Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Lunch restaurants in Beijing and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Nuage thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Taj Pavilion, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Lunch.

Chaoyang East District

Regarded as the best Beijing Duck restaurant in town, this is good, wholesome, local cuisine at its finest. You can even order a whole roast duck accompanied by a variety of condiments, including plum sauce and other fruit chutneys. A picture...  Read More

Authentic French cuisine and impeccable service. Favorites include escargots, foie gras and Chateaubriand. Tempting desserts and top French wines are available. Justine's also serves an excellent Sunday brunch.

Chef Too Restaurant
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A modest diner gaining repute in Beijing for its steaks, which are some of the best in the capital. Try the filet mignon or the pork chops. Salads are fresh and the desserts are homemade. Chef Too does a great Sunday brunch too and is popular with expats.

Eudora Station

Family-friendly American-style diner with sports on a big screen indoors and a sunny patio outdoors. Beef tenderloin and rib-eye steaks are recommended, as are seafood risotto and the baked brie appetizer. Eudora Station also offers Budweiser on tap.

Grandma's Kitchen
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A must for homesick Westerners who are craving authentic American meals and atmosphere. It's all here: Philadelphia cheesecake, blueberry pancakes, hamburgers, fries, pizza and more. In 2007, "That's Beijing" readers awarded Grandma's Kitchen as...  Read More

Peter's Tex-Mex Grill

Nicely decorated eatery with a definite Texan-Mexican theme. Burritos, fajitas, tacos and enchiladas compete with grilled chicken, burgers, barbecue and fries. Pleasant family atmosphere. There's a second branch at Hairun International...  Read More

TGI Friday's

In recent years, more and more American fast food chains have been sprouting up in the Chinese capital, and most serve exactly what you would expect back home. The colorful, themed diner of TGI Friday's offers a good family-style atmosphere and...  Read More

Kro's Nest
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If you are finding that rice and noodles don't curb your appetite, then maybe a hearty feed at the Kro's Nest is what you are craving. Spicy barbecue wings, fries, onion rings, Caesar salad and the house special - enormous pizzas straight from...  Read More

Tim's Texas BBQ

This Texas-themed, bar-restaurant-saloon serves many of Uncle Sam's favorites, such as steaks, burgers, chili and jalapenos, cole slaw and BBQ spare ribs.


A very popular eatery, especially for its buffet lunch, Lemongrass offers healthy Thai and Indian dishes, so you can try green curry with roti, or chicken korma and tom yum shrimp. Reasonably priced and not over-spicy.