Food Awards 2017: International Casual Dining

The best casual restaurants serving international food in Beijing

Migas
We're lucky in Beijing that as well as all the Chinese food on offer, there's also a formidable selection of international restaurants outside of the luxury fine dining price bracket. Here's our pick of some of the best that the city has to offer – you can vote for your favourite here.

Migas

Critics' pick

When do the staff at Spanish restaurant Migas have time to siesta? Whether the kitchen is turning out stunning dry-aged cuts of Chilean wagyu, imported by head chef and resident madman Aitor Olabegoya himself, or setting up a summertime cevicheria – they have a rooftop that’s effectively the ...

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81 Sanlitun Lu (Changping)

Mosto

The folks over at Mosto never take a moment’s rest. While Beijingers fled the city this National Holiday, the Nali Patio eatery’s crew were hard at work revitalising their space. Gone is the out-dated decor and disordered bar. The new Mosto is all about sophisticated funk – the soundtrack, ...

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

Mercante

A tiny hutong eatery serving authentic Italian cuisine and small selection of well-chosen Italian wines. Be sure to check out its Liangmaqiao sister restaurant Fiume, from the same chef and owner. Original Review It’s easy to imagine any of the eight tables in the tiny dining room of ...

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4 Fangzhuanchang Hutong (Chaoyang, --select--)

Pizza View

Critics' pick

With its art galleries, fine dining restaurants and luxury watch shops, Parkview Green mall seemingly had it all – so long as you didn’t want pizza. Mercifully, the days of wandering the halls of the mall in search of a slice have come to an end. Enter Pizza View, the latest project from the ...

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9 Dongdaqiao Lu (Changping)

Fiume

With sleek stainless steel accents, white tiled walls and a soft electric glow emanating from baubles of frosted glass, Fiume is a marked departure from the hushed earthy tones of secluded hutong trattoria Mercante. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer a panorama overlooking the Liangma River, and ...

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39 Maizidian Xijie (on the river at the back of FX Hotel) (Changping)

Niajo

It’s hard not to grimace a little at the cliché of yet another Spanish restaurant in Sanlitun greeting you with cheesy power ballads, but the cheerful charm of the colourful striped curtains, wicker furniture and the honest menu at Niajo save it from making a bad first impression. Chef and ...

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81 Sanlitun Lu (Changping)

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