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4 Gongti Bei Lu

The mock Roman colonnades and faux Grecian frescoes that welcome the diner at the cavernous Revelations (the former location of now defunct Browns bar) suggest a grandeur that the menu of this modern European restaurant struggles to live up to. Created by a management team drawn from some of the world’s most luxurious venues, including London’s The Dorchester and the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Revelations offers a wide selection of meats from the grill as well as comprehensive set lunch and dinner menus – all of which favour the carnivorous among us.

Appetisers such as the warm Swiss ham and potato salad and fresh-from-the-freezer tataki tuna infused with Thai spices and salad can be followed by a choice of soups – the hearty, winter warmer oxtail potage with coriander deserving to be a meal in itself.

However, with the choice of mains determining the price of the set menus, the disappointingly tough and fatty 200g Australian sirloin steak with pan-fried goose liver, a rosemary reduction and Belgian frites (128RMB) is heavy on both the waistline and the wallet for lunch, while the lightness of the pan-fried snapper is somewhat swamped by the heavy olive and tomato concasse (68RMB).

Venue name: Revelations
Opening hours: Open 9am-midnight Tue-Sat
English address: 4 Gongti Bei Lu, Chaoyang
Chinese address: 朝阳区工人体育场北路4号
  • 4 out of 5 stars