Where To Celebrate Chinese New Year In London 2025

The traditional Chinese calendar enters the year of the dragon on the 29th January 2025 and from the venues of Chinatown to the luxe restaurants dotted about the city, there's no better place to celebrate than London. Whether you're in it for the banquets, the dumplings or those little red envelopes (just us?), check out our recommendations for the best places to eat and things to do in London this Chinese new year.

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Last updated on 26th March 2024

Inamo Covent Garden

Unlimited Asian tapas & sushi with free-flowing wine or beer £49.95 per person and 2 other offers

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with inamo Covent Garden's fun-filled offerings. Book a table at this high-tech joint and receive an iconic red envelope with exclusive treats worth £20,000, or join their interactive Roll Your Own Dragon Classes at a special discounted rate to learn all about the art of sushi.

Ping Pong - Various Sites, London

Join London's most popular dim sum restaurant Ping Pong for an epic Chinese New Year celebration. From the 6th of February, you can enjoy a limited edition menu packed with bold flavours, as well as some tasty tipples. Tuck into the likes of Dragon Balls (king prawn wrapped in a crispy pastry with mango dipping sauce), aubergine oriental salad, a giant soup dumpling plus green tea and mascarpone dorayaki to finish.

Bun House Chinatown

Celebrate the year of the dragon in style at Chinatown's cult bao destination, Bun House. Indulge in their new lantern bun and tea set from February 12th to 29th, exclusive for Chinese New Year. The miso brown sugar bun will be beautifully decorated as a red lantern and surrounded by a selection of baskets filled with limited edition dishes like Kung Pao meatballs and char siu pork. Sounds yummy.


Feast your eyes on A4 wagyu beef cucumber salad, smoked eight treasure duck, wild red king prawn with braised dragon beard noodles and a creamy chocolate mousse to finish, all part of the Year of the Dragon menu at Hakkasan for £128 per person. Not only does this sleek restaurant dominate in the kitchen, but they've also got a crackling list of cocktails; from the smoky negroni to the Yu Garden which combines gin with lily, rose, lavender, honey, and lemon.