25 January, 2019
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Valentine’s Day Dining 2019: Your Guide for Every Budget and Palate

25 January, 2019
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Whether you’re looking to wow that someone special, or are going it alone this V-Day, we’ve rounded up the best menus and drinks on offer in the city.

February is just around the corner, which means that Valentine’s Day is on the horizon. Love it or loathe it, our city pulls out the stops year after year to celebrate the day of love, with restaurants and bars all over town offering up extra special menus and deals to help you celebrate. So, whether you’re looking to wow that someone special, or are going it alone this V-Day, we’ve rounded up the best menus and drinks on offer in the city.

Budget Friendly (Under $350 per person)
Meet me in the Middle ($350 to $550 per person)
Splurge ($550+ per person)
Sassy Singles (no date, no problem!)

Maggie & Rose valentines day

Maggie & Rose

If you’re looking for something a little different to the standard dinner and drinks this Valentine’s Day, then head to Maggie & Rose in Causeway Bay for a romantic baking class for two! Book in now and you and your S.O. will be able to get together and bake a special V-Day berry pie, before enjoying a four-course dinner while it’s in the oven. Along with a Kir Royale cocktail to kick off the evening, dinner dishes include Lobster Cappuccino Soup to start and a Chocolate Lovers Platter for dessert, whilst mains include the choice of either Black Cod, French Duck Breast or Beef Short Ribs and Saffron Risotto. All couples will also each receive a personalised apron to take home!

When: Thursday, 14 February, 7pm to 10pm
Where: Maggie & Rose City Club, 308 & 311 Lee Garden Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $1,988 for two (includes baking workshop, four-course dinner and two personalised aprons). Call 2337 7571 to book!


Budget Friendly (Under $350 per person)


Budget-friendly and helping to raise money for a very worthy cause, Catch is the place to book this Valentine’s. Beginning festivities with a complimentary glass of prosecco, the three-course menu then kicks off with a choice of starters; with options including the signature pint of prawns, chicken liver paté and burrata. For mains, diner can choose between the spicy crab pasta, steak, winter risotto or jerk chicken, before finishing the evening with either the fried berry cheesecake or Kahlua tiramisu. The best part? 10% off all takings from the evening will be donated to the Children’s Heart Foundation, to support children suffering from congenital heart disease and their families.

When: Thursday, 14 February
Where: Catch, G/F, 95 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
How much: $350 per person for three-course set-dinner (with 10% of all takings donated to the Children’s Heart Foundation). Call 2855 1289  to book!



Want to celebrate in true Lady & the Tramp style this Valentine’s? Then head to Pici and indulge in some homemade pasta with the restaurants sharing-style Pici’s Di San Valentino Menu. Featuring starters such as Scallops with Jerusalem artichokes and Italian n’duja, pasta favourites such as the Truffle Tagliatelle, the V-Day special Pink Gnocchi with Gorgonzola and more, it’s sure to be a hit with your date. End on a sweet note with Pici’s signature Tiramisu and Panna Cotta.

When: Thursday, 14 February
Where: Di San Valentino Menu will be available at all four Pici locations
How much: $320 per person


Meet me in the Middle ($350 to $550 per person)

Commissary valentines day


What better way is there to celebrate the day of love than with Champagne and cake? Commissary is giving us both with its Valentine’s set menu for two, which includes a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne each, along with your choice of starter main and dessert. Dishes on offer Buffalo wings and blue cheese sauce, Pork loin with sweet potato puree and pickled vegetables and the irresistible Red Velvet cake.

When: Thursday, 14 February
Where: Commissary, Shop 405, 4/F Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
How much: $788 per couple. Call 2602 0707 to book, or book online here!


BEDU & Uma Nota

Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with Meraki Hospitality Group at its sister restaurants Uma Nota and BEDU. Both restaurants will be serving special four-course set menus for the evening of the 14 February, beginning with a complimentary glass of proseccco for all guests, and moving onto a selection of culinary delights. Modern Middle Eastern resto, BEDU is luring us in with dishes that include Charred Cauliflower, Slow Baked Salmon and the all-new White Chocolate Clafoutis; whilst Brazilian boteco, Uma Nota will be celebrating with a flavoursome selection of its signature dishes, including Coxinhas de Frango, Caldeirada de Frutos do Mar (a tiger prawn, octopus and squid stew with coconut milk and rice) and Mousse de Chocolate. Along with offering up tempting set menus, both restaurants will also be donating $25 from every meal sold to support local charity, ‘Pink Alliance’, that promotes equal rights for the LGBTI community.

