Chinese New Year in London is always great fun. This year Chinese New Year takes place on a Saturday, so even more reason to mark the occasion! We’ve round-up the best restaurants in London to celebrate. Book quickly!
Hutong at The Shard is an experience like no other! Enjoy the beautiful views of the London skyline whilst tucking into some delicious Chinese dishes. I’d recommend their Red Lantern Crispy Soft Shell Crab, I’ve been dreaming about it ever since!
Hakkasan are celebrating the New Year by introducing the historical wishing tree tradition, collecting wishes from guests who visit any of its restaurants over the New Year period. Their Dim Sum is said to be up there with the best, so why not celebrate with a dish or two and a cup of sake?
Situated under the Clapham railway arches, Fu Manchu creates an atmosphere unique to any other, with mood lighting that bounces off the curved walls to make the restaurant feel other-worldy and magical. Why not stay a bit later for when the restaurant turns to live music and dancing to welcome in the Chinese New Year in style?!
Situated in the heart of Knightsbridge, Min Jing at the Royal Garden Hotel serves up the tastiest classic Chinese dishes in town. Claimed to be London’s most authentic Chinese restaurant, this is probably your best bet of finding true Chinese cuisine without venturing overseas!
Head Chef Peng has developed his own style, which is heavily influenced by the food of Taiwan, despite the name of the restaurant being Hunan. It doesn’t fully reflect the restaurants dishes, but was originally a tribute to the birthplace of Chef Peng’s mentor. Even so, you can still enjoy traditional and delicious dishes from Hunan province itself: double-cooked pork, home-made winddried meat, braised pork, and spicy aubergine, and many more. Why not sample their signature dish? It’s a hearty broth of minced pork, Chinese mushroom and ginger.
A modern dim sum restaurant in the centre of Shephard’s Bush, with new and modern twists and tastes on the menu, Shikumen offers a range of Chinese cuisine and creative cocktails to please the tastebuds. The dishes are a unique blend of East and West that gives you the best of both worlds.
Soho always has London’s best kept gems, and Duck & rice is definitely no exception! This skeletal restaurant has chosen an interior that feels steampunk-esque with copper and tanks galore, but also gives an atmosphere that combines a traditional pub with oriental influences. It’s explosion of themes echoes the blend of flavours on their menu, a real treat for date night!
BÅ LÃ ng is another restaurant that specialises in innovative dim sum, in addition to serving a traditional teahouse menu. The afternoon tea offers an array of rare and iced teas, served in beautiful, traditional cast iron teapots and accompanied by a range of delicate, oriental flavoured macaroons, served in a stylish venue amid sleek decor and deep mood lighting.