Big Hong Kong Christmas Dining Guide 2019!

Whether you're craving traditional turkey and all the trimmings or are up for trying something different this year, we've got festive feasting inspiration for you here.

20 Nov 2019 — By Nancy Matos / Food / Restaurants / Taste
a christmas dining table setting

Ah, Christmas. The scent of freshly-baked gingerbread cookies, hot gravy dripping on plates crammed with turkey and stuffing…the thought makes your mouth water and your heart sing. But the idea of a Christmas feast can also create a small panic – with the gift shopping, you also have to find time to cook! So hang up the apron strings and take a look at these places that will do the cooking for you, no matter your culinary preference.

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Christmas with an Asian Twist

John Anthony

John Anthony Peking Duck

Festive Peking Duck at John Anthony

When there’s a 42-day roasted Peking duck on the menu, you know it’s going to be a merry time. John Anthony’s distinctive festive menu features its signature Szechuan-style duck, along with delicacies like pink rosé lobster har gao to start. The mains boast more of the progressive cooking techniques the restaurant concept is known for, like whole crab and vermicelli claypot with prawn and conpoy. Something sweet to end the gourmet feast is ginseng panna cotta, made with globally sourced ingredients as with everything else on the menu. You’ll dine in a gorgeous – and sustainable – interior, where the tiled floors are made using reclaimed terracotta from old Chinese village houses, and ceilings and walls are decorated with handmade, hand-painted and glazed art tiles.



When:   November 29th – December 26th 6pm- 10pm

Cost:      $680 per person (minimum 4 people, 24-hour advance pre-order required)

Where:  Basement Level, Lee Garden Three, 1 Sunning Road, Causeway Bay

Book:     2898 3788 or [email protected]

 

Chaiwala

Chaiwala Festive Spread

Chaiwala Festive Spread

Enjoy enticing Indian cuisine at Chaiwala for a new spin on Christmas and New Year’s dinner. The beautifully decorated dining hall makes for an inviting backdrop to savour a spread of dishes bursting with aromatic Indian spices. Fragrant curries like the hazarvi macchi tikka with salmon and fresh coriander will fill you up at Christmas dinner, while on New Year’s Eve there’s tandoori lamb chops prepared in a marinade featuring homemade garam masala, plus inventive Indian sides like blackcurrant naan. Litchi ki tehri (a sweet rice pudding with almonds) for dessert caps it all off.

When: December 24 and 25 (6pm or 8.30pm onwards); December 31 (6pm – 7.30pm or 8.30pm onwards)

Cost: Christmas Tasting Menu – $580 per person; add $298 per person for free flow from 8.30pm until midnight; New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu – $680 per person (6pm – 7.30pm); $850 per person (from 8.30pm onwards); add $398 per person for free flow from 8.30pm until countdown


Where: Basement, No. 43-55, Wyndham Street, Central

Book: 2362 8988 or [email protected]

 

TokyoLima 

Tokyo Lima Festive Spread 2019

Tokyo Lima Festive Spread 2019

Expect a mix of Japanese and Peruvian delights, all designed for sharing around the table. Sounds very merry, especially when we heard there’s free flow and a “Santa Margherita” up for grabs. For $398 a pop get unlimited selected beverages from 8.30pm until midnight to accompany Chef Arturo’s Christmas Tasting Menu (the early offering doesn’t include free flow). Delectable small plates presented with slow cooked pork belly, fried chicken done Japanese karaage style, a raw bar station, and roasted suckling pig with sweet potato mash will leave the family festively full.

When:    December 24 and 25 (6pm – 7.30pm or from 8.30pm onwards); December 25 and 26 (from 12pm); December 31 (6pm – 7.30pm or from 8.30pm onwards)

Cost:      Christmas Tasting Menu – $580 per person (6pm – 7.30pm); $680 per person (8.30pm onwards); add $398 per person for free flow from 8.30pm until midnight; Christmas Brunch Menu – $398 per person (from 12pm) and $198 for free flow; New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu – $680 per person (6pm – 7.30pm); $880 per person (from 8.30pm onwards); add $398 per person for free flow (from 8.30pm until countdown)

Where:  G/F, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central

Book:    2811 1152 or [email protected]

 

Duddell’s

Duddell's Interior

Duddell’s Interior

We love going to Duddell’s for their free-flow brunch, not just for the two Michelin-star cuisine but for the chic ambiance, so no need to twist our arm for a festive outing there. From December 20 to 22 they’ll be hosting a “Winter Solstice” dinner with some of their best Cantonese dishes. Spoil yourself with pan-fried Hokkaido scallop with sweet potato, honey-glazed barbecue pork and more. They’re also offering menus for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve featuring fried Miyazaki A4 wagyu and baked whole lobster.  Their festive brunch will feature a crispy suckling pig station, a peking duck station with all the trimmings and for a festive touch, brunch comes with special dim sum – one red and one green shrimp dumpling.

When:    Brunch – December 24 – 26 (12pm –3pm); Festive dinner – December 24 and 31 (6pm –11pm)

Cost:     Christmas Brunch – $770 per adult or $400 per child under 10 with free flow fresh juices and soft drinks; $998 per adult with free flow Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label Champagne, cocktails and mulled wine; $2,488 per adult with free flow Krug and Grande Cuvée Champagne, cocktails, house wines, mulled wine, beers and soft drinks; Christmas and New Year’s Eve Set Dinner – $1,688 per person with glass of ‘R’ de Ruinart Champagne


Where:   Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central

Book:     2525 9191 or [email protected]

Casual Christmas

Sip Song

Don't Tell Mom Roti Pancake at Sip Song

‘Don’t Tell Mom’ Roti Pancake at Sip Song

Thai food by the beach sure beats a crowded flat and a baked ham. Sip Song will be serving up their signature dishes starting November 29, so there’s lots of time to indulge in the “Don’t Tell Mom” roti pancake, a special crispy turkey breast main course, as well as Thai classics like vegetable green curry. Starting from December 13 until Christmas Day, keep your eyes on their Instagram page (@sipsonghk) for the “Sip Song Days of Christmas” for daily giveaway prizes. Foodies will love the prizes which range from a Sip Song turkey dinner for four people, to a $2,500 Maximal Concepts gift card.

When:     November 29 – December 26 during dinner only

Cost:       $300 per person (minimum 4 people)

Where:  The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay

Book:     2898 3788 or [email protected]

 

Limewood 

Berry Pavlova Mess at Limewood

Limewood Berry Pavlova Mess

We don’t think you can get more casual than Christmas by the beach! The setting is gorgeous Repulse Bay and the food is a fusion of South East Asian and Caribbean flavours. The festive menu at Limewood presents Caribbean coleslaw, sustainable New Zealand salmon tartare, 48H charred beef ribs and dessert, a sweet mixed berry Pavlova mess. If you’re really looking to indulge, Limewood’s Turkey Dinner Feast will be available daily for dine-in and takeaway, with a whole turkey and sides, ideal for 4 – 6 people.

