All this month, we’ll be introducing 50 picks for some of the best family-friendly restaurants in Beijing. These reviews originally appeared in the January/February 2013 issue of beijingkids (see end of post).
Type of cuisine: German
English menu? Yes
General kid-friendliness of menu: You can get cakes, desserts, breads and even Capri-Sun. The restaurant upstairs is geared towards adults, but includes a couple of options for kids.
Best dishes for adults:
Hunter’s Schnitzel, comes with spatzle (RMB 96), pork knuckle, comes with sauerkraut and bread dumplings (RMB 168), Tarte Flambe with smoked salmon (RMB 98)
Kids’ menu? Yes
Best dishes for kids: Schnipo with fries (RMB 46), Spatzle (RMB 34)
Play areas nearby: Chaoyang Park, Solana
Kid-friendly staff? Yes, English-speaking (enough to take an order) and attentive
Bathroom: Clean, sit-down; no changing table
Seating: Tables and chairs, indoor only; highchairs available
Price: RMB 350
Credit card accepted? Yes, Chinese and foreign (Visa only)
Parking? Limited spaces available along Lucky Street (free)
Must-order item: Schnitzel
In a nutshell: The casual bakery downstairs is packed with over 20 varieties of fresh European bread, scrumptious cakes and desserts and ready-made sandwiches. The cafe and restaurant upstairs are a bit fancier with yellow tablecloths, flowers and bright paintings giving it a German grandma’s kitchen kind of feel. The hearty German fare is pricey but worthwhile, and the large portions make sharing with the kids convenient. Also check out the breakfast sets.
Also try: Made in Germany, Paulaner Brauhaus
Photo by Judy Zhou