Chinese New Year banquet guide Adelaide 2016


With Chinese New Year in Chinatown and Adelaide surrounds just around the corner on the 8th February, we’ve prepared the ultimate banquet guide as well as our top recommendations. Pictured: Red Chilli owner Steven An and Tomich Wines director Randal Tomich.

Red Chilli

red-chilli-chinatown-adelaide-restaurantOpen for one hot and spicy year, Red Chilli has stolen our hearts with authentic Sichuan cuisine. It’s beautiful decor, attentive staff and vast menu of fresh hot regional delicacies makes it our number one location for celebrating the new year. Owner Steven is thrilled with Red Chilli’s first year of gaining a good reputation with the community, Adelaide foodies and international visitors. He is looking forward to delighting his customers during Chinese New Year. He says “It’s the most special time of the year for our community. I want to provide the best atmosphere for families and friends to spend time together.” Tomich Wines has been recently added to the restaurants already mature wine list. Winemaker Randal Tomich explains “It can be a challenge to match wine to the robust heat of Sichuan cuisine, but Steven and I have worked together to introduce a selection of Tomich wines that will work in harmony with Red Chilli’s complex flavours.”

RED-CHILLI-20166-chinese-new-year-banquestTwo banquet styles are available for groups of 8-10 and 10-12.  You’ll begin with a traditional Sichuan preserved platter and other delicacies such as tripe in chilli oil topped with celery and peanuts, eggplant. Mains includes specialties like live lobster, barramundi, Sichuan style tea smoked duck, braised pork with hot chilli, seafood hotpot with pork, deep fried prawns and braised abalone. We suggest Tomich Woodside Sauvignon Blanc 2015 or Tomich Hilltop Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2014 to round out your fiery palate.


Traditional Sichuan Preserved Platter
Sliced Beef, Beef Tongue and Tripe in Chilli Oil topped with Celery and Peanuts
Jelly Fish Salad with Viegar
Boiled Chicken Slices Served with Bean Curd and Hot Chilli Sauce
Boiled Eggplant Slices Served with Sesame Paste
Cucumber and Black Fungus Salad

Main course
Live Lobster (Sashimi OR others)
Live Parnt Fish (Steamed with Ginger and Shallots)
House Special Braised Duck (Whole)
Steamed Scallops with Vermicelli
Deep Fried Prawns with Tea Leaves and Black Pepper
Stewed Sea cucumber with Fresh Mushrooms in Pumpkin Soup
Chinese Bread with Stir Fried Pork Shreds
Seafood Mao Xue Wang (Hot Pot Pork Blood Jelly, Intestine, Seafood & Sweet Potato Noodle)
Stir Fried Spinach with Century and Salted Egg
Millet Braised Abalone Slices
Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles
Glutinous Rice Cakes served with Sugar Sauce
Fresh Fruit Platter
Mushroom Almond and Chicken Soup


Traditional Sichuan Preserved Platter
Sliced Beef, Beef Tongue and Tripe in Chilli Oil topped with Celery and Peanuts
Jelly Fish with Cucumber in Garlic Sauce
Boiled Eggplant Slices with Sesame Paste

Main course

Live Lobster (Sashimi OR others)
Live Barramundi (Steamed with Ginger and Shallots)
Stir-fried Prawns with Salted Egg Yolk (12)
Sichuan Style Tea Smoked Duck
Stewed Sea-cucumber with Fresh Sweet Corn and Choi-Sum
Stir-fried Braised Pork with Hot Chilli (with Chinese Bread
Seafood Mao Xue Wang (Hot Pot Pork Blood Jelly, Intestine, Seafood & Sweet Potato Noodle)
Boiled Chinese Broccoli with Soy Sauce, Ginger and Shallots
Braised Pork with Honey Date
Boiled Dumplings filled with Cabbage and Pork
Glutinous Rice Cakes served with Sugar Sauce
Fresh Fruit Platter
Pork Rib and Lotus Root Sauce

Bookings: (08) 8231 9661
86 Grote Street, Adelaide, SA

House of Chow


Roz and David enjoy LNY 2015

A much loved favourite on the corner of Hutt and Wakefield Streets and winner of many awards, House of Chow has provided a wonderful atmosphere for many Chinese New Year celebrations in Adelaide. Known for excellence in group dining, flexibility with gluten free options and a family friendly experience.

