7 December, 2012
Christmas, Eat & Drink

Christmas Dinner in Hong Kong: Eating Out

7 December, 2012
Lack the time, inclination… or indeed, oven to cook your own Christmas dinner? Never fear, you’ve definitely come to the right place to enjoy a festive feast out on the town!

If you’re used to entire cities shutting down from Christmas Eve onwards… think again! It’s business as usual here in HK – except with added tinsel – so we’ve rounded up the biggest and best Christmas Dinners (plus a few wildcard choices) from some of our favourite Hong Kong restaurants. We’ve covered all cuisines, all locations and all styles so now, there’s nothing left to do except tuck in!

For those that think Christmas isn’t Christmas without a roast involved – here are the places dishing up all the best turkeys with all the trimmings (even Brussels sprouts) and a big old Christmas pudding at the end!

Alfie’s by Kee
Shop M18-19, M/F, Landmark Prince’s, Prince’s Building, 6-14A Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2530 4422

What: Celebrate Christmas with Alfie’s Christmas Set Lunch which includes a traditional roast welsh lamb leg and mince pies or go all out with their Christmas British Tasting Menu to enjoy a 5-course meal of all your British faves – Scotched quail eggs, juicy beef fillets and baked chocolate cheesecake!
When: Throughout December
How much: 2-course Christmas Set Lunch $280 per person or 3-course Christmas Set Lunch $360 per person; 5-course British Tasting Menu $498 per person ($628 including a flute of Laurent Perrier Brut!)

Blue Butcher
108 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2613 9286

What: Go crazy for turkey at Blue Butcher, where they will be offering the best free range turkey along with their usual incredible selection of meats. Also, don’t miss out on their special holiday drinks, including their Gingerbread cocktail and Tradervic eggnog to get you feeling very merry!
When: All December long
How much: Half/whole Hunter Valley free range turkey for 3-4/6-8 people $690/1380 (all turkey must be ordered 72 hours in advance)

The Globe
45-53 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2543 1941

What: Expect a hearty home-cooked Christmas meal at ever-popular British pub The Globe – whether you’re in for the Christmas Lunch or Dinner menu (mmm… roast turkey and chestnut and black garlic soup!), there’s few mince pies and Christmas crackers for everyone! With December 14 and Christmas Day itself already fully booked, with other dates filling up fast, make sure you get your bookings in ASAP.
When: Dec 1-25; call ahead to book and request the Christmas menu in advance
How much: Christmas Lunch $285, Christmas Dinner $395

Dot Cod
B4, Basement, Landmark Prince’s, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2810 6988

What: One of the few places in town serving sustainable seafood and organic produce, Dot Cod Seafood and Oyster Bar is offering a variety of Christmas sets for the seafood and meat lover – with options including an entire Maine lobster, roast turkey with bacon-wrapped chipolatas… plus a Christmas pudding too!
When: 24-31 December
How much: Set lunches $428-528 per person; Christmas Eve, Day and New Year set dinners $728-1080 per person

St George, Hullett House
1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 3988 0000

What: Hullett House’s St George has 6-course menus featuring fatty tuna, roast turkey with black truffle potatoes and Brussels sprouts, a French farmed cheese platter and ‘Les Desserts de Noel’ that are sure to get you all giddy for the holidays!
When: 25 December (All of Hullett House’s restaurants have other festive menus available between 24-26 December, contact them directly for details)
How much: Festive lunch $588-788; 6-course dinner $1,288 per person

Jimmy’s Kitchen
G/F South China Building, 1-3 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2526 5293 or Shop C&C1, G/F, Kowloon Centre, 29 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2376 0327

What: Come enjoy a 4-course Christmas Eve and Day Menu at one of the oldest restaurants in HK, with dishes including pan-fried duck foie gras with caramelized apple, grilled sea scallops with black pudding, roast turkey or honey glazed ham with ALL the trimmings (including Jimmy’s special stuffing!) and Christmas Pudding flambéed at the table.
When: Dec 24-25
How much: $688 per person


