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Christmas 2019: The best Christmas dinners and menus in Hong Kong

By Jen Paolini 11 December 2019
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and as the season rolls around, the dilemma of where and what to eat begins in full. Although there are innumerable festive dining options on offer around town (yes, the amount of Christmas menus out there are truly countless), there’s no need to get overwhelmed. We do some serious legwork to round up the best of the best Christmas feasts and holiday eats. Get ready for the ultimate Christmas dining guide!

Under $600 per person | $600–$1,000 per person | Over $1,000 per person


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Under $600 per person

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Bread & Beast

For a Christmas meal with a Cantonese twist, look no further than Bread & Beast. Back again with their Jolly Beast and Thankful Beast Christmas menus that serve 10 to 15 guests respectively, expect a holiday-themed spread of epic proportions. Tuck into Za’atar Ciabatta with irresistible scallion and black garlic pesto, Lap Cheung or Mushroom Mac & Cheese with triple cheese and cured egg yolk, Brussels Sprouts drizzled in honey sherry, Yam Potato Mash with smoked paprika, a slow-roasted Turkey stuffed with salted lemon butter and fresh herbs, Lamb with bamboo shoots and water chestnut, and a duo of classic American Apple Pie and spiked Bourbon Pecan Pie to finish. When: Now until 31 December for dinner How much: $300–$375 per person Where: 3 Swatow Street, Wan Chai | (+852) 2237 1868
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Mercedes me

Those who are giving Thanksgiving a pass will no doubt be looking forward to cherished and blessed quality time with the turkey. Christmas menus, like Mercedes me’s Festive Set Dinner Menu, with its contemporary dishes of Whipped Sweet Potato Hummus with Sichuan Chickpeas, Seared Turkey Breast with Cranberry Spiced Jus, and Grand Marnier Chestnut Tart, will certainly do the trick for those looking to indulge in a belly-warming holiday feast. When: Now until 31 December for dinner How much: $400 per person Where: Shop 38 & 40, G/F, 48 Queen’s Road Central, Central | (+852) 2598 7080
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PRET

For a taste of Christmas without the bells and whistles, why not choose Pret? That’s right, the world’s favourite grab-and-go shop is back with their much-loved Christmas menus of soups, pastries, hot wraps, sandwiches, and desserts. Now to the biggest question: how will you mix and match your Christmas bites? We’d start the season off with velvety Cinnamon Pumpkin Soup ($37) and Christmas Lunch ($27), a sandwich of turkey breast, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and spinach—essentially, all the jolly flavours in a bite. Next up, the Christmas Turkey Hot Wrap ($46) with a side of Gingerbread Latte ($38), perhaps? Whatever you choose, make sure you finish up with a Mince Pie ($15), a Tiffin Bar ($18) of crunchy gingerbread biscuit and cranberries, and the Cranberry Crumble Yoghurt Bowl ($28). Sometimes, a small bite of Christmas feels just as satisfying. And for all things cheap and cheerful, few places can beat PRET. When: Now until 7 January for lunch and dinner Where: Locations across Hong Kong

Christmas menus Hong Kong Spasso

Spasso

Celebrate your most treasured yuletide moments with family and friends with one (or more!) of DiVino Group’s restaurants this season. All month long, Spasso is hosting a Christmas-Themed Lunch, a veritable smorgasbord of wintery antipasti, piping hot mains, and Christmas pudding and Panettone, as well as a spectacular Christmas Brunch replete with whole turkey carving and desserts galore. There’s also a five-course Christmas Eve Dinner to be had. Embark on a gastronomic journey that will take you through the sweetness of Sicilian red shrimps, the heartiness of Carnaroli risotto, and the tenderness of Black Angus beef tenderloin and Boston lobster. When: 22–26 December for lunch and dinner How much: $208–$428 per person Where: G/F, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East | (+852) 2730 8027

Christmas menus Hong Kong Carpaccio

Carpaccio

Carpaccio, another DiVino Group restaurant, is presenting a four-course Signature Festive Menu. Look forward to dishes like Traditional Lobster Bisque Soup with X.O. Cognac, Whole Boston Lobster, Homemade Tagliatelle tossed with a rich wild boar ragout, Braised Black Angus Beef Cheek, and more. When: 22–26 December for dinner How much: From $398 per person Where: Shop 307, iSQUARE, 63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2328 5202
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Maison Libanaise

