As the cooler autumn air arrives in Beijing, many would say this is the best season in the Chinese capital. What a great time to get out and try something new on the Jing's buzzing culinary scene!
Morton's Steakhouse has a creative new take. Its dry-aged Maotai-infused rib eye is certainly not to be missed.
Meanwhile, there's tacos, tacos and more tacos.
Q MEX Taqueria's birria tacos include a homemade cheese crust tortilla slathered in birria broth with a rich chilli beef soup for dipping.
As if that wasn't enough. Pebbles has updated its taco menu. And, for tequila lovers, the agave spirits tasting sessions are back!
Elsewhere, Georgia's Feast is now offering business set menu lunches – all the usual quality Georgian food packed into a reasonably priced meal set perfect to enjoy during your working day.
With National Week approaching and, let's face it, many of us staying put in Beijing, maybe now's the time to delve into some new Beijing eateries.
COMMUNE RESERVE & COMMUNE · X
COMMUNE · X – located in Taikoo Li in the heart of trendy Sanlitun – has now been welcomed into the COMMUNE RESERVE series, along with COMMUNE RESERVE in Huamao.
And, the two venues have got some great deals for autumn!
With brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner options, COMMUNE RESERVE and COMMUNE · X are great places to go for sharing great food with great people.
Get buy-one-get-one-free pizzas every Monday (not available during public holidays); Dianping group purchase deals every day on afternoon tea; buy-one-get-one-free on bottled drinks for members every Wednesday between 9pm-1am; buy-one-get-one-free on craft beers everyday between 2-5pm; and get buy-one-get-one-free on cocktails everyday between 2-5pm.
COMMUNE RESERVE & COMMUNE · X.
Don’t miss out on the new omakase menu!
Available every Thursday for only four groups of two, the set includes 3-6 new creative shared plates and 5-8 individual Yakitori skewers.
Mouth-watering dishes include daikon shiso jamon (Spanish ham), grilled wagyu patty, squid and zucchini and more.
Pair with new seasonal sakes from boutique labels.
Omakase menu, RMB399-499 per person (depending on the menu of the day), Beyond Yakitori.
This stalwart of Universal Beijing Resort CityWalk has got lots of new tasty dishes!
Don’t miss out on shrimp mac ‘n’ cheese, shrimp dippin’ broth (shrimp in Cajun sauce with bread and rice for dipping, southern style crab cakes, Bourbon Street sea bass and more.
China World Summit Wing, Beijing
Grill 79 is the place to be this autumn! For great food and a great view.
Chef Maiker has selected fresh ingredients for a succulent new signature dish; make sure to indulge in the New Zealand lamb loin – served with a roasted celeriac puree in rock salt and crusted with herbs to give an extra crispy texture.
The cheese foam, truffles and port wine sauce enrich the dish’s flavors.
Grill 79, China World Summit Wing.
Indulge in new dishes this autumn at F Bistronomme!
Seared foie gras with mango and M5+ wagyu T-bone steak are waiting for you!... as are all of F Bistronomme’s other succulent dishes.
Fancy some top Georgian dishes during your lunch hour?
Georgia’s Feast is now offering a business set menu lunch. There's something to cater for everyone's tastes with traditional and classic dishes.
Each meal comes with a drink.
Business Set Lunch, Mon-Fri, 11am-2pm, Georgia’s Feast.
Some sumptuous new dishes are ready for you this autumn at Home Plate.
Grandma’s Power Bowl includes delicious smoked and fried brisket BBQ fried rice – served with sour cream and spring onion.
Available 11am-2pm Mon-Fri from October 10, 2022, includes one drink, RMB78.
The Super Bowl features smoked BBQ meat, southern greens, Carolina vinegar slaw and Texas ranch beans – all atop a bed of brisket BBQ fried rice and garnished with pickles and pickled onion.
Available 11am-2pm Mon-Fri from October 10, 2022, includes one drink, RMB88 (add RMB15 for pulled pork of smoked USDA brisket).
And finally, the mango habanero pork ribs feature a new mango habanero sauce made with pickled habaneros, fresh mango and some secret spices for a spicy tropical punch.
Available Mon-Fri from October 1, 2022; RMB105 (205 grams); RMB188 (small platter with two sides); RMB268 (for large platter with two sides).
Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing
Introducing Le Petit Chef! An immersive theater and dining culinary journey.
The unique 3D mapping project by artists from Skullmapping has already racked up millions of views on social media.
From September 23 onwards, Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing brings a 5-course culinary adventure combined with entertaining animation.
Le Petit Chef, Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing.
Head to Jing-A’s recently-opened location in Shuangjing, Hopson One mall; a succulent new burger awaits!
