Cool places to celebrate New Year’s Eve

By: Melissa Stevens

Haven’t decided what to do on New Year’s Eve yet? A number of restaurants are offering something different to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Hong Kong. Whether you’re looking for somewhere fabulous to ring in 2019, or you just want your last meal of 2018 to be spectacular, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Hong Kong New year

Dear Lilly

The Ashley Sutton-designed Dear Lilly on the IFC rooftop will be a lovely spot to enjoy the fireworks over Victoria Harbour. It’s offering a gala NYE dinner party set menu of HK$688 per person, with luxe items such as foie gras and Japanese wagyu.

Shop 4010, Podium Level 4, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central


Ashyley Sutton - Dear Lily


Ring in 2019 at the Chaiwala New Year’s Eve after party. This new resto will be offering a NYE Tasting Menu of modern Indian cuisine (HK$580 per person for the first seating; HK$850 for the second seating from 8.30pm onwards), before a DJ kicks off the party at midnight. The Chaiwala NYE after-party is open from 11.30pm, with free entry for those who have dined in any Pirata Group restaurant in Central that evening.

Basement, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central



Spasso in TST East will have an eight-course menu from 8pm for HK$1088 per person, featuring caviar, langoustine, and black Angus beef. A DJ will be spinning dance tracks for a party vibe.

G5-8, 12-17, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East

2730 8027

ON Dining

The Michelin-starred ON Dining by Phillipe Orrico has festive season menus, including a six-course New Year’s Eve Dinner of fine French cuisine at HK$2488 per person, served with a glass of champagne.

29/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central


ON Dining


Head to this popular Central spot for a five-course New Year’s Eve dinner at HK$988 per head. Chef Angelo Vecchio is offering a menu with decadent ingredients such as lobster, wagyu sirloin and truffle.

7/F California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Central




Keep the party going on New Year’s Day by heading to MEATS, which will be serving a brunch for HK$248 per person, to cap off its festive offerings. The menu includes a selection of starts to share, followed by a choice of a main, with sides of fries, and dessert. A drinks package is available for HK$180, and there’s also a kids’ menu for HK$78.

G/F, 28-30, Staunton Street, Central


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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.