As dine-in services return to Beijing, we thought we'd give you a few suggestions about where to go for a meal, a drink or both.
Be sure to head to Shuangjing favorite Plan B, where you can indulge in a whole host of new menu items, including The Beijing Boss sandwich. Or perhaps, you'd consider a visit to Jing-A Taproom CBD where you can still get a taste of unique craft beers as part of the 8x8 festival. But hurry! The special craft beers are only on offer until Friday, December 16.
Both COMMUNE RESERVE and COMMUNE · X are open for dine-in. Members will be treated to a free drink upon arrival.
Wherever you choose to go, we hope you are able to get out there and support the capital's F&B scene.
On COVID Test Requirements
We have had mixed responses from venues regarding COVID testing rules.
Our suggestion? Have a test result issued within 48 hours if you plan on heading out to dine. This rule appears to still be in force in many cases.
1949-duck de chine
Head out for some top cuisine from all around China at 1949-duck de chine, Jinbaojie branch – now open again for dine-in.
1949-duck de chine, Jinbaojie.
Everyone’s favorite izakaya restaurant is back for dine-in!
And that’s not all. There are also a whole load of new sakes to try. Be sure to pay a visit for some hearty Japanese barbeque and a drink or two.
Dine-in is back at this Sanlitun venue.
Make sure to check out their vast array of craft beers, as well as their variety of American-German food.
China World Summit Wing, Beijing
Almost all venues are now open for dine-in. Be sure to check out the following:
The Red Chamber
Grill 79 (to open soon)
China World Summit Wing, Beijing.
COMMUNE · X & COMMUNE RESERVE
Both COMMUNE · X and COMMUNE RESERVE are open for dine-in!
For COMMUNE members, you’ll be treated to a free drink upon return.
COMMUNE · X and COMMUNE RESERVE.
Dongzhimen Shuanrou Hotpot
Head out for a hearty and meaty hotpot with all your favorite hotpot dishes.
Dongzhimen Shuanrou Hotpot.
Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing
Head to Market Café for buffet lunch and Christmas themed Sunday brunch. You can also enjoy the semi-lunch buffet on weekdays.
For a la carte menu during dinner, check out Niu Grill @ Market Café.
Cang Yue, Shunpachi and The Music Bar are all open as usual.
The Lounge is open for afternoon tea or Chinese comfort food between 7.30am-11pm.
Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing.
InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun
A whole host of dine-in options are available at InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun.
The newly launched Christmas seasonal bee brunch is great for winter and has been carefully designed with Christmas elements to sweeten your heart.
‘All you can eat’ authentic Cantonese dim sum is back at Ying Chinese. The menu features over 50 varieties of dim sum, as well as some classic Bee Brunch favorites.
The season-limited Christmas Royal Afternoon Tea at Royal Lounge brings all the love to make a Christmas celebration that will be remembered and cherished.
Get a delicious dinner upgrade at the Char bar & grill, gather with loved ones and friends for all kinds of tapas at Tapas Lounge.
InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun.
All Jing-A branches are now open for dine-in!
Until Friday, December 16, you can still be a part of the annual 8x8 festival at Jing-A Taproom CBD; enjoy eight different beers on tap per day.
Moreover, for Jing-A members, you can enjoy RMB30 pints of Yizhihe Session IPA in store for the remaining few World Cup matches.
Watching the semi-finals or final at home?
You can order an Yizhihe & Fried Chicken set (RMB158) (2-liter Yizhihe and one Lao Jin’s Fried Chicken set) or Yizhihe & Xiajiucai set (RMB188) (2-liter Yizhihe and choice of three Xiajiucai dishes).
JW Marriot Beijing Central
Casalingo / The Lounge, Manho and JW Kitchen are now all open for dine-in.
JW Marriot Beijing Central.
Ling Long is now open again for dine-in.
Email email@example.com or call 138 1140 4834, Ling Long.
Head back to your favorite Mediterranean restaurant and bar for dine-in.
Grab a bite to eat plus a drink or two anytime from 11.30am-late.
Perhaps, you’ve been craving some Nanjing food this whole time. Fortunately, dine-in has returned at Nanjing Impressions where you can enjoy all your favorite Nanjing cuisine.
NICE CREAM Joy collection is available in 400g tubs. There are four flavors to choose from: Mint Chocolate, Sea Salt Caramel Biscuit, Rum Raisin and Cookies and Mochi.
Original price of RMB196 for two tubs, now RMB178 for two tubs delivered to your door, NICE CREAM.
NUO Hotel Beijing
Head to N’Joy where you can once again indulge in the signature Sunday Brunch.
