Head Chef Rembrandt Van Der Laan strikes an ingenious balance with his superb French-inspired menu at Allure. Drawing upon classic French and Mediterranean dishes, he reinvents the traditional with a focus on simpler, healthier ingredients and a modern presentation style that strikes a sophisticated yet approachable note.
The restaurant is located in the striking lobby of Le Royal Meridien Shanghai and is marked by the same refined simplicity as its menu. Stylised curved armchairs and crisp white table linens create a bold contrast to the dark marble floors and full length wooden panelling along the walls. At the periphery of the seating area, a modern glass spiral staircase winds its way up to the second floor—its purpose both practical and artful alike.
Diners enjoy views of the open kitchen as well as of the hotel gardens through the massive lobby windows. The adjoining is open year round and provides a graceful place to sit outside while savouring the inventive.
Bistro style the restaurant is open for both Lunch and Dinner, except Sunday's lunch. Call (86)(21) 3318 9999 to make a reservation.