24 November, 2017
Christmas, Eat & Drink

Sassy’s Ultimate Christmas Dining Out Guide 2017

24 November, 2017

Festive feasting

 

With turkey, Christmas pudding, mulled wine and more waiting for us on Christmas Day, there is no better time for us to eat, drink and be merry! Hong Kong has no shortage of delicious deals, so we’ve rounded up our favourite restaurants offering decadent Christmas menus. After all, it’s not Christmas until you feel as stuffed as your turkey. Forget slaving away in the kitchen this year and book your family and friends in for the full package. From traditional turkey dinners and fancy hotel buffets to something a little different, here are our top picks for eating out on Christmas:

Make sure to check back for our Ultimate Christmas Dining In Guide, coming soon!

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Le Comptoir Group christmas dining out

Le Comptoir Group

‘Tis the season to indulge, so make your Christmas meal one you will always remember with Le Comptoir! Enjoy an unforgettable 17-course Christmas omakase meal that is limited to only 20 seatings per evening (10 people at 6:30pm and 10 people at 8:30pm). And, the Christmas lunch is an amazing deal at Bibo. Just $480 per person including a glass of premium champagne! You’ll be treated to special dishes such as the Caviar Maki, a rare, seasonal item offered for only three days at UMI, and Roasted Pigeon with Foie Gras for lunch and dinner at Bibo. So book now and be one of only a handful of guests who get to try this incredible deal!

Sassy Perk: The first five people who book at UMI or Bibo with the code “LECOMPTOIR” at www.ikky.com or via the Ikky app will receive an additional glass of premium champagne with their Christmas dinner.

When: At Bibo on Sunday, 24 December, Monday, 25 December and Tuesday, 26 December (lunch and dinner), at UMI on Sunday, 24 December and Monday, 25 December (dinner)
Where: Christmas menus available at Bibo and Umi
How much: $480 to $2,388 per person (includes a glass of premium champagne).

www.lecomptoir.hk

Crafted 852 The Gobbler, Christmas Dining Out Guide

Crafted 852

Whether you’re organising a relaxed holiday dinner for your group of friends, or a glam festive do for your office party, Crafted 852’s Christmas Cooking Parties are a great choice this season. Feel right at home in the cool loft space, and have your menu tailor made to suit your requirements and tastes. You and your guests will even get some hands on cooking time to help you get right into the holiday spirit, before sitting down to a feast, with dishes including peppercorn roasted turkey breast with redwine and sage gravy, and a festive sticky toffee and fig pudding with butterscotch, chantilly, creme fraiche to finish. Crafted 852 holiday parties can also include a fun range of activities, including gingerbread house competitions, popcorn wreath making and tree decorating.

Sassy perk: Bookings made before Friday, 1 December will receive a complimentary gingerbread house making competition for groups of 20 or more (retail value of $7,500)

When: Throughout December. Parties run from 11:30am to 2:30pm, or from 7pm to 10:30pm
Where: Crafted 852, 2/F, 35 Bonham Road, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: $1,000 per person (10 to 20 people per booking). Book by emailing [email protected]

www.crafted852.com

Scarlett Cafe truffles

Scarlett Café & Wine Bar

Enjoy a relaxing holiday meal in a gorgeous café setting this season. Situated on Austin Avenue in TST, this funky yet chilled café offers a unique, alfresco dining (its doors stay wide open!) that is sure to add to the holiday spirit. Sip on the finest imported French wines while you munch on its finger-licking good dishes. And this season, be sure to take advantage of Chef Alex’s super generous Christmas Gift: a menu featuring lobster, scallops, guinea fowl, deer and monkfish for an incredibly reasonable price of just $298 per person (per dish)!

Sassy perk: Reserve your table for Sunday, 24 December and Sunday, 31 December (before 6pm) and receive a complimentary bottle of red, white or sparkling wine. All Grand Cru wines from Burgundy will be 30% off!

When: Available from Wednesday, 20 December, 2017, until Monday, 8 January, 2018. Happy hour daily from 3pm to 7pm (buy one get one free on all drinks); Ladies Night every Thursday night, buy one, get one free (bottle or glass). On Wednesday, 20 December, Live Music from 5.30pm; on Sunday, 31 December: Live Music from 9pm
Where: Scarlett Café & Wine Bar, Residence G Hong Kong, 2 Austin Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3565 6513
How much: $300 to $450 per person

www.facebook.com/scarletthkwww.randblab.com/scarlett-hk

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CÉ LA VI

Ring in the Christmas holiday with a fancy brunch, lunch or dinner created exclusively by new Executive Head Chef Jason Au at CÉ LA VI. Kick the season off by getting merry while sipping curated cocktails served up by CÉ LA VI’s mixologists. Enjoy the CLV Toddy ($128) or a Hot Buttered Rum ($128) on the Sky Deck or Club Lounge while you chat with your loved ones (there are even blankets to keep you cosy if the weather gets too chilly!). Sit back and relax as Chef Au treats you to his fresh plating style fashioned to include meticulous Asian flavours. For dinner, enjoy a tasting menu for just $888. Begin with a delectable Oyster Yellowtail sashimi, cleanse your palate with a tuna salad and clear seafood broth, enjoy the savoury mains of Grilled Octopus, Steamed Snapper and Angus Tenderloin Foie Gras, and finish off with a sushi platter and dessert, which is a Mojito Mousse (Japanese Grape, Raspberry Mango Gel, White chocolate mint cremeux, white rum cucumber jelly). Is your mouth watering as much as ours are? If you’d prefer to have a Christmas lunch instead, you’ll still be treated to a lovely meal with many of the same dishes ($288 per person).

