Spotlight On: Anfu Lu Lu

By Johan Prozesky 2019-12-02 10:51:32

District: Xuhui

Cross Streets: Wulumuqi Lu and Wukang Lu

Nearest Metro Station: Changshu Lu, Exit 8 (Line 1 & 8)

About: Over the last couple of years trendy and modern wine bars, eateries, coffee shops, boutiques and modern interior decorating stores have opened their doors on leafy Anfu Lu, making it an increasingly popular recreational destination for both locals and expats. It is worth spending time wandering and exploring this charming street.

1. Italian food + good wines, coffee, cheeses, cold cuts, olives and all that makes life worthwhile = Alimentari Restaurant and Deli. You are in for a treat. Enough said. 158 Anfu Lu; Tel. 021 5403 6991

2. Mr Willis Restaurant is an intimate eatery owned and run by the famous trend-setting Mr Craig Willis and boasts a modern Mediterranean menu comprising of simple yet sophisticated food. The open kitchen creates a pleasantly warm and relaxed atmosphere. Be sure to try their roast chicken and Australian beef. Drop in for brunch, and find out for yourself why everybody is talking about it. 3F, 195 Anfu Lu; Tel. 021 5404 0200

3. The recently renovated Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, the only national theatre in Shanghai, offers nightly stage shows in their three auditoriums. Some are in English, and some others have English subtitles. Look out for international drama festivals that are on offer from time to time. 288 Anfu Lu; Tel. 021 6467 7768

4. A small shop with big, pleasing fragrances, Senlab Shanghai (a.k.a. Ecoshop) offers essential oils, handmade soap and candles. Check out their unique bamboo candles. 271 Anfu Lu; Tel. +86 152 0217 8463

5. Browse through the two floors of beautifully designed, mostly imported contemporary furniture and house decorations at Casa Casa and you can pick up something distinct to brighten up your home. Their eye-catching displays are fun and beautiful and grab your attention for all the right reasons. 201 Anfu Lu; Tel. 021 5403 0200