Lunar New Year Banquets 2017

24 January 2017

Sydney Morning Herald Lunar Markets, Sydney

Sydney Morning Herald Lunar Markets, Sydney

In late January and early February, the streets of Sydney will come alive with lunar lanterns, markets, performances and street parades as the Year of the Monkey gives way to the Year of the Rooster. To many people, Lunar New Year is all about good luck and good food. So here are some of the best banquets to celebrate Lunar New Year in Sydney.

Marigold, Chinatown, 28 January

Head to the Marigold to celebrate the Lunar New Year with a special Year of the Rooster banquet menu. Starting with chicken san choy bow, you can sample a range of delicious Chinese bites such as diced beef fillet and salt and pepper king prawns. The banquet menu costs $60 per person and, with a six person minimum, is best enjoyed with friends and family.

The Malaya, Darling Harbour 28 January

For Lunar New Year, The Malaya will be serving a special seafood set menu in addition to its regular a la carte menu. The seafood banquet is $90 per person with a minimum of four guests per table, and includes dishes such as otak-otak, Singapore curry fish, and Masak Lemak king prawns with roti canai. Head to The Malaya to celebrate Lunar New Year with great views of Darling Harbour.

Shangri-La Hotel, The Rocks 27 January – 4 February

The Shangri-La Hotel invites you to enjoy a Lunar New Year buffet in the Shayan Quarter at Cafe Mix. The buffet will be an Asian-inspired seafood medley with a noodle and san choy bow station. The buffet will cost $85 per person and with the Shangri-La’s stunning harbour views, it’s worth booking early.

Harvest Buffet, Pyrmont 19 January – 12 February

Tuck into a mouthwatering Lunar New Year buffet at The Star, featuring over eight stations packed with Asian cuisine, seafood delicacies and a range of food from across the globe. The menu will be available for more than three weeks, with a special seafood buffet dinner on January 28th for $69.90 per person, or $22 for children.

The Eight, Chinatown 10 February

To herald the arrival of the Year of the Rooster, The Eight will be hosting a Red Fire Rooster buffet on February 10th. Guests can indulge in a 12-course banquet along with an evening of Chinese performances and surprises. Non-members can indulge for $98, while members can dine for just $80.

There’s plenty to see and do in Sydney this Chinese New Year!

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