Shanghai 1814

(192 Reviews)
165-168 High Street, Southampton, South East England, SO14 2NZ
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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 23:00.

Restaurant description

Spread over 3 floors, Shanghai 1814 is a grand setting inside a converted bank, filled with ornate chandeliers and bold colours. Enjoy a selection of authentic Chinese delicacies and an extensive bar menu, with signature karaoke events being a huge draw.

The diverse Shanghai 1814 menu is packed with traditional Chinese recipes, starting off with dim sum options like steamed scallop dumplings, BBQ roast pork puff pastries, and oyster sauce bean curd rolls. A selection of banquet menus pack in choices like crispy aromatic duck and shredded beef in a bird's nest, with a range of Thai dishes offered too.

All kinds of classic and signature cocktails are served at Shanghai 1814 in Southampton, along with a diverse wine list and sparkling selection. For pudding, there are traditional flavours such as honey seeded Chinese jelly, and Shanghai red date cakes.

A stunning venue with fun karaoke events, Shanghai 1814 is a family-friendly restaurant in Southampton that sits just 8 minutes' drive from Southampton Central Rail Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Shanghai 1814
(based on 192 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (35)
  • child friendly (12)
  • dinner (159)
  • entertainment (23)
  • large parties (75)
  • lunch (76)
  • luxury (51)
  • private dining (94)
  • romantic (64)
  • trendy (42)
  • value (41)
  • views (5)
  • By Tom M from Southampton
    27 October 2020

    Excellent restaurant all round. Beautiful building, great food and friendly and attentive service. Highly recommended.

  • By Jim VanSice V from Southampton
    25 October 2020

    Excellent service and prompt food delivery. The staff are always there to help with whatever you need. The food is presented to an excellent level. The tables are sectioned off so yoy a more intimate experience. Well worth booking for this restaurant.

  • By Dillan H from Southampton
    24 October 2020

    Food was lovely, venue looks beautiful and the staff were lovely also, had a great experience

  • By David C from calmore
    23 October 2020

    As always....impeachably organised, clean, great food, and great service, especially from Calley

  • By Kim S from Southampton
    22 October 2020

    The food and service was amazing, we had the set menu for £30 couldn’t fault any of it the flavours were to die fir

  • By shaun haines H from SOUTHAMPTON
    16 October 2020

    Excellent evening at the Shanghai in Southampton, service was fantastic. Spare ribs and crispy duck was so tasty!! We will differently go again soon!!

  • By Vanita B from Southampton
    14 October 2020

    Lovely food in nice surroundings, a request for a private room was organised for our group booking.

  • By Francesca M from Southampton
    13 October 2020

    Went for an 18th birthday and got given our own private room the service was excellent and all staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was fantastic would highly recommend.

  • By Nick N from Poole
    10 October 2020

    It's a lovely place, the staff fabulous and attentive, nice cold beer always a favourite for me. It was our second visit, we returned as our first lunch was top droor, we did find our lunch on this occasion a little bland, sorry.

  • By Master f H from Southampton
    9 October 2020

    I was at first disappointed with the booking service, there was 'confusion' on the phone. As we were only given an hour to eat, factoring in how long in advance I had booked, and how long it took me to travel to there from my workplace, and the fact that we were wrongfully given drinks three times. Now, the food, the main part. Overall, the food was really nice. We ate crispy chili beef, sweet and sour chicken, chicken noodles, and egg fried rice, and for drinks, I ordered me and my girlfriend a coke each, and the waitresses were very kind to us and also recommended us food which I liked, so a really nice food and drink experience. Finally, the order, this is where it was good and bad. We ordered the food and drinks I previously mentioned, and they came through fine, and when I ordered a coke I mentioned in front of the waitress that I'm driving so I'll have a coke as I couldn't have alcohol. Later in the meal, I was randomly given a pint of lager, along with two servings of Appletizer, which we never asked for. So we returned the lager and they only took one Appletizer, which frustrated me to the point of just drinking the remaining one as I was rather bored of waiting to get that one removed as well.

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Shanghai 1814
165-168 High Street, Southampton, South East England, SO14 2NZ