Beijing Restaurant Horsell
This popular Chinese restaurant has stood proudly among a parade of attractive independent shops in the pretty village of Horsell for the past 13 years. The restaurant has been under new management since 2015. The team has maintained the menu’s traditional charm, but has introduced several improvements; expect new chefs, more homemade items and not a pinch of MSG in sight.
The space is divided into three sections, including a private dining facility for 20 to 40 people, ideal for business functions, special birthdays and other celebrations. Booking is essential for private dining. With well-spaced tables, sound-absorbing carpet and smart white linen tablecloths and napkins, Beijing Restaurant seamlessly walks the line between elegance and informality.
From Sunday to Thursday, you can opt for an amazing-value fixed-price set menu, which boasts a diverse selection of dishes to choose from. With such an attractively priced feast on offer, you can easily afford to add a few drinks and a dessert to your meal without breaking the bank. This venue is perfect for gathering friends or family and the food lends itself perfectly to sharing if you’re a fan of social dining. On Friday and Saturday, the à la carte menu takes diners on a culinary adventure, offering a wide range of enticing options at attractive prices.
For starters, we chose shredded seaweed, homemade vegetarian spring rolls, spiced salt and chilli aubergine, and sesame prawns on toast. When it comes to main courses, we were informed that the kung po prawns and the crispy chilli beef are both popular choices. Having seen the sizzling prawns delivered to another table, my partner couldn’t resist – they proved unbeatable in his eyes. I opted for the tofu with cashew nuts and the yu shang aubergine; the latter was spicy and rich, while the yellow bean sauce accompanying the tofu was milder and the cashew nuts added an enhancing crunch. Accompaniments were simple and classic boiled rice and plain noodles, but there were abundant alternatives. A comprehensive wine list complements the menu, along with the mighty Tsingtao beer. With ample on-street parking just outside the restaurant, we would highly recommend that you give Beijing Restaurant a try.