The Crown Jewel of naked Castle — Pao Tai Lou

Enjoy elegant delicacies with a Michelin pedigree

PaoTai Lou, one of the Castle’s restaurants, is perched at the highest vantage point in the resort. The name “PaoTai Lou” originates from the combination of two important elements: the mountain’s previous name “PaoTai” and one of the most important artefacts from the castle - its cannon from the Qing dynasty. Enjoy the spectacular view from the restaurant where the mountaintops meet the heavens.

Operating Hours

Lunch: 11:30-14:30
Dinner: 17:00-21:00
Phone: 0572-8881111 extension 8682

Storytelling through Cooking

Inheriting the taste and culinary standards from a Michelin trained chef, the dishes of Pao Tai are crafted with simplicity with luxury in mind. Cantonese cuisine is the core of the dishes at the restaurant, but the chefs also provide the guests with Ningbo, Hangzhou, Sichuan and local cuisines. PaoTai Lou’s menu blends classic Cantonese cuisine and authentic local food through creative cooking. To enjoy the full experience, pair the exquisite dishes with the excellent wine selection from the cellar.

Head chef of Pao Tai Lou Chinese Restaurant

Head chef

Herry Xu

Chef Herry’s dishes will take your taste buds on a culinary journey and touch the bottom of your heart. “I work to blend superb culinary technology, beautiful plating, and good ingredients prepared with a simple naked heart. Every time someone takes a bite of my food, there is a certain sense of euphoria. I feel like the happiest person in the world.” – Head Chef Herry Xu

After returning to mainland China, Herry worked in large cities around China such as Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Nanjing with several luxury brand hotels. He has extensive experience working in the Langham Place and Intercontinental hotel in Ningbo as the Chinese head chef. During his time at the Michelin starred restaurant in Ningbo Langham Place, Herry and his team created a series of dishes with modern influences, following and innovating on new food trends.