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Sassy’s Guide to Valentine’s Dining in Hong Kong

Valentine’s Day is creeping up on us and will be here before we know it! In an ideal world, we’d be cooking up a romantic and incredibly delicious dinner (and dessert!) for our loved ones, but just in case your domestic goddess skills still leave a little to be desired, we’ve rounded up the best Valentine’s Day Dining in town for you and your honey on 14 February, 2013 – just remember to make those reservations stat!

208 Duecento Otto 208 Hollywood Road, SOHO, Sheung Wan
2549 0208 www.208.com.hk

What: The Valentine’s menu at 208 kicks off with a complimentary 208 Kir Royale, a fiery concoction of crème de cassis and champagne. It’s the perfect way to start off a romantic 3-course meal of antipasti, secondi and of course dolci (dessert!); the mini doughnuts with passion fruit and dark chocolate shavings are definitely calling our name!
How much: 3-course menu $568 per person

Check out our full review of 208 here

Amber 7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central
2132 0066 www.mandarinoriental.com/landmark/fine-dining/amber/

What: Nothing could be more romantic than celebrating at Amber – dinner by candlelight, red rose petals and sexy jazz tunes while indulging in an 8-course gourmet menu including oysters, Hokkaido scallop and lobster ravioli. Ladies will all receive an Amber gift box of special raspberry and rose petal macaroons – so don’t miss out!
How much: 8-course menu $2,688 per person (plus 5-glass wine pairing $888 per person or 8 glass wine pairing at $1,488 per person)

AMMO 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
2537 9888 ammo.com.hk/

What: If you haven’t yet been to AMMO, V-day may be just the perfect time to go! This beautiful space combines heritage and history, as well as a delicious Valentine’s Day meal for you and your loved one. You’ll be licking your lips after the tagliolini with baby squid and Valentine Secret dessert of homemade Napoleon with raspberry compote!
How much: 5-course meal for $1,088 per person

Check out our full review of AMMO here

Aqua Luna
From Pier 9 at Central next to Star Ferry or Pier 1 in Tsim Sha Tsui next to Cultural Centre, 2116 8821

What: If you love being out on the water, then jet out to sea on Aqua Luna – and enjoy Valentine’s out on the iconic beautiful red-sailed Chinese junk on the harbour. An idyllic evening cruise enjoying the famous views of this city with a glass of Prosecco and a white chocolate and lychee dessert on board is just perfect for an original Valentines date to remember!
How much: $550 per couple (45 minute journey)

Read our full review of the Aqua Luna here

Cafe Deco Shop 101&201,Levels 1 & 2, The Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road, The Peak
2849 5111 www.cafedecogroup.com/outlet.php?oid=6

What: Hong Kong doesn’t get much more romantic than The Peak! Enjoy a five-course dinner in the sumptuous surrounding of Café Deco (complete with beautiful views) – dishes include a selection of fresh seafood hors d’oeuvres, Australian Wagyu beef and lobster and diamond shell crabs. You’ll also get a complimentary box of macarons to take home too.
How much: $698 per person

Classified 108 Hollywood Road, SOHO, Sheung Wan
2525 3454 www.classifiedfood.com/

See all other Classified locations including Sai Kung, Stanley and Happy Valley here.

What: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with…. cheese! Classified will be offering the Coeur de Neufchatel, a special heart-shaped cheese, for a limited time only; it is one of the oldest French cheeses, famous for its delicate yet flavourful taste. Its romantic origins stem from the Hundred Years War, when love-struck maidens of Neufchâtel offered this cheese to gallant soldiers as they rode away to war (awww…) so all cheese connoisseurs (or old romantics!) won’t want to miss this one!
When: Until 17 February
How much: $150 dine-in or buy in-store to takeaway $138

Divino Patio Ristorante Bar Pizzeria Shop 11, Brim 28, 1/F, Causeway Ctr, 28 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai
2877 3552 www.divinopatio.com/

What: Looking for a low-key but romantic dinner for Valentines? Then book a table at the rustic DiVino Patio that will put you in the mood for love. Some featured dishes include the crab and mango salad, and homemade ravioli filled with pumpkin, amaretto biscuit and Parmesan. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the open space for a laidback evening with your special someone.
How much: 3-course menu $398, $438 or $478 per person, depending on choice of entrée

Check out our full review of DiVino Patio here

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Trattoria Doppio Zero G/F, The Pemberton, 22 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan
2851 0682 www.doppiozero.com.hk/

What: For an Italian celebration of Saint Valentine, be sure to try Doppio Zero’s Valentine’s Day menu. Share a plate of Burrata and delicious pastas (the duck egg carbonara sounds amazing) with your date, and definitely save room for either the Nutella chocolate mousse or the black truffled rice pudding for afters!
How much: 3-course menu $680 per person

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Dragon I Podium, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central
3110 1222 www.dragon-i.com.hk/

What: Head over to internationally renowned hotspot dragon-i for a sumptuous V-Day dinner. Don’t miss out on their Black and White Chocolate Mousse – yum! Expect nothing less than the best time in this ultra chic hangout. Psst: You’ll get 2 glasses of complimentary Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Rosé with your dinner.
How much:
 $1,888 per couple

FEAST 1/F, EAST, 29 Taikoo Shing Road, Tai Koo
3968 3777

What: Check out Feast’s special Valentines Day dinner – guests can start with a buffet of antipasti followed by yummy mains like lobster pasta, Chilean sea bass, pepper crusted filet mignon and more. Your date will no doubt have to drag you away from all the fresh seafood at the antipasti table, but be sure to save room for the dessert buffet too. Molten mocha cake, cupcakes, brownies, chocolate covered strawberries – you want it, Feast’s got it! All ladies will also receive an exclusive gift from gorgeous skincare brand Aesop, plus a complimentary skincare consultation and product samples at their Cityplaza store.
How much: $548 per person

