Sydneysiders have been able to sample the fabulous food and dumplings from New Shanghai for many years now, with multiple locations in that city including Bondi and Chatswood. There is even an overseas branch actually located in Shanghai. New Shanghai have ventured to Queensland and opened a new franchise earlier in 2013 in Brisbane city, choosing a busy location in the lower floor of Queen’s Plaza.
The decor immediately places you in another world, old school pictures of Chinese ladies with umbrellas, red bunting, stone path flooring and even an old bicycle outside the restaurant, its as if you are actually eating in an alleyway in Shanghai. There is a large open window at the front of the restaurant where you can witness dumplings being freshly prepared.
The menu is an assortment of modern Shanghai-style dishes of soup, noodles, rice and vegetable dishes. The Si Chuan style sauce stir fried with pork mince served with dry noodle seems quite popular, but they stake their reputation on their dumplings
If you are pushed for time, or simply can't stand to wait and watch while others induldge in their mouth watering parcels, then book ahead as there is nearly always a lunch line up, or alternatively visit during the weekend.
New Shanghai is open daily from 11am till 9pm so if you are staying at The Manor Apartment Hotel Brisbane then its close proximity to Queens Plaza makes it the perfect place for lunch or dinner dumpling indulgence!