In & Out

Yunnan in Sānlǐtún & Cháoyáng

This fashionable, but laid-back and friendly restaurant specialises in the many cuisines of the ethnic minority groups in southwestern Yúnnán province. The flavours are authentic and, given its popularity, the prices are surprisingly reasonable, unless you go for the mushroom dishes (Yúnnán mushrooms are prized across Asia). Try the classic Over the Bridge Noodles (¥45), the excellent Dongba beef ribs (¥56) or golden roast tilapia glistening with chilli and lemongrass (¥58).

There's a good choice of Yúnnán beers and local rice wines. It's worth booking ahead, especially if you're in a group.