Chinese New Year in Beijing: Reunion Dinners, Family Fun & More

By That's Beijing, January 17, 2023

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With restrictions lifted, Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations could be very different this time around compared with recent years. If you plan on staying in Beijing during the holiday period, make sure to read below for your guide on where to get a reunion dinner on Chinese New Year's Eve (Saturday, January 21), fun family activities and more. 

Right in the heart of the Beijing CBD, China World Summit Wing is offering sumptuous CNY meals, as well as elegant afternoon tea. As we ring in the Year of the Rabbit, the afternoon tea is themed around... you guessed it... bunny rabbits! 

The Peninsula Beijing is also offering classic CNY dishes, including the must-try Poon Choi. And, if you're in the mood for some nightlife over the holiday period, why not enjoy one of their tasty cocktails? 

Reunion meals and afternoon teas aside, everyone's favorite craft beer brewery, Jing-A is offering a "Plan A" Travel Kit – combining beer with a few travel essentials. Who knows? The Year of the Rabbit could be your chance to travel again. 

However you choose to spend the holiday period, everyone at That's Beijing would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy Chinese New Year.  

 Bulgari Hotel Beijing

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Head to Bulgari Hotel Beijing for Chinese New Year celebrations with Italian glamor. 

Treat yourself and your loved ones to exquisite Italian delicacies prepared specially for winter, as well as exclusive room privileges. 

As well as indulging in an intimate dinner of exceptional Chinese cuisine, you can also get your hands on Chinese New Year gift sets, including exquisite rice pudding and a hand-picked selection of gifts. 

Bulgari Hotel Beijing. 

China World Summit Wing

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A whole host of Chinese New Year events are happening at China World Summit Wing in the heart of the Beijing CBD. 

The Red Chamber and the Summit Ballroom have put together a variety of set menus perfect for groups of 4-10 people. Dishes include fish (symbolizing abundance), signature Beijing Roast Duck, as well as many other seafood and meat dishes. 

Make your reunion dinner that little bit extra special. 

Reservation required, call 010 85716459, The Red Chamber.

For an elegant way to ring in the Year of the Rabbit, head The Lounge on the 80th floor of China World Summit Wing. 

A special Spring Festival Rabbit Art Afternoon Tea has been specially crafted in collaboration with Art ur Life and Rodeo Art. Dessert master, Tom Xiao has created a rabbit-themed afternoon tea, all of which can be enjoyed with a view of the modern Beijing skyline. 

Available January 16-February 28, 2-6pm daily, RMB768 per person, places are limited (first-come-first-serve), call (86 10) 8571 6459 for enquiries and reservations, The Lounge. 

China World Summit Wing. 

Conrad Beijing

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A spectacular Chinese New Year’s Eve reunion dinner awaits!

Head to Lu Yu where Chinese Executive Chef, Tommy Lai has created a menu full of signature dishes, as well as a selection of traditional Chinese New Year favorites which are perfect for sharing. 

Chef Lai has also prepared the traditional New Year’s Poon Choi – a dish which symbolizes unity, integrity and cohesion. With ingredients such as sea cucumber, scallops, abalone, etc., it is truly a dish which will make the reunion dinner memorable. 

Family Reunion Dinner, January 21, 2023, 2-8pm, RMB6,888 (6-8 persons) OR RMB8,888 (8-12 persons), add New Year’s Poon Choi for extra RMB1,688 (ALL prices subject to additional 15% service charge and VAT), call (010) 6584 6290 for reservation, Lu Yu, Conrad Beijing. 

Rosewood Beijing

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Ring in the Year of the Rabbit in style at One-Star Michelin Restaurant, Country Kitchen. 

The restaurant’s distinctive Northern Chinese comfort food and “lost recipes” have the feel of a rustic Chinese village with a contemporary twist. 