When:     November 29 to December 26 during dinner only

Cost:       Festive Set Dinner Menu – $750 per person (minimum 4 people); Turkey Dinner Feast – $2200


Where:   The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Shop 103/104, Repulse Bay

Book:     2866 8668 or [email protected]

 

Mercedes me

Mercedes me Christmas

Christmas dinner at Mercedes me

Perhaps you’re tired of the usual turkey and stuffing affair in a formal environment? Mercedes me mixes things up with a modern and eclectic offering of dishes inspired by traditional holiday traditions. Begin the festivities with contemporary plates like whipped sweet potato hummus with Sichuan chickpeas. And if there’s someone in your party who really can’t do Christmas without a bird, seared turkey breast with cranberry spiced jus followed by a Grand Marnier chestnut tart are also on the menu.

When:     November 29 to December 26 (Mondays to Saturdays 6pm – 8pm)

Cost:      $400 per person

Where:    Shop 38 and 40, G/F, 48 Queen’s Road Central, Central

Book:     2598 7080 or [email protected]

 

Mr Wolf

Mr Wolf Interior

Mr Wolf Interior

Homestyle cooking in the heart of Central, and if it’s nice on Christmas Day, you can take your lunch on the terrace (heated if needed). Starters like grilled tiger prawns and rock oysters with Bloody Mary dressing are served sharing-style, but the main course is just for you: choose from rolled turkey crown with pigs in blankets and glazed ham, roast sirloin with Dauphinoise potatoes, or a broccoli and three cheese quiche. Dessert is Christmas pudding with brandy butter, plus mince pies and a trio of cheeses to go with the free flow booze.

When:     December 25 (11.45am)

Cost:       $1200 per adult includes 4 hours of free flow Prosecco, house wines, mulled wines, beers and soft drinks; $800 per child (aged 11 – 18) includes free flow non-alcoholic drinks; $500 per child (aged 4 – 11) includes free flow non-alcoholic drinks; free for under 3


Where:    5/F Crawford House, 70 Queen’s Road, Central

Book:        2526 0838 or [email protected]

American Christmas

Big Sur

Big Sur Christmas spread

Christmas Dinner Spread at Big Sur

Great for a laid-back Christmas lunch, Big Sur delivers Californian-inspired dishes with a twist, such as quesadilla with red cabbage kimchi and mozzarella served with chipotle and hoisin mayonnaise. Turkey is done tamale-style with cranberry and pickled peach salsa accompaniment, and the slow roasted pumpkin with burnt spicy cornbread porridge is one of the more creative vegetarian menu offerings we’ve seen this season. Dessert mixes the American Yuletide beverage eggnog into a bread and butter pudding layered with spiced cranberry and raisin jam, eggnog custard, served with cinnamon ice cream.

When:       Monday to Friday (12pm)

Cost:         $118 per person (for 2 courses)

Where:     22 Staunton Street , Central , Soho

 Book:       2529 3001 or  [email protected]

 

Main St. Deli at The Langham 

Main street deli at the Langham

Main Street Deli at the Langham – Festive Dishes

Considered as one the first authentic New York-style delis in Hong Kong, you’re guaranteed a real American holiday experience here. The three-course set lunch and dinner are served in a comfortable seated setting, so you can take your time enjoying the roasted turkey roulade and yummy sides, all the way to the red velvet mini yule log cake. Happily sip on refreshing festive non-alcoholic drinks like the Super Gingerman Milkshake or a boozy Christmas Sangria.

When:     December 23 to 26 and December 31 (10am – 11pm)

Cost:       Christmas Set Lunch – $388 per person; Christmas Set Dinner – $458 per person; New Year’s Eve Set Dinner – $558 per person


Where:   Lower lobby level, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Book:      2375 1133 or [email protected]

 

Commissary

Festive Cake at Commissary

Festive Cake at Commissary

Commissary has a southern Californian feel, meaning chilled out and nothing too fancy, so it’s only fitting they should offer a Christmas buffet dinner. Choose from more than 20 dishes ranging from roast turkey with all the trimmings, St Louis ribs, and build-your own pulled BBQ pork and soft shell crab tacos. Save room for dessert because you don’t want to miss out on their amazing pecan pie with bourbon cream and ginger, or the cranberry cheesecake.

When:     December 24 and 25 (6pm – 8pm and 8.30pm – 10.30pm)

Cost:      $358 per person (menu must be taken by the entire table); add $198 for free flow

Where:   Level 4, Pacific Place, Admiralty

Book:      2602 0707 or [email protected]

 

Hong Kong Disneyland

Mickey at Hong Kong Disneyland

Would you like Goofy and Minnie Mouse to join you for the holidays? Then bring the whole family to Hong Kong Disneyland where it transforms into a winter wonderland at Christmas, making it a joyous location for some cheery western eats. Enjoy festive buffets at designated restaurants at the park’s three hotels, sometimes with Santa Mickey himself dropping by for a bite. There’s also holiday-inspired snacks and desserts throughout the park to munch on while you enjoy the “Holiday Wish Come True” tree lighting ceremony and the “Holiday Kiss Goodnight” serenade.

When:     November 14 to January 1 (all day)

Cost:     Varies per restaurant


Where:   Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau Island

Book:    3550 3388

British Christmas

Roganic

Roganic Christmas spread

Roganic Christmas spread

Chef Simon Rogan brings the Michelin-starred British cooking of Roganic London to Roganic Hong Kong, with emphasis on using top-notch ingredients, in most cases from local farms. Find out what the buzz is about for yourself by sampling the Christmas set menus of chestnut and truffle tart, loch duart smoked salmon, blinis and caviar, roast turkey with all the trimmings and sweet stuff like profiteroles, mince pies and something we can’t wait to try, Christmas pudding ice cream.

When:     December 24 and 25 (12pm – 2pm or 6pm – 10pm)

Cost:      Christmas Lunch Set Menu – $480 per person; Christmas Dinner Set Menu – $980 per person

Where:  Sino Plaza, UG/F 08, 255 Gloucester Rd, Causeway Bay

Book:     2817 8383 or [email protected]

 

Kinship

Kinship Interior

Kinship Interior

It doesn’t get more British than a Mr. Whippy for Christmas. A cinnamon spice version, plus apple pie crumble and Christmas pudding with brandy custard are the sweet confections to savour on December 24 and 25 at Kinship. Chef Chris Grare lends his culinary talents to wonderful mains too, with a choice for meat, vegetarian and fish fans: turkey roulade of dark meat pressé with red currant and rosemary jus, sweet potato risotto sprinkled with spiced pumpkin seeds and Wensleydale crumble, and Atlantic cod draped in Béarnaise sauce and maitake mushrooms.

