Where to eat this
Chinese New Year

The Year of the Dog kicks off on 16th February, symbolising the qualities of honesty, fairness and generosity in offering advice. To celebrate the spectacular Chinese festivities, whether you fancy a trip to London or are staying in Essex, we have put together the best places to eat this Chinese New Year!


Bringing together the very best of Oriental fine dining to Chelmsford, ZENXI restaurant is a sophisticated luxury setting set over 2 floors. Using modern materials, soft lighting, and traditional visual impacts such as waterfalls and a grand piano, Zenxi is one of the most relaxing grandeur places to enjoy delicious aromatic dishes across the whole of Essex.

Where: 68 Baddow Rd, Chelmsford CM2 0DL, Tel: 01245 358468.

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The Oriental, Thurrock

Head to The Oriental in Thurrock for their wonderful Chinese New Year celebrations. The head chef will put together a special food menu to symbolise good health, fortune and prosperity. As a tradition for Chinese New Year, there will be a lion dance performance to frighten any bad spirits and to bring in good luck to all.

Where: Fleming Rd, Chafford Hundred, Grays RM16 6HH

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Min Jang, London

To celebrate the Year of the Dog, Min Jang have put together 2 set menus consisting of 8 exquisite courses, one being the signature steamed seabream with chicken in fermented chilli sauce, perfectly complimented by one of their tasty cocktails. And, with wonderful views over the London skyline, it's no wonder it was voted as one of top Chinese restaurants in London.

Where: 2-24 Kensington High Street
London W8 4PT, Tel: 020 7361 1988

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Feng Shang, London

If you want to push the boat out, why not try Feng Shang Princess, an ornate floating Chinese restaurant in Primrose Hill. Just a stone's throw from Regents Park., it was hand crafted in the 1980's, and has since become a favourite Chinese eatery for a whole host of celebrities. With it's far ranging menu to choose from, this unique restaurant is one of best places to welcome Chinese new year!

Where: Southern Star Cumberland Basin, Prince Albert Rd, London NW1 7SS, Tel: 020 7485 8137.

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