Shanghai Blues is a fine dining Chinese restaurant located in Holborn and is the perfect place for a corporate diner or for big groups of friends. A mezzanine area gives you the option of having a private area too, whilst you enjoy live jazz on Saturday evenings. Classy and chic, the atmosphere is made cosy by the dark wood and the ’20s Chinese style. Surprisingly for a Chinese restaurant, the bar offers a large cocktail menu and the helpful waiters are fluent in English.
If you feel like having dim sum for diner, Shanghai Blues offers the freshly made steamed dishes, some of which are quite innovative, including the mini golden pumpkin. Made from a fresh pumpkin juice pastry, it’s filled with pumpkin and chopped Chinese mushrooms. Traditional dishes such as the crispy duck or pi pa duck are delicate and well cooked, allowing you to get a true taste of all of the fresh ingredients. Try the Shanghai devil lamb, which is audaciously spiced and wok-fried. Fresh seafood including lobster and sea bass are also available, which are options that are not always offered by all Chinese restaurants.
Thought, after a rich meal, you probably won’t need a desert. Just as well because in true Chinese style, Shanghai Blues doesn’t offer an amazing selection.