Copper @ the Bund
391 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, Shanghai, China
Copper @ the Bund Shanghai Reviews
Lounge bar with a modern twist Oct 28, 2011
"Copper @ the Bund" is a funky lounge bar with excellent location at the Bund. It's located across the road from the Peace hotel,on the strip where you find the tour boat companies and next to a few other "western food" places such as Gloria Jean's Coffee and Subway's. The sign with "pasta and sandwiches" lured us in, but they also offer other light meals (both Western and Asian food), coffee, cakes and of course drinks.
It's a trendy looking bar with a modern baroque interior. Expect pompous chairs and seats and a lot of black, white and red. There's a giant bar, taking up most of the wall on the right, then some tables and chairs but also lounge corners with more comfortable seats. In the back, there are also private lounge rooms. Pity though that there is no view on the Pudong skyline and the Hongpu river. That really is a missed chance.
When we went there in October, the place was nicely decorated for Halloween, full of fat and hairy fake spiders and lots and lots of spider webs.So I suspect the venue is mostly targeting western tourists and expats.
It's was rather empty around 6 pm but I guess it's due to the fact that it's a bit too late for the tourists having a snack and too early for the party people to come in for drinks.
The waiting staff speaks a little English and service was rather fast. Though as usually there were a few small misconceptions. The coke without ice was of course FULL of ice cubes and also here they have not heard yet of the concept of first serving a starter,then the main course and ending with dessert.
We ordered pumpkin soup and a spaghetti Bolognese but both were served at the same time again: soup, spaghetti and even the watermelon that they threw in free of charge. So we had to eat our soup as fast as possible so that the spaghetti wouldn't go cold! I think the trick here is to order only one course at the time... Food comes fast enough anyway.
But back to the food. The sweet pumpkin soup was delicious and nicely presented with a dot of cream. The spaghetti, though containing a LOT of garlic was not bad either and it was extremely kind to offer complimentary slices of watermelon for dessert.
Prices are a bit higher than usual seen the location, but not higher than in the French Concession area.
We did not stay for drinks, so I cannot say what it's like at night, but it looks like they have a DJ in on a regular basis and there is a mean selection of alcohol at the bar.
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