New On the Menu is a regular feature that lists new menus and openings from top bars and restaurants.
The sweltering Beijing summer heat can be a little hard to handle for many. Fortunately, there are a range of new menus and openings across Beijing to help you cool off.
Head to Nali Patio for El Barrio's Monday-Friday happy hour. From 4pm until 7pm, enjoy buy-one-get-one-free on beers, wines and cocktails. The atmosphere at the rooftop is hard to match!
Rosewood's Bistrot B has a new summer menu available everyday from 5pm until 9pm. Start with an aperitif followed by sumptuous summer dishes.
Meanwhile, try succulent roast chicken at newly-opened Larry the Bird in Sanlitun, and be sure to enjoy the final part of taco-month at Las Musas.
Read below to find out more about new menus and openings across the capital.
Head to the Sanlitun terrace for a smashing summer brunch. A range of sumptuous dishes as well as cool soft drinks are on offer, perfect for summer. Indulge in Boston lobster, grain-fed beef, lamb chops, a selection of fresh seafood, organic salad as well as Italian ice cream and more.
Available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11.30am-2.30pm, RMB388 for two persons, BEI Zhaolong, a JdV by Hyatt Hotel.
Chefs Francisco Araya and Fernanda Guerrero have joined Beijing’s CASA TALIA as executive chef and executive pastry chef to launch an exclusive fine-dining taster menu! The two chefs bring to Beijing patrons their very own interpretation of Spanish classics crafted together into a Contemporary Spanish fine-dining experience. Dishes include foie gras, crayfish, Iberian-breed 5J ham and more.
This stalwart of Nali Patio is the perfect place to enjoy summer food and drinks. Taco Tuesday sees all tacos half-price. Meanwhile, Nacho Wednesday sees half-price on all nachos. Heading out for a drink? Enjoy happy hour 4-7pm Monday to Friday. Buy-one-get-one-free on beers, wines and cocktails.
Serving Rome-style Italian food, Forno sits in stylish Taikoo Li in the heart of Sanlitun. Enjoy a bite to eat and a drink on the terrace. Get there on Monday for half-price pizzas with the order of any drink. Enjoy happy hour everyday from 4pm until 7pm with buy-one-get-one-free on beers, wines and cocktails.
Summer High Tea is now available in the Bamboo Garden at The Lounge. Experience tranquility accompanied by culinary delights prepared by Executive Chef Markus and the Pastry team. Indulge in a range of sweet and savory dishes including peach aloe vera vanilla tart and pistachio sable Breton ring as well as Boston lobster lollipop and more.
Served daily 2-5pm, RMB398 per set, The Lounge, Hyatt Regency Beijing Wangjing.
Enjoy Saturday brunch at Signature’s Restaurant. The outdoor terrace summer BBQ is a great way to enjoy the warm weather and perfect for the whole family! Guests can enjoy international and homemade prime cheese and cold cuts, roasted duck, shrimp cocktails, sushi and sashimi, handmade dim sum as well as a rich BBQ selection. Paulaner beers, wine and cocktails are all available. The kids can also have fun in the outdoor playground.
Every Saturday, 12-3pm, RMB438 per person (unlimited soft drinks); RMB538 per person (unlimited beer and wine); RMB219 per child (aged 7-12 years-old); free for kids under 6 years-old, Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center.
Newly-opened in trendy Sanlitun, this ‘80s and ‘90s-style fast-food diner brings together a fusion of flavors. Affordable and tasty roast chicken, burgers and sides go perfectly with the range of beers on draught and in cans. The extravagant flavor of the chicken is largely down to the Josper charcoal and wood-fired oven.
As part of Taco-month, diners can taste specially-made tacos from local restaurant the Roots from July 22 until July 29. Selections include piri piri chicken tacos, fried camembert tacos and banana desert tacos. Of course, the usual selection of Slow Boat craft beers will be on offer.
‘Brunch in Versailles’ is a new offer from the Writers Bar. The classic interior design will make diners feel like they’ve time-warped to early 20th century Europe. Scottish salmon, tomato salad, roasted beef tenderloin, friend sea bass paired with peas, mint and asparagus, the classic caramel brownie and berry mousse are all on the menu. A kids menu is also available for little ones.
Available every Saturday and Sunday, RMB688 for two persons; RMB788 for two adults and one child, Writers Bar, Beijing Hotel Nuo.
Chefs Tony Ye from The Middle House, Li Dong from The Opposite House and Tony Xu from The Temple House have joined together to create the ‘Chefs Story,’ a journey through their hometowns, favorite childhood memories and what inspired them to first fall in love with cooking. The menu is only available for a limited time. Dishes include a selection of cold appetizers, truffle and ginkgo nuts soup, crispy black sesame deep fried duck on Beijing pancake, braised Iberian pork and cherry, sweet soy and Italian Balsamic Vinegar Sauce and more.
RMB588 per person; menu available 19 June - 15 August, 2021 at Sui Tang Li, The Middle House; menu available 24 June - 15 August, 2021 at Jing Yaa Tang, The Opposite House.
Summer specialties are now available at Bistrot B. Start with an aperitif along with signature charcuterie and canapés at the relaxed Bistrot B courtyard, available every day from 5-9pm. Next, move onto the exciting summer menu which includes quinoa salad, roasted octopus, parma ham, green risotto, grilled jumbo prawn, sea bass en papilotte and more.
Bistrot B, Rosewood Beijing.
Head to the newly-opened Saigon Mama in Chaoyang Joy City for all those hearty Vietnamese delights. Exclusive to this branch is the giant bowl of pho, perfect for sharing. All the usual dishes are all also available such as fresh spring rolls, sandwiches, curry and more. Wash it down with a classic Vietnamese iced coffee.
[Cover image via Forno]