Best Chinese restaurants in Mayfair for Chinese New Year 2023

Celebrate Chinese New Year in London by booking a table at one of these Chinese restaurants in Mayfair.

A restaurant interior with a bright green floor and pink flowers hanging from the ceiling

Mayfair is home to some of London’s top Chinese restaurants, which are perfect for celebrating Chinese New Year 2023. This year, London’s Chinese New Year celebrations, including the Chinese New Year parade, will take place on Sunday 22 January in the West End, from Shaftesbury Avenue to Trafalgar Square. 2023 marks the Year of the Rabbit, a universal symbol of patience and good fortune.

The Ivy Asia

A restaurant interior with a bright green floor and pink flowers hanging from the ceiling

The Ivy Asia is teaming up with artisanal gin makers Ki No Bi Gin to craft a collection of cocktails to mark Chinese New Year. For a touch of dry-ice drama, order The Lucky Rabbit cocktail, which blends gin , cherry blossom syrup and champagne. The restaurant has also added a tempting new dessert to its menu called The Golden Rabbit, which combines soft-serve ice cream with chocolate mousse and honeycomb. Available from 16 January to 27 February, 2023.

Address: The Ivy Asia, 8-10 North Audley Street, London W1K 6ZD

Getting there: The Ivy Asia is a five-minute walk from Bond Street tube station.



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Kai is a Michelin-starred restaurant is centred around ‘Liberated Nanyan Cooking’, a culinary style that is both respectful of the heritage of its regional Chinese cooking, but styled around a certain freedom in experimentation, rather than “sticking to the way its always been done”. The cuisine revolves around Nanyang’s rich culinary history, tropical climate, and diverse spices, produce and cooking techniques. The result has ensured Kai is a hit with diners and restaurant critics.

Address: Kai, 65 South Audley Street, Mayfair W1k 2QU

Getting There: Kai is a nine-minute walk from Bond Street tube station.

Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay

The exterior of Lucky Cat restaurant with stairs leading up to a front door flanked with plants and a doorway festooned in pink flowers

Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay is the Michelin-starred chef’s homage to Asian cooking, and the go-to place to try a selection of inspired small plates, Robata grilled dishes, sushi and sashimi – all created in the open kitchen and signature raw bar. Executive Chef Ben Orpwood has designed each dish to be split with friends or family, although with dishes like crispy tofu and avo bao buns on the menu, you may not want to share.

Address: Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay, 10 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair W1k 6JP

Getting There: Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay is a three-minute walk from Bond Street tube station.