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Christmas Dining 2018: Where To Eat Out This Festive Season

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Looking for the best Christmas dinner in town? We’ve got traditional spreads, hotel offers and more!

With turkey, Christmas pudding, mulled wine and more waiting for us on the 25th, there is no better time for us to eat, drink and be merry! Hong Kong has no shortage of delicious deals, so we’ve rounded up our favourite restaurants offering decadent festive menus this year. After all, it’s not Christmas until you feel as stuffed as your turkey. Forget slaving away in the kitchen this year and book your family and friends in for the full package. From traditional turkey dinners and fancy hotel buffets to something a little different, here are our top picks for eating out this Christmas.

Read more: Christmas 2018: Holiday Fairs And Christmas Markets In Hong Kong

The Hotels
Something Different

FeaturedFeatured - Popinjays, The Murray, Christmas

Popinjays at The Murray
Ring in the holidays at Popinjays with its exclusive Christmas culinary offerings! Chef Didier Quennouelle has prepared a six-course Christmas Eve set dinner for $2,280, with pan seared foie gras and a poached Brittany lobster, and a five-course Christmas Day set dinner for $1,680 with a glass of mulled wine, featuring oysters from Cancale. If you’re looking for some boozy adults-only time, head to the rooftop restaurant on Tuesday, December 25 for the First Brunch of the Year – we recommend opting in for two hours of unlimited champagne at an additional $700. Make a reservation soon and be sure to pre-pay at least seven days in advance!

When: Christmas Eve – Monday, 24 December, Dinner from 6pm to 8:15pm, and 8:30pm to 10:30pm; Christmas Day – Tuesday, 25 December, Brunch from 11:30am to 1:15pm and 1:15pm to 3:30pm, Dinner from 6pm to 8:15pm and 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Where: Popinjays, 26/F, The Murray, Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central
How much: Christmas Eve – Dinner $2,280; Christmas Day – Brunch $1,280 (+$700 for two hours of unlimited champagne), Dinner $1,680 (with a glass of mulled wine)
Contact: 3141 8810, [email protected]

Featured Moi Moi Christmas Dining

Moi Moi
If you’re looking for something a little different this holiday season, celebrate at Moi Moi with an exquisite Vietnamese feast. No matter the size of your group Moi Moi has carefully curated its signature dishes, such as the raw wagyu beef pho and stir-fried giant river prawns in buttery honey sauce, for a range of set menus that promise a delicious and non-traditional meal full of exotic flavour. Parents will be thrilled with the savings here as two kids (ages 3-11) can eat for free per paying adult for the Semi Buffet. Choose from either the Christmas Lunch Menu, Christmas Semi Buffet, or pick from one of its set Christmas menus designed for either six, eight or 12 people.

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When: Tuesday, 25 December, Wednesday, 26 December, Saturday, 29 December, Sunday, 30 December, Tuesday, 1 January; Lunch, 11:30am – 2:30pm, Dinner, 6pm – 9pm
Where: Moi Moi, G/F, Nexxus Building, 77 Des Voeux Road, Central
How much: Lunch Tasting Menu – $338 (+ 10%, minimum of two people); Christmas Menu – 6 people $2,228 (+10%), 8 people $3,338 (+10%), 12 people $5,628 (+10%), Christmas Semi Buffet: $308 + 10% service charge (2 kids aged 3-11 can eat free with each paying adult), Free Flow Package available for an additional $148 (alcohol and soft drinks), Unlimited Fresh Lime Soda for an additional $28
Contact: 2808 1086, [email protected],


Blue • Butcher and Meat Specialist Classic Christmas

Blue • Butcher and Meat Specialist
Blue • Butcher and Meat Specialist is offering its signature cornbread for starters on this year’s Christmas menu, followed by a semi-deboned free range Hunter Valley turkey complete with homemade stuffing, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce. Dessert is a toffee pumpkin pie.

When: Monday, 26 November to Tuesday, 25 December
Where: Blue • Butcher and Meat Specialist, G/F, 108 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Dine in $650 per person (minimum of 4 people). All turkeys must be ordered 48 hours in advance. Only limited portions are served each day.
Contact: 2613 9286, [email protected]

Aberdeen Street Social
Aberdeen Street Social will be doing two seatings for its traditional Christmas dinner, offering a five-course set menu of holiday favourites including a Loch Duart salmon and a Barbary duck and confit leg main. Don’t forget to save room for the 70% chocolate yule log and mini mince pies. You can view the menu here. Bookings can be made online or by phone.

When: Monday, 24 December to Wednesday, 26 December, 6:30pm or 8:30pm
Where: Aberdeen Street Social, G/F, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $750 per person; wine pairing $350 per person
Contact: 2866 0300, [email protected]

Commissary in Pacific Place is offering a buffet menu with over 20 dishes on Christmas Eve, including pork shoulder and brussels sprouts with bacon. On Christmas Day, a sharing menu of 10 dishes will be available. This includes roast turkey and trimmings, alongside other less traditional dishes such as soft shell crab tacos.

