Press Room

Welcome to the press room of China Restaurant Week Winner. Please find our latest press releases below, as well as general info and facts and figures.

Please contact the marketing team of China Restaurant Week Winnes' for more relevant media issues:

Summer Ms XU

+86 21 3107 6109

summer@diningcity.asia

Press releases

Press release 2016 September - EN

Press release 2015 March - CN

Press release 2014 September - EN

Press release 2014 September - CN

Press release 2014 March - EN

Press release 2014 March - CN

Press package

Please feel free to download our press package, which includes a fact sheet, our high res logo and image, all of which are free to use for any publications about China Restaurant Week. Download

Fact sheet

1. The Concept

The concept of “China Restaurant Week ” is inspired by “New York Restaurant Week”. In 1998, the New York State Division of Tourism was entitled as one of the first launchers of restaurant week to promote local catering industry to the tourists from all around the world. And then this activity was extended to places such as Europe, South America and Singapore. And the targeting consumer group is also expanded to all the foodies from merely tourists.

China Restaurant Week is held in several cities every March & September. This time, this activity will be held in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou, and Hangzhou at the same time. 

This year, more functions will be employed by the DiningCity APP which is always keeping up with the trend of life service industry to provide more convenient services for users. Users could check their bookings through DiningCity or the APP. If there are available seats in the restaurants on users’ wish list, a warm reminder will prompt. Hence, users could make reservations in time. The exclusive concept-“Off-peak” is promoted by the APP: a corresponding discount will be given if you enjoy the meal during off-peak hours. This is a win-win strategy for both restaurants and users.  In addition, China Restaurant Week will also be launched in the APP.

As the sponsor of China Restaurant Week for continuous 9 times, one of the world top online guide DiningCity has accumulated a great popularity in China and become the indicator of the dining industry. This activity also attracts the attendance of many famous media such as Whenever and the substantial support of well-known brands including S.Pellegrino.

DiningCity, together with Citibank, will hold the 10th China Restaurant Week from the 23th of March to 9th of Apr. This is the second time they cooperate with each other to establish this grand occasion. Approximately 400 top restaurants are going to attend this activity and an incomparable feast of taste will be presented. 

Restaurant Week is a culinary event that takes place worldwide and is all about fine dining at the best for less. During Restaurant Week you have the chance to dine at top restaurants for a discounted set menu-price. But mind you, the number of tables is limited. This means you will need to make sure to make your reservation in time! 

Pre-book to enjoy the premium packages of at least 3 dedicated courses from top restaurants with a surprising price from RMB 68 for lunch, and RMB 108 for dinner. Enjoy top-level delicacies with an acceptable price. The official booking website (http://www.restaurantweek.cn) will be initiated at 10 a.m. of March 22th. You could also download our APP, namely, DiningCity, to start your food tour!

2. Important dates

  • wednesday 22 March 2017, 10am: opening online booking system for general public
  • Thursday 23 March 2017: start Restaurant Week  China Spring 2017
  • Sunday 9 Apr 2017: end Restaurant Week  China Spring 2017

TIP! Did you know that VIP members are granted priority access to our booking system? You can become a VIP member for Restaurant Week China by sign up DiningCity Membership.

3. Booking system

On 22th March 2017, 10am, sharp the real-time booking system will open on www.restaurantweek.cn. Here you can browse the special menus of the participating restaurants and decide which restaurant you want to book. 

IMPORTANT: you unfortunately cannot book by calling the restaurant directly – only bookings made through our booking system are valid. You will receive a confirmation of your booking on the email address and mobile number provided, and all the reservations can be checked in your own DiningCity membership account as well, all you need to do is telling the name to restaurant when you go, then they can find out all the information in the system easily.

4. Awards

We will celebrate the end of Restaurant Week Spring  Edition 2017 by handing out several awards and certificates of excellence to outstanding restaurants and host Restaurant Week Winner Edition only for winning restaurants. Both guests and critics are involved in rating the restaurants for these.