The Pawn
62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2866 3444

What: For a traditional British meal, you’ll find everything you need at The Pawn! Check out their festive lunch or dinner sets with comforting Christmas faves such as salmon wellington, mulled wine, turkey with pigs-in-blankets, roast potatoes, stuffing and gravy, and Christmas pudding!
When: Until Dec 25
How much: Festive lunch set $290 per person, festive dinner set $535 per person & Christmas 8-course Dinner $780 per person

The Peak Lookout
121 Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong, 2849 1000

What: Perennial HK fave The Peak Lookout will be offering a 4-course Christmas lunch and dinner set complete with scrumptious mains of New York Steak, maple glazed salmon fillet and of course, roast turkey and all the trimmings. And we’re sure no one will be able to resist the traditional Christmas pudding and buttery brandy sauce too!
When: Dec 24-25
How much: Christmas Day Lunch $328, Christmas Eve and Day Dinner $728

Eaten enough turkey to last a lifetime? Here are a few places doing something that little bit different, but still just as special, for the holiday season!

208 Duecento Otto
208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2549 0208

What: Come celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas at 208, with 12 different offers and promotions over 12 days (including giveaways, complimentary drinks and much more)! Menu-wise, they are doing a Christmas Brunch including a mouth-watering Christmas meatloaf with a huge dollop of garlic honey aioli, as well as a 3-course Christmas Dinner Menu (including black cod ceviche, double cooked rib-eye and grilled porcini) for you to gorge over! If you’re looking to host a private party, dial in for their 5-course Festive Party Set menu too.
When: Christmas Brunch Special, 22, 23, 25 & 26 December; 3-course Dinner Menu, 12-26 December; Festive Party Set until 31 December
How much: Brunch $118-188; 3-course Christmas Dinner menu $568 per person; Party Set $800 per person

35 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 3105 5055

What: Feel like a bit of spice and lemongrass on Christmas day? Then stop by for a Thai-Thai Christmas meal at Ayuthaiya, whose 4-course meal includes a sampler of Thai street food classics, appetizing soups and sweet coconut desserts. It’ll be like a Thai getaway holiday over Christmas!
When: 24-25 December
How much: 4-course menu $388 per person, including one glass of Prosecco

G/F, 20A D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong

What: Gather some friends to enjoy Brickhouse’s Holiday Specials for a fun Mexican holiday meal (hey, who says tequila isn’t festive?!) – start with the “drink of the gods”, Horchata Cocktail, and snack on the Turkey Mole Taco to get in the Christmas spirit.
When: Until 5 January

G/F, 26 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2561 3336

What: To get yourself into the Peruvian spirit of things, head on to Chicha. The food here may not be your idea of a typical Christmas feast, but it’s going to make you just as happy! Stuff yourself first with the trio of ceviche, then treat yourself with “oh-my-cod” skewers, yummy tacos and syrup-drenched donuts for a Christmas meal that’s going to knock your socks off!
When: Chicha is sticking true to its normal menu, so any time!

Doppio Zero
G/F, The Pemberton, 22 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2851 0682

What: For an Italian Christmas, be sure to try Doppio Zero’s Feast of Seven Fish – a seven course feast of the finest seafood prepared in a variety of ways! Standouts from the menu include the risotto with crispy squid, squid ink and mozzarella, as well as the lobster ravioli with burrata cheese.
When: 17-22 & 24 December
How much: $588 per person; $180 for extra wine pairing

The Drawing Room
J Plus Boutique Hotel 1/F, 1-5 Irving Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2915 6628

What: For impeccable service and an incredible fine-dining experience, book a spot at The Drawing Room’s Christmas Eve and Day Dinners! Dishes include cauliflower soup with langoustine, duck ragout and foie gras tagliolini and mandarin soufflé with homemade vanilla ice cream.
When: 24-25 December
How much: Christmas Eve 6-course Menu $1,380; Christmas Day 5-course Menu $1,080 per person

