This year, the Chinese New Year falls on 1st February. It is their largest festival of the year and they celebrate the beginning of the lunar calendar by feasting on lots of delicious Chinese food.

Whilst the street parties may not be happening in Chinatown, the lanterns are out. The Lunar Festival lasts for 15 days and this month Gourmet Guy has found 7 London restaurants to book and celebrate the event. Book quickly to avoid disappointment.

This is the “Year of the Tiger”. If this is your year, I’m told that wearing red underwear and red socks will ward off misfortune! Wishing you all a Happy Lunar New Year. Eat well.

7 London restaurants | Chinese New Year

Bun House: The Tiger Who Came To Tea is the theme @8unhouse

Bun House London Chinese New Year
Bun House

MiMi Mei Fair: considered one of Mayfair’s best kept secrets. Dine beneath their kumquat wishing tree @MimiMeiFair

mimi Mayfair  London Chinese New Year
Mimi Meifair Photo credit : @clerkenwellboyec1

Din Tai Fung: a new Din Tai Fung has opened on the 4th floor of Selfridges. You may find service a bit on the robotic side… as literally, the food arrives by robot! @DinTaiFunguk

Din Tai Fung  London Chinese New Year
Din Tai Fung in Selfridges

Bao London: Try out their CNY menu between 28 Jan and 13 Feb. You may win one of their daily ‘wish you luck’ envelopes for every classic or daikon BAO eaten (1 per person) @bao_london

bao london Chinese New Year
Bao London

The Red Duck: some would say it is all about duck when it comes to celebrating Chinese New Year. Make it crispy and aromatic and it is a done deal! @_theredduck_

The red duck Chinese restaurant in london
The Red Duck

Viet Food London: not strictly Chinese, but in the heart of Chinatown, Viet Food has a CNY menu to help you celebrate @vietfoodlondon 
Blog post of the LLW visit in 2019.

Chinese New Year 2022
Viet Food London

A Wong London : Andrew is considered to be one of the UK’s most progressive chef’s at the moment. In 2021 Andrew was named Chef of the Year in two industry awards, and went on to receive another Michelin star, if there is one restaurant to visit this year, it is @a.wong_londonuk

 A Wong London Chinese New Year 2022
A Wong London