Spring is here, and it’s time to check out Beijing’s hottest restaurants, bars and gyms. We’ve compiled a list of the latest reopenings around town...
Restaurants & Bars
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Annie's Italian Restaurant is a professional chain specialized in delicious family-style Italian food served with a side of Mediterranean tradition. Established in 1996, Annie’s now operates multiple branches around Beijing, each offering its own unique atmosphere.
Annie's is now open daily from 11am to 10pm, though the breakfast service is temporarily unavailable. Guests are asked to make reservations in advance and must wear a mask in order to dine in. Customers must also present a health code to be seated. Tables will be limited to three guests.
Annie’s (Sunshine), Guanghua Lu, opposite Sunshine 100 Building 光华路阳光100公寓对面 (8589 8366)
Annie’s (Beijing Riviera), Opposite west gate of Lane Bridge Villa, No. 5 Laiguangying East Road 来广营东路5号长岛澜桥别墅西门对面 (8470 4768)
Annie’s (Lido), Jiangtai Lu, opposite United Family Hospital 朝阳区 酒仙桥将台路商业街 (6436 3735)
Annie’s (Guomao), Ruisai Business Building (southeast of Guomao subway) 朝阳区东三环南路2号 瑞赛大厦商务楼1楼 (6568 5890)
Annie’s (Sanlitun), China View Building, opposite East Gate of Workers Stadium 朝阳区工体东路丙2号 中国红街3号楼1楼105室 (8587 1469)
Annie's (Wangjing), 2/F, beside the Daimler Tower, LSH Plaza, Wangjing Jie 8 朝阳区望京街8号利星行广场A座 戴姆勒大厦裙楼2楼 (8476 0399)
Amber Lounge, Pan Pacific Beijing
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Amber Lounge at the Pan Pacific Beijing is now open daily from 10.30 am to 8.30pm. Reservations are required, and tables can hold up to three or four guests. Diners are required to show their health code at the entrance. For your convenience, the hotel has also provided printouts of the out the WeChat and Alipay health codes at the entrance.
Amber Lounge, 18/F, Pan Pacific Beijing, 2 Huayuan Lu, Xidan, Xicheng district (6623 9866)
Bistro B, Rosewood Beijing
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The wait is finally over! April 28 Bistrot B will reopen its doors for lunch (offered daily, 11.30am-2.30pm) with a set menu sure to satiate the cravings of Beijing’s foodies and Francophiles. The three course menu will feature popular Bistrot B favorites, including potted salmon rillettes with French crème fraiche, an unctuous Wagyu Burger topped with Gruyère cheese and crispy pork belly, and the classic vanilla ice cream profiteroles for dessert.
Bistrot B’s long tenured Chef Jarrod Verbiak is known for his no-nonsense approach to satisfying French comfort food, delivering satisfying dishes where the focus is placed squarely on ingredients, technique and authenticity.
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The reopening will also mark a return to al fresco in Bistrot B’s secluded courtyard, the perfect escape from the bustle of CBD. Bistrot B is all about superb local ingredients, served at their freshest within a social and relaxed homey ambience.
Please note that patrons’ temperatures will be taken upon arrival, though diners don’t need to present a health code. Tables are limited to three customers, and diners must be seated at least one meter apart.
Bistro B, Lobby Level, Rosewood Beijing, Jing Guang Centre, Hujialou, Chaoyang district, Beijing 北京市朝阳区呼家楼京广中心 (6597 8888)
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The Craft Container at EAST, Beijing is now officially open every Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to sunset. Opening time will be extended to 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Serving you with exciting new dishes, classic thin pizzas, selected wine, cocktails and of course Beijing’s best craft beer – including Jing-A, Slow Boat and Nbeer – they aim to provide you the best dining experience this spring.
With roasts and seasonal dishes to hearty classics with quality ingredients, there’s something for everyone, from pizza and beer packages to special lunch sets and more. Lunch sets start from RMB75 and come with a complimentary soft drink. And it’s just RMB98 for any pizza plus a craft beer.
Reservation not required, but guests are required to present a mobile roaming history and undergo a temperature check at the entrance. Tables are limited to three guests.
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Enjoy an upscale dining experience at the Four Seasons Hotel Beijing. Each of the hotel’s dining options are now open for business, with up to three guests allowed per table. Reservations highly recommended. Diners will be required to undergo a temperature check and register their personal information prior to entry.
