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Cotton's (Xinhua Road)

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Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
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No.294 Xinhua Road, Changning District, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 6282 6897
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not easy to spot or reach but when you are there it feels very welcoming and functional. Tables are set rather close but this is not a lounge, and serves the purpose. The menu is rather basic but again, covers the gamut of what a hungry traveler needs.

Thank Ajay A
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70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Nice building and green garden. Difficult to find in darkness. They have good wine and I had a nice starter with carrots and other raw vegetables. After that a plate with white rice and spicy beef. It tasted very good. Near hotel Crowne Plaza. Easy and safe walk.

Thank Hillien B
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329 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

A short walk from the Crowne Plaza Hotel, this is like stepping back into the West, at least as far as the drinks choice goes. Still the good friendly service you expect in Shanghai, but the atmosphere is definitely not as expected. AQ good break

Thank Pete R
Shanghai Region, China
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Cottons is one of my favourite weekend brunch spots. Sometimes they have a live 'gypsy band' and the whole garden area feels vibrant. Great food for a good deal. Those with dogs feel welcome which is a rarity in Shanghai. Definitely recommend for a low key date or relaxing afternoon with friends.

Thank katbramwell2002
Middlewich, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Busy bar serving most spirits, cocktails plus bottled beer. Outside bar area too with separate bar. Good if you want to escape from the Chinese way for an evening.

Thank PaulineRobinsonArt
Karlsruhe, Deutschland
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Cotton Ding's signature is in all her venues. Here too and she knows how to please the customers (expats and locals alike). A comfy garden area with stools and tables, an outside bar as well as plenty of seats inside the greatly renovated house together with fireplace and kitchen. If you can- stay in the garden, spray some "wen bu... More 

Thank Alexandre Jörg G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Winter inside, summer outside. Good ( western style) food. A great place for a late afternoon glass of wine in the shady garden, away from the noisy streets. Close to the Crowne Plaza hotel

Thank Arnold N
Shanghai, China
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Along nice XinHua Lu, a 30's villa with a garden. Nice friendly team, good western food for money and Cotton's rice which is also well appreciate by the locals and the must... 2 fireplaces to escape the cold and humid winter. However for the health and pleasure of everyone, smoking should be limited in one or 2 closed rooms as... More 

Thank ChengBK
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93 reviews
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Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Good bar to chill out, very nice setting outside and interesting inside with the little rooms off to the sides, good food and drinks

Thank Gerry H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Lovely garden decorated nicely in European design with lots of seating outside. As we were only a party of 2 we where seated at a small high table with chairs for 4 but only sufficient space for dining for two, it was slightly cramped but not a huge problem. For starters we went for the 'Sun, surf & sand' platter,... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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  • Address: No.294 Xinhua Road, Changning District, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
  • Neighbourhood: Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
  • Phone Number: +86 21 6282 6897

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Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
West of Shanghai’s better-known business, cultural and entertainment centers, lies an expansive area of residential neighborhoods peppered with lifestyle pockets that have their own unique attractions. The schools have formed pockets of international communities throughout Gubei, Hongqiao and Minhang. Quite a few entertainment and shopping centers have built up over the years to cater to these communities. While living here means you are relatively far away from Shanghai’s usual hot spots, the large parks, spacious homes and proximity to great Japanese and Korean food keep the neighborhoods popular.
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