Food Awards 2017: International Fine Dining

Our nominees for Beijing's best luxury international restaurant

As a cosmopolitan capital of the world, Beijing has a fair few restaurants of the top notch variety to choose from. As well as the Chinese and Asian restaurants, the city also attracts talent from the rest of the world over. Here's our pick of the best international fine dining options in Beijing – vote for your favourite here.

TRB Hutong (formerly Temple Restaurant Beijing)

Critics' pick

Fine dining is all about occasion, and no restaurant respects the pageantry of the formal meal more than TRB Hutong (formerly Temple Restaurant Beijing). Proprietor Ignace Lecleir commands an army of highly trained, attentive staff that wow you with kindness, complimentary champagne and a ...

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23 Shatan Beijie (Miyun county)

Opera Bombana

Usually when a chef as internationally acclaimed as Umberto Bombana comes to a developing place like Beijing, it’s only short-term. Chefs of his calibre usually do a promotional stint at a hotel restaurant, stroll around the Forbidden City and promptly jet back off to wherever they came from. So ...

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9 Dongdaqiao Lu (Changping)

Morton's The Steakhouse

Need a butter knife at Morton’s? Bring your own. Its places are set with only one cutting utensil, a huge, intimidating machete-like knife that’s used for everything from slicing steak to spreading butter. It’s company tradition to provide just these weapons of war, and no other knives, to its ...

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99 Jinbao Jie

Capital M

Capital M, perched in front of the historic Qianmen Gate and over looking the old market street, delivers one of Beijing's most spectacular dining experiences. Enjoy drinks on the terrace while taking in views of Tian'anmen Square and Mao's mausoleum before retiring for an meal within the ...

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2 Qianmen Buxing Jie (Miyun county)

The Georg

Critics' pick

Back in March, the closure of Danish design house Georg Jensen's flagship restaurant left a sizeable hole in a Beijing FB scene that's already somewhat scant on fine dining options – not to say anything of Nordic cuisine itself. Fortunately, The Georg made its triumphant return this past August,...

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45 Dongbuyaqiao Hutong (Nanluoguxiang, Dongcheng)


After a dramatic and abrupt closing in its original location in Chienmen 23, Agua is open for business in a new home on the fourth floor of Nali Patio. Banquettes line the back wall, and roomy tables and plush velvet chairs occupy a spacious dining room that is elegantly lit. Tables are ...

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81 Sanlitun Bei Lu (Sanlitun, --select--)

Maison FLO (Formerly Brasserie FLO)

This year marked a return to the city for Brasserie FLO, after the venerable chain shut the doors on its previous Beijing establishment – the first to open outside Europe – last year. As you might expect, it has returned in a style befitting a chain that exports not just high-class cuisine, ...

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18 Xiaoyun Lu (Liangmaqiao, --select--)

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