English menu? Yes
Kids’ menu? No
General kid friendliness of menu: Fun food presentation with stand-by pasta and pizza for the less adventurous.
Staff: Friendly staff, but their English is limited
Bathroom: Clean, squat toilets only.
Best dishes for kids: Smashed yam with blueberry sauce, baked vegetables with cheese, or any of the sweet “dumpling” desserts.
Kids’ play area? There’s a small play area with stuffed toys and balls, tailored for very young children.
Seating: Indoor and outdoor dining. Separate areas of restaurant for private parties or tea service.
Smoking/Non-smoking: Smoking allowed in private rooms, but not in the main dining area.
Price: RMB 250
Accepts credit cards? Yes
Must-order item: Seasonal curries and peppers add some heat to dishes like vegetable curry or Sichuan-style chicken with crispy chilli.
In a nutshell: Great vegetarian options with a wide selection of food on the menu. The atmosphere by the lake adds to the restaurant’s overall charm. Definitely worth a visit, even if you’re a meat-eater.
Daily 9.30am-9.30pm. 100m north of Luoma Roundabout, Houshayu, Shunyi District (8048 5088/5566)