Restaurants for Chinese New Year 2021 – The Alternative List
Your favourite Chinese restaurants may already be fully booked or your young family members may be rebelling against another traditional Chinese new year dinner. Make a change and have something unconventional this CNY. The Alternative List of Restaurants for Chinese New Year 2021 will let you choose from Lunar New Year-inspired French Menu and CNY Champagne Brunch to Japanese Wagyu Yu Sheng and lo hei in an “English home”.
Alternative Restaurants for Chinese New Year 2021
Besides the usual Chinese restaurants and traditional lunar new year dishes, Singaporeans now have a wide range of options when it comes to CNY festive meals. Unconventional restaurants for Chinese New Year 2021 celebrations will include European, Japanese, Thai and fusion restaurants – each with their unique takes on Chinese New Year menus.
Ginett will be serving up a Lunar New Year-inspired French menu. Paying homage to the festivities through incorporating auspicious ingredients with French techniques, this promotional menu will be available exclusively for dinner from 18th January 2021 – 28 February 2021.
Five a la carte dishes will be available, ranging from a light and refreshing starter to hearty mains – there’s something for every palate to celebrate the Lunar New Year – Hamachi Carpaccio served “Yu Sheng” Style ($26++), Burgaud Challans Duck ($30++), Crispy Suckling Pig ($32++), Grilled Lobster Tagliolini ($38++) and Pineapple Tarte Tatin ($15++).
Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar 200 Middle Road, Singapore 188980
A visit to LeVeL33 always feels celebratory, no matter the occasion – thanks to its elegant interiors, spectacular Marina Bay skyline, good food and service. From 8 to 21 February 2021, LeVeL33 makes their dinnertime festive-exclusive promotion extra special with their own interpretation of Peking Duck.
Executive Chef Archan approaches the dish from a lovingly playful perspective and flips the concept “inside-out” with modern European techniques and beer brewing ingredients.
LeVeL33 DIY Peking Duck $68++; good for 2 to 3 persons House-aged French Duck Breast Housemade Barley Malt Pancake
Dinner | 8 to 21 February 2021 Lunch | 12 – 15 February 2021
Dine-in and Limited slots for Takeaway and Delivery
Level33 8 Marina Boulevard #33-01 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1 Singapore 018981
Anglo-Chinese concept restaurant, Chopsuey Cafe, has three exclusive menus for the Lunar New Year season, featuring a modern rendition of traditional Chinese dishes.
From 29 January to 26 February, diners can look forward to enjoying Chopsuey’s Lucky Lunar ‘Lo Hei’ — a wholesome variation of Yusheng with ingredients like trout, kale, celeriac, sprouts, red radish, blueberries and wild rice — amongst other festive favourites with a contemporary spin.
Expect scrumptious starters like the Chopsuey Oyster Shooters, before moving onto heartier mains such as the Charsiu Kurobuta Belly, or even their Luxury Melting Beef Cheek for bigger groups. Finally, conclude your festive celebrations with a comforting bowl of Hot Ginger Dumpling Tea to evoke time-honoured Chinese traditions together.
Chopsuey has curated these exclusive festive menu sets for 2-4 people at $48++ per pax, 4-6 people at $68++ per pax and 6-8 people at $88++ per pax.
Celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Ox with Wagyu. A new way to celebrate in style where tradition meets modernity is at Fat Cow Restaurant where you can celebrate CNY 2021 with Gyu Sheng instead of the traditional yu sheng.
9 – 26 February 2021 Gyu Sheng at $99 per set (Serves 3-4 pax) CNY Set Lunch at $128 per person
Available for both dine in and takeaway.
Fat Cow 1 Orchard Boulevard, Camden Medical Centre #01-01/02 Singapore 248649
Blue Jasmine unifies culinary elements from Thailand and Singapore to present Chinese New Year dishes and an a-la-carte buffet with a refreshing twist.
