Stylish steakhouse Char (585 Zhongshan East Second Road, Huangpu; char-thebund.com) sits on the trendy southern end of the Bund and has a great cocktail terrace with views over the river towards Pudong’s skyscrapers.
Minimalist, self-described ‘seafood speakeasy’, The Plump Oyster (171 Jianguo Central Road, Huangpu) is perfect for late-night jazz, oyster tasting plates and 40-odd varieties of gin from around the world.
The vaguely nautical-themed Captain’s Bar (37 Fuzhou Road, Huangpu; captainhostelshanghai. com) is part of a hostel just behind the Bund and has an easy-going, unpretentious vibe and reasonable prices, yet still has great terrace views.
Shanghai delights ... (opposite page, from left) neon signs in Nanjing Road; by the riverside at the Bund; the cocktail terrace at Char; view towards Pudong from the Fairmont Peace Hotel; bikes racked up at industrial- chic Cuivre, which serves French bistro food and Asian- inspired tapas.