Beijing's best lunch deals

The city’s best lunch deals for every budget, location and time frame

You don't have to spend a fortune in Beijing to enjoy a lunch at some of the best restaurants in town. Lots of high end establishments offer pretty bargainous lunch deals, where you can sample the wares of chefs who usually charge a lot more. Here's our pick of the best in Beijing.

Liangmaqiao

Mio

Critics' pick

Chef Nello Turco prepares some of the city’s most boundary-pushing contemporary cuisine at The Four Seasons’ bejewelled, Italian-inspired restaurant.

Two-course set lunch 168RMB; three-course 228RMB; four-course 298RMB (all plus 15 percent). 11.30am-2pm weekdays. Wine starts at 50RMB per glass.

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48 Liangmaqiao Road (Changping)

Maison FLO (Formerly Brasserie FLO)

Critics' pick

The palatial French brassiere is an art-deco blast from the past with  classic dishes and European service standards to match.

Three-course set lunch from 148RMB (plus 10 percent).

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18 Xiaoyun Lu (Changping)

Great Leap Brewing #45 Brewpub

The newest branch of the Great Leap Brewing empire serves New York-style pizzas, sandwiches and wings. Oh – and beer, of course.

Two slices of pizza (60RMB), a salad or a sandwich (starting from 45RMB), include one Edmund Backhouse Pilsner, soft drink or craft ginger soda. 11.30am-2pm weekdays.

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45-1 Xinyuan Jie (Liangmaqiao, Chaoyang)

CBD

Hatsune (隐泉日本料理) (CBD)

The California sushi experts at Hatsune turn out crowd-pleasing thick-cut rolls stuffed with soft shell crab and spicy tuna. Check out the Sanlitun or CBD locations.

Bento box lunch sets from 85RMB. 11.30am-2.30pm daily.

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8A Guanghua Lu (Changping)

Bistrot B

Critics' pick

Rosewood Beijing’s international bistro consistently delights with an impressive array of familiar dishes prepared with an uncommon attention to detail.

Two-course set lunch 170RMB; three-course 190RMB (both plus 15 percent; include coffee). 11.30am-2.30pm weekdays.

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1 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie (Changping)

Café FLO

Duck confit and crunchy tartines from the masters of all things French at this casual Parkview Green café.

Lunch sets from 79RMB, including French baguette, butter, daily soup and salad. 11am-5pm weekdays. Wine starts at 29RMB per glass.

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9 Dongdaqiao Lu (Changping)

Sanlitun

Jing Yaa Tang

An old Time Out favourite and Food Awards-winning regular, Jing Yaa Tang’s lunch deal keeps us coming back for as much as we dare eat of some of the best dim sum in town.

Unlimited dim sum 168RMB per person. Midday-2.30pm daily.

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11 Sanlitun Lu (Changping)

Lu Yu

The Conrad Beijing’s secluded Chinese eatery serves artful dim sum and sublime rice congee for a clean and balanced lunch of southern delicacies.

Dim sum set menu 118RMB weekdays; 138RMB weekends (both plus 15 percent). 11.30am-2pm weekdays; 11.30am-2.30pm weekends.

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29 North East Third Ring Road (Changping)

Village Café

The spacious and minimalist café serves deli staples, grilled items and classic salads in the stylish lobby of the Opposite House hotel.

Two-course set lunch 108RMB, includes organic smoothie. 11.30am-2.30pm weekdays.

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11 Sanlitun Lu (Sanlitun, Chaoyang)

Mosto

Nali Patio mainstay Mosto’s contemporary Mediterranean lunch set draws a crowd – reservations are essential at peak hours.

Two-course set lunch 95RMB. 11.30am-3pm weekdays. Wine starts at 38RMB per glass.

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81 Sanlitun Lu (Changping)

Qianmen

TRB Hutong (formerly Temple Restaurant Beijing)

Critics' pick

Beijing’s grand dame of white-gloved fine dining. An outstanding business lunch set inside a 600-year-old temple? Yes please. Make time for this one – lunch takes at least one and a half hours.

Three-course set lunch 398RMB (plus 15 percent). 11.30-2.30pm weekdays.

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23 Shatan Beijie (Miyun county)

Lido

N'Joy

The epically proportioned Nuo Hotel’s international buffet boasts the city’s most impressive daily spread, with sushi, fresh seafood and grilled meats all making appearances in prodigious quantities.

Buffet 268RMB (plus 15 percent). 11.30am-2pm weekdays.

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2A Jiangtai Lu

Yotsuba (四叶将台西路店) (Lido)

When it comes to sushi, Yotsuba is tough to beat. The comprehensive lunch set is the best way to sample this authentic Japanese treat on a budget.

Sets from 150RMB (includes salad, appetiser, soup, savoury custard and dessert). Midday-1:30pm daily.

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9-3 Jiangtai Xilu (Changping)

Feast (Food by East)

The international eatery at East Beijing hotel is a favourite for the fabulous weekend brunch, but the weekday lunch is just as worthy, not to mention better value.

Three-course semi-buffet (includes a la carte items) 158RMB (plus 10 percent). 11.30am-3pm weekdays.

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22 Jiuxianqiao Lu

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