10 December, 2014
Christmas, Eat & Drink

Sassy’s Guide to Christmas Dinner in Hong Kong 2014: Eating Out

10 December, 2014

Christmas is nearly here and as much as we love all the presents, parties and carolling, the highlight has got to be all the food! Mince pies, candy canes and of course, the classic turkey dinner with all the trimmings… it’s definitely the season to sate your appetite. Instead of spending all day cooking up a feast in the kitchen, why not let someone take care of all the hard work for you? There are tons of delicious restaurants in Hong Kong that are offering great deals on meals this December. Most joints will have some festive decor and an equally seasonal menu to boot, so if cooking all day on Christmas isn’t your idea of a happy holiday, check out these yummy dine-out options.

TURKEY DINNERS

For those who think Christmas just isn’t Christmas without the usual suspects of ham, turkey and a little something sweet… here’s our list of the best festive meals in Hong Kong!

brick lane eating outBRICK LANE
This Christmas, BRICK LANE is pulling out all the stops with some very tasty holiday specials. Stop by for their special Christmas Eggs Benedict with turkey, crispy pork jerky and a cute pipette filled with sweet cranberry sauce, available throughout the day. Or if you want to go all out with a holiday feast fit for a queen, then why not try out their Christmas party menu for parties of 10 and up? This dinner special begins with whimsical cotton candy champagne cocktails (which you can also order separately throughout the day) and continues with a delicious roast turkey, a seafood pot, pizza, lasagne and a savoury platter. This delightful dinner ends on a sweet, festive note with a Christmas bread pudding with vanilla sauce! Yum…

When: Available from 22 December 2014 – 1 January 2015
Where:
BRICK LANE has three locations (see all here): BRICK LANE Admiralty, Shop 404, 4/F., Citic Tower, 1 Tim Mei Avenue, Admiralty, Hong Kong; BRICK LANE TST, G/F, 2 Blenheim Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2736 8893; BRICK LANE Gallery, 23 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2721 0628.
How much: Party menu available for $250-450 at all three BRICK LANE outlets.

Cafe Deco 5Café Deco Group
If a traditional Christmas is what you crave, check out all of Café Deco Group’s offerings. Café Deco is serving up butternut squash soup with nutmeg, Christmas momo and chives, and the oh-so-necessary roasted Christmas turkey with chestnut stuffing, roasted apples, macaire potatoes and more! If you want to go more high-end, the Watermark has a more extravagant menu including steamed French sea bass with black caviar, rack of lamb and organic oysters. The Peak Café Bar offers 4-course dinners on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, with turkey breast and smoked salmon entries and delicious sides! Finally, Café Deco Pizzeria has a menu of baked asparagus filo with shredded turkey, seafood options and Christmas pudding with gingerbread… yum!

When: 24-26 December 
Where: Find all restaurant locations here.
How much:  Café Deco’s 4-course dinner, $728 per person. Brunch $688 per person, $238 per child. Watermark’s Christmas eve 5-course dinner, $1,188 per person. Christmas 4-course dinner, $688 per person. Peak Café Bar’s Christmas Eve, $368 per person. Christmas, $448 per person. Café Deco Pizzeria’s 5-course dinner, $468 per person. Christmas Eve 4-course dinner, $368 per person.

Alchemy Gastro Lounge
Embrace warming winter flavours and try the creamy Chestnut Soup with Blue Prawns at Alchemy Gastro Lounge. In case that’s not enough to tempt your tastebuds, the homemade smoked salmon balik style is known to be the best smoked salmon in the world. Try seaweed butter on seared Brittany cod and scallop for a delicious twist. The traditional Christmas log will also be offered for dessert but with a special Alchemy touch – mocha. Enough said, we’re in!

When: 25 December
Where: G/F, 16 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, 6821 2801
How much: $698 per person for four courses, $788 per person for five ourses

unnamed-4Blue Butcher
For a tasty Christmas dinner, pre-order your turkey with homemade stuffing from Blue Butcher. You won’t want to skip the delicious seasonal cocktails as well. Try the Warm Rumbullion cocktail with Caribbean rum, orange peel, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, or go for the classic Egg Nog taste with a hint of vanilla for a sweet drink that will leave you smiling from ear to ear.