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-9pm
Level 3, Four Seasons Hotel Beijing (5695 8522)
Open Monday to Sunday, 11.30am-2pm, 5.30-9pm
Level 2, Four Seasons Hotel Beijing (5695 8520)
Terrace open daily from 6am-11pm
Level 1, Four Seasons Hotel Beijing (5695 8532)
Open Monday to Sunday, 10am-8pm
Level 6, Four Seasons Hotel Beijing (5695 8526)
Four Seasons Beijing Hotel, 48 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang district 北京市朝阳区亮马桥路48号四季大酒店 (5695 8888)
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Located on the third floor of the PuXuan Hotel and Spa, Fu Chun Ju is designed as a contemporary tribute to the capital’s traditional hutong homes. The intelligently designed variety of non-intrusive open and private spaces, with their clean and simple lines, feature Beijing’s famed hues with the aesthetics of amber glass, delicate timbers and stone.
To comfort your stomach, Fu Chun Ju is excited to announce a series of offers. From April 15 to May 3, guest will enjoy 50% off on a la carte menu – a reason to savor as much delicacies as you want. Starting from May 9, Fu Chun Ju will launch Come Back Dim Sum Brunch for a minimum of two guests on weekends, offering a variety choice of authentic Cantonese dim sum with one glass of sparkling wine per guest.
Fu Chun Ju is now open for lunch daily from 11.30am to 2.30pm and dinner from 6pm to 9pm. For a better and healthier dining environment, guests are suggested to reserve at least one day advance. Guests will need to undergo a temperature check and provide their health code at the reception desk. Guests are limited to three per table in the main dining room, and four per table in the private rooms and terraces. Private room and terrace diners must maintain a minimum distance of one meter.
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It might be a Taiwanese brand but Kanpai Classic’s cuisine is Japanese yakiniku (barbecue). With the air of a steakhouse, this one Michelin star restaurant imports all of its beefsteaks from Australia and stores them in a custom-made storage cabinet for your perusal. Marbled wagyu beef and other meaty dishes are the main thing on the menu here, but there are a number of other auxiliary Japanese dishes to be eaten also.
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Kanpai Classic’s two Beijing branches are now open for business. Reservations are required, and each table can seat four guests max. Customers are required to present a health code prior to being seated at the Wangfujing location.
Kanpai Classic (Taikoo Li), daily, lunch: 11am-4pm, dinner: 5-11pm, Suite S1-30a, South 3/F Union Building, No. 1, Yard 19, Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang district (6467 8411)
Kanpai Classic (WF Central), daily, lunch: 11.30am-3pm (weekdays), 11am-3pm (weekends/holidays), dinner: 5-11pm, West Building, Shop 406, 4th Floor, 269 Wangfujing Jie, Dongcheng district (6526 3699)
Kerry Hotel Beijing
The Kerry Hotel Beijing’s dining offerings are now open. Scroll on for more details...
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Centro has just launched its weekend brunches. Choose from three different brunch sets, including vegetarian options, and enjoy a shot of their signature Bloody Mary as well as a fresh fruit platter (inclusive in all brunch sets). Unwind and soak up the sunshine at their refreshed outdoor terrace, and enjoy special deal drinks offered from RMB38.
Centro is now open Monday to Friday from 5pm to 1am; weekends and holidays from 10am to 2pm and 5pm to 1am. Brunch is available on weekends and holidays, 10am to 2pm. Reservations not required, though guests will undergo a temperature screening, registration and health declaration at the hotel entrance. There will be a limit of three diners per table to ensure safe distancing.
Centro, 1/F, Kerry Hotel Beijing (8565 2398)
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Horizon Chinese Restaurant has reopened with a new a la carte menu featuring their signature Peking duck, as well as a range of Beijing and Cantonese dishes. They’ve also launched a weekday set lunch menu. Look ahead to new dishes every week, as the set menu changes weekly.
Weekday set lunches are available Monday to Friday, 11.30am to 2.30pm, while the a la cart menu is available daily from 11.30am to 2.30pm and 5.30 to 8pm. Reservations required, and guests will need to undergo a temperature screening, registration and health declaration at the hotel entrance. There will be a limit of three diners per table to ensure safe distancing.
Horizon Chinese Restaurant, 1/F, Kerry Hotel Beijing (8565 2188)
Kerry Hotel Beijing, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang district 北京朝阳区光华路1号 (6561 8833, 6561 2626)
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Open kitchen cooking brings a crisp, modern sensibility to Chinese dining at this classy restaurant. Located at the lobby level of the Grand Hyatt Beijing, Made In China features classic specialties from northern China, including a delicious beggar’s chicken. This is also one of the best places in town for Beijing duck, and the creative desserts shouldn’t be missed. Made In China is now open daily from 11.30am-8pm. Please call to make a reservation first.
