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Shanghai 1814 with ultimate dining experience - Shanghai 1814, Southampton, Southampton

Shanghai 1814

4.7
4.7
668 Reviews
£41 and over
Chinese (Shanghai)
Shanghai 1814 is an exceptional destination restaurant in an iconic listed building in the heart of Southampton. You won’t have experienced anything quite like it. This is where East meets West in a cacophony of flavour, style, colour and vibrancy. Shanghai 1814 is so-called as the owner’s ancestors opened their first restaurant in Shanghai in 1814 – the time of the Qing Dynasty, China’s final imperial dynasty.

This combination of traditional European architecture with exuberant Chinese interior design is dynamic and exciting. Welcome to Shanghai 1814 and enjoy the ultimate dining experience.

Wow-factor interiors are decadent and glamorous, draped in dazzling chandeliers and adorned with cherry blossom. The menus feature contemporary Chinese dishes that are fresh and flavoursome, created by a Chef who previously worked at Michelin-starred Hakkasan in London’s Mayfair.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Chinese (Shanghai)
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 12:00–21:30 Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–02:30 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–22:30 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    023 8033 0888
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    private events information pls email to info@1814.co.uk

Experiences

  • Sharing Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Parties of over six guests are required to order from our sharing menu on Fridays on Saturdays. For bookings in December we require an order from one of our festive sharing menus. Please see the below links for full menu details. We will require credit/debit card details to secure this booking. Cards will not be charged apart from in the event of a no-show or a cancellation or reduction to party size with under 48 hours notice. Sharing menu: https://www.shanghai1814.co.uk/_files/ugd/357922_b8653f25a2aa462a8b2516bcf62bfe51.pdf Festive sharing menus: https://www.shanghai1814.co.uk/_files/ugd/357922_0c25d42d82a448089258ad9b22008aac.pdf Please also view full terms and conditions here: https://www.shanghai1814.co.uk/terms-and-conditions
    Sharing Menu photo

What 668 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hampshire

    Best Food

  • Hampshire

    Innovative

  • Hampshire

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Hampshire

    Romantic

  • Hampshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Hampshire

    Most Booked

  • Southampton

    Most Booked

668 Reviews
  1. GeraldD

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best asian restaurant we have been to in years. Compliments to the chef and staff. See you all soon

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  2. Graeme

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have traveled down from Huddersfield to catch a cruise ship and we always get a visit in to this fantastic restaurant. Everything is first class

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant around.great service and food We’re regular customers

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food was hot and came promptly. Would certainly recommend this restaurant to friends and colleagues.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were incredibly accommodating and kind, the service was beyond all expectations and the food was by far the single best food experience we've ever had. We can't wait to go back again soon and try even more amazing food. 10/10

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend has an onion and garlic allergy and clearly requested her food did not contain this. The food arrived and onion was clearly visible but the waitress still claimed she “didn’t think” it contained any. The dish was replaced but this could have horrendous consequences for anyone with an allergy 😮

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and great atmosphere, really nice they deserved 5 stars, the service can be improved Overall amazing experience Max

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Welcome was good but service was slow, we had 2 tiger beers that we ordered but we're flat, maybe down to the glass? We changed to Heineken which seemed better, food was good and was full of flavour.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at this beautiful contemporary Chinese restaurant the likes of which you generally only find in London like Hakkasan where a lot of inspiration has been taken from, both the food thanks to the executive chef and the interior decor and style. The food was wonderful and plenty of it per portion. The staff from being welcomed when we arrived and throughout our meal was friendly and attentive. We’ll definitely be back and would encourage anyone to go and have a lovely evening

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  10. gavinh

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit, great service from start to finish, all dishes excellent. Only suggestion would be that they introduce a more secure cloakroom service.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food, but the waitress not keen to swap any of the dishes on the set menu this time, whereas in the past they have been more than happy to swap a dish. Extremely expensive, which you don’t mind paying for an amazing experience, but when the experience isn’t quite as good £250 for a family of 4 isn’t worth it.

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  12. RossA

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would just like to say this was one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. Very professional staff and delicious food. My wife and I went for our wedding anniversary and they treated us. We will definitely be back soon.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing night for my fiancé birthday. Thank you so much.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I think this is the best Chinese food I’ve ever had. All my key indicators were exceeded; taste, quality, display. And the venue was equally impressive; clean, interior design, friendly staff

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  15. KimC

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always lovely, great attentive service and set menu is great

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  16. 19MB

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch time was quiet, however quality of food & service was very high - I will return

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  17. LisaW

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, staff and surroundings. Never rushed us and were very attentive. Will definitely be back!

