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“Atmosphere exceeded only by food”

Ye Olde Station Restaurant (Former Site of Virgin Mary Convent)
Ranked #313 of 17,146 Restaurants in Shanghai
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
Description: Specializing in Shanghai local cuisine, Ye Olde Station Restaurant is located in a building constructed in 1926 which is the only remaining main part of the original building of the Virgin Mary Convent. The current collections on display in the restaurant include “old Shanghai antiques” in the 1920s and 1930s, along with the two historically significant train carriages, one courtesy coach manufactured by German Hanover Train Manufacturer in 1899, which was for royal use by Empress Dowager Cixi, and the other was manufactured by Russian Yekaterinburg Coach Manufacturing Company, and once served for Soong Ching-ling, or Madame Sun Yat-sen.
Reviewed May 2, 2012

Nothing to dislike. The restaurant is in an old convent that served the Jesuit church across the street. They have done a nice job of making it remind one of a train station.

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Reviewed March 7, 2012

Restaurant converted from an old vintage building from 1868. Located centrally n the busy district of Xujiahui. Good ambience, very nostalgic. The moment one stepped into the building, it's like you are being brought back to the old Shanghainese days by the time machine. They also have two vintage train cabin carriages in the yard, converted into dining areas and exclusive private dining room. Food is generally good and supposing authentic Shanghainese.

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Reviewed April 12, 2011

We have taken visitors here several times. Great atmosphere; very good food.

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Reviewed April 19, 2009

Fine food.
A bit expensive but we're not in China, we're in Shanghai.

Go for their house specialities which include sprouts (Shanghainese veggies), nice fish, smocked duck, shrimps... Desserts are OK.

For the best experience, try to book a table inside the train.

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Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile
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