When: The Christmas menu is available throughout December. Christmas Brunch is available from Saturday, 23 December until Tuesday, 26 December; Christmas Dinner Tasting Menu is available throughout December; Christmas Lunch Tasting Menu available from Friday, 1 December, until Friday, 29 December
Where: CÉ LA VI, 25/F California Tower, 36, 30 D’Aguilar St, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $888* per person for dinner, $288* per person for lunch; $488* per person for Christmas Brunch (3x champagne tiers available, starting from $298 VCP)
*10% service charge applies

www.hk.celavi.com

Ta Pantry Christmas Dining Out Guide

Ta Pantry

This Christmas, dine in style with a fabulous Six Course X’mas Tasting Menu specially created by Chef Esther Sham at Ta Pantry. Treat yourself and your guests to an indulgent meal, and marvel at the gorgeously decorative setting. You and your guests will feel pampered and at home as Chef Esther serves up mouth-watering dishes that are sure to please anyone. Relax and unwind in a cosy, quiet space that is modeled after a traditional French cottage. Its serene courtyard, tucked away from the chaotic streets in Wan Chai, is a little retreat for when you want to toast to the new year with the fabulous three-hour drink package! Eat, drink and be joyful, as this feast is one special occasion you will always remember.

When: Available from Saturday, 23 December to Tuesday, 26 December
Where: Ta Pantry, No.1A Star Street, (entrance on Electric Street, walk through Maison ES), Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $1,380 per person. Minimum charge applicable for the private dining room. Call 2521 8121 to book! 

www.ta-pantry.com

Maison Es Christmas Dining Out Guide

Maison Es

For a fabulously elegant French dining experience this Christmas, be sure to book a reservation at Maison Es. Head Chef Eric has created a Six-Course X’mas Tasting Menu (and you can add $298 or $498 to enjoy three-hour free flow!) combining French culinary finesse with the finest ingredients sourced from all across the globe. Enjoy decadent delicacies such as John Dory, Wagyu Rib Eye and Boston Lobster, to name a few, that will be presented with an innovative style that won’t disappoint. Sit back and relax as you enjoy the serene and beautiful space that is tucked far away from the Wan Chai chaos. And if brunch is more your style, the X’mas Oyster and Seafood brunch will tease your tastebuds with its half dozen freshly shucked oysters!

When: Available from Saturday, 23 December to Tuesday, 26 December
Where: Maison Es, No. 1A Star Street, (entrance on Electric Street), Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Xmas Tasting Menu is $880 per person for adults, $530 per person for kids; Xmas Oyster and Seafood brunch is $438 per person for adults, $238 per person for kids

www.maison-es.com

sassy christmas dining out guide - uma nota

Uma Nota

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect place to enjoy a festive feast with friends, family, or colleagues, Uma Nota’s Brazilian style Dia de Festejar holiday menu is the ultimate choice. With plenty of sharing plates to enjoy, including coxinhas, ceviche, pork ribs (and a Christmassy caipirinha to kick-start the festivities!), the menu is available for tables of seven of more, with the option to add on additional free-flow drinks packages. Looking for a private space to hold your work do? Uma Nota also offers lively private party packages for weekday lunches, ideal for groups of 15 or more. Complete with food, drinks, and even drums, it’s sure to be an unforgettable celebration!

Sassy perk: Quote  “Sassy x Uma Nota” in the comments section when booking and receive a free drink voucher for you and each of your guests on your next visit to Uma Nota!

When: Available until Saturday, 30 December 2017
Where: Uma Nota, 38 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $490* per person for Dia de Festejar, with an additional $200* per person for free-flow cocktails, beer and prosecco – book your table here! Private party packages prices range from $390* to $990* per person – find out more here!
*10% service charge applies

www.uma-nota.com

christmas dining out jamie's italian

Jamie’s Italian

With a location in Causeway Bay, and a second in TST, Jamie’s Italian is a great option for where to host your Christmas gathering this year. Whether it’s with colleagues, friends, or just the two of you, Jamie’s is sure to have a crowd-pleasing menu for you. If you’re dining with a large group, we especially love the sound of the special festive three-course sharing menu. Available for 10 people or more, the menu includes seasonal dishes such as Roasted Turkey, Ossobuco alla Milanese, Retro Prawn Cocktail and an Assorted Dessert Plank to finish! What’s more, if you book your Christmas meal before Thursday, 30 November, for any festive drinks package you order, the restaurant will double it.

When: Festive menus available Friday, 1 December to Saturday, 30 December, 2017
Where: Jamie’s Italian, Causeway Bay2/F, Soundwill Plaza II- Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; Jamie’s Italian, Shop 412, Level 4, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $300* for the Festive Lunch Menu; $500* for the Festive Dinner Menu; or $368* for the Festive Sharing Menu (for 10 people or above, 7 days advance booking required). Call 3758 3333 (Tsim Sha Tsui), or 3958 2222 (Causeway Bay) to book!
*10% service charge applies

www.jamiesitalian.hk

christmas dining out Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

Offering up a delicious festive feast this season, Wolfgang’s is the place to celebrate with friends and family. Spice up your meal with a warming glass of mulled wine on arrival before dining on Wolfgang’s Christmas Set Dinner. Not a turkey lover? Not a problem! Along with the classic Roasted Whole Turkey, the restaurant will also be serving its signature Dry Aged Porterhouse. With a range of sumptuous starters and seasonal sides, the set dinner will also feature a choice of a delicious Bread Pudding, or festive Xmas Cookies to finish.

To celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas, Wolfgang’s will also be giving one lucky table of Christmas diners the chance to win a special prize each night from the Wednesday, 13 December, leading up to Sunday, 24 December. Open your present at the end of your festive meal to see if you’ve won a prize worth between $800 and $3,000!

Sassy perk: Book your Christmas Dinner with Wolfgang’s and receive a complimentary welcome drink when quoting the promo code “SASSY20WG17”

When: Wolfgang’s Christmas Menu is available from Saturday, 16 December to Monday, 25 December
Where: Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, 1/F, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $3,888* for 4 people or $5,688* for 6 people. Call 3990 1646 to book! (Christmas set menu must be pre-ordered 3 days in advance)
*10% service charge applies

www.wolfgangssteakhouse.hk

Christmas dining out guide Aberdeen Street Social

Aberdeen Street Social

Looking for a serene spot to celebrate on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Tucked away from bustling Central, Aberdeen Street Social is serving a traditional three-course dinner menu, including the likes of Maine lobster cocktail, Roast Norfolk Bronze turkey with all the trimmings, and a classic Christmas pudding with brandy sauce. With its gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows, guests can gaze out the city lights and feel instantly festive, while delving into the delectable feast.

When: Sunday, 24 December and Monday, 25 December; 6:30pm or 8:30pm
Where: Aberdeen Street Social, Ground Floor, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $750 per person*. Call 2866 0300 to book!
*10% service charge applies

www.aberdeenstreetsocial.hk

Turkey Dinners

Limewood

Spend your holiday at the beach this season! For $1580 (four to six people), Limewood is offering a special Christmas meal which includes a free-range Hunter Valley Turkey with Achiote Marinade, Mashed Potatoes with Cumin and Dry Mango, Roasted Carrots with Palm Sugar and Fresh Thyme, Turkey Gravy and a Passion Fruit and Carmelised Pineapple Tart. And why not add a bit of holiday spirit to your meal? Wine pairing is available for $570 to $910 (take away $350 to $580).

When: Available from Thursday, 23 November until Tuesday, 26 December
Where: Limewood, The Pulse, Shop 103-104 G/F, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $1580 (for four to six people)

www.limewood.hk

Blue – Butcher & Meat Specialist

Blue is serving up a Christmas feast with a twist, featuring a free-range Hunter Valley Turkey, Creamed Corn with Salsa Verde, Maple Roasted Pumpkin with Green Lentils and Fresh Yogurt, Homemade Sausage with Apple Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce and Gravy, and a Maple, Chocolate and Pecan Tart for dessert. Priced at $1880 (for four to six people), there is also a wine pairing option for $850 to $950 (eat in) or $520 to $620 (take away).

When: Available from Thursday, 23 November until Tuesday, 26 December
Where: Blue – Butchers & Meat Specialist, 108 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $1,880 (for four to six people)

www.bluebutcher.com

Sevva Christmas Dining Out Guide

Sevva

Looking to spend this season in sky-high sophistication? With a 360-degree balcony, Sevva offers a front and centre view of surrounding skyscrapers and the Hong Kong harbour – all lit up for the festivities. The Christmas Set lunch features Roast Turkey, Charcoal-Baked Sweet Potato & Winter Vegetables plus Rum & Fig Christmas Pudding, and the Christmas Eve dinner boasts Prawn, Crabmeat & Zucchini Crêpe with Champagne Beurre Blanc & Caviar, amongst other specialities!

When: Christmas Eve dinner available on Sunday, 24 December and Christmas Lunch available on from Monday, 4 December until Monday, 25 December
Where: 25/F, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $620 for Christmas Lunch, $2,580 for Christmas Eve Dinner

www.sevva.hk

Lily & Bloom

The intimate space and dimly lit interior merges a private feel and a festive spirit. The Christmas Brunch Menu promises to satisfy, offering everything from Salad, Charcuterie and Cheese, to fresh Seafood and a Carving Station Bar. As a bonus, there’s also a choice of mains, so every member of the clan can have his or her pick! It includes complimentary free-flow cocktails, coffee, tea and pressed juices. Oh, and there’s even a kids corner to keep younger members of the family on their toes!

When: Available on Sunday 24, Monday 25, and Tuesday 26 December
Where: Lily & Bloom, 6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Four courses for $688; Vegetarian Four Course for $688; Offered during first seating (6pm-8pm); Five courses for $888; Vegetarian Five Course for $888 offered during second seating (8pm – 10pm).

www.lily-bloom.com

christmas dining out Commissary

Commissary

Fresh off the back of last month’s sold-out Thanksgiving Dinner, the team at Commissary is putting on another spread of epic epicurean proportions this Christmas Eve. The entire front counter will be transformed to feature a smorgasbord of traditional delights (like Roast turkey with sage and onion stuffing, Slow smoked pork shoulder, Braised brisket ragu and more!). Sides include everything from creamy mashed potatoes to baked yams, maple and chilli butter and Brussels sprouts with bacon. Make sure to save space for the Christmas Bread Pudding and Blackberry Cobbler to round out the night. The experts here promise there’s something for every member of the family!

When: Available on Sunday 24 December. Two seatings available, either 6pm – 8pm or 8:30pm – 10:30pm.
Where: Commissary, Shop 405, 4/F Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $488, and a two-hour free flow package featuring Caramel Apple Sour, Cinnamon Iced Tea, wine and beer can be added to the package for HK$198.

www.commissary.hk

The Globe

This is the closest you’ll find to a quintessential British pub in Hong Kong! The Christmas Lunch is only $390 per person and you can choose from three starters, three mains and two desserts, or opt for the Christmas Dinner at $495 per person. Expect classic Roast Turkey with all the trimmings (we’re talking chestnut stuffing and homemade cranberry sauce), a warm, welcoming environment and plenty of drinks. The final selling point? Christmas crackers are included!

