Chinese New Year is one of the most celebrated festivals in Singapore. During this 15-days festive period, it is no surprise to see colourful parades, stunning fireworks displays, and lion dances painting the town in red. The New Year represents a time for reunion, prayers for prosperity and fortune. Most importantly, it is also a time for people to feast on New Year favourites such as Steamboat, Pen Cai, Pineapple Tarts and other CNY goodies. As the excitement to welcome the Year of Rats build up in the coming weeks, we have compiled a list of top venues where you can hold the perfect get-together with your family and friends and even for your corporate partners.
Still, thinking of where to celebrate Chinese New Year this year? Read on to find out!
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The Venuerific team presents 5 Best Restaurants for Chinese New Year Eve Dinner:
This Chinese New Year, if you’re looking to impress, consider Yàn. Nestled in the National Gallery, the exquisite restaurant features authentic Cantonese dining setting, with round tables, booth seats, and even private rooms, serving classic Cantonese flavors such as Peking Duck, Dim Sum, and Suckling Pig.
Apart from its usual menu, Yàn has also launched a bounteous spread of six set menus with classic Cantonese fare curated by Head Chef Ng Sen Tio, especially for the New Year reunions.
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The specially-curated menu presents dishes with different auspicious wishes, including its signature Kaleidoscope of Prosperity Yusheng, that are presented in Shunde-style with mountain of crispy vermicelli and topped with gold flakes for that extra ‘Cai’ (Wealth) as well as Yàn Harvest Pen Cai, a grand clay pot of eighteen ingredients including abalone that resembles the shape of ingots and an array of seafood that symbolizes abundance for the year.
Pro-tip: After all your feasting, be sure not to miss out on the Hot Purple Sweet Potato Cream with Bird’s Nest to end your celebration on a sweet note.
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Address: 1 St Andrew's Rd, Singapore 178957 Capacity: 50-155 pax Price: $98-$198++ per pax
Picture’s Credit to The Westin Singapore
There is always a good reason to visit this highly-rated venue. Located in the Marina Bay area, The Westin Singapore is very easy to access via public transport. With a Grand Ballroom, individual meeting rooms and cosy restaurants under one roof, The Westin is able to cater to any group size for your occasion from private family gatherings to the company’s Chinese New Year’s luncheons. Savor the freshest seafood, local cuisines, and traditional favourites such as braised longevity noodles while enjoying the stunning view of Marina Bay through its floor-to-ceiling window. Excellent service guaranteed. Discover more!
Address: 12 Marina View, Singapore 018961 Capacity: 10-600 pax Inquire for Price
Picture’s Credit to Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
Bring your family and friends back in time this Chinese New Year by holding your gatherings at this unique 1940’s Shanghainese restaurant, located within Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. Get ready to tuck into comforting classics that include Yusheng, Peking duck, and other amazing Chinese cuisine. The 5-star hotel also overlooks the Singapore River and offers multiple spaces suitable for small to large groups. Make sure you can have the best Chinese New Year with your family in this Year of Rats. Discover here!
Address: 392 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169663 Capacity: 20-650 pax Inquire for Price
Wish to have a Chinese New Year feast with a twist? Consider Tribe!
Tribe is a social enterprise restaurant under the Bliss Group which aims to provide training and employment to disadvantaged beneficiaries. It provides both space and food, for Chinese New Year Tribe has a special menu such as Yusheng, Imperial Herbal Chicken, etc making it perfect for this year’s Chinese New Year event. Located by the historic Singapore River at The Arts House and surrounded by historical buildings, the cosy space is a charming getaway spot in the heart of the city.
An elegant atmosphere will make one’s experience relaxed and comfortable. Discover here!
Address: 1 Old Parliament Ln, Singapore 179429 Capacity: 30-120 pax Inquire for Price
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Feeling adventurous for this Chinese New Year? Visit Native Kitchen to have a one-of-its-kind celebration with your loved ones!
This communal dining space located in Sentosa serves an island-inspired menu that celebrates the lifestyle of Asian and Polynesian islands. The restaurant also prides itself on using fresh ingredients and unique culinary techniques that bring out the best natural flavours of the food, making your islander-culinary experience an unforgettable one.
Perfect for casual family gatherings, discover here!
Address: 10 Artillery Ave, #02-01, Singapore 099951 Capacity: 80-174 pax Inquire for Price