Chinese New Year 2023: Lunar Events & Restaurants In London

The traditional Chinese calendar enters the year of the rabbit on the 22nd of January 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 Lunar New Year.

Last updated on 6th February 2023

Ping Pong

Get yourself some Chinese New Year treats with a dim sum feast from Ping Pong. The restaurant will be dishing up tasty sticky rice dishes, spicy chicken dumplings and vegetable spring rolls - what more could you need?

The Orchid Lounge

Evening Afternoon Tea for two, including a bottle of luxurious MV Nyetimber Classic Cuvee English Sparkling Wine, priced at £155

Craving something a little sweeter? At The Orchid Lounge, chef Cherish Finden has whipped up a Lunar New Year afternoon tea. Available from the 4th of January to the 27th of March, the event features everything from mandarin and white chocolate mousse to scrumptious lobster buns and crispy wontons for £78.


If you're on the hunt for Chinese restaurants on Lunar New Year, Tattu is a bit of a no-brainer. On the 21st of January, you can get stuck into a menu of yellowtail sashimi, honey-roasted Chilean sea bass, and caramel soy aged beef or wet your whistle on the 5th of February with their brunch and deep house DJs.


Feast your eyes on crispy Peking duck, giant tiger prawns, classic dim sum and more this CNY. Not only does Hakkasan 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.