Celebrate National Day in Capital M Style
Cultural wonderland Beijing is in the midst of a style renaissance, and she now stands taller than ever next to once-glitzier sisters Shanghai and Hong Kong. If you find yourself in the bustling Chinese capital this October 1, and you want to celebrate all the National Day glam without the cram, here is our pick for the top table in the city.
Capital M offers a knockout deco package from top to toe, with its ornate dining room, see-and-be-scene bar and fab terrace with grandslam Forbidden City and Tian’anmen Square vistas. The lavish, eye-popping interior of geometric, black and white parquet flooring, sea green impressionist wall murals, sleek gold bar and pops of firecracker red gives way to a cool, candlelit balcony of white tablecloths, clipped hedges and those views, making it the perfect perch for a spot of holiday revelry.
Modern European flavours dominate the menu, along with favourites like crispy suckling pig and the signature slow-baked, salt-encased leg of lamb, plus there’s an extensive wine and cocktail list just perfect for pre- and post-prandials. If you can’t score a much sought-after evening alfresco table, try your luck for the special National Day version of their famed brunch and afternoon tea from 11.30am and 3pm respectively. Go, China!