Don’t eat meat but don’t want to miss out this Christmas? We’ve got you covered with the best vegan and vegetarian festive menus available.
While Christmas dining traditionally brings images of juicy roasted turkeys, honey-glazed hams and meaty stuffings to mind, there are still plenty of seasonal dining options for those that don’t eat meat. To save you the leg work, we’ve rounded up the best vegetarian and vegan festive menus available this Christmas. From all-out plant-based fine dining, to hearty fare with a veggie twist, here’s where to eat out (meat free!) this holiday season.
Looking for a high-end plant-based feast this festive season? At Nectar, Chef Peggy Chan will be presenting three special holiday tasting menus. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the restaurant will offer a Five-Course Seasonal Tasting Menu, along with a Three-Course Christmas Day Brunch. All tasting menus come with a glass of natural sparkling wine or a warming cup of house-made mulled wine. Tempting dishes include Christmas stuffing dolmades; shaved brussel sprout waldorf salad; pot au pumpkin pie; and a Christmas Dinner Pie, with braised cabbage, tofu sausage stuffing, morel mushroom duxelles, truffle cream and cranberry sauce. As well as the Christmas set menus, Nectar will be serving a festive a la carte menu.
When: Festive A La Carte Menu available from Friday, 20 December to Friday, 27 December, 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 10pm; Five-Course Xmas Menu available on Tuesday, 24 December, 6pm to 10pm; Three-Course Xmas Tasting Menu available on Wednesday, 25 December, 10am to 3pm; Five-Course Xmas Menu available on Wednesday, 25 December, 6pm to 10pm
Where: G/F, Centrestage, 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $728 for Five-Course Xmas Menu (Christmas Eve); $458 for Three-Course Xmas Tasting Menu; $788 for Five-Course Xmas Menu (Christmas Day). Call 2873 3353 to book, or reserve your table online here!
Three Blind Mice is a great option throughout the festive period. Not only does the cosy Wan Chai restaurant serve up a cracking festive spread (and free-flow drinks!), but veggies can enjoy the feast too! When making your booking, be sure to request the special vegetarian wellington, which comes complete with veggie gravy in place of the traditional turkey one. Expect all the trimmings still, including roast potatoes, red cabbage, mashed potatoes and assorted veg. Plus, desserts of blackberry and apple crumble, sticky toffee pudding, and classic mince pies.
When: Monday, 25 November to Saturday, 30 December
Where: 35 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $650 to include sharing starters, three-course meal, coffee and mince pies and two-and-a-half hours free-flow beers, wines, prosecco, spirits, seasonal cocktails and mulled wine ($800 per person for Christmas Day bookings; minimum of four guests required.) Book your table here!
If you’re looking for a little luxury to end your year on a high note, there are few better options than The Peninsula, Hong Kong. And if you’re looking for a vegetarian feast that is sure to wow, Felix is where to book in to. With vegetarian menus available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, head up to the 28th floor to enjoy dishes such as pumpkin ravioli with black truffle, saffron risotto with winter vegetable ragu, and a special dessert of “Christmas pudding flavours”.
When: Tuesday, 24 and Wednesday, 25 December – advance booking required
Where: Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $2,988 for vegetarian Christmas Eve dinner; $1,488 for vegetarian early Christmas Day dinner; $1,988 for vegetarian Christmas Day dinner. See more info here!
Butcher and deli, Feather & Bone may be known for serving up premium meat, but this Christmas it’s also offering a special vegetarian sharing menu! Available throughout the month of December, starters include charred baguettes, burrata, and truffle mac ‘n’ cheese. Taking the place of the classic roast turkey, the main features roast pumpkin, along with a porcini and walnut risotto, accompanied by brussel sprouts, creamy mash and more! Finish up your sharing feast with a traditional Christmas pudding with eggnog custard, along with cheeses, crackers and honeycomb.
When: Sunday, 1 December to Wednesday, 25 December – three days pre-booking required
Where: Multiple locations across Hong Kong
How much: $550 per person (includes a glass of mulled wine). Minimum of four people required for Christmas bookings. Book online here!
Offering a special Christmas with Corey menu on Christmas Day, BEDU is using fresh and seasonal ingredients along with Middle Eastern spices to bring us a Bedouin festive feast. Sharing starters include smoky hummus, garlic labneh with za’atar, and a preserved peach and halloumi salad. And though a main course of saffron and thyme whole-roasted spatchcock is up for grabs, vegetarians can opt for the “Zucchini Three Ways”. A choice of either Christmas-spiced dark chocolate pudding, or light and fresh raspberry sorbet finishes off the veggie-friendly meal.
When: Wednesday, 25 December, 12pm to 9pm – two days advance ordering required
Where: 40 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $520 per person. Call 2320 4450 to book!
Much like Three Blind Mice, The Globe is also serving a traditional Christmas dinner with a veggie twist. As part of the three-course set lunch or dinner, vegetarians can tuck into the mushroom and puy lentil pate starter, which is followed up by a vegan roast with roast potatoes, carrots, peas, brussel sprouts, parsnips, cranberry relish, and a chestnut bread sauce. For $495 for dinner, or $420 for lunch, diners can also enjoy a sticky toffee pudding dessert, along with cheese, crackers and pickle to finish.
When: Wednesday, 25 December, open for lunch and dinner
Where: Garley Building, 45-53 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $420 for three-course Christmas lunch; $495 for three-course Christmas dinner. Call 2543 1941 to book!
While it may not be the most festive offering around town, Beef & Liberty is still catering to the vegetarians this season. Meat-eaters will be opting for the Special “Sweet Baby Cheesus” Burger, but the veggies in the group need not miss out with the veggie-friendly Impossible meat version! Beef & Liberty’s popular falafel burger will also be on the menu. Veggie starters include corn off the cob and cherry tomato salad. To get you in the holiday spirit, the Warm Christmas Skillet Cookie is sure to do the trick! Free-flow packages are also available upon request.
When: Available throughout December
Where: Multiple locations across Hong Kong
How much: $248 per person for Christmas sharing menu, plus additional $30 to include one house drink (minimum party size of six people required). Book online here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for larger groups!