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Sassy Mama’s Guide to New Year’s Eve… Ring in 2015 in Style!

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It’s hard to believe that we’re already thinking ahead to 2015 and making our New Year’s resolutions (and calculating which ones we’ll have broken!). If you’ve been too busy indulging in all the Christmas festivities to give 2015 a second thought, then keep reading to find out some of Hong Kong’s best options for ringing in the new year… 

We suggest having a mini countdown with the kiddos first (complete with crackers and festive hats!) before they head off to bed. Then, strap on your heels (or flats if you’re committed to dancing the night away this year) for a “grown-up” New Year’s Eve with the hubby and friends! If it’s been awhile since you’ve had a night out without the little ones, don’t worry, we’ve rounded up all of the the best places in Hong Kong to eat, dance and countdown! 3, 2, 1…

 

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Aberdeen Street Social
Ring in the New Year ‘British Style’, with an 8-course New Year’s Eve menu from Jason Atherton and a “Kings and Queens” Royal Countdown party afterwards at Aberdeen Street Social. There will be a prize for best dressed, so put on your finest pearls or royal attire and be a queen for the night! DJ Kid Gweilo will be blasting the tunes to get you in the mood to party…

When: New Year’s Eve, party starts at 9pm
Where: Aberdeen Street Social35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2866 0300
How much: $1,288 per person for the 8-course dinner, including party entry. If you just want to attend the party, there is no entry charge! More details here.

BellBrook
Celebrate the New Year with your family at BellBrook! The 4-course set menu includes foie gras, pork belly and loin or confit Tasmanian trout, and ice cream with summer berries for dessert! You and your hubby will receive a glass of bubbly on arrival, and you’ll love the Aussie Rock DJ in the background.
When: New Year’s Eve
Where: 2/F, 77 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2530 1600
How much: $598 / person

Bistecca

Bistecca Italian Steak House
You may want want to go straight to dessert at this restaurant! But before you indulge in a warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce, you’ve got to try the delicious spinach and artichoke gratin with grilled ciabatta (yes please!), and make a hard choice between lobster, lamb or beef. This New Year’s selection is sure to satisfy your belly, and the sweet tunes from live guest performer Gloria are sure to entertain.

When: New Year’s Eve
Where: Bistecca Italian Steak House, 2/F, Grand Progress Building, 15-16 Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong, 2525 1308
How much: $888 per person.

Boqueria
For a Spanish meal and great entertainment, head to Boqueria for a ‘FIESTA DE AÑO NUEVO’! This is the place to be if you’re looking for a lively, energetic atmosphere to ring in the New Year. Watch flamenco dancers while you enjoy free-flow cava and sangria, munch from their roaming tapas carts and indulge in their signature Boqueria dishes such as lobster paella… sounds like a delicious fiesta to us!

When: New Year’s Eve starting at 9pm
Where: 7/F, LKF Tower, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $1,088 per person. Second seating only, 9pm onwards. More details here!

The Butchers Club
The Butchers Club are going all out this New Year’s Eve with a welcome cocktail, 4-course steak dinner, champagne at midnight, and free flow drinks on offer! This place knows how to party and serves up delicious dinners, so you know their Moulin Rouge meets Prohibition party will be pretty amazing!

When: New Year’s Eve at 8pm-3am
Where: 16/F, ED1TUS, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, 2884 0768
How much: $1,088 per person or dinner, welcome drink and champagne at midnight. Add on $888 per person for the drink packages, which includes six hours of free flow drinks. Tickets available here. More info here!

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Bread Street Kitchen & Bar
A very British New Year’s Eve party awaits at Gordon Ramsay’s first restaurant in Hong Kong, with the best of British Rock and an international DJ to start the celebration. Tuck into the best of British cuisine (we’re talking scallops carpaccio and roasted veal tenderloin) by eating early, or come after 8.30pm for a night of late partying.

When: New Year’s Eve
Where: Mezzanine floor, LKF Hotel, 33 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, 2230 1800
How much: $588 per person from 6.30-8.30pm, $788 for 8.30pm ’til late. More info here.

