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The 9 best Chinese food delivery services to celebrate Lunar New Year in style

From decadent dim sum to show-stopping banquets, here’s how to usher in the Year of the Tiger

The start of the Lunar New Year is one of the most important dates in the Chinese calendar, with Tuesday 1 February 2022 officially marking the move into the Year of the Tiger. One of the main ways to celebrate is with food, with families across the country holding grand feasts to usher in the start the Spring Festival. Now some of London’s top restaurants and food delivery services have made it easier than ever to host your own gourmet celebrations, whether it’s with a decadent feast from Hakkasan or Park Chinois or a clever cook-at-home meal kit. Here, we’ve rounded up the best Chinese food delivery services to order this Lunar New Year. 

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Chinese food delivery services To Celebrate Lunar new year

Hakkasan

From decadent dim sum to show-stopping banquets, here’s how to usher in the Year of the Tiger with these Chinese food delivery services

While it’s known to be one of the most romantic restaurants in London, Hakkasan’s home delivery option will turn your own dining room into a similarly seductive affair. To celebrate the Year of the Tiger they’re pulling out all the stops by creating a special edition menu featuring one-off dishes designed for the occasion. The feast kicks off with the Trio Happiness Dim Sum platter – which features an eye-catching tiger prawn dumpling painted with tiger stripes – before moving on to salt crust fortune baked chicken and wok-fried wild sea bass with enoki mushroom. Even the dessert has a clever nod to the majestic big cat, with the orange and dark chocolate firecracker adorned with gold tiger stripes. If you do happen to pop into the restaurant during the festivities, keep your eyes peeled for the Hakkasan team, who have all been dressed in vintage tiger-themed pieces sourced by super stylist Bay Garnett

The Chinese New Year menu is available until 15 February and is priced at £118 per person.
Available for delivery across London via
Deliveroo.

hakkasan.com

Park Chinois

From decadent dim sum to show-stopping banquets, here’s how to usher in the Year of the Tiger with these Chinese food delivery services

Bring a touch of Park Chinois glamour into your own kitchen with their At Home offering – and to make things extra special, order their limited edition Chinese New Year menu. The eight-dish feast has been designed by Executive Chef Lee Che Liang and was inspired by his travels around the world. Kick things off with the Lo Hei salad, a colourful dish that symbolises prosperity and abundance, before mains of stir-fried Australian wagyu beef, steamed wild sea bass with bottarga and XO sauce and braised fresh Australian abalone with French cornfed chicken. For those looking for a real showstopper, they’ll also be offering a traditional whole suckling pig stuffed with glutinous rice, shrimp, chestnut, salted egg and red date – guaranteed to make any LNY feast one to remember. 

The Chinese New Year menu is available until 6 February and is priced at £125 per person.
Available for delivery within a 5 mile radius of the restaurant through Slerp and Yolk, and a 2.5 mile radius via Deliveroo and Supper.

parkchinois.com

Mei Mei

From decadent dim sum to show-stopping banquets, here’s how to usher in the Year of the Tiger with these Chinese food delivery services

Borough Market’s Singaporean street food café Mei Mei is teaming up with comedian Uncle Roger for their latest offering, a limited edition Lunar New Year meal kit. Designed for celebrating with friends and family, the kit includes Mei Mei’s signature whole poached Hainanese chicken or Cantonese-style roast duck, as well as a step-by-step-guide to making the ultimate egg fried rice. Alongside the classic meal kit there’ll also be the chance to buy a Deluxe version, which includes the addition of Mei Mei founder Liz’s Longevity noodles, which she serves at her own LNY celebration dinners. Served towards the end of the meal to represent the wish for long life, the fun part is trying not to break the extra-long noodles while you’re eating them – easier said than done. 

The Lunar New Year Meal Kit is available until 9 February and is priced at £88 for the Classic and £100 for the Deluxe.
Available for delivery to mainland UK.

mei-mei-london.com

Ding Dong Dim Sum

From decadent dim sum to show-stopping banquets, here’s how to usher in the Year of the Tiger with these Chinese food delivery services

Apart from having a brilliant name, Ding Dong Dim Sum makes serving up restaurant-quality dumplings at home a breeze. There are six different options to choose from, from their Surf & Turf offering – combining the best of land and sea – to the all-vegetarian Veggie Patch, which comes with spicy tofu, vegetable and potato gyoza and a mushroom bun. If you can’t make your mind up, try the A Bit of Everything box, which combines all their best-sellers in one handy kit. The dim sum arrives frozen to lock in flavour and each box comes with an innovative biodegradable steamer that the team developed in house. It’s not just their steamers that are eco-friendly – all of their polystyrene-free packaging is either recyclable or biodegradable too. 