Dishes include Wok Fried King Prawns, Roasted Duck, Crispy Mandarin Fish, Roasted Mongolian Leg of Lamb, Gong Bao Chicken and much more. 

Available January 21-January 26, RMB888 OR RMB1,288 per person, Country Kitchen, Rosewood Beijing. 

Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town

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A special Chinese New Year’s Eve menu awaits! 

With a combination of the most succulent Beijing and Cantonese dishes, it’ll be a reunion dinner to remember. 

Each dish comes with special symbolism. 

Indulge in Fresh Worm Grass Flower Chicken Soup with Sea Cucumber, Braised Sea Tiger Shrimp in Eggplant Sauce, Steamed Fish with Bamboo Shoots and Shells in Soy Sauce, as well as Braised Four Joys Black Pork Elbow in Brown Sauce. 

RMB3,888 for 10 persons, call (010) 59096688-3219 for reservations (first-come-first-serve), Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town. 

Hotel Éclat Beijing

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Looking for a true party atmosphere to ring in the Year of the Rabbit? Hotel Éclat Beijing has got you covered. 

Party packages at the hotel’s various suites include private dining areas, spacious terraces and private lagoon pools.

Each set comes with a wide selection of buffet food and drinks.

Deluxe Lagoon Suite, RMB12,999, maximum 15 persons, perfect for small parties.

Grand Deluxe Lagoon Suite, RMB17,999, maximum 20 persons, 75- square-meter terrace with private dining area and private lagoon.

Miami Suite, RMB45,999, maximum 30 people, 200-square-meter terrace with 10-meter lagoon and dining for up to 18 people. 

Éclatant Presidential Suite, RMB88,999, maximum 30 people, private dining area for 24 people, plus private cinema / KTV room; 300-square-meter terrace. 

Each package includes late check-in and check-out (subject to availability), family style party, party beverage set, reserved parking lot for organizer, bespoke hotel art tour and Chinese New Year decorations. 

For reservations and enquiries, call 86-10-8561 2888, Hotel Éclat Beijing. 

Four Seasons Hotel Beijing

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Michelin One-Star Cai Yi Xuan restaurant is on hand to make your Chinese New Year’s Eve reunion dinner that little bit extra special. 

The exquisite menu includes stewed deer tendons, stir-fried wagyu beef with asparagus and garlic slices, classic delicious black truffle abalone braised pork, roast chicken and Beijing-style dumplings. 

On Chinese New Year’s Eve, guests can opt for the Lunar New Year Festive Family Feast Promotion and dine in privacy. The package includes access to the grandeur of the Imperial Suite on Level 27, surrounded by unparalleled views of the capital city and its panoramic beauty, as well as exclusive staycation privileges for an extraordinary Lunar New Year. 

New Year’s Eve Reunion Dinner, Available January 21-February 5, 2023, 5.30-10pm, RMB1,888 per guest; Imperial Suite Family Feast starting from RMB38,888, Cai Yi Xuan, Four Seasons Hotel Beijing. 

Grand Hyatt Beijing at Oriental Plaza

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Fancy enjoying a classic Chinese New Year Poon Choi from the comfort of your own home? 

Made in China has got you covered.

Savor classic Poon Choi with ingredients including abalone, sea cucumber, flower gum, conpoy and more, all topped with Chef’s exclusive abalone sauce. 

Available January 14-January 26, Classic Poon Choi for four persons (RMB888), Abundance Poon Choi for six persons (RMB1,188) OR Deluxe Poon Choi for eight persons (RMB1,588), call +86 10 6510 9024 for bookings and enquiries, Made in China, Grand Hyatt Beijing at Oriental Plaza.

InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun

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Some unforgettable experiences are on offer at InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun for Chinese New Year’s Eve. 

Head to Ying Chinese to ring in the Year of the Rabbit with a sumptuous reunion dinner. 

You can also get exquisite Poon Choi delivered straight to your door. 

