Peking Duck in Temple of Heaven Park & Dongcheng South

Biànyífāng claims to be the original Peking duck restaurant – it cites a heritage that dates back to the reign of the Qing emperor Xianfeng. The birds here are roasted in the mènlú style (in a closed oven, as opposed to a half-open one where the duck hangs to cook) and the meat is nice and tender.

A half bird is ¥108 (trimmings are extra) a good deal in Běijīng now – and the menu also offers duck liver, heart and feet dishes. In fact, just about any part of the duck that is edible is available here. It’s rather less touristy than the other duck options in the area.