A Peek Inside Cobra Lily Restaurant in Shanghai

Cobra Lily is a Pan-Asian restaurant and bar based in Shanghai’s popular Xintandi complex. The project was designed by hcreates, an interior design studio based in Shanghai.

“Designed around a mysterious femme fatale, the design is a journey through her day and the myriad of places she hangs out. The original early 1900’s decorative Chinese archways have been kept creating a secret alleyway. Opening into this alleyway you discover the bar and lounge area. A two-storey atrium complete with a floating DJ booth, creates a dramatic entrance. Lounge and dining areas sprouting from this area to form intimate pockets of dining space. Upstairs diner’s nestled in the top of the atrium look down over the lounge and bar area. The bathrooms are positioned at the end of a long dark corridor with secret agent themes. Raw concrete mixed with sleek finishes create an upmarket urban chic in a relaxed setting,” explained Hannah Churchill

  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Date completed: 2016
  • Size: 4,700 square feet
  • Design: hcreates
  • Designer: Hannah Churchill
  • Photos: Seth Powers
Two-storey atrium
Bar area
Chinese archways
Banquette seating

2nd floor
Floor plan