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Thanksgiving 2019: Where to have a Thanksgiving feast in Hong Kong

By Inés Fung 15 November 2019
As the temperatures begin to drop, we kick off the holiday season by getting our loved ones together for Thanksgiving. We know Thanksgiving is a North American holiday, but you don’t have to be American to give thanks and enjoy an old-fashioned meal with your friends and family, complete with festive trimmings. Thanksgiving meals can be a laborious affair, so we’ve rounded up some of the best Thanksgiving dining options in Hong Kong this year. No fowl play here! Just pick one (or more!) and have the merriest meal with your loved ones.

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1. Mr Brown

Mr Brown has quickly become the hottest grill house on Ship Street, and this year they’re giving back to their fans with a specially-crafted Thanksgiving menu and selective house drinks. For just $450 per person, enjoy a moreish spread of appetisers like Corn & Buttermilk Fritters and a wide variety of entrees alongside a traditional Roast Turkey with Pecan and Bacon Stuffing. End the night with a slice of Apple & Pecan Pie with bourbon ice cream, as well as two speciality cocktails: the Pickle Back (made with bourbon and pickle juice) and the Granny Knows Best (apple, lime, agave syrup, and ginger.) Limited seats are available so be sure to book in advance. When: November 28 Where: Mr Brown, G/F, 9 Ship Street, Wan Chai

2. Fini’s

If you miss Stone Nullah Tavern as much as we do, you’ll have plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving as Fini’s revives some beloved favourites from the Stone Nullah menu. For $548 per person, you can devour a hearty Seafood Platter filled with fresh oysters, crab legs, ceviche, Old Bay shrimp, and a classic mignonette, then choose to have your turkey Garlic Butter-Roasted or Southern-Fried. Paired with scrumptious sides like Apple and Cheddar Stuffing, Butter Roasted Potatoes, Charred Brussels Sprouts as well as the crowd-pleasing Pulled Pork Mac n’ Cheese, you might not even have room for dessert! Just kidding, who could say no to a Skillet Cookie or Apple Crumble? Tack on the two-hour free-flow package for only $198 more per person to really make it a feast. When: November 28–30 Where: Fini’s, locations vary

3. Posto Pubblico

Staunton Street’s Italian-American stalwart Posto Pubblico is dishing out their beloved traditional Thanksgiving menu for another year running. For $439 per person (and an additional $198 if you wanna go crazy on the Wild Turkey Old-Fashioneds), you can indulge in an authentic and sophisticated Thanksgiving dinner that’s made with locally-sourced, organic ingredients. Homemade Burrata and Posto’s signature Veal Meatballs will serve as the perfect starter, while the centrepiece of Garlic Butter-Roasted Turkey is sure to delight you and your loved ones. It’s not a Thanksgiving dinner without pie, so make room for the Pumpkin Pie Square at the end! When: November 28–30 Where: Posto Pubblico, 28 Elgin Street, Central

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4. Frank’s Italian American

If there’s one thing Frank’s knows how to do, it’s party hard. Head to Frank’s for their decadent Southern-inspired Thanksgiving Feast, available at $548 per person. Hit the dancefloor downstairs after you max out the two-hour free-flow package (at an extra $298 per person) that includes G.H Mumm Champagne. Your stomach will be thankful as Chef Darnell has prepared a truly indulgent family-style dinner of comforting favourites like Homemade Burrata, Garlic Mashed Potato, Buttermilk Biscuits, Classic Mac and Cheese, and Homemade Fennel Sausage Stuffing. The masterpiece, of course, is a perfect Roasted Turkey that can be dressed with Turkey Gravy or Cranberry Sauce, as well as other condiments like Apple Butter and Chive Butter. We’re also grateful for the promise of a devilish Oreo Cookie Pie for dessert. When: November 28–30 Where: Frank’s Italian American, G/F, 79 Wyndham Street, Central

5. Commissary

You might have to say a little prayer before tucking into Commissary’s ultimate Thanksgiving buffet. Filled with both classic and modern American dishes, and for only $398 per person, Commissary’s Thanksgiving spread is sure to win your heart and keep you coming back for seconds (and thirds and fourths). There’s bound to be long lines at the Carving Station, with both a Roast Turkey and BBQ classics like Smoked Brisket and Baby BBQ Ribs on offer. And who says you can’t have tacos for Thanksgiving? There are two seatings: first at 6pm to 8pm, then from 8.30pm to 10.30pm. This dinner always sells out, so buy your tickets now! When: November 28 Where: Commissary, Shop 405, Level 4, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty

