Where to celebrate Lunar New Year 2021
We predict good fortune and even better food for 2021.
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 coming your way.
STANLEY | CBD
Stanley’s stunner of a Chinese New Year banquet is available from Thursday, February 11 until February 28, with plates and plates of modern Cantonese eats and a signature cocktail for each guest. Enjoy pipis in XO sauce with fried bread, honey-glazed BBQ pork char siu, a steamed dim sum selection, drunken abalone and shiitake mushroom and loads more–view the menu and book in here.
DONNA CHANG | CBD
CBD stunner Donna Chang is back with another year of Chinese New Year festivities, this time spread over Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13. Head Chef Lyndon Tyers has curated a banquet (available for $128pp for both lunch and dinner) to welcome the Year of the Ox, with matched wines hand-picked by Sommelier Ashley Murray available for an additional $50pp. The menu will have you drooling–head here to check it out and book your table!
BRISASIA FESTIVAL | VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Brisbane City Council’s annual celebration of Asian culture and heritage is taking over the streets of Brissy for the whole month of February! Expect Lunar New Year festivities, live performances, a dedicated BrisAsia Food Festival, and more! Head here to read what’s on offer.
CHU THE PHAT | SOUTH BRISBANE
We’ll be strolling down Fish Lane as part of BrisAsia celebrations, stopping in at Chu The Phat for their special menu on Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21. The $88 banquet, complete with a BrisAsia cocktail, is loaded with some of Chu’s most iconic and beloved bites, like steamed duck buns, Wagyu dumplings, Black Onyx beef kalbi, and a very special chocolate bun with coconut and berries for dessert. Head to the website to get booking.
SOUTHSIDE | SOUTH BRISBANE
After a hectic first few months of service, Fish Lane’s Southside is gearing up for its inaugural Chinese New Year with a delicious banquet menu available across five big days.
From Wednesday, February 10 through to Sunday, February 14, all guests will enjoy the $89 banquet (it includes eleven dishes, y’all) with bookings available here. Catch us overindulging in lobster har gow, truffle spring rolls, and Beijing-style lamb shoulder noodles with absolutely NO regrets.
TREASURY BRISBANE | CBD
Treasury Brisbane’s two Asian eateries are celebrating Lunar New Year in style, with celebrations at both Fat Noodle and Mei Wei Dumplings!
Chef Luke Nguyen’s Vietnamese steamboats let you cook a soup the way you like it, with loads of tasty proteins like shaved beef, octopus, and fish balls, alongside udon noodles, Asian veg, and flavourful stock. The steamboat is available for $69 between Tuesday, February 9, and Sunday, February 28… get booking here!
Celebrate the Year of the Ox at Mei Wei with wok-fried beef in black bean sauce with steamed rice, sweet red bean soup and a sticky peanut rice ball and a drink for just $21! This epic offer is available for the entire month–head here to find out more.
Brush up on your chopstick skills, stat.
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