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Shanghai 1814

165-168 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2NZ

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  • Shanghai 1814 - Hampshire
  • Shanghai 1814 - Hampshire
  • Shanghai 1814 - Hampshire
  • Shanghai 1814 - Hampshire
  • Shanghai 1814 - Hampshire
  • Shanghai 1814 - Hampshire
  • Shanghai 1814 - Hampshire
  • Shanghai 1814 - Hampshire
  • Shanghai 1814 - Hampshire
  • Shanghai 1814 - Hampshire
  • Shanghai 1814 - Hampshire
  • Shanghai 1814 - Hampshire
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 11:30 - 22:30
Friday & Saturday: 11:30 - 23:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 22:30.

This is the third time I have eaten here and it has not disappointed anytime. Food, staff all superb. I will be going back

John 14 May 2019

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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.

Shanghai 1814

165-168 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2NZ

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Customer reviews for Shanghai 1814

4.4 (((() (based on 89 reviews)
94% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (74)
  • private dining (46)
  • large parties (42)
  • lunch (36)
  • romantic (26)
  • luxury (21)
  • value (21)
  • trendy (20)
  • entertainment (15)
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  • (**** 23 May 2019 by Duncan from Southampton

    Worst restaurant experience I can remember.
    On arrival did not seem to know I had pre booked. Eventually shown to a table. Tried in vain to attract somebodies attention to be given menus and order a drink. Then waited for at least 20 minutes for somebody to take our order. When I finally collared a waiter I asked him to order aromatic duck pancakes for 4 so we would have something to eat whilst we waited for our main. When it arrived it was Peking duck and at nearly £20 was a total rip off. Drinks arrived after 3rd time of asking. About 20 minutes after eating the starter we asked how long the main course would be. Were then told the order had not been placed with the kitchen so would be about 30 minutes. Should have walked out then but as it was a Bank Holiday Monday we did not want to start looking for another venue that could take us. Asked for the manager and the lady who came was very apologetic and said our mains would be another 10 minutes. What then arrived was mostly inedible and was left. Asked for the bill and in fairness we were not charged for drinks and some of the food. It was still £64 for lousy food and service.
    On refection I think they had geared up for a busy DimSum lunchtime but were not prepared for A la Carte which we had booked. All the Chinese clientele seemed to be well looked after presumably because they are regulars.

  • (((** 23 May 2019 by Michael from Southampton

    Excellent food but noisy environment

  • ((((( 22 May 2019 by Amber from Guernsey

    Fantastic food, great service, polite and helpful staff, building is stunning also! Absolutely faultless experiences every time

  • ((((( 15 May 2019 by Francis from Storrington

    Great as always. Well worth the 2-hour drive. Best Dim Sum in the UK together with Royal China Bayswater, in the UK and we are an Anglo Chinese family from Hong Kong and Singapore. Good atmosphere & excellent service Our only gripe is that due to the distance we don't get to visit as often as we would like. Have asked the Boss to open another restaurant closer to us i.e. Brighton. Worthing. Chichester or Horsham. (:-)

  • ((((( 14 May 2019 by John from SOUTHAMPTON

    This is the third time I have eaten here and it has not disappointed anytime. Food, staff all superb. I will be going back

  • ((((( 6 May 2019 by Adrian from Eastleigh

    Excellent environment for my son's 18th birthday party- luxury features, excellent food with an opportunity to enjoy the genuine Chinese cuisine at home like our favourite Crispy aromatic duck, friendly staff with a special thanks to Irene, the restaurant manager, that was formidable to ensure everything is as we expected to be in this special day for my son, excellent technology and amenities for the Karaoke room we used for two hours and offered a joyful and memorable experience for my son and his invitees.

  • ((((( 6 May 2019 by Peter from Southampton

    Excellent in all ways loved it

  • ((((* 27 April 2019 by Patrizia from Bournemouth

    Great food! We had the big spicy fish, aubergines and green beans...delicious

  • ((((* 11 April 2019 by George from Winchester

    Food and front of house was excellent though food preparation was slow - 50 minutes from order to arrival of food. Need to concentrate on diners rather than take aways.

  • (((** 8 April 2019 by Dr from Southampton

    Restaurant was busy and reception staff flustered, however once at table waitress was friendly and competent. Atmosphere is fun and busy. We ate from the "Chinese" menu, which last time was full of flavour, and were a bit disappointed this time - most dishes pretty average "Anglo-chinese". One of our party ordered two "old fashioned" cocktails - one was well mixed, the other not.

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