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: Chinese fusion
English menu? Yes, with Chinese. No photos, but a very poetic description of the foods offered in a scroll presentation.
General kid-friendliness of menu: The family-style sharing of foods offers kids a variety of meats, vegetables, textures and flavors to try. The kitchen will always try to adapt to dietary needs.
Best dishes for adults: Field of Dreams (Longjing green tea, honey mustard seed sauce on green pears, sprinkled with Hangzhou pecan walnuts and goat cheese, RMB 98), Crispy Curly Crunchy Citrus Chicken with parmesan Sichuan pepper (RMB 126), Autumn Sky (roasted lamb nestled amongst coriander high mountain oolong tea, RMB 168)
Kids’ menu? No
Best dishes for kids: The foods above are great for children as well. In addition, some vegetarian options such as “illusionary flowers,” cauliflower and broccoli (RMB 86) or tomato jasmine tea rice noodles (RMB 86).
Kids’ play area? Yes. They have a pillow area with Legos and iPad games.
Play areas nearby: None
Kid-friendly staff? Yes, is attentive and speaks some English.
Bathroom: Clean, sit-down. No changing table
Seating: Long tables for big or small gatherings, with straight chairs and couches; highchairs for little ones
Price: RMB 500-600
Credit card accepted? Yes, both Chinese and foreign
Must order item: Green T. wasabi prawns dancing to a mango salsa (RMB 148)
In a nutshell: Green T. House Living is like stepping into another world – elegant, indulgent, and delicious dining all wrapped up into one fine experience.
Additional notes: Reservations are required. Green T. House has many daytime and evening events, and their website should be checked often. There is a bathhouse residence too, for private bookings.
Also try: Pure Lotus, Jasmine
Photo Courtesy of Mishka Family Photography