When: Thursday, 14 February
Where: BEDU, 40 Gough Street Central, Hong Kong; Uma Nota, 38 Peel Stree, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $400 per person for four-course set-dinner (with $25 from every meal sold donated to ‘Pink Alliance’). Call 2320 4450 to book BEDU and 2889 7576 to book Uma Nota!

www.bedurestaurant.com, www.uma-nota.com

Elementary valentines day


Along with sister restaurant, Catch, Elementary will also be helping to raise awareness and funds for the Children’s Heart Foundations this Valentine’s, by donating 10% of takings to the charity. Priced at $400 the three-course set menu, includes a complimentary glass of prosecco or Elementary cocktail, along with dishes such as the popular EFC (Elementary fried cauliflower), chili crab pasta, roasted squash risotto, and a peachy panna cotta to finish.

When: Thursday, 14 February
Elementary, 15-16 School Street, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
How much: $400 per person (with 10% of all takings donated to the Children’s Heart Foundation). Call 2362 2812  to book!



Escape the city and enjoy some time down at the beach this V-Day with Limewood’s special four-course island-inspired tasting menu. Set against the sand and the sea, highlights of the meal include Fresh Oysters and 48 Hour Charred Beef Ribs, with the option to also add on a three-course wine pairing to complete your meal.

When: Thursday, 14 February
Where: Shop 103/104 The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
How much: $400 per person (with optional three-glass wine pairing for an additional $180)



Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Tokyolima’s set menu has been designed for sharing with that special someone. Begin your feast with a selection of small plates, which includes the For Lovers, a maguro tiradito served with refreshing raspberry tiger’s milk, pink gari and shiso dust. Hot dishes also include the LL Stick of grilled lamb loin with apple puree, mint salad and pickled onion, along with the traditional Peruvian rice dish, Tacu Tacu. Finish your meal off with not one, but two desserts – The Half Orange is a moist orange cake featuring creamy vanilla frosting, candied orange and a scoop of rum raisin ice-cream, whilst The Oye Papi XO is made for chocolate lovers, featuring chocolate cookie, chocolate mousse, chocolate sauce, caramelised almonds and coconut sorbet.

When: Thursday, 14 February
Where: Tokyolima, Car Po Commercial Building, G/F, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $520 per person. Call 2811 1152 to book!


pirata valentines day


Pirata’s sky-high views of the city and rustic Italian recipes make for the perfect Valentine’s dinner spot. The special menu features three appetisers to share, including a creamy Burrata Cheese with a mixed tomato salad, along with a selection of Cold Cuts, whilst mains include the delightfully apt Heart-shaped Parmesan Ravioli with Truffle. Top your meal off with the V-Day inspired cocktail, The Rosa Berry ($95), with vodka, rose syrup, grapefruit juice, Chambord and prosecco, and you’ll be set.

When: Thursday, 14 February
Where: Pirata, 30F, 235-239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $520 per person. Call 2887 0270 to book! 


Ham & Sherry

Indulge in a Spanish-style tasting menu this Valentine’s Day and head to Wan Chai’s Ham & Sherry. Mouth-watering dishes include Truffle croquettes, Salted cod brandade, and Duck breast with chorizo and raspberry. To finish, tuck into the ideal dish for sharing with that someone special – warm Churros with chocolate sauce. And that’s not all, as the Valentine’s Day set menu at Ham & Sherry also includes two complimentary drinks at Back Bar, so you can cap off your evening in style. 

When: Thursday, 14 February
Where: Ham & Sherry, 1 – 7 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $888 per couple. Call 2555 0628 to book! 


Ham & Sherry valentines day

Kaum at Potato Head

This Valentine’s Day, impress your date with an Indonesian feast of eight delicious sharing dishes at Kaum at Potato Head. Fried prawn and mackerel dumplings, Pan-fried scallops served with fresh fruit and red chilli salsa, and Chargrilled pork belly satay are all on the menu, and you’ll also receive a glass of Perrier-Jouët champagne each on arrival to toast the evening ahead.

When: Thursday, 14 February
Where: Kaum at Potato Head, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: $888 per couple. Call 2858 6066 to book, or book online here!


