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Capital M

Legendary restaurateur Michelle Garnaut brings her refined Continental–Mediterranean cuisine to the Chinese capital with Capital M, a 400-seat eatery that boasts unobstructed views of Tiananmen Square.
ADDRESS
3rd floor, No. 2 Qianmen Pedestrian Street, Beijing, China

The Overview

After decades of success with Hong Kong's M on the Fringe and Shanghai's M on the Bund, legendary restaurateur Michelle Garnaut brings her refined Continental–Mediterranean cuisine to the Chinese capital with Capital M. Located on the top floor of a modern gray-brick complex at the entrance of a recently pedestrianized Ming-era area, the 400-seat eatery boasts unobstructed views of Tiananmen Square. But diners will probably spend more time admiring the interiors.



Created by the team behind Garnaut's other eateries, the dining room recalls the Belle Époque: inlaid black-and-white floor tiles form geometric patterns allude to fin de siècle Viennese mansions, while terrazo bathroom walls lined with gold swirls allude to Art Nouveau. The masterpiece is a 50-meter Klimt-like hand-painted mural by artist Michael Cartwright that spans the length of one of the restaurant's walls. The menu lists classics such as suckling pig and the gravity-defying Pavlova—a nod to Garnaut's Aussie roots—as well as small plates perfect for sharing, like smørrebrød and a choice of Russian, French, English or Chinese afternoon teas.

Tel: +86 10 6702 2727

Website:
capital-m-beijing.com

 

Published on Sep 14, 2010

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