When:     December 24 and 25 (6pm – 11.30pm)

Cost:       $488 per person


Where:  3/F LL Tower, 2 Shelley Street, SoHo, Central

Book:     2520 0899 or [email protected]

 

Three Blind Mice 

Brunch at Three Blind Mice

Three Blind Mice

What better than free flow to celebrate the holidays, and make an evening of festive dining with the clan a more tolerable one (we all have that one relative). Three Blind Mice serves good tidings via 2.5 hours of free flow beer, wine, prosecco, mulled wine, seasonal mocktails and then some. Keep your glass full as your group share starters of festive Scotch eggs, mains including roast turkey and stuffing, sticky toffee pudding, and blackberry and apple crumble with custard for dessert.

When:     November 25 to December 30 (Monday to Friday 11.30am – 3pm and 5pm –11pm, Saturday to Sunday 11.30am – midnight)

Cost:       $650 per person (minimum 4 people per party), private dining options available

Where:   G/F 35 Ship Street, Wanchai

Book:      2447 7793 or [email protected]

 

The Globe 

The Globe Christmas Dinner

The Globe Christmas Dinner

Most British expats in the city know The Globe, as it’s their go-to for the quintessential UK pub experience in Hong Kong, with food to match (pies, fish and chips, the usual). Christmas is no exception, with options available for lunch and dinner like roast Kelly Bronze turkey breast served with all the things mum makes back home (roast potatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts, cranberry relish, chestnut and bread sauce), or grilled British Ashdale beef rib eye. There’s plenty more to tempt you, along with dessert (flamed traditional Christmas pudding with brandy butter and custard) and Christmas crackers for everyone, as no real Brit can do Christmas dinner without a paper crown atop their head.

When:     Christmas Lunch – December 1 to 24 (12pm – 2pm); Christmas Dinner – December 1 to 24 (6pm – 8pm)

Cost:       Christmas Lunch – $420; Christmas Dinner – $495


Where:   Garely Building, 45-53 Graham Street, Central

Book:      2543 1941 or [email protected]

Seafood Christmas

CATCH

Christmas Turkey at CATCH

Christmas Turkey at CATCH.

A fish-filled alternative to that roasted bird is a nice change of pace. CATCH in Kennedy Town has a seafood spread of appetisers December-long to lure you. Oysters with horseradish and ponzu, smoked ocean trout salad with endive, grapefruit and pistachio, prawn cocktail with avocado cream, and cured salmon with dill creme fraiche and pomegranate are just some of the plates to lap up. Mains are of the non-seafood variety, so there’s plenty to keep meat eaters happy with baked ham and the like, and plentiful free flow will please everyone.

When:     December 1 to 31 (Monday to Wednesday 5pm – 10.30pm, Thursday to Friday 12pm – 3pm and 5pm – 10.30pm, Saturday to Sunday 9am – 4.15pm and 6pm – 10.30pm)

Cost:       $448 per person; add $250 per person for 2 hours or $350 per person for 3 hours of basic free flow; add $350 per person for 2 hours or $450 per person for 3 hours of premium free flow

Where:   G/F, 95 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town

Book:     2855 1289 or [email protected]

 

Bostonian Seafood & Grill at The Langham 

Bostonian Seafood and Grill at the Langham

Bostonian Seafood & Grill at the Langham Festive Spread

For those who like their festive dining to come with a seafood tower, head here. The signature seafood tower awaits, along with Siberian caviar with Balik salmon. Main course selections feature Spanish red prawns steamed on cauliflower and black truffle, and some meaty picks too in case you get a beef hankering, like Australian wagyu sirloin. Brunch offers more seafood delights including gratinated scallop in the shell and seafood paella. The dessert station will equally tempt you with Panettone, log cake and other Christmas treats.

When:    December 24 to 26 (6pm – 8pm and 8.30pm – 10.30pm), December 25 and 26 (12pm – 4pm), December 31 (6pm – 9pm)

Cost:      Festive Dinner – $1088 per adult or $548 per child; add $400 per person for Sommelier’s selection pairing menu; add $500 per person for free flow Champagne, house wine, beer, soft drinks and orange juice; Festive Brunch Buffet – $888 per adult or $448 per child includes free flow soft drinks and orange juice; add $100 per person for free flow Perrier-Jouët Brut, beer, house wine; add $200 per person for free flow Perrier-Jouët Rosé; New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet – $1088 per adult or $548 per child includes free flow soft drinks and orange juice; add $100 per person for free flow Perrier-Jouët Brut, beer, house wine; add $200 per person for free flow Perrier-Jouët Rosé


Where:   Lower Lobby Level, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Book:      2132 7898 or [email protected]

 

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

This could be slotted under casual, American and dinner with a view, so if you’re after all that plus some seafood, there’s Christmas dinner sorted. Make sure you book well ahead if you want a coveted window seat for awesome views of the Peak, to be enjoyed alongside a seafood starter (panko-crusted crab cake with mango lime salsa, soup (shrimp and crab bisque) and entree (blood orange-glazed salmon with roasted pumpkin, veggies and mashed potatoes – steak and game hen options also available). No fishy dessert thankfully, just a refreshing balsamic berry ice cream sundae.

When:     November to December (11.00am – 11.00pm)

Cost:       $688 per person

Where:    The Peak, 304-05, Level 3

Book:      2849 2867 or book online

 

LIS Café

Oysters at LIS

Oysters at LIS Cafe

LIS Café at L’hotel Island South will hit the spot if you’re looking for a seafood buffet that’s overflowing with oysters. The “Oyster & Satsuma Wagyu Extravaganza” features eight kinds of oyster delicacies including oyster Florentine, pan-fried oyster cake, oyster congee and braised oyster in Port wine. There’s plenty of assorted chilled seafood and fresh sashimi too, and of course, seared satsuma wagyu. Cute Christmas hat cupcakes and Christmas stollen comprise some of the desserts, and for the kids, there’ll be balloon twisting, party favours and a visit from Santa (check dates as he’s a busy guy).

When:     December 24 to January 1 (brunch 11.30am – 3.30pm, lunch 12pm – 2.30pm, dinner 6.30pm – 9.30pm)

Cost:        Brunch – from $328-$408 per adult or $208-$288 per child (aged 3 – 11) or senior (aged 65 or above); Lunch Buffet – from $408 per adult or $228 per child / senior; Dinner Buffet – from $458 to $638 per adult or $258 – $398 per child / senior *prices vary depending on date


Where:    L’hotel Island South, Podium Level 3, 55 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang

Book:       3968 8833 or [email protected]

Meat Feast Christmas

Beef and Liberty

Beef and Liberty Christmas Burger

Beef & Liberty – Sweet Baby Cheesus

We’re all for burgers for Christmas! And the ones at Beef and Liberty are some of the best in town. It will be a laid-back but utterly delicious affair with their Christmas Sharing Menu of corn on the cob, sweet potato fries and of course, those burgers. The Notorious P.I.G (made with braised Scottish pork, spicy BBQ sauce, crackling and green apple slaw) is there for devouring, and a veggie option too, the Falafel burger (house falafel, harissa yogurt and coriander salsa). If all that won’t cut it, you can add on a tomahawk steak ($788 extra) or grilled salmon ($688 extra) but either needs to be pre-ordered 1 week in advance.

