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An intimate, dark interior greets diners at the Mövenpick’s Cantonese and Shanghainese restaurant. Wooden dividers split up the high-ceilinged venue, offering semi-private dining, ideal for a quiet rendezvous, with gold-framed contemporary artworks and red curtains adding to the modern, chic feel. Although the menu is by no means long, it still manages to offer a particularly good fish selection, as well as more unusual dishes including the likes of jelly fish and frogs legs. The dim sum platter is a good way to kick things off, offering a bit of everything, and the black cod, cooked in a variety of ways to your liking, is recommended. Everything is well presented and of a high standard, although it’s the simpler dishes that really stand out, such as the string beans with dried shrimp. Service is friendly and attentive, and prices are rather reasonable for fine-dining of this standard. The only thing Shanghai Chic doesn’t have going for it is its isolated location, meaning you’re only likely to dine here if you’re already in the area.
Open daily 6pm-11.30pm; also open for lunch Sat noon-3pm. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta, The Gardens, www.moevenpick-hotels.com (04 444 5613).
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