Keen to cook or order in this Christmas?
There’s nothing quite like a cosy Christmas at your own place. Your apartment is decked out, cards stand proudly on the windowsill, and the presents are unwrapped. All that’s left to do is eat! Once that last advent calendar pocket has been popped open, we’ll be more than ready for the fragrance of roast turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and stuffing to fill the kitchen. If you’re not planning on dining out this year, there are plenty of Christmas menu options in Hong Kong. Whether you’re keen to roast your own or order in, we’ve rounded up all of the best places to get the job done. Because let’s be honest, we can all use a helping hand when it comes to planning a festive feast!
Ham & Sherry
If spending a boozy Christmas at home sounds like your ideal plan, check out Ham & Sherry’s Christmas order-in menu to host the best stand up cocktail reception. From Ibérico pork & chorizo mini burgers to Goat’s cheese tarts, these canapes will keep your guests coming back for another plate. Delivery is only a call away! Minimum effort with maximum praise? Sign us up!
When: Orders must be placed five days in advance until December 20; Pick up available until Christmas Eve.
Where: Ham & Sherry, 1 – 7 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Festive Canapes range from $300 – $400 per person
Contact: 2555 0628, [email protected]
Aberdeen Street Social
Aberdeen Street Social is bringing Christmas to your doorsteps. Serving modern British cuisine with a playful touch, its new Head Chef, Keith Hooker, is ready to help you host your very own festive soiree at home. Treat you and your loved ones to the signature Norfolk Bronze Turkey at home this year – deboned, rolled, and stuffed with breast and leg meat, and chestnut and apricot stuffing. Looking for a feast? Order the entire package and enjoy pigs in blankets, cranberry chutney, and gravy!
When: Orders must be placed 48 hours in advance until December 20, with pick up available until Christmas Eve; Delivery is available Monday to Friday, between 3-6pm to Hong Kong Island locations only
Where: Aberdeen Street Social, Ground Floor, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong,
How much: Minimum order for delivery is $1000 with a delivery fee of $250; Norfolk Bronze Turkey Joint Package $2,125, Mini mince pies (box of six) for an additional $88
Contact: 2866 0300, you can order online here
HABITŪ has an extensive Christmas catering menu full of classic and non-traditional eats. You can order anything from light bites for drinks parties (think finger sandwiches, tartines and sausage rolls) all the way up to a 5kg American ranch-raised roast turkey served with rosemary gravy and strawberry rose chutney. Check out the festive catalogue here – the King of Cocoa Cake has caught our eye!
When: Order three working days in advance, before 3pm
How much: 5kg Turkey for $980, HABITŪ Christmas Set (up to 10 people) for $2588 – more options and details here; delivery fees vary by location (about $80 – $250)
Contact: email your order with delivery details directly to [email protected] or place an order online at www.habitu.com.hk/cateringevents
Enjoy an eco-conscious Christmas with an indulgent, yet responsible, festive feast from Hong Kong’s greenest caterer, Invisible Kitchen. Savour a classic spread that has been carefully sourced with the finest, sustainable ingredients, without compromising taste, flavour or principles! The Christmas Dinner Hamper features a roast British turkey with stuffing, duck-fat roasted potatoes, Brussel sprouts cooked with bacon, shallots and chestnuts, hand-delivered to your door! Check out the rest of the Christmas catering options here.
Whether you’re hosting a party with the girls or organising an office party with your colleagues, Jamie Italian’s got you covered. Having a small get together? Order the 5kg roasted free-range turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce for $888. If you’re feasting with family and friend, choose between two catering packages: both offer a roasted turkey, trimmings, and dessert, and the larger package (serving up to 10 people for $1,888) features an additional seven-layer short-rib lasagne and a festive dessert plank.
When: Delivery is available from Sunday, 1 December to Monday, 31 December; orders must be placed at least five working days in advance.
How much: 5kg Turkey for $888; Turkey, Trimmings, Tiramisu (serves five to seven people) for $1,288; Turkey, Trimmings, Lasagne, Dessert Plank (serves up to 10 people) for $1,288
Contact: 3958 2222 (Causeway Bay), 3758 3333 (Tsim Sha Tsui)
Main St. Deli at The Langham
The Langham Hotel’s Main St. Deli offers several different takeaway options depending on how many mouths you have to feed. Its classic turkey-to-go comes with a sage, giblet, bacon and cornbread stuffing, as well as mashed potato, vegetables and (of course) the obligatory gravy and cranberry sauce. Choose between a 6kg or 9-10kg turkey and festive eats and get the meat pre-sliced so there’s no excuse for messy carving. You can find the order form here.
