A group of restaurants all offering a range from homely dishes at 20 RMB to the Peking duck at up to 200 RMB. Popular with locals and expats alike, with an interesting line in décor. Food and service are reliable throughout the group.
Congee (rice porridge), or more properly zhou, is a Chinese staple. Originating in the days where you eked out your rice with whatever was available, zhou has evolved into a tasty and above-all healthy food.
Designed by contrary art superstar Ai Weiwei who worked on the Bird's Nest stadium but later refused to be photographed next to it Qu Na'r (Where are you going?) serves up home-style cooking in a minimalist space.
Vanilla Garden has good tea and coffee as well as high quality vegetarian food. Good service and that wonder of wonders, an English menu. Sit here, sip your coffee slowly and take advantage of the free wireless Internet. There’s a second branch called Lily Vegetarian.