Newly appointed Chef Daniel Brooker has brought this signature culinary experience to the next level with fresh seafood, unique smoky flavored meats and exotic gourmet including Indian and Arabic cuisines, as well as grilled lambs cooked Xinjiang style.
An extensive selection of desserts is offered to make weekend time even sweeter. Kids and families will be particularly fond of the eye-catchy marshmallow machine and chocolate fountain.
Sunday Brunch at N’Joy Restaurant, every Sunday 11.30am-3pm, RMB588 per person (price subject to service charge and VAT), call 86 10 5926 8238 for reservations, NUO Hotel Beijing.
This stalwart of the Shuangjing neighborhood is now welcoming back customers for dine-in!
Plan B has been a stable for great pub food and drinks for over a decade in the capital. The signature dishes include burgers, beef dip, shepherd’s pie, wings and a wide variety of salads.
Make sure to pay a visit and check out some of the new menu items, including a new Harvest Salad and a sandwich invention called The Beijing Boss. The Boss is stuffed with pepperoni, ham, season roast chicken, mozzarella, jalapeños and marinara sauce, and served with a bowl of meaty Bolognese sauce for dipping, as well as a side of fries.
Order via JSS or Sherpa’s, call 5826-4575 for pick-up, dine in 11.30am-11pm, Plan B.
The PuXuan Hotel
Fu Chun Ju and The Lobby Lounge in The PuXuan Hotel have reopened to customers.
Venture on a Chinese culinary escapade at Fu Chun Ju, one-star Michelin Restaurant, for which Chef Waikit Yeung has curated a menu that is authentically Cantonese while simultaneously influenced by the capital.
In cooperation with Sino Jet and Wedgwood, The Lobby Lounge launches new travel themed afternoon tea 'Wandering Worldwide.' There are seven desserts to showcase different travel elements vividly, including tourist attractions like Pyramids, The Moai, and The Little Mermaid Statue, as well as native icons like Kiwi bird, hot air balloon, maple leaf and cactus. Paired with delicious savouries and two special cocktails, treat yourself to this elegant spread.
MUST make reservations at least one day in advance, Fu Chun Ju (+ 86 10 5280 6418), 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-9.30pm; The Lobby Lounge (+ 86 10 5393 2640), 10am-8pm, The PuXuan Hotel.
Q MEX venues are open once again for dine-in!
See opening times below. Reservations are recommended.
Q MEX Bar & Grill (Sanlitun), 10am-11pm (except World Cup game days), call 010 6585-3828.
Q MEX Bar & Grill (Shuangjing), 10am-11pm, call 010 8770-0668.
Q MEX Bar & Grill (CBD), 10am-11pm, call 010 6500-8220.
Q MEX Bar & Grill (Solana), 10am-11pm, call 010 8794-5165.
Q MEX Taqueria (Xinyuanli), NOT yet open for dine-in, call 010 8435-3601.
The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing
Dine-in services are now back in all venues at The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing.
Head to all-day-dining restaurant Aroma, the French bistro with a global culinary connection, which is now offering a buffet breakfast.
Indulge in delectable Chinese cuisine at Yu comes where seven luxurious private chambers await all guests for intimate and sumptuous gastronomic affairs.
The Lounge provides a blissful getaway from the noise and haste of the city with refreshing afternoon tea or exquisite champagne for business meetings or personal pleasure.
The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing.
Almost all TRB venues are now available for dine-in. Check out the opening times below.
TRB Hutong, 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm.
TRB Forbidden City, open from December 13 onwards, 11.30am-3pm, 5-10pm.
Fork, 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm.
Hulu (WAB branch), 11.30am-10pm.
Hulu (Indigo), 11am-9.30pm.
Peach (all venues), 10am-8pm.
Head to one of Shuangjing’s best places for Southeast Asian cuisine.
Vanda Room is now welcoming back guests for dine-in.
Venues are now open for dine-in once again at Waldorf Astoria.
Head to Brasserie 1893 for a selection of breakfast bakeries and western food; breakfast packages offer coffee and selected baked goods for RMB32. You can also choose from a 3- or 4-course menu.
Indulge in exquisite Cantonese food at Michelin-starred Zijin Mansion; get nine signature dishes for RMB498, perfect for up to three persons.
Call 010-8520-9898, Waldorf Astoria.
Between 10am-10pm every day, you can now dine-in at one of Gulou’s favorite cafes; be sure to go and show Zarah some love!
Note that Sunday brunch is currently unavailable.
[Cover image via Migas Mercado]