The Average Cost of Chinese New Year Festive Dining

There’s nothing quite like Chinese New Year to induce a curious mix of anticipation and dread. Don’t panic – here are your dining options across a budget range for the festive celebrations

Sihan Chia

by Sihan Chia on Feb 5, 2024

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If you’re reading this article, hopefully you’re done planning your annual family reunion dinner and other festive dining gatherings!

With less than a week to usher in the Dragon year, if you haven’t made any restaurant reservations or  placed any yusheng orders, now’s the time to firm up your plans. The good news –  there are still quite a handful of options left but not for long! 

Start by shortlisting places that are likely to please even the fussiest palates, namely hotels and established restaurants. As the date draws closer, competition (and prices) will start heating up so the earlier you book your reservation, the better. 

Here’s a quick look at some of the most established gourmet names for an indulgent and pampering experience to start the new year on a high note! 

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Reunion Dinner At A Restaurant 

Reunion dinners are usually cosy affairs with the immediate family, so good food in a nice atmosphere is paramount, whether it’s at a restaurant or in the comfort of home. 

If you’re looking forward to tucking into festive delicacies with the rest of the fam, rest assured we’ve got you covered. If you prefer a low-key celebration at home, get ready to place your orders to take advantage of the credit card dining promotions before they’re gone!

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RestaurantPriceAvailability
Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant, Holiday Inn AtriumFrom S$118++ per person for their Auspicious Times menu3 Jan 2024 to 24 Feb 2024
Hai Tien Lo, Pan PacificFrom S$128 per person, choose from eight set menus22 Jan to 25 Feb 2024
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza HotelFrom S$138.80++ per person, choose from  6 or 8-course set menus4 Jan to 24 Feb 2024
Hua Ting, Orchard Hotel SingaporeFrom S$148 per person, minimum 2 diners9 to 24 Feb 2024
Lime Restaurant, ParkRoyal on PickeringJoyful Reunion

9 Feb, Buffet Dinner – 

S$138++ per adult, S$69++ per child  

10-11 Feb, Buffet Brunch – 

S$88++ per adult, S$44++ per child

10-11 Feb, Buffet Dinner – 

S$118++ per adult, S$59++ per child

16 Jan to 29 Feb 2024
Shang Palace, Shangri-La SingaporeChoice of four 8-course menus from S$188 per pax29 Jan to 24 Feb 2024
Peach Blossoms, ParkRoyal MarinaJubilant Abundance Set Menus from S$298 per person, minimum of two diners22 Jan to 25 Feb 2024

Lunar New Year Eve Menu available on 9 Feb 

Summer Palace, Conrad HotelImperial Menu, S$288 per person, minimum of two diners28 Jan to 24 Feb 2024

Lunar New Year Eve Menu available on 9 Feb 

Reunion Dinner At Home 

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RestaurantItemPrice/PromotionAvailability
Man Fu Yuan, InterContinental SingaporeAbundance Treasure PotS$498 nett, serves up to 5 guests21 Dec 2023 to 25 Feb 2024
Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant, Carlton HotelSix menus including the Happiness SetFrom S$1,348++ for eight pax 29 Jan to 24 Feb 2024
Xin Cuisine, Holiday Inn Singapore AtriumBoston Lobster and Ikura Yu Sheng with Passion Fruit Sauce 

Xin’s Traditional Pen Cai

From S$268

S$388 

15% discount for selected items

21 Feb 2024
YanLunar New Year Family Feast S$432 for a set for four pax29 Jan – 24 Feb 2024

Self collection for orders on 9 Feb 2024

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza HotelWan Hao Imperial Pot of Prosperity5 Persons / 10 Persons

S$588.00 – S$1,088.00

15% regular discount with promo code “WH15”

Self collection from 4 Jan to 24 Feb 2024
TungLok Seafood Gardens by The BayProsperity Yu Sheng, Pen Cai and Take-Home Feast15% off self-collect takeaway 

For UOB Cardholders

Till 31 Jan:

15% off Yu Sheng, Pen Cai and Take-Home Feast takeaway

Till 24 Feb:

15% off pork jerky/nian gao

For orders placed by 31 Jan 2024
Goodwood Park Hotel SingaporeLunar New Year Takeaway Treasures 2024From 18 Jan – 4 Feb 2024, Citi, DBS/POSB, HSBC, Maybank, OCBC, UOB Cardmembers enjoy 20% off 

From 5 – 24 Feb 2024, cardmembers enjoy 15% off takeaway purchases

18 Jan to 24 Feb 2024
Long Beach SeafoodCNY 2024 Set MenuFrom $488 for 3-4 pax, Set Menu B4Reunion menu is only available on 9 Feb 2024

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Card Promotions for Dine-In and Takeaway Orders  

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Remember to utilise your credit card privileges to make the most out of your festive spending! 

