This article has been updated on December 23rd, 2020.
We never thought we’d say this but this season is all about the Christmas takeaway. In the past, you’d traditionally make plans to see all your friends and family and dine in at all the hotels and restaurants that are serving scrumptious turkey, all the sides and drink yourselves silly over mulled wine and eggnog. Unfortunately, with the pandemic still raging around us and tightened government restrictions, this all seems pretty unlikely. This doesn’t mean we have to miss out on all our seasonal favourites though. Since we can’t go to them, the restaurants are bringing themselves to us. Here’s a list of the most delectable Christmas takeaways in Hong Kong that restaurants and hotels are delivering right to your door so you can enjoy the holidays in the comfort and safety of your own homes.
Opened for less than a year, Cobo House is already making a splash with its unconventional gourmet dining experience, headed by its two executive chefs Ray Choi and Devon Hou. The restaurant rides on the concept of serving only a tasting menu that will change every fortnight. The restaurant is currently serving Chapter Two — Spices & Aromas in the restaurant, but in light of the social distancing ban, Cobo House has decided to launch their first home delivery bento box for the festive season.
From now until December 31, Cobo House is offering a home delivery option called the “Cobo Culinary Box”. Each box features five courses: three appetisers, followed by a main course (choice amongst two), and a dessert.
The Culinary Box menu:
HK$1,150 per box with a HK$200 delivery flat fee, except for outlying Islands
- Three appetisers themed under Spices & Aroma
- A choice of mains between the 10+ Spices Short Ribs or Fillet of Atlantic Cod
- A Masala Treacle Gateau to finish
Each Culinary Box is packaged in a two-storey wooden bento box that can be cleaned and reused.
How to order: Order via Cobo House’s website on www.cobohouse.com/purchase. Orders must be placed at least a day in advance, daily order cut-off time is at 6pm for next day delivery.
Limited time offer: For orders of every four Cobo Culinary Boxes, a bottle of Maison Mumm RSRV Cuvée 4.5 Champagne will be included. Offer valid while stocks last.
Henry, Rosewood Hong Kong
Henry, the laid-back American steakhouse at the Rosewood Hong Kong, is offering an entire Smoked Turkey with Cranberry Stuffing, and plenty of sides as part of their #RosewoodOnTheMove campaign.
The Christmas Roast menu:
Christmas Turkey and side dishes for 6 to 8 persons, HK$2,500
- 5kg Turkey
- 600g Mashed Potatoes,
- 600g Braised Brussel Sprouts with Chestnuts and smoked Bacon
- 600g Roasted Root vegetables,
- 500g Sausage & Cranberry stuffing,
- 500ml Turkey Gravy,
- 200g Cranberry Sauce
How to order: Order through here, minimum 3 days in advance. Place your Christmas Roast order before December 10th to receive a complimentary Pecan Tart. For enquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +852 3891 8818.
From whole turkeys in two sizes to honey glazed ham and roast prime rib beef, Mandarin Oriental has got you covered this season (as they have always done). The Christmas takeaway turkey sets come with stuffing, cranberry sauce, giblet gravy, roasted carrots and potatoes. Love a good roast? The prime ribs come with roasted root vegetables and classic Yorkshire puddings.
On the menu:
Roast Turkey, approx. 10kg – Stuffing 360g, Cranberry Sauce 180g, Giblet Gravy 700ml, Roasted Carrots 600g, Roasted Potatoes 1.2kg
Roast Turkey, approx. 7kg – Stuffing 180g, Cranberry Sauce 90g, Giblet Gravy 700ml, Roasted Carrots 600g, Roasted Potatoes 1.2kg
Honey Glazed Ham, approx. 7kg – Madeira Sauce 700ml, Roasted Potatoes 1.2kg,
Roasted Carrots 600g, Caramelised Apple 300g, Braised Red Cabbage 300g
Roast Prime Rib Beef, approx. 3kg – Red Wine Sauce 700ml, Roasted Potatoes 1.2kg, Roasted Carrots 600g, Yorkshire Pudding 6pcs
date by Tate
Chef Vicky Lau first launched date by Tate in early August as a response to Covid, delivering gourmet meals in beautiful multi-tiered wodden tiffin boxes straight to your door, along with beautiful reusable cutlery. And just because date by Tate is now a fully-fledged concept store doesn’t mean the team at Tate Dining Room has abandoned the delivery concept. Back in a festive edition, the Gastronomy Box Christmas takeaway is perfect for two.
The Festive Gastronomy Box Menu:
From $1,180 per person, minimum order of two.
- Bread (1 brioche cube, 1 pain viennois, fermented tofu butter, french butter)
- Quartet (4 small dishes)
- 1 main course (choice between Mayura Beef Tenderloin or Blue Lobster Thermidor)
- Wood Tiffin Box and well crafted vessels (to be returned)
- Set of 6 brushed brass cutlery in leather case (to be returned)
- Welcome Note, Heating Instructions and Menu
How to order: Order through here, from December 8th onwards. Delivery or store pick-up available.
