Staying in Beijing for the Chinese New Year holiday? That’s Beijing brings you some great venues for food, drinks and good times with family and friends.
Chinese New Year gift boxes featuring cookies, chocolates and macaroons from Comptoirs de France are available. The perfect gift this Spring Festival.
Available at any Comptoirs de France store.
For those staying at home, enjoy a Spring Festival takeout from Groupe FLO. The newly-launched takeout package SPOON will bring deliveries from the FLO Online Shop right to your door.
Ring in the year of the ox with a traditional reunion new year dinner at Ying Restaurant. Chef David and his team have curated a range of reunion dinner packages for groups of two, six or ten. Sumptuous dishes include black-pepper stir-fried beef and lotus, braised turnip with fish tofu in abalone sauce, single malt whiskey duck, steamed Boston lobster and more. And of course, no reunion dinner would be complete without pork dumplings.
For those who want a takeout option, the Poon Choi Gift package (Hakka-influenced cuisine) is available, bringing all the delights of Ying Restaurant to your door.
Thurs February 11, 5:30 – 9:30pm OR Fri February 12 – Thurs February 18, 11:30am – 2:30pm & 5:30 – 9:30pm, RMB888 for two; RMB2,288 for six; RMB4,888 for ten, Ying Chinese. (free delivery within 5 kilometers for 6 & 10 persons set menu; contact 1381132 7390)
(Poon Choi Gift package) early bird available until Mon February 1, RMB988 OR Tues February 2 – Fri February 6, RMB1,088 (suitable for 6-8 persons), Ying Chinese (free delivery within 5 kilometers; contact 1381132 7390).
Head to Beersmith for live music every day. And every Saturday, enjoy buy-one-get-one-free on selected burgers.
But that’s not all, Chinese buffet restaurant San Wu Tang has a mini temple fair with local Beijing snacks.
Thurs February 11, RMB699 for two persons; other days during Chinese New Year, RMB480 for two persons, Beersmith & San Wu Tang; NOTE that these prices are ONLY available via Jen Hotel WeChat mall (search Jen Hotel Beijing).
Order Chinese New Year food and drink from Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center through the hotel WeChat account. Customers can arrange collection times as and when convenient. Paulaner Bräuhaus offers a full Bavarian menu, Via Roma has authentic Italian homemade pizza and pastas while Kempi Deli has many freshly baked goods. Delivery apps Meituan, Eleme and JSS also feature some of Kempinski’s signature dishes and beverages including sausage platters, pork knuckles and freshly brewed Paulaner beers.
Available during Chinese New Year holiday, Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center.
Head to 8 Qi Nian Restaurant to welcome the year of the ox. Chef Wu has a menu full of traditional Chinese dishes lined up. Those who wish to dine at home can simply choose the takeout option.
Available during Chinese New Year, family-gathering set menu starts at RMB1,188; Poon Choi (Hakka-style cuisine) starts at RMB888, 8 Qi Nian Chinese Restaurant.
Head to Jing Yaa Tang for a special Spring Festival reunion dinner where chef Li Dong has prepared sumptuous dishes to help ring in the new year. Enjoy award-winning Peking duck with paper-thin pancakes and all the trimmings. The tea-leaf roasted beef belly marinated in tieguanyin oolong tea has a melt-in-your-mouth tenderness. Takeout option is available for those staying at home.
Spring Festival Reunion Menu, Thurs February 11 – Wed February 17, RMB4,688 (4-6 person dinner set); enjoy early-bird price of RMB3,988 on bookings before Tue February 9, Jing Yaa Tang.
Spring Festival To-Go, Thurs February 11 – Wed February 17, RMB988/RMB1,888/RMB3,988, Jing Yaa Tang.
Enjoy a Mexican feast this Chinese New Year. QMex's special menu features pork belly and fillet steak fajitas along with crispy mussel tacos.
Available Thurs February 11 - Wed February 17 RMB108 (pork belly fajitas); RMB138 (fillet steak fajitas); RMB128 (pork belly & fillet steak fajitas); RMB85 (crispy mussel tacos), QMex (all locations).
At Michelin-starred Country Kitchen, chef Leo serves up classic Spring Festival dishes such as Beijing roast duck, Mongolian leg of lamb, braised yellow fish, stewed beef ribs, braised pork balls in gravy and more. Perfect for a reunion dinner with family and friends.
Or head to The House of Dynasties where guests can enjoy roasted suckling pig, steamed spotted grouper, wok-fried diced M7 wagyu beef with X.O chili sauce, pan-fried rice cake and more. Reservations are required one day in advance. Hakka-inspired Poon Choi is available as a takeout option.
Also available is a special Chinese New Year hamper including Shaoxing yellow rice wine aged over 15 years, dried abalone, dried sea cucumber, Da Hong Pao tea and more.
Thurs February 11 – Wed February 17, Country Kitchen.
Thurs February 11 (MUST book one day in advance; takeout option available), The House of Dynasties.
Enjoy classic locally-sourced Peking duck with all the trimmings, the perfect way to ring in the year of the ox. Other sumptuous dishes on the various set menus include Sakura shrimp with sliced celery, sweet and sour mandarin fish, kung pao chicken, braised red clams with preserved garlic in vinegar sauce and more.
RMB2,900 (set menu for six), XIHE YAYUAN (Zhongguancun Store).
RMB2,188 (set menu for six), XIHE YAYUAN (Indigo Mall).
RMB1,995 (set menu for six; discount available at RMB1,888), XIHE Bistro (WF Central).
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