Christmas Dining Guide
Are you in Hong Kong over the Christmas period this year? Whether you are craving a traditional, festive lunch or in the mood for trying something with a little more Hong Kong flavour, we’ve got you covered! Here, we’ve rounded up a selection of great dining options across the city that won’t break the bank, all coming in under that elusive $1000 mark! Sing daan faai lok!
Everyone’s favourite British pub is pulling out all this stops this Xmas. Choose from a festive lunch or dinner set menu – both of which come in under a respectable $500 price point – featuring the likes of stuffed turkey and Christmas pudding. They have fish and vegetarian options available too, so a great option for an orphan-Christmas venue or a family celebration.
Garley Building, 45-53a Graham Street, Central T: 2543 1941
Running through the month of December, Jason Atherton’s Aberdeen Street Social will offer a yule-themed lunch menu that includes the likes of slow-cooked duck leg, red cabbage and burnt apple puree. At just $288 for three courses, this is a steal, AND you get to hang out at one of the classiest joints in town! The crew at Aberdeen Street Social keep giving by serving up complimentary mulled wine to all guests in the fortnight before Christmas too.
35 Aberdeen St, Central T: 2866 0300
Sevva is getting in on the festive spirit by serving a set lunch menu from December 7th -25th for just $580 (+ service). The three courses include soup, turkey, fish and vegetarian options as well as tea and coffee. You know you can’t beat the view here too, so it’s a good place for entertaining out-of-towners.
25th Floor, Prince’s Building, Chater Road, Central T: 2537 1388
New kid on the block, The Optimist will offer a Christmas eve four-course menu and Grand Tasting menu, both under $1000 per head. Injecting some Spanish flair into your celebrations, the menu includes the likes of Spanish squid and fillet steak, plus if you book for pre 6pm, you will receive a complimentary after-dinner drink at the bar. Ole!
239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai T: 2433 3324
Keen to take your Christmas party local this year? The folk at Ho Lee Fook are putting a spin on the traditional by serving up Chinese specialties like Roast Goose ($268) and Grilled Pork Belly ($168). Swap out your usual Christmas champagne for a bottle of sparkling sake ($158) and you will be good to go. Their fabulous service will help with any homesickness that you may be feeling too!
1 Elgin St, Central T:2810 0860
Celebrate in style with Whisk’s Nutcracker Christmas Brunch. For $988 on Xmas day between 12-3pm, they will offer a semi-buffet with free-flow Moet & Chandon. The menu features a selection of seafood and vegetable offerings, along with a carving station and an array of sweet treats including Christmas whisky chocolate trifle.
118 Nathan Road,Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon T: 2368 1111
Britain’s favourite export has created the ultimate Xmas feast for expats looking for a home-cooked taste of home throughout the month of December. Including a glass of Prosecco on arrival, highlights of the three-course menu include turkey filled with chestnuts, clementines, rosemary and allspice and Christmas cheesecake with toasted Italian meringue & bramble berry compote. Mr Oliver keeps prices reasonable too, with this setting you back a mere $588.
412, Ocean Centre, Harbour Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui T:3758 3333
2/F, Soundwill Plaza II, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay T:3958 2222
On December 25 and 27, Cirqle at Ovolo Southside will host a seasonal holiday brunch. Turkey, a selection of salads and plenty of sweet things will be the order of the day here, the bonus being that prices start from just $338 for adults and $198 for kids.
4/F Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen T: 3460 8100
ON, the latest dining creation from Philippe Orrico – he of Upper Modern Bistro notoriety – is set to celebrate Christmas dinner with a five-course menu packed full of divine ingredients. Enjoy foie gras, hamachi carpacchio and roasted Bresse poularde, and top it all off with orange panaché for dessert! It just makes the cut at $988 per person. Mmmm…
29/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central T: 2174 8100
Located in Hotel Icon in TST, Green sits next to one of the world’s biggest vertical gardens! For Christmas, they will offer a semi-buffet that will include a selection of different stations and loads of fresh ingredients. At just $498 for adults and $278 for kids, this is a great place to enjoy time with family and friends in a beautifully designed setting.
Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui T: 3400 1300