5. Social Media

To stay up-to-date in the run up to Restaurant Week Spring 2016, like us on Facebook and follow us on WeChat and Weibo:

WeChat: 

DiningCity_china

DiningCity_Beijing

DiningCity_Guangzhou

DiningCity_Shenzhen

Facebook: 

Shanghai: www.facebook.com/DiningCityShanghai

Beijing: www.facebook.com/DiningCity.Beijing

Guangzhou: www.facebook.com/DiningCityGuangzhou

Shenzhen: www.facebook.com/DiningCityShenzhen

Weibo: 

Shanghai: http://weibo.com/diningcity

Beijing: http://weibo.com/diningcitybeijing

Guangzhou: http://weibo.com/diningcityguangzhou

Shenzhen: http://weibo.com/diningcityshenzhen

6. Organization

Diningcity.cn is an online bilingual guide especially for high-end dining. In 2007, it was established in Singapore which is their first stop in Asia. Later, official website was launched in HK and Mainland China in 2008 and 2009 respectively. Consumers could input the keyword such as price, cuisine and location to search their favorite restaurant in DiningCity.cn. A real-time reservation could be made online. The bilingual contents, the 360° virtual reality image, menu, detailed introduction with pictures and text, and consumer comments will be provided on each individual restaurant page to enable the customers a comprehensive mastery of the restaurant quality. Customers could conveniently select the proper restaurants according to their mood and preferred tastes at any time without going outside. DiniCity now possesses more than 25,000 selected restaurants as their members all around the world. In China, there are over 350 top ones.

Restaurant Week China is being organized by DiningCity China. DiningCity is the leading international restaurant guide with a clutter-free database of more than 25,000 carefully selected restaurants across the globe. After successfully launching DiningCity in The Netherlands, countries in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia, China followed in 2010. DiningCity China currently hosts 350+ restaurants. Visit your online dining guide at www.diningcity.cn.

7. Presenting Partner - Citibank (China) Credit Card

Citibank, the largest credit card issuer in the world, issued its first sole-branded credit cards in China on 19th Sep. 2012. 

Citibank sole-branded credit cards have five cards and include two categories - Premier Miles and Rewards that cater to consumers’ different spending needs and spending preferences. The cards offer a wide range of benefits designed to meet the choices of customers.  

Cardholders of Rewards Card can choose freely among three lifestyle segments: Fashionista, Homemaker or Yuppie, to enjoy the preferential return on earning three times points all year round from everyday spending. Cardholders of Premier Miles Card will have the widest range of redemption choices of over 50 airlines, access to over 600 airport lounge worldwide six times per year, and will also have the flexibility of transferring miles to friends and family. 

Currently, Citibank officially issues three types of debit cards including Blue Card, Gold Card and Diamond Card and three varieties of credit cards, namely, ULTIMA Card, Rewards Card and PremierMiles Card.

  • Citibank Debit Card:  Citibank (China) Debit Card is acceptable by ATM under China UnionPay network where you could withdraw cash or check balance without commission charge all around the world.
  • ULTIMA Card: Customized card for high net worth affluent individuals based on their requirement. Invitation will be sent to the targeting consumers. ULTIMA provided confidential, noble and incomparable reward tour to each individual. The premium benefits are as follows: the annual mileage reward, business class discount in the first year, international airport reward, golf reward and selected flavours in premium hotels, etc. Meanwhile, Citibank will provide a private consultant t each ULTMA holder. These consultants have rich and professional experience who will assist the customers with the arrangement of commerce, tour, life and other aspects at any time.
  • Citibank PremierMiles Card-the best choice of business travellers: Earn Citi Miles faster that never expires! Complimentary access to over 800 airport worldwide and domestic railway VIP lounges (new); redeem miles from over 80 airlines worldwide; domestic airport pick-up discount; free commission charge for non-dollar currencies; traveling insurance with high limit. A 15,000 Citi Miles will be given if the credit card is successfully applied now, which could be converted into the return ticket between Shanghai and Taipei.
  • Citibank Rewards Card – the best choice of dining & shopping: Enjoy 5X rewards on dining, 3X rewards on shopping; enjoy 6X rewards on dining and shipping during your birthday month; valid for a lifetime. Points could be converted into gifts, air miles and cash coupon. In addition, holders could consume by points in thousands of branded stores all around China. 

Note* 1. All the commission charge for overseas ATM withdrawal/checking will be free since today till 31st of December, 2016.(Not applicable for Citibank basic account) See the reminder while withdrawing for more details. 2. Miles and points in Rewards Card and PremierMiles Card will never expire.

8. Contact

DiningCity China is based in Shanghai:

Address: 3F, Building B, No. 33, Lane 672,Chang Le Road (near Fu Min Road),200040, Jing' an District, Shanghai

Please contact the marketing team of China Restaurant Week for more relevant media issues:

Summer Ms XU

+86 21 3107 6109

summer@diningcity.asia