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The Best Fine-Dining Restaurants In Beijing

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Updated: 9 February 2017
The city of Beijing boasts a large number of quality restaurants for all tastes and budgets. In the last few years the Chinese capital has seen an increase in the number of fine-dining restaurants that reflects China’s rapid financial development. Today you can enjoy elegant luxury and some of the world’s best high end cuisine in Beijing.
Forbidden City from Jingshan Hill © Dimitry B/Flickr
Forbidden City from Jingshan Hill | ©Dimitry B/Flickr
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Opera Bombana

Opera Bombana is one of the most exclusive Italian restaurants in Beijing. Three-Michelin-starred chef Umberto Bombana created “a modern yet refined Italian restaurant” that matches the needs and sophisticated tastes of the Beijing upmarket crowd. To maintain the impeccable high standard, he uses the art and master skills of top chefs and wine connoisseurs. Opera Bombana offers an imaginative and modern interior to enjoy spectacular Italian cuisine made from the freshest of ingredients. The cocktail bar is another success, preparing some divine pre-dinner drinks, while an expert wine manager will find the perfect match for every dish.

LG2-21 Parkview Green FangCaoDi n.9 | Dongdaqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

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King’s Joy

The Head Chef at King’s Joy was a disciple of a Buddhist monastery in Jianxi when he was encouraged by his master to promote vegetarian eating to the outside world. The ultra high-end King’s Joy offers the most exclusive ambience to enjoy a “royal” vegetarian meal in Beijing. Being an all-vegetarian restaurant in China proved to be a risk well worth taking: Elegant Beijingers are flocking to taste uniquely creative vegetarian dishes, and healthy intricate beverages like “oatmeal nut-melange so soy”. Committed to the noble purpose of good health and environmental awareness, King’s Joy carefully chooses its ingredients from local farms, thus providing freshness and a maximum quality.

No.2 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

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Temple Restaurant Beijing

Temple Restaurant Beijing is a winner of The Beijinger’s 2015 Reader Restaurant Awards as a top international cuisine restaurant, and it has consistently ranked among the best high end restaurants in Beijing in the last few years. Located in a complex that is part of a 600 year old Chinese temple, TRB conflates the old and the new while juxtaposing traditional and modern architecture. The historic Beijing ambience is an introduction to the restaurant itself, which has modern and sleek Scandinavian decor to compliment the menu’s French sophistication. The restaurant’s wine list is considered to be one of the best in Asia. TRB is the perfect choice for those who want to enjoy high end international cuisine without losing the local charm.

No.23 Songzhu Temple, Shatan North Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009, China

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China Grill

Located on the top floor of the fancy Park Hyatt, China Grill boasts spectacular 360 degree views of the city of Beijing, especially stunning during night time. The menu is largely meat oriented, but also offers a generous variety of seafood, salads, soups and Chinese-inspired dishes. An exhaustive wine list is also available. The open kitchen (a popular feature among high end restaurants in Beijing) adds an air of freshness and vibrancy. China Grill is modern, sleek and super fascinating with its 65th floor views that almost make you feel like you are dining on the clouds. A definite must-have experience for those who visit Beijing.

2 Jianguomenwai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

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Capital M

Capital M offers some of the city’s most breathtaking views of the Forbidden City. These views, together with the stylish, luxurious yet calming ambience and excellent cuisine are the perfect recipe for a memorable lunch, brunch or dinner. The menu is a smart choice of classic Western and French dishes prepared with creativity and the fresh ingredients (catering for the vegetarian crowd too). The venue also offers one of the most popular rooftop bars in Beijing which serves some fantastic cocktails.

No.2 Qianmen Street, Pedestrian Area, Beijing, China