On tiny Jiaodaokou Beisantiao in Beixinqiao, a new restaurant upholds a distinctly European tradition. Fourteen Bistro Lounge’s menu shares a Swiss saying: “La fondue crée la bonne humeur,” which translates to “Fondue creates good cheer.” To that end, the restaurant offers a Toblerone fondue, maple syrup fondue (both RMB 68), white or red wine fondue (RMB 168), and bourguignonne fondue with meat dipped in hot oil.
Housed in a refurbished hutong space, Fourteen Bistro Lounge occupies two light-filled floors with 14 private rooms. For kids, the restaurant also offers cookie workshops and pizza parties for up to 20 people. On weekends, brunch includes a bread basket, homemade jam and yogurt, a charcuterie plate, gravlax, fruit, muesli, orange juice, and coffee (RMB 128/168 per person). In the summer, families will be able to soak up the sun on the rooftop terrace. Bon appétit!
Daily 11am-11pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm (brunch). 14 Jiaodaokou Beisantiao, Dongcheng District (6401 4408, email@example.com) 十四西餐厅，
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