16 February 2018 marks the start of the Year of the Dog. To celebrate the occasion, Royal China Restaurants across London will give each table a special red envelope, with some of the envelopes within each restaurant revealing a special gift.
Each “lei see”, as they are pronounced in Cantonese, will offer a fortune message; with some of the red envelopes containing a prize. The special prizes include a voucher for a complimentary meal up to the value of £100, a bottle of Champagne, a complimentary glass of wine and £20 vouchers at Bang Bang Oriental.
Red envelopes are usually presented at social events such as weddings and the Lunar New Year. The red colour of the envelope symbolises good luck and is said to ward off evil spirits.
The restaurants will also be offering a special Chinese New Year menu and will host Lion Dance performances to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Dog.
The Lion Dance will take place at the following branches of Royal China Group.
Royal China Baker Street: 19 February 2018 at 7.30pm/21 February 2018 at 7.30pm
Royal China Club: 19 February 2018 at 8.30pm
Royal China Queensway: 20 February 2018 at 7.30pm
Royal China Harrow: 22 February 2018 at 7.30pm
Royal China Fulham: 23 February 2018 at 1pm
Royal China Canary Wharf: 23 February 2017 at 7.30pm