When: Christmas
Where: 108 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2613 9286
How much: $690-1,380

Jamie’s Italian
If you haven’t been to Jamie’s Italian yet, now’s the time to check it out! The lines have died down (slightly), and they’re offering a delicious Christmas menu that combines the best of the resto’s Italian specialties with traditional holiday eats like roast turkey filled with chestnuts and cranberries and festive slow-cooked porchetta stuffed with Bramley apples, herbs & Christmas spices. Simply divine! The special Christmas cocktails are also a must-try, including a Spiced Clementine Sour made with Italian Amaretto and Grand Marnier and a non-alcoholic Christmas “cocktail” made with fresh mint, cherries, raspberries and a splash of ginger ale. P.S. They’re taking an increased number of reservations over the holidays, so book now for a festive feast!

When: Through 3o December
Where: 2/F, Soundwill Plaza 2 – Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary; set options available for $350 or $500 with a free-flow beverage package for $250 or $450

The Globe
The Globe offers the classic Christmas meal, minus slaving away in the kitchen! Roast game and barley soup, turkey and stuffing with cranberry relish and flamed homemade Christmas pudding… nom! Experience Christmas for lunch or dinner, whichever you prefer. This is the place to come if you’re really seeking a traditional Christmas pub-like dinner – any Brits will love it!

When: The Christmas menu is served throughout December BUT they are closed on Christmas Day itself. Call ahead to book in advance for the Christmas menu.
Where: 45-53 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2543 1941
How much: Christmas lunch $298, Christmas dinner $440

fritesFrites
Frites is serving up a Christmas express lunch this year that has our mouth’s watering! Keep it healthy and light to start with marinated beetroot or prawn and fennel bisque. The entrée has something for everyone, whether you’re a vegetarian, salmon lover, or craving a classic Christmas roast turkey with chestnut stuffing and winter greens. End the evening with a rich Belgian chocolate dessert and call it a night!

When: Throughout December
Where: G/F Oxford House, TaiKoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Island East, Hong Kong, 2250 5188
How much: $128-$188 per person

Amaroni’s, Dan Ryan’s, LUCQUES Tavern
Have a fun and festive Christmas meal at one of Windy City International’s restaurants, all offering multi-course Christmas menus with an array of yummy chocolate desserts. For a more traditional main dish with Christmas turkey, head to Dan Ryan’s for walnut stuffing and mash potatoes. Get your seafood fix at Amaroni’s with a Mediterranean salad with crabmeat and shrimp, roasted cod fillet and Pesto Roasted shrimp. Perfect for a big group get together!

When: 20-26 December at Dan Ryan’s and LUCQUES Tavern, 20 December-1 January 2015 at Amaroni’s
Where: Find restaurant loations here.
How much: $538 per person at Dan Ryan’s and LUCQUES, $1,188 per person at Amaroni’s

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Celebrate Christmas with a festive 3-course meal at the Bellbrook! Start with Christmas pumpkin soup and let the sage butter melt in your mouth, then choose between a roast turkey and all the trimmings, or honey glazed ham with mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of dessert to wash it all down!

When: 24-25 December
Where: 2/F, 77 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2530 1600
How much: $588 per person

The French Window Brasserie & Bar
Pick from a 4-course or 6-course Christmas Eve Dinner, laden with sumptuous dishes like lobster bisque and duck confit with chocolate sauce! A buffet-style dinner is also offered on Christmas Day and 26 December with free-flowing wine and Champagne to celebrate the holidays. Yep, that sounds like good Christmas to us!

When: 24 -26 December
Where: 3101, Podium Level 3, ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong, 2393 3812
How much: 4-course menu $588; 6-course menu $888, $698 buffet

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Celebrate a Nordic Christmas at FINDS with an exquisite 5-course Christmas menu. Start off with a sampling of mustard-marinated Baltic herring or duck pastrami & pate before moving onto the main event. Forget about stodgy turkey, and dig into slow-roasted halibut and smoked lobster. Before you fill up entirely on mains, bear in mind the Christmas Dessert Platter which is a combination of the Princess Cake, Swedish waffles and decadent dark chocolate honey tart.

