Chinese New Year falls on 5th February this year, marking the Year of the Pig – a time for good fortune, wealth and romance, according to Chinese astrology. If you want to join in the fun, you can enjoy special menus at these top Chinese restaurants or head to the West End on 10th February for lion dancing, music, and the Chinese New Year parade.
At Hutong, you can enjoy a nine-dish Chinese New Year feast and stunning views of the city skyline from level 33 of The Shard. Stand-out dishes include deep-fried Dover sole with fresh chilli and lychee and a slow-cooked lamb rack with cumin, Sichuan peppercorns and seaweed salad. If you’re in the mood for a cocktail, we can highly recommend their signature ‘Comfortably Numb’ – a tongue-tingling blend of vanilla vodka, lychee liqueur, chilli, Sichuan pepper, honey and lime.
Opulence and live entertainment awaits at the ultra-glam Park Chinois in Mayfair. From 4-10th February, diners can enjoy bespoke dishes, one-off cocktails, lion dancing and Chinese drumming. Executive chef Lee Che Liang and his team will be serving dishes designed to bring good fortune, including spiced roast suckling pig, crispy chicken with mango and lemon sauce, and sweet piggy baos for dessert.Continue Reading