Reunion Dinner, available January 20-February 5, RMB1,888 (four persons), RMB3,888 (six persons), RMB6,888 (10 persons).

Poon Choi, available until February 5, RMB1,388 (6-8 persons), free delivery within 5 kilometers of hotel, call 010-8516 0066 for reservations. 

Ying Chinese, InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun. 

JEN Beijing

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Get ready for some awesome Chinese New Year experiences from JEN Beijing. 

The Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner – held on Chinese New Year’s Eve – will take place on the 3rd-floor Function Room where guests can enjoy a stunning night-time view of Beijing. 

Sea cucumber, lobster, potted vegetables, Buddha jump wall and more are all on the menu. 

As well as sumptuous cuisine, you’ll also be treated to some exciting Chinese New Year activities including dumpling-making, watching the Spring Festival Gala, parent-child interactive games, clown & magician performances and more. 

Reunion Dinner, starting from RMB498 (minimum six persons), includes red and white wine, craft beer, fruit juice and soft drinks, JEN Beijing. 

Reunion Dinner Waimai (Takeout), starting from RMB988 per set, two sets suitable for 3-4 or 6-8 people, JEN Beijing. 

Jing-A

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Designed in the Jing-A spirit of forging your own path, you won't want to miss out on the incredible New Year Travel Kit. 

The Jing-A 2023 “Plan A” Travel Kit combines craft beer with practical travel gadgets in a gift set designed to inspire adventure and help kickstart a new year filled with big plans. 

Inside the kit, you'll find four cans of Jing-A craft beer, a metal “Subway line” camping mug, an eye mask (necessary for long-distance travel), a handy travel bag, a Plan A luggage tag, a beer geek passport wallet, a collection of luggage stickers, a set of mini playing cards and a giant lucky dice. 

The perfect way to combine great craft beer with the kit you need for the road.

Available for purchase via Jing-A Brewing Co. online store (scan QR code above), Jing-A. 

JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central

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Head to JW Kitchen for a Chinese New Year’s Eve reunion dinner you won’t forget. 

Indulge in a buffet with lobster, sweet shrimp, arctic shellfish and other delicious fresh seafood; as well as special dishes such as Chinese New Year Poon Choi, spicy rabbit head, Cantonese barbecued pork, roast duck and roast chicken.

A fun ring-toss game, writing the character fu (meaning luck in Chinese), cutting window flowers and making dough figures are just some of the activities you can get involved in. 

You might just get lucky in the lucky draw! 

Get your hands on hotel room vouchers, buffet vouchers, Cantonese set menus, tomahawk steaks, New Year's gifts, exquisite cakes, wines and numerous other great prizes. 

Chinese New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner (free-flow lobster), RMB798 per person, call (010) 6391 6391 for reservations, JW Kitchen, JW Marriott Beijing Central. 

Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing

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Café Zi has got a whole host of set menus suitable for everyone this Chinese New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a reunion dinner in style. 

Served on January 21, guests can enjoy dinner with a view overlooking Beijing’s iconic Forbidden City. 

Set menu for 2-3 guests, RMB3,988. 

Set menu for 4-6 guests, RMB6,888. 

Set menu for 7-8 guests (served in Taipan room), RMB13,888. 

Set menu for 8-10 guests (served in Wangfu room), RMB16,888. 

Set menu for 12-16 guests (served in Taipan Room / Winter Garden), RMB23,888. 

Available on January 21, all prices subject to 15% service charge. 

Another way to share the joy of Chinese New Year with friends and loved ones is through the exquisite Chinese New Year Hamper! – packed full of gifts which will truly bring the Lunar New Year spirit alive. 

Available until January 27, self-pick-up from Café Zi. 

For a truly immersive Chinese New Year experience, don’t miss out on a Staycation by MO. 

Enjoy WFC ice skating tickets (maximum two tickets before February 28); daily credit of RMB888 for afternoon tea, a la carte items, MO Bar, laundry and pressing services, as well as treatment at The Spa (advanced booking required); and many more amazing benefits. 

