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TRB Hutong

No.23, Songzhu Temple, Shatan N St, Dongcheng Dist, Beijing 100009, China
+86 10 8400 2232
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (64 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (51 reviews)
“petit fours” (13 reviews)
Opens in 8 min
All hours
CUISINES
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££££
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
No.23, Songzhu Temple, Shatan N St, Dongcheng Dist, Beijing 100009, China
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

We joined some friends for a dinner party and were immediately impressed by the temple grounds and the intimate setting of the restaurant -- like much of Beijing, rich in history. The dining area was dimly-lit with pleasant ambiance. The team of servers were quite...More

Thank Thunderbird T
Temple Restaura... B, Evan Horsman, Director of Business Development at TRB Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Dear Thunderbird T, First of all the best wishes for 2017, and thank you for your recent patronage towards TRB! Thank you for sharing your review here on TripAdvisor, your kind words towards the culinary and service team has been shared, and they are all...More

Reviewed 27 December 2016

Dining in a refurbished temple...enough said! The restaurant was pretty hard to find so make sure you have good directions from the restaurant before you head out. It seems as though you are going through alleyways and then it's off to the side. But walking...More

1  Thank Athena1811
Temple Restaura... B, Evan Horsman, Director of Business Development at TRB Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2016

Dear Athena1811, Thank you for your recent visit towards TRB, it was a great pleasure to have you dining with us. your kind words towards the service and our culinary team has been shared and the entire team is thrilled to learn they made it...More

Reviewed 23 December 2016

We have an excellent lunch at the TRB in Beijing. The service is outstanding. The menu was extremely criative and food very, very good !! Never expected a restaurant at this level in Beijing !!More

1  Thank Roberto S
Temple Restaura... B, Evan Horsman, Director of Business Development at TRB Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

Dear Roberto S, Warm greetings from TRB and Merry Xmas! Thank you for your kind words and the time you have taken to leave us your 5 star review here on TripAdvisor! It was our great pleasure to have you with us, and I am...More

Reviewed 22 December 2016

Every time when I'm in Beijing I must visit TRB, the service by Sarah Benahmed was first class, the food is very well crafted and it was a very enjoyable and happy experience. The journey to get to the restaurant is a bit of mystery...More

Thank Lee L
Temple Restaura... B, Evan Horsman, Director of Business Development at TRB Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2016

Dear Lee L, Merry Christmas! Thank you for your recent visit to TRB, and appreciated the time what you have taken to leave us your kind words. Sarah and Franck are thrilled to learn you had a memorable experience with us. We are all looking...More

Reviewed 18 December 2016

We went for Sunday brunch...it's a little bit of a challenge to find, but the treasure is worth it! The temple grounds are impressive. That being said, it was cold and snowing, so we spent most of our time inside. The staff is really top-notch....More

1  Thank SteveFtW107
Temple Restaura... B, Evan Horsman, Director of Business Development at TRB Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2016

Dear SteveFtW107 Thank you for your kind words towards the culinary and service team, they are all delighted to hear that they made it a wonderfull brunch experience for you all. Your time for leaving us your review here on TripAdvisor is much appreciated and...More

Reviewed 16 December 2016

Poss one of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had. Amazing food, staff, ambience. Whatever I write couldnt do the restaurant and staff justice. YOU MUST GO!More

1  Thank robbiecdude
Temple Restaura... B, Evan Horsman, Director of Business Development at TRB Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

Dear robbiecdude, Wow, thrilled we are to learn that we made your visit to TRB a amazing one! Thank you for leaving us your 5 stars review, your comments has been much appreciated. It is always a great pleasure to hear we are going above...More

Reviewed 12 December 2016

Excellent European food with an impressive wine selection with attentive and generous service in a spectacular historic temple complex that has been restored in an authentic and respectful way. Will come again at my next visit.More

1  Thank GWS1961
Temple Restaura... B, Evan Horsman, Director of Business Development at TRB Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2016

Dear GWS1961, Warm greetings from Temple Restaurant Beijing! Thank you for taking your time to leave us your 5 star review here on TripAdvisor and highlighting us with Beijing tradition opens to the world! It has been a great pleasure to had you with us...More

Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

ate here for sunday brunch with the family. good service even though the staff kept dropping cutlery in the background. wine pairing was not that great, given the two of us had different dishes, though from the same course. was more of a course pairing...More

Thank kiwiawayMelbourne
Temple Restaura... B, Evan Horsman Director of Business Development at TRB Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2016

Dear kiwiawayMelbourne I am pleased to read your review about your recent experience in TRB, thank you for awarding us with 5 stars here on TripAdvisor. It is with regret to learn that the wine pairing was not that great, I have addressed this to...More

Reviewed 10 December 2016

The restaurant is very classy and the dishes were beautifully presented. The whole experince included the waiters presenting us the food at the table and adding hors d’oeuvres "on the house". The actual flavour of the food wasn't anything exciting and the portions were small....More

Thank Natalie W
Temple Restaura... B, Evan Horsman, Director of Business Development at TRB Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2016

Dear Natalie W Thank you for your recent visit to TRB and I am grateful to read your 5 star review here on TripAdvisor. Thank you for your kind words towards the presentation of the dishes the culinary team is delighted to learn about this....More

Reviewed 8 December 2016

Nice setting but the food was overpriced and quite bland. If you are visiting Beijing better to spend time discovering all the authentic Chinese delicacies!More

Thank Thomas G
Temple Restaura... B, Evan Horsman, Director of Business Development at TRB Hutong, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2016

Dear Thomas G, It is with much regret to have learned the unpleasant experience which you had with us, please accept my sincere apologies for the disappointment we have caused during your recent visit. 

 I would ask you wether you could give me the opportunity...More

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sarahocon18
24 July 2017|
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Response from Heena V | Reviewed this property |
Smart and smart casual
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travelerinva801
18 October 2016|
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Response from Nicolas B | Reviewed this property |
Réservation is certainly required! At least 8 days ahead of time.
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rubletx
8 August 2016|
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Response from Karen W | Reviewed this property |
Yes they had vegetarian options on the menu. They are very helpful and I am sure they would email the menu if you asked. They will also be happy to discuss any dietary requirements with you before you book or if in a hotel... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$75
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.23, Songzhu Temple, Shatan N St, Dongcheng Dist, Beijing 100009, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighbourhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: +86 10 8400 2232
  • E-mail
Description
TRB serves contemporary European cuisine and is committed to providing the highest levels of hospitality for our guests. In creating our dining space, the Australian architectural and design firm Hassell emphasized the clean, light filled and thoroughly modern lines of what was once a television factory producing the capital's first black and white TVs. The history of the TRB compound spans 600 years: it includes ancient halls of worship, factories constructed after the Communist takeover and slogans left over from the Cultural Revolution. Renovation began in 2008, focussed on preserving all the layers of history and keeping as much as possible of the original structures.
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