Lido’s Eudora Station has been feeding hungry locals and expats alike for the past 11 years, and has built up a long list of regulars. The restaurant is especially busy between 2.30pm and 4.30pm, when many families are taking advantage of the Tea Break menu with half-price desserts and non-alcoholic drinks. The weekend brunches are also popular, with an emphasis on broadly Western and American dishes like salads, pizzas, pasta, risotto, tacos, nachos, and wings. Recently, Eudora Station re-launched with new food offerings, including a revamped kids’ menu.
Our enthusiastic young diner for this shoot is 6-year-old Jules Copeland. A student at Dulwich College Beijing, Jules is British-German and has been living in Beijing since 2010. Her favorite food is pasta – especially when it’s smothered in pesto sauce.
For the shoot, she tries Eudora Station’s Hawaiian pizza, hamburger with fries, and American-style macaroni and cheese. Jules loves the pizza’s deep and crispy dough; the burger is a hit too, with its generous
beef patty, crisp greens, and toasted bun. However, her favorite dish by far is dessert: waffles with fruit compote, whipped cream, and fresh strawberries. There is plenty of food left over to take home and share with Jules’ older sister, Lily.
Other dishes on the new kids’ menu include seared cod with sautéed vegetables, penne pasta with tomato sauce, chicken fingers, and a grilled cheese sandwich served with tomato soup. All the kids’ mains cost RMB 49 and the desserts cost RMB 35, with a la carte soft drinks and fresh juices available.
Eudora Station is a large venue spread over three floors. The first and second encompass the main dining areas, with many private rooms suitable for parties and functions. The top floor contains a large front terrace and a rear garden for outdoor dining.
Family-friendly facilities: The restaurant has both smoking and non-smoking areas. Highchairs and kids’ utensils are available. There are clean, Western-style bathrooms on each floor with soap and toilet paper. Eudora Station also provides catering, take-out, and delivery.
Eudora Station 亿多瑞站
Daily 9am-2am. 6 Fangyuan Xilu (across from Lido Place), Chaoyang District (6437 8331/8334) www.eudorastation.com 朝阳区芳园西路6号