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: Buffet, brunch
English menu? Yes
General kid-friendliness of menu: Anyone with food allergies or dietary restrictions can choose accordingly amongst the wide variety of selections.
Best dishes for adults: Fresh lobster and other seafood made to order, many meat main courses such as leg of lamb and roasted duck, as well as plenty of fruit, vegetables, salads, noodles
Best dishes for kids: A pasta station and large fresh fruit assortment are always popular with kids, but it’s the gourmet dessert selection with its famous ice cream and chocolate fountain that are true hits with kids.
Kids’ play area? Yes. From activity tables with coloring sheets, to active play on soft gym mats, to large television screens and interactive games, this playroom is great for kids of all ages. Down the hall from the restaurant, it is also staffed, so parents can relax.
Play areas nearby: None
Kid-friendly staff? Yes, English-speaking and extremely attentive
Bathroom: Clean, sit-down. The handicap-accessible toilet has changing facilities.
Seating: Tables and chairs and booths; highchairs available
Price: RMB 298 (all-you-can-eat buffet with juice and soft drinks), RMB 338 (with wine or beer), RMB 368 (with free-flowing champagne), RMB 149 (kids aged 6-12 is RMB 149, free for kids 5 and under. Prices are subject to a 15 percent service charge.
Credit card accepted? Yes, both Chinese and foreign
Parking? Hotel parking is RMB 3 per hour, but if you give your license plate number to your server, you receive a ticket for free parking.
Must-order item: Lobster and foie gras
In a nutshell: The 360° Sunday brunch buffet is a great alternative to going to the city for those who live in Shunyi. It’s a relaxing atmosphere with great food, and it can be stretched to enjoy for a good part of your Sunday afternoon!
Also try: Fuel at Langham Place, Seasonal Tastes Bubbalicious Brunch at Westin Beijing Chaoyang
Photo by Hilton Beijing Capital Airport