Where to Celebrate Chinese Valentine's Day in Beijing

By That's Beijing, August 5, 2019

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day again. Chinese Valentine’s Day, that is. Also known as Qixi, China’s Valentine’s Day occurs on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month. And this year it falls on Wednesday, August 7.

READ MORE: Explainer: The Story of Qixi, AKA Chinese Valentine's Day

If you’ve got a special someone in Beijing and you want to celebrate Qixi, fear not. There is no shortage of romantic dinners happening in Beijing for the occasion. (Still need to buy some flowers or chocolate? We’ve also got you covered for last-minute gifts.)

Tease by CreatureS

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Tease is getting into the festive mood early with a set menu starting on Tuesday. Indulge in a five-course menu for lunch or dinner with complimentary glasses of wine for just RMB520. 

Tue Aug 6 & Wed Aug 7, 11.30am; RMB520; Tease by CreatureS, see event listing.

Migas Mercado

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Grab your soulmate and get to Migas Mercado for a decadent eight-course lunch or dinner overlooking beautiful views of the CBD. Feast on delicacies like fresh oysters, Iberico ham croquettes and slow-cooked wagyu beef with chimichurri, pickled onions and potatoes.

Wed Aug 7, 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm; RMB1288/couple; Migas Mercado, see event listing.

New World Beijing Hotel

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Dazzle your soulmate with a dreamy evening full of romance at New World Beijing Hotel. Starting at 8pm, the real Qixi fun begins as Yin On 12 hosts a lively party complete with sparkling toasts, live DJs, flirty games and more. The RMB99 ticket will grant you entry and a welcome cocktail. The chic hotel’s all-day cafe Tian Tan Kitchen also invites all lovebirds to indulge in a dinner buffet featuring various gourmet dishes from Asian specialties to European delights, as well as a doughnut corner where you can make your own sweet creation.

Wed Aug 7; RMB99 (Qixi party), RMB168 (dinner buffet); Tian Tan Kitchen & YIN On 12 @ New World Beijing Hotel, see event listing.

The Emperor Hotel

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Impress your loved one with a lavish evening at The Emperor Hotel, where they’ll host a charming rooftop candle-lit dinner. Take in breathtaking views of the city at night below as you enjoy dishes like cool cucumber and mint gazpacho, tiger prawns and pan-fried steak with herb-crusted tomatoes.

Wed Aug 7, 7pm; RMB977/couple; Shang Bar @ The Emperor Hotel, see event listing.

Home Plate

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Get wild with your lover this Qixi at Home Plate. They’ll be serving up an especially meaty set menu featuring wings and a double down platter for just RMB266.

Wed Aug 7, 6pm; RMB266; Home Plate, see event listing.

EAST, Beijing

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Impress your significant other with a nine-course sushi dinner at Hagaki or a surf-and-turf menu at Feast inside the luxurious EAST hotel. The set menu at Hagaki will also include two complimentary glasses of sparkling wine, while Feast will host a live band and a free-flow drinks deal (soft drinks, beer and house wine only).

Wed Aug 7, 6pm; RMB648/couple (Hagaki set dinner menu), RMB888/couple (Feast semi-buffet dinner); Hagaki & Feast @ EAST, Beijing, see event listing.

Moka Bros

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Moka Bros turns up the heat with a smoothie deal for Chinese Valentine’s Day: Starting at 11am, bring that special someone to any Moka Bros location and give them a 10-second smooch to score a free smoothie. 

Wed Aug 7, 11am; Moka Bros, see event listing.

Bottega

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Bottega will be selling exclusive bottles of Nino Franco Faive (RMB358) for those dining out on the romantic evening.

Wed Aug 7; Bottega

El Barrio

El Barrio will also have some special wine on offer: Bottles of Rosamaro (RMB298) will be available for the night.

Wed Aug 7; El Barrio

[All images courtesy of promoters]


Check out the full list of Qixi events in Beijing right here.

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