CHINESE New Year is upon us and what better way to celebrate than by tucking into a delicious meal.

This Saturday, February 10, marks the start of the Year of the Dragon as a new Lunar Year gets underway.

Families often celebrate the occasion with fireworks, parades and banquets, with such events taking place here in Cheshire at Warrington and Macclesfield.

If you can’t make it out then why not do the next best thing and visit your local Chinese restaurant or takeaway.

To make life easier, we’ve picked out some of the best in Northwich, Middlewich and Winsford accordingly.

After Five - 73 Station Road, Northwich

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After Five is perhaps the best place to spend Chinese New Year in Northwich, with a whole host of festivities planned.

They will continue their tradition of handing out chopsticks, lucky sweets and fortune cookies to local schools and other establishments.

Over the last two years, they have handed out around 10,000 packs.

The team from After Five will also be taking part in the celebrations in Macclesfield, providing food tasters.

Jade Buddha - 574 Chester Road, Sandiway

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The best Chinese restaurant in Northwich according to Tripadvisor, with a four-star rating from 266 reviews, as well as boasting a 4.2 star rating based on 290 Google reviews.

Having opened in 1993, the Jade Buddha has been serving the Sandiway community and beyond for just over three decades now.

Seating up to 50 people, you have the choice to eat-in or takeaway with all dishes made to order.

"Had a lovely meal. Will definitely be returning even though we live in Heswall," read one recent review.

Canton Fusions - 164 Wharton Road, Winsford

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Canton Fusions is the number one rated Chinese in Winsford on Tripadvisor.

With a four-star rating from 85 reviews, this business describes itself as a "specialist Cantonese takeaway".

Cantonese cuisine is that which comes from the Guangdong province of China, particularly the provincial capital Guangzhou.

One reviewer said: "Couldn't fault the food... Very tasty, fresh, well proportioned and reasonably priced."

Jasmine Palace – 202 Booth Lane, Middlewich

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Located just outside the town centre, Jasmine Palace in Middlewich is given 4.6 stars on Google, based on 68 reviews.

Giving it a five-star rating, one happy customer wrote: “Absolutely fantastic!

“Food fresh and is really good. The lady that runs the counter is really nice and friendly. Ordered here loads and cannot put a single fault here even if I was to be picky.”