In our latest blog post, Jannah from Beyond Norm shares her favourite restaurants to book for Chinese New Year via our super handy Quandoo app…
Now, there is no doubt that you are familiar with the 12 days of Christmas, thanks to pop culture. However, the 15 days of Chinese New Year is a festive season that stretches from the new moon on the first day of the lunar new year until the first full moon on Yuanxiao Festival (元宵节—yuán xiāo jié), which is also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day. This year’s Chinese New Year begins on the 25th of January and ends on the 8th of February 2020. Chinese New Year is a great reason to celebrate and strengthen family ties, and what better way to bond then over a good feast?
We understand that picking a spot for the whole family to gather at can be a daunting task, so we curated 15 spots from the Quandoo app to suit your different needs! (Read till the end for a little bonus!)
Want to read more about Chinese New Year festivities in Singapore? Check out our last post where we chat all about lucky foods to eat this Chinese New Year to ensure 2020 is a happy one.
Classic Chinese Restaurants
Yàn 宴中餐馆 @ National Gallery Singapore
Located on the rooftop of the National Gallery Singapore, Yàn specialises in Cantonese cuisine inspired by the restaurant’s Chinese name ‘宴’. The restaurant has a welcoming atmosphere with private dining rooms, cosy booths, and flexible dining set-ups, making it a great place for intimate get-togethers, family feasts, or corporate functions. This lunar new year choose from a lavish spread of six specially curated set menus ranging from $98++ to $198++ per person.
Spring Court Chinese Restaurant @ Chinatown
If you’re looking for a place that feels like home, why not check out one of Singapore’s oldest family-run restaurant! Established in 1929 by Grandfather Ho Loke Yee, Spring Court restaurant celebrates Singaporean Chinese cuisine and is one of the most loved feeding spots around Chinatown. Just like their interior, the menu at Spring Court is a mixture of contemporary and a tribute to the classic family recipes.
Yan’s Dining Fine Shanghai Cuisine 嬿青私房菜 @ Mandarin Gallery
At Yan’s Dining Fine Shanghai Cuisine, the dining experience transcends the flavour and quality of their dishes, as their sophisticated atmosphere and elegant presentation heightens the experience. With a variety of Chinese New Year Set Menus available for as few as 4 pax, the conveniently located Yan’s Dining Fine Shanghai Cuisine 嬿青私房菜 is a perfect restaurant for an intimate reunion.
Summer Palace @ Regent Singapore
Located on Cuscaden Road in Orchard inside the Regent Hotel, Summer Palace is a Michelin-starred restaurant serving the very best of Cantonese cuisine. Chef Liu Ching Hai helms the kitchen and is a veteran with over 20 years of experience in fine Cantonese cuisine. Using the freshest quality ingredients, he brings diners Canton comfort through his innovative creations. This festive season why not try some of Chef Liu’s creations at the picturesque Summer Palace!
Cherry Garden @ Mandarin Oriental Singapore
Dubbed one of the most beautiful restaurants in Singapore, Cherry Garden offers an eclectic selection of Cantonese cuisine, presented with artistic modern flair. Nestled in Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Singapore’s Raffles Avenue, the interior is intricate and elegant – immediately transporting you to a different time and space. Using seasonal produce, their menu of authentic Cantonese dishes changes regularly. This festive season you can indulge in a memorable dining experience with signature set menus curated by Executive Chinese Chef Cheng Hon Chau to cater to all your festive needs.
Dancing Fish Signature @ TANGS
Dancing Fish Signature Singapore specialises in a unique combination of Malaysian and Indonesian cuisines. This stylish restaurant is the perfect spot for catching up with your loved ones this lunar new year! We love that their dishes are made with fresh ingredients and are free of any MSG and other nasties! Their Chinese New Year menus start at SGD263 for 4-6 pax.
Seasons Coconut Chicken 椰语四季 – 椰子鸡 @ Prinsep Street
Seasons Coconut Chicken Singapore is an endearing spot along Prinsep Street that is well known for their Hainan-style coconut chicken hot pot. Conveniently located within walking distance of Bencoolen MRT, this cosy little nook is a great place to let your hair down with your friends and family. They have four different Chinese New Year set meals for you to choose from, with prices starting from $198++ for 2 pax. Each set meal also comes with a complimentary Abalone Yusheng.