6. Kinship

Kinship is all about celebrating, well, kinship this Thanksgiving as they host both a traditional all-American Thanksgiving dinner as well as a special Friendsgiving family-style feast featuring some of Hong Kong’s best American chefs and mixologists. At $488 per person, the three-course one-night-only Thanksgiving dinner menu includes homestyle delights like Chicken & Potato Potage and a satisfying Slow-cooked Turkey Breast and confit leg as well as a Pumpkin Ricotta Tortellini. The toughest decision is to choose between the buttery Apple Pie Crumble or Chocolate Mousse for dessert. For an even better time, join the Friendsgiving dinner on December 1, where four chefs and two mixologists from restaurants across Hong Kong come together to create an unforgettable dinner with flavours from across the world for $488 per person, and an additional $298 for free-flow drinks. There will be fiery Mexican family-style appetisers, Turkey Ragout Tagliatelle, Slow-Cooked Iberico Lamb Shoulder, and an elevated ode to Peanut Butter & Jam. Don’t miss out on the autumn-themed cocktails made by mixologists Chanel Adams and John Nugent as well. When: November 28 and December 1 Where: Kinship, 3/F 2–4 Shelley Street, Central

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7. Three Blind Mice

If you’re looking to celebrate the day of gratitude somewhere a little more low-key, head to Three Blind Mice for a three-course dinner full of comfort food favourites that won’t break the bank. For just $288 per person, and a free-flow add on for just $198, gobble up a meal of American classics including Pumpkin & Butternut Squash Soup or Southern-Fried Louisiana Shrimp, and a beautiful roast bird that’s stuffed with sausage and sage, paired with Truffle Mac n’ Cheese and Creamed Spinach. It won’t matter how you pronounce ‘pecan’ (for the record, it’s ‘pee-can’) after you end the night with a slice of Homemade Pecan Pie. When: November 27– 28 Where: Three Blind Mice, G/F, 35 Ship Street, Wan Chai

Buenos Aires Polo Club

8. Buenos Aires Polo Club 

Join in on a lavish Argentinian-style Thanksgiving dinner for $488 per person at the intimate Buenos Aires Polo Club. Bring four or more of your loved ones and get stuck into a Herb-Roasted Turkey with Chorizo Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes with Mascarpone and Brown Butter, and a Creamy Pumpkin Pie served with vanilla gelato and dulce de leche. When: November 28 Where: Buenos Aires Polo Club, 7/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central

9. Limewood

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and settle in for a gorgeous Thanksgiving feast by the sea at Limewood. The festive offerings here are all freshened up with a Limewood twist: starters include a rustic cornbread and salad, followed up by a Roasted Free-range Hunter Valley Turkey with sides of Homemade Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Sage and Onion Stuffing, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Fried Brussels Sprouts with Honey and Chilli. Top it all off with a glorious Pecan Pie and Bourbon Whipped Cream and drink the night away for $750 per person. When: November 28 Where: Limewood, Shop 103/104, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay

Jimmy's Kitchen

10. Jimmy’s Kitchen

Do it up retro-style this Thanksgiving and dine out at revered Jimmy’s Kitchen for a blast to the past. On November 28, tuck into a four-course meal of either Ibérico Ham and Fig Salad or Tuna Carpaccio & Asparagus for starters, Creamy Potato and Ham Hock Soup, and two main dishes of Jimmy’s Thanksgiving Turkey and Bayonne Ham and Spiced Pumpkin Pie for just $388 per person. When: November 28 Where: Jimmy’s Kitchen, South China Building, 1 Wyndham Street, Central | (+852) 2526 5293

Big Sur

11. Big Sur

Celebrate all you are thankful for this holiday with a glam Thanksgiving meal in the heart of Soho. For a package price of $1,800, Big Sur presents a hearty family meal that includes a weighty, brined-and-herbed Smoked Turkey from Norbest Ranch in Utah, served with Sourdough Gravy, and Cranberry and Pickled Peach Condiment. Good for sharing between six to eight diners, rest assured that you won’t have to fight over food or portions, as the slew of side dishes include Pork and Cornbread Stuffing, Brussels Sprouts and Kale with Chestnut Butter and Crispy Onions, Roasted Carrots glazed with maple syrup, and Creamy Ricotta and Sage Mashed Potatoes. Full yet? Don’t forget to leave space for house-made, bite-sized Pecan Pies and freshly-baked Basque-style ‘Burnt’ Pumpkin Cheesecake for finishers. Be sure to book your bird soon! When: November 25–December 1 Where: Big Sur, G/F, 22 Staunton Street, Central | (+852) 2529 3001
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Inés Fung

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Currently based in Hong Kong by way of Calgary, Inés has always had a passion for writing and her creative work can be found in obscure literary zines. When she’s not busy scouring the city for the best gin-based cocktail, she can be found curled up with her journal and fur-ever friend Peanut. Don’t be surprised if you cross paths with her and she already knows all your mates.