With so many fantastic dining options in Hong Kong, it’s no wonder eating out is many people’s event of choice when it comes to marking a special occasion. So what happens when there’s a pandemic, and a restaurant celebration is no longer an option? Luckily, many of our city’s top fine dining and Michelin-starred restaurants have made their offerings available to go – and we’ve found the very best ones to try for your next at-home celebration.
From Écriture’s luxury French feast to New Punjab Club’s refined take on Indian, here’s your guide to special occasion takeaways.
South American gastronomy meets French finesse at Chef Ricardo Chaneton’s popular contemporary fine dining concept, MONO. And now this winning combination can be enjoyed at home thanks to the return of STEREO by MONO, the restaurant’s exclusive home delivery offering. Take your pick from two set menus (priced from $320 per person), each featuring a selection of warming comfort classics. Feast on the likes of Argentinian beef empanadas, Peruvian-style roasted chicken with rustic chicichurri and sea bream in banana leaf. There’s also dessert in the form of a traditional alfajor cookie with strawberry jam and white chocolate – because no celebratory dinner is complete without something sweet!
What To Know: STEREO by MONO is available for pick-up or delivery from Friday to Saturday. Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance.
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MONO, 5/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.mono.hk
Level up your usual Indian takeaway with this offering from the world’s first and only Michelin-starred Punjabi restaurant, New Punjab Club. Expect a meat-centric menu of tandoor grill dishes inspired by the Punjab region of northern India. Highlights include the Masalewali Chanp ($738), a mouthwatering pairing of lamb chops and ember-roasted onion, along with the Samosa Chaat ($158) with a tamarind glaze, and Achari Dal ($158).
What To Know: New Punjab Club is available for pick-up or delivery (covering Hong Kong Island from Tai Hang to Kennedy Town, and The Peak). A minimum order of $500 is required for delivery.
Head here to order.
New Punjab Club, 34 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2368 1223, newpunjabclub.com
Read more: The Best Indian Restaurants In Hong Kong
Located atop H Queens in the heart of Central, two Michelin-starred Écriture is one of our top picks for special occasion dining in the city. Here, Executive Chef Maxime Gilbert serves up his take on French cuisine, elevated through the use of Japanese produce for the ultimate East meets West pairing.
While there’s nothing quite like experiencing this as a dine-in guest, the restaurant’s takeaway concept, Écriture a la Maison, is arguably the next best thing. Many of Chef Maxime’s beloved signature dishes are available, including the Pate En Croute ($298), made with Mieral Bresse chicken and Basque country milk-fed veal sweetbread, the showstopping Caviar & Uni Tart (from $998), featuring Royal caviar Club Schrenckii caviar and Hokkaido sea urchin, and the Pyrenees Confit Baby Lamb Shoulder ($858), slow-cooked over 12 hours and served with potato gratin dauphinois. Aside from a la carte items, there are also four set menus on offer, starting from $1,588 for two. Don’t forget to add on a bottle of sommelier-curated wine, which comes with 25% off for all takeaway or delivery orders.
What To Know: Écriture a la Maison is available for pick-up or delivery from Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 2pm and 6pm to 7pm. Delivery is available throughout Hong Kong Island (including Southern District) and Kowloon, and costs $200. Delivery to New Territories costs $300. All deliveries require a minimum spend of $2,000.
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Écriture, 26/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2795 5996, [email protected], ecriture.squarespace.com
Thanks to its iconic free-flow brunch offering, Zuma has become a city go-to for celebrations of all varieties, from lively birthday bashes to intimate anniversary date nights and more. So you’ll be pleased to learn that the contemporary izakaya has made its selection of acclaimed Japanese dishes available to go. Sushi, sashimi and robata skewers are all on the takeaway menu, along with signature dishes like the Miso Marinated Black Cod ($330), Chilean Sea Bass ($320) and Barley Miso Chicken ($210). For a more relaxed occasion, opt for a Donburi Bento Box (from $320). As for the booze, you really can’t go wrong with one of Zuma’s premium bottled cocktails, starting from the Happy Hour-friendly price of just $80.
What To Know: Zuma’s takeaway offering is available for pick-up only. A minimum order of $500 is required.
Call or WhatsApp to place your order (details below).
Zuma, Shop 601-603, 6/F, LANDMARK ATRIUM, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 3657 6388, +852 5502 9034 (WhatsApp), zumarestaurant.com
Read more: The Best Sushi On Hong Kong Island And In Kowloon
Craving authentic Cantonese cuisine for your special occasion takeaway? Then you might as well go all out and order from three Michelin-starred T’ang Court. Nestled within The Langham, the restaurant is known for its classic and accomplished take on everything from dim sum to traditional banquet dishes. Highlights include the crowd-pleasing Peking Duck ($880), Baked Stuffed Crab Shell ($210) and any one of the warming Double Boiled Soups (from $200 per person). What’s more, if you come and collect your order in person, you can enjoy 20% off. Trust us, a discount like this on Michelin-star fare doesn’t happen very often, so you’d better make the most of it!
