If you still haven't decided on plans for Christmas here in Beijing, you've no need to panic. There's still a host of festive offerings from some of the city's best F&B institutions.
At Beersmith, not only will you find sumptuous festive food and beer, but also great live music! The famous house band, Soul Shake are back and ready to wow you with festive tunes and other rock and pop classics.
Fork by TRB, one of the newer outlets featured in this year's Christmas guide, offers delicious set menus perfect for sharing with family and friends.
All these and a whole host of other options are available to make your Christmas in Beijing special.
Remember that in many cases, you may be required to place your order in advance (usually at least 48 hours). Make sure to double check so as to avoid disappointment.
However you choose to spend the holidays, That's Beijing would like to wish all our readers a very merry Christmas.
Don’t miss out on the festivities at Beersmith in the heart of the Beijing CBD!
From whole roast turkeys with all the trimmings for big groups to slow-roast turkey breast sets for more intimate gatherings, Beersmith has got all your Christmas dining needs covered. Wash it all down with a seasonal craft beer or two, including the fruit Cranberry Pils and the rich Noel Christmas Ale.
Christmas is extra merry and bright this year with Beersmith’s new all-pink Christmas look!
If you fancy a Christmas dinner in the comfort of your own home, the whole roast turkey and trimmings set (RMB1,088) is available to take away, with free delivery within the Fifth Ring Road. The Christmas ham set is also on offer for just RMB488 when you order for delivery (a saving of RMB200 on dine-in price).
Great food and beer are not the only things to be enjoyed over the festive period. The famous house band, Soul Shake are finally back! Tom and Danny will be performing live on December 24-25 and December 28-31.
Whole roast turkey and trimmings set (RMB1,088), free delivery within Fifth Ring Road; Christmas ham set (RMB488), MUST order at least 48 hours in advance, Beersmith.
The Conrad Beijing
A whole host of festive treats are on offer at The Conrad Beijing.
Christmas afternoon tea at Chapter is prepared by Executive Chef, Hank Wang and his team. Enjoy this elegant delight in the festive spirit with family and friends.
Indulge in Pistachio and Cranberry Cake, White Chocolate and Raspberry Bûches de Noël in the shape of a sleigh, Cherry and Dark Chocolate Cake in the shape of a festive gift box and much more.
For a savory selection, enjoy Turkey with Cranberry Mini Sandwiches, Pan-fried Scallop and Avocado, Raspberry Glazed Foie Gras Mousse and Chestnut Thyme Mousse. Enjoy while listening to Christmas carols in Chapter restaurant.
To satisfy your festive sweet tooth, head to The Lobby Lounge where you can get your hands on Chocolate Santa Claus, Christmas Log Cake, Gingerbread Men, Hampers and more colorful goodies.
Christmas Afternoon Tea available until December 31, RMB398 per set (price subject to additional 15% service charge and VAT), served 2.30-5.30pm in Chapter OR 1.30-5.30pm in The Lobby Lounge.
Festive Goodies, Lobby Lounge.
The Conrad Beijing.
FORK by TRB
Special Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinners await at FORK by TRB. And, best of all – each menu is made for sharing with friends and loved ones.
For Christmas, enjoy a set menu which includes Strawberry Foie Gras, Kaluga Caviar, Rotisol-Roasted Turkey with Cranberry Sauce, Josper Charcoal Oven Grilled Wagyu M5 Ribeye, Log Cake and more.
The same menu is on offer for New Year’s celebrations, except the turkey is replaced with Lemon Butter Roasted Halibut.
Christmas Set Menu (RMB2,022 for two guests, additional 15% service charge applies), available December 23-25, New Year’s Eve Set Menu (RMB2,022 for two guests, additional 15% service charge applies), available December 31-January 1, FORK by TRB.
Grand Hyatt Beijing
Grand Hyatt Beijing has something to please everyone’s festive tastes this holiday season.
New Year’s Eve at The Balcony
Usher in the New Year with a lavish buffet at The Balcony.
Indulge in a sumptuous seafood selection including Boston Lobster, Fresh Oysters, King Prawns and more. Let the festival-inspired buffet add a culinary sensation to your special night while welcoming 2023.
Don’t miss the signature desserts, a perfect finale to complete your evening!
Available on Saturday, December 31, 2022, 5.30-10pm, RMB488 per person, add RMB128 for one glass of Champagne, add RMB158 for Wine & Beer free-flow, The Balcony.
Patisserie Christmas Goodies
Award-winning pastry chefs have some festive treats for you!
Pick up your favorite Christmas inspired cookies, luscious chiffon cake, hand crafted chocolates, ginger bread and more exquisite preserves and wines.
Start your Christmas celebration at the Patisserie!
Festive Hampers at Patisserie
Patisserie has an exclusive selection of gourmet festive hampers, including goodies such as signature handmade chocolates, festive themed cookies and chiffons. There are also artisanal cured meats and Antinori Pian delle Vige wine to make it that little bit extra special.