Staycation by MO, available until February 28, starts from RMB3,788 per night (rates subject to 16.6% service charge and tax). 

That’s not all. 

Until February 5, you can enjoy the Festive Celebration package, including daily breakfast at Café Zi for up to two adults and two children (below 12 years old), credit for dining and The Spa (advanced reservation required), as well as much much more. 

Festive Celebration, available until February 5, RMB3,688 per night. 

Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing. 

New World Beijing Hotel

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Head to Tian Tan Kitchen for a special festive buffet on Chinese New Year’s Eve. 

Included as part of the buffet is a free festive Poon Choi dish, filled with abalone, prawns, sea cucumber and more (NOTE this is for tables of two or more diners ONLY.) 

Available on January 21, 11.30am-2.30pm and 5.30-9pm, RMB318 per person, call (010) 5960 8855 for reservations. 

NUO Hotel Beijing

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Chef Simon Leung and his team have prepared a luxurious gourmet with which to ring in the Year of the Rabbit. 

Black Pearl and Michelin award-winning Chinese restaurant Jia has got an exquisite family reunion dinner just for you. Indulge in Spring Festival dishes like Roasted Pigs, Steamed Grouper and Dumplings Stuffed with Sea Cucumber. 

Spring Festival dishes like Dongshan Lamb and Chef Leung’s Signature Poon Choi are available for takeaway and delivery. 

For those with a sweet tooth this Chinese New Year, don’t miss out on New Year Rabbit Chocolate & Chestnut Cake and Sugar-Coated Haws Latte.

Spring Festival Gourmet, RMB6,999-RMB10,999 per set for 8-10 persons; two options of set menus are available if you have a smaller group of four persons and more, RMB588-RMB1,388, call +86 10 5926 8281 for reservations, Jia, NUO Hotel Beijing. 

Pan Pacific Beijing

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Enjoy a classic Chinese New Year’s Eve reunion dinner in the heart of Beijing to ring in the Year of the Rabbit. 

Yu’s Kitchen has prepared a sumptuous set menu to tickle your CNY taste buds. 

Indulge in Stewed Goose with Soy Sauce, Liquor Soaked Crabs, Sashimi Boston lobster and Salmon, Stir-fried Pork With Cucumber, Stewed Tofu with Sea Urchin and much more. 

Make it a Chinese New Year’s Eve to remember. 

RMB888 per person OR RMB8,888 per table (price subject to additional 15% service charge), Yu’s Kitchen, Pan Pacific Beijing. 

The Opposite House

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The Opposite House will help make sure you have a Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner in style this year. 

Head to Jing Yaa Tang where Michelin Star Executive Chef, Li Dong presents luxurious Spring Festival reunion dinner, showcasing the finest China delicacies that are sure to delight everyone's taste buds.

Available January 21-January 27, MUST book at least one day in advance, RMB2,988 per set, Jing Yaa Tang. 

For a cozy reunion dinner in the comfort of your own home, pick up Jing Yaa Tang’s special to-go menu. 

Pick-up January 21-January 27, 5-6pm, MUST order at least two days in advance, please call +86 10 6410 5230 or email jingyaatang@theoppositehouse.com for more details or reservations, Jing Yaa Tang. 

For an extra special Chinese New Year, why not enjoy a family staycation?! 

Enjoy the surroundings of Sanlitun Taikoo Li, as well as a menu specially curated by Michelin-starred Chef Li Dong. 

Available January 21-January 27, MUST book at least two days in advance, RMB6,666 for two nights in Studio 70 rooms with curated reunion dinner for four in Jing Yaa Tang, please call +86 10 6410 5199 or email reservations@theoppositehouse.com for more details or reservations

The Opposite House. 

The Peninsula Beijing

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A range of Chinese New Year’s Eve gatherings are on offer The Peninsula. 

