Sponsored by BANDIT


New in Jing’an is BANDIT. It’s wild, loud, and wacky, and looks like a scene right out of Blade Runner 2049.

About BANDIT — Space & Concept

Housed in a three-floor villa on Xinzha Lu, BANDIT is a restaurant, cocktail bar and lounge.

BANDIT, a restaurant and cocktail lounge bar in Jing'an, Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
First floor patio

There’s a patio on the first floor and a terrace on the third, two bars, and a dance floor with DJ booth, each room with a different theme and hue of neon.

Every corner and surface of the place is photo-friendly—there’s a multitude of animals strewn about (even a dinosaur you can ride), knights in armor, and a kiddie pool-sized ball pit. It’s a wanghong’s wet dream.

BANDIT, a restaurant and cocktail lounge bar in Jing'an, Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
First floor seating area
BANDIT, a restaurant and cocktail lounge bar in Jing'an, Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Second floor bar
BANDIT, a restaurant and cocktail lounge bar in Jing'an, Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Second floor lounge
BANDIT, a restaurant and cocktail lounge bar in Jing'an, Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Terrace at BANDIT, a restaurant and cocktail lounge bar in Jing'an, Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Third floor terrace / “living room”

It’s brought to you from the BIBIMI Group, the same team behind Bites & Brews, Barbarian, Hot Chick, Solana, Nomad and MANIA.

I guess when they designed the place they just went, “Fuck it. Why half measures? Let’s go all the way wacky.”

According to the founders, the inspiration behind BANDIT is for it to be an all-day creative space without boundaries, with food and drink, of course. It’s not your typical co-working cafe that’s for sure.

(The first and third floors are pet-friendly.)

The Food: Dinner, Brunch & Bar Bites

Cold cuts and cheese platter at BANDIT, a restaurant and cocktail lounge bar in Jing'an, Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Cold Cuts & Cheese Platter (¥255)

Food is casual, inspired from street food around the world and given a twist. Pricing is friendly for both food and drink.

On the menu are cocktail-friendly bites like fried pot-stickers atop triangles of grilled cheese (simple and good) and bountiful charcuterie platters, but also sit-down dinner fare like a slow-cooked short rib and a lovely Thai grilled seafood salad.

Brunch is also a big part of the offering, some of which is served all day.

Brunch at BANDIT, a restaurant and cocktail lounge bar in Jing'an, Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Spicy Chicken & Waffle (¥68) – waffles, spiced fried chicken, Asian slaw, poached egg, Sriracha hollandaise.
Brunch at BANDIT, a restaurant and cocktail lounge bar in Jing'an, Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Berries & Cream Waffle (¥68) – mixed fresh berries with whipped cream, strawberry sauce, berry meringue, rose ice cream
BANDIT, a restaurant and cocktail lounge bar in Jing'an, Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
French Paté (¥65) – homemade duck and pork pate with mustard, cornichons and homemade ciabatta twist.
Bar bites at BANDIT, a restaurant and cocktail lounge bar in Jing'an, Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
East Met West (¥39) – pork pot-stickers and grilled cheese sandwiches with sweet potato chips.
Dinner at BANDIT, a restaurant and cocktail lounge bar in Jing'an, Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Australian M5 Beef Short Rib (¥777) – 48-hour slow-cooked short rib with sweet corn purée, sautéed dragon beans.
Chili Crab at BANDIT, a restaurant and cocktail lounge bar in Jing'an, Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Hawker Chili Crab (¥319) – Blue swimmer crab cooked in Singaporean sweet and spicy chili sauce served with toasted mantou. This is really good!
Duck confit at BANDIT, a restaurant and cocktail lounge bar in Jing'an, Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Moulard Duck Confit (¥88) – grilled lemon chili honey glaze, fava beans, lettuce, bacon.
Ribs at BANDIT, a restaurant and cocktail lounge bar in Jing'an, Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Thai Sweet Sour Spicy Pork Ribs (¥99) with mango salsa. Good for sharing.
Seafood salad at BANDIT, a restaurant and cocktail lounge bar in Jing'an, Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Thai Grilled Seafood Salad (¥79) – shrimp mussels, calamari, dragon beans, shallots, Thai coconut-chili dressing, quail eggs, mint, and peanuts.

There are also weekday lunch deals. Monday to Friday from 11am to 3pm, get 50% off classic coffee or tea or 20% off Dolce Bandito sweets and Estrella draft beer with a purchase of a lunch dish.

Drinks: Cocktails, Milkshakes & Coffee

Drinks at BANDIT, a restaurant and cocktail lounge bar in Jing'an, Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Strawberry Coconut Shake (¥45), Lavender Lemongrass Mocktail (¥45)

Drinks are classic and funky cocktails, infusions, high quality coffees (single origin beans, cold brews, etc.), and milkshakes, regular or spiked. Espresso (¥18), Americano (¥25).

There are six signature cocktails, all ¥66 each, and classic cocktails from ¥60, mixed drinks ¥55, and Estrella draft ¥45. They also have a modest selection of wines.

Cocktails at BANDIT, a restaurant and cocktail lounge bar in Jing'an, Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
White Rabbit – White rabbit candies, milky sweet.
Cocktails at BANDIT, a restaurant and cocktail lounge bar in Jing'an, Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Banana Mamma – Purely tropical. Peanut butter washed whisky with celery juice.
Cocktails at BANDIT, a restaurant and cocktail lounge bar in Jing'an, Shanghai. Photo by Rachel Gouk @ Nomfluence.
Cheesecake – milk, mascarpone, lemon juice, vodka with blueberry garnish. Definitely my kind of tipple—sweet and savory.

In Summary

Favorites: East Met West, Short Rib, Hawker Chili Crab, Thai Grilled Seafood Salad, and the Cheesecake cocktail.

Nomfluence Readers Deals

Deal below are valid from now until October 31 when you book via the link below.

  • 1 free bottle of House Wine/Sparkling with purchase of Short Rib (¥777).
  • 1 free classic coffee per person for brunch reservations over 4 people.

Click here to BOOK your seat now!


Bandit
Address: 1750 Xinzha Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu 新闸路1750号, 近胶州路
Hours: Sun-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-2am
Tel: 19512233134