If the French cuisine at Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai’s Camelia tastes authentic, it’s because it is — the chefs trained at the acclaimed Le Cinq at Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris. At the Shanghai restaurant, they whip up delectable French and continental food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can also enjoy Sunday brunch and a delightful afternoon tea there. Don’t worry about landing a seat: The 144-seat restaurant has room for plenty of diners (plus a private dining room that seats up to 12), but it doesn’t feel too large or cold, thanks to the plush gold dining chairs, red wall accents and fresh floral arrangements.

At lunch and dinner, order off a menu that caters both to vegetarians and carnivores with continental classics such as a warming blue lobster bisque with tarragon and tender pan-fried John Dory with asparagus and mashed potatoes. The French-trained chefs really flex their culinary muscles when it comes to delicate pastry and dessert — gorgeous treats like soft lime-flavored cheese mousse with red fruit compote and basil sorbet is a lovely end to a toothsome meal.

Camelia, located on the ground floor of the hotel, is also a good bet for families, with a children’s menu divided into three sections — “Sometimes I Like Greens,” “I’m Hungry” and “I Have a Sweet Tooth.” Dishes like chicken noodle soup and steamed black cod in soy sauce with bok choy and rice will please pint-size diners with big tastes, while pickier eaters will be happy with pasta or a ham and cheese sandwich.

If you’d rather drink than dine, sit in the Shanghai restaurant’s clubby bar area or take advantage of nice weather on its 42-seat terrace. For a drink befitting a stay in China’s capital of all things cosmopolitan, try the hotel’s Shanghai Times, a flavorful but smooth mix of Grand Marnier, Martini Rosso, local yellow rice wine and bitters.

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