Posted by Francesca De Franco on 28 Jan 2022

Tuesday, 1st of February is Chinese New Year (aka Lunar New Year) and marks the start of the year of the Tiger. The London celebrations have unfortunately been scaled back for the second year in a row. However, you can still celebrate the with some great Chinese food.

After some research here are some of our finds  in and around the area for a tasty banquet fit for an emperor. They all have a food hygiene rating of 4 or above.

The Good Earth, Esher 

A staple on Esher High Street for nearly 40 years, The Good Earth offers an extensive meat, seafood, fish and vegetarian menu.

14-18 High Street, Esher, KT10 9RT

Call: 01372 462 489

Info and menu can be found here.

Tasty China, Worcester Park 

Tasty China offers a huge variety of both Chinese and Thai dishes.

491 London Road, Worcester Park, SM3 8JW

You can view the menu and order for takeaway via JustEat

For bookings and enquiries call: 020 8330 4092

New Regent, Chessington  

New Regent offers classic, MSG-free Chinese dishes in a traditional, open-plan restaurant. To celebrate the new year they  will be holding a lion dance on Friday, 4th February. Whilst normally closed on a Tuesday, they will be open on Chinese New Year Day.

7 Ace Parade, Hook Road, Chessington, KT9 1DR 

Tel 020 83973957 and 020 89742686 

Check out the menu on Just Eat.


The Emperor, North Cheam 


The Emperor is a traditional family run restaurant established by the Leung family in 1989. They believe in offering high quality standards of food and service at a reasonable price.

71-73 Stonecot Hill, North Cheam, SM3 9HJ 

To book a table or make enquiries call: 0208 644 5155

Info and menu can be found here.

Bejing Palace


112 The Street, Ashtead, KT21 1AL 

Check out the menu here.

For bookings and enquiries call: +44 1372 272163

McChina Eating, South Wimbledon 

Serving Cantonese classics, McChina Eating has won awards for Best Takeaway & Delivery Service and Best Family Friendly Restaurant.

343-345 Haydons Road, South Wimbledon,  SW19 8LA

Here’s the menu.

To book a table or make enquiries call: 020 8543 2828 / 020 8542 3504

Bamboo Basket, Epsom

Good things come in small packages! Bamboo Basket may be pretty tiny but it packs a punch with its array of Asian food and clutch of awards. It’s not open in the evenings but makes a great lunch stop/takeaway option.

Ashley Square,  The Ashley Centre, Epsom, KT18 5DB 

Here’s the menu.

Check out the website:

Contact: 01372 728428/ 


I hope that’s given you some inspiration. Do let us know about your favourite Chinese restaurants.

Gong hei fat choy! 

Fran   🐅 🐯

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Francesca De Franco
I’m Fran a Londoner living in Surrey with my great husband and our three lovely children. My eldest daughter is 15 and my twin daughters are aged 12.

I'm a freelance PR consultant and also run The Parent Social blog where I write about the activities we do, the places that we visit, the games that we play as well as all the every day parenting (and some non-parenting) stuff in between. I also have a wine and food PR consultancy and blog -

My love for communicating and writing, mirrors my passion for trying to be the best mum I can be. Interests include good food and wine, Italian culture, football and personal finance.

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