Where to celebrate Lunar New Year 2020
We predict good fortune and even better food for 2020.
The Lunar New Year gives you a second chance to start over, because, let’s face it, January is always a write-off. Our favourite part of this celebration? Overeating is acceptable, and even encouraged!
So, get those chopsticks out—we’ve rounded up a list of venues with insanely good food that is set to be coming your way.
Donna Chang | Brisbane City
For the second year in a row, CBD stunner Donna Chang is set to take the Lunar New Year to another level with their two-week, mouthwatering celebration. Head chef Jason Margaritis has put together a delectable Chinese banquet menu fit for an emperor; for $128 per person (and just an extra $50 for matched wines) you could be going into 2020 for the second time in style by grabbing your tickets here.
Little Valley | Fortitude Valley
Two’s a crowd, and three’s a party! To ring in the Lunar New Year in style, this favourite of ours is throwing not one, not two, but THREE big parties as part of their fortnight-long Lunar New Year festivities. You’ll be seeing red left, right and center as the celebrations flood the venue, including lion dancers, DJs and stellar entertainment. For a cheeky $85 per person, you’ll be eating your way through a decadent banquet worthy of blessing your year ahead, so book in here.
Madame Wu | Eagle Street
If there’s one thing this Madame knows, it’s how to Wu you with a Chinese New Year feast. Eat your way through a mouthwatering banquet including perfectly crisp chilled scallop spring rolls with avocado puree, smoked quail dumplings, and wok-fried bug meat with XO sauce, just to name a few. Hosted for three nights only, tickets and more info can be found here.
Sichuan Papa | Everton Park
If you’re looking for somewhere low-key in setting, but not in flavour, then Sichuan Papa is calling your name! Hit up the new kid on the block to spice up your Lunar New Year with a home-cooked style banquet that promises to be bold in flavour. Some special appearances will include xiao long bao, crispy chilli chicken, duck fried rice and more! Oh, and how could we forget lion dancing? Spice up your life with more info here.
Sunnybank Plaza | Sunnybank
Little Asia is set to give you the full cultural experience to welcome in the Year of the Rat, with five days’ worth of festivities that will make you feel as though you’re strolling the streets of Beijing. Walk around the plaza with a bao in hand and set your sights on lion dancing, kung fu performances, Feng Shui consultations and Chinese calligraphy workshops. It wouldn’t be Chinese New Year without the full culinary experience, so take a seat at one of the 60 restaurants in the ‘burb and refuel with authentic eats! The Lunar New Year Rooftop Party will also make a return on February 1, so end your celebrations with a bang by taking in fireworks with the fam’ by your side. See the full calendar of events and plan your celebrations (read: meals) here!
Fat Noodle at Treasury Brisbane | Brisbane City
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a shared banquet at Luke Nguyen’s Fat Noodle restaurant! You can look forward to chicken salad, fried rice, pho bo and a grilled sambal barramundi fillet wrapped in a banana leaf for $59, and you have until Wednesday, January 29 to grab this bargain! Book in here.
Brush up on your chopstick skills, stat.