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: Indian
English menu? Yes
General kid-friendliness of menu: Large portions and a wide selection of grilled meats, flatbreads and appetizers; spiciness can be modified
Best dishes for adults: Lamb bhuna (RMB 75), tandoori chicken (RMB 55 for half), Aloo Gobi Mutter (RMB 48)
Kids’ menu? No
Best dishes for kids: Butter chicken (RMB 78), chicken pakoras (RMB 48), vegetable soup (RMB 25)
Kids’ play area? No
Play areas nearby: The restaurant is located within Metropark Lido Hotel, which houses Cosmic Bowling, and is across from Lido Park.
Kid-friendly staff? Yes, mostly English-speaking and attentive
Bathroom: Clean, sit-down just next door; has a changing table
Seating: Indoors only, tables, chairs and booths; highchairs available
Price: RMB 500
Credit card accepted? Yes, both Chinese and foreign
Parking? Yes, available for free in the mall’s parking lot
Must-order item: Tandoori chicken
In a nutshell: Enjoy authentic Indian food with quality ingredients and spices. They have your standards, like chicken tikka masala and butter naan – perfect for little ones who are eager to use their hands instead of utensils.
Also try: Ganges, Mughals
Photo by Mitchell Pe Masilun