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Brian McKenna @ The Courtyard - CLOSED

95 Donghuamen Dajie,Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
+86 10 6526 8883
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good12%
  • Average12%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible8%
14 Jul 2015
“Why no one picks up the phone?”
15 Jun 2015
“Continues to impress”
Restaurant Hours Closed
95 Donghuamen Dajie,Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

I tried to make reservation for two friends since days by calling 010-65268883 again and again, but no one ever picks up the phone either in the morning or in the afternoon!! I wonder don't you accept reservation at all?!

3  Thank Serena T
Reviewed 16 June 2015

This restaurant is on the moat overlooking the Forbidden City. I have been going there for 10 years and while the location is still so lovely and sophistocated, the food continues to be amazing!! We had the chef's tasting menu and the food not only...More

Thank Cynthia C
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Attempted to make a booking here approximately 6 months in advance and did not receive a response from the restaurant to my enquiry. Just as I was about to follow up I did receive a reply, however upon opening the email I had received a...More

3  Thank P S
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

The Forbidden City is the view of this restaurant. Very fancy place this restaurant of the Australian chef has a high quality service and delicious food. I am allergic and normally I suffer a lot when traveling to exotic places. I felt like home since...More

1  Thank CrisBorges11
Reviewed 29 May 2015

I went here during the Dinecity week when they had a special lunch set menu. Unfortunately, none of the Ala carte menu were available so all five of us had to order the set menu. No choice. We asked fir wine pairing and the manager...More

1  Thank yuensub m
Reviewed 25 May 2015

I've been here twice and the views of the Forbidden City are spectacular. Great place to impress a date. The downsides are that the portions are TINY. I ordered a beef entree as part of a set course meal. The beef was about the size...More

Thank Sheetsofrage
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

It is a well known place since decade, much earlier than the little Chinese film was shoot or Mckanne settled down there. Why? because of the location, the only restaurant as close as to the Forbidden Ciry, with views of the moat and the Dong...More

Thank Jeffrey Z
Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Very special setting in this historical location. We first started drinks on the rooftop which is very nice, especially the weather is not too hot. For dinner, all the dishes were above average to my surprise as I had been thinking that it only got...More

Thank Urorayk
Reviewed 1 May 2015

Due to the fact that the restaurant had an event the same evening we went we had to take our meal in the bar. That was ok eventhough they should have informed us on beforehand as we booked well ahead. The restaurant is really pricey...More

Thank birgi
Reviewed 21 April 2015

For those expats who have been living in Beijing for a while now it is very difficult to find a restaurant that will challenge your taste and imagination. Brian Mckenna’s ability to combine creativity both in the flavors and on the plate will make you...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$3 - US$16
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 Donghuamen Dajie,Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing
  • Phone Number: +86 10 6526 8883
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Chef - owner Brian offers an extra-ordinary dining experience, and will offer guests a showcase of gastronomic excellence set against the backdrop of the Forbidden City. Each dish is an experience to be savored, pondered, and sometimes puzzled over.
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