We couldn’t skip out on a mention of Maison Libanaise’s Feast de Noël because, well, how often do you come across a Lebanese-style Christmas menu? If you’re looking to branch out this holiday, Chef Jad Youssef is busting out his family recipes and looking for hungry diners to share them with. A nostalgic menu shaped by his fondest Christmas memories and his mother’s festive cooking, the pièce de résistance comes in the shape of the Lamb à L’Oriental, a lamb leg braised with warm spices, basmati rice, chickpeas, and prunes, and served with pumpkin chutney and roasted sesame seeds. Sides include Hummus Habash with marinated roast turkey, Barley Salad with baked halloumi and pomegranate, and Mouhalabieh, a Lebanese milk pudding with cinnamon, orange blossom, and rose notes for finishers. When: Now until 26 December for dinner How much: $498 per person Where: 10 Shelley Street, Central | (+852) 2111 2284
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Limewood

But if you’re looking to expand your turkey horizons into something that’s a bit less fowl and a bit more land and sea, why not try Limewood’s Festive Dinner Set? The highlights here are their Sustainable New Zealand Salmon Tartare and 48-hour Charred Beef Ribs, surrounded by dishes like Caribbean Coleslaw and Mixed Berry Pavlova Mess. When: Now until 31 December for dinner How much: $450 per person Where: Shop 103–104, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay | (+852) 2898 3788
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Mr Brown

Mr Brown is going big on holiday classics this year. Turkeys will be roasted on open fires, potatoes and Brussels sprouts will be baked, and cranberry sauce will be slathered on liberally. Mr Brown Goes to Town will feature festive treats and Christmas favourites from the grill. There’s also a limited-time cocktail, the Smoky Horchata, a seasonal concoction of Mezcal tequila, rice water, milk, vanilla, and a pinch of cinnamon. When: Now until 31 December for dinner How much: $450 per person Where: G/F, 9 Ship Street, Wan Chai | (+852) 3101 1081
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Francis

Have yourself a Middle Eastern-style Christmas this year! Francis offers a Let Us Feast menu, featuring a colourful mezze of Hummus, Halloumi, and more. Centrepieces include Signature Lamb Ribs and Lamb Shoulder stuffed with traditional Middle Eastern freekeh and served with yoghurt dressing. End the meal with a sugary Mince Pie Knafeh for the ultimate Middle Eastern twist to your holiday feast. When: Now until 31 December for dinner How much: $380 per person Where: 4–6 St. Francis Street, Wan Chai | (+852) 3101 9521
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Osteria Marzia

There’s something for every flavour at Black Sheep Restaurants this Christmas. Osteria Marzia’s Cena di Natale ($588 per person) is serving up a Mediterranean feast of seafood-themed dishes. Expect treats like Spaghetti al Granchio and Corzetti Vongole e Guanciale, as well as traditional Panettone to round up the meal in a classically Italian way. When: 24 December for dinner How much: $588 per person Where: G/F, The Fleming, 41 Fleming Road, Wan Chai | (+852) 3607 2253
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Mott 32

Christmas is one of few occasions where you can truly go all out with your meal, and spending a bit more for a one-of-a-kind experience is worth every buck. For times like these, we like to go big or go home—and since we’d have to labour over our tiny Hong Kong kitchen stove and non-existent oven if we choose to go home, that’s definitely out. That’s where Mott 32 comes in, offering its own sophisticated fine-dining twist on the traditional holiday dinner with three exclusive Turkey Dinner Specials for sharing between up to six diners, featuring mouth-watering dishes like Free-Range BBQ Whole Bronzed Turkey sliced and served with thin Peking Duck pancakes, Shredded Turkey with Five Shades Salad, and Minced Turkey with Water Chestnut in Lettuce Cup. 48-hour advanced pre-ordering is a must for these holiday specials. When: Now until 31 December for dinner How much: $1,880 for sharing between up to six diners Where: Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4–4A Des Voeux Road Central, Central | (+852) 2898 3788
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Scarlett Café & Wine Bar

