Congratulations are in order! Several establishments in Shunyi have received recognition for their passion and quality of service.
Photos of Leslie Simpson’s OBE Ceremony Released
The tireless founder of Roundabout is now officially Leslie Simpson, OBE after she received the distinction of Officer of the Order of the British Empire earlier this year. Many of us knew about this achievement, but there are now newly-released photographs from the ceremony. Read more about the recognition of Leslie’s charity and philanthropy work overseas here.
There are many ways to help Leslie and the Roundabout staff do their good work: Donate your gently-used goods, buy something at the charity store (where all proceeds go to charity), shop at bazaars that donate their table sales to Roundabout, make a monetary donation via Roundabout to any of the 48 charities they support, enlist as a volunteer (kids now welcome), and of course, tell all your friends about Roundabout!
The English Tearoom Wins City Weekend Award
The English Tearoom has just won the Editor’s Pick Best for Families award at the recently-concluded City Weekend Reader’s Choice Awards. This is a tall order for a fairly-new restaurant, and one “all the way out in Shunyi.” But the attention is well-deserved, as The English Tearoom is indeed very family-friendly. Everything from the decor to the menu, roomy play area, and organized activities are planned with the littlest family members in mind. On recent visits, we’ve noticed that there are also many visiting grandparents who are happy to come along for a good meal and a good time.
Well done, The English Tearoom!
Green T House Living Earns Accolades from NYC
New York-based dining website The Daily Meal has just published its choices for 101 Best Restaurants in Asia in 2013. Shunyi’s popular Green T House Living made it into the top three. This is not the first time Green T House Living has won the approval of dining and decor experts. Its signature style brings a very welcome change to the dining and cultural scene of Shunyi. Make a reservation for a special lunch or dinner, and check their website for a ever-changing events and activities.
Our compliments, Green T House Living!
It’s becoming predictable. For 10 years in a row, Annie’s has won Best Italian in the Beijinger’s Reader Restaurant Awards. This year saw the Italian chain reap five other awards: Restaurant of the Year (Non-Chinese, Casual), Best Service, Best Value, Outstanding Place for a Celebration, and Outstanding Salads.
While Annie’s branch can be found all over the city, Annie’s central kitchen is actually located in Maquanying. The 300sqm facility is the first stop for all of the fresh ingredients that the chain uses. This is also where the restaurant’s organic vegetables are grown. The ingredients are then packed and delivered daily in chilled vehicles to the different branches across Beijing.
Photos courtesy of Mary Kate Brown
Dana is the beijingkids Shunyi Correspondent. Originally from the Philippines, she moved to Beijing in 2011 (via Europe) with her husband, two sons and Rusty the dog. She enjoys writing, photography, theater, visual arts, and trying new food. In her free time, she can be found exploring the city and driving along the mountain roads of Huairou, Miyun and Pinggu.