Haven’t planned your end of year celebrations yet? Have no fear – with just a few days to go, we’ve rounded up some stylish bars, clubs and restaurants that are still taking bookings. Happy holidays!
Linger over lunch at Lupa by Mario Batali
Line your tum’ with a slap-up meal at Lupa’s lunch buffet on Queen’s Road Central. Kick off with a hearty helping of Ricotta Gnocchi with Oxtail Ragu and Celery, followed by a slice or two of Salame Piccante pizza and a secondi of Crispy Calamari, house made Caper Mayonnaise and Pickled Chilli. Then get stuck into the desserts…
From $188 per person; diningconcepts.com/lupa
Stylish early-bird dinner at Café Gray Deluxe at JW Marriott Hotel
There are still spots available for the first seating of Café Gray Deluxe’s New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner from 6pm to 8.30pm, and we think it kinda romantic to head off with your partner (or close mates) for a few martinis and superb nosh before the night gets going. Chef Gray Kunz’s six-course bespoke celebration menu won’t disappoint, and features the likes of Pan-Seared Hokkaido Scallops and Black Truffle Vinaigarette, Beef Wellington en Croute and, for pud’, Warm Chocolate Tartlets.
$1,200 per person; cafegrayhk.com
Countdown dinner at Sevva
Chime in 2014 in style with a glass of Krug Grande Cuvée NV at Sevva’s New Year’s Eve Dinner. Watch guest magicians perform at this restaurant on the 25th floor of Prince’s Building in Central, while feasting on Wild Oscetra Caviar over an 8-course meal. We’re drooling at just the sound of Oven Dried Tomato, Crabmeat and Scallop Ravioli with King Prawn and Beurre Blanc sauce and 8-hour Slow Braised Wagyu Short Rib with Baked Carbonara Asparagus in Phyllo Pastry.
$3,880 per person; sevva.hk
Party it up at Armani / Privé
Join dancers, DJs and rappers at the ‘Alive not Dead’ Countdown Party at Chater House on 8 Connaught Road, Central, anytime from 10pm. Pick up advanced tickets from $600 (with two free drinks thrown in to get you started), or there are sofa packages for four peeps, with bottles of vodka and magnums of champagne if that’s more your style…
Tickets from $600; armaniprive-hk.com