Scarlett Café & Wine Bar is unveiling two French-inspired Christmas menus this holiday. Choose from the Festive à la Carte Menu or the Festive Brunch Menu, both of which feature decadent courses from the land and sea, like King Crab & King Prawn Ravioli, Salmon Rillettes, Australian Lamb Rack, Duck Foie Gras Terrine, Beef Tartare “à la Montmartre”, and more, as well as warming starters like Butternut Soup and Green Asparagus Soup. Dessert includes sweet bites like La “Profiterole” and a tart Italian meringue of La “Citron”. Bon appétit! When: Now until 31 December for lunch and dinner How much: From $488 per person Where: 2 Austin Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 3565 6513
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Beef & Liberty

Sweet baby Jesus, this is one heck of a burger. Put your hands together for the return of Beef & Liberty’s Sweet Baby Cheesus ($139), a Christmas dinner in burger form. The beef patty is topped with mouth-watering slices of blue cheese and brie, then slathered in cranberry sauce and onion jam. Match it with a side of Cheese & Beats ($59), a deep-fried goat’s cheese with beetroot and watercress, and the Pumpkin Vanilla Shake ($89) for the ultimate meal. Don’t forget to have the Warm Christmas Cookie & Cream ($69) for dessert! When: Now until 31 December for lunch and dinner Where: Locations across Hong Kong
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Forte at L’hotel

Buffets may not be the first thing that comes to mind when looking to dine consciously, but Forte at L’hotel is making an attempt bring sustainability to the table. This Christmas, diners can enjoy Semi-buffet Lunch, Semi-buffet Dinner, and a Holiday Brunch with responsibly-sourced seafood and an abundant choice of mains, appetisers, beverages, and desserts. Highlights of the meal include the Grilled A5 Satsuma Wagyu, Thai-style Flame-grilled Chicken, Australian Corn-fed Tomahawk Steak, and Roasted Crispy German Pork Knuckle, as well as an array of oyster dishes and seafood options. When: 24–26 December for lunch and dinner How much: $318–578 per person Where: L’hotel élan, 38 Chong Yip Street, Kwun Tong | (+852) 3968 8222

Christmas menus Hong Kong Cornerstone

Cornerstone

For those who haven’t had a chance to try celebrated chef Shane Osborn’s second restaurant in Hong Kong, now’s your chance. Cornerstone is presenting a casual Christmas Menu that is suitable for sharing between two diners. It includes a pan-seared Gressingham Duck Breast with Cranberry Sauce, Comté Gratin Dauphinois, and Nutmeg Creamed Spinach. When: 12–31 December for dinner How much: $480 for sharing between two diners Where: 49 Hollywood Road, Central
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Rustico

For a Spanish twist on your Christmas meal, hit up Rustico. This charming Spanish tapas and wine bar serves traditional Catalan favourites with a modern touch. Head chef Carlos Salvador Asenio presents a holiday menu inspired by the foods of Barcelona, with starter dishes like Christmas Soup with Congilie Pasta and Meatballs, Roasted Pumpkin filled with Cod Fish Mousse au Gratin, and Yorkshire Pudding with Sauteéd Foie Gras. Mains come in the form of Charcoal USA Beef Striploin ($348), Traditional Fresh Boston Lobster Paella with Fresh Clams ($278), Spring Chicken with Black Truffle ($208), and Classic Roasted Suckling Pig ($208). Why not try the Yoghurt Panna Cotta with Raspberry Foam for dessert? Surrounded by an interior of wooden beams, an open kitchen with hanging jambon and copperware, and red brick and tile mosaic flooring, it’s hard not to feel like you’ve been transported to an authentic Catalan taverna! When: Now until 23 December for lunch Where: Shop G01, G/F, D2 Place ONE, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok | (+852) 2743 4511