When: 24-25 December
Where: 1/F, The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2522 9318
How much: 5-course Christmas menu is $888 per person or $1,088 per person with wine pairing.

unnamed-1The Place
Partnering with LINDT Master Swiss Chocolatiers, this restaurant offers more than just a superb meal. Feast on beef wellington, turkey or Boston lobster at The Place. If you love seafood, The Place is renowned for its freshly shucked New Zealand oysters and the chocolate treats on offer are sure to be divine… perfect for those with a sweet-tooth!

When: 24-25 December
Where: Level L, Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong
How much: Christmas lunch $398 per adult, $298 per child/senior. Christmas dinner $668 per adult, $438 per child/senior.

Fatty Crab
This award-winning eatery from NYC translates to great food here in HK too. Cue the Turducken – a New York favourite consisting of a chicken stuffed into a duck stuffed into a turkey — we kid you not! But for those who can’t stomach the thought of all that meat, don’t despair, as there’s a lobster alternative. The accompaniments include soft shell crab salad, bacon gravy, XO sausage stuffing, cranberry chutney, smoked mashed potatoes, roasted turmeric cauliflower, wok-fried snow peas with Thai chilli, carrots with palm sugar glaze and finally, apple pie with hazelnut ice cream and salted caramel. Now that’s a Christmas meal with a twist that you’re sure to remember!

When: 25 December
Where: G/F, 11-13 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2521 2033
How much: $800 per person

1798506_975040782512047_183888987121275887_nFish & Meat
Does flavourful cuisine that’s healthy too exist during the holiday season? It does at Fish & Meat! This popular resto’s free-range turkey breast alongside Italian sausage with hazelnut and sage gives you a healthy and hearty holiday meal that you’ll be raving about afterwards. This delicacy is served with a turkey leg ragout and creamy polenta to leave you stuffed and satisfied!

When:  1-26 December
Where: 1 & 2/F, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2565 6788
How much: $780 for three people

excelsiorThe Excelsior Hong Kong
If a roasted turkey and cranberry sauce is what you crave, it’s a Merry Christmas at The Excelsior’s ToTT’s and Roof Terrace! This exquisite 5-course meal includes a wide variety of main courses to satisfy any guest. If Italian food is what you fancy, enjoy a five-course Italian Christmas with sparkling wine included at Cammino.

When: 22-28 December
Where: 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2837 6947
How much: $1,088 per person including Champagne at ToTT’s and Roof Terrace. $618 per person at Cammino

10372262_887267027959864_339727048016248402_nLibertine
For a healthy and classic Christmas meal, plan on lunching at Libertine. This café bistro offers entrees of homemade pumpkin soup and house-cured salmon, along with roast turkey with sage stuffing or pan-roasted salmon to follow. Sip on tea or coffee as you finish the meal with Christmas mince pie!

When: Through 26 December
Where: 24-26 Aberdeen St, Central, Hong Kong, 2858 2022
How much: $238 per person

CHRISTMAS WITH A VIEW

Where else in the world can you enjoy such a spectacular skyline while you feast? These restaurants combine amazing food alongside one of the world’s most phenomenal views… made all the more impressive with all those Christmas lights!

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Pick from an assortment of cured salumi, salads, antipasti and other hot appetisers at Al Molo, before moving on to the mains of ravioli, prawn risotto, sea bass or grilled U.S. strip loin – all while soaking in a beautiful waterfront view! Satisfy your sweet tooth with an apple tart tatin or Christmas log cake; ‘tis the season to treat yourself!

When: 24-26 December
Where: Shop G62 & G63, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 7-23 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2730 7900
How much: $598 per person

Lazydays
What better way to take advantage of Hong Kong’s views, harbour and cooler weather than with a Christmas outing on Lazydays, Hong Kong’s most stylish motor cruiser? You get a festive menu especially designed to offer all the yuletide trimmings for office parties, family gatherings and outings with friends. Forget about “junk” food, and indulge in the Full Works menu with a choice that includes turkey, ham and rib eye beef, together with starters, veggie options, desserts and mulled wine. Christmas canapés can also be requested.