Not everyone is partial to turkey, but not to worry, as Big Sur has a delicious Christmas Smoked and Glazed Japanese Sagabuta Pork Collar set that is generous enough to feed a family of four. The Christmas takeaway set comes with all the traditional fixings and to finish, a delicious sounding Smoked Apple Pie with Salted Caramel Custard.
The Christmas at Home Menu:
Christmas Smoked Ham Set for 4 persons, $1,650.
- Smoked and Glazed Japanese Sagabuta Pork Collar with Cloves
- Grilled Brussel sprouts and Kale with Chestnut Butter and Crispy Bacon
- Smoked Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes
- Honey and Miso Glazed Roasted Heritage Carrots and Parsnips
- Cheddar and Jalapeno Cornbread
- Smoked Apple Pie with Salted Caramel Custard
- Bite-Size Pecan Pies (for each person)
How to order: Limited quantities available, and you’ll need to pre-order before December 20th on shop.woollypig.com.hk. For collection only, pick up from Big Sur Central or District 8, Tsim Sha Tsui.
For something a little different, try Roots, a cosy French-Cantonese bistro on Sun Street. Chef Stephanie is a former banker who decided to follow her culinary dreams and opened shop in 2018. Roots serves food familiar to Stephanie, rooted in her childhood memories of dinners at home with her late grandmother and extended family.
The Christmas Takeaway Package:
HK$1,988 for 4 persons
Avocado Pear Spinach Salad with White Truffle Vinaigrette
Roasted Heirloom Root Vegetable Salad
Foie Gras Terrine with Chilli Cherry Jam and Orange Chutney
Grilled Octopus, Burrata, Peas, Cherry Tomatoes and Chilli Bean Sauce Vinaigrette, Lime Zest
Roasted French Yellow Chicken (1.2kg) with Glutinous Rice Stuffing
Duck Leg Confit, Amalfi Anchovies, Orange Pumpkin Puree
Homemade Lamb Mince Pie
Rainbow Chocolate “Timbit” Donuts
Homemade Apple Turnovers
How to order: Whatsapp +852 9164 2001 to pre-order or make an enquiry. 48-hour advance order is required. For pick-up or delivery (limited to Hong Kong island only with additional delivery charge depending on location).
Executive chef Andrea Zamboni brings the best of Italy to Hong Kong with his own spin on a Christmas menu. Zamboni is known for his playful takes — a restaurant signature is his Ode to XLB (xiao long bao) — but his festive feast errs on the side of traditional indulgence.
The Christmas Takeaway menu:
Menu for two at HK$3,788
- Marinated and Grilled Prawn and Scallops over Steam Vegetable Garden, Basil and Lemon Dressing
- Warm Spaghetti Salad and Royal Cristal Caviar (50g)
- Fish Cannoli, Tomato Coulis and Pesto sauce
- Black Truffle Stuffed Whole Spring Chicken with Roasted Potato and Chestnuts
- Tiramisu alla Milanese
How to order: Available from December 24th to January 1st, order minimum of 1 day in advance. 25% off for self-pick up orders at Lan Kwai Fong Delivery Direct
This is pleasure without the guilt — The Cakery is launching a delightful afternoon tea set with premium ingredients and wholesome, hearty flavours. Customers can dine-in, where tea will be served in an advent calendar-like set-up. The takeaway option is presented in a bow-wrapped picnic basket.
The Christmas Vegan Afternoon Tea Set Basket:
One set retails at HK$598.
- 2 Vegan Chickpea Sanwiches with Homemade Mayo
- 2 Impossbble Meatball with Bell Pepper puree
- 1 Snowman Chocolate
- 1 Santa Chocolate
- 2 Chocolate Dreamers
- 2 Passion Fruit Tarts
- 2 Pistachio Strawberry Tart
- 2 Mini Vegan Cupcakes
- 4 Scones
- 2 Tea Bags
How to order: Place your order online here, minimum 3 days in advance. Store pick-up available at their boutiques in Landmark and Lee Garden, or local delivery with extra charge.
Smoke & Barrel
It’s not a feast if there’s no pie. The humble yet delicious dessert is the focus at Smoke & Barrel this season, who has made not one, but eight different flavours all encrusted in good ol’ American pie dough. The apple and cinnamon pie in particular, is inspired by co-founder Chris Grare’s childhood in New Jersey.
List of Pies:
- Triple Chocolate Truffle Fudge Pie
- Bourbon Caramel Pecan Pie
- Smokey Key Lime Pie
- Wild Blueberry & Almond Pie
- Raspberry & Almond Pie
- Plum & Tonka Bean Pie
- Lemon Meringue Pie
- Georgia Peach Pie
- New Jersey Apple & Cinnamon Pie
How to order: Call +852 2866 2120 or visit Smoke and Barrel to place your orders.
In the mood for dining out? Check out our list of top Christmas dinners in Hong Kong here.