Located in Da’an District Taipei, the Historical Grand Courtyard (大院子) was founded during the Japanese occupation era during which it served as a dormitory for teachers and professors. After a fire destroyed the building in 2013, however, it was restored as a restaurant and art gallery in 2018, taking on the name “Grand Courtyard” (大院子).
The courtyard offers a variety of culinary options, including Red Wine Beef Stew, Yellow Chicken Curry and Rib Eye Steak. These meals also come in sets, which offer a daily soup, salad and tea. Deserts such as lemon tart and apple pie are also offered.
The restaurant is surrounded by glass walls that provide great natural lighting. The atmosphere is ideal for picnics and afternoon teas.
The building itself is a quaint one, combining medieval and modern materials. The stone path leading up to the restaurant is also quite picturesque, offering a good backdrop for those who may wish to take a picture.