’Tis the season … to celebrate with friends and family! Here are some fab foodie options for Christmas dining in Hong Kong, whether you’re heading out to feast or entertaining at home.
Enjoy the best of British with the set festive lunch at London House, available all through December with a two-course and three-course option. There’s also a sharing menu on 24 and 25 December for HK$428 per person, which includes a classic roast turkey and Christmas pudding among the menu options.
Shop G4 & UG15 G/F & UG/F, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre
Chifa Dumpling House
Experience Chifa cuisine, a combination of Peruvian and Chinese flavours, this Christmas. Chifa is offering a tasting menu for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at HK$380 a head. Designed to be shared, it’s a great way to enjoy a meal with family or friends.
G/F, 26 Peel Street, Central
Fans of Italian food will be pleased to know that renowned chef Enrico Bartolini’s SPIGA will be serving up something special for Christmas. They have a four-course menu for HK$688 per person, which includes braised beef rump or cod for main, available from 24 to 26 December.
3/F, LHT Tower Podium, 31 Queens Road, Central
Hoi King Heen
Indulge in a decadent Chinese feast for Christmas lunch with the eight-course Christmas & Festive Set Menu at HK$1,800 per person (minimum of two people). Menu highlights include abalone, deep-fried crab claws and beef brisket, and two glasses of sparkling wine. The menu is available from Christmas Eve until 1 January.
Basement 2, 70 Mody Road, Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hotel, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tango Central is offering a festive Argentinian Asado Sharing Menu for two or more people at HK$638 per person for dinner on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day. The menu consists of a choice of three cold starters, three hot starters, a mixed grill with sides and a dessert platter.
1/F Carfield Building, 77 Wyndham Street, Central
The Upper House
If elegance is your menu item of choice this Christmas, then look no further than Café Gray Deluxe at The Upper House. Chef Gray Kunz will be delivering Christmas set menus with all the trimmings on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 4-course dinner prices start at HK$1,550 a head with wine pairing from HK$800.
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
Get on Santa’s good list and see out 2018 in sustainable style at EAST. The hotel’s yearly Christmas tradition is to creatively decorate by up-cycling resources into eco-conscious Christmas decorations. Get into the holiday spirit on 24 and 25 December at FEAST (Food by EAST) with their buffet style Christmas lunch designed to encourage social dining. Prices start from HK$728 for adults and HK$364 for kids.
29 Tai Koo Shing Rd, Quarry Bay
True to the Italian tradition of dining on fresh seafood the evening before Christmas, chef Luca Marinelli presents Osteria Marzia’s Feast of Seven Fishes on 24 December. Guests will be presented with seven beautifully crafted dishes that highlight the culinary traditions of Italy’s coastal regions. Intended to be shared by groups, the feast is available for HK$688 per person.
G/F, The Fleming, 41 Fleming Road, Wan Chai
If you want to cook up a holiday feast at home, there are a number of places to get a turkey and all the trimmings. Alternatively, you can order a prepared meal package for home delivery. Here are a few places that can help make your big day in December a delicious one!
* City’super: various locations | citysuper.com.hk/en
* ThreeSixty: Elements; Stanley Plaza | 3hreesixtyhk.com
* Great Food Hall: Basement, Two Pacific Place, Queensway | greatfoodhall.com
* Oliver’s The Delicatessen: Shop 201-205, 2/F Landmark Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central | oliversthedeli.com.hk
Speciality Stores & Services
* CRFT-PIT: Artisan smokehouse offering catering sets | crft-pit.com
* Eclipse Hospitality Group: Prepared turkeys with sides for pick-up or delivery | firstname.lastname@example.org
* Blue Butcher: Restaurant and meat specialist with sets for delivery | email@example.com
* Invisible Kitchen: Caterers offering party packages for delivery | invisiblekitchen.com
* Mandarin Oriental: Cooked turkey and trimmings for delivery, as well as hampers. Don’t forget – all the delights from The Mandarin Cake Shop can now be ordered online | the-mandarin-cake-shop | mandarinoriental.com
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This article first appeared in the December/January 2018/19 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.