The Surf & Turf burger includes a beef patty topped with cheese and shrimp.
There’s also a new menu of snacks such as Cajun spiced shrimp and white bait, Thai lemon chicken, garlic sausage and more – perfect to enjoy with a Jing-A beer.
Surf and Turf burger (available at Jing-A Hopson One location ONLY) and new snacks menu (available at Jing-A Hopson One and Wukesong locations), Jing-A.
L’OX by FLO
A new and revamped afternoon tea at L’OX by FLO is here!
Bringing that old British tradition to life in the heart of the Beijing CBD.
Choose from the COCO AFTERNOON TEA or the JAZZ AFTERNOON TEA.
COCO AFTERNOON TEA includes wagyu M3 beef tenderloin katsu sandwich, savoury canapé, smoked salmon & cucumber sandwich, dark chocolate mousse & hazelnut praline and more; get two cups of premium coffee (espresso, latte, cappuccino) or one pot of premium selection fine loose tea by Newby London / hot fruit tea (add RMB46 for one glass of Moscato Pink Vino Spumante Dolce), RMB528 for two persons.
JAZZ AFTERNOON TEA includes smoked salmon & cucumber sandwich, dark chocolate mousse & hazelnut praline and more; get two cups of premium coffee (espresso, latte, cappuccino) or one pot of premium selection fine loose tea by Newby London / hot fruit tea (add RMB15 to upgrade to one pot of hot fruit tea or latte / cappuccino; add RMB46 for one glass of Moscato Pink Vino Spumante Dolce), RMB358 for two persons.
L’OX by FLO.
Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing
Be sure to head to Mandarin Grill at Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing where A Culinary Journey created by chef Ping awaits!
The new Mandarin Grill chef has prepared a new degustation menu which includes butter-poached Boston lobster, roasted pigeon with herbs and foie gras, as well as charcoal-grilled Australian Wagyu beef and more.
Choose from a 5- or 7-course set menu.
A Culinary Journey (5- or 7-course), Mandarin Grill, Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing.
Morton’s exclusive selection of imported dry-aged meat just got even better!
USDA prime dry-aged steaks are now on the menu. Ranging from 30-60 days dry-aged in house, the dry-aged Maotai-infused rib eye is a must-try.
NUO Hotel Beijing
It’s time for Sunday Brunch in the 'art gallery!'
The classic Sunday Brunch is back at N’Joy Restaurant with a whole range of sumptuous food and drink on offer.
New chef Daniel Brooker has created a menu with fresh seafood, smoky-flavored meats, as well as Indian, Arabic and Xinjiang style cuisine.
Gaze upon the art pieces of NUO Hotel Beijing and N’Joy Restaurant to make your Sunday brunch extra special.
Sunday Brunch, RMB588 per person (price subject to VAT), N’Joy Restaurant, NUO Hotel Beijing.
The sixth Peach venue in Beijing is here!
Known for healthy sandwiches, salads, juices and more, the new Peach venue is tucked away in Yangfang Hutong in idyllic Houhai.
With grab-and-go and delivery options, as well as indoor and outdoor seating, there’s something for everyone at Peach.
Be sure to treat yourself to tacos and other Mexican delights from this stalwart of Wudaoying!
All your usual favorites are available at Pebbles, along with Taco Tuesday (extra taco per set) and Al Pastor Wednesday (Al Pastor tacos only). There’s been a slight change to the pork options, with cochinita pibil available Tuesday-Thursday and carnitas available Friday-Sunday.
And, that’s not all.
Great news for tequila lovers! Agave spirits tastings are back with 8-9 bottles of quality spirits. Search 卵石庭院Pebbles on WeChat to follow the Official Account for more information.
Q MEX Taqueria
A whole host of new dishes are here for autumn at Q MEX Taqueria!
The birria tacos are a must-try. With a range of flavors, each taco has a homemade cheese crust tortilla slathered in birria broth. Each set is served with rich chilli beef soup for dipping.
With half-price taco Tuesdays, you'd be a fool not to.
But, that’s not all.
The Mexican Caesar salad, grilled lamb chops, roasted guajillo chicken, habañero chicken, Argentinian ribeye steak and more will give your autumn some culinary vibe.
Q MEX Taqueria.
Looking for that healthy and delicious option? WALAD is what you need in your life!
Having been established nine years ago, WALAD is now based in the Topwin Center in trendy Sanlitun.
A range of healthy salads are on offer such as roasted chicken leg cooked Mediterranean style, stewed beef with red wine, roasted chicken inner fillet cooked in barbecue style, roasted snapper cooked in Japanese style and more.
This coming autumn, WALAD founder Jason Jiao and his team have concocted traditional French duck leg confit WALAD.
[Cover image via Morton's Steakhouse]