Good news for couples: Valentine’s Day dining is back in full force this year! Whether you’re looking for romantic restaurants in Hong Kong for fine dining with a view or a more casual restaurant experience, here are some dining ideas for Valentine’s Day this year.
Spoil your loved one at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental
The season of love has arrived, and The Landmark Mandarin Oriental is serving up a selection of dining and pampering for lovebirds. If you’re looking for a date idea in the heart of the city, check out their French fine dining offerings at Amber, sweet treats at MO Bar and American feasts at PDT (Please Don’t Tell). Or, for a classic and romantic date, book an intimate candlelit dinner with champagne at SOMM restaurant. The Valentine’s Day menu will take you and your sweetheart on a culinary journey over four ($1688) or six courses ($2088.) Start with the scampi tartare and caviar, before trying octopus with Sichuan pepper and the menu highlight of grilled wagyu and creamy potato mousseline.
Before or after your special celebration, you can also indulge in a luxurious retreat at The Oriental Spa. Unwind with massages, facials and a private jacuzzi as part of the extravagant Valentine’s Day Memories experience ($10,960 per couple).
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental | 2132 0188
A Valentine’s Day feast at Morton’s the Steakhouse
Set the mood with a tempting Valentine’s Day Feast at Morton’s restaurant. Couples can enjoy a romantic three-course dinner for $1,388 with some new sophisticated additions, available from 10 to 14 February. There’s crab cake with truffle, fresh salads and 5J Iberico ham to start; then comes a choice of three steak entrees (as they say, the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach…), including American wagyu fillet mignon and centre-cut prime ribeye.
Alternatively, enjoy an oceanic treat such as Maine lobster for an extra $150 ( advanced reservation required) or a sumptuous ora king salmon with caviar and white wine butter sauce. End your date on a sweet note and order the dessert platter for two. It features a heart-shaped New York style cheesecake, golden topped crème brûlée, chocolate dipped strawberries and a rich chocolate mousse cup.
Morton’s the Steakhouse | 2732 2343
Love is in the air at Skye Bar Park Lane
Set the mood with a specially handcrafted cocktail at Skye Bar and dinner for two. Start with The Love Code ($120), a Valentine’s Day cocktail infused with mugi shochu, matcha, cream, cocoa and popcorn foam. Or, if that’s not your chosen love potion, browse the selection of handcrafted cocktails. Share royal caviar and poached sea bass with mariniere sauce before the main course – a veal rack with black truffle mashed potato.
Wrap up your date with Li Chu 63 percent chocolate mousse raspberry chocolate sorbet, the finale of this curated Valentine’s Dinner for two, which is priced at $1,960.
Skye Bar | 2839 3327
Let Your Heart Flutter at The Butterfly Room
Well known for its glamorous afternoon teas, The Butterfly Room is spicing things up this year with a romantic four-course Valentine’s Day dinner priced at $1,588 per person. Highlights on the menu include duck foie gras terrine, Jerusalem artichoke soup with black truffle, tender seared beef tenderloin, and Atlantic cod with caviar. The evening also includes a bubbling glass of Perrier-Jouët Champagne, with a pink Valentine’s-themed raspberry and hibiscus cake as a sweet and memorable conclusion to the night.
Love at first bite with Zuma
On 14 February, the most romantic night of the year, Zuma restaurant is celebrating Valentine’s Day in Hong Kong with a tasting menu of contemporary Japanese delicacies. Only available for one day, it includes thinly sliced sea bass with yuzu, lobster tempura, premium sashimi and Japanese wagyu. Elevate your romantic evening with oysters and caviar, always a Valentine’s Day favourite. And leave room for dessert so you can end the night on a sweet note with raspberry fondant with almond biscuit and lychee sorbet.
Or, tasting as sweet as it looks, order the heart-shaped chocolates with petals beautifully placed on the plate and a surprise dreamy pink hue. Before you go, have a cheeky lychee rose petal martini for $140 prepared by the Zuma bar team to cap the night off!
Zuma | 3657 6388
Round up your gal pals for Galentine’s Day at Victoria 22!
February is here, which can only mean one thing: Galentine’s Day! If you’ve never heard of it, on the 13th of February, you can leave your husbands and boyfriends at home and gather the girls in Causeway Bay for a celebration at Victoria 22. From 8pm till late, expect a fun boozy night with prosecco pong, rom-com movies, boozy drinks and more. There’s even a pinata you so you can get your whack on and win some great prizes!
It’s all about celebrating the gals who have been with you through every up and down, heartbreak and important and mundane moment in your life. Pre-order tickets for $380 per person or buy at the door for $420.
Victoria 22 | 9683 4949 (WhatsApp)
CulinArt’s classic date with a romantic twist
This Valentine’s Day in Hong Kong, CulinArt restaurant is bringing a unique twist to its Western Kaiseki Set Menu. Before enjoying an exclusive five-course Valentine’s Day set menu ($2,588 per couple; optional wine pairing, $988 each) lovebirds can enjoy a complimentary edible rose workshop. Afterwards, relax over the exquisite food, starting with salty flavours of sea urchin, and rich Boston lobster ravioli. For mains, you can choose between broiled black cod with bouillabaisse ragout or, for beef lovers, juicy grilled wagyu striploin.
The dessert menu features rich flavours with lychee and raspberry mousse, rose chocolate crème brûlée cake and a signature dessert platter. For couples celebrating their love during the day instead, a four-course lunch set menu ($1,688 per couple) plus wine pairing ($688 per person) is also available. There are limited seats, so call to make a reservation.
