Hakkasan & Yauatcha Are Putting On Some Of London's Most Unique Chinese New Year Dishes

Last updated . By Katie Houghton.

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Macaroons that are as pretty as a pig-ture. 

If the names Hakkasan and Yauatcha ring a bell, it's rightly so; they just so happen to be two of the best Cantonese and Chinese restaurants in London, with more than just a little notoriety in the dim-sum department.

So they must be doing an impressive Chinese New Year menu, right?


To celebrate the year of the pig, both restaurants have coined creative dishes in honour of the curly-tailed critter and its symbolism in the zodiac calendar. While both of Yauatcha's sites will not only boast bespoke art installations courtesy of the notorious Isabel and Helen Studio, their limited-edition Chinese new year menu (at £60 a pop) is home to everything from Peking style pulled pork with golden mantou, to Mandarin matcha choux.

And for those with leanings towards Hakkasan? There's an impressive £88 set menu that not only includes a 'reinvention of the classic fortune cookie' with author Will Self penning the fortunes, but a selection of elegant and extravagant dishes from wok-fried lobster with spinach and lily bulb, to Rhug Estate lamb with shiitake.

Chinese New Year menus at all Hakkasan and Yauatcha restaurants will be available from 28th Jan – 24th Feb 2019.