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That top of the world feeling

By Xu Junqian and Pauline D. Loh | Shanghai Star | Updated: 2014-08-02 07:39

That top of the world feeling

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Where are the best places in Shanghai to feed her, woo her and whisper those crucial words that will make her yours forever more? Xu Junqian and Pauline D. Loh tip you off.


At the very top of Three on the Bund is Cupola, a two-level Gothic-style private dining room. The space is a former watch tower that commands a panoramic view of the Huangpu River, and it has been transformed into an ultra-exclusive dining room for two, with a little balcony.

This seems custom-made for the big moment, unless you are planning on bringing a camera crew and an audience.

They have a special Chinese Valentine’s Day package that includes a set dinner for two from New Heights, the restaurant a floor below.

There is also a Lincoln limo pick-up and drop-off service. The cost is 10,000 yuan ($1,617), plus 10 percent service charge.

We were told that the success rate for proposals carried out here is 100 percent.

Address: 7F, Three on the Bund, 3 Zhongshan Road E1, Huangpu district 

Contact: 021-6321-0909


They call it the most amazing balcony for two in Shanghai, if not the world and the success rate for proposals here is also 100 percent.

Satisfaction guaranteed. Since it first opened in 1929, the Cathay Room at the Fairmont Peace Hotel has been one of the best dining rooms in Shanghai, and its intimate balcony the location for some of most romantic meals.

The balcony fits one table for two, and the meal is accompanied by a spectacular 270-degree view of the Bund, the sweeping bend of the Huangpu River and the stunning skyline of Pudong.

Originally exclusively reserved for use by the hotel’s founder, Sir Victor Sassoon, it is now open to diners with a taste for luxury, privacy and romance.

The Cathay Room’s chef can prepare tailor-made menus featuring classic Chinese dishes, authentic Shanghainese delicacies or a menu of Western indulgences, each paired with the perfect wine.

The balcony can also be decorated to suit the theme and private musical entertainment can be arranged. Dinner on the balcony will cost 7,700 yuan for two plus 15 percent. You get a bottle of Dom Perignon with the package.

Runs from Aug 1 to 3.

Address: 20 Nanjing Road East 

Contact: 021-6321-6888

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