Modern Chinese Cuisine
Mimi Restaurant @ Clarke Quay
Take a walk on the modern side at Mìmì 秘密, a swanky and chic modern Chinese restaurant by 1-Group. Nestled on the upper floor of The Riverhouse and away from hustle and bustle of Singapore, they serve wholesome sets and dim sum by day, and an array of modern Chinese tapas, beers, wines, and baijius by night. With an intriguing amalgamation of flavours from Sichuan, Shanghai and Mongolia, their Lunar New Year Menus starts at $68++ per pax and features their best kept secret — the Mimi Prosperity Akagai Yu Sheng.
15 Stamford by Alvin Leung @ The Capitol Kempinski Hotel, Singapore
Located in the lobby of The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore on Stamford Road, 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung exudes grandeur and opulence like no other. The restaurant serves contemporary Asian cuisine where two Michelin-starred chef Alvin Leung’s fondness of Asia’s delicious street food is paired with the premium produce sourced from international and high-quality suppliers, innovating an Asian-inspired menu with a modern spin. Venture into the unexpected as chef Alvin Leung, breathes new life into familiar recipes this Lunar New Year with a Family-Style Set Menu ($90++ per pax with a minimum of 5 persons and pre-order required), and a Lunar New Year Set Menu of Four-courses at $138++ or Five-courses at $158++
Carousel @ Royal Plaza on Scotts
If you’re looking for a feast of international delights to whet your appetite, why not head on down to Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts! From their selection of fresh seafood to their beautifully carved roasts, there is definitely something from this gastronomical feast that will tickle your taste buds. This year, their Lunar New Year festive buffet highlights rich flavours from the garden. The best part is that everything is prepared in their halal-certified kitchen, ensuring that no one gets left out!
Melt Café @ Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
Of lavish spreads and extensive options of European and Asian cuisine, Melt Café is a melting pot of cultures and cuisines all in one location. Located in Mandarin Oriental, you can opt to dine alfresco amongst the luscious greenery or indoors where the delectable scent of each dish entices you. This year, whether you would like to celebrate Chinese New Year over brunch, lunch, or dinner, Melt has you covered.
CLOVE @ Swissôtel The Stamford
Conveniently located at Swissôtel The Stamford, CLOVE is a great place for an intimate dinner for two or a group get-together. From DIY poke bowls, fresh seafood, a selection of cheese, and a variety of decadent desserts, you can take your pick from an array of international delicacies at CLOVE. Indulge in a Chinese New Year buffet with your loved ones this festive season and enjoy 35% off your total food bill for up to 10 pax! Available from 20 January till 8 February 2020, except 24 Jan. Book via the Quandoo app and quote CNY35OFF in the “Special Requests” section of your reservation.
Asian Market Café @ Fairmont Singapore
If you’re looking for some Asian flavours, why not try out Asian Market Café! From DIY to live cooking stations, tuck into a fantastic buffet spread of exquisite flavours and favourites from Singapore and around the region. Located along Bras Basah Road, Asian Market Café’s updated interior is reminiscent of the city’s historical colonial-style homes.
For this festive season, you can also enjoy 35% discount off your total food bill to a maximum of 10 people from 20 January to 08 February 2020. Just quote CNY35OFF in the “Special Request” field to enjoy this promotion.
Latteria Mozzarella Bar @ Duxton Hill
You may be wondering what Singapore’s biggest mozzarella bar is doing on this list. But Latteria Mozzarella is truly an Italian restaurant for the whole family. Latteria Mozzarella is a prime spot for relaxed, casual dining with quality, down-to-earth Italian cuisine. This year, you can enjoy a communal Chinese New Year festive brunch on the 26th and 27th of January from 12noon till 2.30pm! Reserve your seats at $58++ per pax. Optional top-up with free flow wine available.
Kyoaji Dining @ Triple One Somerset
If you would like to change up the flavours, why not try Kyoaji Dining and cherish all that this hidden gem has to offer. Situated slightly off the main section of Orchard Road, Executive Chef John Phua and his team uses the freshest ingredients to create Japanese dishes with bold and contemporary flavours. In conjunction with the Lunar New Year, they’ve created a healthy Yusheng that features fresh Salmon and a homemade sauce. From 16 January till 8 February, you can toss to good health and prosperity at $48++ (U.P. $68++).
Huat do you think of our list? 🧧
If you like what you see, use promo code BEYONDNORMCNY2020 when making your reservation via Quandoo’s app to get 500 loyalty points with each successful reservation! A total of 1000 loyalty points can be redeemed for a $15 cashback directly into your bank account. This promo code is valid from 19 January till 12 February 2020 and is redeemable in-app, once per account only.
Wishing all of you a Prosperous Chinese New Year!