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Welcome in the Year Of The Dragon with one of these festivities around Perth.
Frisk Small Bar
This Northbridge haunt has been shaking and stirring like crazy in preparation for Lunar New Year, and they’ve come up with four excellent cocktails to celebrate, paying homage to Frisk’s Chinatown neighbours and the bar’s original Malay owners… Starting with the aptly-named Chinatown Gibson, featuring Wandering Rosemary gin, Carpano Bianco vermouth, MSG and pickled daikon; the Szechuan-spiked sweet and spicy Honey I Drunk The Kids; kaffir lime and lemongrass-infused South West Side or the Zazou, named after a zesty regular patron and featuring a blend of yuzu, apricot and mandarin gin.
Lunar New Year Market Fair Fremantle (February 3-4)
On February 3-4, Freo locals can celebrate the Lunar New Year at this weekend market event that will set up at 1 The Terrace, just outside the historic Fremantle Prison. Across two days, the market will feature mesmerising performances and cultural displays, traditional food, arts and crafts and more. Find out more here.
Lunar New Year @ Sweetwater Rooftop Bar (February 5-11)
Celebrate the Lunar New Year in style in the lush surrounds of Sweetwater Rooftop Bar, who’ll be serving up a stunning three course seafood and dumpling-filled menu inspired by classic Chinese New Year dishes.
Lunar Lane @ Brookfield Place (February 5-24)
Venture into Brookfield Place’s laneway this February as it transforms into Lunar Lane to celebrate the Year of the Wood Dragon! Eateries W Churchill and Apple Daily will all be serving up some extra special offerings, from dragon-inspired cocktails to deliciously auspicious dishes – plus, a spectacular lion dance on February 9!
Lunar New Year @ Crown Perth (February 6-25)
For the Year of the Dragon, Crown Perth is pulling out all the stops with special banquets across the complex. Available from February 6-25, Atrium’s buffet will feature a specialty menu that celebrates the new year, including a dim sum station plus roving lion dancers. From February 9 to 25, you can also indulge to your heart’s content at Epicurean, who will also feature a range of expertly crafted Lunar New Year dishes like Shanghai-style braised pork belly, steamed buns and five spice crispy fish. Between February 9-18, Silks will also host both a lavish Lunar New Year banquet and special lunchtime yum cha menu!
Lucky 8 Banquet @ Servo (February 8)
Servo will be welcoming in the new year with a special banquet from guest chef Carrol Chew. Expect Malaysian Lunar New Year classics like yee sang and lo bak go, mingling the flavours of Malacca and Peranakan cuisine with Servo’s signature wood-fired kitchen – not to mention a thoughtfully curated array of cocktails and vino to accompany! Check out the menu and book your spot here!
Lunar New Year @ Langford Park (February 10)
Langford Park will be celebrating the Year of the Dragon with a free community event, featuring fun and entertainment for all ages including kids activities, arts and crafts, exciting performances, food trucks and a dragon train. Find out more here.
Golden Dragon Eterno @ Servo (February 10-11)
Keep the vibes going at Servo with their special yum cha edition of their signature Eterno bottomless session, again embracing the Year of the Dragon with guest chef Carrol Chew.
“My passion for cooking started from a life long obsession with learning the way my mum cooked – always pairing our classic soy sauce dishes with touches of spice and sambal,” Chew explained.
“I guess it stemmed from the cross cultures from where mum and dad were from. My mum was born of Indian and Portugese descent from Malacca, and dad from the Peranakan heritage (itself an intermarriage of Chinese and Malay ethnic groups). My Singaporean parents and their peers formed a unique group in their food, language, dress and way of life and beliefs.”
Chinese New Year @ Miss Mi (February 10-24)
The new year coincides with Miss Mi’s first birthday, and they’re celebrating in suitably auspicious style! Available from February 10 to 24, Miss Mi’s signature twist on a traditional Nian Ye Fan New Year Dinner is jam packed with premium seafood – we’re talkin’ oysters, grilled squid with soy pineapple, banana-wrapped sole with sambal, grilled Exmouth tiger prawns… Not to mention succulent pork belly and stupendously sticky Szechuan-glazed chicken wings.
Plus, they’ll be ending things on an extra sweet note with a decadent rose ginger steamed sponge cake with toasted rice ice cream – made extra special with six custom designed Year of the Dragon coins from the Perth Mint hidden at random in the cakes, giving you the chance to win some exciting prizes! Book your table here.
Lunar New Year @ Karrinyup Shopping Centre
Karrinyup are ushering in the Lunar New Year with a range of exciting performances across the centre to mark the colourful occasion.
From February 10-24, the West Deck will be adorned with large-scale Year of the Dragon projections and traditional lanterns every night, with an incredible lion dance on Sunday February 18 from 1pm and an exciting lion dance on high poles with dance troupe and drums (and gold confetti finale!) in the Centre Court on February 22.
Perth Chinese New Year Fair (February 11)
Organised by the historic Chung Wah Association, the annual Chinese New Year Fair can’t be missed. The huge event has an annual attendance of 35,000 visitors – this year, it will take place on February 11, with stalls, entertainment, arts and craft workshops, games and other activities along James Street, Lake Street, the Cultural Centre, Northbridge Piazza and Yagan Square. You’ll be able to feast on plenty of special Lunar New Year treats, plus there’ll be spectacular lion and dragon dances.
Lunar New Year Night Markets @ Victoria Park (February 16)
Vic Park is gearing up for a vibrant evening to welcome in the Lunar New Year with a special edition night market. On February 16, Albany Highway will be home to live entertainment, arts and crafts, gifts and more, plus a specially designed light show.
Lunar New Year @ The Marina (February 16-17)
Mindarie’s the Marina will be welcoming the Year of the Dragon with a huge range of activities, including bottomless dumplings at Cabana Pool Bar, music from Zola Li, Chinese lantern making and face painting, plus a performance from the Yaolin Roaming Dragon dancers. Find out more here.
Chinese New Year @ Wanneroo Markets (February 18)
Delight in the deliciousness of the new year at the Wanneroo Markets, with food stalls, live music, lion dancing, and plenty of fun for the kids including face painting and origami. Check out the Facebook event here for more info.