Whampoa Club, Beijing
Tel: 86 10 8808 8828
Concierge.com's insider take:
Having wowed diners with his "New Shanghainese" cuisine at Three on the Bund, chef Jereme Leung has expanded his Chinese fine-dining concept to the capital. The sumptuous dining room, dressed in royal blue and black, with polished wood floors and a silvery-sky ceiling, occupies a beautifully redesigned siheyuan courtyard home, surrounded by the glassy sky towers of Beijing's new Financial District, west of Tiananmen Square. Leung is adding a contemporary élan to traditional Beijing dishes, with exotic reworkings such as crispy duck with five-spiced goose liver mousse, and fresh mango and jellyfish salad marinated in sweet vinegar. There are several private rooms for tête-à-tête dining and a spacious courtyard terrace. An impeccably dressed black-themed lounge bar on the upper floor perfectly crosses new Beijing chic with esoteric clubbiness.
Open daily from 11 am to 10:30 pm.