When: Throughout December
How much: $850 per person including all food and a fully-stocked bar with free-flow Prosecco, red and white wine, spirits, soft drinks and US craft beers. The trip can be upgraded to a Champagne Package for those who prefer upscale French bubbly.

Breakaway
We’re big fans of this newly launched luxury yacht company (read all about our experience at their Happy Hour here!), so we have to let you know about their special Victoria Harbour Winter Holiday Cruise. From now until 30 December, you can take this lovely little yacht out across the harbour to view the spectacular skyline as you nibble on festive food (see the full menu here) and sip on free-flow wine. Definitely recommend if you’re looking for a special way to celebrate the holiday seasons with friends or family… all aboard!

When: Available until 30 December, available from 11am-3pm or 7pm-11pm
Where: Board and drop off of at Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
How much: $1190 per person (min 15pax & max 23 pax). Catering and free flow of red wine, white wine, sparkling wine and soft drink are included. Call 61805059 or email [email protected] to book.

WooloomoolooWooloomooloo Prime and Wooloomooloo Steakhouse
Enjoy a holiday brunch with views from both sides of the harbour at either of the two Wooloomooloo restaurants (the panoramas from both are amongst Hong Kong’s best kept secrets we reckon… well, until now!). Start the 3-course meal with cinnamon French toast and grilled strawberries, or smoked salmon and crabmeat parcel for a protein dense meal. Lobster omelet, meat pie or grilled beef tenderloin is the next tough decision. Take one last look at the view as you finish your salted caramel éclair or crème brulee!

When: 24-25 December
Where: Wooloomooloo Prime, Level 27 & 28 Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2771 3600; Wooloomooloo Steakhouse, G7/8 Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Road, TST East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2722 7050
How much: $328 per person at Wooloomooloo Prime, kids option $98; $220 per person at Wooloomooloo Steakhouse.

THE HOTELS

For tip-top service and blinged-up décor, you can’t beat Hong Kong’s array of 5-star hotels! If you’re after a Christmas experience to remember, then you’ll get the works at one of these starry venues…

mandarin-oriental-hong-kong-Chocolate-Coated-Hazelnut-Snowman-High-Res.The Landmark Mandarin Oriental
Book your reservation now for Amber’s phenomenal 8-course dinner tasting menu brought to you by culinary genius Richard Ekkebus. The set includes foie gras, diver scallops with black winter truffles, sea bass confit with caramelized kabocha, capons from Bresse and divine desserts. Alternatively, opt for the Christmas Day set lunch or dinner with langoustine, truffled egg yolk, line-caught brill

 with white alba truffles shaved at your table, Bresse pigeon
breast with foie gras and a yule log dessert. You know you’ll be getting elegant and delectable cuisine at the Mandarin Oriental!

When: 24-25 December
Where: 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2132 0188
How much: 8-course Christmas Eve dinner, $2,988 per person; Christmas Day 5-course lunch, $1,388 per person; 7-course Christmas Day dinner, $2,388 per person.

Four Seasons
For a fantastic Chinese feast, be sure to save a table at the Four Season’s Lung King Heen for a 8-course dinner on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day – alternatively the Christmas Day dim sum selection for family yum cha is a winner. And don’t forget Michelin-starred Caprice for a stylish French fine-dining Christmas celebration!

When: 24-25 December 2014
When: 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3196 8888
How much: Lung King Heen Christmas Eve and Day 8-course dinner menu, $2,088 per person; Caprice Christmas Eve and Day 8-course dinner menu, $2,580-$2,880 per person

The MiraThe Mira
WHISK’s “Festive Culinary Journey” gives you a 4-course lunch, with a country theme for each course. Lobster from France, Wagyu from Australia or Codfish from Spain, and Elderflower, pears and raspberry from Austria! The dinner menu presents you with a holiday Christmas apple and cacao to wake up your palate. Enjoy potato and sour cream, blue lobster, steak and macadamia ice cream to follow. Come back for oysters at brunch on Boxing Day – just make sure you reserve a table now!

