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

Shanghai 1814

4.7
4.7
652 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 16 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 652 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Hampshire

    Innovative

  • Hampshire

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Hampshire

    Romantic

  • Hampshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Hampshire

    Most Booked

  • Southampton

    Best Overall

  • Southampton

    Best Food

  • Southampton

    Best Service

  • Southampton

    Best Ambience

  • Southampton

    Best Value

  • Southampton

    Good for groups

  • Southampton

    Good for special occasions

  • Southampton

    Lively

  • Southampton

    Most Booked

652 Reviews
  1. LisaW

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. AlisonF

    Manchester

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Amanda

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic birthday celebration with a group of 6 people in a private room, and the service was excellent. The food was delicious, and the vegetarian options were amazing! The venue is beautifully decorated, although we couldn't fully appreciate it from our private area. Nevertheless, we still thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Felt very rushed didn’t have time to enjoy the food, I felt like you pay a premium for the whole experience but couldn’t enjoy it as always had a waitress hovering over us wanting us to order the next dish, don’t think I’d return.

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  27. LaurenP

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked a table for my birthday, with it being on the reservation and they tried putting us at a table literally right at the back of the restaurant in the corner in the pitch black. We asked to go somewhere nicer, which they did accommodate.

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  28. JanetW

    Hampshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time at Shanghai 1814 and will definitely return. Restaurant was beautiful, staff were lovely and food was delicious and great value. 4 of us having lunch to celebrate my sons 21sr, staff even bought out a surprise “happy birthday” desert for him. I highly recommend this restaurant

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  29. GemmaP

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food was amazing, such a lovely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend

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  30. JustinB

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for my wife’s 50th , we were sat in one of the private booths which was great . Food was amazing as usual

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely looking restaurant, delicious food, myself and my partner absolutely loved it. Great service, great food, great restaurant.

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  32. Gm1206

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our favourite place to eat would recommend to anyone lovely food and very good service

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  33. ShaneS

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, food is outstanding and great atmosphere

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  34. Stixx

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always a perfect meal. Beautiful surroundings, lovely vegan food, ambience spot on. Perfect for a late Valentine's date

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  35. AnnaL

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is very pretty and the service was excellent. However, for the price the food was expensive considering it was extremely average. Starters were semi cold. Spring rolls and prawn toast was chewy and not crispy. Ribs were dry and had zero flavour. Duck was not crispy, was very fatty. We didn’t even order mains, as we couldn’t justify spending the money on something so average. Honestly better food at cosmo.

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  36. CharlotteR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant and great food. Staff are very friendly. Great gluten free menu. Would definitely recommend.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great environment Great service Great food Nice detail in the restaurant 10 stars if I could

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  38. AmandaW

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely loved our experience here. We are not big eaters so we had a few starters and the slow belly pork as a shared main. Everything was excellent, service was great, very friendly and efficient. We prefer to go early to avoid crowds. Will be returning again. Highly recommended

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  39. WendyR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a beautiful stunning restaurant. Amazing ambiance, attentive staff who also brought my friend a piece of cheese cake with a candle for free for her birthday. The food is excellent. It's the entire dining experience that you get here. Love this place

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  40. SimonB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great service. Nice and quiet after we asked to move to a table downstairs. Great vegetarian options!

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FAQs

Shanghai 1814 is rated 4.7 stars by 652 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 16 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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