Check out our full review of Feast here

FINDS Restaurant & Bar 1/F, The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberly Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
2522 9318 www.finds.com.hk/

What: Love is in the air at FINDS, with a 5-course ‘erotic food’ inspired dinner menu! Ingredients include Scottish oysters, North Atlantic lobster tail and asparagus (all cooked in FINDS’ trademark Scandi-style – with a vegetarian menu available too), plus a complimentary box of homemade Chef’s petit fours to take home. Don’t forget to try the special Valentine’s cocktail Freyjatini, inspired by the Norse goddess of love and featuring Aquavit Jubileum, crème de cassis, pineapple and lime juice and fresh raspberries
How much: 5-course menu $688 per person; cocktail $90

Check out our full review of FINDS here

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Hugo’s (Hyatt) Lobby Level, Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
3721 7733 hongkong.tsimshatsui.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-hongkong-tsimshatsui/entertainment/dining_detail.jsp?itemDesc=fboutlet&itemId=1004287

What: Watch the sparks fly on Valentine’s Day when you treat your sweetie at Hugo’s, one of the most famous restaurants in HK where Bruce Lee once dined. Candles, live music, a magnificent setting and a decadent five courses (including the ever so indulgent Valrhona chocolate filo with raspberry and rose white chocolate parfait) will no doubt make your night a memorable one.
How much: 5-course menu $1,088 per person

MO Bar G/F, Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 15 Queen’s Road, Central
2132 0077 www.mandarinoriental.com/landmark/fine-dining/mo-bar/

What: If Valentine’s dinner isn’t quite your thing, why not do Valentine’s afternoon tea instead? The MO Bar will be serving Romeo & Juliet’s Afternoon Tea for all you romantics out there – it includes a half bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label (who doesn’t love a little bubbly?) and lots of love-themed delicacies for girls and guys with a sweet tooth!
How much: Afternoon tea for two $480 (without champagne) or $920 (with champagne)

Secret Ingredient G/F, 32-34 Tai Ping Shan Street, Sheung Wan
21084000 www.secretingredient.com.hk/

What: Bring restaurant-quality food to the comfort of your own home thanks to Secret Ingredient’s special Valentine’s menus. Take your pick from two three-course sets starring either salmon or lamb, with a starter, sides and scrummy desserts all included – and thanks to Secret Ingredient’s fool-proof instructions, even kitchen dunces should be able to cook up a storm. Dibs on not doing the washing up!
How much: 3-course meal $550

Read our full review of Secret Ingredient here

Spasso Italian Bar & Restaurant Shop 403, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, 17 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
2730 8027 www.spassoristorante-bar.com.hk

What: Enjoy a tasty 5 course menu at Spasso – start with the Kir Royale Sparkling Lovers Cocktail to get you in the mood, then dig into homemade tortelli and fresh rock melon sorbet with Culatello di Cinta ham. There’ll even be a special photo taking session with a professional photographic to capture romantic moments with your honey; book a seat on the beautiful outdoor terrace with a harbourside view to make the evening even more special.
How much: 5-course menu $658 or $768 per person, depending on choice of entrée

St Betty Shop 2075, 2/F, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St, Central
2979 2100 www.stbetty.com

What: Dine at St Betty’s for a special night to dazzle your loved one thanks to Michelin-starred chef Shane Osbourn. The lobster carpaccio with black truffles and irresistible Wagyu beef cheek with foie gras will be sure to make you and your date extremely happy. And for the final hurrah, St Betty will be making a dark chocolate mousse with cherries that will completely sweep you off your feet!
How much: 5-course menu $788 per person

Check out our full review of St Betty here

Strip House by Harlan Goldstein 5/F, Grand Progress Building, 15-16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central
2521 8638 www.striphousehongkong.com/

What: For the steak lovers out there, snag a table at Strip House! Lovebirds coming to celebrate Saint Valentines will receive a chic Benefit Cosmetics gift set (including a brow waxing session, They’re Real mascara and Dandelion blush and lip gloss – valued at $425!) along with five courses of sensual delights including seared foie gras and black fig toast, Alaskan king crab and a lava-stone grilled sirloin. As for the dessert? It’s a surprise!
How much: $980 per person

Check out our full review of Strip House here

The Principal Shop No. 1, G/F, Tower 1, Starcrest, 9 Star St, Wan Chai
2563 3444 www.theprincipal.com.hk/

What: For a foodie feast, head over to the newly Michelin-anointed The Principal. Their 9-course menu starts with oysters and crab, includes foie gras and pigeon, and ends with desserts of Cava (kaffir lime and strawberry), Mil Hojas (a yummy mix of berries, vanilla and chocolates), lots of petit fours and a glass of champagne each!
How much: $1,288 per person

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Read our full review of The Principal here

WaterMark Shop L, Central Pier 7, Top Level, Star Ferry, Central
2167 7251 www.cafedecogroup.com/outlet.php?oid=28

What: For a romantic meal with spectacular views, there’s nowhere better than Watermark and its 270 degree backdrop of the Victoria Harbour. Dishes on the night include black truffle cappuccino with seared scallop and chargrilled strip loin with heirloom tomatoes.
How much: 5-course menu $2,198 per couple

Check out our full review of Watermark here

Note: All restaurant prices are subject to an additional 10% service charge

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