Carpaccio
The best bargain for New Year’s Eve is at Carpaccio, with a 5-course dinner menu for only $438 per person! With a welcome cocktail on arrival, Diver scallop carpaccio, homemade ravioli, codfish or rib eye steak and a yummy dessert platter, you’ll definitely be getting bang for your buck!

When: New Year’s Eve
Where: Capaccio, Shop 307, 3rd Floor, iSquare, 63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2328 5202
How much: $608 per person.

Catalunya
The tantalising menu at Catalunya is even more irresistible on New Year’s Eve, with special New Year’s dishes on offer from new chef, Pep Casas. The truffle dishes and dessert cart are to die for, and there will be food and drink stations in the bar and lounge area. All guests will receive a free glass of cava at midnight – cheers!

When: New Year’s Eve
Where: Catalunya, Guardian House, 32 Oi Kwan Road, Hong Kong, 2866 7900
How much: Varies. See more details here.

Divino Patio
For a beautiful outdoor evening in black-and-white (attire!), reserve a table at Divino Patio and feast on a 4-course meal. The dessert sounds delectable: lavender crème brulee and hazelnut ice cream… Hang out after dinner over a glass of wine and dance to classic tracks from the DJ. This is the traditional New Year’s Eve you’ve been looking for!

When: New Year’s Eve
Where: Divino Patio, 1/F, BRIM28, Causeway Bay Centre, 28 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2877 3552
How much: $608 per person.

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FoFo by el WillyFor an exquisite Spanish meal and flavours that will wow you, look no further than FoFo by el Willy! Choose between seven tantalising starters like baby chicken stuffed with manchego cheese and black truffle, and festive black truffle and lobster salad. Experience the true flavours of Spain with the Spanish Iberico pork with wild mushrooms and spinach, and finish off with the refreshing strawberry gazpacho infused with balsamic! See here for the full menu.

When: New Year’s Eve
Where: FoFo by el Willy, 20/F, M88, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2900 2009
How much: $888 per person.

Gaucho
For a night of fun, frivolity and fabulous food, put on your best black and white for the GALA dinner and Black and White Ball at Gaucho. Enjoy an Argentinean feast (yep, that means amazing steak!) as you groove to the incredible performance by Jazzman, Frank Bray. Get ready to party in style!

When: New Year’s Eve
Where: 5/F, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2386 8090
How much: $788 per person. Bookings available here and more info here!

Hong Kong Yachting
Enjoy the Harbour Dinner Cruise with Hong Kong Yachting for a New Year’s Eve you won’t forget. You’ll get the best view of the fireworks from the harbour, and it’ll be truly spectacular to have the city lights and water as the backdrop to your evening. To top off the amazing view, there will be a yummy buffet with chicken skewers, smoked salmon, paella, roasted beef and more onboard. And of course, there will be plenty of wine and bubbles for the countdown! This is the place to come for a truly unforgettable night.

When: New Year’s Eve at 9pm
Where: Pick up at Central Pier 10, 2526 0151
How much: $1,200 per person. See here for more details!

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Mama San
Party in true Indonesian style at Mama San, where Bali beats will be playing all night long. The ‘Party with Mama‘ night will include a scrumptious dinner of indulgent oysters at the raw bar, a pork belly sausage starter and grilled Jimbaran prawns with turmeric garlic butter. Great cuisine and awesome music from a top international DJ… sounds like a good time to us, mamas!

When: New Year’s Eve
Where: 1/F, 46 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $588 per person. More info here.

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Mott 32
Put on your finest ball gown to celebrate the end of the year at this black tie event! The 9-course banquet is followed by contemporary jazz from Ginger Kwan, fireworks over the Harbour, and dancing through the night. The best dressed will be chosen by the amazing Hong Kong designer Erbert Chong, and will receive a beautiful bottle of bubbly (Dom Perignon no less) to pop when the clock strikes midnight!

When: New Year’s Eve
Where: Mott 32, Standard Chartered Building, 4-4a Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2885 8688
How much: $988 per person before 7.30pm, $1,388 thereafter, including music and dance. Email [email protected] for tickets.

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NOM
For a delicious New Year’s Eve dinner with luxury dishes of sea urchin, crab, scallops or venison, NOM is the place to be (just check out the tasty menu here). At 10pm a live DJ will spin into the New Year, with late night munchies and and post-countdown drinks to follow.

