Shanghai street food, yum cha and experimental cocktails in an old-world Chinoiserie setting

This week, the genius team behind Lotus Dining opened a swanky little restaurant that is as delicious as it is Insta-worthy. With interiors by Melissa Collison, (Rosetta Sydney, Fratelli Fresh Westfield Sydney, El Camino Cantina, Sake Double Bay, Sake Jr Grosvenor Place) Madame Shanghai combines the atmosphere of an opulent 1930s drinking den with lush, sweeping views over Sydney's Hyde Park.

Open from Tuesday to Sunday for dinner and a yum cha lunch menu, Madame Shanghai offers a menu inspired by its eponymous city's street food and Chinese barbeque-style share plates, accented with a cocktail menu inspired by Chinese mythology and Asian flavours (countered by a hefty selection of aged spirits and local and international wines).

"I scoured auction houses to get my hands on rare and aged spirits to really take the cocktails and drinks up a notch at Madame Shanghai," explains cocktail artist Kate McGraw. "I scoured auction houses to get my hands on rare and aged spirits to really take the cocktails and drinks up a notch at Madame Shanghai."

Gānbēi to that!

 

Madame Shanghai
18 College Street, Darlinghurst 
Tuesday to Sunday: Dinner 5:30pm-late | Yum cha Thursday to Friday: 12-3pm, Saturday to Sunday: 11am-3pm
lotusdining.com.au 

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