One of the six drinking-and-dining places at Three on the Bund, Laris is one of the most sophisticated eateries in Shanghai. The luxurious space has ... More
One of the six drinking-and-dining places at Three on the Bund, Laris is one of the most sophisticated eateries in Shanghai. The luxurious space has been compartmentalized into various sections - the main restaurant, seafood bar, vault lounge, and two private dining rooms. The intimate ambience and great views make up for the not-so-great decor. Although the interior may not go down well with you, the food certainly will - extremely well, in fact! Go for the Pan-Fried Red Snapper, which is highly recommended by patrons. Laris is one of the few places in Shanghai to serve quality raw seafood - feast on delicious oysters and clams. There is an in-house chocolatier who serves up the most creative home-made chocolates. Go for the Warm Chocolate Fondant Cake with Rum-and-Raisin Ice-cream.
Having been to the numerous on the Bund, we found the food, service and ambience of Laris to be refreshing. The staff were knowledgable and attentive, without being overbearing. The starters were delightful and they catered dishes to allow for those with special dietary needs. Main courses were very good - and the dessert selection (which I dont normally touch) was sensational - a sample of four Laris speciality desserts. As for the price - compared to other restaurants and HK prices, very reasonable as were the wines and soft drinks.
Anyone who is looking for flavorsome food that is uncomplicated and presented well would be advised to go to Laris.
Arriving on the 6th floor the entrance is very nice until you enter the dining area and the awful carpet takes over. Dining out is not just about food it is also about ambiance, service. The food was excellent no doubt! But the service wasn't, no wine knowledge (bottles from 550 rmb +) and the waitress was to much present, the time between starter en maincourse 7 min. Please ask for slow diner if you have the whole evening. Or do they want you to move to the glamourbar across the street?! The menu is comparing to M on the Bund overpriced!
Bin there done that!
LARIS, which is part of 3 on the Bund, serves a decent lunch. But I highly recommend that you AVOID this restaurant unless your ego is made of steel. My family of 4 visited the restaurant on the last day of our stay in Shanghai on 5 Dec 06 for lunch.
The deco was an absolute disappointment: tasteless and tacky.It looks like it needs a major revamp. The view is nothing compared with the view from Chinese Mythology restaurant over at Pudong,SuperBrand Mall.
The staff look like they need a more major overhaul. The restaurant wasn't busy, only two tables to serve. The staff, both expatriate and locals, had one thing in common: they were rude. No eye contact, no warm greetings, no bidding a fond farewell. The staff,who wore less than smart-looking uniforms, appeared to have little interest in us. The female staff, reminding me of Shanghai's service 15 years ago, were busy talking to themselves. One of them was picking her acne using a well-polished tray as mirror. I detest the restaurant.
The other restaurants I visited in Shanghai were great: Ambrosis, a Japanese restaurant; the hot stone restaurant at Xintiandi, The Chinese Mythology at SuperBrand Mall (Pudong); the coffee shop at Crowne Plaza Fudan. They gave great service and the food was of a very good quality.I particularly recommend Ambrosis,whose Filipino manager makes you feel you are very welcome and important.
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