The Commune Social
No.511 Jiangning Rd, by Kangding Rd
- 021-6047 7638
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Shanghai- The Commune Social, a neighborhood tapas, dessert and bar, in Jiangning Road, Jing’an District of Shanghai. It is the latest creation of Chef Jason Atherton, award winning Shanghai design firm Neri&Hu and Acclaimed Singapore Hotelier and restaurateur Loh Lik Peng. Having had successes with Table No.1 (Shanghai), 22 Ships (Hong Kong) and Esquina (Singapore), The Commune Social is yet another exciting project aimed to breathe life into historic and charming neighborhood. The Commune Social located at the Design Republic Design Commune is a new tapas restaurant designed by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office of Shanghai. The food concept is a fresh and modern take on Spanish tapas, where the small dishes served are refined interpretations of the tapas genre with an international twist. The tapas, dessert and cocktail bar concept allows visitors to take their own journey through THE COMMUNE SOCIAL by starting with drinks in the courtyard or terrace and watch the team of chefs crafting dishes at the open-kitchen TAPAS BAR, then move to the DESSERT BAR to see the pastry chefs at work and finish upstairs at the COCKTAIL BAR. This fun and casual atmosphere allows guests to pick and choose which elements they wish to combine and the order to enjoy them in. Synonymous with the restaurant name, THE COMMUNE SOCIAL invites communal dining where the guests are welcome to share various type of dishes, such as the Spanish Breakfast, prepared with an organic poached egg, served with warm potato foam and finished with crispy chorizo slices and diced butter roasted potatoes; marinated Seabass with Gazpacho Dressing, or nibble on the Sea Urchin with Pepper Butter on Ciabbata from the Para Picar selections.
Expect a romantic, dimly lit,tropical setting, and unique Thai style cuisine.
Shanghai Centre may lack some of the grandiosity of what you see in Lujiazui, but it is no less striking. Like the Jinmao Tower, the building draws much of its inspiration from Chinese aesthetics. Famed American architecture firm John Portman & Associates designed the three connected towers to resemble the Chinese character for mountain, “山”. Built in 1990, the multi-use facility has long been a haven for well-heeled expats. The Ritz Carlton Hotel inside also makes it a regular haunt for visiting foreign dignitaries. For the rest of us, though, there are plenty of mid-range dining options like Element Fresh, Pizza Marzano and Gourmet Café as a well as an imported grocery store and one of the city’s better English language bookstores.