When:     December 1 to 31 (Monday to Friday 12.00pm – 3pm and 6pm – 11pm, Saturday 11.30am – 11pm, Sunday 11.30am – 10pm)

Cost:       $248 per person (minimum 6 people); add $30 per person for one house drink (red or white wine, beer, soft drink)

Where:   3/F California Tower 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central; Shop No. G07, G/F, One Island South, No. 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang; G04, G/F, 23 Carmel Road Stanley Plaza, Stanley

Book:      2450 5778 (LKF); 2568 1098 (Wong Chuk Hang);  2563 2798 (Stanley) or [email protected]

 

Grand Hyatt Steakhouse

Known for their prime cuts of beef from the US, UK and Japan, Grand Hyatt Steakhouse is a popular haunt for steak lovers in Hong Kong. Luckily they serve up great cuts of meat during the holidays, including artisanal dry-aged beef with tempting sides. Elaborate salad and seafood bars will help keep your plate full at the Christmas Day lunch buffet, and on New Year’s Eve, sit down to a specially prepared set dinner and welcome 2020 with live music and free flowing Veuve Clicquot Champgane.

When:     December 24 (6pm – 8.30pm or 9pm – 11pm); December 25 (12pm – 2.30pm); December 31 (7pm – 10pm)

Cost:       Festive Dinner – $1680 per adult or $1580 per child (December 24 only); Lunch Buffet – $540 per adult or $490 per child (December 25 only); Festive Dinner – $1880 per adult or $1780 per child (December 31 only); $2380 per adult or $2280 per child for JJ’s Countdown Party from 10pm; add $600 per adult for JJ’s Countdown Party with free flow Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Yellow Label Champagne, Brut NV Champagne and selected wines


Where:    Grand Hyatt, Lobby level, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai

Book:      2584 7722 or [email protected]

 

MEATS

MEATS Festive Spread

MEATS Festive Spread

It’s a safe bet you’re going to get your meat fix at a place that is simply called MEATS. Feast on a special tasting menu with appetizing small plates like grilled Galician octopus, beef tartare and chicken liver pâté with cocoa nibs. Festive mains include tender porchetta accompanied by Romesco sauce, and Argentinian rib eye with chimichurri sauce.  More tummy pleasers come at the end with dulce de leche cheesecake served with meringue.

When:     December 24 and 25 (from 5.30pm); December 25 and 26 (from 12pm); December 31 (from 5.30pm); January 1 (from 12pm)

Cost:       Christmas Tasting Menu – $480 per person; add $298 per person for free flow from 8.30pm until midnight; New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu – $580 per person (6pm – 7.30pm); add $398 per person for free flow from 8.30pm until countdown; Festive Brunch Menu – $298 per person; add $298 per person for free flow

Where:    G/F, No. 28-30 Staunton Street, Soho, Central

Book:      2711 1812 or [email protected]

 

Porterhouse

festive food at Porterhouse

festive food at Porterhouse

Porterhouse, located in LKF’s buzzing California Tower, boasts a dining area with floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the view, when you’re not staring at your ravishing food. Chef Angelo Vecchio presents five courses of festive fare that extends beyond beef, with something to please fish fans too like pan-fried red seabass with white truffle scent and croutons. But you really came for the meat: wagyu striploin, juices dripping on the plate alongside mushroom purée, roasted topinambur and potato fondant.

When:     December 24 and 31 (6pm – 10.30pm)

Cost:      $888 per person


Where:   7/F California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong

Book:     2522 6366 or [email protected]

Mediterranean Christmas

Mama Malouf

Dips at Mama Malouf

Hummus, Baba and Taramasalata with Bread and Pickles

Mama Malouf has traditional and modern takes on Lebanese cuisine for you this Christmas, in a relaxed and cheery setting in Kennedy Town. There’ll be no turkey in sight, just a classic mix of vine leaves stuffed with rice and spiced lamb, fattoush salad with kale, avocado and pomegranate molasses, lamb skewers with tahini and harissa, and more fresh food. Add on a basic or premium free flow package with various wines, spirits and beer to go with your meal, and perhaps take your drink outside in the pleasant outdoor area.

When:     December 1 to 31 (Monday to Thursday 5pm – 10.30pm, Friday 6pm – 10.30pm, Saturday to Sunday 12pm – 3pm and 6pm – 10.30pm)

 Cost:      $348 per person; add $250 per person for 2 hours or $350 per person for 3 hours of basic free flow; add $350 per person for 2 hours or $450 per person for 3 hours of premium free flow

Where:    G/F, 93 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town

Book:       2817 3828 or [email protected]

 

The Optimist

The Optimist Christmas

The Optimist Christmas Dishes

Say Feliz Navidad with The Optimist’s tasting menu. Come with your large clan or a couple of mates to share authentic Northern Spanish dishes: starters (mushroom orIberian ham croquette, charcoal-grilled chorizo criollo) will have your mouth watering as you head into the mains (Chateaubriand or Mediterranean whole sea bass a la espalda), but you’ll find there’s plenty of room for dessert – traditional flan or berry cheesecake.

When:     December 24 and 25 (from 6pm – 7pm or from 8.30pm onwards); December 25 and 26 (from 12pm); December 31 (from 6pm – 7pm or from 8.30pm onwards); January 1 (from 12pm)

Cost:       Christmas Tasting Menu – $520 per person (from 6pm-7.30pm); $650 per person (from 8.30pm), add $298 per person for free flow from 8.30pm until midnight; New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu – $680 per person (from 6pm – 7.30pm); $888 per person (from 8.30pm), add $398 per person for free flow from 8.30pm until countdown; Festive Brunch Menu – $398 per person


Where:    G/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai

Book:       2433 3324 or [email protected]

 

Pirata

Pirata Festive Spread

Pirata Festive Spread

Christmas, Italian style! No arguments here, and Pirata has the holiday period covered, with tasting menus by Executive Chef Stefano Rossi that are sure to please. The food is always homemade with love, like the burrata with tomatoes, vitello tonnato and divine tiramisu. Go all out and skip the turkey this year and indulge in plates for sharing, although you may have problems parting with Pirata’s famous “My Mamma’s Meatballs”.

