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Wed, 12/2
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Sponsored by: TRB Forbidden City

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Top View
1. Top View
"truly special in that it has a magnificent view of the forbidden city"
Nadia T
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2. Fine Dining
2. Fine Dining
"On a par with London Michelin star restaurants."
Tony201020
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3. TRB Hospitality
3. TRB Hospitality
"probably got the best service in China and in the whole asia"
Emilio L
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About
Described as one of Beijing's most iconic locations with stunning views of the Forbidden City,the venue has long captivated to emotions of its guests. Located in a building alongside the former Imperial palace's eastern moat, the place has been transformed to create a two-storey experience that is unmistakably Beijing. While the menu has French cuisine in its DNA, the Modern European approach with inventive and harmonious adaptations to local ingredients is what we aim to deliver and hope to be remembered for Lunch and Dinner served from Monday till Sunday, with Brunch on week-end.
PRICE RANGE
$76 - $106
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
European, Contemporary, Caucasian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Jazz Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for the Saturday brunch and enjoyed the selection (many appetizers and 'brunchy' items, then we chose a main entree and a dessert. Everything was presented so nicely and as it was our anniversary, we got a special heart shaped cake for dessert, too!...Lovely service as expected from the TRB group. Next time, we will request the bay-window table which had a great view of the Forbidden City tower, wall and moat. (We didn't know there was an upstairs, but the view might be better from there, too). They were very accommodating with my food allergies, too.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

TRB Forbidden City is a definite place to visit when in Beijing, China! World class food and customer service! Coming to this restaurant has definitely been one of my highlights in the past 2 years that I’ve lived and worked in China. A special world...of thanks to Peter, our waiter for his excellent service and his attention to details. Will definitely come back. Definite value for money.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a good time at TRB Forbidden City celebrating our anniversary. Food was good , we loved talking with out server Ash, She's attentive and professional about the wine and knowledgeble about the food. Over all a great experience for a Saturday afternoon~ would...definitely recommend anyone looking for a nice brunch with a view! free flow champignon was unbeatable!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 19, 2020 via mobile

Visited for brunch yesterday. Had the pleasure of meeting some strong staff in Tina, the very unassuming manager, Angelina and Peter. Dishes as good as always, especially the starters. Consistently good. But looking forward to the new menu.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 10, 2020

Very good restaurant, excellent environment and top class taste, nice service by Angelina! Will recommend to my friends.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 6, 2020

This is the first birthday since we married, I chose my old friend- TRB Forbidden City as my opinion and of course it didn’t let me down. Peter gave us a lot of surprise, even for the babe! We had a beautiful afternoon.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 6, 2020 via mobile

On August 22nd, after 7 months being away from Beijing, I went back to TRB Hutong to see my security friends, then I met David, Louis, Jessie & Sunny unexpectedly. I congratulated Sunny to her wedding. Finally, we happily had reunion photos together.😄 The next...day, I went to TRB Forbidden City & brought wedding card and gift to Sunny. Sunny asked me whether I had dinner or not. I replied no. Even though the restaurant was busy that night, I stayed for dinner. Sunny & Ash served me dinner by turns. Cherry also came and said Hi to me. Everyone was very happy to see me again!😁 The environment, food, & services are still outstanding. I had 2 favourite dishes. One was a special avocado dish which had seaweeds and sesame seeds on the top. The other was the awarded sweet rice dessert.😋 After dinner, I was talking to Ann & Angelina on the 2nd floor dining area. Angelina & I had an extremely funny conversation about her previous colleague who is also a good friend of mine. Angelina imitated the way he talked, the way he pushed his eye glasses plus his facial expressions. Man, I totally laughed my ass off.🤣 It was pouring rain that night. Sunny told me there were tables outside which had to be moved inside to get ready for Chinese Valentine's Day. Everyone else was busy with other tasks, so I helped Sunny to move all 6 tables from outside to inside of the restaurant then everyone could get off work earlier. It was an unforgettable night! Love you all, lots of kisses💋💋💋💋💋More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed September 5, 2020 via mobile

TRB Forbidden City is open!! After nearly 6 months of sequestered renovations and preparing, this amazing restaurant is back and serving up a unique blend of French and Asian cuisines. Always a wonderful place for a special occasion. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 30, 2020 via mobile

We attended brunch with a group of friends. The view is very pretty and the service was seamless. The food was very haute cuisine but still delicious. It was a very nice experience.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 5, 2020

My husband and I visited TRB Forbidden City to celebrate our anniversary and Valerie was our server. All the dishes were delicious, and we also enjoyed the wine pairings. The team went above and beyond to ensure that we enjoyed the celebration, including an anniversary...cake at the end of the meal. I only wish that there were more windows to enjoy the gorgeous sunset and views of the Forbidden City, but I would highly recommend coming to this restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Leah S
October 21, 2019|
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Response from 11czarinac | Reviewed this property |
I suggest around 3 hours so you can leisurely go through the whole experience.
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kiwijokers
September 24, 2019|
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Response from medaka | Reviewed this property |
Meal only 200$ per person. Wines are expected here. So total will depends on what you order
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Melinda R
May 5, 2018|
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Response from 100rob | Reviewed this property |
I am afraid I don’t know that as we just had lunch. It could quite happily have been a menu that would have satisfied my dinner requirements as well. It is a very sophisticated professional outfit.
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