Bright Courtyard Club
Wonderful, top-notch Cantonese and Shanghai dishes in a sophisticated setting. £££. Daily L & D. www.brightcourtyard.co.uk. 43- 45 Baker St, W1U 8EW. T: 020-7486 6998. D6. Station: Baker Street.
Located in Harrods, this modern restaurant is inspired by the five elements in Chinese philosophy. £££. Daily L; Mon-Sat D (to 8pm). www.chaiwu.co.uk. 87-135 Brompton Rd, SW1X 7XL. T: 020-3819 8888. F5. Station: Knightsbridge.
Multi-award-winning restaurant and bar with modern Chinese cuisine which justifies the hype. It has been going strong for more than a decade. ££££. Daily L& D; Thur-Sat last orders 12.30am. www.hakkasan.com. 8 Hanway Place, W1T 1HF (and Mayfair branch). T: 020-7927 7000. D7. Station: Tottenham Court Road.
Take in the glorious views across Hyde Park while enjoying superb Sichuan cuisine. ££££. Daily L & D. www.minjiang.co.uk. Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington High St, W8 4PT. T: 0207361 1988. F3. Station: High Street Kensington.
Tasty dim sum, plus excellent rice dishes, with a good vibe. ££. Daily L & D. www.pingpong dimsum.com. 45 Great Marlborough St, W1F 7JL (and branches). T: 020-7851 6969. D7. Station: Oxford Circus.
Royal China Club
This huge Cantonese restaurant is especially popular for its dim sum, served every lunchtime. ££. Daily L & D. www.royalchinagroup.co.uk. 24-26 Baker St, W1U 3BZ (and branches). T: 0207487 4688. D6. Station: Baker Street.
Sleek, award-winning dim sum restaurant from Alan Yau, set in the heart of Soho. To mark Chinese New Year, enjoy red petits gateaux, a red cocktail using the Chinese spirit baijiu and a red dim sum platter (until 11th Feb). £££. Daily L & D. www.yauatcha.com. 15-17 Broadwick St, W1F 0DL. T: 020-7494 8888. D6. Station: Oxford Circus.