Food Awards 2017: the winners

The best Beijing restaurants of 2017

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

Winner: Midorikawa


Midorikawa does ambitious, delicious Japanese food, and does it right.

Merit: Okra
Readers' Choice: Ao Man

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.

Merit: Man Yo
Readers' Choice: Susu

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.

Readers' Choice: N'Joy, NUO Hotel

International Fine Dining

Winner: Opera Bombana

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Opera Bombana serves the kind of Italian food that makes your heart sing.

Merit: The Georg
Readers' Choice: TRB Hutong

International Casual Dining

Winner: Migas


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.

Merit: Mosto
Readers' Choice: Migas

International Everyday Eats

Winner: Bottega


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.

Merit: Taco Bar
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

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Beijing Kitchen serves up Chinese fine dining with formidable success.

Readers' Choice: Lei Garden

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
Readers' Choice: Linshe

Chinese Everyday Eats

Winner: Ningxia Taste (宁味夏语)

Ningxia Taste 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.

Readers' Choice: Café Zarah

Lunch Deal of the Year

Winner: TRB Hutong

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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.

Merit: Migas

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

Readers' Choice: TRB Hutong

Hotel Brunch of the Year

Winner: Bistrot B, Rosewood Beijing

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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

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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.

Readers' Choice: Marino D'Antonio, Opera Bombana

New Restaurant of the Year

Winner: Jing, The Peninsula

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Someone at The Peninsula has done their homework, because Jing now offers a visionary menu of fashionable but still delicious rustic fine dining.

Readers' Choice: Saigon Mama

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

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International Restaurant of the Year: Opera Bombana


Readers' Choice: Mio, Four Seasons Beijing

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