TM’s by the Den

This little neighbourhood gem is serving up a wholesome Christmas meal full of classic dishes. Dig into the all-you-can-eat sides of Roasted Vegetables, Yorkshire Pudding, Green Peas, Beans & Sprouts, Christmas Slaw, and Cauliflower Gratin, but make sure to save some space for the roasts! Available on pre-orders only, you’ll get a choice between Roast Turkey & Honey Glazed Ham, Lamb Leg, Wagyu Beef, Lamb Rack, or Pork Rack, but if you dine in or out with 18 people or more, you’ll get them all! When: Now until 31 December How much: $398 per person Where: 23A High Street, Sai Ying Pun | (+852) 2872 6288
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Meats

If we’re going to go all-in for a food coma-inducing Christmas meal, why not do it at a place that speaks all things meat? For the Christmas Tasting Menu at Meats, diners can expect starters like Chicken Liver Pâté, Beef Tartare, and Galician Octopus. Mains like Argentinian Rib-eye and Porchetta with Romesco sauce will impress diners, as will Roasted Turkey with gravy and cranberry jam. Sides include Mashed Potatoes with truffle oil and Mixed Salad. And who can say no to a Dulce de Leche Cheesecake? When: 24–25 December for dinner How much: $480 per person and additional $298 per person for free-flow drinks Where: G/F, Soho, 28 Staunton Street, Central | (+852) 2711 1812
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Pica Pica

Have yourself a merry feast at Pica Pica with their Christmas Group Menu for a group of 12 or more! As the perfect occasion to host that big holiday meal with all of your friends and loved ones, this Spanish Christmas feast is not to be missed. Signature dishes include Red Prawn Hot Dog, Ibérico Ham, Heirloom Cherry Tomato Salad, Lobster and Octopus Juicy Rice, Warm Spanish Cheesecake, and Spanish Lazy Omelette with Ibérico Chorizo & Morcilla. Come hungry!

When: Now until 30 December for dinner How much: $535 per person Where: Shop G & H, G/F, Kai Tak Commercial Building, 317–321 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan | (+852) 3607 2253
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McSorley’s Brewhouse

Celebrate a crackin’ Christmas at McSorley’s Brewhouse! There is no better way to share the joy than by tucking into a juicy turkey at a festive family meal. Gather your loved ones and indulge in a delicious range of freshly-prepared dishes lifted straight from their curated festive menu. If you’re hankering for the classics, rest assured that they’ve got ‘em all, from Oven-Baked Turkey Breast with Cranberry Chutney and Honey-Glazed Carrots to rustic Christmas Puddings with Rum Sauce. Sometimes, it’s the simplest things that bring joyous cheer at the dinner table. When: Now until 31 December dinner How much: $468–498 per person Where: 1 Civic Square, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2736 4888
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$600–$1,000 per person

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Pirata

When you want yourself a Christmas meal just like Nonna used to make, you can’t go wrong with Pirata. As the ideal destination for lively gatherings, Pirata will offer a hearty five-course Christmas Tasting Menu (from HKD520) that will take guests on a homestyle Italian journey. Starters include perfect sharing plates like Burrata with Tomatoes, Vitello Tonnato, and My Mama’s Meatballs. Scrumptious mains will feature the “Liquid” Parmesan Ravioloni with Seasonal Black Truffle, Eggplant Parmigiana, or the Butcher’s Cut, a flank steak tagliata with rocket and cherry tomatoes. For dessert, Pirata’s homemade Tiramisu, of course! When: 25–25 December for dinner How much: $520–680 per person Where: 30/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai | (+852) 2887 0270
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La Petite Maison

Celebrate Christmas the French way with a limited-time four-course Joyeux Noël Menu at La Petite Maison! Expect festive favourites, signature dishes, a lively and colourful atmosphere, and new Instagrammable cocktails galore, including the Clarified Christmas Milk Punch, made with brioche-infused rum (say what!), almond milk, vanilla, Rooibos tea cordial, allspice, and walnuts. Oh yeah, and it comes with a large square ice cube with a miniature snowman frozen inside of it. We think this takes the cake as best Christmas cocktail ever. As for the food, tuck into 11 different festive dishes, including classic Escargots in garlic butter, pan-fried Foie Gras with warm brioche, and Saumon Finement Tranché, a sophisticated salmon carpaccio topped with creamy guacamole and fresh mushrooms. Other Mediterranean favourites also make an appearance, like Rigatino tossed in a cream sauce and black truffle shavings, mild-yet-sweet Whole Branzino slow-baked in premium olive oil, and White Roast Black Leg Chicken with a stuffing of foie gras and homemade baguette. Make sure you’re not too full for the Warm Chocolate Mousse and Crème Brulée à la Vanille! The menu is designed for eight or more diners, but La Petite Maison can also adjust servings to suit smaller groups or couples on advance request. When: Now until 1 January How much: $988 per person Where: Shop 1, 1/F, H Queen’s, 23–29 Stanley Street, Central | (+852) 2887 1113
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Duck & Waffle

