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Forbidden City Feasting

September 26, 2016
TRB Bites
Imagine enjoying cocktail-toting contempo dining in Beijing with stunning views over the Forbidden City... Set in a building alongside the former Imperial Palace’s serene eastern moat, TRB Bites at The Courtyard is a three-storey resto that packs a stagger-glam punch with exactly that.

A long-time LUXE fave, TRB’s revered team tries its hand at ‘casual’ dining with this modern (and still pretty high-end!) eatery, that’s chic yet relaxed. The culinary style is international, focused on delicate, creative flavours. Diners can be choosy, as the restaurant encourages you to create a bespoke meal by choosing three, four or five courses from a selection of around 20 dishes.

Kick off with something Fresh & Fabulous (gazpacho perhaps, or quail egg with Avruga caviar), then move on to Tender & Tantalizing (scallop, salmon, duck leg or foie gras), Sea & Succulent (maybe cod with coconut, red curry and spinach), before tucking into Meaty & Hearty (how does lamb loin with eggplant, artichoke and mint grab you?). Wrap up with something Sticky & Sweet such as seductive mango-coconut rice.

Seafood fans will smack their lips, as Bites offers opulent platters, as well as globally sourced crab, lobster, shrimps and prawns cooked to order, and oysters freshly flown in from Ireland, Canada and beyond.

You can also swing by for brunch (10.30am-3pm Sat-Sun), weekday lunch (11.30am-2.30pm Mon-Fri) or sweet-and-savoury afternoon tea (2.30-5pm daily), with optional added booze. Expect world-class service at an unbeatable price.

TRB Bites / 95 Donghuamen Dajie / Dongcheng / +86 10 6401 6676 / 11.30am-5pm & 5.30-10pm Mon-Fri, 10.30am-5pm & 5.30-10pm Sat-Sun /