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Top 5 Chinese Restaurants In London

Dragon Boat Festival – one of the three most important Chinese Holidays, together with Chinese New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival – falls on the 2 June (the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar).

Also known as the Double Fifth or Duanwu festival, the event commemorates the death of Chinese poet, Qu Yuan, who lept into the Miluo River on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month in 277 B.C with a stone attached to his ankle.

Local people admired the poet so deeply that they took to the water to save him, in their boats. Unable to located Qu Yuan’s body, the Chinese dropped balls of sticky rice into the water so that the fish could eat the rice rather than the poet’s body.

Today Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated by tucking into zongzi (sticky rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves) and racing dragon boats.

Wondering where to celebrate Dragon Boat Festival in the capital? Panic not. Haute Time has done the hard work for you. Here’s the low-down on five of the best Chinese restaurants in town…

Top 5 Vegetarian Restaurants In London

For a long time the vegetarian-dining scene in London was lacking a little zip. A frustrating number of the capital’s top restaurants either ignored vegetarians or else treated them with indifference – perhaps offering them a plate of pasta arrabiatta. The result? While carnivores cooed over their expertly prepared and beautifully presented entrees, their veggie counterparts were forced to get stuck into the bread bowl so as to stave off hunger pangs.

Fast forward to 2014 and fortunately – for the capital’s veggie contingent – it’s all change. London has followed in the footsteps of other cosmopolitan cities of cool such as Sydney, New York and LA and exploded with designated, upscale veggie eateries and raw food restaurants. All of whom serve up some of the most delicious dishes (sans meat) imaginable, helping to dispel the stereotype that veggie dining is Spartan and dull.

Here are five fabulous vegetarian restaurants in the capital that even the staunchest of carnivores will approve of…

London’s Best Museum Cafes And Restaurants

Planning on checking out some of the capital’s brilliant museums and art galleries this summer? Be sure to arrive with an appetite: London’s top cultural spots boast hip restaurants and chic cafes that, whisper it quietly, are stealing the spotlight away from the actual exhibitions

The Best Restaurants with a View in Las Vegas

When you want to see Las Vegas, it’s best to head to the rooftops. Fans of desert vistas at sunset and 15,000 miles of neon look up to the highest perches in the city for jawbreaking, picture-perfect views. Want to head upward? Here’s a look at the top five views of Las Vegas. Some of them are not meant for those with a fear of heights.

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