To celebrate Chinese New Year (Tuesday 5 February 2019) Royal China Restaurants across London will give each table a special red envelope with some containing special gifts.
Each “lei see”, as they are pronounced in Cantonese, will offer a fortune message; with some of the red envelopes containing a prize. The special prizes include a voucher for a complimentary meal up to the value of £100, a bottle of Champagne, and a complimentary glass of wine.
Red envelopes are usually presented at social events such as weddings and the Lunar New Year. The red colour of the envelope symbolises good luck and is said to ward off evil spirits.
The restaurants will also be offering a special Chinese New Year menu and will host Lion Dance performances to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Pig.
In keeping with tradition, each restaurant will host Lion Dance performances from 7 February till 13 February to bring good luck and fortune for the New Year. The performances will take place at each restaurant at the following times:
Royal China Baker Street: Thursday 7 February at 7:00pm & Monday 11 February at 7:30pm
Royal China Club: Thursday 7 February at 8:00pm
Royal China Queensway: Friday 8 February at 7:30pm
Royal China Riverside: Tuesday 12 February at 7:30pm
Royal China Fulham: Wednesday 13 February at 1:30pm
Royal China Harrow: Wednesday 13 Feb at 7:30pm
The Royal China Group consists of six of London’s most authentic and prestigious Chinese restaurants, including the luxurious and critically-acclaimed Royal China Club. Based in prime areas of London, the restaurants are centrally located on Baker Street, as well as in Bayswater, Fulham, Harrow-on-the-Hill and Canary Wharf.
The Royal China restaurants offer traditional Hong Kong Chinese dishes, while the Royal China Club provides an exclusive experience combining European ingredients within the authentic Chinese cuisine. The group is renowned for its Dim Sum, which is served daily from Noon until 5pm and includes favourites such as Steamed Seafood Dumplings with Spicy Sauce; and Pan-fried Fillet of Duck Breast Rolls.