Ultramodern Dàdǒng sells itself on being the only restaurant that serves Peking duck with all the flavour of the classic imperial dish, but none of the fat – the leanest roast duck in the capital. For some it’s hideously overpriced and far from authentic. For others it’s the best roast duck restaurant in China.
There are nine branches in Běijīng, but this is one of the most memorable with its swish decor. Note, it's not the roast duck that will necessarily break the bank; it's the other dishes, delicious though they are. You'll pay ¥102, for example, for a medium portion of sauteed bean sprouts. Order wisely.