5th February 2024

Top Spots for a Memorable Lunar New Year in Paddington

It’s time to welcome in the majestic Year of the Dragon. If you are in Paddington, get ready for a culinary adventure that will make your Lunar New Year celebrations truly unforgettable. Here are our top recommendations for the best spots to indulge in Chinese and Asian delights:

1. Pearl Liang (8 Sheldon Square, London W2 6EZ):
For classic Cantonese cuisine, gather your friends and family at Pearl Liang. With sociable large round tables and a 10-course banqueting menu featuring delicacies like a whole suckling pig and baked lobster with ginger and spring onions, it’s an ideal spot for festive gatherings.

2. Happy Lamb Hotpot (82-84 BISHOP’S BRIDGE RD, LONDON W2 6BB):

Escape the winter chill at Happy Lamb Hotpot, where 6-hour simmered broths and a delectable selection of meats and vegetables await. Warm up your body and soul in this cozy spot, perfect for a comforting Lunar New Year feast.

3. Chinese Little Princess (Ground Floor, 6 Craven Terrace):
A hidden gem just a 6-minute walk from Paddington Station, Chinese Little Princess offers classic dim sum and enticing set menus. For those in the know, this intimate spot is perfect for a delightful Lunar New Year celebration.

4. Maximini (31-33 Sussex Pl, Tyburnia, London W2 2TH) :
Owned by the renowned Malaysian-born shoe designer Jimmy Choo, Maximini is a fusion haven offering Chinese and Malaysian delights. From crispy duck to sambal seafood and curries, indulge in a unique Lunar New Year feast that combines the best of both worlds.

5. Tukdin (41 Craven Road):
Just a 4-minute walk from Paddington Station, Tukdin specializes in classic Malaysian Hawker food. Dive into the flavors of Nasi Lemak and Mee Goreng, and wash it all down with a refreshing iced Milo or sweet Malaysian tea.

6. Satay House (13 Sale Pl, Tyburnia, London W2 1PX):
A beloved favourite for food enthusiasts in London, Satay House is a must-visit. Treat yourself to fragrant Laksa and melt-in-your-mouth beef rendang for an exquisite Lunar New Year dining experience.

Special Celebrations at Merchant Square: Don’t miss the enchanting celebrations at Merchant Square, where the floating pocket park will be adorned with Chinese lanterns, creating a magical atmosphere. On Friday, February 9th, from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM, witness the awe-inspiring dragon dance, a symbol of good fortune and prosperity. Additionally, indulge in the art of calligraphy from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, adding a touch of traditional elegance to your Lunar New Year festivities.

As the Chinese Lunar New Year spans two weeks, from February 10 to February 24th, take advantage of this extended celebration period to gather friends and enjoy the best of Chinese and Asian cuisine in and around Paddington. May the Year of the Dragon bring you good fortune, and may these culinary delights make your celebrations truly special!