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Chinese New Year dining guide

By: Rebecca Simpson

Chinese New Year is just around the corner. Begin the Year of the Pig the right way by dining out with friends and family to mark the new lunar year together. We’ve gathered some celebratory suggestions below.

The Astor offers all your local CNY favourites

The Astor

This all-day dining restaurant inside the internationally celebrated Eaton HK invites guests to gather for an all-you-can-enjoy Chinese New Year feast like no other. On offer are endless servings of local CNY favourites like braised duck stuffed with “eight treasures”; poached garoupa fillet in chilli broth; golden prawns with salty egg yolk and garlic, and more. The Eaton promotes itself as an inclusive gathering place for change makers, creatives and free thinkers to follow their bliss.

B1, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon | 2710 1901

The Langham

The Langham Hong Kong is one of only five three-Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurants in the entire world, making it a great place to usher in good fortune and prosperity. It has a range of festive offerings and you can also stay in one of the hotel’s luxury rooms with their CNY packages.

8 Peking Road, TST, Kowloon | 2378 9988

Dragon Noodles Academy BBQ Piggy Buns are the cutest!

Dragon Noodles Academy

This fun Central restaurant is offering a selection of special dim sum dishes over the festive season, available daily for lunch and dinner. The beautifully presented novelty dim sum will be a hit with all ages.

Shop no. G04, G/F, Man Yee Arcade, Man Yee Building, No. 68 Des Voeux Road Central, Central, 2561 6688
Enjoy the fireworks at the Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental

The Mandarin’s lobby is always a beautiful sight at this time of year, so if you’re new to Hong Kong, this is a nice option. The hotel will be visited by the God of Wealth who will gift lucky Lai See packets to guests throughout the hotel on 5 and 6 of February. Both Michelin-starred Mandarin Oriental restaurants, Pierre and Man Wah, will offer special CNY dinners. See the website for details of the Mandarin’s special “Luxury Breaks” room packages during CNY.

5 Connaught Road Central, Central | 2825 4000

SHE Iberico Pork Char Siu

This is a new opening touted as the first gourmet sanctuary in Lane Crawford at ifc mall. SHÈ welcomes diners to enjoy a health-conscious and contemporary interpretation of local Chinese cuisine. So, if you’re looking for something that ticks both the Chinese and healthy boxes, this is the place. At SHÈ, traditional Chinese dishes are injected with a modern flair, adding a guilt-free element to Hong Kong’s beloved cuisine

Lane Crawford, Level 3, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central | 2110-0153

Spasso

If you’re not one for Cantonese cuisine, book a table at Spasso, a great harbour-front Italian restaurant. Spasso is offering two seatings on 6 February – a pre-fireworks dinner and a fireworks dinner. You’ll be ringside for the best show in town at this TST East venue.

G5-8, 12-17, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East | 2730 8027

CNY fireworks experience from Cafe Grey

Café Gray Deluxe

Cafe Gray Deluxe is making the most of its location in Upper House, offering a Chinese New Year Fireworks Dinner on 6 February. Chef Gray Kunz will present a menu that has been subtly infused with authentic Chinese flavours and inspiration. The five-course menu will feature a range of Chinese dishes followed by a delicious chocolate dessert.

Pacific Place, 88, Queensway, Admiralty | 2918 1838

Ying Jee Club

This newly crowned Michelin two-star Cantonese fine-dining restaurant could be just the place to celebrate lunar new year. It boasts an exceptional Chinese New Year menu available right up until 19 February. You can also pick up handcrafted Chinese New Year puddings as gifts for friends and colleagues.

G05, 107 & 108, Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Road Central, Central | 2801 6882

The Promenade

The Promenade

Harbour Grand Kowloon will offer a New Year buffet featuring a lavish spread of Chinese dishes. On offer are Cantonese delights like steamed whole garoupa with light soy sauce and stir-fried shrimps with crispy garlic and chilli paste.

20 Tak Fung Street, Whampoa Garden, Hung Hom, Kowloon | 2621 3188

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