BISOU by Plump is a casual French restaurant and wine bar in Taikang Terrace, right behind Tianzifang. A beautiful space with high vaulted ceilings and a terrace, serving classic French food and wines at great value.
Nomfluence Readers get a selected drink and one oyster on the house! Keep reading.
Preface: By the way…
Ok. Let me preface this piece by saying:
Hey guys, guess what? I’m, uh, a restaurant owner?
I’m a partner in BISOU. (I do photography, writing, marketing, some food stuff with chef.) I’ll be honest—this is a new idea I’m getting used to in the sense that Nomfluence (my lifeblood) is a space dedicated to writing about other venues, so now that I’m a partner, it’s kind of crossing streams. But this new project is also something I’m really excited to be a part of, and gives me the chance to really understand both sides of the F&B business.
It’s still early days at BISOU, but I am happy with what we have to offer. It’s not perfect, but it’s got its charm!
And so, without further ado, here’s a (somewhat) objective overview of what BISOU is and has to offer.
About BISOU: French Classics & Affordable Wine
BISOU is a casual French restaurant with an adjacent wine cellar (BISOU ROUGE) and lovely terrace seating. It’s located in Taikang Terrace, behind Tianzifang.
It’s part of the Oysterlicious Group, which operates Osteria, Plump Oyster, C Pearl, Plump Garden (the rooftop garden in the same building as BISOU), and others. (I’ve worked with the group many times in the last 10 years of me being in Shanghai.)
The food is courtesy of chef/partner Rembrandt “Rembi” Van Der Laan.
Born and raised in Brittany, France, chef Rembi’s background and influences are primarily French, peppered with Italian cuisine, and he carries with him the experience of working in Michelin-starred restaurants in France, including at the Eiffel Tower and at Alain Ducasse’s 3-star Le Plaza Athénée, but most previously as group chef at La Creperie.
The collective vision is for BISOU to be a casual space serving quality wines with approachable prices, and classic French food.
Here is what’s on the menu:
The Food: What’s On The Menu
As for drinks, wines by the glass start from ¥48 for house red, white, prosecco and rosé; bottles start from ¥228.
Or you’re welcome to enter the wine cellar, BISOU ROUGE, to peruse the selection and pick up a bottle.
House mixed drinks are ¥48, house cocktails ¥68 (Select Spritz, whisky sour, mojito, etc.), beer from ¥45.
Brunch & Happy Hour
There’s also Plump Garden, the rooftop garden space for brunch and daily happy hour! Brunch is every Saturday and Sunday, from 12pm-4pm. It’s ¥220 for six oysters, and unlimited roast chicken, salmon, salads, and sides. Includes one soft drink, ¥100 for six additional oysters.
Happy Hour / Apero is every day on the Plump Garden rooftop from 5-7pm. Selected drinks and bites are ¥38, plus selected bottles of wine 50% off!
Favorite dishes: Beef Tartare, Baked Camembert, Mackerel, Bavette, Duck, Truffle Pasta.
BISOU and Plump Garden are dog-friendly, indoor and outdoor!
Nomfluence Readers Deals
Complimentary selected drink and one oyster (Gillardeau No. 5) per person. Drinks include Select Spritz, house red or white wine, rosé or soft drink.
Valid until July 15, 2021, dinner only.
BISOU by Plump
Address: Taikang Terrace, 2/F, 169 Jianguo Zhong Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu 建国中路169号泰康庭2楼, 近瑞金二路
Hours: Daily, 5pm-12am. Sat-Sun 12pm-4pm (brunch)
WeChat for Private Events & Bookings: BisouPlump21