When: Available until Monday, 31 December; orders must be received at least 48 hours before the specified collection date
Where: Main St. Deli, The Langham Hong Kong – Lower Lobby Level, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: Turkey-to-go $2138 for 6-10 people, $3588 for 16-20 people; sides and servings available at an additional charge
Contact: 2132 7898, [email protected]
KONG at Bread & Beast
Bread & Beast is one of our favourite places for grilled cheese, so we’re excited to see its recently launched night-time concept KONG. The cocktail bar and restaurant’s Christmas dining in specials include two set catering menus and a la carte options, featuring delectable eats such as truffle scallion bing, turkey with giblet Shao xing dripping gravy, Peking duck a la cranberry, and a classic apple pie or bourbon pecan pie for dessert. Gather your loved ones – the set menus are for a minimum of 10 guests!
When: Catering menu available throughout December
Where: KONG at Bread & Beast, G/F, 3 Swatow Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
How much: Jolly Beast Set Menu $480 pp, Festive Beast Set Menu $580 pp, A la carte options range from $88 to $2800; Minimum order of 10 persons
Contact: 2237 1868, [email protected]
The Mandarin Oriental’s cake shop is a bit of a Hong Kong institution and its sweet treats never disappoint, but it’s also a good choice for hassle-free Christmas takeaway. Not only do they offer roast turkey, but honey glazed ham is also an option ($3088). Needless to say, you’ll probably have trouble deciding on dessert, with everything from classic mince pies, to a chocolate carousel, or even a ginger spice cinnamon apple roll on the menu.
When: Orders must be placed before Tuesday, 18 December for delivery until Wednesday, 26 December while stocks last
Where: The Mandarin Cake Shop, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: 7kg roast turkey for $2888, 10kg roast turkey for $3488
Contact: 2825 4008, [email protected]
The Murray was a new addition to the hotel scene in Hong Kong this year, so we’re excited to see it’s joined the ranks of those offering a takeaway Christmas dinner. Its turkey comes with a choice of side dishes, and you can choose to add on a 2lb yule log or apple pie to satisfy those with a sweet tooth.
When: Orders accepted from Monday, 26 November; Takeaway treats to be collected from Saturday, 22 December to Wednesday, 26 December from 11am to 7pm.
Where: The Murray, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Medium turkey (up to 10 people with a choice of three sides) for $1488, large turkey (up to 14 people with a choice of five sides) for $2388
Contact: 3141 8810, [email protected]
208 Duecento Otto
Ring in the holidays with an Italian Christmas from 208 Duecento Otto! Perfect for groups, you can now enjoy rolled roast porchetta with caramelised apple puree and the restaurant’s popular prosecco potatoes at home (comfortably serving up to 10 people for $2,500). If you have a sweet tooth, indulge in the decadent liqueur-laden fruitiness of a Christmas Zuppa Inglese ($200, serves up to 10 people), or the Christmas-exclusive Panettone Pudding ($350, serves up to eight people).
When: Orders must be placed five days in advance and before December 20, with pick up available until Christmas Eve
Where: 208 Duecento Otto, 208 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Prices range from $200 to $2,500
Contact: 2549 0208
Make Your Own
Bones & Blades
Prepare your Christmas feast with a butcher that celebrates sustainable farming and farmer’s ethics! With a selection of premium quality meats and a heart to change the world, Bones & Blades is a quick solution (literally, the turkey cooks within two hours!) to your Christmas dinner. This year, Bones & Blades is offering the Kelly Bronze Turkey, also known as the Rolls Royce of turkeys. If you’re interested in a sumptuous Christmas dinner in your own dining room, head to the store and place your order now!
When: Pre-order your bird from now to November in-store, open 9am – 9pm
Where: Bones & Blades, 1 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: 5kg turkey for $1,299 (a deposit of $600 is required upon placing your order).
Contact: 2540 0052, [email protected]
Feather & Bone
Fancy a DIY Christmas feast with family and friends? If you’re building your own Christmas menu, Feather & Bone’s offers top-quality meats from Australia and is perfect for a cosy get-together. Vegetables, seafood and daily groceries are also available online, so check it out and complete your classic roast turkey with some mouth-watering balsamic brussel sprouts.
When: All orders must be placed one week in advance. Some products are for pick up from 20 – 26 December in-store only.
Where: Feather & Bone, various locations across Hong Kong
How much: 4-5kg turkey for $440-900
Contact: 2325 8570
From chilled meat to award-winning wines, Pacific Gourmet is a believer in “the pleasure of dining well at home”, and offers a one-stop solution to your Christmas dinner. Want a hassle-free Christmas dinner? If you have the freezer space and not the time, Pacific Gourmet offers a range of frozen whole turkey catered to parties of different sizes. The turkey will come with a self-basting marinade, saving you even less time to cook and more time celebrating!
A special thanks to Lydia Ching, Caroline Jones and Sakina Abidi for helping to curate and write this article.