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Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge

#37 of 15,961 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
People’s Square
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary
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231 Nanjing Rd West (Inside People's Park), Shanghai 200041, China
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+86 21 6318 0220
11:00 - 02:00
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Shanghai, China
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went there with three couples during Shanghai Dining Week and enjoyed a 5 course dinner. Food quality was execellent and very tasty. We took two bottles of Spanish wines with fair prices. After dinner we changed to roof top bar for a drink. Bar is very well equipped and arabian / spanish style decorated. Shishas available. Mixed people.

Thank andreas100088
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is, indeed, real magic in the ambience of this restaurant in an arabic (?) style beautiful house inside the park. We went in couple, ordered and shared many starters (to remember: beef salad), and shared the roasted suckling pig' (deserved to be called signature dish!) which made us marvel. Total a bit less than 800 rmb for two (but... More 

Thank Kaja S
Brisbane, Australia
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really cool and you most likely won't stumble across it if you don't know about it. A multi level bar & restaurant. If you can find a seat head all the way to the rooftop at night for a drink.

Thank Pmarn
Guelph, Canada
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94 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Downstairs is a nice restaurant, food is normally priced, not cheap, more upper mid range. Food quality is ok/good, service was good. I ordered the fish of the day, and that's what I got, no rice, no veggies, no potatoes. My friend had the pasta, which to me looked like nothing special. Upstairs is a hooka bar, lots of shisha... More 

Thank KW M
Cramlington, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We found Barbarossa by chance as we walked through the park. The set lunches are lovely,staff very friendly and views good through the park.

Thank Jools010990
Pasig, Philippines
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

My friend brought me here to enjoy tapas and a quiet cocktail. While the food was nothing special, the ambiance was downright magical. My friend, who lives and works in Shanghai, tells me she comes there sometimes and the place always makes her proud and happy to be living and working in one of the most dynamic cities in the... More 

Thank aweiway
Shanghai, China
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

I went here with family and tried out a variety of their dishes. The cheese selection had quite a lot of variety yet all were consistent in their taste delivery. I also had the salmon and squid and I must say this was my favorite. The sauce was scrumptious and the salmon crust was delicious. The steak, salad, and fish... More 

Thank as1999610
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Great place , great service and foreigners welcome , also great venue , a meat cook well as request.

Thank nico_1987ok
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806 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 660 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

It is beautifully situated in People's Park overlooking the little lake. After an enjoyable morning sightseeing we were looking forward to lunch. Here was perfect. We had ravioli and lasagne. Accompanied by a salad, they were all very tasty. We finished with a coffee and cappuccino. The staff were grand. Coupled with the appealing location, we had a pleasant and... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Well positioned this place right by the lake in People´s Park. Here you can find some delicious Arabic food, I love Arabic cuisine, also you can taste Asian influences. Love the outdoor setting, the night we went they had a great DJ playing which added to the atmosphere, we enjoyed some drinks here and was a great way to start... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Nanjing Rd West (Inside People's Park), Shanghai 200041, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > People’s Square
  • Neighbourhood: People’s Square
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6318 0220
Barbarossa F&B Group has developed multiple F&B concepts in Shanghai, Barbarossa Restaurant & Lounge being one of them. Barbarossa has been open since March 2005. It is one of the earlier concepts that entered the western restaurant & bar scene in Shanghai. Barbarossa has become one of the market leaders. It is also considered as one of the most well known tourist 'must visit' spots in Shanghai.

Barbarossa is a 3 floors stand-alone building sitting beside a small lake inside the People's Park in downtown Shanghai. It is located near the Shanghai Government headquarters, JW Marriott hotel, the Shanghai Art museum and the City centre Porsche show room.

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Staying in People’s Square

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People’s Square
People’s Square brings with it all the excitement you would expect from the town square of one of the biggest cities in the world. The area around People’s Square and People’s Park is always a abuzz with activity. Oceans of local and foreign tourists flow in and out of the area every day to see grand museums, go shopping and eat at some of Shanghai’s most storied food centers. Shanghai residents, meanwhile, live and work in the many residential and office high-rises. While much of Shanghai stays busy late into the night, this really is an area that never sleeps with glitzy nightclubs keeping people up until the wee hours of the morning.
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