Roz Chow told us about some of the Chinese New Year specialties offered this year. She said “Guests will enjoy dishes that incorporate Chinese words for luck, good health, fortune and happiness. These words are translated into food, herbs and spices.including a special salad using smoked salmon.” As always theater will add to the festivities with Lion Dances and New Year celebrations featuring on Wednesday 10th February, Thursday 11th February and Friday 12th February. Friday is already fully booked though, so now is a good time to book for the other nights!

Bookings: (08) 8223 6121
82 Hutt Street, Adelaide

Vietnam Restaurant

Vietnam-restuarant-Lunar-New-Year-celebrationsA quick look at Vietnam Restaurant’s Facebook page photo gallery proves this Pennington location as a fantastic spot to bring in the New Year. Home to a street party every year with a huge atmosphere and spectacular Lion Dances.


Officially open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.

The hosts will help you celebrate with a live party band, lion dance show, fire crackers, raffles, party games and giveaways.

Sparkling Wine on Arrival
Sugar Cane Skewered Minced King Prawns
Mum’s Special Curry Combination in Hot PotVIETNAM RESTAURANT lny 2016
Special Seafood Salad
Barbeque Quails
Combination Rice in Hot Pot
Crispy Barramundi, Fresh Green Mango & Garlic Chilli Fish Sauce
Crispy Squid with Ginger and Chilli
Fresh Fruit Salad

There is a minimum booking of 6 people to enjoy the 8 course set banquet.
Adults $68.90 Children $48.90

Vegetarian and gluten free banquets are available but make sure your dietary requirements are received by 5pm on Wednesday 3rd Feb 2016.

Bookings: (08) 8447 3395
73 Addison Road, Pennington

Park Lok

Found near Morphett Street on Grote Street, Park Lok enjoys an enviable reputation for authenticity. Specialising in a fusion of Cantonese and Teochew cuise, the portion sizes are generous and the ingredients always fresh. This restuarant will book out quickly with Chinese New Year Banquet options for every budget. Prices start at just $40.80 per person for groups of 4 or more including specialties such as Park Lok tender duck, steamed garlic shallots and crispy beef. The premium banquet includes abalone with chinese mushroom, braised pork trotter and taro duck.The friendly staff said they have many Lion Dances and Martial Arts performances. View the full version brochures in the thumbnails below

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Bookings: (08) 8212 8316
130 Grote Street, Adelaide

Chinatown will be bursting with Lion Dances to celebrate the year of the monkey! Here’s some more restaurants offering Chinese New Year banquets. You can open the thumbnails to read all the details. Most restaurants we talked to mentioned they were already taking many bookings, so we suggest to BOOK SOON.

Ding Hao


Bookings: (08) 8211 7036
26 Gouger Street, Adelaide

T-chow Chinese Restaurant


Bookings: (08) 8410 1413
68 Moonta Street, Adelaide

Star House


Bookings: (08) 8221 6303
1/31-39 Gouger Street, Adelaide

Kingdom Chinese Restaurant


Bookings: (08) 8123 6498
31 Gouger Street, Adelaide

Dragon Court Seafood Restaurant


Bookings: (08) 8231 9456
81-83 Gouger Street, Adelaide


Don’t forget to wish your family and friends Gong Xi Fa Cai, meaning that you wish them prosperity in the new year. With a close friend or colleague you can respond to Gong Xi Fa Cai with Hong Bao Na Lai, which means you are asking for them to give you a red envelope containing money. But most importantly take the time to cherish this special time of year with your closest.

Gong Xi Fa Cai from the Chinatown Adelaide team!


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