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New Beijing restaurants and bars to try in December

The best new food and drink spots in Beijing this month

The Black Moth


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    This high-flying, pop art-bedecked cocktail bar in Sanlitun’s Nali Patio took us by surprise when it quietly opened this autumn. The funky decor and playful yet precise mixology set it apart from the rank and file of Beijing’s generic speakeasies. If you splash out at one fancy new bar this month, make it The Black Moth.


    New brunch

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    The popular weekend brunch at Migas, a boozy banger masquerading as a midday meal, has a whole new look just in time for the cold months. Warm yourself up from the inside out with the weekly updated menu of 'spoon dishes', featuring the likes of lentil and chorizo Madrid-style stew, traditional Catalan escudella soup and more. Make sure to save some space for the lobster rice and a trio of homemade sausages – chorizo, butifarra and morcilla – from the roving trollies

    TRB Bites

    New chef

    trb bites

    The casual offshoot of Beijing fine-dining institution Temple Restaurant Beijing (TRB) welcomes Sebastian Schafer as executive chef. Fans of the modern eatery overlooking the east gate of the Forbidden City will be happy to find a rejuvenated menu featuring Schafer’s eclectic style and flair for seasonality via a new tasting menu that changes every two weeks.

    Fu Tapas and Wine

    New opening

    fu tapas and wine

    A new wine and tapas bar from some of the same people behind popular alternative club Dada, Fu recently opened its doors on Ju’er Hutong. This is a decidedly more refined affair, with three floors of elegantly understated decor and a well curated list of all organic or bio-dynamic wines and some highflying tapas to match.

    The Georg

    New menu

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    One year on and the new-Nordic-inspired restaurant attached to Danish silversmith Georg Jensen’s Beijing lifestyle shop continues to surprise us. The ultra-chic eatery has now introduced an all-new menu and culinary concept, shunning the traditional kitchen hierarchy in place of a purely collaborative process. Turns out socialist utopias taste pretty damn good.

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