Come dine with us in the Lodge

The Lodge is our cafe, den, & bar. The intimate heart of Brickyard Retreat, it's a repurposed original building with magnificent temple roof, open from 07:00 to 24:00 daily with last call for kitchen service at 21:30. Seating is indoors or outside on our terrace in the main courtyard, views by day and softly lit by night. Complimentary fresh ground Yunnan coffee and teas with homemade cookies are offered in the afternoon.

Lodging guests are our priority for dining. We do welcome visitors who come to have a meal during a day trip to Mutianyu on a space available basis. Prior reservations confirmed by email are needed to ensure your table but if you’re in the area and have a hankering for real, honest food made and served with love, give us a call on 6162-6506 and we will do our best to host you.

Comfort foods from China and around the world

Our a la carte menus are friendly to vegetarians, vegans, celiacs and people with various food preferences and requirements. If you don’t see it, just ask us and our guest-centered team will do our best to accommodate. Our wines are carefully selected to offer affordable quality. Please click on an image below to see our current menus.



Dining with us is like a time warp back to the values of the good country people who settled this corner of rural China. We’re especially proud of our “China in a Bowl” dishes such as stewed pork with local chestnut that capture the essence of traditional Chinese dishes. Many guests have raved over the loaded nachos and the mammoth patty melt burger. Steaks and fresh local trout are always on hand as well. Our ice creams, like all of our dishes, are made from pure, wholesome ingredients from scratch without any additives or colorings. Perhaps try a thick, frothy milkshake served in a tall mixer cup?

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Experience special meals at Mutianyu Great Wall

Take away memories for a lifetime from your stay at the Brickyard. We cater romantic experiences such as our over-the-top Champagne Forest Picnic. Ask for a noodle-making class and then try the noodles with traditional sauces and condiments. Bring one of our yummy Pack Lunches with you when you traipse the Wall. If you’d like to try exactly the dishes our neighbors enjoy let us direct you to nearby restaurants owned by locals or set up a meal inside a villager’s home. Use your own imagination and we will do our best to make it come true. All of these experiences need to be pre-arranged so please contact us before your stay. Our guest relations team can get you information and make it happen for you.

Special Meals

Brickyard Retreat’s dining options also include a full range of banquet experiences for 12 to 120 guests, from the First Lady Lunch we served to Michelle Obama to local festival feasts to Chinese favorites to barbecues and more. Please see Events to learn how we can help you host a memorable group occasion at Mutianyu Great Wall.