At Huang Ting, guests can enjoy festive dishes prepared by Executive Chef Fred Shi and his team. Choose from one of four set menus – Golden Auspicious, Abundant Delight, Blooming Prosperity or Flourishing Fortune. 

Indulge in Steamed Crab with Pork and Soy Sauce, Double-boiled Sea Conch soup with Matsutake and Chinese white cabbage, Braised Beef Short Ribs and Wild Morel stuffed with Shrimp Mousse, as well as much more. 

Set menus served from January 31 onwards, starting at RMB2,588 per table; The Flourishing Fortune set menu is available January 21-January 26, starting at RMB15,888 per table, call +86 10 6510 6757, Huang Ting. 

In addition to the set menus, you can also indulge in Chinese New Year specialties including Poon Choi, Lo Hei (a classic South East Asian dish) and House-made Rice Pudding. 

Poon Choi (RMB3,888), Lo Hei (RMB698) and Rice Pudding (RMB280), served in Huang Ting. 

For an elegant take on Chinese New Year, head out to enjoy the iconic Peninsula Afternoon Tea with flavors and symbolism especially for the Spring Festival. 

Desserts include Hawthorn Bingtanghulu, Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Hazelnut Lantern, Cherry Vanilla Canelé Firecracker and Tiramisu Rabbit. 

Served daily, RMB638 for two persons (weekdays); RMB688 for two persons (weekends), all prices subject to 16.6% surcharge, The Lobby.

To spice up your nightlife during Chinese New Year, enjoy some special Spring Festival cocktails available until February 3. 

Cocktails priced from RMB118, call 010 8516 2888 for more information, Jing Bar. 

The Peninsula Beijing. 

The PuXuan Hotel and Spa 

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Michelin-starred restaurant Fu Chun Ju is on hand to make sure you enjoy a classy Chinese New Year’s Eve reunion dinner. 

Cantonese Style Goose Head, Simmered Fuzhou Conger Eel with Soy Bean Paste and Ginger, Braised Superior Fish Maw with Fresh Crab Meat and more are all on the menu. 

In addition to that, Fu Chun Ju offers tailor-made service to make your reunion dinner perfectly suited to you. 

Available 11.30am-2.30pm OR 5.30-9.30pm, MUST book at least three days in advance, call +86 10 5280 6418 or 13810883451 for reservations, Fu Chun Ju, The PuXuan Hotel and Spa. 

Waldorf Astoria Beijing 

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Zijin Mansion offers a Chinese New Year’s Eve reunion dinner filled with sumptuous Cantonese dishes. 

Cold Dishes Combination Platter, Roasted Suckling Pig “Cantonese Style,” Wok-fried Boston Lobster with Mushroom in Black Truffle Sauce, Braised Sea Cucumber with Scallion in Oyster Sauce, Steam Red Spotted Grouper with Homemade Salted Lemon and Preserved Black Beans, as well as many other dishes are all waiting for you.

Diners can opt for a private dining room which can each accommodate 10-24 guests. 

Available January 21-February 5, 5.30-10.30pm, RMB3,288* (4-person; note that private dining is NOT available with this option), RMB6,888* (6-person), RMB10,888* (8-10 person), add Poon Choi starting from RMB1,688, *all prices subject to 15% service charge, call +86 (0) 10 8520 8989-6110, Zijin Mansion, Waldorf Astoria Beijing. 

Yu Xiang Yuan

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Enjoy a sumptuous Chinese New Year’s Eve reunion dinner in the heart of Beijing Wangfujing. 

Combining Beijing Royal dishes with Huaiyang cuisine, you can enjoy a whole host of classic Chinese dishes, each one bringing a burst of Chinese New Year flavor. 

RMB3,990 per table, call 65136666-6789 for reservations, Yu Xiang Yuan.  


[Cover image via NUO Hotel Beijing]

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