When:     December 24 and 25 (6pm – 7pm or 8.30pm onwards); December 31 (6pm – 7pm or 8.30pm onwards)

Cost:       Christmas Tasting Menu – $520 per person (6pm – 7.30pm); $680 per person (from 8.30pm onwards); add $298 per person for free flow from 8.30pm until midnight; New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu – $680 per person (6pm – 7.30pm); $850 per person (from 8.30pm onwards); add $398 per person for free flow from 8.30pm until countdown

Where:    29/30 F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai

Book:      2887 0270 or [email protected]

 

Pomegranate

Pomegranate

Pomegranate’s menu has Mediterranean flavours, along with Middle Eastern influences, making for a unique Christmas outing. The venue is private dining, so expect a home-from-home atmosphere with impeccable food. The “Christmas Delights” set menus are designed for sharing and include enticing canapés (scallops with pomegranate gremolata), soup (apple, squash and lentil), salads (roast pumpkin with cilantro lime dressing), mains (pistachio-crusted rack of lamb), sides (maple-glazed cumin carrots) and dessert (cardamom and rosewater gingerbread), and so much more.

 When: November to December

Cost: from $390 per person (minimum order 10 people)


Where: 4B, Sing Tech Factory Building, 44 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen

Book:  2580 0663 or [email protected]

Vegetarian Christmas

Mak Mak

Wok Fried Tofu at Mak Mak

Known for its Thai food with lots of vegetarian choices, Mak Mak will be serving a festive sharing brunch on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Choose from various aromatic dishes from central Thailand in unlimited amounts. We’re talking about wok-fried tofu with snake bean, chilli and soy sauce, green curry with smoky grilled eggplant and sweet basil, and not your typical Yuletide desserts – coconut, Thai milk tea or dragonfruit ice cream served with palm seeds and roasted peanuts. Pair it with free flow drinks, including Champagne and Singha beer.

When: December 25 and 26 (12pm – 3pm)

Cost: Festive Brunch – $298 per person or $180 per child (aged 4 – 12); add $518 per person for free flow Veuve Clicquot NV champagne, Aperol Spritz, house wines and Singha beer

Where: 217A 2/F The Landmark 15 Queen’s Road, Central

Book:  2983 1003 or  [email protected]

 

Spices

SPICES interior

Interior at Spices

Celebrate Christmas in a seaside garden setting at Spices. Here the food is inspired by aromatic Asian spice markets and the setting is pretty Repulse Bay. For bigger outings, plan your holiday meal for up to 30 people (minimum 12) where the cuisine is delectable Asian vegetarian, and some meatier picks if the party calls for it. Choose from two menus decorated with zesty appetisers, filling main courses, and sweet endings.

When: November to December (12pm – 3pm and 6.30pm – 10.30pm)

Cost:  $498 or $538 per person includes glass of beer, orange juice or soft drinks; add $228 per person for 2 hours of free flow prosecco, rosé, red and white wine


Where:  109 Repulse Bay Road

Book: 2292 2821 or [email protected]

 

Café Causette at Mandarin Oriental

Cafe Causette, interior

For an unfussy vegetarian Christmas, but one with tons of choice, Café Causette is ideal. Plus, it’s located at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, a great spot to observe seasonal sights like their large glittering Christmas tree (excellent for a post-meal photo op). Dinner has choices like heirloom beetroot salad with burrata cheese and crispy sourdough, or cèpe mushroom tart with spinach, hazelnut and truffle dressing. Afterwards, the glorious dessert platter brings gingerbread crème brûlé, assorted Christmas cookies and more sweet things.

When:    December 24, 25 and 31 (6pm – 11pm)

Cost:    Christmas Eve and Day Dinner –  $1,088 per adult with glass of Ruinart ‘R’ Brut Champagne or $528 per child; New Year’s Eve Dinner – $888 per adult with glass of Ruinart ‘R’ Brut Champagne or $528 per child

Where:   5 Connaught Road, Central

Book:     2825 4005 or [email protected]

 

The Envoy

Festive Dessert at The Envoy

Festive Dessert at The Envoy

One of our top picks for a fabulous cocktail, we’re happy to report The Envoy offers a selection of vegetarian appetisers (ginger and cinnamon pumpkin soup) and mains (white asparagus risotto with parmesan crackers and mascarpone cream) with their Christmas lunch. Dessert won’t offend anyone, as there’s classic bread and butter pudding with mixed berries, and a yule log with vanilla ice cream. A vegetarian menu is also available for Christmas and NYE dinner (request when booking).

When: Throughout December (12pm – 2.30pm); December 23 – 26 and 31 (from 5.30pm)

Cost: Christmas Lunch – a la carte from $230 per person; Christmas Dinner – $590 per person with glass of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne or eggnog; New Year’s Eve Dinner – $780 per person with glass of Champagne cocktail or mulled wine


Where: 3/F, The Pottinger Hong Kong, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central

Book: 2169 3311 or [email protected]

Christmas with a View

Harlan’s

Harlan's Hong Kong

Spectacular views through the floor to ceiling windows mean wherever you’re seated at Harlan’s, you’ll have lovely scenery to go with your meal. And if we get a pleasant December, you can sit in the spacious outdoor area while enjoying one of various set menus, buffets and bottomless drinks. To savour are set dinners featuring sous-vide turkey accompanied by honey yams, bread stuffing and cranberry coulis, or oven-baked Maine lobster with garlic butter. The buffet is lavished with assorted seafood and sashimi, salads, cheeses, cold cuts, hot entrees, dessert – you’ll be as stuffed as a Christmas turkey.

When:  December 1 to 31 (6pm – 11pm)

Cost: Christmas Dinner Set Menu I or Christmas Buffet Dinner Menu I – $780 per person; Christmas Dinner Set Menu II or Christmas Buffet Dinner Menu II – $980 per person; to any menu add $188 per person for 3 hours or $248 per person for 5 hours of standard free flow; add $228 per person for 3 hours or $288 per person for 5 hours of deluxe free flow; add $298 per person for 3 hours or $358 per person for 5 hours of sparkling free flow

Where: Level 19, The ONE, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Book:  2972 2222 or [email protected]

 

ALTO

Alto interior

Sit back on the 31st floor of V Point Tower for an unforgettable Christmas Eve, Day and NYE meal with 180-degree views of Hong Kong. Expect a tasteful menu featuring exclusively sourced beef, an array of starters and salads, and marvelous desserts. Highlights are the USDA 6 oz beef tenderloin with butter-glazed potatoes and French beans, black truffle pappardelle with mixed mushrooms and asparagus, and pistachio, passion fruit and mango sorbet semifreddo.

