Christmas dinner can be quite the tedious task, so why not let someone else cook for you. It’s been a – very – long year, so sit back and enjoy the holidays without lifting a finger. Here are our 10 favourite festive feasts in Hong Kong to book now.
For a spicy twist on family-style indulgent Christmas feast, Middle Eastern neighbourhood eatery Francis will offer a limited-run menu for dinner. Highlighting the spirit of the season, the traditional Jerusalem-stuffed lamb shoulder is the star of the meal and is served with a variety of meze, like bake halloumi and Moroccan-inspired Quail Pastilla. Different from any other menu in town, Israeli Chef Asher Goldstein’s selection brings together the bold flavours of North Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
Available: December 24-27 2020
Bookings: Christmas set menu HK$480pp+ 10%
FRANCIS, 4 & 6 Francis Street, Wan Chai; +852 3101 9521
This Christmas, Chaat the Rosewood Hong Kong, the hottest Indian restaurant in town and a new favourite, is offering a vibrant holiday menu that features of the aromas and spices that characterised its elevated comfort dishes. The selection boasts Chef Manav’s clever spins on traditional Indian street-style bites and is accompanied by sharing-style bites featuring, Murg Tikka Mirza Hasnu, Dabba Gosht and Turkey Nargisi Kofta.
Available: December 24 and 25 2020
Bookings: HK$1,288 + 10%
CHAAT, 5/F Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 5239 9220
Aulis, the development kitchen slash chef’s table is a cosy little cavern for private and intimate celebrations. For Christmas, Chef Simon Rogan’s Hong Kong farm to table concept will be ringing in Christmas and the new year with a menu of old favourites and new discoveries. The 13 dish menu features some of chef’s classics flavours along with many innovative creations including the Pigeon with red cabbage and blackberry, Truffle Pudding, and the Smoked eel and grape tart. Some dishes take a Christmas twist for the special occasion.
Available: December 24 and 31 2020
Bookings: 13 Course Tasting Menu HK$1,280 + 10%
Aulis, UG08, Sino Plaza, 255 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay; +852 2817 8383
Michelin-starred Restaurant Petrus at the Island Shangri-la is offering an opulent Christmas menu that matches its elegant decor, superb view and creative concept. Executive Chef Uwe Opocensky’s Winter Wonderalnd 8 course dinner menu features elevated dishes like the George Bruck foie gras, line-caught turbot, Rossini beef and salmon.
Available: 24 December 2020
Bookings: 8 Course Winter Wonderland Christmas Menu HK$2,588 + 10%
Restaurant Petrus at Island Shangri-La, Level 56, Pacific Place, Supreme Ct Rd, Central; +852 2820 8590
Castellana, the acclaimed Northern Italian restaurants that brings to Hong Kong unique products and dishes from the region of Piedmont, has you covered with an indulgent Christmas dinner. The feast includes iconic dishes and winter classics like the Uovo di Montagna (Mountain organic egg), Zuppa di cardi Piemontese e foie gras (Piedmont thistles soup with foie gras), Ravioli di astice blu e burrata (Brittany blue lobster ravioli with Burrata foam) and Gelato al tartufo bianco (White truffle ice cream).
Available: December 7 2020 until January 6 2021
Bookings: Christmas Menu 4 Courses HK$1280 (with wine pairing – HK$1880); 7 Courses HK$1580 (with wine pairing – HK$2280)
Castellana, 10/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Rd, Causeway Bay, +852 3188 5028
If you’re looking for something nontraditional for your Christmas dinner, but still feel-good, Honjo is the place to celebrate this festive season. The modern Japanese restaurant will showcase two eclectic menus featuring four courses with some of our favourites. This includes appetising dishes that are served family style such as the thinly sliced Wagyu bathed in chorizo oil, Hamachi served with ikura, watermelon, radish and ginger ponzu, as well as the indulgent Salmon Teriyaki with charred lime and fresh chilli. The festive spread can also be paired with wines from Honjo’s selection of over 200 types of wine from their cellar.
Available: 24 and 25 December 2020
Bookings: from 6:00pm to 8.30pm HK$680+10% per person; 8.00pm onwards HK$820+10% per person; additional HK$480 per person for the wine pairing
Honjo, 1/F, Hollywood Centre, Queen’s Road W, Sheung Wan; +852 2663 3772
The Hong Kong Museum of Art location gives this 5,000 sq. ft. modern Australian restaurant some of the most exquisite views in Tsim Sha Tsui. Plus this newly opened restaurant has some impressive food on offer too. This Christmas, it’s a four course menu with options for some premium meat, seafood, canapés and dessert dishes. We’ve got our eye on the Hokkaido Scallop Raviolo, Confit Turkey Leg and Pavlova.
Available: 24 to 26 December 2020
Bookings: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day 4-course menu HK$850+10% per person
Hue, 1/F Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 3500 5888
Since we’re celebrating togetherness during the festive season, it seems that Kinship is the perfect place to book in your Christmas dinner. And if the comfortable setting and relaxed vibes aren’t reason enough, then the Christmas menu is. It features some great classics to get nostalgic over including Potterspury Farm Bronze Turkey, Handmade Ravioli and Apple Pie Semifreddo. It’s ideal for family or friend sharing and is a mix match of the best of British and American cuisine.
Available: 24 and 25 December 2020
Bookings: From 6pm onwards HK$488+10% per person
Kinship, 3/F LL Tower, 2 Shelley Street, SoHo, Central; +852 2520 0899
Zuma’s signature “midnight brunch”, or yashoku, is back with a festive touch. A Hong Kong favourite, the nocturnal feast will feature some of the restaurant’s classic dishes along with free-flow sake, champagne and live performances to celebrate the holiday spirit.
Available: December 24, 25 and 26 2020
Bookings: From 7pm onwards HK$920 + 10%
Zuma, Level 5&6 Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, +852 3657 6388
This festive season, award-winning restaurant Mott 32 has given a new Cantonese look to an international holiday classic. The restaurant’s Peking Turkey will be served with regular duck sauce and a homemade cranberry sauce as the star of its Peking Turkey set, which also includes delicacies like Minced Turkey with prawn crackers and bamboo shoot and a Shredded Turkey Salad. The other selection available, the Mott 32 Christmas set menu, blends time-honoured Chinese culinary style and Christmas traditions.
Available: Peking Turkey Menu 26 November – 30 December 2020 ; Mott 32 Christmas Set Menu
Dinner, December 25 2020
Bookings: Peking Turkey Menu HK$1,880 for full set (min. 4 pax sharing), requires 48-hour pre-order; Mott 32 Christmas Set Menu HK$1,388pp, additional $480 for wine pairing
Mott 32, Standard Chartered Bank Building, Des Voeux Rd Central, Central; +852 2885 8688