When: Christmas Menu available from Friday, 1 December until Sunday, 24, December and main Christmas Lunch and Dinner available on Monday, 25 December.
Where: The Globe, Garley Building, 45-53 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Christmas Lunch for $390 per person; Christmas Dinner for $495 per person; Christmas Day Menu for $550

www.theglobe.com.hk

FRITES Christmas Dining Out Guide

FRITES

The buzzing beer hall atmosphere caters to everything from a boozy do to a family meal. FRITES is offering a Christmas Express Lunch Menu, Christmas packages and a Christmas special menu. It offers a hearty menu, with the special featuring from new corn chowder mussels, Turkey ballotine or 1855 USDA black angus roast beef and Christmas brioche pudding. Keen for bubbly? You can enjoy two hours of unlimited Prosecco, draught beers, house wine, house spirits, soft drinks and juices for an additional$250 per person. FRITES will also have a Christmas take away package, so stay tuned for our Christmas Dining Out Guide for more details!

When: Christmas Express Lunch Menu from 4 December, Christmas special menu available on Sunday, 24 December and Monday, 25 December
Where: Various locations throughout Hong Kong
How much: Christmas special menu for $495 per person

www.frites.hk

ALTO Bar and Grill

With a panoramic view over Victoria Harbour, and delicious festive food to boot, it’s hard to turn down the Christmas Dinner at ALTO. With a choice of three dishes for starter main and dessert, you’ll be spoilt for choice, though we can’t resist the classic Roast Turkey with Traditional Stuffing, French Beans and Cranberries for mains, and the Cranberry Walnut Tart with Caramel Sauce to finish!

When: Three-course Christmas set dinner will be available on Sunday, 24 December and Monday, 25 December
Where: Alto Bar and Grill, 31/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $588 per person for the three-course set Christmas menu

www.diningconcepts.com/restaurants/ALTO

The Hotels

Regal Hong Kong Hotel Christmas Dining Out Guide

Regal Hong Kong Hotel

With a range of festive party packages available during the month of December, The Regal is the perfect venue to ring in the holiday season! The dinner and lunch buffet packages include an impressively wide array of dishes, including both traditional delights such as Christmas Turkey, Butter Stollen and Christmas Pudding with Brandy Butter, and also non-traditional fare such as Alaskan Crab Leg, Whelk and Baked Lamb Rack. Additionally, the space is more than able to accommodate groups of all sizes.

When: Available from Friday, 1 December to Sunday, 31 December
Where: The Regal Hong Kong Hotel, 88 Yee Wo St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $388 to $488 per person for Christmas Lunch Buffet Packages and $638 to $838 per person for the Christmas Dinner Buffet Packages.

www.regalhotel.com

The W Hong Kong

Chef Olivier Elzer’s menu is inspired by the flavours and memories of his Alsace upbringing, and he puts a modern twist on regular Christmas fare. The W’s famous resto, KITCHEN, offers a host of scrumptious dishes that are equal parts festive and creative, such as Foie Gras Terrine in Christmas flavours with Gingerbread and Mulled Wine Jelly and Oysters Gratinated with Champagne served with seaweed. And, of course, it’s not christmas without some sort of turkey: the Turkey Breast with Truffle-Scented Chestnuts is a unique and luxurious take on the Christmas classic.

When: The Lunch and Dinner Buffets are available throughout the month of December, and also from Friday, 1 January until Wednesday, 28 February.
Where: KITCHEN, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Lunch is $358 per person in December; For Brunch on 24 and 25 December, $1488 per person; Dinner on 24 and 25 December (first round) $998; $1288 (second round).

www.w-hongkong.com

Intercontinental Hong Kong Christmas Dining Out Guide

Intercontinental Hong Kong

There’s fun for the whole family at the Intercontinental Hong Kong and plenty of foodie delights on offer! You can dine on festive specials at The Steak House winebar + grill,  the Lobby Lounge or the Sugarplum fairy-inspired Festive Nutcracker Afternoon Tea. I-Spa’s indulgent Ginger Winter Warmer Experience includes a Chinese set lunch at Yan Toh Heen, the hotel’s acclaimed Cantonese restaurant. In the true spirit of Christmas, it’s also important to give back to those in need: all of the proceeds from the sale of Nutcracker Mini-Purses and Nutcracker recycled Wooden Ornaments will benefit the New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association.

When: The Steak House winebar + grill’s festive semi buffet lunch is available from Sunday, 24 to Tuesday, 26 December and also Monday, 31 December; The i-Spa offer is available from Friday, 1 December until Tuesday, 28 February; The Lobby Lounge festive menu is available on Sunday, 24 December and Monday, 25 December; The Festive Nutcracker Afternoon Tea is available throughout December.
Where: InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
How much: The Festive Nutcracker Afternoon Tea is $668 (for two people) $468 (for one person) daily in December and $688 (for two) and $488 (for one) on Sunday, 24, Monday, 25 and Tuesday, 26 December; The Steak House semi-buffet lunch is $898 per person and on Monday, 25 December it is $1,188 with free-flow Champagne & red wine, orange juice and soft drinks; On Christmas Eve, the Lobby Lounge’s five-course dinner is available $1,280 per person; the I-Spa Winter Warmer Experience is $2,620 (including set lunch at Yan Toh Heen).

www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com

The Kerry Hotel

At the Kerry Hotel, enjoy a merry and festive dining experience this December. At Hung Tong, try the traditional Winter Solstice Menu featuring Braised Bird’s Nest and Braised Pea Sprouts with Abalone and Conpoy. On Christmas Day and Christmas Eve, indulge in a menu designed to be shared amongst friends and family at the Big Bay Café. Feast on more traditional (but equally decadent) Christmas fare such as Rotisserie Turkey, Osetra Caviar Blinis and Lobster Thermidor. To truly ring in the holiday season, top off your meal with some Christmassy cocktails at Red Sugar and take your pick from tipples like Banana Eggnog, Mulled Cider and a Festive Moscow Mule.

