Definitely an expat hub! This place offers the best European pub food you could ask for at decent prices. I love that they always have a rugby match--or some sporting event--playing. Their brunch menu is fantastic. I recommend the lox and cream cheese bagel meal deal, which comes with unlimited refills of their smoothly blended coffee. The pub has a rowdy "old boy" atmosphere but if you skip the high traffic hours you can have a very relaxing meal here. Really the only downside to The Den is their slow, rather unfriendly service. It's too bad because the food and the ambiance certainly deserves five stars!
We regularly frequent this place for a lazy breakfast whilst the kids play or a value lunch.
Paul has recently started selling doughnuts (which his team make fresh each day). A very small price tag of 5rmb for a delicious moist, sugary treat. Best way to enjoy is to heat a cinnamon sugar coated doughnut in the microwave for 20 seconds...AMAZING!!!!
I've been meaning to try The Taco Bar for months and finally made it there on Tuesday night. It was well worth it! Great lively and casual atmosphere, delicious food (I got the trio of pork, fish and beef taco), and thirsty drinks (tried the ginger beer margarita mix). Can't wait to try more off the menu (the funnel cake in particular is looking good).
My first visit to Julie's (and haircut in Beijing peiod) and would definitely go again. My haircut on this occasion was a simple trim and blow dry and I received no-nonsense, competent, and friendly service by Julie and the team. Very easy to communicate and flexible too, as I arrived without making an appointment.