Happy (Chinese) New Year! How are you celebrating? With a dragon parade? Lanterns? Waving cat figurines? No, you’re going to Lucky Cat of course! Because the restaurant has pulled out all the stops for the new year, from new menus to ways to celebrate Chinese New Year.
First up, it’s Chinese New Year! For 2020, officially the year of the rat (the zodiac sign bringing good fortune and abundance, here’s hoping…) Lucky Cat is marking the celebrations with some special additions to the a la carte menu. Look forward to dishes including Chicken & Prawn Dumplings, XO Clams and Sui Dry Aged Pork Chop, as well as a lunar new year inspired mooncake dessert.
And don’t think that’s all the CNY festivities. The restaurant will be surprising lucky guests with red envelopes, based on the traditional Chinese red pockets, over Chinese New Year weekend. Guests dining between Friday 24th and Sunday 26th January will receive an envelope and, as tradition dictates, will each have the chance of winning a special prize. From cocktails to dessert platters, and a covetable Lucky Cat to take home – you’re in with a good chance of bagging a Lucky Cat experience if you go this weekend!
Of course that’s not all that Lucky Cat has going on…
New dishes have been added to the lunch and early dinner set menus, which are now also available at the weekends between 12pm and 7pm on Saturdays and 4pm until 7pm on Sundays and, as ever, it’s an ideal choice if you’re in a rush. Business lunches can be in-and-out in just an hour, perfect if you’re on a tight work schedule. The menu is especially good value for a Mayfair lunch, at £36 for three courses, including a glass of sommelier selected wine, or a pot of loose-leaf tea if you’d prefer.
And, of course, there’s always the famous Lucky Cat weekend brunch. As well as offering freshly prepared sushi – maki and nigiri – straight from the Raw Bar, it features a mix of a la carte signature dishes alongside Lucky Cat’s sweet chilli ‘baonuts’ (a deliciously sticky sweet combo of a bao bun and a doughnut – the innovation that’ll have you mewing like the cat that got the cream.)
Brunchers should also get a good fill of the chef’s dessert selection, which is served on a decadent platter featuring restaurant’s most popular desserts, from perfect Gordon Ramsay soufflés to mini ‘lucky lollies’, designed to end your meal on a positively sweet note. And talking of notes, note that there are free-flowing options including a real taste of Japan, in the form of Sake, or for the traditionalists there’s Champagne (fear not, there’s also non-alcoholic alternatives to complement your food).
With so much going on at Lucky Cat you won’t have time to ‘paws’ for thought (sorry, couldn’t resist), head down for a Chinese New Year feast and welcome in the year of the rat this weekend!