jingan-temple.htm

The Middle House

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“The place to stay is the newly opened Middle House Hotel part of The House Collective by Swire hotels. Designed by renowned Italian architect Piero Lissoni, The Middle House is located in the heart of Shanghai yet the clever design and environment offers a tranquil and beautifully appointed oasis. Everything about this hotel is an experience from the state of the art spa to a reservation at the super popular Chinese restaurant, Sui Tang Li.” -Grant Pearce

Address
China, Shanghai Shi, Jingan Qu, No. 366 Shi Men Yi Road 邮政编码: 200041
Contact

https://www.themiddlehousehotel.com/en/

Ginger

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“On a balmy spring day there is no better place to be than the terrace at Ginger enjoying an original cocktail. Though the food is described as global cuisine with a South East Asian influence, there are alot of Vietnamese dishes. Besides the delectable food, there’s also a great mix of local, contemporary paintings. Super cool!” -Grant Pearce

Address
91 Xingguo Rd, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Contact

http://www.gingerfoods.com/

The PuLi Bar

Photo: Courtesy of The PuLi Hotel & Spa

“After a full day at work or as a great place to meet before dinner a drink at The PuLi bar is second to none. Located in the heart of the Jing an district The PuLi Hotel is a lush resort style property with a breathtaking lobby where the bar is located. It is also great for people watching as it is often home to visiting celebrities, fashion designers, and the like. In true Bond style a martini is a speciality and a favorite of mine. Shaken not stirred of course!” -Grant Pearce

Address
1 Changde Road, Jingan District Shanghai 200040 China
Contact

https://thepuli.com/en/shanghai-jingan-luxury-puli-hotel-dining/long-bar/

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Former French Concession

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“My favorite thing to do is walk through the beautiful tree lined streets of The Former French Concession and observe the daily life of those living there.” -Grant Pearce

Address
Taikang Rd, DaPuQiao, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
Contact



Spicy Moment

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“With a contemporary setting ‘Spicy Moment’ as it’s name suggests serves super spicy Hunan food. Because there’s no English menu, simply point to the provided images of the dishes to order. The chilli cabbage and shredded pork are winners and well worth a try as are the tofu and pork balls.” -Grant Pearce

Address
No 71, Wuyuan Rd, Shanghai, China
Contact



Mercato Shanghai

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“For an upmarket Western food experience you can’t go past a window table at Mercato. Situated on the 6th floor of the historic no.3 on the Bund, this Italian eatery boasts one of the best views of the Bund, the HuangPu River, and the colourful light show created by the amazing neons of the skyscrapers across the river in Pudong. Oh and the foods great also.” -Grant Pearce

Address
6/F, Three on the Bund, No.3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Road, Shanghai
Contact

https://www.jean-georges.com/restaurants/china/shanghai/mercato

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The Shanghai Edition

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“Another hot bar right now is the rooftop at the newly opened Edition Hotel located just five minutes away from The Bund. It’s definitely the place to see and been seen.” -Grant Pearce

Address
199 Nanjing Road East, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Contact

https://www.editionhotels.com/shanghai/