Nestled in the hills near the Summer Palace, Villa Castanea is a picturesque German restaurant. Meateaters will feel at home here: traditional homemade German sausages (RMB 158) come in eight varieties and should be the main event of your meal. The beef burger (RMB 108) is huge and will suit fussy eaters. While vegetarians will find options a little slim, the Caesar salad (RMB 88) should tide you over. To finish, the Bavarian cream desserts (RMB 65) are a must. Moms and dads can sample Villa Castanea’s four varieties of homebrewed beer. The location is what impresses at this eatery. Lush gardens are dotted with pink and coral roses and there are grass fields aplenty for the kids to play in. We recommend going during daylight hours to make the most of the fresh air. Large private indoor and outdoor spaces are available for group bookings.
Daily 11am-10pm. 266 Wanan Donglu, Pu‘an Dian, Haidian District. (6272 0130, 6272 0131)