Shéng Yǒng Xìng

Peking Duck in Sānlǐtún & Cháoyáng

Set within a beautifully-styled second-floor dining room, this contemporary Chinese restaurant serves nigh-on perfect Peking duck, roasted at a higher temperature for a less oily bite. Upgrade to the fancy duck option and get gourmet flourishes like bronze shards of duck skin crowned with fish roe. Accompany your bird with a huge range of flawlessly executed Chinese favourites, from spicy Sìchuān stir-fries to crispy shrimp.

Prices are reasonable, especially when dining in a group, and the imported wine is a steal, with many bottles sub ¥200.