That's Beijing 2019 Food & Drink Awards: The Winners

By That's Beijing, December 16, 2019

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The That’s Beijing 2019 Food & Drink Awards somehow came and went. If you didn’t attend the rootin’-tootin’ Wild West-themed bash on December 12, it was held at the trendy Chaoyang saloon Rodeo. With a lively band and the glitterati of Beijing's best restaurants and cafes, it was definitely a night to remember.

It’s basically our job to know what’s going on in Beijing's food-and-drink world. There was never any doubt in our mind that Beijing is an amazing city for eating and drinking. But now that the 2019 Food & Drink Awards are over and the winners have officially been selected, one thing is very clear... Beijing's food-and-drink scene gets better every year.

Whether you're looking for the best Beijing duck, the best brunch spot or even the best pub grub in town, we've got you covered with the city's best restaurants.

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But first! Some photos from the event:



For the full photo gallery, click here.

And the winners are...

Bakery of the Year:
The Bake Shop (Editors’)
Lobby Lounge & Bar – Regent Beijing (Editors’)
Kempi Deli – Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center (Readers’)

Café of the Year:
Cafe Zarah (Editors’)
Café Flatwhite (Readers’) 

Coffeeshop of the Year:
BigSmall (Editors’)
Metal Hands (Readers’) 

Desserts of the Year:
Comptoirs de France (Editors’)
Cafe Zarah (Readers’) 

Value Eats of the Year:
TrEat (Editors’)
Annie’s (Readers’) 

Chinese Value Eats of the Year:
In & Out (Editors’)
Zhang Mama (Readers’) 

Healthy Eats of the Year:
Moka Bros (Editors’)
TRIBE (Readers’) 

Vegetarian/Veg-Friendly Eats of the Year:
TRIBE (Editors’)
Obentos (Readers’) 

Live Venue & Restaurant of the Year:
Blue Note Beijing (Editors’)
Eudora Station (Readers’) 

Pub Food of the Year:
Jing-A Taproom Longfusi (Editors’)
Beersmith Gastropub – Hotel Jen Beijing (Readers’) 

Sports-Friendly Dining of the Year:
Q Mex Bar & Grill (Editors’)
TPC Golf Club Restaurant (Editors’)
Paddy O’Shea’s (Readers’) 

American Cuisine of the Year:
Home Plate BBQ (Editors’)
3 Little Pigs (Readers’) 

Burger of the Year:
Slow Boat Brewpub (Editors’)
Side Street (Readers’)

Mexican Cuisine of the Year:
Pebbles Courtyard (Editors’)
Q Mex Taqueria (Readers’) 

French Cuisine of the Year:
Bistro 108 (Editors’)
Brasserie 1893 – Waldorf Astoria Beijing (Editors’)
Maison FLO (Readers’) 

Mediterranean Cuisine of the Year:
Caravan (Editors’)
Turkish Feast (Readers’)
Tianjin Top Pick: Riviera – The St. Regis Tianjin 

Spanish/Latin American Cuisine of the Year:
Migas Mercado (Editors’)
Top Tapas – InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun (Editors’)
CASA TALIA (Readers’) 

German Cuisine of the Year:
Brotzeit (Editors’)
Paulaner Bräuhaus – Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center (Readers’)

Italian Casual Cuisine of the Year:
Bottega (Readers’)

Italian Fine Dining of the Year:
Il Ristorante Niko Romito – Bvlgari Hotel Beijing (Editors’)
Cépe – The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street (Readers’) 

Pizza of the Year:
Bottega (Editors’)
Gung Ho! (Readers’) 

Hotel Fine Dining of the Year:
Dacappo Italian Restaurant – Regent Beijing (Editors’)
Grill 79 – China World Summit Wing, Beijing (Readers’) 

Indian Cuisine of the Year:
Ganges (Editors’)
In-Kitchen (Readers’) 

Yunnan Cuisine of the Year:
Cravings to Longfu (Editors’)
Middle 8 (Readers’) 

Sichuanese/Hunanese Cuisine of the Year:
Sifang Sanchuan (Editors’)
Zhang Mama (Readers’) 

Cantonese Cuisine of the Year:
8 Qi Nian Chinese Restaurant– New World Beijing Hotel (Editors’)
Ming Court – Cordis, Beijing Capital Airport (Editors’)
Wan Li – Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel (Readers’) 

Beijing Duck of the Year:
Xihe Yayuan  (Editors’)
Jing Yaa Tang – The Opposite House (Readers’) 

Creative Concept of the Year:
Zhazha Bistro (Editors’)
RED BOWL – Rosewood Beijing (Readers’) 

Japanese Cuisine of the Year:
Miyabi – Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng Hotel (Editors’)
Hana by Hatsune (Readers’) 

Southeast Asian Cuisine of the Year:
Kup Kup Kup (Editors’)
Makan Kitchen – Hilton Beijing (Editors’)
KEAAMI (Readers’) 

Brunch of the Year:
Hulu (Editors’)
TIGERS (Readers’) 

Hotel Brunch of the Year:
N’Joy – NUO Hotel Beijing (Editors’)
Market Café – Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing (Readers’) 

Casual Dining of the Year:
RODEO (Editors’)
TIAGO SELECT (Readers’) 

Hotel Casual Dining of the Year:
C6 Café – Crowne Plaza Chaoyang U-Town (Editors’)
Asia Bistro – JW Marriott Hotel Beijing (Readers’) 

Buffet of the Year:
Elements – Sunrise Kempinski Hotel Beijing (Editors’)
Signature’s Restaurant – Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center (Readers’) 

Family Dining of the Year:
Xiangyue – Hyatt Regency Beijing Shiyuan (Editors’)
Annie’s (Readers’) 

Steakhouse of the Year:
O’Steak (Editors’)
Morton’s the Steakhouse (Readers’)

Hotel Steakhouse of the Year:
CRU Steakhouse – JW Marriott Hotel Beijing (Editors’)
CHAR bar&grill – InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun (Readers’) 

Alfresco Dining of the Year:
Toast – The Orchid (Editors’)
Migas Mercado (Readers’) 

Chinese Fine Dining of the Year:
Made in China – Grand Hyatt Beijing at Oriental Plaza (Editors’)
Jia – NUO Hotel Beijing (Readers’)
Tianjin Top Pick: Wok in the Garden – Hyatt Regency Tianjin East 

Gastrolounge of the Year:
Unico (Editors’)
Xian Bar – East, Beijing (Readers’) 

Wine List of the Year:
TRB Forbidden City (Editors’)
Maison FLO (Readers’) 

Western Fine Dining:
Grill 79 – China World Summit Wing, Beijing (Editors’)
TRB Hutong (Readers’) 

New Restaurant of the Year:
Tease by Creatures (Editors’)
Slow Boat Dengshikou Taproom (Readers’) 

Restaurant of the Year:
The Georg (Editors’)
Mosto (Readers’)

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