Duck, duck, waffle! This Christmas, why not give the turkey a pass and dig into Duck & Waffle’s iconic confit duck leg instead? For a joyous meal with friends and family, try the Festive Menu, featuring inventive dishes like Irish Crab with pickled chillies and nori cracker, the iconic Duck & Waffle with confit duck leg, fluffy waffle, fried duck egg, and homemade mustard maple syrup, Bone Marrow on Toast, Braised Short Rib, Black Sesame Sticky Toffee Pudding, and more! A wine pairing is also on offer, or you can opt for a festive Christmas Hug, a heart-warming mix of red wine, pumpkin spice, dark chocolate, and orange. When: 24 December How much: $680 per person and additional $250 per person for wine pairing Where: Shop 1081, Podium Level 1, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central | (+852) 2267 6338
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Morton’s of Chicago

For a classic American Christmas spread that brings together all the seasonal favourites, check out Morton’s of Chicago. From Christmas Eve to Christmas Day, this iconic steakhouse unveils a limited-time Three-Course Christmas Day Lunch Menu focused on beloved dishes like Lobster Bisque, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, and Jumbo Crab Cake, as well as 8oz Filet Mignon or 10oz Prime New York Medallion. Dinnertime guests can look forward to Foie Gras with Toasted BriocheApple Compote, and the epic Baked Morton’s Prime Ocean Platter, with sides that include Parmesan & Truffle Fries, Sautéed Wild Mushrooms, and Brussels Sprouts. Steak items are also available; take your pick from the 32oz Côte de Bœuf and Oscar-style Filet Mignon. Desserts come in the form of Key Lime Pie, New York Cheesecake, Crème Brûlée, and more. When: 24 December for dinner, 25 December for lunch and dinner How much: $698–$880 per person Where: The Sheraton Hotel & Towers, 4/F, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2732 2343
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Statement

There is a lot to love about Statement’s new Christmas menus. Christmas connoisseurs will be eager to dine in style at this spectacular yuletide feast, which features Pâté en Croûte, Chicken & Foie Gras, Lobster Bisque, Black Garlic Flan, and Celeriac Ribbons. Main courses include Slow-Cooked Atlantic Halibut with Ossetra caviar and shellfish sauce, followed by a traditional Roasted Turkey and Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Cranberry Sauce. For finishers, tuck into a nostalgic Chocolate & Chestnut Yule Log or Classic Christmas Pudding. The brunch sessions include free-flow Veuve Clicquot Champagne, wine, and cocktails. When: 14–15 and 24–25 December for dinner, 24–26 December for brunch How much: $528–$988 per person Where: Police Headquarters Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central | (+852) 2848 3000
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Tea WG

Why not have a side of festive foods with your gourmet tea blend? We’re not kidding; for once, the food will steal the spotlight at Tea WG’s decadent tea salons. A Festive Set Menu is bringing the Christmas cheer to Tea WG, with dishes that include Parsnip and Chestnut Soup with Longjing tea-infused cranberry and toasted hazelnut, Spanish Red Prawn and Hokkaido Scallop Ceviche with Italian caviar and brioche toast, Noel! Noel! Tea-Smoked Pigeon with caramelised shallots, celeriac puree, and black truffle jus, and so much more. A Christmas Lights Tea-infused Black Forest Log Cake is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to festive desserts at Tea WG—we’re eyeballing the off-menu, too-cute-to-eat tea-infused patisserie series that includes Pistachio Cherry ($360), Jasmine Chocolate ($360), and smaller bites like Mixed Berries Cake ($48) and Lychee Raspberry Cake ($48). When: 20–25 December How much: $688 per person Where: Shop 1022, Podium Level 1, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central | (+852) 2796 2828

