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

Shanghai 1814

4.6
4.6
629 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 21 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Chinese (Shanghai)
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 am Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • 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 629 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • 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 business meals

  • Southampton

    Good for business meals

  • Southampton

    Good for groups

  • Southampton

    Good for special occasions

  • Southampton

    Lively

  • Southampton

    Most Booked

629 Reviews
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. JanetW

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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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  8. 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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  9. JustinB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. cam91784

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall very good - could have done with double the amount of housing Also object to 12 1/2% service charge regardless - will always tip , but think I should chose what to tip

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  21. VickiF

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, beautiful restaurant; we went for lunch but would love to go back in the evening

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  22. LindseyH

    Hampshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch with a friend . We both enjoyed the friendly service in lovely surroundings.

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  23. FaizahA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great food and service would definitely go back

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  24. NicolaW

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and wonderful lion dance for. Chinese New Year!

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  25. Dooley1

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place , fab service but when you ask for tap water they bring lovely glass bottles then charge £6 per bottle not sealed ,this is an absolute rip off also now add a table service charge of 12.5 % but this way of tipping should be choice not added to the bill on a table of 4 .We would have tipped as the service was great .

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  26. Person

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice food in a beautiful restaurant. Would come back again

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  27. Tamsin

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic entertainment (Chinese New Year). Great good. Attentive staff. Beautiful ambience. Highly recommend.

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  28. CharlotteP

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Slow service and rude staff

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  29. OliverP

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Brilliant food but we were sat next to a very busy table who were very loud

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  30. MarkW

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good to be honest however didn’t realise at the time but for what we ate the cost of the whole meal was astronomical I’ve eaten at many restaurants and the meals don’t seem too expensive at this venue but totally feel overcharged My fault for not checking the bill I guess

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  31. RonC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our food, the service was very good, but the music is loud if want to talk to the people that you are dining with

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  32. ELIZABETHH

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent, as ever. This was our fourth visit and we’ll definitely be back.

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  33. TracyH

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Decoration of restaurant was amazing, large cherry blossom trees,large fish tank etc. We were put in a room away from others as said was my daughter’s 21st birthday. It felt very posh and special! Food was delicious, service was good. Overall loved my first visit and definitely recommend going again

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  34. jojo

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner, very attentative. Lovely atmosphere and great food. Added a free birthday cake for our celebrations, great value for money

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  35. GBoothe

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fantastic birthday meal. The service was amazing from start to finish. All the staff were very accommodating and the food was excellent. I would highly recommend.

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  36. LindseyH

    Hampshire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty food serve served quickly by friendly and attentive staff .

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food, perfect for any occasion. The interior is so beautiful and we were treated very well.

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  38. JosephB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food tasted great and was plentiful. The decor was very pretty though was a little dark. The staff were very pleasant and attentive.

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  39. MarkW

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at this restaurant and absolutely loved it. Great layout of tables We thought the music was a little loud to start with but we got used to it and you could still hear each other speaking The service was impeccable and so attentive without being in your face. Just the right balance The food was absolutely gorgeous, the crispy beef my wife has was the best she had ever had My pork belly was so tender and tasty We will be back for sure

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  40. Dawnnigc

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a great place if you are celebrating, the decor is lovely and adds to the atmosphere. The staff were amazing, attentive but not hovering - we did not feel rushed in any way. The food was delicious, but that comes at a cost. It was recommended to me and I would recommend, it’s an occasion to go, not somewhere you ‘pop’ in to.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Shanghai 1814 is rated 4.6 stars by 629 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 21 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 pm–9:30 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 am Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Chinese (Shanghai)
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Vegan
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