Christmas dining in Beijing 2018

Where to eat, drink and be merry this festive season

Forget all the gifts and presents, we'd say that the best part of Christmas is gorging on vast quantities of food (while spending time with your loved ones), followed by that oh-so-necessary mid-afternoon nap. Can't be bothered doing the work yourself? We don't blame you. Check out this comprehensive round-up of all the places to dine in Beijing so that you can have a merry Christmas this year.

We'll also be updating this page as new events are announced, so keep checking back!

Under 500RMB per person

Boxing Cat Brewery

What is it? New Christmas menu items such as roasted chestnut and apple soup (48RMB), Southern-style deep-fried turkey plate – featuring cranberry relish, sage stuffing, gravy, sweet potato gratin and roasted Brussel sprouts (158RMB) – and spiced pumpkin chocolate gingerbread trifle (48RMB).

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Boxing Cat Brewery , 20 Xinyuanli Xi, Xindong Lu 1-31 Dec

Kerry's Kitchen

What is it? A Christmas buffet brunch featuring roast turkey and beef, honey-glazed ham, log cakes, Christmas pudding and more. Children also have access to Kerry's Adventure Zone. Also served during Christmas Day dinner

Price 488RMB per person; 688RMB per person (includes free-flow wine and beer)

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Kerry’s Kitchen , 1 Guanghua Lu 22-23 Dec


What is it? A five-course Italian Christmas Eve dinner featuring seafood and di magro recipes from Emilia-Romagna. Also served on Christmas Day.

Price 350RMB per person (add an additional 250RMB for wine pairing)

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Mercante , 4 Fangzhuanchang Hutong 24 Dec

Feast (Food by East)

What is it? A Christmas Eve dinner buffet featuring traditional roasted turkey, roasted lamb leg, baked salmon, oysters, lobster, as well as an extensive selection of Christmas-themed sweet treats. Also served on Christmas Day priced at 388RMB per adult.

Price 488RMB per person; half-price for children aged 7-11; free for children aged 6 and under

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Feast (Food by East) , 22 Jiuxianqiao Lu 24 Dec


What is it? A three- or five-course set lunch, and a five-course set dinner inspired by cuisine from the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. Only 30 seats available per session, reservations recommended.

Price 250RMB per person (three-course); 350RMB per person (five-course, optional wine pairing available for 250RMB during dinner)

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Fiume , 39 Maizidian Xijie (on the river at the back of FX Hotel) 24 Dec

500-1,000RMB per person

Migas Mercado

What is it? A five-course set menu (with optional vegetarian menu) served on both Christmas Eve and Day. Highlights from the regular menu include stuffed baby squid with ink hollandaise sauce (pictured), Australian wagyu beef strip-loin served with chestnut purée, and wine-poached pears tatin with vanilla ice-cream.

Price 648RMB per person

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Migas Mercado , 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie 24-25 Dec

St Regis

What is it? A festive buffet brunch featuring fresh seafood, live cooking stations, as well as a cocktail station serving coffee and tea.

Price 588RMB per person (includes free-flow house wine, add an additional 100RMB for champagne). Kids aged 4 to 12 get half-price off.

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St Regis Beijing , 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie Every Sunday


What is it? A four-day series of dining events at Nuo's N'Joy and Jia restaurants running from December 22 to 25. 

Price 388-988RMB per person (depending on lunch or dinner)

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N'Joy , 2A Jiangtai Lu 22-25 Dec

Kerry's Kitchen

What is it? A buffet dinner accompanied by live Christmas carols and lucky draw on Christmas Eve.

Price 538RMB per person; 738RMB per person (includes free-flow beer and wine)

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Kerry’s Kitchen , 1 Guanghua Lu 24 Dec

Paulaner Bräuhaus

What is it? A German-style Christmas Eve dinner with whole platters of roasted duck legs covered in chestnuts, honey-glazed ham, pork knuckles, cheese meatloaf as well as classic side dishes.

Price 688RMB per person (includes free-flow beer and wine)

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Paulaner Bräuhaus , 50 Liangmaqiao Lu 24 Dec

The Westin

What is it? A Christmas Eve buffet dinner featuring seafood, roast turkey, char-grilled steaks, festive desserts plus a classic Nordic smörgåsbord.