When: Monday, 24 December and Tuesday, 25 December
Where: Commissary, Level 4, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong
How much: Christmas Eve  – $400 per person, Christmas Dinner  – $450 per person; Free Flow Package – $200 per person for two hours. Choose from the  6pm to 8pm, or 8.30pm to 10.30pm sitting.
Contact: 2602 0707

The Envoy
The Envoy’s three-course set menu (which includes a glass of champagne) offers a choice of three starters and three mains. The starters include butternut squash soup and beetroot and goats cheese quinoa, while mains include slow-cooked turkey roulade and Boston lobster. Dessert is a traditional Christmas pudding.

When: Sunday, 23 December to Tuesday, 25 December
Where: The Envoy, 3/F, The Pottinger, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central
How much: $600 per person
Contact: 2169 3311, [email protected]

Limewood Classic Christmas Dining

Limewood is adding an achiote marinade to this year’s traditional turkey for extra flavour. It will be accompanied by stuffing, gravy and fried potatoes, seasoned with coriander and lime aioli. The menu also features a cornbread starter and a sweet potato rum pie with cinnamon rum ice cream for dessert.

When: Monday, 26 November to Tuesday, 25 December
Where: Limewood, The Pulse 28 Beach Road, Shop 103/104, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Dine in $650 per person (minimum of 4 people). All turkeys must be ordered 48 hours in advance. Only limited portions are served each day.
Contact: 2866 8668, [email protected]

The Globe
The Globe isn’t straying far from tradition this Christmas Day. The restaurant will serve diners an amuse bouche ahead of starters, which include salmon and game broth. Main courses include turkey with all the trimmings, but there are also fish, meat and vegetarian options. There’s a choice of Christmas pudding, a cheese plate or sticky toffee pudding for dessert.

When: Tuesday, 25 December
Where: The Globe, Garley Building, 45-53 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Christmas Day menu, $650 per person (including Christmas crackers).
Contact: 2543 1941, [email protected]

MEATS’ five-course tasting menu begins with several small plates, including chicken liver pate and octopus. Sharing plates of roast turkey, suckling pig and roasted rib eye follow, before the meal finishes with a chocolate fondant dessert, caramel ice cream and popcorn.

When: Monday, 24 December and Tuesday, 25 December
Where: MEATS, G/F, 28 – 30 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Christmas tasting menu – $480 per person from 5pm to 11pm; Free-flow package – $220 per person from 9pm to 12pm
Contact: 2711 1812, [email protected]

Porterhouse Steakhouse
You can’t go hungry at Porterhouse. Its six-course menu kicks off with burrata and melon and has a choice of four main courses, including turkey roulade and prime beef ribeye. Pan fried foie gras and wagyu beef tartare also feature. An apple tarte tatin and petits four provide the finishing touches.

When: Monday, 24 December and Tuesday, 25 December
Where: Porterhouse, 7/F California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
How much: $888 per person; wine pairing $388
Contact: 2522 6366, [email protected]

The Hotels

Kerry Hotel Christmas Dining Out

The Kerry Hotel
Prepare yourself for falling snowflakes and a winter wonderland with the Kerry Hotel Hong Kong! From your favourite Christmas delicacies to a Mulled Wine Negroni, you will not be disappointed by Big Bay Cafe’s buffet and Red Sugar’s Christmas cocktail menu. If you want to put a twist to your classic Christmas turkey, you might want to check out Hong Tong’s family-friendly Christmas Set Menu. To enjoy a 10% early bird discount, prepay before 3 December for your bookings for the 24, 25 and 31 December.

When: Saturday, 1 December 2018 to Wednesday, 2 January 2019
Where: Kerry Hotel Hong Kong, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Christmas Eve/Day Lunch  – $419-598, Dinner  – $636 – 908 (from 5:30pm to 8pm), $622-888 (from 8:30pm to 10:30pm)
Contact: 2252 5320, [email protected]

Intercontinental Hong Kong
It’s never too early to start planning your holiday feast! If you’re looking for a Christmas-exclusive menu, THE STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill will definitely satisfy your festive palette. With a breathtaking panorama of the Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island, the Lobby Lounge is also a great choice for those opting for a Christmas cocktail. Early Bird Offers are available for large parties, so book your table before November 29 and celebrate with family and friends!

When: Saturday, 1 December to Monday, 31 December
Where: InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Lunch, Sunday Brunch and Dinner – 20-25% off (Not applicable for December 24-26, 2018); Brunch (December 26) – 20% off; Dinner Buffet (December 26) – 20% off.
Contact: Bookings must be made by 29 November by calling 2313 2323.

Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui
Indulge in exquisite festive cuisines at Hyatt Regency Hong Kong with family and friends. With a wide variety of offerings, the fine dining experience at Hugo’s is perfect for Christmas date nights, while the Chin Chin bar is great for a Christmas evening with the girls. If you’re planning for a Christmas staycation at the hotel and prefer to dine in the comforts of your bed, room service is also available throughout Christmas.

When: Monday, 24 December 2018 to Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Where: Café at Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: Hugo’s Christmas Eve, 6-course set dinner $1,980; Christmas Day, Brunch $698-$998, Dinner $698-$998; The Chinese Restaurant – Christmas Dim Sum Set Menu $169-$388, Gourmet Set Dinner $3,990 (four persons), $6,380 (six persons), $7,380 (eight persons); Cafe – Christmas Eve Lunch $269 – $538, Dinner $464 – $928; Christmas Day Lunch $344 – $488, Dinner $464- $928; Boxing Day Lunch $254 – $508, Afternoon tea $164 – $328, Dinner$399 – $798.
Contact: 3721 7733 (Hugo’s), 3721 7788 (The Chinese Restaurant), 3721 7700 (Cafe), [email protected]

Christmas Special Langham Hong Kong Hotel

The Langham Hong Kong
In the true spirit of this festive season, it’s also important to give back and show some love to our community. In partnership with the Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association, alongside its delicious dining options, The Langham will be hosting a charity sale from 22 to 25 December. In support of services for elderly and lower income family, 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Association. Book now for live singing, mince pies, Santa visits, and more!

When: Monday, 24 December to Tuesday, 1 January
Where: The Langham Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: The Food Gallery Christmas Lunch $418 – 628, Dinner $608 – 898; Bostonian Seafood & Grill – Christmas Eve Lunch $388, Dinner $648 – $1,288; Christmas Day Lunch $208 – $888, Dinner $648 – 1,288; Boxing Day Lunch $189 – $888, Dinner a la carte; Main St. Deli – Christmas and New Year’s Eve Set Lunch $368, Christmas Set Dinner $458, New Year’s Eve Set Dinner $488
Contact: 2132 7898, [email protected]

Mandarin Oriental
Mandarin Oriental is bringing back its long-standing tradition of freshly roasted chestnuts, warm mulled wine, and homemade mince pies this Christmas! If you’re planning a five-star dinner buffet with the family, Clipper Lounge is a long-established favourite with Hong Kong locals. With a range of organic, vegetarian-friendly options, Café Causette is perfect for celebrating big groups with different dietary needs. For a truly lavish Christmas dining experience, be sure to book a table at Pierre. This stunning two-Michelin starred restaurant offers classic dishes with a creative twist that are truly worth the visit.

When: Throughout December
Where: Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong
How much: Clipper Lounge – Christmas Eve Lunch Buffet $348-568, Dinner Buffet $528-1,288; Christmas Day Brunch Buffet $528-1,288, Dinner Buffet $528-1,288; Café Causette – Christmas Eve Set Lunch $428-498, Dinner $528-988; Christmas Day Set Lunch $428-498, Dinner $528-988; Mandarin grill + bar – Christmas Eve Dinner $2,988-3,988; Christmas Day Roast $528-2,588, Dinner $1,688-2,988; Pierre – Christmas Eve Dinner $2,988-3,988; Christmas Day Lunch $528-2,188, Dinner $3,288
Contact:  Mandarin Grill and Bar 2825 4004; Café Causette 2825 4005; Clipper Lounge 2825 4007; Pierre 2825 4001

Regal Hong Kong Hotel
Celebrate the festival with a luxurious feast with friends and family at The Regal! Apart from Pan-seared Wagyu Beef Cubes and other delicious dishes, The Regal also offers Christmas-exclusive events like choir performances and Santa Claus visits.

When: Monday, 24 December 2018 to Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Where: The Regal Hong Kong Hotel, 88 Yee Wo St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Café Rivoli – Christmas Lunch Buffet – $248 to $528 per person; Dinner Buffet – $378 to $728 per person
Contact: 2837 1772

Something Different

BEDU Non-Traditional Christmas Flat Lay

Enjoy a unique holiday meal with Middle Eastern flavours in this Bedouin-inspired restaurant. Carefully designed for a perfect balance of festivity and an exotic flair, BEDU’s Festive Chef’s Menu is ideal for those opting for something different this year. Gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly options are available and can be adjusted to suit dietary requirements. BEDU is serving up a treasured Lebanese family recipe, which was taught to Chef Corey over 12 years ago by his mentor in Australia. Before you even realise it, you’ll be digging into the tender slow baked salmon walnut tarator for another bite. Don’t forget – if you’re interested in this menu, you’ll need to pre-order 48 hours in advance!