When: Hung Tong’s Winter Solstice Dinner is on Friday, 22 December and the Christmas menus are available on Sunday, 24 December and Monday, 25 December; The Festive Buffet at Big Bay Café is available on Sunday, 24 December and Monday, 25 December; festive cocktails at Red Sugar available from Monday, 20 November.
Where: Kerry Hotel Hong Kong, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: The Winter Solstice Dinner at Hung Tong is $3888 for a table for four persons and $5488 for a table for six persons; Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner at Hung Tong is $888 per person; For full pricing details on Festive Buffet at Big Bay Café, see here.

www.shangri-la.com/hongkong/kerry

The Langham Hong Kong

In addition to decadent dining options at Main St. Deli and Bostonian Seafood Grill, The Food Gallery is sure to meet all of your foodie needs this holiday season. With its fresh seafood spread and live carving and foie gras stations – the Mont Blanc Pavlova sounds like an absolute winner! The White Christmas Afternoon Tea is the stuff of dreams with savoury treats and macarons filled with white chocolate and Baileys. If you’re looking to indulge, splash out on a Deluxe Tea and sip on a (complimentary!) glass of Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé.

When: Christmas Set Lunch and dinner at Main St. Deli available from Saturday, 23 December until Tuesday, 26 December; Bostonian Seafood Grill’s Christmas semi-buffet is Dinner available on Sunday, 24 December and Monday, 25 December and the Brunch is available on Sunday, 24, Monday, 25 and Tuesday, 26. The Food Gallery’s Christmas Buffet available from Sunday, 24 December until Tuesday, 26 December. The White Christmas Afternoon Tea at Palm Court is available throughout December.
Where: The Langham Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: The Main St. Deli set lunch is $428 per person and the set dinner is $468 per person. The Bostonian Seafood Grill’s semi-buffet Brunch is $458-788 per person (price dependent on day and date) and the semi-buffet Dinner is $1,188 per person. The Food Gallery buffet is $608 per person for lunch and $878-898 per person for dinner. The White Christmas Afternoon tea is $348 for one, $598 for two, and the Deluxe tea is $528 for one, $888 for two.

www.langhamhotels.com

Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui

Enjoy a seriously decadent spread of holiday delicacies at Café at the Hyatt Regency, Tsim Sha Tsui. Gather your friends and family and pile your plates high with traditional festive dishes such as Roast Turkey and Crispy Suckling Pig alongside other foodie delights such as Norwegian Salmon, Roasted Pigeon, Teppanyaki and Jumbo Scallop with yuzu dressing. And remember, no meal is complete without dessert – take your pick from sweet treats such as winterberry log cake, maple chestnut pudding, gingerbread crème brûlée and more.

When: The festive lunch and dinner buffets are available on Sunday, 24 December and Monday, 25 December
Where: Café at Hyatt Regency Hong Kong,18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
How Much: On Sunday, 24 December, the lunch buffet is $528 per person and the dinner buffet is $908 per person. On Monday, 25 December, the lunch buffet is $668 per person and the dinner buffet is $908 per person. Buffet tickets available for purchase here.

www.hongkongtsimshatsui.regency.hyatt.com

WHISK The Mira Hotel Christmas Dining Out Guide

The Mira Hotel

From indulging on a sumptuous afternoon tea and stocking up on festive goodies at COCO, to sipping on Christmas cocktails at Room One, you won’t be short of options this season. Don’t forget to feast on the delicious, multi-course, spreads at WHISK, Yamm and Cuisine Cuisine – WHISK’s Vintage Champagne & Caviar Christmas Brunch is on Sunday, 25 December. The whole do sounds like a fabulously decadent (and highly appropriate) way to pamper yourself at the end of a long year!

When: For full details on menus and dates, see here.
Where: The Mira Hotel, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
How much: For full details on pricing, see here.

www.themirahotel.com

The Cordis Hotel

Head to the Cordis Hotel in Mong Kok and you’ll be spoilt for choice in terms of dining options! At Alibi – Wine, Dine be Social, enjoy three-course festive lunches, brunches and dinners featuring contemporary European cuisine. The Cordis’ all-day restaurant, The Place, will be serving festive favourites on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – the baked Gingerbread Cheesecake and Christmas Log Cake in particular sound like perfect holiday treats! In the mood for something a bit more substantial? Visit the Garage Bar and tuck into some New Zealand Lamb Chops and Gourmet Turkey Burgers to unleash your inner carnivore.

