Last visited 28.12.16
At the Cool Docks, South Bund.
Here again at Table No.1 (Michelin guide 2017 – 2 fork & spoon) which serves modern European cuisine under the boutique hotel, the Waterhouse. Same as my first visit it is quiet with a few guests (don’t be mistaken, the food is good here), I kind of like the quiet and intimate vibe in this sleek environment with an industrial touch (love those concrete pillars).
This time I go for a la carte instead of the lunch set to try different dishes. We have the bread and herb sauce to start with, the greenery herb sauce is really good and it’s something new since bread and butter are complementary. For starters, we have the signature dish, tuna tartar with avocado and ponzu, as well as pate de campagne with pickled mustard seeds and garden herbs. Personally prefer the later one it tastes so good with the bread, also like the spiciness from the pickled mustard seeds. I feel sad as the Fine de Claire oyster is not available.
Mains are the shrimp and seared scallop with saffron potato and sliced fennel, and roasted lamb rack with grilled endive and osso buco ravioli. The former is just average, not very impressed, while the later one wins me as the texture of lamb rack is so tender and I like the lamb flavour (if you like that flavour).
It’s rare for me not to have desserts but my next stop is Chikalicious (next blog post), so it’s okay.
My fixed dining place in Shanghai.
Address: The Waterhouse at South Bund, 1-3 Maojiayuan Road, Huangpu, Shanghai
Telephone: +86 21 6080 2918