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Colorful Artwork of a dragon & tiger at Thistle Hotels

Chinese celebrations

It's the Chinese Lunar New Year and 2022 ushers in the Year of the Tiger. Tigers have a special place in Chinese culture and are considered the king of the beasts in Chinese mythology. Those born in the Year of the Tiger can expect to be blessed with qualities of self-confidence, strength, courage, power and enthusiasm. It's expected to be a year of change and the overcoming of challenges, which is most certainly apt for 2022.

Join in the New Year celebrations by sharing a plate of dumplings and more in one of the iconic areas of central London - Chinatown. Just moments away from our Thistle Piccadilly and Trafalgar Sq hotels, you can have your dim sum, and eat it too.

We wish you all a Happy Lunar New Year!

Close-up of Jiaozi served in a restaurant at Thistle Hotels

Baozi Inn

Offering delicately-flavoured, little parcels of deliciousness, Dim Sum parlours are the place to go for traditional buns, dumplings and rolls. For Cantonese Dim Sum with Sichuan and Hunan influences, from sticky barbeque pork baozi (buns) to light and crispy vegetable dumplings, you'll find it all, and other comforting Northern Chinese street food, at Baozi Inn in Soho and London Bridge.

Exterior view of the Jen Cafe near Thistle Hotels

Jen Cafe

For a really simple, value-for-money dumpling meal, head to the bright and cheerful Jen Cafe. The favourites at this no-frills cafe are Beijing dumplings, the fried version (guo tie) or wonton soup.

Front entrance view of Gerrard's Corner near Thistle Hotels

Gerrard's Corner

An old-style, Chinese restaurant in the heart of Chinatown packed with regulars, Gerrard's Corner has been around forever. With a wide range of classics on the menu, you can bet on the steamed dumplings to be the star of the show. 

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Close-up of duck meat, dumpling sheets & dip at Thistle Hotels

Four Seasons

Known for the three pillars of Cantonese cuisine: roast duck, char siu pork and crispy pork, it is the crispy roast duck that the Four seasons is most famous for. The most exquisite Cantonese flavours and juicy roast meat can be found here.