Christmas is all about wonderful get-togethers with loved ones, and of course, plenty of delicious food. We’ve collected Christmas deals and special menus offered by restaurants across Beijing. Come with your family for a celebration to remember!
Christmas Brunch @ Kerry, Dec 22-23
Feast on an International buffet with Christmas goodies such as roast turkey, roast beef, honey glazed ham, log cakes, Christmas pudding, and more. While the adults get serenaded by live entertainment over brunch, children have access to Adventure Zone, the indoor entertainment venue for kids to play to their heart’s delight.
RMB 488 net per person, RMB 688 net per person with beverage package that includes wine, beer, and juices. Noon-1.30pm. Kerry’s Kitchen, 1/F, Kerry Hotel, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District. (8565 2088)
3 Little Pigs Christmas Spread, Dec 22, 23, 25
In the Zhangzizhong-adjacent hutongs, 3 Little Pigs is whipping up a humungous Christmas feast with treats including foie gras and fig jam canapes, baked spinach and cheese dip, roasted chicken and gravy, smoked glazed ham, candied sweet potato mash, rum glazed baby carrots, green bean casserole, duck fat roasted new potatoes, pumpkin pie, and “something chocolate,” all for RMB 260.
RMB 260. 11am-10pm. 3 Little Pigs, No.44 Xiezuo Hutong, Dongcheng District. (151 0168 5397)
Nuo Christmas Feast, Dec 22-25
N’Joy at Nuo has a Christmas-themed lunch (RMB 388, 11.30am-2pm), brunch (RMB 598, 11.30am-2.30pm), and dinner (RMB 988, 5.30-9.30pm) prepped for this festive season, spanning their usual surf-and-turf options and a range of desserts. Add free-flow Deutz Champagne during any of the meals for RMB 298.
Various time and prices. Nuo Hotel, 2A Jiangtailu, Chaoyang District. (5926 8888)
Arcade by Hatchery are bringing holiday cheer and holiday treats to another Tianmi Takeover, with delicious savory dishes and sweet desserts for all. All are welcome. Supper is limited to 24 people.
RMB 208 per person. 5-10.30pm. Arcade by Hatchery, 5Lmeet Guomao (Formerly Trader’s Hotel), 1 Jianguomen Outer Street, Chaoyang District. (6500 2884)
Christmas Eve at 29 Grill, Dec 24
Sip on bubbles and nibble your amuse bouche of black truffle ragout and duck liver “Rougie” before launching into home-cured salmon with caviar, Jerusalem artichoke soup with Alaskan king crab followed by butter poached sweet Canadian Lobster, and sous vide beef sirloin with pistachio mousseline. And for the finale, a traditional Christmas pudding.
RMB 1,288 per person plus 15 percent service charge including one glass of sparkling wine, free flow of house wine, juices, soft drink, and local beer. 6-10pm. 29 Grill, Conrad Beijing. (6584 6300)
Christmas Eve Buffet at Chapter, Dec 24
A time to celebrate and indulge with a vast banquet, filled with a medley of traditional as well as global delicacies. Roast turkey takes pride of place alongside succulent Peking Duck, slow roasted prime beef ribs and Christmas smoked ham with pineapple, all followed by a visit to the dessert bar for a festive holiday treat or two.
RMB 1,288 per person plus 15 percent service charge and includes one glass of welcome champagne, free flow of Glühwein, local beer, house wine, and soft drinks. 6-10pm. Chapter Conrad Beijing. (6584 6270)
Christmas Eve Buffet at Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, Dec 24
Kempinski Hotel is serving a Christmas Eve buffet with more than a hundred dishes of traditional Western favorites to pig out on.
RMB 358 (adults), RMB 178 (ages 6-12), Free (ages under 6). 6-10pm.Sunrise Kempinski Hotel, 11 Courtyard, Yanqihunan Lu, Huairou District. (6961 8888)
Home Plate Christmas Feast, Dec 24
Join Home Plate on Christmas Eve for a Christmas feast. RMB 168 gets you turkey, whole hog, mashed potatoes, honey carrots, green beans, and bourbon cornmeal pudding, plus a free welcome drink of mulled wine, prosecco or a soft drink. Add free-flow drinks for RMB 150.
RMB 168. 6.30-9pm. Home Plate BBQ (from Dongsanhuan Beilu, head 20m north of Xiaoyun Lu intersection and take the first right) Chaoyang District. (0096 7670)
Indulge in a grand Christmas Eve buffet at Grand Cafe, with their live band Motion, a lucky draw, and more. Featuring seasonal delicacies including roast turkey with cranberry sauce, oysters, lobster, honey glazed ham and a lovely range of Christmas desserts and puddings. They are also expecting a visit by the most famous man at Christmas time – Santa Claus!
