How many restaurants can boast direct views of Tiananmen Square and Mao's Mausoleum? Capital M can, and its terrace is one of Beijing's best places for alfresco drinks. The restaurant serves continental European fare from a menu that changes seasonally. At dinner, locals and expats tuck into starters like prawns, scallops and clams in a lemon-ginger broth before moving on to crispy suckling pig. Finish up with their divine passionfruit pavlova. Afternoon tea on the terrace is perfect after a visit to Tiananmen Square.