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The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu Great Wall

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Huairou Scenic Resort
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12 Mutianyu Village | Huairou District, Beijing 101405, China
+86 10 6162 6506
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great spot for lunch

Stopped here with our guide Daphne for lunch after our visit to the wall - some great lunch options and we were impressed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Riddoch88
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Outstanding menu and service! The chef, staff and proprietor knows how to accommodate their guests! Don't miss it on your trip to Great Wall!

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Largo, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu Great Wall is a great choice to stop at after visiting the wall near Mutianyu.

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear cchina, We're delighted to know that you felt The Schoolhouse is a great place to stop after visiting the Great Wall. Thank you for shaering your experiance and I hope your travels bring you our way again. Kind regards, Jim Spear, Partner More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Stopped here with our guide Daphne for lunch after our visit to the wall - some great lunch options and we were impressed.

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear Riddoch88, Wow! A thumbs up from such an experienced traveler and reviewer as you means a lot to our team. Thank you for visiting The Schoolhouse and we wish you many, many more adventures on your travels. Kind regards, Jim Spear, Partner More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

For the high price we paid (for set lunches only), we get an extremely mediocre meal that, perhaps, is only worthy of the school house cafeteria name. The setting is adorable albeit a little hard to find. We were told that the restaurant is not fully functional as they had to limit the menu currently (road changes mean much less... More 

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

NYC Jenny, Thank you for sharing your frank appraisal of your experience at The Schoolhouse. I am so sorry that you did not enjoy your adventure finding our business in Mutianyu (a restricted access village) and found the food mediocre. Something must have been "off" on the day you visited and that tells me we need to redouble our efforts... More 

Seattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Superior cuisine, served by friendly and attentive staff in the outdoor courtyard when the weather suits. Wonderful Italian style cuisine prepared by people with a dedication to the history and spirit of such food. It is a great place to hang out with family and friends for a leisurely afternoon meal - just like in Italy.

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear Charliewon, Thank you for your high praise of the ambience and food at our restaurant near Mutianyu Great Wall. This Fall we will be opening for most Saturday evenings with dishes cooked personally by our executive chef, a new menu each week, using the very best local ingredients ha can source. Best regards, Jim Spear, Partner More 

Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We were so pleased to finish our trip to the Great Wall at this tranquil spot. A beautiful setting serving home grown produce, carefully prepared by a committed team. Our reservation was well managed by Eugene.. in particular, the surprise 60th birthday cake for my husband. It made our trip. Thank you.

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear Marasgable, Our team, including gm Eugene Buenafe, would like to thank you for sharing your experience at The Schoolhouse. As the founding partner of our sustainable tourism business, which today is the area's largest employer of local residents, feedback like yours means a lot. Kind regards, Jim Spear More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Our guide Pau recommended this restaurant for lunch after visiting the Great Wall, we were really hungry and choose the Great Wall Burger which was a moist pork burger served with the usual sides, we sat outside in the winter sun and enjoyed the distant views of the Wall. Great place, and bathrooms very clean too !

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear Gloria M, Thank you for reviewing The Schoolhouse. I am not sure when you visited because we have not had the Great Wall Burger on the menu since June 2014 and were closed for the last winter from December 2014 to March 2015. We haver never served pork burgers, only beef burgers made from hand-chopped sirloin steak. For prospective... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Whenever I take visitors to see the great wall, I always bring them here for lunch. The food is fantastic and everyone I know loves it! The feel is great, too. You can sit outside or sit in one of their school houses and it is a fantastic spot.

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear MillieNess1, Thank you so much for your support of The Schoolhouse. We're delighted to get your positive feedback. I'm wondering if you k now that we also have accommodations as well? You might enjoy coming our for a weekend at our Brickyard Retreat -- and trying Saturday evening dine dining at The Schoolhouse starting this Fall... All the best,... More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This place provided the best lunch that I could have had after a very long tour on the great wall. The food was so amazing that I had to find time to rate it excellent on the tripadvisor! The ambiance also perfectly matched the location. It was great to know that the food was prepared by the local women so... More 

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear Sghose, On behalf of our whole team I would like to thank you for your lovely review of The Schoolhouse. We're just delighted to know how much you appreciated our local foods homemade from scratch. The chefs here are indeed all local woman and it has been very rewarding for me to see them put their hearts into cooking... More 

Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This restaurant is a gem and a great spot to stop before or after visiting the wall. It is very peaceful with good food and very reasonable. The service was fast if you wanted to be quickly on your way but there was no pressure to leave if you wanted to linger and relax. An unexpected bonus was that going... More 

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jimatmutianyu, Owner at The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu Great Wall, responded to this review

Dear Jane C, Thank you for your review of The Schoolhouse. We're delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit and especially appreciate that you mentioned our VIP Access service. When the Great Wall park was closed to traffic last year we were grandfathered in but our guests do have to obtain a permit ahead of time -- full information... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Mutianyu Village | Huairou District, Beijing 101405, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Huairou Scenic Resort
  • Neighborhood: Huairou Scenic Resort
  • Phone Number: +86 10 6162 6506

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 30
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children

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