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  18. AprilT

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! Food was spectacular and service was excellent. Will definitely come again

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  19. EmilyC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Although the food was more expensive than what my friends and I are used too, it was worth the money 100%. The duck was amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed all of the food. Our waitress (Valentina I think) was so helpful and nice to us. The actual restaurant itself was beautiful and incredible to look at. The toilets were also very clean. The lighting at our table was so lovely as it wasn’t a harsh, bright light over us. The tables were large enough for the 5 of us to sit comfortably and enjoy our food. Overall it was a lovely evening. I would definitely dine here again. Thank you

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  20. AlisonF

    Manchester

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely stunning restaurant & the food was amazing. Staff were also great.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing time loved everything food, service and the decor

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  22. CATHERINET

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and great service but music a bit too loud to make easy conversation. Pricey, and compulsory service charge all adds up to occasional treat only

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent experience friendly staff a little dark lights

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely atmosphere, lovely food, great service! 12.5% service charge was a bit excessive! Particularly for a table of 2! I would reevaluate that. We will be back though. Thanks for a nice experience

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  25. LesleyO

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food in an opulent setting. Service was very efficient and it was an all round great experience.

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  26. SueM

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience and enjoyed the most delicious food in a comfortable atmosphere. Wish we could afford to go more often. We were treated and looked after so well. A big thank you to you all.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited last night, although not booked we were given a private dining room which was fabulous. We opted for the £65 set meal for all 4 of us and were not disappointed. Amazing food, amazing service, and amazing restaurant, will definitely visit again.

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  28. SteveR

    Hampshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Chicken starter - flavourless and poor quality meat. Chicken main dish - poor quality meat, not breast chicken and had small bones in it. Beef main dish - poor quality meat, very little flavour

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  29. RUSSELLF

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anniversary Dinner at Shanghai 1814. We've eaten here several times before, and as previously the meal and service were excellent. The food is tasty and the portion size is good without being overwhelming. The food tasted fresh and was well prepared. I had entered on the booking site that it was our wedding anniversary, and as a result we received a complementary desert to share, which I thought was I nice touch. Service was prompt and courteous. Overall another enjoyable experience, at this high end Chinese Restaurant.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing food delightful. Great service . Clean and waiters were super and kept cleaning tables nothing was too much trouble. Definitely be going back for a meal dinning in again .

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice buzz and atmosphere. The quality of the food was variable. The soft shell crab was good but the duck squid fillet of beef were reasonable but very overpriced for the quality. I have been to Hakassan in London and expected better.

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  32. stephenj

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing venue done out really well. Food was nice but is massively overpriced for what you get. Most expensive Chinese I’ve been to.

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  33. PaulF

    Limbourg

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great except for the young lady serving whom seemed to struggle with Engligh and ended up serving us 4 platters to start with. Each platter is for minmiumum two persons and we were only 4 persosns yet we still got charged for her mistake.

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  34. MeganT

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Come here for all our birthdays and love it, love the food is amazing and always get a lovely cake at the end with the waiters singing which was lovely.

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  35. Romsey

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and decor and atmosphere - couldn't fault it

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  36. Smithy

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love this place!! Cocktails are a work of art and taste sensational as does the food. Service is always friendly and super efficient and the decor and ambiance is lovely. Overall an excellent place to enjoy fine Chinese cuisine, the fillet beef in a Mongolian sauce is a firm favourite but cannot fault any of the dishes. Decent portion size too so you will go home stuffed and probably with a doggy bag!!

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  37. Maccy

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful restaurant & great food. Would highly recommend !!

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  38. AlisonC

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb service, lovely food, great vibe loved it. It just needs a bar area for pre dinner drinks and it would be absolutely perfect.

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  39. KarenH

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience and well laid out. Excellent choice of food. Very attentive staff.

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  40. Rebecka

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    I usually love this restaurant as the food and service is amazing, but this time we were placed right next to three noisy birthday celebrations, and our table was awkwardly squished to the side next to the air conditioning. People struggled to pass by our table every minute or so, so it wasn't ideal and we didn't get much privacy. Food was still good though.

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FAQs

Shanghai 1814 is rated 4.7 stars by 668 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Shanghai 1814

Shanghai 1814, 165 High Street, Southampton, Southampton SO14 2DH

Additional information

  • Area
    Southampton
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 12:00–21:30 Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–02:30 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–22:30 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Chinese (Shanghai)
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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