Made In China - Grand Hyatt Beijing, 1/F, Grand Hyatt Beijing, 1 Dongchang’anjie 东长安街1号东方君悦大酒店1层 (6510 9024) firstname.lastname@example.org
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Discover the best in contemporary American cuisine at One East, a grill house serving up Western cuisine and a variety of wines. Enjoy innovative and contemporary cuisine using a wide selection of fresh and seasonal produce, including a variety of succulent steaks paired with international wines from One East’s various worldwide selections, all in a relaxed and intimate environment.
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On April 16, One East is set to resume daily operations from 11.30am to 8.30pm. Customers are requested to make reservations at least 24 hours in advance. Along with a temperature check, guests will need to provide a green health code in order to be seated. Diners will also be required to sit at least 1.5 meters apart.
One East - Hilton Beijing, 2/F, 1 Dong Fang Lu, Dong Sanhuan Bei Lu 北京市朝阳区东三环北路东方路1号 (5865 5030)
One Quarter Coffee Lab
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This ultra cool cafe is now open daily from 9am to 7pm. Customers are required to make reservations in advance, and the venue can only accomodate up to six customers at once sitting at least one meter apart. Prior to entering the hutong, guests must present their health code and undergo a temperature check.
One Quarter Coffee Lab, Dongsi Liutiao Hutong, Dongcheng district (13810483229)
The Peacock Alley, Waldorf Astoria Beijing
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When was the last time you enjoyed an afternoon tea? If it’s been far too long, then we’ve got just the spot for you. The Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Beijing is now open for afternoon tea from everyday 2pm to 6pm. The creative desserts of their "Skin Lab" afternoon tea are made from natural ingredients and no added sugar. Staff will also provide you with free hand disinfectant prior to your dining experience. In addition, the acclaimed “Skin Lab Afternoon Tea” can also be delivered to your home. This set and includes a brand new make-up mirror set as giveaway. All orders will be delivered by hotel staff and driver. Same-day orders must be placed at least two hours in advance and cannot be cancelled.
Reservations are required for afternoon tea. Guests are required to present a health code, undergo a temperature check and register their personal information prior to being seated. Diners are suggested to limit tables to two guests.
The Peacock Alley, 1/F, Waldorf Astoria Beijing, 5-15 Jinyu Hutong, Wangfujing, Dongcheng district 东城区金鱼胡同5-15(8520 8989)
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Izakaya is best translated as ‘Japanese pub’ – a place deeply rooted in Japanese culture. Resonating with traditional Izakaya culture and inspired by the traditional Japanese festival “Matsuri,” Shunpachi shapes this authentic concept into an enjoyable and exciting gastronomic experience. A sophisticated menu of authentic dishes, echoing seasonal offerings, is crafted by our Chef David, with his dedication and attention to even the tiniest details.
Shunpachi is now open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch (11.30am-2.30pm) and dinner (5.30-10pm). From now until end of June, the All You Can Eat Shunpachi Izakaya Dinner showcases some of Chef David’s signature dishes to bring you the experience of authentic Japanese cuisine. It’s RMB328net/person for the Izakaya Dinner (all you can eat in 90 minutes) and RMB100net/person for free-flow Izakaya beverages.
Reservations not required for normal groups. For reservations of more than four customers, please call to book in advance.
Shunpachi, Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing, Lei Shing Hong Center, 8 Guangshun South Street, Chaoyang district 北京市朝阳区广顺南大街8号院利星行中心 (8630 1234)
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Side Street is a hip hutong bar and restaurant in the heart of Beijing serving South Asian and American fusion cuisine. Enjoy great drinks and good times at Side Street, now open daily from 11.30am to 10pm. Advance booking not required, though tables are limited to two guests. Diners are not required to present a health code, but restaurant staff will be at the entrance to conduct temperature checks.
Side Street, 113-2 Jiaodaokou East Street 交道口东大街113-2号 (15910694920)
Signature’s Restaurant, Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center
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Looking for a high-quality dining experience right in the heart of Beijing? Look no further than Signature’s Restaurant at Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center.
Signature’s knows the joy of being outside, which is why they are introducing a seasonal international terrace menu for the warmer months ahead. Relax in a luxurious style at Signature’s terrace with a variety of snacks from Chicken Satay to even a gourmet homemade cold cut platter. Canapés range from RMB18 to RMB98.
The Sunbeams and Canapes promotion is daily from 11.30am to 3pm. Reservations not required, but guests are asked to provide a health code and undergo a temperature check at the hotel entrance.
Signature’s Restaurant, 1/F, Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang district 朝阳区亮马桥路50号北京凯宾斯基饭店 (6465 3388)
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As a multicultural country with various traditions, Singapore’s food culture is unique and its cuisine is noted for its seafood. Singapore’s chefs are skillful at using spices and sauces to elevate the flavor of seafood to a new level and to change people’s view that “only by steaming can seafood tastes good.” Partnering with Tung Lok Group from Singapore, Xihe Group opened Singapore Seafood to bring fresh crab and other original Singapore flavors to customers in China.