Price 488RMB (children aged 6-12); 988RMB (per adult); 1,888RMB (two adults); 2,288RMB (family package, 2 adults and 1 kid aged between 6-12)

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The Westin Beijing Chaoyang , 7 Dongsanhuan Bei Lu 24 Dec


What is it? A curated festive menu featuring venison tartare, traditional Italian potato soup, thyme-infused Boston lobster or an Angus beef filet, plus classic panettone.

Price 888RMB per person (includes one glass of prosecco)

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Daccapo , 99 Jinbao Jie 24 Dec

Signature's Restaurant

What is it? A gluttonous buffet served on both Christmas Eve and Day featuring classics such as goose with cranberries, pie, Christmas log cakes, plus live crêpe, cotton candy and waffle stations.

Price 628RMB per person (Christmas Eve brunch, includes free-flow beer and wine); 688RMB (Christmas Day brunch, includes free-flow beer and wine) 

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Signature's Restaurant , 50 Liangmaqiao Lu 24-25 Dec


What is it? A Christmas Day buffet brunch featuring plenty of seafood, honey-glazed ham, traditional roasted turkey with condiments, prime rib and steaks, as well as an array of desserts.

Price 688RMB per person; 344RMB (children aged 6 to 12)

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The Ritz-Carlton Financial Street , 1 Jingchengfang Dong Jie 25 Dec

1,000RMB+ per person


What is it? A gourmet Christmas menu served on both Christmas Eve and Day. Menu highlights on Dec 24 include veal carpaccio with foie gras and Angus tenderloin with a mushroom reduction, while highlights on Dec 25 include a lamb loin with Italian smoked bacon and carbonara, plus an array of Italian desserts.

Price 1,388RMB per person (Christmas Eve dinner); 988RMB per person (Christmas Day lunch)

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Cepe , 1 Jinchengfang Dongjie 24-25 Dec

29 Grill

What is it? A six-course dinner featuring home-cured salmon with caviar, Jerusalem artichoke soup with Alaskan king crab, sous vide beef sirloin with pistachio mousseline and Christmas pudding.

Price 1,288RMB per person, plus 15 percent service charge (includes one glass of sparkling wine and free-flow wine, beer and soft drinks)

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29 Grill 24 Dec

The Ritz-Carlton

What is it? A lavish buffet filled with seafood, Christmas delicacies, a roast turkey with traditional stuffing, various desserts plus live music.

Price 1,688RMB per person; 855RMB per child (6 to 12 years)

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The Ritz-Carlton Financial Street , 1 Jingchengfang Dong Jie 24 Dec

Afternoon teas

The Peninsula

What is it? A gourmet afternoon tea with mandarin and clove-scented salmon with caviar, honey-glazed ham, sage and hazelnut tartlets, mandarin and hazelnut edible Christmas ornaments and more.

Price 398RMB per couple; 598RMB per set (includes two glasses of champagne). Prices are subject to 15 percent tax.

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The Peninsula Beijing (王府半岛酒店) , 8 Jinyu Hutong 30 Nov - 03 Jan


What is it? A Christmas-themed afternoon tea with macarons, adorable festive tarts, scones, sandwiches and more. 

Price 168RMB per set

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Hulu , 19 Sanlitun Lu 3-26 Dec


What is it? A five afternoon featuring adorable snowman macarons and ginger-spiced pumpkin pie.

Price 398RMB per set

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Chao Hotel , 4 Gongti Beilu 21-25 Dec


Turkey set from Char

What is it? A festive dinner set with options such as a roast turkey (7kg) complete with cranberry sauce and giblet sauce, or a honey-glazed ham (5kg) with apple and sweet mustard sauce. 

Price 1,088RMB (turkey set); 1,688RMB (ham set)

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Char Dining Room and Lounge , 1 Nan Sanlitun Lu 26 Nov - 31 Dec

Turkey set from Boxing Cat Brewery

What is it? Festive dinner to go including Basic Turkey, Deluxe Turkey and Santa Special Ham sets.

Price 1,088RMB (Basic Turkey); 1,388RMB (Deluxe Turkey); 1,388RMB (Santa Special Ham). Add an additional 300RMB to supersize your turkey.

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Boxing Cat Brewery , 20 Xinyuanli Xi, Xindong Lu 22 Dec - 01 Jan

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