Duck de Chine

Top choice peking duck in Forbidden City & Dongcheng Central

Beijing's most refined destination for duck, where perfectly bronzed birds are announced to the dining room by the chiming of a gong. Maybe it's the 30-year-old jujube wood in the ovens, or the house-made duck sauce using medicinal herbs, but the duck here is as good as it gets.

Dining at Duck de Chine is an expensive treat, especially if you order from the attached Bollinger bar, but the lunchtime dim sum menu is great value for the quality.