Beijing: A Capital of Flavors!
As China’s capital, Beijing is home to some of the country’s most famous restaurants! The variety of flavors available have sparked up a local “foodie culture.” Every one of the country’s provinces is proudly represented by their hometown’s cuisine. From the famous Peking Roast Duck to countless other flavors like Sichuan hotpot, Xinjiang skewers, and Canton Dim Sum.
Additionally, foreign influence is not lost in the city. As one of China’s most international cities, Beijing also boasts a number of foreign restaurants. These showcase everything from classic French and Italian, to Indian, Mexican, and numerous others.
Beyond the food itself, the environment you are in can really make a meal something memorable. As such, we compiled a list of 4 restaurants in Beijing with a spectacular view.
1. F Bistronome (Central Business District)
On the 7th floor of China World Mall, with unbeatable views of the CCTV Tower, is F Bistronome. This restaurant blends a modern style with classic French cuisine, providing its visitors with an authentic home dining experience. A sort of “French comfort food among skyscrapers.”
The food made here comes from traditional recipes, passed down through generations. Lunch and dinner set menus feature an option of two pre-starter platters from 15 options, main dishes of meat, fish or pasta, and delicious desserts. Try some delicious French classics and definitely don’t forget to order their famous puffed soufflé.
Web: F Bistronome
2. China Grill (Chaoyang District)
Sitting at the summit of the Park Hyatt tower, China Grill offers an amazing 360-degree view of the city. All from within this glass “Chinese lantern” on the 66th floor of the tower. The atmosphere is calming, surrounding you with small trees and water. Of course, you will find a vast assortment of meat, fish, and seafood.
Aside from its cityscape views, guests rave about the steak, lobster, breakfast menu, and cocktails. The restaurant offers both classic Chinese and Western dishes. Drop by, grab a glass of wine, and view the heart of the city from a bird’s-eye perspective.
Web: China Grill
Introducing Mediterranean cuisine, culture, and lifestyle to Beijing, is Migas. This stylish restaurant, rooftop bar, and lounge offers its own variety of distinct flavors. “An oasis in a busy metropolis,” this is the perfect place to enjoy a bite, a cocktail, and watch the sunset.
Enjoy the modern decor as you delve in. Wooden floors, plants, modern furniture, and fluffy pillows all add to the comfort of the experience. The splendid views make it a great scenic point, especially in the evenings. Make sure to try their Spanish ham, tapas, or paella with a glass of Sangria to make it authentic!
Note: at the time of writing (01-2020) Migas is in renovation, be sure to check before visiting.
4. Shang Palace (Shangri-La Hotel Beijing)
One of the most iconic Chinese restaurants in Beijing, Shang Palace is an award-winning culinary experience. With healthy dining, great staff, and delightful food options, this place is great for hosting business or casual gatherings.
Try the Hong Kong style Dim Sum, mouthwatering jujube-roasted Peking Duck, or any of the other 150 gourmet dishes available. As well, be sure to grab a drink and enjoy the great views.
5. Atmosphere Bar (Shangri-la)
Also in the Shangri-la Hotel, Atmosphere Bar sits on the 80th floor of the building. Not surprisingly, it offers one of the most breathtaking views of the city. The bar displays its own sophisticated style that makes it perfect for an evening cocktail over some live music.
Visit the bar for its “atmosphere” and see for yourself the views of Beijing from its floor to ceiling windows.
Web: Atmosphere Bar
Best Way To Reach Your Restaurant or Bar of Choice
While you are choosing the “restaurant with a view, for you,” be sure to remember that Beijing is a big city. As with any big city, it can be difficult to get around. For this reason, we recommend hiring a reliable car service that can accommodate to your schedule.
By hiring a car service, you are guaranteed a professional local driver that knows his way around town. As well, it offers 24-hour customer support. This way, you can eliminate the hassle of riding public transport or finding taxis. Simply share your itinerary, and receive a door-to-door transfer.
Best Restaurant Views in Beijing
All in all, the best restaurant will depend on the style of food you wish to taste. It is probably no surprise now why Beijing has its own foodie culture. As far as views go, any of these options will have you reaching for your phone to snap a few pictures. You are sure to have a memorable experience.
As well, you will have your choice of culinary; anything from steak, to lobster, roast duck, or dumplings. Even if you have already eaten, you might simply enjoy a cocktail “in the clouds.” Most importantly, however, be sure to enjoy your time there. If you have a minute, let us know in the comments which was your favorite restaurant with a view. Bon appétit!