Dreamer is a new restaurant on Wuding Lu that does robata-style charcoal grilling, serving a menu of globally-inspired dishes. Brunch on the other hand is more traditional with Benedicts, steak and eggs, and French toasts.
It’s the latest from the BIBIMI Group, one of the fastest growing restaurant groups in Shanghai. The group has more than a dozen restaurants, including Barbarian, Bites & Brews, Solana, Hot Chick, and Bandit.
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Like Bandit 1 and 2, The Dreamer space is really cool. While it may not be the right season currently, it’s worth mentioning that there’s a pool within the massive backyard. Expect brunchy parties come warmer months.
Dreamer is housed in a two-storey villa on Wuding Lu. The first floor is cozy and has bar counter seating facing the open kitchen. There’s some inside-outside seating with in a sun-room that faces the outdoor space.
The main dining room is upstairs, and there’s a balcony with more intimate seating. It’s a pretty large space, suitable for big groups.
What’s On The Menu
The food at Dreamer is centered around the charcoal grill, referred to as robata in their menu, Japanese for “fireside cooking.” Dishes borrow from all over, featuring global flavors of coconut curry dips, Shaoxing wine marinated clams, Mexican chili, and peanut rubs.
Here’s what to expect for dinner:
Brunch, which is available only on the weekends, features the usual suspects like Benedicts and toasts. It’s all pretty standard, enjoyable fare, and well-priced.
Here’s what to expect from brunch:
Wine & Winter Drinks
As for drinks, Dreamer is wine-forward. There are 180+ labels to choose from, spanning traditional to natural wines, full-bodied to fruity, and even ciders.
The great thing about the wines here is that they allow tastings of some bottles before you make a decision, all thanks to their trusty Coravin. If you haven’t heard of Coravins, it’s a handy accessory that allows you to pour wines without uncorking the bottles. Wines start at around ¥300 per bottle, ¥50 by the glass.
There are also some classic cocktails on the menu, starting from ¥65, as well as some winter drinks.
Nomfluence Readers Deals
Special deals for Nomfluence readers when you visit Dreamer!
- Get 10% off your food bill.
Deals are valid until January 31, 2022. Just show this article when you dine-in to claim your deal.
Address: Bldg 1, 893 Wuding Lu, near Changde Lu 武定路893号1幢, 近常德路
Hours: Tue-Thu, 5pm-midnight; Fri, 5pm-2am; Sat, 10am-2am; Sun, 10am-midnight, closed Mondays