Located just below the lobby of Grand Hyatt Beijing, Noble Court is a traditional Cantonese restaurant that showcases live seafood, dim sum and a range of seasonal dishes that capture the delicate flavors of Chinese cuisine. The décor is inspired by a Chinese nobleman’s courtyard house and offers a tranquil setting for dining away from the bustle of Beijing. For group dining and entertaining (popular in China), Noble Court provides seven private dining rooms that can accommodate up to 20 guests.
The fine-dining restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner daily and come weekends features a special brunch where you can feast on an array of dim sum and other bite-sized delights (think steamed rice rolls with shrimp and chives or pan-fried chicken dumplings with ginger and leek). You’ll find dishes for every palate; the adventurous eater can enjoy stir-fried live geoduck with lettuce stems, braised donkey meat with Shan-Xi wine and braised Liao Ning sea cucumber with housemade bean curd and seasonal vegetables. Those who seek more familiar flavors, meanwhile, can order honey-roasted barbecue pork, gong bao chicken (a spicy staple with peanuts, ginger, garlic and chiles) and steamed eggplant with minced garlic.
Decked out with marble columns and wood latticework, the circular-shaped Beijing restaurant provides a traditional setting; tables are dressed in white tablecloths and are set with Narumi china. The waitstaff is well-trained and can helpfully explain dishes’ preparations to those unfamiliar with Chinese cuisine. The overall setting makes Noble Court a good place to enjoy Cantonese fare in Beijing.