This 15th-century gate, also known as Zhengyangmen, was once part of the city walls that divided the ancient inner city from the outside...
Restored to resemble a late-Qing-dynasty street scene and wildly popular with domestic visitors, this ancient thoroughfare (once known...
Front Gate (Zhèngyáng Gate Arrow Tower)
Qiánmén Quánjùdé Roast Duck Restaurant
The most popular branch of Běijīng’s most famous destination for duck – check out the photos of everyone from Fidel Castro to Zhang...
3rd fl, 2 Qianmen Dajie, 前门步行街2号 · interesting places nearby
Capital M information
The terrace of this swish but relaxed restaurant, with its unfussy menu of Mediterranean favourites, offers fine views over Qiánmén Gate and Tiān’ānmén Sq. The weekday lunch menu is decent value (¥188). It’s down the first turning on the left at the beginning of Qiánmén Dajie; look for the ‘M’ hanging off the side of the building. Book ahead.
The menu ranges across France, Italy, Greece and north Africa. We like the tagines and Sicilian seafood stew, but the signature dishes of leg of lamb and suckling pig are equally as tasty. If you can't snaffle a table on the terrace, the large, light-filled dining room is almost as good a spot to enjoy your meal. There’s a weekend brunch deal with two/three courses for ¥248/288.