Spring is now in full swing! So treat the little ones with a day out at the park and then treat yourselves with a night out on the town. Scroll on for five of the most exciting Beijing restaurant openings and revamps on our radar this month.
With a sleek bar and ‘modern European’-inspired menu of small and shared plates, a night at the pictures just got a whole lot swankier thanks to this boutique cinema-cum-eatery.
No one relishes the changing seasons like modern Japanese eatery and cocktail lounge Okra. The spring menu flaunts six courses of seasonal delicacies from Shunyi-based Little Willow organic farms (328RMB, plus 10 percent service).
A new French eatery in Liangmaqiao, Bistro 108 is an intimate dining spot across the road from Ladies’ Street Market. The menu is limited to a small selection of traditional French staples served up with plenty of French vino.
Spanish eatery Migas has long been a favourite lunch spot thanks to a killer three-course array of offerings at a price we could get used to (98RMB). Now, the newly introduced seven-course tasting menu (388RMB) has all the big ticket items – think wagyu steak tartare, Basque-style shredded crab meat, seared foie gras and Iberico pork aplenty – usually reserved for a blowout dinner, but the smaller portions make for a grand fiesta of flavour that won’t leave the wallet reeling.
Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco of France’s Mirazur returned to Shangri-la Hotel Beijing’s Azur restaurant once more to craft a new seasonal menu full of light floral and citrus notes for spring, such as this asparagus and grapefruit salad (pictured).