Shanghai 1814

(130 Reviews)
165-168 High Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 2NZ
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Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 11:30 - 22:30
Friday & Saturday: 11:30 - 23:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 22:30.

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 130 reviews)

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  • afternoon tea (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (22)
  • child friendly (8)
  • dinner (109)
  • entertainment (22)
  • large parties (61)
  • lunch (50)
  • luxury (30)
  • private dining (66)
  • romantic (36)
  • trendy (29)
  • value (27)
  • views (3)
  • By Peter B from Lee on the Solent
    22 January 2020

    First visit based on recommendation and we're suitably impressed! Great food, equally good staff and stunning building

  • By Dennis P from Waltham Chase
    18 January 2020

    We were the first to arrive at 11.30am. Seated very quickly. Service and food are good. Quite authentic. One red bean cake thing was sold out but it’s a blessing in disguise as we are full. It’s more personal choices but we like to have all if not most of our food came together rather than 1 dish at a time. Overall very good. Will go again.

  • By Richard T from Southampton
    18 January 2020

    We visited the restaurant to celebrate my partners birthday with another couple, on first entering the restaurant we were very impressed with the decor and quickly seated. However from here things went down hill, we had to ask for prawn crackers (never offered any when our drinks order was taken) one of the drinks we order had a fly in the bottom, the drink was exchanged for a fresh drink after telling a waitress. The first course came out very quickly and was enjoyed by all, the 2nd course was duck which should have been a half duck for the 4 of us, however only a quarter was brought to the table and another ordered from the kitchen. We then waited for over 30 minutes for our main course to be served after the duck, we assume this was down to a large table of 25 arriving just after us..? All in all we enjoyed the food however felt the service was not as it could have been, and then to receive a service charge of £16 on the bill well, that not right! Have to admit we left a little disappointed. Regards Richard Thornett

  • By Kerry J from Southampton
    4 January 2020

    Fantastic food, amazing service and lovely atmosphere. Myself and my two friends had such a lovely evening.

  • By Hue H from Southampton
    1 January 2020

    Food great watch the management tho.. Charged 90£ for 2 teas tried to pull the bill away from me when paying I took the bill and put in my pocket only to look at it at home but if I didn't grab the bill they would have binned it

  • By Beverley S from Southampton
    31 December 2019

    From the time we arrived we were looked after. Food was hot and very good.

  • By Elina T from Southampton
    28 December 2019

    Brilliant food , very well presented and so tasty ,and not as expensive as you would expect for such quality. my third visit , can’t fault it .

  • By Steve W from Brockenhurst
    27 December 2019

    Prompt and efficient service

  • By Tim N from Southampton
    22 December 2019

    Good quality food and service,Excellent selection on the set menus and perfect portion sizes.

  • By Peter D from Southampton
    19 December 2019

    Went for our company christmas meal with Pilgrim electrical .We had a really lovely meal great service and great food. Will go there again.

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Shanghai 1814
165-168 High Street, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 2NZ