What To Know: T’ang Court’s takeaway offering is available for pick-up or complimentary delivery (across Kowloon district only).
Call, WhatsApp or email to place your order.
T’ang Court, 1/F and 2/F, The Langham, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2132 7898, 9189 1196 (WhatsApp), [email protected], www.langhamhotels.com
With one Michelin star to its name, Roganic is arguably one of the most exciting fine dining restaurants in Hong Kong. The farm to table concept, helmed by Simon Rogan, is known for pushing boundaries, serving up food that is equal parts imaginative and forward-thinking – and that shines through in Roganic’s at-home offering.
Coming in as one of the best value special occasion takeaways on our list, “Simon Rogan at Home” features a three course set for just $300, complete with detailed reheating instructions and a step-by-step video guide. While the menu changes weekly, you can expect to see some of the restaurant’s most popular signature dishes, including Soda Bread with Whipped Brown Butter, Local Three Yellow Chicken and Pork Belly with Roasted Carrot. For those looking to indulge further, don’t miss the option to add on supplemental extras like Daurenki® Royal Caviar ($950 for 50g), homemade cookies ($100 for six) and Smoked Pike Roe with homemade blinis ($550 for 125g).
What To Know: Simon Rogan at Home is available for pick-up or delivery daily. Delivery across Hong Kong Island costs $100, or is free for orders over $750. Delivery to Kowloon and New Territories costs $200 and $300 respectively. Orders must be placed at least 24 hours in advance.
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Roganic, UG/F 08, Sino Plaza, 255 Gloucester road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2817 8383, www.roganic.com.hk
For one of the swankiest at-home dining offerings in town, look no further than Ritz Carlton’s Tosca di Angelo. Not content with simply delivering Michelin-starred fare to your home, the award-winning restaurant will actually send the chefs themselves to cook up the dishes at your home, along with a personal maitre d’ to serve you for the night. Talk about fancy! Priced at $2,200 per person, the experience features five courses of seasonal Italian classics designed by Angelo Aglianó himself, which can be adapted and modified depending on preference.
What To Know: The “Tosca di Angelo Experience at Home” is available from 6pm to 10pm daily (apart from Mondays and Tuesdays), and requires three-day advance reservation and a minimum of four guests per booking.
For bookings and enquiries, call or email directly.
Tosca di Angelo, 2263 2270, [email protected], www.ritzcarlton.com
Expect the unexpected with this special occasion takeaway pick from andō. Newly opened this summer, the restaurant has made its mark with uncharted flavour combinations – a reflection of chef Agustin Ferrando Balbi’s diverse culinary experience across Spain, Italy and Japan. But don’t just take our word for it. Check out the offering for yourself with the “At Home by andō” catering set. Priced from $1,288 for two people, highlights of the menu include a creamy burrata paired with pickled baby paprika and seaweed, along with the Wagyu short ribs, complete with a traditional Italian gremolata, and the yuzu white chocolate cake. Add-on indulgences are also available, including a selection of premium sandwiches (our pick is the uni and pork with wasabi mayo, priced at $350).
What To Know: “At Home by andō” is available for pick-up or delivery from Monday to Saturday, 4:30pm to 8pm.Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance.
Head here to order.
andō, 1/F, Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.andohk.com
Whether you’re in the mood for a traditional family-style roast (from $2,188 for up to six people), complete with a decadent cheesecake dessert and a bottle of red, or a gourmet curry night (from $1,588 for four), the Mandarin Oriental has you covered with its selection of takeaway combos. For an alternative date night idea, try the luxury picnic basket ($1,488) full of cold cuts, salads, quiche and more, best enjoyed sitting atop blankets on your living room floor.
What To Know: Mandarin Oriental’s takeaway offering is available Monday to Saturday for delivery, and daily for pick-up. Head here for delivery charges and details. Orders must be placed at least 24 hours in advance.
Head here to order. Alternatively call or email the hotel directly.
Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, 2825 4000, [email protected], hongkong.mandarinorientalshop.com
Rosewood’s luxury Afternoon Tea at The Butterfly Room is one of the most sought after bookings in the city; so of course its takeaway offering, courtesy of Butterfly Patisserie, needs a mention on this list. The set for two ($625) comes with a selection of sweet and savoury treats, including the signature Tahitian Vanilla Mille Feuille and freshly-baked scones with jam and clotted cream. Perfect for an indulgent afternoon celebration!
What To Know: The Butterfly Patisserie Afternoon Tea Set is available for pick-up only.
Head here to order.
The Butterfly Room, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3891 8732, [email protected], www.rosewoodhotels.com
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