Your Guide to Celebrating Thanksgiving 2021 in Beijing

By That's Beijing, November 19, 2021

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Thursday, November 25 marks Thanksgiving, one of the most important dates on the North American calendar. If you find yourself in Beijing, you won't be short of options for celebrating this special day, whether you fancy a meal out or would like a takeaway turkey dinner to eat in the comfort of your own home. 

Bear in mind that due to popular demand, many places will require booking in advance. Be sure to make your plans as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

However you choose to celebrate, That's Beijing would like to wish all readers a happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy!


Beersmith

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Things are getting festive at Beersmith!

Grab yourself a classic set including a whole 8-9-kilogram freshly carved turkey, enough to feed at least 6-8 people. Sides include roasted potatoes, braised red cabbage with cranberries and chestnut turkey stuffing, as well as lashings of turkey gravy.

Or perhaps you’d prefer the turkey platter. On top of slow-roasted bacon wrapped turkey breast with all the trimmings, there’s also a winter salad appetizer to share and a sweet slice of pumpkin pie to finish. Alternatively, get a southern twist with a whole smoked BBQ turkey leg served with sweet potatoes and piquant BBQ sauce.

The Australian lamb served with green beans, roasted potatoes and luscious port wine gravy is a good choice if you’re hosting an elegant soirée. Why not add on a pumpkin pie to finish the meal with something sweet?

Available until Fri, December 31, 2021; take-away turkeys (RMB1,188); dine-in turkeys (RMB1,388); MUST book at least 48 hours in advance, delivery within 5th ring road with a minimum spend of RMB1,300, Beersmith

China World Summit Wing

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Head to Grill 79 for a Thanksgiving to remember! 

The five-course single set menu includes grilled perch with green bean butter sauce, celery root puree and decorated with fresh mussels to enrich memorable flavor; a slow-roasted tender and juicy turkey roll with mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce; and tender and soft fried scallops with rich pumpkin carrot cream soup and sweet walnut pie.

Don’t fancy heading out? Get a traditional turkey dinner delivered to your door. 

Free delivery within 5th ring road, Grill 79, China World Summit Wing.

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing

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Grab yourself a turkey home to share with family and friends. 

The turkey-to-go comes with side dishes including roasted pumpkin and spinach salad with goat cheese and Iberian ham with marinated honey melon, as well as a bottle of selected red wine.

The set serves 4-6 persons. 

RMB1,688 per set, MUST book at least 48 hours in advance, Four Seasons Hotel Beijing

GYJ Macau Hotpot

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Enjoy a sumptuous hotpot to warm you heart this Thanksgiving. 

Enjoy Macau-style Boston lobster soup, as well as a beef platter or sashimi platter and more. Finish with a sweet Thanksgiving dessert. 

RMB2,888 for 4-6 people menu, GYJ Macau Hotpot.

Homeplate SLT

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Head to Homeplate SLT for a southern-style Thanksgiving Feast! 

The buffet comes with whole smoked turkey, pulled pork, homemade sausage and all the trimmings. Free-flow house wine, Tsingtao and Boxingcat helles lager, long islands and mojitos, as well as soft drinks are also available. 

Bourbon cornbread pudding and bacon-wrapped Oreo for those with a sweet tooth is also available. 

Thurs, November 25, 2021, 6.30-9.30pm, RMB388 (adults), RMB208 (children under 12 years old), Homeplate SLT. 

Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing

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Market Café has your 2021 Thanksgiving taken care of. 

Enjoy Thanksgiving turkey, Australian grain-fed beef steak, freshly shucked Canadian oyster, Canadian lobster and more delectable dishes. 

Alternatively, you can celebrate at home with the turkey-to-go set for 8-10 people. 

Thanksgiving Themed Dinner Buffet, Thurs, Nov 25, 2021, RMB410 per person, Market Café, Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing.

Turkey-to-go set (including 9-kilogram turkey), available from Thurs, Nov 25, 2021 until Sat, December 25, 2021, RMB1,588, MUST book at least 48 hours in advance, Market Café, Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing.

InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun

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The royal turkey-to-go set and set dinner will take care of all your Thanksgiving needs at InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun. 

Choose from the 6-7-kilogram bird for a party of 8-10 or the 9-10-kilogram bird for 11-14 people. Sides include stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potato, glazed baby carrots, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie and cinnamon crumble. 

Fancy dining out? Spend the night in CHAR for an unforgettable Thanksgiving. CHAR’s chef will carve an exquisite Thanksgiving set menu of four courses.

6-7-kilogram bird (8-10 people), RMB1,280; 9-10-kilogram bird (11-14 people), RMB1,580; add RMB588 for two bottles of red wine and two bottles of bubbly, MUST book at least 48 hours in advance, CHAR, InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun.

Jing-A

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Thanksgiving dinners are available at Jing-A Xingfucun, Sanyuanqiao and CBD. Indulge in either a half or whole bird along with a generous selection of sides including chorizo stuffing, brussels sprouts, roasted garlic potato mash, mac’n’cheese, gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. 

Dine-in on November 25 at either 6.30pm or 8.30pm. 

Fancy the takeaway option? Order in advance and pick up between November 20 and 25. 

Dine-in, available Thurs, November 25, 6.30pm or 8.30pm, RMB980 (half bird; feeds six people); RMB1880 (whole bird; feeds 12 people), reservations and 50% deposit required, Jing-A Xingfucun, Jing-A Sanyuanqiao and Jing-A CBD.

Takeaway, pickup Sat, November 20-Thurs, November 25, MUST order at least three days in advance, Jing-A Xingfucun, Jing-A Sanyuanqiao and Jing-A CBD.

JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central

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Head to JW Kitchen for a Thanksgiving buffet to remember! 

The buffet includes the usual selection of prawns, salmon sashimi, Japanese sushi, roast beef and other food from around the world. And of course, Thanksgiving would not be complete without a roast turkey platter! 

The buffet also has hairy crabs and a free-flow of fruit juice, beer and mulled wine.

Celebrating at home? Order your turkey dinner as prepared by Casalingo. The whole turkey and turkey drumsticks package includes sides such as chestnut stuffing, roasted vegetables, Christmas apple, garlic baby potato, herbs Roma tomato and syrup chestnut. 

Order turkey dinner or reserve seats, JW Kitchen, JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central.

NUO Hotel Beijing

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Enjoy Thanksgiving celebrations at NUO Hotel Beijing.

Head to N'Joy for a Thanksgiving dinner feast full of festive delicacies. Watch live carving stations present traditional Thanksgiving roast turkey paired with a deluxe range of dishes from around the world. 

The five-course Chinese Thanksgiving-inspired lunch or dinner set menu at Jia offers an alternative Thanksgiving meal. Dishes include roasted chicken with assorted green salad, braised bird’s nest with minced chicken and shrimp, sautéed beef rib in brown sauce, noodle soup with shrimp and chilled mango sago cream with pomelo.

For a hearty celebration at home, take away your turkey feast with the grilled turkey set that comes with sides to share from U’Deli. The set includes a whole turkey, bread stuffing, Brussels sprouts, roasted potatoes, chestnuts and cranberry sauce or giblet sauce.

Thanksgiving dinner buffet, Thurs, November 25, RMB488 per adult, RMB358 per child, N'Joy, NUO Hotel Beijing.

5-Course Chinese-inspired Thanksgiving dinner buffet, Thurs, November 25, RMB1,280 for two persons, N'Joy, NUO Hotel Beijing (includes a bottle of sparkling rosé), Jia, NUO Hotel Beijing.

Takeaway turkey, available until Fri, December 31, RMB958 per set, MUST order at least 48 hours in advance, U'DeliNUO Hotel Beijing.

The Opposite House

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Three sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner sets to-go are on offer at The Opposite House. 

Feast on a dinner of succulent turkey and stuffing with all the trimmings without any fuss. Indulge in either the New York, the California or the Florida dinner sets, each with their own unique Thanksgiving flavor. 

Fancy dining out? Head to UNION where you can enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with family and friends. 

Takeaway option, RMB988 (the New York), RMB1,288 (the California), RMB1,588 (the Florida), MUST order at least three days in advance, The Opposite House.

Dine-in option, Thurs, November 25, 6-9pm, starting from RMB988 per set (add RMB188 for free-flow sparkling, red and white wine), UNION, The Opposite House

Q MEX

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All Q MEX Bar & Grill locations (not Taqueria) are offering a sumptuous Thanksgiving menu you can enjoy with family and friends! 

The slow-roasted turkey leg, extra large beef meatball paired with fresh tomato sauce, chipotle macaroni and cheese, served with roasted winter vegetables, side green salad and gravy will more than fill you up! 

The dinner set serves 2-3 people and includes the option to add a pitcher of red or white sangria.

Thanksgiving Sharing Platter, Thurs, November 25, 5pm-midnight, RMB258 (serves 2-3 people), add RMB110 for pitcher of red or white sangria, Q MEX Bar & Grill Sanlitun, Q MEX Bar & Grill CBD, Q MEX Bar & Grill Solana, Q MEX Bar & Grill Shuangjing.

The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing

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The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing will take care of all your Thanksgiving needs. 

Indulge in traditional roasted turkey, roasted ham with honey sauce, seafood varieties and an array of hearty dishes at the Thanksgiving dinner buffet in Aroma. 

Award-winning Yu restaurant is offering sumptuous roasted turkey and curated Cantonese cuisine for a Thanksgiving dinner with friends and loved ones. 

If you fancy celebrating at home, get yourself a roasted turkey package including a citrus brined roasted 6-7-kilogram whole turkey, traditional bread stuffing, creamy mashed potato, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce and more.

Thanksgiving dinner buffet, Thurs, November 25, 2021, 6-10pm, RMB498 per person, Aroma, The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing.

Thanksgiving Dinner Set at Yu, Thurs, November 25, 2021, 5.30-10pm, RMB1,288 net for two persons (one child can dine for free), Yu, The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing.

Roasted turkey takeaway, available until Thurs, November 25, 2021, RMB988 or RMB1,188 for family package (including one bottle of gluhwein), MUST order at least three days in advance. 

Rosewood Beijing

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Head to Bistrot B for a traditional stuffed turkey available until Thursday, November 25! 

The turkey feeds 8-12 people, the perfect way to spend a special day with family and friends.  

Available until Thurs, November 25, 2021, RMB2,228 (8-12 people), MUST order at least 48 hours in advance, Bistrot B, Rosewood Beijing.

Waldorf Astoria Beijing

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Brasserie 1893 is offering a turkey or ham to-go package this Thanksgiving. 

The turkey is 8-10 kilograms, while the ham is glazed with honey or cherry pomegranate sauce. Each package includes sides such as bread stuffing with chestnut or apple, homemade bacon with Brussels sprout, roasted pumpkins, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. 

Available until Fri, November 31, 2021, RMB1,288, MUST order at least 48 hours in advance, Brasserie 1893, Waldorf Astoria Beijing. 


[Cover image via NUO Hotel Beijing]

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