When: December 24 and 25 (6pm – 11pm); December 31 (6pm – midnight)

Cost:  Christmas Menu – $688 per person; New Year’s Eve Menu – $788 per person


Where:  31/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay

Book:    2603 7181 or [email protected]

 

Ozone  

Ozone at the Ritz Carlton

Christmas dinner from the top of the ICC will not soon be forgotten, as the views are truly jaw-dropping up on the 118th floor at Ozone. Go for a festive afternoon brunch or for something different, brunch in the evening at the “The Great Gatsby Christmas Eve Evening Brunch” or the “Ooh La La New Year’s Eve Evening Brunch”, then start off the new year on a bubbly note with the “Ozone Fabulous Year Brunch” the next day. All come with free flow of the good stuff. Bring the little ones as they get unlimited juices, soft drinks and mocktails, plus a special visit from Santa Claus on Christmas Eve and Day.

When:    December 22 (12pm – 3pm); December 24 (6pm – 8pm); December 25 (12pm – 3pm); December 31 (6pm – 8pm); January 1 (12pm – 3pm)

Cost:  The Great Gatsby Christmas Eve Evening Brunch, Ooh La La New Year’s Eve Evening Brunch or Ozone Fabulous Year Brunch – $1,388 per adult with free flow Ruinart Blanc de Blancs / Rosé Champagne; $1,988 per adult with free flow Dom Pérignon Champagne; $2,368 per adult with free flow Dom Pérignon Rosé Champagne; $590 per child (aged 3 – 12) with free flow orange juice, soft drinks and mocktails; $990 per child (aged 13 or above) or adult with free-flow orange juice, soft drinks and mocktails

Where:   Level 118, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon

Book:     2263 2270 or [email protected]

 

Aqua

Aqua - Red prawn cappelletti, lobster and cockles

Red prawn cappelletti, lobster and cockles at Aqua

If you haven’t yet been to Aqua, home to one of the most coveted views in Hong Kong, give yourself a gift this Christmas and book dinner here. The ambiance is inviting, with chill music and dim lighting, but the contemporary Italian and Japanese menu is the real draw. Grilled Angus beef tenderloin and furofuki kabura, celeriac purée and red wine sauce are some of the dinner highlights, or opt for the Christmas Omakase Menu that includes foie gras and smoked eel with apple, and Panettone fritto with vanilla ice cream later. They also offer an exotic vegetarian menu, with no tired nut loaf in sight.

When:   December 2 to January 5 (from 6pm)

Cost:     Christmas Omakase 5-course Menu – $988 per person; add $488 per person for wine pairing; Christmas Omakase 8-course Menu – $1188 per person; add $988 per person for wine pairing; Christmas Eve Dinner – $1588 per person; add $688 per person for wine pairing; Christmas Day Dinner – $1288 per person; add $888 per person for wine pairing


Where:    29 and 30/F, One Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Book:      3427 2288 or book online

Christmassy Afternoon Tea

The Cakery

The Cakery Afternoon Tea Christmas Set

The Cakery’s Christmas Tea Set

Finally, a fully vegetarian afternoon tea, and it happens to come complete with a cute teddy bear theme. The Cakery’s Christmas tea set comes with an Impossible burger paired with delightful sweets such as teddy bear chiffon mini cakes, and golden raisin scones with homemade strawberry jam and clotted cream. Even more appealing is the afternoon tea is presented in the form of an advent calendar, with sustainable gifts alongside the wonderful treats.

When: November 16 to December 31 (2.30pm – 6.00pm Monday to Friday, 1.45pm – 3.00pm, 3.15pm – 4.30pm or 4.45pm – 6.00pm weekends)

Cost: $538 per person

Where: Shop 124, 1/F, Lee Garden Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay

Book:  2816 1838 or [email protected]

 

The Lobby at The Peninsula

The Lobby at the Peninsula Hong Kong

The Peninsula is one of our favourites for a spot of tea anytime of year, if not for the lovely views of Victoria Harbour but for the gorgeous sweets and savouries served in the elegant setting of The Lobby. The finger sandwiches are dainty and delicious, filled with Iberian ham and fig, Balik and salmon caviar, and the quintessential cucumber. It wouldn’t be complete without fine teas from The Peninsula Tea Collection served with scones, jam and clotted cream, but being Christmas, there’s also seasonal sweets like homemade peppermint chocolate and Christmas tea cake.

When:      December 21 to 26 (2pm – 5pm)

Cost:       $508 per person


Where:    Ground Floor, The Peninsula, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Book:       2696 6772 or [email protected]

 

GREEN at Hotel Icon

GREEN Godiva Festive Afternoon Tea

GREEN Godiva Festive Afternoon Tea

Feast your eyes not only on the charming holiday bites at GREEN, but on the eye-popping vertical garden that you’ll dine under. Among the highlights at the “Godiva Chocolate Festive Afternoon Tea” are chocolate log cake and chocolate cream sled with crispy crunch, and divine savouries like chocolate foie gras with green peppercorn. As if that wasn’t enough chocolate for one afternoon, there will be unlimited dark chocolate soft serve ice cream and on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year, special Godiva hot chocolate and a piece of Godiva chocolate praline to take home.

When:  November 1 to December 31 *excluding selected festive days (3.00pm – 5.00pm or  5.00pm – 7.00pm); December 24 to 26 December and January 1 (3.00pm – 5.30pm)

Cost:   $328 per person or $598 for two people ($338 per person or $608 for two people December 24 – 26 December and January 1)

Where:  Lobby, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon

Book:    3400 1300 or [email protected]

 

Palm Court at The Langham 

Christmas in London Afternoon Tea Set

Christmas in London Afternoon Tea Set

The Langham knows how to make afternoon tea a special occasion no matter what time of year, but the “Christmas in London” afternoon tea during the holidays takes the cake. Choose from a variety of elegant confections like the Golden Reindeer Gianduiotto made of Gianduja mousse, sacher cake and chocolate sable, and the British Opera layered with caramel and praline. Lobster tartelette with cauliflower purée and yuzu gel, and beef ragout pie make up some of the savouries, all presented in a 3-tier white leather box. Go deluxe and enjoy unlimited prosecco or mulled wine.

When:    December 1 to January 1 (3pm – 5.30pm)

Cost:     $398 person or $688 for two people; add $100 per person for 2 hours of free flow prosecco or mulled wine; $450 per person for 3 hours of free flow prosecco, house wine and assorted drinks (December 31 only from 9pm to midnight)


Where:   8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Book:     2132 7898 or [email protected]

 

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Lavish Hotel Christmas

Pierre at Mandarin Oriental

Pierre French Restaurant, Interior

The two Michelin-starred Pierre is located on the 25th floor of the Mandarin Oriental, where diners can indulge in modern French cuisine by legendary chef Pierre Gagnaire. Prepare to be blown away by both the stunning Victoria harbour views and the food: lobster fricassée tandoori-style with apple and potato brunoise, or perhaps you fancy the venison medallions roasted with cinnamon, nut-brown butter and enriched with clementines? Wait until later, when it’s time for “Pierre Gagnaire’s Grand Dessert”.