When: Tuesday, 20 November to Monday, 31 December
Where: 40 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Chef’s menu $420 per person
Contact: 2320 4450, [email protected], or fill out the enquiry form here

With colourful interiors and fun atmosphere, Chaiwala is an ideal place to celebrate a not-so-typical Christmas. For dinner, begin with the delectable Aloo Tikki Chaat (vegetarian-friendly!), enjoy the tender Tandoori Lamb Chops, and finish off with a selection of desserts to be shared with friends and family!

When:  Monday, 24 December and Tuesday, 25 December
Where: Basement 43, 55 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Christmas Tasting Menu $480 (first sitting), $580 (second sitting); Additional Free Flow Package $240
Contact: 2362 8988, [email protected], book online here

Madame Ching
Anchored on Star Street, Madame Ching offers classic Chinese cuisine with an innovative spin. Influenced by the exotic travels and adventurous spirit of the restaurant’s namesake, its special Christmas Tasting Menu is perfect for families looking for a creative Christmas evening. From juicy roast ducks to Yakult ice cream, there is definitely something for everyone. If you’re feeling boozy, you can also purchase the additional Free Flow Package at $180!

When:  Monday, 24 December and Tuesday, 25 December
Where: G/F, 5 Star Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Christmas Tasting Menu $480; Additional Free Flow Package $180
Contact: 2577 7227, [email protected], or make your reservation here

Uma Nota Chef's Menu

Uma Nota
Whether you’re organising cosy family festivities with your loved ones, or a grand Christmas dinner with the girls, Uma Nota is here to offer a unique Christmas experience with ingredients and culinary techniques from around the globe. Using Japanese ingredients and keeping Brazilian street food in mind, Uma Nota will be offering a Festive Chef’s menu as well as a Christmas brunch (which is only available on 25th and 26th December). The menu features beef short ribs wrapped in banana leaves and a new recipe of Salteado de lulas — a fragrant blend of squid, green tomato sauce, fresh cherry tomato, red onion, and coriander. The brunch includes six options from the menu (vegetarian ceviche and beef skewers, yes please!), plus a shared main.

When: Festive Chef’s Menu –  throughout November and December (for groups of 7 or more); Christmas brunch $460 –Tuesday, 25 and Wednesday, 26 December (a free-flow option which includes prosecco, draught beer and Caipirinha fresca is also available)
Where: Uma Nota, 38 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Festive Chef’s Menu ($450); Christmas brunch ($460)
Contact: 2889 7576 or fill out the enquiry form here

With an expansive bar, open kitchen and private dining room, TokyoLima combines dining and style for an immersive experience. This Christmas, TokyoLima is offering its Nikkei cuisine tasting menu, featuring delicious small plates, hot plates, refreshing salads and of course, dessert. In addition to its festive eats, you can also enjoy a free flow of beverages with an additional $240.

When: Monday, 24 December and Tuesday, 25 December
Where: G/F, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Christmas Tasting Menu $480 (first sitting), $580 (second sitting); Additional Free Flow Package $240
Contact: 2811 1152, [email protected], or book online here

208 Duecento Otto
‘Tis the season to indulge in a feast with family and friends! If you’re looking for Christmas dining options, 208 Duecento Otto will not disappoint. For brunch, 208 Duecento offers a shared spread of savoury dishes, vegetarian menu available upon request. Imagine tasting the tender berg tongue with salsa verde while sipping on your Prosecco (two hours of free flow alcohol for an additional $200!) — sounds like a good way to spend Christmas? Make your booking now online, by phone or in-restaurant!

When:  Monday, 24 & Tuesday, 25 December
Where: 208 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong
How much: Christmas set menu $588
Contact: 2549 0208, [email protected], or fill up the enquiry form here

ON Dining by Philippe Orrico

ON Dining by Philippe Orrico
ON Dining is offering a four-course menu which includes caviar with king crab and lobster jelly, poached organic eggs with wild mushroom and white truffle, and a fallow deer tenderloin with cep risotto. Or if you go for the six-course menu, you can also enjoy roasted langoustine and foie gras ravioli.

When: Sunday, 23 December to Tuesday, 25 December
Where: ON Dining by Philippe Orrico, 29/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central
How much: $1,288 per person for 4 courses or $1,688 per person for 6 courses
Contact: 2174 8100,  [email protected]

A special thanks to Lydia Ching and Sakina Abidi for helping curate and write this article. 

Featured Image courtesy of Getty, Image #1 courtesy of The Murray Hong Kong, Image #2 courtesy of ZS Hospitality GroupImage #3 courtesy of Maximal Concepts Image #4 courtesy of Maximal Concepts, Image #5 courtesy of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Image #6 courtesy of The Langham, Image #7 courtesy of GHC Asia, Image #8 courtesy of GHC Asia, Image #9 courtesy of Forks & Spoons

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