Available until December 25, 2022, 8:30am-8:30pm, choose from the following selections:
Gourmet Hamper (RMB788)
Deluxe Hamper (RMB1,388)
Extravagance Hamper (RMB1,888)
Handmade Cookie Box (RMB238)
MUST order at least 48 hours in advance, Patisserie.
Fountain Lounge Christmas Afternoon Tea
Indulge in an elegant Christmas afternoon tea featuring Chestnut Montblanc, Ginger Lemon Mille-Feuille, Macaroon, festive Chocolate Pistachio, Mulled Wine and much more.
Served until December 25, 2022, 2-5.30pm, RMB488 per set for two, add RMB78 for Pink Afternoon Tea, add RMB128 for one glass of Champagne, Fountain Lounge.
Festive Feast To Go
Fancy dining in the comfort of your own home this festive season?
Get a traditional Christmas dinner with your choice of roasted turkey, glazed ham or slow roasted Australian beef ribeye with accompaniments and lashings of side dishes.
Available until December 26, 2022, RMB1,088, MUST order at least 48 hours in advance, free delivery within the Fifth Ring Road.
Call +86 10 6510 9024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations, Grand Hyatt Beijing.
InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun
A whole host of sumptuous festive indulgences are available in the heart of trendy Sanlitun.
Christmas Afternoon Tea
There’s an elegant afternoon tea with a Christmas twist at Royal Lounge.
You can enjoy a mixture of sweet and savory festive treats each specially crafted for the most wonderful time of the year. You can also warm yourself up with mulled wine, coffee or tea.
The beloved Bee Brunch is back with a festive twist! Enjoy all your sweet and savory Bee Brunch favorites each with a Christmassy feel.
Christmas Eve Dinner
Head to Tapas Lounge for a hearty dinner with friends and family on Christmas Eve!
Start with fried mushroom and Spanish beef croquettes, and ham tasting platter. You can then move on to chickpea stew broth, Spanish oxtail stew or Spanish seafood paella, followed by special San Diego cake.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner
Head to Char bar & grill for a high-end 5-course dinner available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!
Start with sweet shrimp tartar and caviar. You can then indulge in pan-fried foie gras and sweetcorn soup, followed by Australian M5+ black Angus tenderloin and Boston lobster served with shaved truffle and baked potato.
For those with a sweet tooth, you can finish with the traditional Christmas yule log.
Char bar & grill.
If you really want to treat yourself and your loved ones over the festive period, why not enjoy the ICON Festival Staycation?!
Enjoy a 1-night stay in a Classic Room with breakfast for two people, as well as signature Gingerbread House and RMB500 dining voucher.
InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun.
Head out for some re-fine dining this Christmas and New Year.
Get Christmas and New Year set menus for RMB1,588 (add RMB558 for wine pairing option).
Dishes include lobster, scallop, Changting chicken and more.
Additional 10% service charge applies on all items, Ling Long.
A whole load of delightful Christmas dishes are available in the heart of the Beijing CBD.
Feast on the following over the Christmas period:
Organic tomato, black truffle and burrata pie (RMB148)
Fresh mussels pate served with Spanish piquillo pepper sauce (RMB98)
Fresh wagyu and truffle tortellini served in traditional Christmas consommé (RMB118)
Stewed wagyu beef oxtail served with potato purée and baby carrots (RMB198)
Fresh pannacota with truffle and honey (RMB98)
Available until December 30, Migas Mercado.
NUO Hotel Beijing
Enjoy Christmas Eve buffet dinner at N’Joy Restaurant.
Christmas Eve buffet dinner, RMB888 per person, RMB555 per child, N’Joy Restaurant.
Ring in 2023 with a sumptuous buffet dinner on December 31 and buffet brunch on January 1 with a wide selection of specially cooked seafood, smoky-flavored meats and exotic cuisines.
Buffet dinner (December 31), buffet brunch (January 1), RMB 688 per person, RMB 398 per child, N’Joy Restaurant.
For a Chinese take on your festivities, head to Jia Chinese Restaurant for specially prepared Christmas and New Year Set Menus. Sea-cucumber, lobster, crabs and more are on the menu to give your celebration a touch of Chinese luxury.
Christmas Set Menu, RMB988 per person including five courses and a bottle of sparkling wine, Jia Chinese Restaurant.
New Year Set Menu, RMB6,999 per table, Jia Chinese Restaurant.
Above prices are subject to service charge and VAT, call 5926 8281 for reservations, NUO Hotel Beijing.
Regent Beijing has got all your needs sorted this festive season.
Festive Afternoon Tea in the Lobby Lounge will warm the hearts of everyone and make this season’s celebration more memorable. Every Saturday and Sunday, there’s also a fun cooking class for children; let your kids have a try at making their own Christmas goodies.
