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“Good Steaks” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Morel's Restaurant & Cafe

Morel's Restaurant & Cafe
ChaoYang District GongTi North Road 5 Building 1 Unit, Beijing, China (Beijing Workers' Sports Complex)
010-64168802
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Ranked #646 of 9,425 restaurants in Beijing
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Tampa, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good Steaks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

The food was good, service acceptable, excellent value, decor could use some updating.

Visited December 2011
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Beijing, China
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Not what it used to be”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

I have been there many times over the years.
I still enjoy it but it is not what it used to be.
Staff is now the usual unpleasant, careless kind that you find in Beijing, and the food is losing its freshness and appeal.
Success might have come too easily.
I will still go, but less often, and if it doesn't get back to better standards, I will drop it.
Too bad, as it was almost the only place to enjoy French (Belgian) "home style food", and not the pretentious, arrogant, so called "creative" dishes that most self proclaimed French restaurants serve.
Come on, come back!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Islamabad, Pakistan
1 review
“rude staff, under cooked food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

I was there today for waffles, recommended by reviewers online. The hostess was very rude and kept asking us to order alcohol, even though we didnt want to. The waffles were all squishy and in the middle the owner, probably morel started fighting with the hostess why she didnt sit us down near the phones (noisy area). When we were done the hostess practically threw a piece of paper on one of our plates, which turned out to be the bill.

a bad memory in china

  • Visited February 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Guilin, China
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Potverdekke, it's great to be a Belgian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

If you are in the need of good Western Food and Belgian specialties like Beer, Waterzooi and a perfect Steak with Belgian Fries and Mayonnaise. Morel's Beijing is the perfect place.

Unlike other, sometimes more expensive, restaurants, all the personnel speaks good English and give a perfect service.

The have 2 restaurants in Beijing, but make sure to book a table before. It's sometimes full, and people like to stay there long after dinner, to enjoy the atmosphere of the restaurant.

Enjoy!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Belgian restaurant with reasonable pricing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

Decor is modest but food is pretty good. It is located at the Gongti Bei Lu (Worker Stadium North Street) and a walking distance from both the Swisotel and the Asia Hotel. A good breakaway from Chinese fare if you so desire.

Visited September 2011
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