Club Camp feels like has the homely feel of a comfortable living room, only much more spacious. Comfortable sofas, table clothes and curtains all lend a cosy atmosphere.
Warming red and refreshing green and blue colors are used on the floor and for the furniture. Some traditional Chinese furniture and a wooden screen, as well as bamboo, serve to bring on the Southwest Chinese atmosphere. The restaurant on the sixth floor has plenty of French glass windows to make it very bright during the day. The cuisine is the delicate Southwest Chinese food, which comprises Sichuan, Guizhou, and Yunnan cuisines. Yunnan cheese with ham, mushroom and fish, curry and lemongrass are some examples of local foods. For appetizer, order Dai ethnic minority assorted pickles and pork slices, which is spicy and crisp. You prepare Yi ethnic minority torch shrimp yourself by holding marinated shrimps wrapped in foil paper over fire on plates paved with salt. Diced chicken with pepper pieces and citronella is colorful and a good match with rice, which is free and served from a wooden bucket. Curry with egg is typically Southeast Asian style. And bean curd with vegetable soup is reasonably light, but innovative, with its balls of bean curd. Other specialties include butterfly fish, mountain treasures served in bamboo barrels (竹筒山珍), sour and spicy fish slices. Dishes are served in arty black pottery plates. Average spending is 80-100 yuan. There is a separate English menu. The restaurant is also a wine lounge, a teahouse and caf.
Location: Above CoCo Banana, 6/F, Bldg 8, Gongti Xilu, Chaoyang District
Opening hours: 11:30am-3:00pm, 6:30pm-11:00pm. Serves tea and coffee from 3-6:30pm
(Beijing Weekend January 17, 2008)