RMB 698 net per person, RMB 798 net per person, including free flow of soft drinks, local beer, and house wine, RMB398 net for children between 6 to 12. 5.30-10pm. Grand Cafe, Grand Hyatt, Oriental Plaza, 1 Dongchang’an Jie, Dongcheng District. (8518 1234)
Christmas Buffet Carnival at Greenfish, Dec 24, 25
The Christmas Eve dinner buffet is ready at Greenfish for you and your beloved family and friends. Featuring local and international dishes including a seafood station and eye-catching Christmas delicacies, you will have extensive choices of salad, soup, bread, and entrées, as well as roasted Christmas turkey with traditional stuffing and assorted desserts.
RMB 1,688 net per person, RMB 855 net per child (ages 4-12) for dinner buffet, RMB 688 net per person, RMB 344 net per child (ages 4-12) for Christmas brunch. 5.30-10pm (Dec 24), 11.30am-2.30pm (Dec 25); Greenfish, Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street.
Italian Style Christmas Dinner @Alan’s, Dec 24, 25
Come to Alan’s for hundreds of wines, and mulled wine to warm up your heart and raise your spirits! The menu has typical Italian dishes prepared for a cold Christmas spent with family and friends. To satisfy all tastes and preferences they have prepared two different menus: the regular set menu (RMB 299) and the seafood set menu (RMB 199).
RMB 199-299. 11am-11pm. Alan’s Wine & Restaurant, Sanlitun Soho, Building 1, Suite 103. (130 5133 3917)
Christmas Dinner at Migas Mercado, Dec 24, 25
Migas has prepared a festive, traditional, and Mediterranean-style Christmas dinner this year with the likes of French oysters with gazpachuelo, escudella (Catalan-style winter soup), stuffed baby squid with ink hollandaise sauce, Australian Wagyu beef, and wine-poached pear tatin with vanilla ice cream.
RMB 648. 5.30-10.30pm. Migas Mercado, 7th Floor, North Zone, China World Mall, No. 1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District. (6500 7579)
Santa Claus Is at O’Steak, Dec 24, 25
O’Steak has prepared two Christmas menus this year packed with an array of starters, mains, and desserts. Their lucky draw also looks promising, including bottles of wine, foie gras terrine, special gifts from Comptoirs de France, and Café de la Poste restaurant, as well as vouchers for O’Steak.
RMB 308-888. 11am-11pm. O’Steak, 55-7 Jiezuo Dasha, Xingfucun Zhonglu, Chaoyang District. (8448 8250)
This Christmas Day brunch at Greenfish features plenty of fresh seafood, honey-glazed ham, a traditional roasted turkey with condiments, prime rib, and steaks, as well as an array of desserts. Furthermore, there will be some festive activities for kids.
RMB 688, RMB 344 (ages 6-12). 11.30am-2.30pm Greenfish, No.1 Jingchengfang Dong Jie, Xicheng District.
To escape the city this Christmas, head to the Brickyard in Mutianyu where they’ll hold their annual Christmas retreat. There’ll be cookie making for the kids and jazz for the adults, before settling into a country buffet supper, including holiday greens, pesto pasta salad, cassoulet, slow-roasted beef, root vegetables and gravy, vegetarian kedgeree, homemade bread, and Christmas cake. They’re also doing Christmas Eve if you prefer.
RMB 238, RMB 128 (children). 11am-4pm. Brickyard (100m South of Yingbeigou Cun, Huairou District. (6162 6506)
For a cozy Christmas dinner, head to the Italian restaurant in the hutongs, Mercante, where they’ll be serving a five-course dinner set (plus optional wine pairing for RMB 250). Their sister restaurant Fiume (pictured above) is also getting into the Christmas spirit with a three-course meal and wine pairing for the same price.
RMB 350. 6pm-midnight. Mercante, No. 4 Fangzhuanchang Hutong, Dongcheng District. (8402 5098).
Q Mex and Q Mex Taqueria Christmas Meals, Dec 24-26
Both Q Mex and Q Mex Taqueria have the same Christmas meal, including roasted pumpkin soup, chipotle glazed ham and grilled turkey breast, and cheese flan topped with Jamaica syrup and coconut flakes (RMB 188). Alternatively, grab a sharing platter with the aforementioned meats plus chargrilled skirt steak (RMB 218). There’ll also be drinks deals, as well as automatic entry into a lucky draw if you order either of the above options.
RMB 188-218. 5pm-late. Q Mex, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu. (6585 3828)
Christmas Feasts All Month at The Local, until Dec 31
The Local invites you and all your friends to book a hulking Christmas feast, good for eight to ten people. For RMB 2,280 you’ll get a 15.5lb turkey and all the trimmings (enquire for veggie options). They’re also offering individual meals for Christmas and Christmas Eve lunch (noon-3pm) and dinner (6-8pm) for RMB 348.
Noon-8pm. RMB 2,280 for 8-10 people. The Local, Courtyard 4, Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang District. (6591 9525/134 8880 4794)
The elegant Lincey Italian Restaurant &Café has launched an 8-course Christmas Menu for two (RMB 338 or RMB 508 with wine pairing), four special hot cocktails (starting from RMB 42), and daily brunch of three options (all at RMB 88), to embrace the holiday season. The Christmas menu is served until January 10, 2019.
Photos: courtesy of featured restaurants