Food Awards 2017: International Everyday Eats

Beijing's best spots for a quick (and delicious) Western bite

When all you're craving is a really good pizza or a soulful bowl of nourishing vegetables, Beijing's international eateries have got you sorted. The variety of food available to us Beijingers is huge: here's our pick of the best places to chow down a burger, barbecue or anything else with a Western flavour. You can vote for your favourite here.

Taco Bar

Critics' pick

With carnitas and fish tacos this good, no wonder the place is bumping every night. Tequila flows with a fierce passion at Taco Bar, but the real gems come from chef-owner Kin Hong’s kitchen, not the bottle. Original Review Back in 2012, Taco Bar was a secret eatery notorious for kickass ...

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Nan Sanlitun Lu (Sanlitun, --select--)

Bottega

Critics' pick

The original Sanlitun Bottega moved round the corner to the second floor of Nali Patio in July 2016. It still offers the same Italian brilliance – just at a slightly higher altitude. Original review Tucked into a back street off Sanlitun Lu, Bottega’s sunken dining room is striking to say ...

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

Great Leap Brewing #12 Brewpub

Don’t let the unmarked façade put you off – just follow the punters through the imposing iron door into bearded brewman Carl Setzer’s Gongti flagship microbrewery. With their new outpost, Setzer and his wife, Liu Fang, have re-imagined the gastropub experience for a Beijing audience – think long ...

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12 Xinzhong Jie (Changping)

Palms LA Kitchen and Bar (Liangmaqiao)

The second location of laid back hutong favorite, serving up some of Beijing's only Mexican-Korean fare. Arriving in the dark, the new Palms LA emerges as a gentle dusting of lights in a tree-filled garden, a couple of hundred yards and a whole world away from the fluorescent restaurant strip ...

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66 Xiaguangli (Changping)

Home Plate BBQ (Sanlitun)

Who’d have thought that a little barbeque joint could capture the hearts of Beijing’s expat community? But that’s just what happened with the first branch of Home Plate BBQ in Sanyuanqiao. Safe in the knowledge they’re on to a good thing, the management has erected a sister venue in Sanlitun ...

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Nan Sanlitun Lu (Changping)

Caravan

The southern cusp of Ritan Park has long been reserved for dingy, lacklustre restaurants, servicing staffers and foreign nationals of the embassies they huddle up to. Caravan, the newest venture from long-time Beijing hospitality extraordinaire Badr Benjelloun, might be the first glimmer of ...

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44 Guanghua Lu (across from the Brazilian Embassy) (Changping)

Great Leap Brewing #45 Brewpub

Great Leap didn’t break the mould with the décor at its newest branch. It didn’t need to. Apart from a laser-cut steel map of the capital that greets you from a side wall, Great Leap #45 bears an uncanny resemblance to the Chunxiu Lu branch. The exposed brick, rustic hardwood benches and ...

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45-1 Xinyuan Jie (Liangmaqiao, --select--)

Hatchery

Critics' pick

A 'culinary incubator' that hosts pop-up restaurants, parties, events and has a permanent café

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88 Dongsi Jiutiao (Miyun county)

Tribe (Sanlitun)

They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. In which case, Moka Bro’s must be honoured. The Nali Patio café has, shall we say, heavily influenced Tribe, a new eatery right around the corner on Gongti Dong Lu. On looks alone, the place feels very similar, with its bleached wood, hip ...

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2 Gongti Dong Lu (Sanlitun, --select--)

Napa

Beijing is full of casual eateries with great food but a squalid space. Napa is here to buck that trend, providing style as well as substance – and then some. Huge windows flood the lunch counter, bar and dining area in natural light, giving the Park Avenue space a lofty elegance further ...

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16 Liulitun Lu Zhongjie (Changping)

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