Jin Ding Xuan Restaurant
This 24-hour Cantonese chain serves fresh and authentic dim sum. The Hepingli Xijie branch (near Lama Temple) is perfect for boisterous kids was Ditan Park is located just next door. Expect to find crowds of other hungry patrons.
77 Hepingli Xijie, Dongcheng District (6429 6888) 东城区和平里西街77号
Build up a hunger at the China World Hotel pool (RMB 200, RMB 80 kids under 10) before heading downstairs for an afternoon of all-you-can-eat dim sum. The perfect meal for a perfect Sunday.
Dim sum served daily 11.30am-2pm. Lobby, China World Hotel, 1 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6505 2266 ext 34) 夏宫中餐厅, 朝阳区建国门外大街1号中国大饭店大堂
Sampan is a family favorite. With plenty of sweet Cantonese eats on offer and an extensive dim sum menu in English, parents can relax as friendly staff chase the kids.
Dim sum served daily 10.30am-3pm. 1/F Gloria Plaza Hotel, 2 Jianguomenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District (6515 8855 ext 3155/66) 朝阳区建国门外大街2号北京凯莱酒店1层
Sample all-you-can-eat dim sum in classy environs while the kids bounce around the playroom. Private rooms are also available for noisy gatherings.
Dim sum served weekends 11.30am-2.30pm. 1/F Kerry Centre Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District (6561 8833 ext 41) 海天阁, 朝阳区光华路1号嘉里中心饭店1层
Not your traditional dim sum joint, but nevertheless, this is a good Hong Kong fallback that always hits the spot. This popular 24/7 joint is family-friendly and loud at all times.
1) 20 Chaowai Dajie, Chaoyang District. 2) 1/F, L134 China World Shopping Mall, Chaoyang District. (6505 6868); 3) 21 Jianguomenwai Dajie, beside St Regis Hotel, Chaoyang District (6532 8282) 金湖, 1) 朝阳区朝外大街20号; 2) 朝阳区国贸商城一层L134; 3) 朝阳区建外大街21号(国际俱乐部饭店旁边)