Years ending in “9″ seem to be the trend for M restaurant launches: Capital M, the third project by the team behind M at the Fringe in Hong Kong, opened in 1989, and M on the Bund in Shanghai, opened in 1999, is slated to formally open in Beijing on September 15. Bookings for the inaugural lunch will be taken from September 1.
Originally expected to open before last year’s Olympics, Capital M will, according to the company’s Web site, include a dining room, lounge, bar, and terrace. It further states that, “Capital M is located on #2 Qianmen Dajie, Beijing’s most celebrated shopping street for over 600 years,” and will offer views of Qianmen Gate, Tian’anmen Square, and the entrance to the Forbidden City. The focus will be on “modern European food.”
For more on M on the Bund, see this page.