Dining with a big group? Here’s where to book for a crowd, including restaurants with private rooms and special set menus…
There’s nothing better than getting the gang together and heading out for a slap-up dining celebration — we’re talking anything from birthdays to baby showers and special dinners with your besties. Once you’ve found a date in the diary that works for everyone (no easy feat in Hong Kong!) the fun part is picking a place to eat at. As it can be tricky to find somewhere that accommodates larger groups, we’ve put together some stellar restaurant selections for you and your squad to celebrate all kinds of milestones.
The Legacy House
Boasting a whopping seven private rooms, these airy, arty boltholes are suitable for between 10 to 16 people where diners can discreetly indulge in Cantonese cuisine (starting from a minimum spend of $10,000). Cocktails and teas are available in abundance to compliment crowd pleasers like dumplings and wagyu beef from the lunch and dinner set tasting menus.
This seaside bar and restaurant gives all the holiday feels for a memorable bash with some serious flavour. Serving up all our favourite, fresh traditional Thai food, we recommend this for larger groups; you can book for up to 80 people by committing to a minimum spend and pre-ordering your choices in advance — contact the venue for more information.
For a rambunctious night of fabulous Italian fare with a strong soundtrack, reserve the private dining Brick or Back Rooms in Carbone (for 22 to 25 guests), or the entire venue, and let the events team take care of your party. You can feast on exquisite Chef Menus and the food will be served sharing style for everyone to easily enjoy — once the lights go down and the music turns up, dance the night away in an unrivalled animated atmosphere.
Tucked away in trendy Tai Hang, transport your guests to this island-inspired “tiki chic” concept space for an array of tropical dishes and drinks — think fresh salads, fragrant curries, and Hawaiian poke. Bigger groups can hit the outdoor terrace and choose from the brunch menu, with a two-hour free flow package (from $728 per person), and there is no charge for bringing along a pre-cut celebratory cake.
1908bc British Chinese
For a birthday dinner fix of British Chinese cuisine, head to 1908bc and book your group of up to 12 people into its plush private dining room. Take the guess work out of ordering and settling the bill with set menus starting from $420 and free flow packages starting from $250 — birthday diners will be kindly treated to a free glass of bubbles and there is no charge for cake cutting.
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While you can certainly grab a group brunch at aqua, we especially love it if you’re plotting something more eventful like a private party for more than 12 people; bespoke menus of Italian and Japanese dishes can be created, and the bar transformed for a unique guest experience. The venue is also up for exclusive hire to cater for functions of up to 200 seated and 340 standing patrons. Contact the events team for more details.
If you’re looking for a lively yet laid-back vibe for your gathering, Chautari delivers quality Nepalese and Indian food in the bustle of Sheung Wan Cooked Food Market. After you make your group booking, individual set menus with its most popular platters (from $300 per person) will be sent via WhatsApp, making it simple to select for your table.
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If you’re lucky enough to have a Michelin-star bucket list, it’s time to tick off Épure by booking the elegant, secluded dining room for a French food extravaganza (starting from a minimum spend of $6,000). Guests can unwind with a pre-dinner drink on the private terrace, landscaped like a French garden, while soaking in views of Victoria Harbour.
Tosca di Angelo
Offering elegant opulence (picture floor-to-ceiling windows, lavish chandeliers, and magnificent views) splash the cash at Tosca and spoil yourselves with Mediterranean-inspired seasonal plates deserving of one Michelin star. Reserve a table for up to nine guests in the main dining area or contact the venue for details about its private room.
It’s all in the name with this Izakaya (meaning informal Japanese bar): a perfect place to chill with your crew and get cosy in one of the private rooms. The menu has a varied selection of authentic classics — with a focus on sushi and seafood specialities — and the snug setting makes it great for a casual gettogether.
Lamma Rainbow Seafood Restaurant
Steeped in history, a trip to Lamma Rainbow is a must-do for both Hong Kong residents and visiting tourists to sample succulent seafood in an iconic location. For something extra special, take a junk boat to the restaurant and savour a stress-free evening with its special set group menus (starting from $3,499 for 10 people).
Fans of fine dining need look no further than One-Thirty One which checks all the boxes of tempting tasting menus, considered wine pairings and pristine white tablecloths. A venue made for celebrating special occasions, guests are in for an unforgettable culinary experience with the perk of picturesque surroundings and romantic gardens overlooking the cove — group packages start from $1,380 per person and private dining options are also available.
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The China Beach Club
A short walk from Mui Wo Ferry Pier, this pet-friendly beachside eatery is famous for down-to-earth dining, friendly service, and reasonable prices. We love seeing parties of friends and families out on the sea-facing terrace, chatting happily over home-cooked staples like lamb chops and Cajun chicken — our top tip is to try the apple crumble, you won’t regret it!
The China Beach Club, 18 Tung Wan Tau Road, Mui Wo, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, 2983 8931
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Lung Fu Pao
Primely located in Soho, Lung Fu Pao is a go-to for raucous nights out full of Japanese fusion food and daring drinks — shout out to the delectable Dutty Marge. Ideal for groups of over 10, you can secure a semi-private booking for a minimum spend of $700 per person which includes two-hours dining and free-flow refreshments (the price will be less on weekdays, contact the venue for more information).
Tai Po Cooked Food Market
On the third floor of Tai Po’s Market, you will find this unassuming hawker-style set up with clusters of local vendors creating everything from noodles, to dim sum, to congee and local desserts. No advance bookings or minimum spends are required and this should be a hit with foodies who are up for venturing out perhaps a little further than usual for something different but delicious.
Tai Po Market Cooked Food Market, 3/F, Heung Sze Wui Street, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
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Editor’s Note: “Group Dining In Hong Kong: The Best Restaurants To Book For A Crowd” was most recently updated by Aoife Mackenzie in August 2023.