Blue Jasmine tosses up good fortune with their tangy Thai Chin Yu Sheng with unique plum and passionfruit sauce, and introduced a pot of gold overflowing with luxurious seafood, the Prosperity Pot, for the very first time. View Menu | For self collection/delivery, Order Online
A generous a-la-carte buffet awaits with a selection of signature seafoods such as the new Khao Soi Salmon, Butter Prawns and Deep Fried Seabass Fillet; refreshing salads and bites such as Pomelo Salad and Deep Fried Fish Cake; mains like robust Red Curry Beef and classic Kaprao Chicken Basil; and desserts such as the bittersweet Mao Shan Wang Durian Pengat.
Toast to Lunar New Year with Zafferano’s lavish Champagne Brunch
On 13 and 14 February 2021, Zafferano ushers in the season of spring with a special Lunar New Year theme for their popular champagne brunch (from $98++ per person).
The festive edition features a sumptuous assortment of starters, pasta, risotto, and main courses, as well as desserts, for convivial weekend feasts with family and friends. Contemporary Italian fare, including dishes inspired by flavours of Chinese festive delights, served sharing style at every table – just like how Italians and Chinese have celebrated gatherings across generations – make Zafferano one of the most interesting alternative restaurants for Chinese New Year 2021.
Brunch highlights include hearty main courses, such as a succulent honey-roasted duck breast with five spices jus. Greet the new year with auspicious well-wishes for abundance – a whole steamed barramundi with garlic scapes, ginger, and soy sauce, deeply inspired by the classic steamed fish that is a staple dish on all Chinese reunion tables.
Zafferano’s Lunar New Year-themed Champagne Brunch is served from 12pm to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, 13 and 14 February 2021. The brunch is available at: $98++ per person with free flow of rosé prosecco, premium wines, beer, soft drinks, juices and coffee/tea $148++ per person with free flow of champagne, rosé prosecco, premium wines, beer, soft drinks, juices and coffee/tea.
Zafferano Ocean Financial Centre 10CollyerQuay Level 43 Singapore 049315
Tablescape’s Afternoon Tea Set is thoughtfully tweaked to include key flavours and colours of Lunar New Year. From Cherry Cheesecake Mousse and luscious red Tomato Brioche, to Mandarin Orange Compote and zesty Mandarin Almond Cake, these festive treats join popular bites such as the Raspberry Eclair and Beetroot Cup to offer a special edition of the set.
Dates: 8 to 26 February 2021 Dine-in and take-away both available Good for 2 persons: $58++ – with 2 glasses of champagne: $88++ – with a bottle of champagne: $158++
The English House is designed to give diners a taste of what it will be like dining in the home of legendary chef Marco Pierre White. It will be an unconventional restaurant for Chinese New Year 2021 where guests can have lo hei in an “English home”.
The CNY Menu is available from 11 to 26 February 2020.
Jekyll & Hyde has a special Chinese New Year takeaway menu available from 25 January to 26 February. In the spirit of its name, Jekyll & Hyde transforms traditional dishes through its creativity and the use of unexpected ingredients.
Toss your way into a prosperous Chinese New Year with the Jekyll Prosciutto di Parma Yusheng (S$68+ for small, $98+ for large). This contemporary take on yusheng combines the iconic Italian ham with Kurobuta shaved ham as its centerpiece. The dish is served with traditionally prepared vegetables, crispy pork floss and classic minced pork bak kwa.
The Hyde Sea Treasure Yusheng ($58+ for small, $88+ for large) comes with mini abalone, ikura, smoked salmon, and grilled unagi. Chinese New Year is not complete without feasting on a generous Blooming Garden Poon Choy ($268+, good for 5 pax).
Traditionalists will appreciate Jekyll & Hyde’s succulent Huat Pork Hock ($38+) and Jekyll’s 8 Treasures Glutinous Rice ($38+).
Lunar New Year Cocktails
Two cocktails reflecting the bar and kitchen’s philosophy have been created for the Lunar New Year. These are available at the bar and for takeaway.
The Bak Kwa OF (dine in: $22+, takeaway: $39 nett good for two) incorporates the irresistible flavours of traditional sliced barbecued pork. It is made with caramel miso, homemade spiced bitters and butter bak kwa washed bourbon.
For a more refreshing alternative, the gin-based Mandarin Gallery (dine in: $22+, takeaway: $39 nett good for two) has vibrant flavours of mandarin honey and orange bitters – the perfect drink to welcome a year of prosperity and good health with.