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The Schoolhouse at Mutianyu Great Wall

12 Mutianyu Village | Huairou District, Beijing 101405, China (Huairou Scenic Resort)
010-61626506
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Ranked #91 of 9,465 Restaurants in Beijing
4.0 of 5 stars 231 Reviews
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: International
Neighborhood: Huairou Scenic Resort
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A friend from Beijing recommended this place for a visit to the Great Wall. We wandered down from the Great Wall, and we were very taken with this charming place. I did not get a chance to visit the glass studio, but the pieces were beautiful. I think if you were going to stay somewhere on a trip, this place... More 

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ny
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

On our way to and from the great Wall at Mutianyu we stopped at the Schoolhouse (literally a converted School House). Food was ok, beverages refreshing, the conversion, ambiance and hospitality unbeatable. Julie, one of the partners, was welcoming, approachable and knowledgable and we left feeling like we had made new friends. While there we visited the glass making studio... More 

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

Dear nyfoody, Thank you very much for your review. I've passed your comments on to my partner Julie and to the whole team. My one concern is that you found our food just OK and I will send you a private message to enquire abut what you ordered and any suggestions you may have because ambience, hospitality, and conversation need... More 

Noth Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

OK, I'll start by saying that I have read what other reviewers had to say and I am sorry that their experience was not as positive as mine was. I'll start by saying that Mutianyu is a better place to visit the Great Wall compared to Badaling. Badaling is more crowded and more people trying to sell you things. Mutianyu... More 

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

Dear sambruce, On behalf of our team, we appreciate your thoughtful review. I'm glad that you read through the gamut of reviews and I'm also sorry that some other guests didn't have as nice an experience as you've reported. Today is another blue sky day and we hope you'll come again soon for a fresh air break at Mutianyu. By... More 

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I was very impressed by the atmosphere here. There was a beautiful courtyard and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I went here very recently with my two parents and I had high expectations. After a very nice walk along the great wall we all ordered the set menu, I can't remember what It was called, but I remember... More 

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

Dear Charlatan, Thank you for appreciating our setting and service. I am so sorry that our food was not to your taste. Kind regards, Jim Spear, Partner More 

New Canaan, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I spent 9 days in China and this was the only meal that made me sick. Quaint place, horrible food. Western food, limited menu, uptight about reservations, & not very nice . I had to cut my sightseeing short that day because of an upset stomach. I wish I had packed an apple and snacks to just eat on The... More 

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

Dear Carrie G: My name is Jim Spear and I am a partner in The Schoolhouse. We take every review seriously because our aim is to provide great food and hospitality in a lovely setting at the Great Wall and when we fall short we take our lumps and try to learn so we can do better for future guests.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Fantastic views, welcoming owners, & COLD beers! a great end to a great day. Next time I'll leave some room in my luggage for some glassware.

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

Dear ShawnE, Thank you for sharing your review with the Trip Advisor community. There's nothing like a big cold one after a hike! Welcome you to visit again soon... Jim Spear & The Schoolhouse Team More 

Top Contributor
242 reviews 242 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

After a morning exploring the wall this is clearly the go to place for lunch before heading back to Beijing. We were there on a warm sunny day so were able to enjoy a table on the deck outside. The menu had a good selection. I went Chinese, my wife went Western and we were both happy. If we had... More 

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

Dear Bro44, We appreciate your review very much. Thank you for letting us know that the service was a bit slow -- and for understanding that is was a really busy day. Of course, that's not an excuse and so I hope you'll acept our apology. I've alerted the restaurant manager and we'll redouble our efforts to be prompt. Hope... More 

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Simple,pleasing international food. Sandwiches and salads. Beer and wine available. Nice respite from all the walking on the Wall and before rejoining the hectic world of Beijing.

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

Dear seanworc, We're happy to know you found our homemade local food simple and pleasing. Thank you for sharing your review and wishing you happy traveling, Jim Spear & The Schoolhouse Team More 

Woodside, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Food: 3/5. The dumplings were tasty but average. The shao bing (layered flat round bread) was tiny and unnecessarily so, as it does nothing to improve presentation or taste. Additionally, it didn't taste good. You can definitely find better shao bing at a street cart in Beijing. Portions are very small, so this place is good if you are on... More 

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

Dear Nancy S, My name is Jim Spear and I am a partner in The Schoolhouse. I am so sorry that you were not fully satisfied with your experience dining with us. Thank you for telling us about your opinion on the shao bing pancakes. Since most guests rave about these fusion pancakes served with pesto sauce made from basil... More 

Montreal, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Very welcoming environment. Beautiful scenery and decor. Greeted by the manager which is always very nice. Staff was helpful even if English is not their first language, they still found a way to accommodate us. Great club sandwich and possibly the best fries we've ever eaten...thick-cut steak fries. :-) Kids were so happy , the staff provided them with crayons... More 

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

Dear dt381, The Schoolhouse welcomes families with kids with open arms and we are just delighted to know that you enjoyed your ecperience here. I am also really glad to know how much you liked the club sandwich, made with real chicken, local bacon, a fresh egg, our own greens, homemade mayonnaise, and thick slices of rye. Happy travelling &... More 

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Address: 12 Mutianyu Village | Huairou District, Beijing 101405, China
Phone Number: 010-61626506
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing Region  >  Beijing>  > Huairou Scenic Resort
Average Prices: USD 6 - 30
Cuisine: International

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