When: 24-26 December
Where: 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2368 111
How much: Christmas Eve lunch at WHISK, $428 per person for 4 courses. 6-course dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, $1,488 per person. Brunch on Christmas, $988 per person, $498 per child. Brunch on Boxing Day, $648 per person, $398 per child.

W Hong Kong
There’s a whole host of yummy offerings at the trendy W, so forget the North Pole and book a table at KITCHEN for a magnificently mouth-watering lunch or dinner buffet, starring succulent Canadian snow crab, Boston Lobster and Australian Oysters with – you’ll love this! – Bloody Mary oyster shooters on ice to really get you in party mood! There’s also everything from Mongolian lamb and Wagyu marble beef to whole-roasted turkey and smoked Christmas goose, Boston Lobster salad and more. At WooBar’s funky afternoon tea buffet, think lobster tortillas, croque monsieur, gingerbread crème brûlée and mojito lollipops. If you’re craving a Chinese Christmas, Sing Yin is featuring a special menu of fresh Abalone, foie gras with a twist, truffles and more.

When: 24-26 December 2014
Where: 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3717 2222
How much: KITCHEN lunch $348 per person, dinner $998-$1,288 per person; Woobar tea set $248-$398 per person; Sing Yin, $988 per person.

The LanghamThe Langham Hong Kong
There’s something for everyone at The Langham, including afternoon teas for just the young at heart at Palm Court. For all-American entertainment, treat yourself to a festive semi-buffet brunch at The Bostonian, or festive favourites from the Big Apple at Main St. Deli, with US Tom turkey and Christmas cupcakes to indulge in! Chinese food lovers should head to the Michelin-starred T’ang Court for seasonal flavours; for more traditional options, The Food Gallery has turkey and all the trimmings.

When: Throughout December
Where: 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2375 1133
How much: Afternoon tea starts at $298 for one person; The Bostonian semi-buffet, $358-$988 per person; Main St. Deli festive menu, $398 per person; The Food Gallery, $368-$888 per person.

The Peninsula Hong Kong
Enjoy live music at The Lobby’s afternoon tea throughout the week of Christmas, Christmas buffets for lunch or dinner at The Verandah, or spectacular set lunches or dinners at FelixGaddi’s or Spring Moon. Don’t forget to buy a special ornament for The Peninsula’s Christmas Tree, with all donations going to Make-A-Wish Hong Kong.

When: 14-26 December
Where: Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2920 2888
How much: Afternoon tea $438; buffet $1,088-1,788; set lunch or dinner $1,088-1,788

Grand Hyatt Festive Programme
Treat yourself to a classy and beautiful dinner at the Hyatt on Christmas Eve or lunch on Christmas Day. Reflect on the year as you enjoy the company of your loved ones and a Christmas carol performance over delicious food. Did you know Santa stops at the Hyatt too?! And if Santa’s presents aren’t enough for you, the famous hampers featuring gourmet treats will also be available.

When: 24-25 December
Where: 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2584 7817
How much: Varies

GOOD EATS

For those who don’t need the turkey and just want a phenomenal meal, we found restaurants for you too! Dine on an array of different cuisines and enjoy some live music and entertainment while you’re at it…

15186_251535425046061_2110190137767720074_nCocotte
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Cocotte is serving up innovative, decadent French dishes like blue lobster bisque, foie gras with poached pears and more! Enjoy the bistro-inspired restaurant in Noho as you celebrate the holidays with the ones you love most (and check out our review of this fab little resto here).

When: 24-25 December
Where: 9 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2568 8857
How much: $1,180 per person

Seasons by Oliver Elzer
A delicious 6-course festive dinner at one of the hottest dining spots in town can be yours this holiday season! Enjoy a romantic evening with your partner and feast on goose foie gras terrine with gingerbread and quince jam, chestnut veloute and smoked salmon, and scallops in the shell with Champagne sauce… sounds amazing to us! Save room for the wild boar ravioli and the delectable raspberry chocolate mousse too – we’re already salivating.

