Hobart and Surrounds, Tasmania

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The Bund in Shanghai combines the exciting flavours of Shanghainese cooking with menu side-trips to Peking and the tingling spiciness of Szechuan. Housed in a small cottage in Sandy Bay, this restaurant provides one of the best Chinese dining experiences in Hobart. The menu presents all your expected favourites including the popular Peking Duck, Shredded Beef, and Pepper Prawns. There's also an interesting wine list that pairs with the meals.
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54 King Street
Sandy Bay TAS 7005


Sandy Bay



Asian, Chinese

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$


Licensed & BYO (wine only)

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Chef Ken Sen is originally from the predominantly Chinese Cholon district of Vietnam. He worked at a now defunct Cantonese restaurant in North Hobart before travelling to Shanghai to learn how they do things there. Shanghainese cooking, he says, involves more slow braising, the addition of a greater range of spices to the Chinese trinity of ginger, spring onions and garlic, and the greater use of wheat products, soy and sesame oil than is common in typical Cantonese cooking.

Shanghai's proximity to China's northern wheat belt is reflected in a fascinating dish of soy-braised wheat gluten with dried lily buds and mushrooms, as well as in thicker noodles and a glutinous spring onion cake made using wheat rather than rice flour. There's also a wonderfully crisp, lacquered Peking duck. From the western province of Szechuan there's a spicy hot-sour seafood soup, deliciously light and refreshing spicy pickled cabbage and a chilli beef soup which, on the menu, carries a red three-chilli warning sign, but is beautifully deep and complex and tingling rather than volcanic. Housed in a small cottage with an adequate wine list, The Bund provides one of the best and most varied Chinese dining experiences in Hobart.
Graeme Phillips

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Function for 50-100
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Groups of 10
This restaurant does not have any awards.


Christina Soong on 25/08/2014
Mon the Bund, The Bund, Shanghai, where I lived for three years. Very much an old, establishment restaurant now it was the first fine dining restaurant to open on The Bund back in the day. Dining on roast lamb and pavlova there was always such a wonderful experience.
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Wardlaw family - 4/05/2012
This is one of our favorite restaurants for special occasion dining and as mentioned by a previous patron, compares very favorably with feted mainland counterparts such as the Flower Drum and locally the Mee Wah, at a more accessible price. We have always found the service first class, especially the graciousness of the lady maitre'd. The duck is excellent in all its forms and the vegetarian selections are always favourites - we never forget the eggplant fritters. It's quite an elegant setting but at the same time our (well behaved) children have always been made to feel very welcome.
G - 18/03/2012
The WORST restaurant I have been to in a very long time. When we arrived at 7pm we had a fairly large table (17 people). No one came to take our order for an hour and a half. Then we were told that if we ordered from the main menu it would be another hour and a half wait and so we should order the banquet. Which we did. $35 per person. Another hour and it came out and it was pathetic. they didn't give out enough of each dish for 17 people and what they did bring out was not much. Certainly not worth 35 per head and I wont be going back!
L & J Fitzpatrick and family - 7/02/2012
Visitors from the mainland we have dined at the Flower Drum and Silks in Melbourne, enjoying the whole experience immensley. The Bund in Shanghai compares most favourably with both these famed restaurants. A must have is the Peking duck. Bean curd spring rolls and the lettuce cups are also high on the list, but I must say there really has not been a meal that we haven't enjoyed. The friendly owner and staff make our family always feel welcome and we make a point of always dinning here when in Hobart. We stumbled across this restaurant by accident, and are so very glad we did!