When: For full details on festive menus and dates at Alibi – Wine, Dine be Social, see here. The Place’s Christmas Feast is available from Sunday, 24 December to Monday 25, December. The Christmas BBQ Dinner Buffet at the Garage Bar is available from Sunday, 24 December to Monday 25, December.
Where: The Cordis Hotel, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How Much: For full details on pricing at Alibi – Wine, Dine be Social, see here. The Place’s Christmas Lunch Buffet is $438 per person, and their Christmas Dinner Buffet is $698 per person. The Garage Bar’s Christmas BBQ Dinner Buffet is $598 per person. Call 3552 3028 to book!

www.cordishotels.com

Amber at The LANDMARK Mandarin Oriental

For a truly lavish Christmas dining experience, be sure to book a table at Amber. Amber is renowned for serving gourmet French fare of the highest quality; feast on an indulgent multi-course festive menu which includes a caviar, leek and crème fraîche tart and bresse poularde.

When: The Eight-Course Christmas Eve dinner menu is available on Sunday, 24 December; the 5-course Christmas Lunch and 8-Course Christmas Dinner menus are available on Monday, 25 December.
Where: Amber, 7/F, The LANDMARK Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: The eight-course Christmas Eve dinner menu $3,288 per person; the five-course Christmas day lunch menu at $1,388 per person (wine or cocktail pairing available for an additional $488 per person for four glasses); the eight-course Christmas day dinner is $2,698 per person (wine pairing available for additional $1,450 for six glasses).

www.mandarinoriental.com

Two Macdonell Road

For an exciting combination of Christmas delights and fusion dishes, head to Two Macdonell Road this holiday season. The festive buffet spread at Café Bar on 8 includes everything from traditional dishes such as Turkey and Honey Gammon Ham to fresh seafood. Looking for the ideal venue to host a holiday party? Café Bar on 8’s Christmas party menu can be tailored to your tastes and preferences, so have a memorable Christmas with those you love and feast on all of your festive favourites.

When: Festive buffet dinner at Café Bar on 8 available on Saturday, 23, Sunday, 24 and Monday, 25 December; lunch buffet at Café Bar on 8 available from 15-31 December; Christmas party offer available from 1-31 December.
Where: Two Macdonell Road, 2 MacDonnell Road, Mid-levels, Hong Kong
How much: Festive buffet dinner is $438 per person; Festive lunch buffet is $218 per person; to see pricing details for Christmas Party celebrations, see here.

www.twomr.com.hk

Something Different

Corner Kitchen Cafe

Is it just you and your mates around for the holidays this year? Book one of our favourite comfort food places, The Corner Kitchen to hold your festive dinner! For two hours, you can rent the venue for just $150 per person, $275 per person or $375 per person, depending on the number of canapés per person, and whether you want free flow or a limited number of drinks (choice of beer, wine and soft drinks). Minimum of 20 people and maximum 50 (available after 3pm). Sassy readers who mention this article will receive a free Prosecco with any package!

When: From now until end of December, 2017
Where: Corner Kitchen Cafe, 226 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $150, $275, or $375 per person, depending on the package

www.corner-kitchen.com

Gaucho Christmas Dining Out Guide

Gaucho

Just because it’s Christmas doesn’t mean you have to celebrate with a traditional turkey. For the meat-lovers out there, Gaucho has an Argentinian Christmas Menu that is sure to please! Begin the meal with refreshing starters such as the the Tuna Ceviche or the Watermelon Salad, before tucking into a satisfying main. Pick from the Ancho (200g), a marbled Prime Ribeye steak cooked to your liking, the Oven Baked Salmon, or the Braised Lamb Shank (which has been slow-cooked for four hours!) Generous portions Brussel sprouts, carrots, parsnips,Yorkshire pudding, pigs in blankets and more come with each meal. And be sure to save some room for dessert, because we are huge fans of its Dulce De Leche Cheesecake, but are happy to try out the Dulce De Leche Cookie Man, Apple Crumble and Chocolate Brownies.

When: Available from Saturday, 23 until Tuesday, 26 December from 11am to 4pm. Dinner menu will also be available from 6pm onward on the same days.
Where: Gaucho, 5th Floor, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
How much: RUDOLPH REINDEER package is $518 (includes free-flow starters, sides and desserts with a choice of one main); SANTA CLAUS package is $618 (includes free-flow starters, sides, and desserts with a choice of one main, and soft drinks and select mocktails); and the SNOWFLAKE package is $768 (includes free-flow starters, sides, and desserts with a choice of one main, as well as Includes unlimited Veuve Clicquot champagne and select cocktails).

www.gauchorestaurants.com

Rhoda Christmas Dining Out Guide

Rhoda

Looking for a proper British feast? Head to Rhoda on Christmas day for a three-course festive lunch or dinner. Complete with a choice of starters (we’re eyeing up the Scottish salmon), and an indulgent main of whole roasted Wicks Manor Farm pig, with all the trimmings (including pigs in blankets, we checked!) you can’t go wrong. Round off the meal with a vanilla cheesecake and free-flow drinks for an unforgettable feast.

When: Monday 25, December, 12pm lunch, or 6pm dinner
Where:
Rhoda, 345 Des Voeux Road West, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong
How much:
$748 per person, including a 2 and a half hour free-flow wine (sparkling, red and white) and HK Yau beer. Call 2177 5050 to book

www.rhoda.hk

Pirata

Pirata’s quintessentially Italian Christmas offerings will take you on a gastronomical adventure. Its Festive Brunch is perfect for sharing with friends and loved ones, with a range of small plates and a decadent dessert platter. Its Christmas Tasting Menu includes six rustic courses, including meatballs and Butcher’s Cut Steak. Top it off with the restaurant’s seasonal Prosecco-based cocktail il Natale and you’ll get into the Christmas spirit in no time!