When: December – 1 January, 2015
Where: Shop 308, 3/F, Lee Gardens Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $1,388 per person

French American Bistro
Take a trip to Paris as you indulge in French oysters served with lemon and shallots, pink prawns, lobster and vegetables galore! If seafood isn’t your meal of choice, the rich venison stew will have you feeling full and satisfied. Of course the French know how to do Christmas in style – Bon appetit! 

When: 22 December – 4 January, 2015
Where: G/F, 30 Hollywood Road, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, 2810 1600
How much: Venison for 218, whole lobster for $388, oysters for $33/pc, and pink prawns for $23/pc

Beef & Liberty
Keeping it casual this Christmas? If a burger is what you crave, Beef & Liberty has the perfect Christmas set for you! Two 3.5 ounce Cape Grim beef patties with three cheeses, a parmesan crisp, jelly and bacon, and onion jam. But wait, there’s more: seasonal parsnip chips with maple syrup and pancetta salad – you know, for a light meal. Get your stretchy pants on and treat yourself!

When: Throughout December
Where: 23 Wing Fung St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2811 3009
How much: $188 per person including drinks

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With multiple locations in Hong Kong, Motorino makes for a great Christmas meal if there’s nothing you love more than cheesy pizza! The traditional Napoli pizzas are reasonably priced and delicious. Choose from over 20 toppings and add an antipasti like marinated beet salad or octopus and potato salad. If you want to sit around the Christmas tree and eat dinner at home, you can order delivery too (looking for more Eating In options? See our guide here!).

When: Throughout December
Where: 14 Shelley Street, Soho, Hong Kong
How much: $98 and up

Metropolitain Bistro de Paris
Start with a choice of scallops or a homemade foie gras with apricot fruit chutney (we like the sound of that chutney!). The next course satisfies seafood, meat and veggie lovers: leg of lamb, roast monkfish or mushroom and black truffle mille-feuille. Make sure to save room for the cheese platter and chocolate fondant!

When: 22-28 December 2014
Where: G/F, 65 Wyndham Street, Central, 2537 5702
How much: $678 per person, includes one drink

pastisPastis Bistro Francais
Here’s another one for you lovers of French food! Treat yourself to a decadent seafood platter with whelks, prawns, langoustines, diamond clams, scallops and oysters! The lively atmosphere and tasty dishes are to satisfy any French food cravings. Ooh la la!

When: 22-28 December
Where: G/F, 65 Wyndham Street, Central, 2537 5702
How much: $480 for two people

10805772_741152959294234_3102913355486199045_nBoqueria
For a festive Spanish meal, plan your Christmas dinner at Boqueria! Feast on Lobster paella, fire-roasted rib-eye, and whole seabass with lemon and garlic. Good news, you won’t have to make the trek down the escalators to the LKF Tower; you can take an Uber instead! Use the code FELIZNAVIDADHK for a free ride up to $300 compliments of Boqueria!

When: 24-25 December
Where: 7/F, LKF Tower, Central, Hong Kong, 2321 8681
How much: $588 per person

L’hotel Island South and L’hotel elan
Choose a delicious Christmas lunch or dinner at either acclaimed restaurant! Sashimi, King crab bisque, oven-baked mussels, roasted duck breast… the options are endless. L’hotel Island South is deal if you want to escape the buzz of Central and go for a more chilled out vibe on the Southside.

When: 24-26 December
Where: L’hotel Island South: P3, 55 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, 3968 8833
L’hotel elan: 38 Chong Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, 3968 8222
How much: $358 per person for Christmas Eve and Day lunch, $198 per child. $578 per person Christmas Eve and Day dinner, $398 per child. Boxing Day lunch, $508 per person, $268 per child. Dinner on Boxing Day for $338 per person, $188 per child.

1538635_1501091930128425_1393486731770604406_nAberdeen Street Social
Here’s a very British Christmas to get you through the holidays, including festive menus and free-flowing mulled wine! Choose two or three courses of your favourite British foods to enjoy while you catch up with friends. Home smoked salmon and raw beetroot salad sound divine, although we almost wish we could go straight to the snapper, red cabbage, hazelnut and yogurt sauce. A special menu will be offered on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with roasted venison loin, and braised Waygu ox cheek for meat lovers. This is definitely not one to miss!

