Best Places to Celebrate Chinese New Year

2022 marks the Chinese Year of the Tiger so for the upcoming Chinese New Year Urbanologie has brought you the best places to celebrate in style.

A Wong 

Chef Andrew Wong of two Michelin starred A.Wong in Pimlico has created a new “Evening Menu” to honour the incredible history and cultural pastime of ancient imperial banqueting. This new menu coincides with the beginning of Chinese New Year 2022 and each course allows diners to experience Chinese cuisine the way it is best celebrated, by sharing multiple dishes and enjoying them as a collection. Sample dishes include seared black lamb with chilli and peanuts and cod cheek with fermented chilli and scalded Chinese chives. A vegetarian version with respect to Buddhist cooking is also available. The menu is priced at £135 per person - for a minimum of two guests - and available from February 1. 

Straits Kitchen

Pan Pacific London’s signature restaurant Straits Kitchen is offering a Chinese New Year set menu (28th January - 4th February) as the new moon rises, with an all-out feast bringing in the year of the Tiger. The menu has been designed to showcase some of the the most iconic Chinese dishes, kicking off with a Yu Shang salad which guests are encouraged to toss themselves in a tradition that is meant to bestow good luck upon diners. Priced at £138 per person - the menu also includes dishes including abolone shiitake with braised abalone with white asparagus, chilli lobster tail with chilli crab spices and fried mantou and Peking duck, with cucumber, leek, pancake and hoisin sauce. 

Hutong

On the 33rd floor of The Shard - London's tallest building is a Chinese that is every bit as glitzy as it's location. Originally founded in Hong Kong, this London outpost follows suit with it's foreign relative as it boasts unparalleled panoramic views of the stunning city skyline. The menu (Sichuan and Northern Chinese) remains the same, as does the combination of glamorous, Old Beijing styled décor mixed with modern plate glass. This year for Chinese New Year 2022, Hutong is marking the Year of the Tiger with a night of celebrations (1 February) and a bespoke five-course set menu (dishes include: the traditional Lo Hei salad – a prosperity-bringing dish – alongside their famous roasted Peking duck with homemade pancakes and Hoisin sauce. Lion dancers and a Chinese calligrapher will also perform throughout the evening. Prriced at £125 per person.

Hakkasan 

Chinese New Year 2022 sees Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurants Hakkasan welcome The Year of the Tiger in style. Each restaurant will be adorned with decadent tiger-inspired decorations and offer a special edition menu featuring dishes specially created for the occasion, along with a tiger-inspired cocktail. Available from 18th January to 15th February, the Chinese New Year menu is priced at £118 per person, for a minimum of two guests, and includes dishes such as salt crust fortune baked chicken with chestnut, shiitake mushroom and bamboo shoot, wok-fried wild sea bass with enoki mushroom and spicy sesame soy. 

Yauatcha 

January 2022 sees renowned dim sum tea houses, Yauatcha City and Yauatcha Soho, kickstart its special celebrations for Chinese New Year. Available from 18th January to 15th February, the Chinese New Year menu, priced at £60 per person for a minimum of two diners, will deliver a fitting celebration. To set the scene, tiger tails and paws will hang down from a lush jungle canopy above diners’ heads suggesting big cats lounging overhead, and the exterior of the venues will be decorated with a vibrant graphic of the Chinese tiger in the jungle. The menu features a contemporary takes on authentic Cantonese dishes. Dishes include the likes of Hao Yùn lucky dim sum, smoked duck Shui Mai, Chilean sea bass dumplings, and Szechuan-style rib eye beef with pan-seared green chilli pepper. 

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Chinese New Year


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