When: The Festive Brunch is available on Saturday, 23, Sunday, 24, Monday, 25, and Tuesday, 26 December, and Monday, 1 January; Christmas tasting menu available on Sunday, 24 December and Monday, 25 December.
Where: Pirata, 29-30/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Brunch is $298 per person, plus an additional $180 for free-flow cocktails, Prosecco, wine and beer; Christmas tasting menu is $550 per person, plus an additional $220 per person for free-flow drink packages.

www.pirata.hk

Aberdeen Street Social Christmas Dining Out Guide

Aberdeen Street Social

Settle in for dinner on Christmas Eve or Christmas day at Aberdeen Street Social this year. Catch a glimpse of the bright city lights from the floor-to-ceiling windows as you dine on three-courses of festive favourites. The menu includes a starter of Maine lobster cocktail, following by roast Norfolk Bronze turkey with all the trimmings, and a classic Christmas pudding with brandy sauce to finish.

When: Sunday, 24 December and Monday, 25 December, with sittings available at 6:30pm
and 8:30pm
Where:
Aberdeen Street Social, Ground Floor, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $750 per person. Call 2866 0300 to book!

www.aberdeenstreetsocial.hk

TokyoLima

Looking for an epic brunch to enjoy this holiday season? TokyoLima will be serving up a sharing-style feast, with four courses of Peruvian-Japanese plates brought to the table. Along with the ever-popular Nikkei raw marinated dishes, a holiday special of suckling pig will also be part of the feast. TokyoLima will also be offering a special Christmas tasting menu, complete with some all-time favourite and signature dishes, including a platter of Chef Arturo’s desserts!

When: Festive brunch available on Saturday, 23, Sunday, 24, Monday, 25, and Tuesday, 26 December, and Monday, 1 January, 12pm to 2:30pm; Christmas tasting menu available on Sunday, 24 December and Monday, 25 December, for dinner
Where: TokyoLima, Car Po Commercial Building, G/F, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $398 per person for the festive brunch, with an additional $180 per person for free-flow sake, wine, beer and brunch cocktails; $550 per person for the Christmas tasting menu, with an additional $240 per person for free-flow wine, Prosecco, beer, sake and spirits. Call 2811 1152 to book!

www.tokyolima.hk

The Butcher’s Club Burger Christmas Dining Out Guide

The Butcher’s Club Burger

Hands up, whose favourite part of Christmas is the leftovers? If this is you, you’re going to want to head to The Butchers Club Burger this season. With its latest monthly burger, “The Gobbler,” includes all the best bit of Christmas dins, lovingly sandwiched between two soft bun halves. We’re talking a southern fried buttermilk turkey escalope with crisp parsnip chips, aromatic sausage and sage stuffing, crispy bacon, coleslaw, and a smear of cranberry aioli, for good measure. We’ve tried it, and it is truly delicious.

When: Friday, 1 December to Sunday 31 December
Where:
Available at all The Butchers Club Burger locations; more info can be found here
How much: $120

www.thebutchers.club/burger-hk

MEATS

Newly opened MEATS is the place for carnivores to dine this Christmas, with special festive brunches and tasting menus available. We’ve already tasted (and loved!) the Iberian Porchetta with Italian herbs, so we can’t wait to try Chef Paddy’s own take on Christmas Turkey.

When: Christmas brunch available on Saturday, 23, Sunday, 24, Monday, 25, and Tuesday, 26 December, and Monday, 1 January; Christmas tasting menu available on Sunday, 24 December, Monday, 25 December, and Monday, 1 January.
Where:
MEATS, GF, No. 28 – 30 Staunton Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong
How much:
$420 per person. Call 2711 1812 to book!

www.piratameats.hk

Bistro Du Vin Christmas Dining Out Guide

Bistro Du Vin

This Christmas, Bistro du Vin is offering home-style French dining both in the restaurant and in the comfort of your own home. At the Kennedy Town restaurant, take your pick from three authentic, sumptuous holiday menus, ranging from $600 to $800 – from festive French classics like Côte de Bœuf and pork pâté to seafood dishes such as bouillabaisse, there truly is something for everyone! Should you fancy the idea of entertaining at home, home delivery of any of the holiday menus is also an option, complete with le Creuset crockery and comprehensive guides to make sure everything runs smoothly.

When: Holiday menus available from Friday, 1 December
Where: Bistro du Vin, Shop 1D, G/F, Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
How much: $600 or $800, depending on the menu.

www.piccoloconcepts.com/bistro-du-vin

Morton’s The Steakhouse

With its luxurious festive lunch and dinner options on offer this holiday season, Morton’s The Steakhouse has got you sorted. As always, quality meat takes centre stage at this establishment; with the lunch menu, start with classic appetizers including Lobster Bisque and Baked Five Onion Soup before tucking into one of the decadent mains, ranging from a Center-Cut Filet Mignon with Mashed Potatoes to Morton’s Prime Burger. Its holiday dinner menu is equally extravagant; ring in the festive season and treat yourself to truly lavish options such as Prime Ribeye and Pan-roasted Chilean Sea Bass, but don’t forget to order one of its many sides (the parmesan and truffle matchstick fries sound like a winner)! And as the icing on the cake, this winter the restaurant is giving away a bonus $500 gift card with any purchase of $2,500 or more in Morton’s gift cards – a perfect stocking-filler for any steak-lover in your life!

