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“good and bad things” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Seasonal Tastes (The Westin Beijing Chaoyang)

Seasonal Tastes (The Westin Beijing Chaoyang)
7 North Dongsanhuan Road,Chaoyang District, Beijing 100027, China (Yansha)
010-59228880
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Ranked #682 of 9,466 Restaurants in Beijing
4.0 of 5 stars 18 Reviews
Price range: $32 - $73
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner
Neighborhood: Yansha
Description: Seasonal Tastes is our bright and lively all-day restaurant with a variety of cooking stations offering international fare. It is also home to our immensely popular Bubbalicious Sunday Brunch and Westin’s signature SuperFoodsRx™ breakfast.
Beijing, Beijing, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“good and bad things”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We've been to the bubbalicious brunch last sunday.
We got a great table next to the buffet, if you are not in the corridor, you should like the setup.
You can get as much champagne as you want, and it's a rather fair one (Moet et Chandon). Red wine from california (also free flow) was surprisingly good also.
Lamb shank was gooooood. Desserts buffet is one of the best i've seen (including haribo sweets).
Oysters were tasteless, not reacting at all to lemon (a good oyster should have a reaction when you pour lemon on its side, it means its still alive somehow). I saw the guy preparing the oysters, he washed all of them in the same basin.. You do not wash an open oyster, but just let the water out! And worse than that, not in the same basin.. if one is bad, the water will contaminate all the others.
Crab was OK, I enjoyed the flower crab quite much with wasabi mayonnaise. Sashimi cuts were not great (so so taste and cheewy cut) but hey the sea is not next door, so let's accept that.
Beef strip loin was well cooked, not very tender but reasonably tasty.

What was not OK is that out of the 8 adults 6 got sick on the next day... food poisoning. For info non-sick people seem to have skipped seafood (specially oysters/crabs). So you guys at Westin want to take a look at that... We can't be 100% sure it is related to Westin for sure, but the conicidence is rather high to suspect the brunch (I've not shared any other lunch dinner with these people before and after). That was quite a dissapointment...

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Westin_Chaoyang, Manager at Seasonal Tastes (The Westin Beijing Chaoyang), responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to let us know your feedback on our Bubbalicious Sunday Brunch. We're glad to know that you have enjoyed the buffet setup, the champagne and wine, the dessert station and other dishes. Your comments regarding the oyster and seafood has been forwarded to the culinary department, and please rest assured that the team will take trainings and actions to make sure the strict hygiene standard will be always followed and maintained.

We wish all the best to you and your friends, and look forward to welcoming you back again.

Kind regards,
Hotel management
The Westin Beijing Chaoyang
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Nanjing, China
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45 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Amazing brunch, and kids go well looked after too”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

I echo the other reviews. Amazing range of great food, with free flowing wine and champagne.
The kids are looked after, and the activities and staff kept them entertained all afternoon.
Highly recommend if you want a lazy Sunday afternoon in Beijing.

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Westin_Chaoyang, Manager at Seasonal Tastes (The Westin Beijing Chaoyang), responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing your Bubbalicious experience, we're glad to know that you had enjoyed a great time at our Sunday Brunch.

Rest assured that we will continue to elevate our services to ensure that your future visits remain memorable.

Best regards,
Management team,
The Westin Beijing Chaoyang
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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“Bubbalicious brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Went by myself and had a fabulous afternoon. My glass of Moët was never empty and there was lots of delicious food and of a surprising quality for buffet. Lots of ex pats and kids but relatively well behaved and well looked after by the staff.

Visited December 2012
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Westin_Chaoyang, Hotel Management at Seasonal Tastes (The Westin Beijing Chaoyang), responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Dear reviewer,

Thank you for sharing your Bubbalicious experience with our friends at tripadvisor.com and we are happy that you rated us so highly.

We will continue to elevate our services to ensure that your future visits remain memorable.

Be Well, Be Westin!
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“A breakfast buffet like no other I have seen in the world...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

A global mix of food.. Crowded breakfast -- but if you try to get a table closer to the windows, it does not feel as "full."

Visited October 2012
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Westin_Chaoyang, Hotel Management at Seasonal Tastes (The Westin Beijing Chaoyang), responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us at Seasonal Tastes and we will continue to elevate our services to ensure that your future visits remain memorable.

Thank you again and the team and I look forward in being of service again in the future.

Be Well, Be Westin!
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Beijing, China
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“The Best Brunch in Beijing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

The Sunday brunch Bubblalicious, at Seasonal Tastes is phenomenal. The variety is amazing, as is the quality.

The cuisine will satisfy the most finicky of palates. Fresh seafood, sushi, sashimi, Asian, and Indian, are a few examples of the food served here.

Expect a 2-3 hour endeavor accompanied by live jazz music. We dine here for Sunday brunch once every 2 months or so- and it is worth the splurge! If you have visitors it is a splendid way to spend an afternoon.

The free flow champagne is the best part-they use Moet & Chandon. They also serve freshly squeezed juices, and a small variety of cocktails and digestifs. Their coffee is excellent. Expect to pay around $70.00 USD per person with the free flow of drinks.

The dessert selection is the largest I have ever seen, and it will definitely bring out the kid in you!

Reservations are a must and during holidays (Mother's Day e.g.) they fill quickly and early.

Bring your appetite & enjoy!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Westin_Chaoyang, Hotel Management at Seasonal Tastes (The Westin Beijing Chaoyang), responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing your Bubbalicious experience with us and we are truly humbled having been rewarded with a satisfaction score. Rest assured that we will continue to elevate our services to ensure that your future visits remain memorable.

We look forward in being of service again in the future.

Be Well, Be Westin!
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