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: American
English menu? Yes
General kid-friendliness of menu: Ideal for kids who thrive on burgers and fries. Burger sizes are customizable, and a few chicken options and a veggie burger are available.
Best dishes for adults: Double burger (RMB 60), veggie burger (RMB 50), crispy sweet potato fries (RMB 28). Add RMB 20 to any sandwich make it a meal, which includes French fries or onion rings and a drink.
Kids’ menu? No
Best dishes for kids: Baby Fat burger (RMB 25), deep fried chicken sandwich (RMB 30), milkshakes in vanilla, strawberry, or chocolate (RMB 38).
Kids’ play area? No
Play areas nearby: Gemdale Plaza, Le Cool Ice Rink (China World Shopping Mall)
Kid-friendly staff? Yes, with basic English-speaking skills and generally attentive
Bathroom: Outside the restaurant and down the hall, bathroom is fairly clean and spacious with Western-style toilets, but no changing tables.
Seating: Standard table and chair set up with a few counter chairs and booths
Price: RMB 200
Must-order item: Their namesake burger, which can be customized with paid add-ons like cheese or an egg (RMB 5 each), or additional imported beef patties. Make sure to add their tasty fries or onion rings as the perfect crispy chaser.
Accepts credit cards? Yes, both Chinese and foreign
Parking? Yes, within Gemdale
In a nutshell: Come here for American-style fast food, just like at home. The price point is a bit high for fast food, but with Australian imported beef, free refills on soft drinks, and ultra-crispy onion rings, it’s worth it to quell that burger craving.
Also try: Home Plate Bar-B-Que, Let’s Burger
Photo Courtesy of Judy Zhou and Sui