Splurge ($550+ per person)

208 Duecento Otto

Another favourite in the city for Italian fare is Hollywood Road’s 208, and it’s a top pick of ours this Valentine’s. Get in the mood with Head Chef Zeno Bevilacqua’s four-course Italian feast, which features specials such as Heart-shaped ravioli with beetroot filing, and the coastal-inspired starter of Seared scallop with rose petals, sweet baby onions and roasted sliced almonds. The set menu includes your choice of main dishes, and finishes with a dessert of Yoghurt meringata, poached mixed berries and balsamic caviar. Veggie? No worries! 208 will also be offering a four-course vegetarian set menu for the evening.

When: Thursday, 14 February
Where: 208 Duecento Otto, 208 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $688 per person / $608 per person for vegetarian set menu. Call 2549 0208 to book, or book online here!


Madame Fu

Head to one of Madame Fu’s many rooms and enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for two. Inclusive of two mini bottles of Rose Moët Chandon Champagne, the dinner will also feature dishes such as Madame Fu’s favourite Chicken with Black Truffle Sauce and Crispy Cod with Vinegar Glaze and Crispy Ginger, along with a special selection of Valentine’s Day inspired Dim Sum, and an indulgent chocolate surprise to complete the meal.

When: Thursday, 14 February (dinner only)
Where: 3/F, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, No. 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $1,288 per couple – inclusive of a mini bottle of Rose Moët Chandon Champagne per person. Call 2114 2118 to book!


Aberdeen Street Social valentines day

Aberdeen Street Social

Not only is Aberdeen Street Social offering up a romantic five-course Valentine’s Day menu, but guests will also receive a complimentary glass of Ruinart champagne to get your evening started. Highlights include Hand rolled pasta with aged parmesan and truffle and Galloway beef with wild mushrooms, onion, watercress. And don’t head for home without sampling the Pink Champagne and Whiskey truffles.

When: Thursday, 14 February
Where: Aberdeen Street Social, Ground Floor, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central
How much: $700 per person. Call 2866 0300 to book, or book online here!


KITCHEN, W Hotel Hong Kong

Head to the W Hong Kong this Valentine’s and enjoy a delicious dinner buffet at KITCHEN. Not only does the feast include an extensive selection of succulent seafood and International delicacies, but the price is also inclusive of a glass of Rosé Champagne, along with a Valentine’s day dessert for every couple. Make sure to book your table before 31 January to get 20% off your bill!

When: Thursday, 14 February, 6pm to 10pm
Where: KITCHEN, 6/F, W Hong Kong, Elements, 1 Austin Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $888 per person, with 20% off for bookings made on or before 31, January, 2019! Call 3717 2299 to book.


CÉ LA VI valentines day


CÉ LA VI is not only tempting us in with its skyline views this V-Day, but also with its special six-course menu! Tempting dishes include Lobster and Prawn Laksa, Grilled Wagyu Beef in Red Miso and Port Wine Sauce, and a Strawberry Mille-feuille for dessert, and the menu is not just reserved for couples, with set prices available for groups three and four people, too!

When: Thursday, 14 February until Sunday, 17 February
CÉ LA VI, 25/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $1,488 for two, $1,988 for three, or $2,488 for four. Call 3700 2300 to book.


Red Sugar

Offering up one of our most favourite views in the city, Red Sugar at the Kerry Hotel is an ideal choice this 14 February. Available for one night only, Executive Chef Matthew Woolford has created a menu fit for royalty with a set sharing menu presenting only the finest ingredients sourced from all over the world. Tempting dishes such as Oscietra Caviar Crostini and Robbins Island Grain Fed Wagyu Sirlion are highlights, but guests will also enjoy two desserts – a White Chocolate Raspberry Champagne Jelly and White Truffle Light Cream Coconut Crumble, and a Smoked Dark Chocolate Mousse Truffle Pear Jelly with Salted Caramel Cream and Dark Chocolate Crumble. Pair your feast with your choice of a bottle of either Veuve Clicquot Champagne, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir.

When: Thursday, 14 February
Where: Red Sugar, 7/F, Kerry Hotel, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong
How much: $1,880 for two, inclusive of one bottle of wine or champagne. Email [email protected] or call 2252 5281 to book!



Celebrate the day of love 28 floors up, with stunning views across the harbour with Hutong’s 10-dish sharing menu. Highlights of the meal include sliced squid with green horseradish, which mimics the delicate folds of a rose; along with the dessert of rose-shaped hawthorn and strawberry pudding with homemade dark chocolate ice cream. Each guest will also enjoy a complimentary glass of Ruinart Rose Champagne.

When: Friday, 8 February until Thursday, 14 February
Hutong, 28/F, One Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much:
$2,288 for two. Call 3428 8342 to book!


