Where to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year

Where to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year
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With the Chinese Lunar New Year just around the corner, it’s time to start planning how you will celebrate. We’ve narrowed down some of the best spots in the City to get your fix of amazing food.

Chinese Cricket Club

Located within Hyatt Regency London Blackfriars this sophisticated and classy spot is sure to impress with ease. Influenced by the best flavours across China, Chinese Cricket Club’s unique and exotic menu celebrates Chinese cuisine through traditional techniques.

From February 7th to February 11th, diners will be treated to a feast embodying the best authentic flavours found across China, whilst utilising traditional techniques and high quality ingredients to enhance the experience. The sharing menu, specially curated by head chef Tony Truong, costs from £128 per head, to be shared between a minimum of four diners.

Kick off the celebrations with appetisers to share, featuring a Prosperity Salad with tuna, salmon & yellowtail and Traditional Peking Duck. Standout main courses include Steamed Whole Seabass with spring onion & ginger and Roasted BBQ Pork with Jellyfish. Complimentary dessert and fruit platter are available for early birds who book and pay a £200 deposit by 31st Jan.

New Chinese Restaurant | Central London | Chinese Cricket Club
19 New Bridge St EC4V 6DB

Ping Pong

Soaring into Chinese New Year, Ping Pong Restaurant group has created a
range of special menu items to celebrate Chinese New Year 2024, the Year of the Dragon. The Year of the Dragon is one of the most auspicious years in the Chinese calendar and Ping Pong restaurant group have created a variety of special dishes and an exciting cocktail in partnership with VIVIR Tequila to mark the occasion. The special dishes will be available from Tuesday 6 February until Monday 5 March, with Chinese New Year falling on Saturday 10 February. One to try!


We couldn’t put together this list of amazing restaurants in the City to visit for the Chinese Lunar New Year and not include Yauatcha. This is one of our favourite spots in the City for exceedingly good food. Not only does this spot deliver on fantastic service but the swanky vibes are also top-tier.

To celebrate Chinese New Year 2024 and the Year of the Dragon, Yauatcha City will introduce a new limited edition menu with a cocktail in partnership with Tanqueray No.TEN, available from 30th January to 25th February, 2024.

Highlights from the menu include, the Alaskan King Crab in kam heong sauce with Taro and dried shrimp, and the Stir-fried Surrey Angus rib eye beef. The menu is available for £98 per person for a minimum of two people, with all dishes available to order a la carte. Be sure to try the fantastic cocktails.

1 Broadgate Circle EC2M 2QS

Mei Ume

Available for lunch and dinner from February 5 to 24, 2024, Chef Peter Ho has prepared a multi-course feasting menu that showcases traditional and auspicious dishes eaten at the reunion dinner on Chinese New Year.

Those celebrating at Mei Ume for dinner on February 10 and 17 be treated to live cultural performances, including a mesmerizing Chinese Lion Dance and an authentic Chinese dance performance featuring beautiful costumes inspired by the traditional Miao and vibrant red QiPao styles, as well as Chinese fans, umbrellas and Yao long drums.

The Chinese New Year feasting menu will be available at Mei Ume from February 5 to 24, 2024, and priced at £188 per person.

10 Trinity Square EC3N 4AJ
City of London Chinese and Japanese Restaurant – Mei Ume

Bun House Lunar Afternoon Tea at Pan Pacific London

Toast to fruitful new beginnings with a brand-new afternoon tea at Pan Pacific London in collaboration with acclaimed Cantonese Bun House. From 8th February, enjoy a stunning selection of sweet and savoury buns curated especially by Executive Pastry Chef Francesco Mannino and Bun House’s Co-Founder and Chef Z He – from the signature lamb and bamboo shoot through to Mandarin filled with custard (symbolising good luck in Chinese cultures) and a black chocolate bun. There’s also two sui mai baskets and an array picture-perfect patisserie. The collection is priced at £68pp and available 12.30pm to 4pm, seven days a week.

80 Houndsditch EC3A 7AB

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