1/F, The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2522 9318

What: Celebrate a Nordic Christmas at FINDS with its Christmas menu – you won’t stop snacking on the Christmas Tasting Platter of foie gras, duck paté and salmon pastrami… but remember to save room for the Festive Nordic Dessert Platter of luxurious desserts – yes, the rumours are true, it includes eggnog ice-cream!
When: 24-25 December
How much: 7-course menu at $788 (Christmas) per person

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
Shop 315 & 401, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road West, Central, Hong Kong, 2166 9000

What: For a special Christmas meal with a special someone, why not indulge at Robuchon? Expect the finest and best food here – their 8-course menu is sure to delight your palette with dishes like the seared Hokkaido scallop with caviar and fregula pasta, braised wild deer, black truffle and foie gras and the crunchy white chocolate snowball with pear declination… and for the even more decadent amongst you, try the 10-course menu instead!
When: 24-25 December
How much: Christmas Eve and Day 8-course menu $2,400 per person, 10-course menu $3,200 per person

1301 Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2155 8066

What: Fancy celebrating the holidays with some Japanese cuisine? Shiro is bringing its signature dishes out for their 4-course Christmas menu, including spinach with self grated sesame sauce, giant sweet prawn, yellow tai land tuna sashimi and much more!
When: 24-25 December
How much: 4-course menu $348 per person

St Betty
Shop 2706, Podium Level Two, IFC Mall, Central, Hong Kong, 2979 2100

What: For fine dining done with in an unstuffy atmosphere courtesy of lovely Michelin-starred chef Shane Osbourn, head to St Betty. Their 5-course tasting lunch and dinners include pumpkin with black truffle and parmesan veloute, venison carpaccio, slow-braised Wagyu oyster blade steak and spice poached pears with ginger ice cream!
When: All December long!
How much: 5-course Lunch $598, 5-course Dinner $638

We might not have much hope of a white Christmas here in HK… so let’s concentrate on what we’re great at instead – amazing food served alongside a phenomenal view (and even better with all the Christmas lights)!

29-30/F, One Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 3427 2288

What: Check out the A-MA-ZING view from high up in TST and indulge in Aqua’s 5 or 6-course Italian/Japanese menu, which includes grilled taraba king crab and homemade ravioli filled with orange duck confit, tossed in a foie gras and butter sauce (can it get any better?!).
When: 24-25 December
How much: 5-course menu $888 or 6-course menu $1,118 per person

Al Molo & BLT Steak
Shop G62 & G63, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 7-23 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2730 7900 or 2730 3508

What: Get some awesome harbour-side views with these alfresco restaurants. Both are doing festive buffets for the occasion – Al Molo’s featuring a selection of antipasti and cured meats, whilst BLT’s boasts a Raw Bar with Washington state oysters, king crab legs and steak tartar… and both have lots of delish desserts too (hello egg nog pate a choux puffs and panettone!).
When: 24-26 December
How much: $598 per person

Café Deco
Level 1 and 2, The Peak Galleria, The Peak, Hong Kong, 2849 5111

What: Not one for slaving away in the kitchen over a turkey? Then celebrate the holiday season in style, overlooking Hong Kong’s amazing views from The Peak at Café Deco (time it right, and you’ll catch The Symphony Of Lights down below)! Sign up for the set meals on Christmas Eve or Day, or wake up to a spectacular Christmas or Boxing Day brunch buffet with free-flow drinks. Dishes include roast turkey or goose and all the trimmings and delicious festive desserts like a Christmas Yule log with dark chocolate mousse and raspberry sorbet.
When: Dec 24-26
How much: Christmas Eve or Day 4-course Lunch/Dinner $728 per person, Christmas Day, $728, or Boxing Day Brunch Buffet $468 per person

Café Roma
L1, Shop 7&8, Beach Commercial Complex, Park Island, Hong Kong, 3446 1226

What: For a beach-side Christmas meal, take a short ferry ride to Park Island for Café Roma’s 3-course menu on Christmas Eve and Day. There’ll be a traditional roast, festive starters and a super yummy gingerbread crème brulee!
When: 24-25 December
How much: $598 for two people

