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193-197 High Holborn
Opening of Shanghai Blues Restaurant and Bar
London, 27th January 2005 sees the opening of Shanghai Blues restaurant and bar. Situated in the grade II listed building that formerly housed the St Giles Library, the restaurant and bar is in keeping with the understated luxury of its surroundings.
Executive Head Chef, Hong Qiu Feng, previously at Beijing International Conference Centre, has been specially flown in from China to lead a skilled kitchen team. Feng brings an immense wealth of experience and unique culinary influences to Shanghai Blues, characteristically creating a menu for serious Dim Sum lovers. The menu will focus on traditional regional cuisine from Shanghai, offering a more purist dining experience. Signature dishes will include
Emperor Dim Sum with abalone, sea cucumber and shark's fin
Eel fillets in honeyed barbecue sauce
Shanghai 'Shui Jiao' in exotic chilli sauce
Pumpkin dumplings with prawns and minced pork
Braised pork belly in special Chinese herbs and vinegar
General Manager, Andrew Hung, comments, Feng was the perfect choice for us, there is no questioning his attention to detail, this is a very exciting time for us and we are looking forward to taking traditional Chinese cooking to a new level.
Interior Design has been created by Tully Filmer, whose previous landmark works include; The Capital Hotel and Aubergine, London. Tully Filmer cleverly fuses the 17th and 21st century to give a contemporary twist on traditional Shanghai decor.
Shanghai Blues is located at 193-197 High Holborn, London WC1V 7BD.
Restaurant Bookings: 020 7404 1668
Opening times: Mondays to Fridays 12 noon - 12pm
2 minutes walk from Holborn Station towards Tottenham Court Road.
Clientele: City Workers/Mixed
Entertainment: Live Jazz
Per Head: ￡50