From £29.90 for two people.
Available for delivery to mainland UK.

dingdongdimsum.com

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Yauatcha

From decadent dim sum to show-stopping banquets, here’s how to usher in the Year of the Tiger with these Chinese food delivery services

The renowned dim sum tea house has created a special menu in honour of Lunar New Year, full of crowd-pleasing Cantonese dishes, which can be enjoyed at home through their home delivery service. Pineapple, a Chinese symbol of wealth and prosperity, appears throughout the menu, with crab meat pineapple fried rice with yam bean and cucumber the standout dish. Alongside this you’ll also find Hao Yùn lucky dim sum, Szechuan-style rib eye beef with pan-seared green chilli pepper and vinaigrette soy steamed prawn and scallop. As always, their delicate desserts have been crafted as miniature works of art, with the patisserie team serving up pineapple tarts topped with a tiger printed in red chocolate and tiger macarons filled with mandarin puree and orange ganache. 

The Chinese New Year menu is available until 15 February and is priced at £60 per person.
Available for delivery in London.

yauatcha.com

Yum Seng

From decadent dim sum to show-stopping banquets, here’s how to usher in the Year of the Tiger with these Chinese food delivery services

This family-run business started in lockdown, when their favourite dim sum restaurant went out of business. After tracking down the finest dumpling suppliers in London, they decided to launch a range of cook-at-home boxes to feed fellow south-east Londoners who were craving their dim sum fix. For Chinese New Year they’re offering a special box that features wontons, which represent treasure, dumplings, signifying wealth, and an indulgent crispy belly pork with sticky rice, but their most popular offering is their Date Night Box, which comes with a range of mouth-watering dim sum served with pre-mixed espresso martinis and passionfruit daiquiris from Letterbox Cocktails in Peckham. Simply pop the dumplings in the bamboo steamer (you can order one from their website), get your martini glasses out and you’re ready to go. 

From £39.99 for two people.
Available for delivery nationwide.

yumseng.co.uk

Lu Ban Kitchen

From decadent dim sum to show-stopping banquets, here’s how to usher in the Year of the Tiger with these Chinese food delivery services

If you’re looking to wow dinner party guests with a (sort of) home-made Chinese feast, order from Lu Ban Kitchen. They specialise in restaurant-quality food that you can knock up in your own kitchen and have a range of options for delicious home dining. There are ready-to-steam dim sum dishes, heat-and-eat chef prepared delicacies and flavour-filled cooking kits for those looking to get a bit more hands-on. But the stars of the show are their sumptuous Chinese banquets. For this Lunar New Year, they’re serving up a feast of authentic flavours from the Tianjin region, with dumplings, chicken wings, jasmine pork ribs, jiang beef and roast duck on the menu. Simply follow the easy cooking instructions included with the pack and no one will know you didn’t make it all from scratch. 

The Chinese New Year Banquet is £90 for four to six people.
Available for delivery to mainland UK.

lubankitchen.co.uk

Bao

From decadent dim sum to show-stopping banquets, here’s how to usher in the Year of the Tiger with these Chinese food delivery services

Cult Taiwanese steamed bun purveyors Bao have launched a new meal kit as part of their made-by-you range, in honour of Lunar New Year. Available through their digital supermarket, Convni, the Year of the Tiger Feast features everything you need to celebrate, including a traditional red envelope, which symbolises luck and is usually given to children over Chinese New Year. Each envelope contains a prize, ranging from a crate of Bao’s own beer to the grand prize of a year’s worth of bao buns (which are also associated with good luck thanks to their wallet-like shape). The feast itself features the restaurant’s classic pork buns as well as Dan Dan tofu noodles and a tongue-in-cheek black and orange-striped chocolate-filled bun, shaped to resemble a tiger’s paw (complete with claws). 

£60 for two to three people.
Available for delivery nationwide.

baolondon.com

Ping Pong

From decadent dim sum to show-stopping banquets, here’s how to usher in the Year of the Tiger with these Chinese food delivery services

Ping Pong is one of the city’s most loved dim sum spots, with locations from Soho to Southbank. The restaurant’s Ready to Steam range means you can also have their “little parcels of deliciousness” delivered directly to your door. The menu is compact yet comprehensive, featuring freshly prepared Ping Pong favourites across four categories – Dumplings, Buns, Rice and Crispy, with gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options. Ordering is straightforward and your Chinese feast is delivered, perfectly chilled, in fully recyclable containers and packaging. An accompanying booklet runs through each dish – its ingredients, cooking instructions and nutritional value. The steamed range (dumplings, buns and rice) can either be cooked in a steamer on the hob for a matter of minutes or popped in the microwave. Favourites include the Spicy Vegetable Dumplings – shiitake mushrooms, root vegetables and water chestnut given a chilli kick – and the traditional Prawn Har Gau, generous pieces of juicy prawn encased in translucent pastry. Another standout is the Vegetable Sticky Rice, each portion beautifully wrapped in a lotus leaf. The crispy range – for example, the duck spring rolls and the half rack of honey glazed spare ribs, which are sweet and sticky, just as ribs should be – need to be oven-baked, taking a little longer to cook. Dim sum devotees will be delighted. 

Minimum order is £30 with a shipping charge of £6; free shipping on all orders above £42. Available for delivery to mainland UK.

pingpongdimsum.com

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