When:     December 2 to 30 (6.30pm – 10pm)

Cost:      Festive 6-Course Tasting Menu – $1,988; Festive 4-Course Tasting Menu – $1,588 (Monday to Thursday only); Christmas Dinner 5-Course Menu – $3,288 per person (December 24 and 25 only, includes glass of Dom Pérignon Champagne); Christmas Lunch 5-Course Menu – $1,988 (December 25 only, includes glass of Dom Pérignon Champagne); New Year’s Eve 6-Course Dinner –$4,888 per person (includes glass of Dom Pérignon Champagne)

Where:   5 Connaught Road, Central

 Book:     2825 4001 or [email protected]

 

Tin Lung Heen at The Ritz-Carlton

Tin Lung Heen

Tin Lung Heen

Tin Lung Heen is a two Michelin-starred restaurant offering refined Cantonese cuisine, including fabulous dim sum. Oh, and there’s the thing with the view: you’ll be sitting 102 floors up at the Ritz-Carlton while receiving incredibly attentive service as you (elegantly) devour the exquisite food. Discover what many fine diners already know on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve during an 8-course dinner paired with Dom Pérignon Champagne. Santa will pop by on Christmas Eve, so be alert, but most of all, be merry.

When:     December 24 and 31 (6pm – 10.30pm)

Cost:      $2,488 per person with glass of Dom Pérignon Champagne


Where:   Level 102, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon

Book:       2263 2270 or [email protected]

 

Felix and Gaddi’s at The Peninsula 

Gaddi's at the Peninsula

Celebrate the season in style at The Peninsula, a well-known local go-to for luxury dining. Two equally exceptional restaurants at the hotel will be offering classic European fare at Christmas, so it depends on what you’re in the mood for. High on the 28th floor, enjoy breathtaking harbour scenery at Felix, modern European cuisine by Chef Juan Gomez and fabulous drinks by mixologist Marko Petrovic. Gaddi’s presents French fine dining by chef Albin Gobil in an opulent setting with glittering chandeliers and high ceilings, not to mention impeccable service. and columns, and a live band to accompany dinner. New Year’s Eve will be black tie affairs at both, with a gala dinner. Get ready to get dolled up and ring in 2019 the fancy way.

When:     December 24 (6pm – 10.30pm at Felix, 7pm – 10.30pm at Gaddi’s); December 25 (6pm – 8pm and 8.30pm – 10.30pm at Felix, 12pm – 2.30pm and 7pm – 10.30pm at Gaddi’s); December 26 (12pm – 2.30pm and 7pm – 10.30pm at Gaddi’s)

Cost:       Christmas Eve Gala Dinner – $2,988 per person (at Felix), $3,388 per person (at Gaddi’s); Christmas Day Early Dinner – $1,488 per person (at Felix); Christmas Day Dinner – $1,988 per person (at Felix), $2188 per person (at Gaddi’s); Christmas Day and Boxing Day Lunch – $1,388 per person (at Gaddi’s only); Boxing Day Dinner – $2,188 per person (at Gaddi’s only)

Where:    Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Book:       2696 6778 (Felix), 2696 6763 (Gaddi’s) or [email protected]

 

Caprice and Lung King Heen at The Four Seasons 

Caprice

Caprice, Interior

No matter where you are in the world, the Four Seasons is a solid bet for elegance and superb service. This applies to their dining establishments too, which couldn’t be more diverse in terms of culinary creations. Caprice serves French cuisine, and boasts a remarkable wine list, with perfect pairings to match the two-star Michelin-rated menu. Dim sum and seafood without the loud carts are in store at Lung King Heen, the first Chinese restaurant in the world to be awarded with a Michelin three-star rating. Come dressed in smart casual at either locale, be it for Christmas Eve, Day or New Year’s Eve dining.

When:     December 24, 25 and 31 (6.30pm – 10.30pm at Caprice, 6pm – 10pm at Lung King Heen)

Cost:      Christmas Eve Dinner – $3,988 per person (at Caprice), $2,788 per adult or $1,280 per child (at Lung King Heen); Christmas Day Lunch – $1,938 per person (at Caprice); Christmas Day Dinner – $2,980 per person (at Caprice), $2,788 per adult or $1,280 per child (at Lung King Heen); New Year’s Eve Dinner – $5,398 per person (at Caprice), $3,888 per adult or $1,980 per child (at Lung King Heen)


Where:   8 Finance Street, Central

Book:      3196 8600 (Caprice), 3196 8880 (Lung King Heen) or [email protected]

A Bit Of Everything – Buffet Christmas

Yamm  

Yamm Christmas Dinner

Yamm Christmas Dinner

Can’t decide between British or American fare, steak or seafood? That’s what buffets are for! Thankfully Yamm has a festive season lunch and dinner buffet where the entire family can fill up on unlimited servings of seasonal goodies. Dig into roasted ribs, turkey with chestnut stuffing and cranberry sauce, and all the usual lures of a buffet table. And from December 7, special additions arrive: red prawn and Hokkaido scallop sashimi, seared foie gras with caramelized apple, uni on silky tofu, and freshly shucked Japanese oysters.

When:     December 1 – 31 (lunch 12pm – 2.30pm, dinner 6.30pm – 10pm)

Cost:       Lunch Buffet – $368 per adult or $238 per child; Dinner Buffet – $728 per adult or $428 per child

Where:   Mira Place, 118-130 Nathan Road,Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Book:     2315 5885 or [email protected]

 

La Scala at Lion Rock Hotel

Monopoly Christmas Dinner Buffet at La Scala

Monopoly Christmas Dinner Buffet at La Scala

La Scala features a wide range of international cuisine in their expansive buffet, and the experience is a relaxed one. Dine in an uncluttered dining area with an open kitchen to see the action behind the scenes as the chefs whip up the “Monopoly Christmas Dinner Buffet”. Monopoly-themed desserts come after you’ve lined your bellies with unlimited turkey, broiled lobsters, hearty soups and a variety of side dishes. And for the first lucky guests of the season, you get to walk away with complimentary Thann body and hair care (30ml) and a $50 discount coupon (while supplies last).

When:     December 24 (5.30pm – 8pm and 8.30pm – 11pm); December 25 (5.30pm – 8pm and 8.30pm – 11pm); December 26 (5.30pm – 8pm and 8.30pm – 11pm); December 31 (5.30pm – 8pm and 8.30pm – midnight)

Cost:      Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet – $788 per adult or $578 per child (first session), $838 per adult or $626 per child (second session); Christmas Day Dinner Buffet – $758 per adult or $548 per child (first session), $818 per adult or $608 per child (second session); Boxing Day Dinner Buffet – $518 per adult or $348 per child (first or second session); New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet – $748 per adult or $548 per child (first session), $838 per adult or $568 per child (second session)


Where:   Level 2, 193 Prince Edward Road West, Kowloon

Book:      2622 6154 or book online 

 

Big Bay Cafe at Kerry Hotel 

Big Bay Cafe

Big Bay Cafe, Interior

Dining with a cheery Christmas spirit down Kowloon way, thanks to Big Bay Cafe. Housed at the Kerry Hotel, the minimalist cafe has indoor and outdoor seating providing beautiful views of the famed harbour. Make your way through a selection of seasonal favourites such as maple glazed turkey with all the trimmings, and slow-cooked rotisserie ham. On New Year’s Eve things get fancier with Lobster Thermidor, Hokkaido scallops and Tomahawk steaks.