When: Throughout December
Where: 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $238-$288

Ho Lee Fook
One of our favourite new restaurants this year is Ho Lee Fook in Soho, and if you’re looking for an alternative festive dinner that will leave you feeling very merry, then you can’t go wrong with Chef Jowett’s unique Asian dishes. The Grilled pork belly, red cabbage salad, roasted dill and almond salsa is a delicious replacement to traditional roast ham, and the special new Horlicks desserts is a nice wintery with local flavours. You won’t leave Ho Lee Fook disappointed if you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate the holiday season!

Where: 1 Elgin Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, 2810 0860
How much: Most starters and vegetables start at $88, and the ‘Raw’ section ranges from $138-$168. The roast meats range from $125-$350, and the mains range from only $48 for the Taiwanese rice to $388 for the Wagyu short ribs.

DiVino Group
Spasso offers live music as the background to a 5-course meal, starting with duck liver and homemade lasagnetta with black truffle. Feast on sea bass fillet or lamb loin, or upgrade to a half Canadian lobster. Divino Patio is a great, friendly restaurant with Tuscan cannellini beans, cappuccino soup to kick start the meal and a grilled free-range venison steak option for the main course. Save room for a sweet dessert! For a casual festive get together over the Christmas period enjoy a 4-course set dinner at Carpaccio. Choose from either a porcini chestnut soup or a king prawn salad to start. Dine on pasta, roasted US turkey breast or grilled Boston lobster and then a chocolate cake to share for dessert! Finally, Divino is offering a festive menu throughout December! Air-cured ham, candy ravioli filled with pumpkin and more await you at this fabulous restaurant.

When: 24 December
Where: Check out all locations here.
How much: $488 per person for four-course menu at Divino Patio, $698 per person at Spasso, $368-$448 per person at Carpaccio. Divino starting at $168.

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La Vache
Steak lovers will know all about La Vache, which specialises in steak frites – Parisian style. See our review here! During the festive season they’ll continue serving their one signature dish of USDA Prime Rib-Eye Steak and frites with special sauce and salad, but to really get into the Christmas spirit they’ll have three special dishes on offer: the giant Croquembouche, the Bûche de Noël, and their very own Baked Alaska. Yum!

When: Available 22-28 December
Where: G/F, 48 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2880 0248 
How much: The giant Croquembouche is $78 for an individual serving, the Bûche de Noël  is $98  and the Baked Alaska is $98.

121BC
Start the night with some bubbles before you indulge in an 8-course menu of winter favourites at 121BC. The restaurant is celebrating its 1st anniversary, and featuring their most loved dishes throughout the month! Blue Swimmer crab, duck egg ravioli with winter black truffles and slow-roasted beef sirloin are just a few of the mouthwatering dishes gracing the table on Christmas Eve.

When: 24 December
Where: 42-44 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2395 0200
How much: $850 per person

Gaylord - SamosaGaylord
For Christmas with a bit of Indian flair, check out Gaylord’s lineup of tasty tandooris, samosas and paneers – it may not be traditional, but you can bet this will be a feast to remember! Available from 24-26 December, the Christmas menu includes lamb samosas, tandoori turkey tikka, chicken kebabs, saag paneer, saffron rice, garlic naan and more!

When: 24-26 December
Where: 23-25 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2376 1001
How much: $298 per person including one masala tea

Hong Kong Food Festival
And if that’s not enough food to keep you going over the holiday season… check out 12th annual Hong Kong Food Festival the day after Christmas! Try out worldwide delicacies from Macau, Taiwan, India, Japan, Korea and more. For health conscious mamas, there is a Healthy Green Zone just for you! And for those mamas who, like us, crave dessert food 24/7, there’s a Coffee & Dessert Zone as well. Make your calendars!

When: 25-29 December opening at 10am
Where: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall 3, Hong Kong
How much: Admission is $20 per person

Merry Christmas, girls, and get ready to indulge!

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