When: Festive Lunch available on Friday, 15 and Friday, 22 December, as well as Monday, 25 December and Monday, 1 January; Dinner set menu available on Sunday, 24 to Monday, 25 December and New Year’s Day; Gift card promotion available from Thuesday, 16 November to Thursday, 15 February, 2018.
Where: Morton’s The Steakhouse, 4/F, The Elegance at Sheraton, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowllon, Hong Kong
How much: Festive Lunch on 15 and 22 December from $398 per person (additional $360 for Prime Ribeye and Prime New York Strip main dishes). Festive Lunch on 25 December and 1 January from $668* (additional $200 for Prime New York Strip main). The dinner set menu is $,1388 per person (additional $50 for Prime Ocean Platter appetizer, and foie gras for $180).

www.mortons.com/hongkong

Operetta Christmas Dining Out Guide

Operetta

Feast on gourmet Italian delights at Operetta with its festive, family-style Christmas sharing menu. With a decadent spread including Antipasti, Langoustine with Squid Ink and Smoked Salmon Butter Crostini, the feast also includes a decadent dessert! With options including (but certainly not limited to) festive favourites including Cassata, Panettone and Gelato, you’ll be spoilt for choice! With its Italian Sunday Brunch Menu, go on a foodie adventure around Italy and sample regional fare from all over the country.

When: Christmas Sharing Menu available from Friday, 1 December until 31 December; Sunday Brunch only available on 24 December.
Where: Operetta, Shop 112, Pacific Place 1/F, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: Christmas Sharing Menu is $1,580 per set, great for groups of three to four people; Brunch is $208 per person, with an additional $130 for a main course and optional free-flow drinks package priced at $138.

www.operetta.hk

The Optimist

Enjoy a Christmas dining experience with a Spanish twist at The Optimist this December! In place of more conventional Christmas fare, dig into Northern Spanish specialties such as Roast Iberian Ham, Broken Eggs Huevos Rotos and Seafood Charcoal Baked Rice al Horno with their Holiday Brunch Menu. Its Christmas Tasting Menu, also inspired by the flavours of Northern spain, is sure to hit the spot with The Optimist’s rustic yet creative take on Spanish food. Fancy a tipple? Sip on the Canela, the restaurant’s seasonal cocktail, to add a hint of spice to your meal and truly amp up the festivities!

When: The Festive Brunch is available on Saturday, 23, Sunday, 24, Monday, 25, and Tuesday, 26 December, and Monday, 1 January; Christmas tasting menu available on Sunday, 24 December and Monday, 25 December.
Where: Pirata, G/F-2/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Brunch is $348 per person, plus an additional $180 for free-flow cocktails, prosecco, wine and beer; Christmas tasting menu is $650 per person, plus an additional $240 per person for free-flow drink packages.

www.theoptimist.hk

Beef & Liberty Christmas Dining Out Guide

Beef & Liberty

Burger fans, this one’s for you! For the set menu, the minimum party size for a sit-down lunch or dinner is 10 people, so grab your crew and head over for full deal. Featuring snacks, a burger, sides and dessert for $328 per person, we’re more than ready to tuck in. Select from starters including Pigs in Blankets and Chilli Cheese Fries, and pick either the Christmas Burger, the Classic Burger or the Beetroot Burger for your main. Even if you’re not going for the full menu, it’s worth heading over to check out the Special Christmas Burger, the Sweet Baby Cheesus! With a juicy beef patty, melted brie, stilton cheese, caramelised onions and sweet cranberry sauce, it’s a bargain for $138. Finish off with the warm Christmas cookie skillet ($68), piled high with lashings of thick cream.

When: Sweet Baby Cheesus Burger is available from Wednesday, 22 November to Sunday, 31 December. Christmas set menus are available throughout December.
Where: Available at all Beef & Liberty branches across Hong Kong
How much: $138 for the Sweet Baby Cheesus Burger; $328 for the four-course Christmas set menu (includes snacks, a burger main, sides and a dessert); or $489 for the four-course Christmas set menu (includes snacks, the Tomahawk Steak as main, sides and a dessert); add on one-hour of free flow house wine, beer and prosecco for $105; two hours for $200 and three hours for $280

www.beef-liberty.com/hk

Buenos Aires Polo Club

Not a lover of the traditional turkey dinner, but still want to celebrate in style? Head to BA Polo Club which is serving up a feats sure to be second to none. Featuring an opulent egg station, Iberian cold cuts and cheeses begin the brunch spread, and moving onto the main event which includes a cold bar of pristine seafood and a carving station with regal prime rib, along with a towering array of freshly baked pastries and cakes to end the feast.

When: Monday, 25 December, 11am to 2pm
Where: Buenos Aires Polo Club, 7/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $398* per person, with an additional  $188 for free-flow fresh juices, coffee and tea, $388 for free-flow house wines and beers, or $588 for free-flow Bollinger champagne and club cocktails
*10% service charge applies

www.bapoloclub.com

Featured image courtesy of www.jamieoliver.com. Image #1 courtesy of Le Comptoir Group, image #2 courtesy of Crafted 852, image #3 courtesy of Scarlett Cafe, image #4 courtesy of Cé La Vi, image #5 courtesy of Ta Pantry, image #6 courtesy of Maison Es, image #7 courtesy of Uma Nota, image #8 courtesy of Jamie’s Italian, image #9 courtesy of Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, image #10 courtesy of Sevva, image #11 courtesy of FRITES, image #12 courtesy of The Regal Hong Kong Hotel, image #13 courtesy of Intercontinental Hong Kong, image #14 courtesy of The Mira Hotel, image #15 courtesy of Gaucho, image #16 courtesy of Rhoda, image #17 courtesy of Aberdeen Street Social, image #18 courtesy of The Butchers Club Burger,  image #19 courtesy of Bistro du Vin, image #20 courtesy of Operetta, image #21 image courtesy of Beef & Liberty

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