28/F, One Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 3428 8342

What: For an Asian twist on Christmas, stop by Hutong for some delicious and spicy Chinese cuisine, all set against the breath-taking harbour view! Hutong will be offering a 7-course meal with Kung Po style chilli prawns, Red Lantern crispy chicken and sweet lychee sherbet – just remember to make a wish on their cute Wishing Tree!
When: 24-25 December
How much: 7-course menu $880 per person

25/F, Landmark Prince’s, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2537 1388

What: Sevva is ringing in the festive season with a 3-course set lunch and Christmas Eve feast atop Landmark Prince’s Building, overlooking Hong Kong’s stunning Victoria Harbour. With a 360-degree view of the city and delicious food (we’re talking roast turkey with pumpkin mash and caramelised onions, a ‘White Christmas Platter’ appetiser, Lobster Thermidor and rum and fig Christmas Pudding Sundae!), get ready to celebrate the holidays in style!
When: 3-25 December
How much: 3-course set lunch $520 per person, Christmas Eve Feast $2,380 per person

Top Deck
Top Floor, Jumbo Kingdom, Shum Wan Pier Drive, Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, 2552 3331

What: Head over to Top Deck for floating festive celebrations on the south side! Enjoy this alfresco fave while munching on Top Deck’s Christmas 4-course menus or their festive buffet brunch with a very merry free-flow drinks of bubbly, rosé and wine!
When: 25-26 December
How much: $598 per person

31/F & Rooftop, The Hennessy, 256 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2893 6960

What: Enjoy a 4-course Christmas set menu at Wooloomooloo – the view here is awesome (one of the best kept secrets Island-side we reckon… well, until now!). We can’t wait to try the deep fried coconut tiger prawn, or Aussie favourites such as the baked Tasmanian salmon or grilled lamb rack (and don’t worry… there’s turkey and Christmas pudding too) – and make sure you get a few drinks on the Rooftop Lounge to soak up those views.
When: 24-25 December
How much: $698 per person

For luxury, amazing service and completely-Christmassed up décor, you can’t beat Hong Kong’s hotels! They are especially extra-accommodating towards children (how Santa fits in so many hotel appearances on his hectic present-delivering schedule, we’re not sure!), so these are great choices for any festive family outings.

Four Seasons
8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3196 8888

What: For a fantastic Chinese feast on Christmas Eve or Day, be sure to save a table at the Four Season’s Lung King Heen for a 8-course dinner including a yummy baked chicken puff with black truffle and lobster, or have a sample of everything with Lung King Heen’s Appetizer Combination. And don’t forget Michelin-starred Caprice for a stylish French fine dining Christmas celebration too!
When: 24-25 December
How much: Lung King Heen Christmas Eve and Day 8-course Dinner Menu $1,988 per person; Caprice Christmas Eve and Day 8-course Dinner Menu $2,780 per person

1/F, Island East Hotel, 29 Taikoo Shing Road, Tai Koo, Hong Kong, 3968 3777

What: Check out Feast’s special festive Christmas and New Year semi-buffet menu featuring a selection of yummy antipasti and spectacular seafood (freshly shucked oysters and blue swimmer crab, here we come!), plus mains of beef bourguignon or aubergine five nut roast! And if you’re feeling in the mood for a cocktail after all that food, be sure to head up to East’s sleek rooftop lounge bar of Sugar!
When: 24-25 December
How much: Christmas Eve and Day semi-buffet menu $595 per person, Christmas Day semi-buffet brunch $495 per person

Island Shangri-La
Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2877 3838

What: Whether you’re up for a swanky 8-course dinner at Petrus (including roast blue Brittany lobster, wild hare soup with chestnuts and black truffle and ‘Madame Claude’s Clementine’ dessert), or looking to stuff yourself at the fun festive buffets at Café TOO, you’ll find it all at Island Shangri-La. Don’t miss out on other Christmas menus at Lobster Bar & Grill and festive afternoon tea at Lobby Lounge and Island Gourmet – plus some Christmas carollers too!
When: 24-26 December
How much: Christmas Eve 8-course set Dinner $2,688 per person, Café TOO Lunch buffet, $598, and Dinner buffet, $968 per person; for more of Island Shangri-La’s Christmas specials, check here!

