Food Awards 2017: Hotel Brunch

From all you can eat to a la carte, the best hotel brunches in Beijing

It is a truth universally acknowledged that hotel breakfasts are the best breakfasts. Something about the endless spread of goodies all laid out and ready for the taking brings out the inner child in us all, until the inevitable food coma sends us straight into a geriatric slump. You don't have to stay at Beijing's best hotels to enjoy their brunch offerings, so what are you waiting for? Here's our pick of the best hotel brunches in the city – you can vote for your favourite here.

Jing Yaa Tang

For those who frequented The Opposite House’s alternative night club Punk, Jing Yaa Tang still comes as a bit of a shock. Shadows of the space’s former life remain: where once there was a DJ booth, now there roars a date wood-fired oven; where heady beats would once reverberate, now the aroma ...

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11 Sanlitun Lu (Changping)

Feast (Food by East)

Critics' pick

Built on the philosophy of 'simple things, done well', Feast, based in EAST, Beiijing, vows to stick to fresh ingredients for all Asian and Western dishes - which, incidentally, are cooked up on the spot in their open kitchens. You can choose a private dining room or al fresco dining on the ...

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22 Jiuxianqiao Lu (Chaoyang, --select--)

Toast at The Orchid

To some, gorgeous boutique hotel The Orchid is a favourite destination for a quiet weekend brunch or a cheeky midweek staycation, but to many the hutong hotel is largely unknown. Set in the heart of Gulou, the hotel’s beautiful rooms – with an old hutong style and modern feel – have remained ...

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65 Baochao Hutong (Gulou, Dongcheng)

Bistrot B

Critics' pick

When celebrity chef Daniel Boulud shuttered his Beijing outpost Maison Boulud, we were left wondering what else could possibly fill the void of gold-standard French bistro food so definitively. Enter Jarrod Verbiak. Formerly of Maison Boulud, and Miami’s db Bistro Moderne before that, he’s ...

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1 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie (Changping)


N’Joy restaurant is the international buffet-style restaurant at NUO Hotel Beijing. The culinary team, made up chefs from ten countries, serve an exciting range of food throughout the day, made using fresh produce from NUO's organic farm. N’Joy also features an outside patio for alfresco ...

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2A Jiangtai Lu

Opus Lounge

Featuring impressive artwork inspired by striking Chinese landscapes, the Opus Lounge in Four Seasons Hotel Beijing is a grand two-storey space that offers all-day dining, including Asian and Western specialties, and daily afternoon tea.

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48 Liangmaqiao Road

Grill 79 (国贸79)

We've no word yet on whether the completion of China Zun, Beijing's soon-to-be newest tallest building, will bring with it the next 'highest restaurant in Beijing' but, for now, the current holder of that title – the China World Summit Wing's inimitable Grill 79 – continues to provide one of ...

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1 Jianguomenwai Dajie (Changping)

Jing Restaurant

Critics' pick

A contemporary French fusion restaurant at The Peninsula celebrating 'farm-to-table' cooking in a stylish setting evoking a mystical Chinese garden.

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8 Jinyu Hutong (Miyun county)


Chapter, the all-day dining establishment at the new Conrad Beijing, makes no qualms about showcasing its own cultural pedigree through its breathtaking design. For one, you're eating beneath a three-story bookshelf that could've been lifted from the library of an English country manor. ...

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29 North East Third Ring Road (Changping)


Elements, the Sunrise Kempinski hotel's all-day restaurant, offers a breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet full of home-made classics and local specialities, prepared at live cooking stations.

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