Gough’s on Gough

Truly spoil that special someone this Valentine’s Day with a delectable feast of classically British delights at Gough’s on Gough. The eight-course set menu begins with Raw Irish Majestic Oyster and Oscietra Caviar and Terrine Of Foie Gras, Trompettes De La Mort, Black Truffles and Toasted Brioche, before moving onto larger plates such as Risotto Of Aged Parmesan and Black Truffle and Roasted Breast Of Anjou Pigeon, Glazed Leg, Seared Foie Gras, Smoked Chestnut Puree, Roasted Swede and Pigeon Jus. Finish off your evening with a dessert of Rhubarb Donuts and Custard, and make that feast extra special with either a four or seven-course wine pairing.

When: Thursday, 14 February
Where: Gough’s on Gough, 15 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $1,288 per person for eight-course set menu, plus an additional $448 per person for four wine pairings, or $598 per person for seven wine pairings


Rech by Alain Ducasse

Rech by Alain Ducasse

With sweeping harbour views, a romantic six-course menu, and even a Michelin-star, Rech by Alain Ducasse is an unbeatable option if you’re looking to treat yourself and your S.O. this V Day. Featuring a sharing Seafood Platter to start, Blue Lobster Consommé, Kristal Caviar and Samphire, Veal Fillet with Baby Carrots, Parsley and Lemon and Chocolate/Passion Fruit dessert to finish (with passion fruit cream and chocolate mousse), it’s sure to be a memorable evening.

When: Thursday, 14 February
Where: Rech, Lobby Level, InterContinental Hong Kong,18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $2,988 for two for the six-course Valentine’s Day menu, plus an additional $688 per person for wine pairings. Book online here, or call 2313 2323.



Another romantic destination to book into if you’re looking to impress this Valentine’s is NOBU. The eight-course Omakase Valentine’s Day Dinner features an array of Japanese dishes created by Executive Sushi Chef Kazunari Araki including Botan Ebi and Taragai Sashimi with Fig Dressing, a Deluxe Sushi Assortment, Steamed Sea Bass Fillet with Black Bean Sauce and Rose Lychee Mousse with Pear Jelly and Lychee Sorbet.

When: Thursday, 14 February
Where: NOBU, Second Floor, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $3,288 for two for the eight-course Omakase Valentine’s Day Dinner. Book online here, or call 2313 2323.


Sassy Singles (no date, no problem!)

Back Bar

Not got an S.O. to celebrate with this year? There’s no need to stay home as Back Bar has got the event for your with its Slinky Singles Party. Specially created cocktails will be on offer for $70, along with a complimentary a collection of “love bites” to snack on.

When: Thursday, 14 February, from 6pm until late
Where: Back Bar, 1 – 7 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: $70 per cocktail


Back Bar valentines day


With Ophelia’s 3rd Annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Party it’s no worries if you don’t have a date this February 14. Set to go until late, enjoy a night of drinks, live DJs and immersive performances, all in keeping with the theme of “True Romance: A Quintin Tarantino Anti-Valentine’s Day Party”.

When: Thursday, 14 February, 6pm until 3am
Where: Ophelia, Shop No. 39A, 1/F, The Avenue, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Free! Make sure to RSVP here.



Anther anti-Valentine’s Day event to have on your radar comes from Tivo, with its Tivo Silly Cupido party. Get ready to dance the night away at this contemporary Spanish restaurant and bar, with a free glass of prosecco on offer for all singletons.

When: Thursday, 14 February, 9pm until 2am
Where: tivo, G/F, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Hong Kong
How much: Free! Make sure to RSVP here. All singletons will also receive a free glass of prosecco.


Cupido Rapido at Te Quiero Mucho

Te Quiero Mucho is playing matchmaker this Valentine’s Day with Cupido Rapido, a fun-filled speed dating event for up to forty singles! Head down to the Mexican restaurant and bar and enjoy free-flow drinks (and tacos, chips and salsa!) for just $288 and you might just meet that special someone.

When: Thursday, 14 February, 7pm to 1opm
Where: Te Quiero Mucho, 286 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $288 per person (includes free-flow wine, beer, cava, margaritas, tacos, chips and salsa)



Featured image courtesy of Susanna Yeung Photography. Image 1 courtesy of Maggie & Rose, image 2 courtesy of Commissary via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of Elementary, image 4 courtesy of Pirata, image 5 courtesy of Ham & Sherry via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Aberdeen Street Social via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of CE LA VI, image 8 courtesy of Rech, image 9 courtesy of Back Bar via Instagram

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