Madame Shanghai is a Darlinghurst eatery serving contemporary Chinese, nestled under the hard exterior of the highly reputed ‘Residence’ apartment building. A stone’s throw from Sydney’s famous Hyde Park hidden behind our leafy and private terrace, Madame Shanghai is an intimate gem set amongst the excitement of the CBD.
You’re greeted with a quirky and eclectic décor reminiscent of Shanghai circa 1930. As you wander to the bar and terrace area or through to the main dining room, you’ll realise you’re in for the long haul not wanting to get up from the stunning outlook on either side creating a relaxed oasis in the centre of Sydney.
Much of Executive Chef Casper Xu’s menu is made to share and cooked Shaokao-style (Chinese barbeque). Over the years Casper has continued to adapt and enhance his menu by incorporating some other Asian influences whilst also playing on the Madame part of the name by adding some French techniques. The open kitchen creates a scent of spice and meat caramelising on the grill. Dumpling chef Ben Wong works his magic with a few of Lotus’ favourites, along with some unique creations especially for Madame. Group pastry chef Pierrick Nicol has whipped up a special dessert menu to compliment the Menu and offers custom made Cakes for that special occasion.
Venue Manager Darrien Valler and his team offer a relaxed but precise service that is effortless and very well-rehearsed to create a home away from home feel to Madame. From the warm welcome, to the friendly, personalised service. Locals wanting a regular comfort, corporates wanting a private meeting place, couples wanting an intimate date night, or families wanting a special meal. Everyone will feel welcome at madame
Let them guide you through your options or simply choose the Chef’s banquet – ten courses that will leave you full to the bream and dying to come back!
With an outstandingly avant-garde cocktail selection, it’s a perfect place to start before working your way through our wine list featuring perfect matches from all over the world. Curated by Annette Lacey, the options are interesting and assuring.