The sister restaurant to Shanghai’s see-and-be-seen M on the Bund, Capital M was one of the city’s most highly anticipated openings. Located on the newly restored 600-year-old Qianmen pedestrian street, Capital M has a jaw-dropping view over Tian’anmen Square. From its terrace you can gaze at the medieval Qianmen, Tiananmen and Zhengyangmen gates. The seasonal menu consists of modern European cuisine such as crispy suckling pig with root vegetables and applesauce. M’s Very Famous Pavlova has earned its reputation in the Shanghai and Hong Kong outposts and it is well deserved. M serves lunch throughout the day and its smørrebrød, open-faced Danish sandwiches with mountains of cold-cuts will keep you going until the evening. On Sunday there is a traditional afternoon high tea as well as M’s Big Sunday Brunch where you can lollygag on the veranda until 5pm. This is al fresco dining at its best.