When:     December 1 to 15 and 23, 27 to 30 (lunch 12pm – 2.30pm Monday to Friday, 12pm – 3.30pm Saturday to Sunday; dinner 6pm – 9.30pm); December 24 (lunch 12pm – 3.30pm; dinner 5.30pm – 8pm or 8.30pm – 10.30pm); December 25 (lunch 11.30am – 1.30pm or 2pm – 4pm; dinner 5.30pm – 8pm or 8.30pm – 10.30pm); December 26 (lunch 12pm – 3.30pm; dinner 6pm – 9.30pm); December 31 (lunch 12pm – 3.30pm; dinner 7pm – 11pm); January 1 (lunch 12pm – 3.30pm; dinner 6pm – 9.30pm)

Cost:      Lunch Buffet – from $378 per adult or $189 per child (aged 5 – 11); Dinner Buffet – from $728 per adult or $364 per child (aged 5 – 11) *prices vary depending on date / time

Where:   Level 3, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon

Book:      2252 5246 or [email protected]

 

The Harbourview

Turkey with Stuffing at Harbourview

Roast Turkey with Stuffing at Harbourview

Yes, you’re going to get a harbour view here, plus buffets at prices that will leave room for last-minute Christmas shopping afterwards. The buffet menus are overflowing with western and Chinese appetizers, soups, entrees and desserts with the option of bottomless beer, wine and soft drinks. Do you want the menu with roasted lamb shoulder with herbs and garlic, or are you after the sweet and sour pork with peach? There are seriously too many items to list here, but they’re all going to go down a treat.

When:    December 1 to 31 (lunch 12pm – 2.30pm Monday to Friday, 11.30am – 2pm Saturday to Sunday; dinner 6.30pm – 9.30pm)

Cost:      Lunch Buffet  – from $368 per person; Dinner Buffet – from $528 per person; add $68 per person for 3 hours of free flow beer and soft drinks; add $98 per person for 3 hours of free flow house wines; add $128 per person for 3 hours of free flow beer, house wines and soft drinks


Where:  4 Harbour Road, Wan Chai

Book:    3909 9088 or [email protected]

Take Home Your Own Christmas

Brick Lane

Brick Lane Christmas at Home

Brick Lane Christmas at Home

No filthy pots and pans to wash up this year – that’s because you’re going the take- away route! Brick Lane will help you out with a packaged dinner of holiday favourites, conveniently assembled for parties of different sizes. You can order more than just turkey, as there’s roasted juniper berry pork loin, lemongrass and basil grilled lamb rack, and more. Classic bread and butter pudding, chocolate brownies and banoffee pie make up the sweets corner, and sides are completely taken care of, with a host to choose from including salads and pastas.

When:    December 1 to January 15 (orders must be placed 1 week in advance)

Cost:     $1,980 (serves 8 – 10); $2,980 (serves 15 – 20); $3,980 (serves 25 – 30)

Where:   208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan Sheung

Book:     9639 8313 (WhatsApp) or [email protected]

 

Mandarin Oriental 

The Mandarin Cake Shop Christmas Dinner

The Mandarin Cake Shop Christmas Dinner

You know your Yuletide meal is in good hands if it’s made by The Mandarin Cake Shop. Renowned for their sumptuous desserts, they’ll also prepare a festive food hamper for your home with the same care and skill as their cakes. Choose from a small or large roast turkey accompanied by stuffing, cranberry sauce, giblet gravy, vichy carrots and roasted potatoes. Or go for honey glazed ham with caramelised apples, braised red cabbage, vichy carrots, roasted potatoes and the final touch, a lovely Madeira sauce.

When:    All orders must be placed by December 18 (deliveries until December 26)

Cost:      from $2880


Where:  5 Connaught Road, Central

Book:    2825 4008 or email [email protected]

 

Invisible Kitchen

Invisible Kitchen Christmas Dinner

Invisible Kitchen Christmas Dinner

Invisible Kitchen is what you need when you want to fool your friends and family that you’re the host with the most, as they do everything for you: food, free-flow drinks (including alcohol), starters, servers, equipment and delivery, all included. Or you can opt for a minimal-fuss menu with a buffet spread, dessert, and disposable plates (Chinaware may be ordered separately), cutlery and napkins. Either way, the experience will be a green one: tomatoes, herbs and microgreens are grown at the Invisible Kitchen warehouse, and they only use the finest, sustainable ingredients.

When:     November to December

Cost:       from $225 per person (Christmas Party Menu); $2,400 (Classic Christmas Dinner Hamper); $3,000 (Deluxe Christmas Dinner Hamper)

Where:   Unit 08, 24th Floor Honour Industrial Building, 6 Sun Yip Street, Siu Sai Wan

Book:     2711 5788 or [email protected]

 

Feather and Bone

Christmas Meat Offerings from Feather and Bone

Christmas Meat Offerings from Feather and Bone

They’re known for their top quality meats sourced directly from Australian farmers to Hong Kong, and that applies to turkey too. Take home a chilled or frozen Australian turkey and some tasty side dishes (the fig and cinnamon stuffing sounds like it could be a new tradition). You can pretty much get all the meat you want from Feather and Bone, including free range pork belly, boneless lamb shoulder and grass-fed ribeye. It’s a one-stop shop, as they’ve also got dessert, cheese and wine. Ordering is easy online, with pick-up in Central, Happy Valley, Clearwater Bay, Sai Ying Pun, Mid-Levels and Wan Chai, or get it delivered.

When:     December 1 to 25

Cost:     from $25


Where:   Various locations

Book:   3705 0280 or [email protected]

 

Ali Oli Bakery 

Mince Pies at Ali Oli Bakery

Mince Pies at Ali Oli Bakery

Now that dinner’s sorted, there’s still the matter of dessert! Ali Oli Bakery in Sai Kung has you covered with heavenly baked goods that will fill your home with warm scents of the season: decadent Christmas pudding, spiced pumpkin pie and gingerbread cookies. Order a gingerbread house while you’re at it to give the kids something to do after dinner, with icing and candies included for some sweet fun. You can also get your entire dinner here, as they have all the usual delicious mains and sides you need – stuffed roast turkey, roast vegetables – ready to cook!

When:     All orders must be placed by December 18 (deliveries between December 10 – 28)

Cost:       from $50

Where:   G/F, 11 Sha Tsui Path, Sai Kung

Book:     2792 2655 or [email protected]

 

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