Elite was originally opened as a member's only, private
club (hence, the name). And the fact that Yongfoo Elite is no
longer private still confuses some people. This
a wonderful old 1930's villa, on a lovely phoenix-tree
lined street - Yongfu Road. The building was previously
used as the British Consulate in Shanghai.
garden, on your way in to the restaurant, is lovely.
In the evening, candles light your way. And if you
go on a nice day, the garden seating is fabulous.
Definitely one of the nicest in Shanghai. Inside,
the club is quite elegantly decorated, with rather
authentic-looking flowery wallpaper. There are many
nice, old-style touches in the decor.
Chinese food at Yongfoo Elite is less than spectacular.
noone goes there for the food; this restaurant is
one that will delight visitors to Shanghai and will
give them a good impression of how the elite used
to live in Shanghai during its glory days of the
1920's and 30's.