elEFANTE is a creation that our sexy chef Willy Trullás has based in the Mediterranean finding his way to have a broader range of creative expression than just with the Spanish cuisine at el Willy, his beloved flagship restaurant. A mixing-up of "el colmado", "el bistro" and "la trattoria" with the eclectic, creative and funky style of Willy.
elEFANTE takes the former venue of "el Willy" inside The Happy House, an antique colonial villa in the Former French Concession, now turned into a south european style. elEFANTE's design, taken care by MQ Studio (elWILLY on the Bund, el Cóctel...), transports the customer to the old Mediterranean delis. Menus on blackboards, hand-painted old mirrors, and hundreds products on display, create a colourful vintage ambiance integrating history and modern gastronomy. Its beautiful terrace -the "Siesta Garden"- will surely enjoy lovely evenings.
At elEFANTE we can feel the colours and aromas of the "Mediterraneo". The menu is a trip, based only on quality products, where Spain and its neighboring countries take a special role allowing you to experience a great variety of flavors, coming from a common past.
A natural charcoal grill is the essential secret for many dishes and it will carry our guests to the heart of the Mediterranean cuisine.
Opening date: July 2012
Area: 600 sqm
Serves: 180 people
Tue-Sun. 11am - 3pm, Mon-Sun. 6pm - 10.30pm
Weekend Brunch 11am-3pm
ADDRESS AND CONTACT
20 Donghu Lu
(near Huai Hai Lu)
Shanghai, China - zip 200031
TEL. (+86) 21 5404 8085