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Morel's Restaurant & Cafe

$$ - $$$
Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
Belgian, French, European
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ChaoYang District GongTi North Road 5 Building 1 Unit, Beijing, China
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+86 10 6416 8802
11:00 - 01:00
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London, UK
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177 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Is this the best restaurant in Beijing - no. Was this a fabulous meal after days of Peking duck and noodles - absolutely. Steak and chips, followed by a huge waffle and washed down with some fruit beer - hit the spot. Service was fine. Perhaps would not stand out so much in Brussels, but really made my evening!

Thank callmedave
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Annoyingly, I only discovered this restaurant the day before I left Beijing; otherwise I would have visited frequently. After a fortnight of delicious but exclusively Chinese meals, finding Morel's was a relief and a delight. I had Steak/Frites and my companion had sole with potato cones; both were superb. The only drawback was that we had to work in the... More 

Thank Bannatynescott
Shanghai, China
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I used to go to Morels for great food and a wonderful environment, and so after a few years without a visit I thought it would be a good chance for a visit. I was sorely disappointed. Poor service including asking for 5 rmb for bread. We had to chase the staff to take our orders... The place has become... More 

Thank sman_sh
Beijing, China
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

In 12.5 years of time in Beijing, Morel's has the distinction of being a place where despite untold number of visits I have never had a disappointing meal. Their steaks are always cooked to perfection as ordered and their bucket of mussels in Beijing is legendary. There may be places with fancier decor, or presentation, but I'm hard-pressed to name... More 

Thank Glenn A
Beijing, China
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

Used to be one of the best places in Beijing to get a steak - now its has been one disappointment after another. I'm not sure if it is the beef itself, or if stays frozen for too long, but the steaks recently have left a poor taste in my mouth. 8 years ago they used to be the only... More 

Thank SuperjudgeCHINA
San Francisco, California
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201 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Had the 98¥ 3 course lunch. Also included 1 glass of house wine, draft beer, or soft drink. To finish, coffee or tea. This represents very good value in my opinion. The food was a bit of a throw back in time as is the decor. I started with ham stuffed with Russian salad that was plated with an abundance... More 

Thank upstairsforthinking
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

I read some review about this place, and I decide to try it. Big mistake! Never back here again! Spaghetti bolognese taste very bad...the acidity of the tomato sauce it was too high....the other dish( I forget the name) was looking as soup with kitchen but far away to be good. Please avoid to go in morel. Even the service... More 

Thank Bixent1982
Ningbo, China
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Our family went to Morel's on our last day in Beijing, having had excellent Chinese food, but (as we live in China), wanting to try something foreign, but different. We didn't have high expectations--we just wanted some novelty--but we were all very impressed with the quality and service. The salads in particular were excellent, (and I'm picky about salads); the... More 

Thank Mary W
Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Morel's around for so many years and still has the best Mussles in town, also the crevettes are worth a trip to the small but nice restaurant.

Thank dh1313fr
Shanghai Region, China
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91 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

I thought entering a country side restaurant in Belgium a couple of decades ago when coming to Morel. Must say, the food is good. We had steak tartare, mussels, black pudding, etc and all delivered. Food is surprisingly authentic and service is ok.

Thank 19261977

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ChaoYang District GongTi North Road 5 Building 1 Unit, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
  • Neighbourhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
  • Phone Number: +86 10 6416 8802

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?