When: New Year’s Eve
Where: 1/F, 1-5 Elgin Street, SoHo, Hong Kong
How much: $788 per person, $988 per person with free-flow drinks. Free-flow from 8pm-12pm.

RED Bar + Restaurant
One of our favourite rooftop bars is hosting a New Year’s Eve feast and countdown this year! Buy your ticket at Pure or RED for a 5-course meal that includes scallop and salmon tartare, French duck breast and five drinks – yep, FIVE drinks! At 11pm the dance floor comes alive and a live DJ will play into the New Year… this is sure to be a memorable celebration. See here for more details!

When: New Year’s Eve
Where: RED Bar + Restaurant, 4/F, IFC mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, 8129 8882
How much: Before 30 December – $450 per person (includes 5 standard drinks), $700 per person (includes 10 standard drinks). On the door – $500 per person (includes 5 standard drinks), $900 (includes 10 standard drinks). More info here!

Scirocco
Celebrate the end of the year with a special 3-course Mediterranean menu to delight your taste buds! Lobster Bisque and Lamb Saddle and Zampone… need we say more? And at such a reasonable price too! This is definitely a good option to consider if you’re looking for value for money.

When: New Year’s Eve
Where: Scirocco, 1/F, 10-12 Staunton St, Soho, Hong Kong, 2973 6605
How much: $498 per person including glass of Prosecco. More info here!

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SEPA
Here at Sassy Mama we love the fabulous Venetian-inspired decor and delicious drinks at SEPA, so we couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate! Feast on the yummy a la carte menu and enjoy a complimentary glass of Dom Perignon with the tasting menu. You won’t want to miss the 2-for-1 drink deal on cocktails and beers from 10pm until 1am either… get ready for a long night of fun!

When: New Year’s Eve
Where: SEPA, 61 Caine Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2521 9800
How much: Tasting menu for two people is $1,600. More info here!

Toro
Spice it up this New Year’s Eve with Latin live entertainment and the traditional 12 grapes at midnight at Toro! If you’re looking for a fun and colourful environment, this is the place to come. With tasty Latin dishes such as crusted sea scallops, snapper fish and a molten chocolate cake to finish, this is a safe bet for anyone looking for a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

When: New Year’s Eve
Where: Shop R008, Rooftop Garden, Civic Square, 3/F, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2696 9608
How much: $688 per person.

22 Ships
The restaurant’s infamous “no reservations” policy has been waived this New Year’s Eve! Reserve a table for you and your closest friends to try their festive menu, crafted just for this occasion! The 7-course menu will be followed by R&B and Hip Hop tunes into the New Year at sister resto, Ham & Sherry.

When: New Year’s Eve
Where: 22 Ship Street Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2555 0722
How much: $748 per person for dinner, including complimentary wine or cocktail, + $352 to join the countdown party at Ham & Sherry with free-flow drinks ’til 2am. $500 for party package (free flowing drinks) before 10 December, $600 at the door.

121BC
Start the night with some bubbles before you indulge in an 8-course menu of winter favourites. The restaurant is celebrating its first anniversary and has been featuring their most loved dishes throughout the month. Think homemade ricotta with eggplant and grilled sourdough, caramelised lamb ribs, and grilled octopus…  just a few of the mouthwatering courses you’ll get to sample at their special New Year’s Eve dinner!

When: New Year’s Eve, 7pm and 9.15pm
Where: 121BC, 42-44 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2395 0200
How much: $550 per person.

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Al Molo, BLT Steak, and Ristorante Italiano
These restaurants are celebrating the New Year in style with a party themed as “Hollywood, Be A Star For The Night”! There will be a glittering red carpet, indoor and outdoor dining and the best view of the waterfront Fireworks Spectacular. Choose from a fabulous buffet, grab drinks at the open bar and party the night away…

When: New Year’s Eve
Where: G/F, Ocean Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
How much: $888 per person for Gala Buffet, $1,288 for Gala Buffet & open bar, $488 for open bar only. See more info here.

