Vineyard This hutong café is well-known for their hearty breakfasts, and though their poached egg selection is tempting, branch out and try their amazing beef burger served on crusty ciabatta. They also have vegetarian burger options, and a heart-stopping bacon burger. Though very kid-friendly, the Vineyard fills up on weekends and a reservation will save you a long wait in the cold. 31 Wudaoying Hutong (just north of the Confucius temple), Dongcheng District (6402 7961). Tue-Sun 11.30am-10.30pm, closed Mon. 东城区五道营胡同31号
Blue Frog Chow down on their self-proclaimed “Best Burger in China” and see for yourself whether bigger is indeed better. They also feature friendly wait staff, a sizable drinks menu, outdoor patio, kid’s playroom, and Wi-Fi. Voted “Outstanding Burger” in the Beijinger 2009 Restaurant Awards. 1) L312, Europlaza, 99 Yuxiang Lu, Tianzhu Zhen, Shunyi District (8046 6337). Daily 10am-1am. 顺义区天竺镇欲翔路99号北京欧陆时尚购物中心(欧陆广场)L312室 2) S4-30, 3/F, Bldg 4, The Village at Sanlitun, 19 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District (6417 4030). Daily 10am-2am. 朝阳区三里屯北路19号三里屯Village4号楼3层S4-30
Grandma’s Kitchen This is old-school American food at its best. We challenge you to finish their double patty beef burger, and their classic cheeseburger is great for the little ones. This spot is a reliable family restaurant – they have clean bathrooms, English-speaking staff, high chairs and needless to say, an extensive kid-friendly menu. 1-2/F, Bldg B, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District (5869 3055/3056). Daily 7.30am-11pm. 朝阳区东三环中路39号建外SohoB座1-2层 See Directories for more locations.
Hollywood This kitsch Beijing chain is a hidden gem loved for one thing and one thing only – its Hollywood Burger. It’s a basic burger restaurant, but kids will love the Harry Potter posters. We’re not sure why they’re there, either. 1) Life Tower B1, 16 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (8525 1220) 合利屋快餐, 朝阳区朝阳门外大街16号人寿大厦B1楼 2) Huamao Shopping Center B111b, 6 Xidawang Lu, Chaoyang District (6598 9838) 合利屋快餐, 朝阳区西大望路甲6号（国贸桥东900米）华贸购物中心B111b-112
Let’s Burger Any burger-lover worth their salt knows this Sanlitun favorite. With wide aisles perfect for strollers, an extensive menu both parents and kids will love, and a sparkling clean open kitchen, this posh burger bar won’t disappoint. D101A, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beijie, Chaoyang District (5208 6036) Daily 11.30am-midnight. 朝阳区三里屯北街81号那里花园D101a