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22 places to celebrate New Year’s Eve

By: Melissa Stevens

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 2018, or you just want your last meal of 2017 to be spectacular, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

New Year's Eve party at Al Molo
Join the party at Al Molo on New Year’s Eve

Ring in the New Year with a view over Victoria Harbour at the Al Molo and BLT Steak combined New Year’s party. The event has the theme of ‘Carnivale Let’s Party’. There will be a buffet, free-flow drinks, international DJs and Latin rhythms for dancing. HK$888 per person or HK$1,288 for the gala buffet with open bar. diningconcepts.com

If you want to celebrate 2018 at BRICK LANE, it is offering a set menu until 1 January with appetisers including Santa’s Scotch egg, mains such as turkey breast or lobster tail linguine, and orange cheesecake in a jar for dessert. The dinner menu starts at HK$398 per set. bricklane.com.hk

TokyoLima will have a spectacular Peruvian-Japanese menu of sharing plates, mains and dessert platters on New Year’s Eve. Dinner bookings for 31 December, from 9pm, start from HK$680 per person. tokyolima.hk

Gough's on Gough has a special New Year's Eve menu
Gough’s on Gough has a special New Year’s Eve menu

Ring in the New Year at one of Hong Kong’s most exciting – and stylish – new restaurants. Gough’s on Gough is doing a New Year’s Eve menu with its celebrated modern British fare. They are offering an early seating with a six-course a la carte menu at HK$1488 per person, and late seating eight-course tasting menu for HK$1988 per person. Both menus are inclusive of a glass of Billecart Salmon Brut Reserve. goughsongough.com

Fans of Andalusian cuisine should head to OM Tapas to enjoy the flavours of southern Spain. Their special dining menu is HK$458, with the option of a pairing with three Spanish wines for HK$198. Available through until 1 January. oneminden.com.hk

Chef Judy Joo’s modern Korean offerings have created a buzz at JinJuu. The New Year’s Eve menu is HK$728 a head and includes a glass of welcome champagne, with kimchi arancini and the resto’s signature Korean baby fried chicken on the menu. jinjuu.com.hk

new year's eve: ALTO's spectacular interior is matched by the amazing exterior views!
ALTO’s spectacular interior is matched by the amazing exterior views!

Join the Black & Gold party at ALTO. Enjoy a four-course menu for HK$788 overlooking the harbour, before heading to the rooftop terrace to watch the fireworks. diningconcepts.com

Embrace the Tequila Sunrise theme at Brickhouse from 9pm–1am, where there will be free-flow beers, selected cocktails, and unlimited tacos until 11.30pm. Expect a fair amount of tequila in the mix! Priced at HK$580 per person with free-flow of Brickhouse margaritas, diablas, beer, and house spirits. brickhouse.com.hk

Duddell’s is offering a decadent New Year’s Eve dinner with dishes such as crispy suckling pig and baked whole lobster with cheese. Dinner is HK$1,888 per person. duddells.co

New Year's Eve: The interior design aimed to create a glam 1950s vibe
The interior design aimed to create a glam 1950s vibe

Head to SPIGA in Central for the Milano Masquerade gala New Year’s Eve dinner. Enjoy celebrated chef Enrico Bartolini’s fabulous Italian cuisine with a five-course dinner for HK$888 per person. Dinner will be followed by an all-night DJ Terrace party at adjoining Portico. diningconcepts.com

Fang Fang contemporary Asian restaurant will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Jazz Dinner on 31 December. The black-tie affair will have one seating from 9pm. For HK$2018 per couple, guests will enjoy a five-piece jazz band, a seven-course menu, one cocktail on arrival, and one glass of Louis Roederer per guest. The a la carte menu is available prior to 9pm. fangfang.com.hk

Zuma is hosting a Shogatsu Masquerade New Year’s party from 9.30pm–2am. DJ Lion will provide the tunes, while a sumptuous New Year’s Eve signature dinner buffet will be served in the dining area. A variety of packages with free-flow are available. zumarestaurant.com

New Year's Eve at Foxglove
Foxglove will host a Black and White Ball for New Year’s

Foxglove will have a ‘Midnight in Tokyo’ theme for NYE, with entertainment from old school jazz band band Bloodest Saxophone. There will be a five-course dinner for HK$1,488 (HK$1688 with free-flow) from 8pm. foxglovehk.com

Ophelia will be hosting the Erotic Exotic Masquerade Ball from 6pm to late. Tickets are HK$400 in advance, or HK$450 from 10pm to 1am.  diningconcepts.com

Choose from one of several packages with free-flow Veuve Clicquot and a selection of Gaucho signatures and Argentinian dishes. Menu highlights include ceviche, lamb shank and signature beef cuts with a homemade chimichurri sauce. HK$718 to $968. gauchorestaurants.com

New Year's Eve at Mrs Pound's
Find the hidden entry to party at Mrs Pound’s New Year’s party!

Come ring in the New Year with Mrs. Pound. They will have a Moulin Rouge theme, with Gigi Gubilee performing. The fun starts at 10pm, with free-flow for HK$450. mrspound.com

If you are southside, Limewood in Repulse Bay is putting on a New Year’s Eve Rhythm & Waves Party. There are two seatings, one from 6pm-8pm, and the next from 9pm-late. It is priced at HK$650. The first seating comes with a glass of complimentary Nicolas Feuillate Champagne and kids can choose one item from the kids menu for free. Guests can top up by HK$350 for a free-flow package in the second seating. limewood.hk

Blue Butcher & Meat Specialist is hosting Disco Grind with Madame Mincemeat. Guests can choose from two packages: an early dinner package from 6pm-8pm with set menu or a late dining package that goes through to the countdown. A free-flow option is available from 9pm-midnight, accompanied by a taste of Madame Mincemeat’s vivacious performance. There is also a vegetarian menu option. bluebutcher.com

New Year's Eve at The Optimist
The Optimist has a vintage 20th-century southern European vibe

Enjoy Spanish delights as you celebrate the end of 2017 at The Optimist. Menu highlights include Jamon Iberico de Bellota, oysters and Mediterranean whole seabass for HK $888 per person. Free-flow drinks packages of wine, prosecco, beer and spirits can be added on for HK$240 per person until midnight. theoptimist.hk

CE LA VI is hosting Shanghai: The Golden Era, as a tribute to Sir David Tang, with a dress code of Shanghai chic. Buy an Ultimate Experience ticket to access all three floors of CE LA VI, or opt for the Club Experience to party in the club lounge. Tickets for the club experience start at HK$300. hk.celavi.com

Voyage into 2018 at Le Grand Bleu New Year’s Eve Party at Fishteria. There will be an opulent feast of Cadoret oysters, La Maison Nordique caviar, Feyel foie gras, Fishteria’s signature lobster macaroni, salt baked sea bass, fish and black truffle feuilletes, and more seafood. Free-flow drinks packages are available and DJ Neo-B will be spinning on decks. Dress code is blue, gold and shimmering. pelago.events

Mini à la carte and specials menus will be available earlier in the evening at a Mob-themed party at DiVino Wine Bar & Restaurant with a minimum spend of HK$600 per person for food and beverage. After 9.30pm, a DJ kicks off. Free-flow drinks are available for HK$650 from 8pm until 1am. divinogroup.com

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