The Landmark Mandarin Oriental
15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 2132 0188

What: For a real treat this Christmas, save the date for Amber’s 8-course dinner tasting menu from culinary genius Richard Ekkebus (including foie gras lollipops and fresh cassis sorbet!), or MO Bar’s ‘Cheers To Santa’ afternoon tea (including a half bottle of Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label) or Lobster Lunch, dessert buffet (heaven!) and free-flowing R&L Legras Champagne Blanc!
When: 24-25 December (MO Bar throughout December)
How much: 8-course Christmas Eve Dinner at Amber $2,888, Christmas Eve MO Bar Afternoon Tea for two $840, Christmas Day Amber 5-course set lunch $988 and Christmas Day MO Bar Lobster Lunch $588 per person

The Langham Hong Kong
8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2375 1133

What: There’s something for everyone at The Langham! For a taste of America, treat yourself to a festive semi-buffet brunch at The Bostonian, or become a New Yorker at Main St. Deli and indulge in roast turkey to Christmas cupcakes! There’s also a festive buffet at L’Eclipse, afternoon tea at Palm Court and Michelin-starred Chinese cuisine at T’ang Court.
When: Throughout December
How much The Bostonian Semi-Buffet $318-988; Main St. Deli Festive Menu $298-388 per person; see the rest of The Langham’s Christmas menus here

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2522 0111

What: Café Causette will be serving scrumptious Christmas 4-course dinner (the roast turkey with cranberry sauce, beef tenderloin in peanut crust and strawberry trifle are calling out to me!), or stuff yourself at The Clipper Lounge’s buffet, including a Carvery of roast beef or turkey! There’s also traditional British fare at The Chinnery (roast turkey and Christmas Pudding? Check!) or a decadent six-course dinner including venison medallions and a truffle biscuit soufflé at Pierre.
When: 24 December-1 January
How much: Café Causette 4-course Dinner $688-728; The Clipper Lounge Buffet $838; The Chinnery Set Dinner $728-928; Pierre 6-Course Dinner $1888-2688 per person; for more of the Mandarin Oriental’s Christmas specials, phone 2825 4828 or enquire here

The Peninsula
Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2920 2888

What: Share in the spirit of giving at The Peninsula, where you can enjoy a special “Tea of Hope” Afternoon Tea at The Lobby with “Trees of Hope” cocktails (with 20% of proceeds of afternoon tea and 100% of proceeds from each cocktail donated to Make-A-Wish Hong Kong). There are also decadent five-course fine dining menus from Gaddi’s and Felix, plus the ever-comforting Swiss chalet Chesa (with a chocolate sleigh dessert!) to celebrate Christmas at.
When: Afternoon Tea throughout December; other festive menus 24-26 December
How much: Afternoon Tea $408 per person; Gaddi’s $988-2988; Felix $1188-2488; Chesa $538-2088; for more of the Peninsula’s Christmas specials, see here

The Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong
International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2263 2263

What: For something a little more intimate with a stunning view of the city, book yourself in for an 8-course dinner in a private dining room at Ozone (the highest bar in HK, donchaknow) for the ultimate holiday experience. There’s also a festive buffet with free-flow Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve NV at Café 103 (with an appearance from Santa himself if you’re lucky!), an indulgent six-course Italian feast at Tosca and a Teddy Bear Afternoon Tea (where all proceeds from adopted bears go to the Home Of Love charity) at The Lounge & Bar too.
When: 21-31 December
How much: Ozone Christmas Eve 8-course set Dinner $1,800 per person; Café 103 Buffet $788-888; Tosca 6-course dinner $1,888-2,6888; Teddy Bear Afternoon Tea $388-828; for more of the Ritz Carlton’s Christmas specials, click here

Please note: All prices are subject to a 10% service charge, other than The Globe, Brickhouse and Chicha

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