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Wooloomooloo Prime
A classy evening out is probably well overdue, and what better night to treat yourself and your hubby to a nice dinner than New Year’s Eve? Choose between lobster and lamb rack, red snapper and pork loin, and more delicious dishes at Wooloomooloo Prime in Causeway Bay. After dinner you can stay and enjoy the view at the Countdown Party with a live band from 10pm onwards to boot… and if you buy dinner the party is included anyway! So enjoy your 2 complimentary drinks and get ready for an awesome view of the Victoria Harbour fireworks.

When: New Year’s Eve, party from 8.30pm onwards
Where: Wooloomooloo Prime, Level 27, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2771 3600
How much: $1,850 per person for a five-course dinner and party, $850 for party (includes two complimentary drinks and canapés at 1am). More info here!

 

 

PARTY

If you’re commited to going all out, mama, here are the hottest tickets in town:

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The Woods
Celebrate the New Year with an awesome open bar package for a great price at one of our favourite bars. For just $688 per person, you’ll have an open bar and access to some of their famous cocktails (in adorable miniature serving sizes!) in addition to scrumptious canapés throughout the evening. This gold-themed party is the place to be if you want a really cool New Year’s Eve… and see if you can catch a glimpse of our latest That Girl, Victoria!

When: New Year’s Eve
Where: The Woods, 17 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2522 0281
How much: $688 per person before 28 December, $788 at the door. $5,000 for tables – see more info here.

The Pawn
Let loose at the newly renovated The Pawn this New Year’s Eve and hit up the super fun tropical-themed party, which includes funky music from Latin America and African, free-flow drinks and Latin American and African inspired nibbles. Guest DJs Samy Ben Redjeb (Analog Africa) and Yao (Metaunt) will ensure the night is buzzing. Don’t miss this epic party!

When: New Year’s Eve
Where: Botanical Bar, The Pawn, 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2866 3444
How much: $1,200 per person for the party in advance including free-flow drinks, $1,500 on the door. Buy tickets here.

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Ovolo Southside
Ring in the New Year at Ovolo Southside’s New Year’s Eve extravaganza, “Midnight in Warehouse District“! Dress up and grab a mask for an evening of free flow drinks, late night bites, a beautiful rooftop bar and a great DJ. This is one of the coolest new venues in town, and if the New Year’s Eve party is anything like the opening party, it’s going to be a night to remember…

When: New Year’s Eve at 9pm
Where: Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong, 3460 8100
How much: Early bird is $595 per person, advance is $750 per person, $950 at the door. Price includes free-flow drinks for four hours. Tickets available here!

The Mira
For a night full of excitement and mystery, The Mira’s Masquerade party at Vibes is the place to be. Find a sparkly mask and enjoy a mysterious night of fun, music, live entertainment… oh, and an open bar! We can’t wait to party under the stars at the Vibes open-air courtyard terrace to beats from French and Japanese DJs… see you there!

When: New Year’s Eve
Where: Vibes and Room One, The Mira, 5/F and G/F, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
How much: Early bird is $788 per person, $888 per person after 24 December – including open bar. More info here!

Woobar
New Year’s Eve in Hong Kong isn’t complete without fireworks, and Woobar has a great view of the harbour where you can watch the sky light up! We love Woobar’s cool, artsy vibe, and their ‘Shine On’ New Year’s party won’t disappoint. With beats from the W Hong Kong’s own music team and delicious drinks flowing, this is a party you won’t want to miss! You’ll receive three glasses of complimentary champagne with your ticket, and if you come with five friends you’ll get to split a bottle of vodka and champagne. Party time!

When: New Year’s Eve at 10pm
Where: Woobar, 6/F, W Hotel, 1 Austin Rd. West, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3717 2889
How much: $688 per person, $5,888 for a group of six. More info here!

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Ozone Sky Bar
What better place to ring in the New Year than at the highest bar in the world?! The ‘Diamonds in the Sky’ party is the perfect occasion to shine bright and dress up in your best outfit, mama. International DJs will spin you into 2015 as you dance the night away…

When: New Year’s Eve at 10pm
Where: Ozone Sky Bar, 118/F, The Ritz Carlton, ICC, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2263 2270
How much: $700 per person. Tickets available here.

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