Above $1,000 per person

Christmas menus Hong Kong Bibo

Bibo

Artistic restaurant and bar Bibo is offering up an eye-catching Christmas Dinner Menu ($1,188 per person) that puts a modern French twist on the holiday meal. Start off with Roasted Hokkaido Scallops and Celeriac ‘Risotto’ with lobster, coconut, and laksa, and move on to main courses like Monkfish ‘Two Ways’ or Duck ‘Two Ways’, where you’ll really get to experience chef Nicholas Chew’s playful techniques and culinary ideas. Finish off with a red bean and tangerine Galette with milk ice cream and stumble on home, sated and satisfied. When: 24–25 December How much: $1,188 per person Where: 163 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan | (+852) 2956 3188
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Gradini Ristorante E Bar Italiano

Looking for a delightful, boutique dinner experience? Then the intimacy of Gradini will suit you fine. On Christmas Eve, Chef Cano will whip up an exquisite Five-Course Dinner Menu ($1,188 per person) with a promise to tantalise the palate. Start off with Homemade Foie Gras Terrine with Diamond Jelly and a classic Guinea Fowl Consommé before moving on to Homemade Tortellini in a porcini mushroom, cheese, and black truffle sauce. Chef Cano throws in a curveball of Lime Sorbet to spark the taste buds, leading to mains of either Grilled American Bison Striploin or Grilled Australian Wagyu Beef. When: 24 December for dinner How much: $1,188 per person Where: The Pottinger, Lobby Level, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central | (+852) 2308 3088

Christmas menus Hong Kong Zuma

Zuma

Talented head pastry chef Eddy Lee will take the spotlight this festive season with his highly-anticipated invention. The Kyoto Carrot Cake, with caramelised figs and rum ice cream, is a dessert worth saving space for and features highly on Zuma’s Daikoku Tasting Menu. Paired with a 23-year-old rum from Guatemala, blended with Zuma’s own vermouth and Campari, then barrel-aged for six months, the combination of this complex chocolate and vanilla flavour together with Chef Eddy’s sweet masterpiece is nothing short of spectacular. Aside from a selection of premium sashimi, diners can indulge in Japanese Wagyu Tataki with Black Truffle, Seared Toro with Caviar, Watercress Salad, Wagyu Sirloin, and a veritable host of other sumptuous dishes. When: 23–30 December How much: $1,280 per person Where: Level 5–6, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central | (+852) 3657 6388
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Rosewood Hong Kong

Celebrate your holiday with a spectacular view! Holt’s Café and the Legacy House at Rosewood Hong Kong are both plating up sumptuous Christmas menus this year. The Legacy House will feature seasonal delights like Double-Boiled Sea Whelk Soup with Matsutake Mushroom and Fish Maw, Bird’s Nest in Pumpkin Broth with Crab Claw and Tofu, and Braised Yoshihama Abalone in Oyster Sauce. Holt’s Café, on the other hand, is presenting a menu filled with festive dishes like Traditional Christmas Turkey, Lobster Thermidor, and Seared Carabineros Prawns, as well as impeccable wines handpicked by area wine director Nicolas Deneux. When: 24 December for dinner, 25 December for lunch and dinner How much: $1,480–$2,680 per person Where: 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 3891 8888
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The Murray Hong Kong

For an intimate Christmas experience, the Murray is where you need to go. From a lavish, six-course Christmas Dinner at Popinjays that features Scallop Carpaccio and Aquitaine Caviar and Grand Veneur Wild Venison to the Tai Pan’s deluxe five-course Christmas Dinner with a menu of Tasmanian Ocean Trout, Grilled Prime Beef Tenderloin, and Maine Lobster Consommé, diners will find more than enough reasons to share the joy over a warm Christmas meal. When: 24–25 December for dinner How much: $1,088–1,288 per person Where: 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central | (+852) 3141 8888
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Arcane