Christmas Afternoon Tea, RMB728 per set (Monday-Friday) OR RMB 758 per set (Saturday-Sunday), children below 12 years old may participate in the cooking class at the Lobby Lounge every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, 3.30-4.30pm (subject to availability), Lobby Lounge open 1.30-6pm, available until January 20, 2023, call 010 8522 1888 for reservations, Lobby Lounge.
Daccapo – Italian. Inspired. Cuisine. presents a special festive menu featuring Yunnan Black Truffle, Prosciutto di Parma, Salmon & Boston Lobster, Diver Scallop and Australian Grain-Fed Beef M5 combined with fun Christmas themed decoration and desserts.
Daccapo is transformed into an intimate place for you and your family during the most wonderful time of the year.
Christmas Eve Set Dinner, RMB988 per person, RMB1,888 per two persons, RMB418 per child, RMB158 per person for free-flow of Christmas-themed drinks, available 5.30-10pm, December 24, 2022, please make a reservation in advance and choose 5.30-7.30pm or 8-10pm, call 18610705568 for reservation.
TRiO Wine Bar has got plenty of festive delights this holiday season.
Enjoy a whole host of new dishes with 20% off when ordering on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
Indulge in tasty homemade mulled wine with table serving (RMB268 per 500ml bottle).
Pick up a Christmas gift bag with a bottle of sparkling wine, bottle of Spanish red wine, bag of Italian pasta, a piece of Beijing cheese, four homemade cookies and two oranges – all for RMB688.
TRiO Wine Bar.
Universal Beijing Resort
Head to Toothsome at Universal Beijing Resort CityWalk for some holiday treats.
For RMB668, get a Steak Celebration Feast or Pork Chop Celebration Feast – serves 3-4 people and includes Margherita flatbread, Caeser salad, Celebration Platter, berries crepe and Toothsome Too Chocolate Sparkling Cola.
You can also get your hands on a Christmas Ginger Cookie Milkshake for RMB98.
Toothsome, Universal Beijing Resort.
Waldorf Astoria Beijing
Christmas Festivities at Brasserie 1893
Head Chef Christophe Riou has put together a Christmas Eve dinner set menu and a Christmas Brunch menu to tickle your festive taste buds.
Appetizers include Caviar with Alaskan Crab and Sour Cream and Chive.
As a starter, you can enjoy the exquisitely decorated Homard with Grapefruit and Coconuts Custard; the soup is made with Roasted Hokkaido Squash Veloute, Sea Scallop and Black Truffle.
The main course is made up of Filet Mignon De Veau and Pigeon.
Finally, the Raspberry Hawthorn Sorbet and Christmas Montblanc dessert will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Christmas Eve Dinner, December 24, 6-10pm, RMB1,388* per person including Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut free-flow, add RMB588* per person for wine pairing option.
A Gourmet Cantonese Christmas
For a Cantonese take on Christmas, head to Michelin One Star restaurant Zijin Mansion for sumptuous set menus featuring a series of seasonal dishes.
Indulge in delicate starters, including Golden Fish Steamed Shrimp and Abalone Dumpling, Signature Assorted Barbecue Platter, Marinated Passion Fruit with Dried Plum and Mixed Chinese Broccoli with Olive Oil in Aged Vinegar Sauce.
For main courses, diners can feast on Wok-Fried Boston Lobster with Black Truffle Paste and Mushroom, Steamed Soon Hock with Homemade Salted Lemon and Preserved Black Beans, Stir-fried Australian Beef with Black Pepper in Hot Stone Pot, Poached Baby Cabbage with Chicken Soup and Wok-fried Taro Ball with Crab Meat and Roe.
Cantonese Christmas Eve Dinner, December 24-December 25, 5.30-9.30pm, RMB1,088* per person, call +86 (0) 10 8520 8989-6110 for reservations, Zijin Mansion.
Christmas Afternoon Tea
The same craftsmanship found in Steiff products can also be found in this special afternoon tea!
Christmas Afternoon Tea, December 1, 2022-January 31, 2023, 2-4pm every day, RMB1,088* per set OR RMB988* per set (NOTE that RMB988 set is available on work days ONLY), call +86 (0) 10 8520 8989 for reservations, Peacock Alley.
Limited Edition Christmas Gifts
Share the magic of Christmas with friends and loved ones. Waldorf Astoria Beijing offers a range of exquisite gift packages, including the following below:
Steiff Cookie Gift Box, December 1, 2022-January 31, 2023, RMB318 per box.
Steiff Red Velvet Cake, December 1, 2022-January 31, 2023, RMB 688 per piece (including one 28-centimeter-tall Steiff teddy bear).
Christmas Hamper, December 1, 2022-January 31, 2023, RMB 1,888 per set.
Christmas Selected Red/White Wine Set, December 1, 2022-January 31, 2023, two bottles for RMB1,288 OR four bottles for RMB2,288.
For more information or reservations at Waldorf Astoria Beijing, please dial +86-10-85208989 or visit the website www.waldorfastoria.com/beijing.
[Cover image via The Conrad Beijing]