Shanghai Noir Restaurant Review: Old Shanghai Glamour in London’s New Indo-Chinese Brasserie

Shanghai Noir Restaurant Review

Shanghai Noir restaurant is a unique Indo-Chinese brasserie. It opened its doors in London this March, offering a blend of luxury and culinary innovation against the backdrop of 1930s Shanghai, known as “The Paris of the East.” The venue is located in the historic Old Westminster Fire Station. It draws inspiration from an era when Shanghai blended glamour, sin, and artistic innovation. It echoes the city’s allure with its Art Deco style, with Chinese materials like lacquer, ivory, local woods, and silks​​​​.

The restaurant aims to redefine Indo-Chinese cuisine. It comes from the collaboration between executive chef Amit Bagyal, with past affiliations to well-known restaurants such as Benares and Kanishka by Atul Kochhar, and head chef Velino Goes, also formerly of Kanishka and the JKS Group. The menu blends the sharp and spicy fusion flavors that have gained popularity in the US, with dishes ranging from black bean scallops and five-spiced beef with wild mushroom bao to more innovative creations like the Chef’s Selection featuring the world’s hottest chili, Bhot Jolakhiya, prepared with spatchcock chicken​​.

Cocktails at Shanghai Noir, by mixologist Nick Smith, complement the restaurant’s bold flavors. Signature serves include The Firecracker, a highball twist on the negroni, and The Shanghai, a fruity, aromatic margarita. Shanghai Noir’s ambition is to create an immersive dining experience that showcases the richness of Indo-Chinese cuisine and transports diners to a bygone era of unmatched elegance and decadence. 

Shanghai Noir Restaurant London Bookings

Capital A List members can make bookings for Shanghai Noir below.

Shanghai Noir Restaurant London Cuisine, Dress Code & Address

Cuisine: Indo-Chinese

Dress Code: Casual

Area: Westminster

Address: Old Westminster Fire Station, 4 Greycoat Pl, Greater, London SW1P 1SB


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