CulinArt | 2884 2603
Picnics on the Peak
For a truly memorable date night – and something a bit different – book a Picnic on the Peak through Rajasthan Rifles. You and your loved one can spend the day or night alfresco enjoying a splendid outdoors “burra-khana” (feast!). Bask in the sun or watch the sunset with a two-person hamper featuring a selection of Anglo-Indian signatures ($800). Head to the website for more information on booking an intimate celebration for two in the scenic settings of Victoria Garden. Reservations can be made here.
Rajasthan Rifles | 2388 8874
Bring your queen to The Magistracy
For an experience steeped in history and romance, book a secluded balcony table for two at The Magistracy Dining Room in Hong Kong this Valentine’s Day! Serving up jewels of London’s gastronomy, the restaurant will have you feasting on oysters, caviar and lobster. Each dish pairs perfectly with a selection of wines by the glass, and after dinner you can expect an exclusive tour of The Magistracy Dining Room with digestifs in hand. The experience also includes arrival drinks in the botanical garden and a bouquet of flowers. Bookings are for a minimum of two for $5,000 per guest and can be made here.
The Magistracy | 2252 3177
Love at first sight (of the Fullerton!)
At this seaside destination love and luxury go hand in hand. The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel Hong Kong is offering lovebirds two extravagant room getaways and lavish romantic dining experiences for Valentine’s Day. The “Be My Valentine” package is available for stays between the 12 and 14 February, for $2,980 per night. Think ocean views, artisanal Fullerton chocolates, a dinner buffet at Lighthouse Café and breakfast in the morning. Upgrade your stay to the “Let’s Celebrate” package, available until 28 February (from $2,864 per room). The breakfast for two overlooks the ocean and the stay includes a complimentary tiramisu and a bottle of red wine for private in-room enjoyment. To book these getaway packages, visit the hotel website.
Keen for a lavish dining option? The six-course dinner at Giardino, the Fullerton’s oceanfront Italian restaurant in Hong Kong, is an absolute Valentine’s Day treat. Sit out in the expansive alfresco garden and enjoy stunning panoramic sea views, as staff serve up a delicious set menu featuring the likes of grilled veal tenderloin ($1,688 per couple). Meanwhile, Cantonese restaurant Jade has crafted two delicious menus featuring ingredients such as crab, lobster and truffle, with a bottle of champagne too. For an earlier and more relaxed celebration, Lighthouse Cafe is offering a Valentine’s Day lunch set menu and buffet, while Lighthouse Lounge has a range of limited-edition Valentine’s Day cocktails and mocktails. If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day gift idea, order the Fullerton’s heart-shaped cherry blossom mousse cake!
Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel | 2166 7408
The Cakery spoils your sweetheart’s sweet tooth
If you or your partner love sweet things, don’t miss The Cakery’s spread of Valentine’s Day treats. Their special chocolate box ($238) includes three decadent flavoured chocolates, from a creamy matcha white chocolate ganache, pistachio cream covered in dairy-free milk chocolate with crunchy pistachios to a sweet raspberry ganache topped with dark chocolate and dried rose petals.
For an extra special dessert, the Sweetheart Cake ($328) is dairy-free with fluffy vanilla sponge covered in monochromatic velvety strawberry-rose whip ganache. For a lighter bite, try the golden layered Strawberry Rose Mille Feuille for $288. Order quick because these guilt-free treats are only available until 19 February!
The Cakery | 6683 3833
Rendezvous at Room 3
If you’d like to spruce things up this Valentine’s Day, why not explore newly opened Room 3? Inspired by Tokyo’s iconic social scene, this contemporary gastrobar in Tsim Sha Tsui is like a modern-day speakeasy. The interior is an ode to traditional Japanese aesthetics with black pebble floors, bamboo forest motifs on the walls and subtle references to the samurai. And the menu offers an extensive list of innovative Japanese tapas and cocktails. We love the sound of the sea urchin fish balls, the freshly grilled yakitori and seasonal specials like white eel and Kagoshima wagyu sirloin.
Don’t miss trying one or two of the eight inventive signature cocktails, including The Fiction ($180) made with Japanese wine, champagne and plantation cordial, or the sour and sweet flavoured Hi Ball Imperial ($150.)
Room 3 | 6361 8505
Kiyoka will whisk you off your feet
Leave your Valentine’s Day in the hands of a pioneering pastry chef known for her precise technique and whimsical flair. Chef Asuka Matsubara is showcasing the union of Japanese and French cuisine in the perfect dessert for chocoholics this February. Spoil your love with Kiyoka’s new take on the chocolate lava tart! Infused with dark cherries, this limited-edition tart ($390, 12cm; $520, 15cm) brings rich flavours together in a sweet romantic gesture. With 67% Belgian dark chocolate, dark chocolate ganache, and Cointreau chocolate whipped cream, this is a dessert you’ll remember fondly as a couple for many Valentine’s Days to come. All products must be ordered with a three-day advance notice period; pre-order here.
Kiyoka | 5502 0228
Romance with a view at Hue
Set your hearts aflame with a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour at modern Australian restaurant Hue. The V-Day menu includes starters of razor clams with pickled strawberries, Iberico campo ham and onion assiette consommé with fresh tortellini. For mains, choose between four options including onion-crusted “limestone coast” wagyu flank steak served with ox cheek bon bon, Atlantic wild sea bass with Hokkaido scallop, tender Australian lamb rack or potato gnocchi with parmesan and truffle foam.
Save room for the iconic pavlova dessert with meringue and lemon balm or dark chocolate profiteroles. If you have more of a savoury palate, try their selection of cheese, grapes and crackers. The Valentine’s Day menu is available for dinner on Tuesday 14 February. Choose from three or four courses ($1,080/$1,160 per person).
Hue | 3500 5888
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