RestaurantCard PromotionOffer valid till
Man Fu Yuan, InterContinental Singaporefor Citi Cardmembers 

10% off Lunar New Year A La Carte Menu (Lunch & Dinner) 

7 Feb 2024
Min Jiang, Goodwood Park Hotelfor Citi Cardmembers 

15% off a la carte food and beverage bill 

for UOB Cardmembers 

Till 4 Feb:

20% off selected festive takeaway treats

Till 24 Feb:

15% off selected festive takeaway treats

30 Dec 2024 or otherwise stated
Lime, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickeringfor Citi Cardmembers 

15% off on festive buffet 

24 Feb 2024
Peach Blossomsfor UOB Cardmembers

15% off in-store and online purchase on festive takeaways from 24 Jan 2024

24 Feb 2024
The Salon, Hotel Fort Canningfor Citi Cardmembers 

S$100 off Bountiful Reunion Set Menu for 10 

24 Feb 2024
The Dining Room, Sheraton Towers Singapore Hotelfor Citi Cardmembers 

Up to 25% off Festive Feasts 

Early Bird Period (1 Jan to 31 Jan 2024): 25% off

Regular Period (1 Feb to 29 Feb 2024): 15% off

Summer Palace, Conrad Hotelfor Citibank / DBS / UOB Cardholders 

Enjoy 10% discount off Festive goodies and takeaways 

9 Feb 2024
Conrad Centennial Singaporefor UOB Cardmembers

10% off festive gifts and goodies. 

Promo code: UOB10 

24 Feb 2024 for online purchases made via https://conradcentennialsingapore.oddle.me/ only
Pan Pacific Singaporefor UOB Cardmembers

From 5 Jan 2024:

15% off festive takeaways

24 Feb 2024
Yan Ting, The St. Regis Singaporefor UOB Cardmembers

15% festive takeaway delicacies

Promo code: UOB15

24 Feb 2024 
Crystal Jadefor UOB Cardmembers

From 19 Jan:

  • 8% off festive takeaways on published usual price
  • 8% off dine-in festive set menus on published usual price
  • Additional 8% off set menus for reservation made for CNY eve 3rd seating
25 Feb 2024

Cost Of Festive Snacks

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Planning a Netflix binge over the CNY long weekend, or planning a quick getaway to our neighbour thanks to the shockingly favourable exchange rate hitting S$1:RM3.54?  Whichever your choice, here’s your pick of festive munchies to keep you happily satiated. 

ItemBudgetMid-rangePremium
Bak KwaS$27 for 500g from Kim Peng HiangS$58 for 500g from SupernatureS$88 for the 2024 Dragon black truffle bak kwa, 500g from Century Bak Kwa
Pineapple tartsS$15.80 from Toast Box, two for $28.80S$26.80 – S$28.80 from La LevainS$48 from Caviar
Love lettersS$18.80 for Seaweed Chicken Floss Love Letters from Mdm Ling BakeryS$27 for Charcoal Love Letters from Baker’s Well$36 from Sinpopo
Kueh BangkitS$15.90 for Crispy Flower Kueh Bangkit from Ding BakeryS$21.80 from Mdm LingS$30 from Baker’s Well
Ondeh Ondeh CookiesS$16.80 from Lele BakeryS$29.80 from Baker’s Brew$33.80 from Home’s Favourites
Shrimp RollsS$8.90 from Tai SunS$16.80 from Drips Bakery CafeS$23.80 from Kele
Almond Cookies$14.31 from Yes NaturalS$20.90 Xing Fu – Premium Almond Cookies from Pineapple TartsS$26.90 from Xin Yong Sheng
Cashew Cookies S$15 from Gin ThyeS18.80 from Xin Yong ShengS$27.88 from Peach Blossoms, ParkRoyal Collection Marina Bay
Green Pea Cookies S$17.90 from Ding BakeryS$28.80 from Delcie’s Desserts and CakesS$43.80 from Man Fu Yuan
Lotus Root ChipsS$15.90 from Wang Lai BakeryS$21 from Aunty Hong S$36.80 for Spicy Salted Egg Yolk Lotus Root Chips with Chicken Floss from Goodwood Park Hotel

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Conclusion: Plan Ahead And Celebrate Early 

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If you haven’t already noticed, several hotels and restaurants have launched their Lunar New Year menus for dine-in and takeaway orders and are stacking offers for the early birds. 

There’s no rule saying you can’t celebrate CNY early, so be sure to bring along the right rewards credit card before your big meal. That’s a good 20% savings in some instances. 

If you’re planning to host a home-cooked feast, optimise your budget by using a cashback card (some are offering up to 8% cashback on groceries) and swap seasonal items (read: off the chart prices) for cheaper and no less tasty alternatives. 

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