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Save the Date: British Menu Week
From 2 to 8 November, Beijing has a real treat in store as GREAT brings the best of British cuisine to the city’s top restaurants. Book your seats now!
This November foodies in Beijing have a real treat in store as ‘British Menu Week’ brings a taste of modern British cuisine to China, providing a mouth-watering opportunity for consumers to experience first-hand some of the best food and drink in the world today. In what is undoubtedly the most ambitious campaign of its type ever attempted by an embassy in China, the leading lights of Beijing’s restaurant scene will offer up bespoke menus built around Great British products for all to sample for one week only.
From Monday 2 to Sunday 8 November, a selection of the capital’s top restaurants and chefs will create a range of bespoke menus based around British ingredients and recipes. These specially designed menus will both demonstrate the versatility of British ingredients, as chefs build the finest British meat and produce into creative fusion dishes, and showcase great traditional British recipes.
GREAT can now announce we have confirmed the participating restaurants:
- 6597 8888
- 1F Jing Guang Centre 1 Chaoyangmenwai Dajie, Rosewood Beijing Chaoyang district
- 8426 0888
- EAST, Beijing, 22 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang district
Jing Yaa Tang
- 6410 5230
- The Opposite House, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang district
Johnnie Walker House
- 6526 0609
- Building F 23 Qian Men Dong Da Jie Dongcheng district
- 5208 6030
- Third floor Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang district
- 6593 5087
- Second floor, Courtyard 4 Nan Sanlitun Lu Chaoyang district
- 6407 6308
- 9 Jianchang Hutong, Dongcheng district
- 6401 6676
- 95 Donghuamen Dajie, Dongcheng district
The Village Café
- 6417 6688
- Building 1 The Opposite House, 11 Sanlitun Lu, Taikoo Li Sanlitun North Chaoyang district
The Vineyard Café Wudaoying
- 6402 7961
- 31 Wudaoying Hutong, Dongcheng district
It is set to be a gastronomic paradise, once Beijing’s finest chefs and restaurateurs get their hands on the finest of British ingredients, ranging from succulent free-range English pork to fresh Scottish salmon to creamy Nottinghamshire Stilton. Beijingers are encouraged to book their seats as soon as possible to avoid missing out on this unique opportunity.
GREAT is also running a range of one off public events to add to the diary, including:
The evening of Thursday 5 November Swire Hotels’ Executive Chef Rob Cunningham will team up with Scott Melvin, executive chef of Jason Atherton restaurants Table No 1 and The Commune Social in Shanghai, for the Great British Carnivore Club, offering an exclusive four course menu based around British pork at Feast.
The evening of Friday 6 November our GREAT UK Drinks Ambassador Olly Smith will be flying in from London to take over Mesh at the Opposite House. One of the UK’s most prolific and recognisable drinks columnists, Olly will be behind the bar all night bringing his considerable energy and expertise to offer a specially designed list of British drinks for one night only.
Keep an eye on the British Embassy social media feeds too to ensure you don’t miss the chance to win tickets to these and our more exclusive closed-door events!
British Menu Week is part of the wider Food is GREAT campaign in partnership with AGA and Redfyre ovens and British Airways, showcasing the finest in British food and drink products in China. The British Ambassador to China, Barbara Woodward CMG OBE, commented:
‘Food is GREAT’ marks the most ambitious food and drink campaign run by an embassy in China to date. The UK and China have two of the richest and most diverse culinary traditions in the world, and we feel that with more and more British products finding their way into the Chinese market the time is right to give the Chinese people the opportunity to find out what is uniquely great about British cuisine.
I am particularly looking forward to ‘British Menu Week’, which will provide an unmatched opportunity for Beijingers, myself included, to see what their city’s best chefs can do when provided with the finest British ingredients.
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For enquiries in English:
Theo Walsingham, Campaigns Officer British Embassy Beijing T: +86 (10) 5192 4229 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
For enquiries in Chinese:
Erika Qu, Campaigns and Internal Communications Officer British Embassy Beijing T: +86 (10) 5192 4366 E: Erika.email@example.com