Singapore Seafood at China World Mall is now open for business. Reservations are required if you book private dining rooms, and guests are asked to sit at least one meter apart. Diners will be required to scan a QR code prior to entering the mall.
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Xihe International Food Group operates 41 restaurants nationwide. All Xihe restaurants, including Xihe Yayuan and Xihe Bistro, are located at high-end commercial complexes, such as China World Mall. The restaurants hold multiple private dining rooms and small banquet rooms that are suitable for business dinners and family reunions. Xihe Yayuan has been awarded as one of La Liste World’s 1,000 Best Restaurants for three consecutive years (2017-2019). Xihe Yayuan and Xihe Bistro incorporate traditional dishes into “exquisite Chinese cuisine,” with Xihe Peking duck being their main specialty.
Savor a delicious Peking duck feast right now at any one of Xihe Yayuan’s branches around the capital. Reservations are required if you order Peking duck or book private dining rooms. Prior to entering the restaurant, diners will be asked to scan a QR code at the mall entrance. Guests are also asked to sit at least one meter apart.
Xihe Yayuan (Ping’an Plaza), daily, 11am-2pm, 5-10pm, 3/F Duhui Tiandi, 1 Xinyuan Nan Lu, Chaoyang distrct (5976 1355, 5976 1366)
Xihe Yayuan (Zhongguancun Store), daily, 11am-2pm, 5-10pm, 15-3 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian district (5172 2256, 5172 2250)
Xihe Yayuan (China World Mall), daily, 11am-9.30pm, SB128 B1 China World Mall, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang district (6505 6587, 6505 6927)
Xihe Yayuan (Indigo Mall), daily, 11am-2pm, 5-9pm, No. 50 Building, 1 Indigo Mall, 18 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang district (8426 0168, 8426 0188)
Xihe Yayuan Peking Duck Restaurant (Fengtai Wanda Plaza), daily, 11am-2pm, 5-9pm, 5FA-A Fengtai Wanda Plaza, Fengtai district (8332 6378)
Xihe Yayuan Peking Duck Restaurant (CapitaMall Crystal), daily, 11am-2pm, 5-10pm, 5/F CapitaMall Crystal, 51 Fuxing Lu, Haidian district (8819 7502, 8819 7503)
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Enjoy classic Chinese fare at any one of Xihe Bistro’s three locations, all open for business right now. Reservations are required if you order Peking duck or book private dining rooms. Prior to entering the shopping mall, customers will be asked to scan a QR code to trace their whereabouts. After being seated, guests should sit at least one meter apart when dining.
Xihe Bistro (Financial Street), daily, 11am-9.30pm, Jinchengfang Lu, Xicheng district (6621 6061, 6621 6090)
Xihe Bistro (WF Central), daily, 11am-9pm, 412C, 4F, Building 1, 269 Wangfujing Dajie, Dongcheng district (6528 6158, 6528 6398)
Xihe Bistro Plus (China World Mall), daily, 7.30am-9.30pm, SB 1055, B1 China World Mall, Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang district (6505 7791/7797)
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Get back in shape with GYM ESSENCE, now open daily from 7am to 8.30pm. Reservation is required, and guests are required to present their health code to enter the gym. Guests are also required to wear a face mask that meets proper specifications at all times during their workout, as well as keep a distance of at least two meters between others. Do your part to keep the space clean by wiping down training equipment after use and washing your hands often. Cardio equipment and showers have been temporarily turned off for the time being.
GYM ESSENCE, 1/F, The Genesis Western Tower, 8 Xinyuan Nan Lu, Chaoyang district (18513613073)
Mode-L Gym & Café
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Stay active and fit as the weather warms up. And the good news is that Mode-L Gym & Café’s Wangjing location is back in business, open from 10am to 10pm daily. Members must make reservations in advance, as only two people are allowed to work out at the same time. Shower rooms are temporarily closed to better protect members’ safety. Before you head to the gym, please make sure to get your face mask ready.
Mode-L Gym & Café (Wangjing), 10-1, Kirin Place, Building No 10, Fuan Xi Lu, Wangjing (5738 9985)
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Things are back in session at Trainyard, now open daily from 6am-11pm. Guests must make reservations at least one day in advance by reserving training time slots through Trainyard’s booking system. Prior to your workout, you’ll also need to sign a health declaration and provide proof that you've been in home quarantine in Beijing for at least 14 days. (You can do this by simply showing the Beijing Health Bao App).
During training, members must wear masks while exercising, with sessions limited to 90 minutes. Dirty towels must be dropped into the towel bins, and members are required to follow staff instructions.