As concept bars go, the latest slick venture from restaurateur David Laris will take some beating.
|Urban 18 attempts to merge the pleasures of golf with the atmosphere and luxury|
associated with a contemporary lounge and restaurant.
Urban 18 attempts to merge the pleasures of golf with the atmosphere and luxury associated with a contemporary lounge and restaurant.
|Urban 18 has a large open kitchen and the food on offer includes a reasonably|
priced English-style breakfast
Quality Laris-esque food and beverages are all present and correct, but most eye-catching are the six virtual golf simulators offering replicas of the greens at over 70 world-famous golf courses. Patrons are naturally invited to play a "round" themselves. When asked what makes Urban 18 so distinctive, marketing manager Phil Boyle comments: "Essentially it's the golf side of things. No other venue in Shanghai offers this kind of service. It has been a big success in London, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and a lot of other cities; now it's Shanghai's turn."
The internationally-renowned chef David Laris says of his new creation: "There's a little something for everyone. There is a real need for a concept like Urban 18 that brings the sport to the city, a perfect place to be part of a community."