Saturday, 25 January 2020
The Lunar New Year upon us, ushering in the year of the rat. Destined to bring good fortune, optimism and energy into our lives, we’ve rounded up the best places to experience Chinese New Year in Chelsea.
Dine in style
Taking cues from the culture of North China, New Culture Revolution, at 305 King’s Road, delivers a tantalising menu including noodles (made fresh every day using a traditional Beijing recipe) dim sum and dumplings. You could also visit one of London’s leading Pan-Asian restaurants, E&O for a true taste of Asia. With an emphasis on the best local produce to create an enticing blend of flavours from China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Bali and more, the innovative menu specialises in dishes cooked on a traditional robata grill, which has its roots in Japanese cooking.
New Culture Revolution, 305 King’s Road, Chelsea, SW3 5EP, 0207 352 9281
E&O, 392 King’s Road, Chelsea, SW3 5UZ, 020 7349 9934,
Set the scene for a year of positive change with a new scent from fine fragrance experts, Penhaligons. With a roster of exotic perfumes, soaps and lotions made using traditionally Chinese notes – think sandalwood, herbs and other aromatics like musk or ambergris – the vast selection has something to enchant all olfactory tastes.
25 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4RP
Ring the changes
Keep the good fortune of the rat – a creature associated with wealth in Chinese mythology – with you all year, with pendant necklaces and bracelets from our favourite jewellers. New King’s Road arrival Les Néréides has a special rat pendant necklace amongst its famously feminine designs. Likewise, head over to Duke of York Square and pick up Monica Vinader’s Ronnie the Rat pendant charms – ready to string from necklaces and bracelets.
Les Néréides, 132 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4TP
Monica Vinader, 71-72 Duke of York Square, Chelsea, London SW3 4LY
For one week only, the traditional Fine Food Market in Duke of York Square will be replaced by a spectacular celebration of Chinese cuisine and culture. Expect spellbinding Lion Dances around the Square and the opportunity to taste traditional Chinese delicacies from 10am-4pm, on Saturday 2 January 2020.