Christmas is a time to treat yourself, and we love treating ourselves to a meal at Arcane. Helmed by acclaimed Australian chef Shane Osborn, Arcane will present five signature classics of their most popular dishes. For the Christmas Menu, the dining journey begins with a flavourful Japanese Fruit Tomato with Burrata and refreshing Hokkaido Scallops with Courgette, followed by the popular creamy and rich Sautéed Potato Gnocchi. For mains, a mouth-watering Pan-Roasted Wagyu Short Rib with Sweet Potato—perfectly succulent and rich. As a finisher, there’s a delightful sweet Yuzu and Lemon Posset, with blood orange and yoghurt ice cream and white chocolate tuile. When: Now until 31 December for dinner How much: $1,555 per person Where: 3/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central | (+852) 2728 0178

Christmas menus Hong Kong Tate Dining Room

Tate Dining Room

If you can’t do it up on Christmas, then when? For those who haven’t yet tried Tate Dining Room—but are looking for the perfect reason to do so—your reason has made a grand entrance in the form of a Special Festive 8-Course Tasting Menu. Celebrated chef Vicky Lau will present an innovative French-Chinese fusion experience. Each dish is as poetic as the next, with innovative delights like Ode to Langoustine, with carrot red bean curd sauce and pineapple, and Ode to Kumquat, with warm sea scallop and aged kumquat Grenoblaise-style sauce, gracing the menu. There’s a special treat for sweet-tooths too: Ode to Chestnut, a chestnut sage soufflé with homemade pu’er ice cream. It’s a Christmas heaven that doesn’t come cheap, but then again, Christmas only comes once a year. When: Now until 31 December How much: $1,880 per person Where: 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan| (+852) 2555 2172

Christmas menus Hong Kong L'Envol

L’Envol

For a Christmas meal that will truly impress your date (and depress your wallet), look no further than what Chef Olivier Elzer is cooking up at L’Envol. All of your favourite epicurean ingredients raise their hands for roll call on the Festive Menu, from Perigord black truffle and Hokkaido sea urchin to David Herve oysters with champagne jelly, Ossetra caviar, Brillat-Savarin cheese… the list goes on. Naturally, you’ll start off decadent, amongst them dishes like Le Foie Gras D’oie, a starter of foie gras terrine with Perigord black truffle toasted brioche, and L’oursin de Hokkaido, a Hokkaido sea urchin box served with Gamberoni prawn and crunchy fennel. Mains include mouth-watering creations like L’Ossetra Tsar Imperial Petrossian, a homemade buckwheat tagliatelle with farmed hen egg yolk and Ossetra caviar, and Le Chapon de Montreevel en Bresse, a roasted French capon with Perigord black truffle. That said, let’s not forget dessert; there are two cheese courses to choose from, as well as Chef’s Surprise Pastry and Le Marron—a chestnut cream, poached quince, Cognac foam, and chestnut ice cream dish—to look forward to. When: 24 December for dinner, 25 December for lunch How much: $2,688 per person Where: St. Regis, 1 Harbour Drive, Wan Chai | (+852) 2138 6818
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Amber at Mandarin Oriental

For a decadent Christmas meal like no other, few places can match Amber at the Mandarin Oriental. Whether you’re looking to celebrate on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, culinary director Richard Ekkebus has curated outstanding French-Japanese Christmas menus to make the occasion an exceptional one. Fusing the finest ingredients from Japan with unparalleled skill and flavours, expect to have your taste buds tantalised with dishes like Alaskan King Crab with Miso and Kabocha, Venison Loin with Foie Gras, Abalone with Sake and Edamame, Geoduck with Fluke and Japanese Winter Citrus, and Turbot with Bone Marrow and Red Onion. When: 24 December for dinner, 25 December for lunch and dinner How much: $1,788–$3,288 per person Where: The Landmark, Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central | (+852) 2138 6818
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Born in Hong Kong, raised in Germany, and educated in the U.S., Jen is an award-winning creative with a background in illustration, communication design, art direction, and content creation. When she’s not getting lost in a good book, you’ll find her doing crosswords, eating dim sum, covering both sides of a Disney duet, and taking naps.

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