Eating in Beijing is a serious business, so we care about getting it right. Over the past couple of months, the Time Out
team have had the arduous task of sniffing down the best dining establishments in Beijing, with the help of our expert judges and of course, you, the readers.
This year was the first time we collaborated with our friends at the Chinese-language edition of Time Out, bringing you even more choices of unmissable places to satisfy your culinary cravings.
Each category has a winner, a merit award and a coveted Readers' Choice award. Read on to discover the best restaurants of 2017.
Asian Fine Dining
does ambitious, delicious Japanese food, and does it right.
Asian Casual Dining
Winner: Vin Vie
A regular winner in the Time Out Food Awards, Vin Vie
has done it again with their French-Japanese fusion home-style cooking.
International Hotel Dining
Winner: Mio, Four Seasons Beijing
For joyous, playful and consistently show-stopping Italian food, head straight to Mio
at the Four Seasons
International Fine Dining
Winner: Opera Bombana
serves the kind of Italian food that makes your heart sing.
International Casual Dining
There's no stopping Migas
when it comes to affordable, sensational Spanish food, so it's no surprise they've scooped up two awards in this category.
International Everyday Eats
There's pizza, and then there's Bottega
pizza. It's not always easy to get mouth-watering yet affordable Italian food in Beijing, so for Bottega we are truly grateful.
Readers' Choice: Tiago Select
Chinese Hotel Dining
Winner: Made in China, Grand Hyatt Hotel
Made in China
sets the bar for high end Chinese cuisine, and where else can you get baijiu
ice cream for desert?
Chinese Fine Dining
Winner: Beijing Kitchen
Chinese Casual Dining
Winner: In and Out
Affordable Yunnan food which even offers discounts for not using your phones at the table. Nice one, In and Out.
Merit: Yi Palace, Minyoun Central Hotel
Chinese Everyday Eats
Winner: Ningxia Taste (宁味夏语)
brings you China's north-western cuisine in a modern environment.
Café of the Year
Winner: Green Cow City Café
Green Cow City Café
, an organic eatery near 798
, serves some of the best bagels in town and plenty of other home-baked goods as well.
Lunch Deal of the Year
Winner: TRB Hutong
Don't miss the three-course set lunch for 198RMB per person (plus 15 percent service) at TRB Hutong
, one of out favourite restaurants in Beijing.
Brunch of the Year
Winner: Johnnie Walker House
It's not often you can pair your brunch with one of the most iconic Whiskey brands in the world, so head to Johnnie Walker House
for a twist on the standard boozy brunch offerings in Beijing
Hotel Brunch of the Year
Winner: Bistrot B, Rosewood Beijing
Another entry for the talented folks at Bistrot B
, who also offer one of the most sumptuous brunches in town.
Chef of the Year
Winner: Aneillo Turco, Mio, Four Seasons Beijing
Another year, another win of Chef of the Year for Aneillo Turco at Mio
. When he can make a feast worthy of a king with just 100RMB
, it's no surprise he's one of the most coveted chefs in town.
New Restaurant of the Year
Winner: Jing, The Peninsula
Someone at The Peninsula
has done their homework, because Jing
now offers a visionary menu of fashionable but still delicious rustic fine dining.
Most Anticipated Restaurant 2017
Winner: Wolfgang's Steakhouse
We can't wait to sink our teeth into this juicy new steakhouse in Sanlitun.
Restaurant of the Year
Chinese Restaurant of the Year: Beijing Kitchen
International Restaurant of the Year: Opera Bombana