We've found the tastiest festive treats and Christmas menus in Hong Kong 2023. From full on festive dinners with all the trimmings to delicious afternoon teas, you won't go hungry this year.
Once you’ve shopped for Christmas trees and Christmas decorations, it’s time to organise your wine delivery for the festive season before scouting out the tastiest Christmas menus in Hong Kong 2022. Luckily, we’ve done all the leg-work for you and have found the most delicious festive treats, buffets, brunches, lunches and dinners for your eating pleasure. Now go stuff yourself silly with turkey.
Feast upon Christmas menus in Hong Kong 2023
Psst: We’re working on updating our Christmas list for 2023 as more information comes in, so stay tuned for updates!
1. The Peninsula Hong Kong
Did you know that steam locomotives used to pass by right on the doorstep of The Peninsula back in the 1920s? Paying tribute to this precious piece of history, the hotel has transformed itself into a nostalgic train station. Embark on an enchanted gastronomic voyage aboard The Peninsula Express at the Grand Salisbury Station, set up on the first floor. You can delight in The Verandah’s afternoon tea, or lunch and dinner buffets inside the signature vintage train carriage to make your experience extra memorable! Don’t forget to check out the the meticulously crafted train set and miniature Alpine village at the entry to The Verandah, too. Fun fact: the gingerbread entrance is made of real gingerbread! (Don’t believe us? Take a whiff!)
Find out more about The Peninsula’s Christmas menus 2022.
The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2920 2888
2. The Hari Hong Kong
The cool weather calls for a nice meal out at The Terrace at The Hari, and the festive menus at the hotel’s other restaurants make all the more reason to visit this stylish urban retreat this Christmas. One of our favourite Italian restaurants, Lucciola Restaurant & Bar, is offering a semi-buffet brunch and dinner ($1,088), with free-flow options. Begin with a welcome aperitivo at the bar, followed by a range of starters for sharing. Then, take your pick between five mains such as Lobster Chitarra Pasta with Lemon and Basil Sauce; Beef Tagliata; and Sea Bass all’Acqua Pazza, before finishing off with a selection of treats from the dessert trolley. On Christmas Day, Lucciola also has a five-course Premium Set Dinner ($588) to mark the occasion.
For contemporary Japanese cuisine, head to Zoku on 24-27 and 31 December, and 1-2 January for its brand new brunch (from $688) and the dinner tasting menu (from $888). Look out for highlights on the dinner menu, which include the Katsu Sando (Kagoshima) with crispy pork belly, spring onion, and panca chilli; Wagyu A5 (Miyazaki) with charred peppers, yuzu kosho, and shiso tempura; and the Zosui (Kumamoto), with Kumamoto rice, lobster, and coriander oil.
Find out more about The Hari’s festive menus for 2022.
The Hari Hong Kong, 330 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2129 0388
3. G’Day Cafe & Restaurant
Just in time for the holidays, G’Day Cafe & Restaurant is unveiling a new dinner menu in a renovated space. Bringing a slice of laid-back Aussie life to Hong Kong, G’Day Cafe & Restaurant provides authentic Australian bistro eats. New signature dishes include the Duck Foie Gras Mousse with Crostini (from $138); Chilled Octopus with Pickled Jalapeno ($128); and Pan-fried Wagyu Beef Picanha with Salsa and Black Garlic Sauce ($328). Fancy a drink with your meal? The extensive beverage menu has craft beers, cocktails, artisanal coffee, and more.
G’Day Cafe & Restaurant, Shop A, G/F, Nam Cheong Building, 52 Hill Road, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 5436 5358
4. Shady Acres
This December, Shady Acres will be looking a little different. For Christmas in Hong Kong 2022, the neighbourhood favourite is transforming into “The Shady Chalet” this holiday season and serving drinks spiked with Monkey 47 Gin. From 1 to 24 December, get ready for themed events, bar takeovers, food and drink specials, giveaways, and more! A steaming cauldron of Monkey 47 Sloe Gin mulled wine will be available throughout the month as well as other festive drinks like the Ginger for Life ($110) and – our favourite – the Schwarz Collins ($110).
Shady Acres, G/F, 46 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 9220 4344
Bakehouse is celebrating the holiday season right with a lineup of festive artisanal baked treats. On the menu are a mini and regular Sourdough Panettone ($98 or $258); Sourdough Mince Pies ($28); Golden Boy ($22); Banana Bundt Cake ($38); Apple Pie Cookie ($20); and more. All Christmas offerings can be pre-ordered in stores up to 48 hours in advance including the Galette de Rois ($388), which is available for pick-up from 27 December to 31 January 2023. The rest of the Christmas treats will be available in-store from now until 1 January 2023.
Bakehouse has multiple locations across Hong Kong.
6. CNY Bar by Stinky Gents
If you’re seeking a cosy bar to spend your Christmas, look no further than CNY Bar, a new speakeasy in Central. While CNY stands for “Chau Naam Yan” (“Stinky Gentlemen” in Cantonese), this bar doesn’t just cater to sophisticated gentlemen; rather, it’s a great hideout for all discerning drinkers and those who prefer a more intimate night out.
As the first audiophile bar in Hong Kong, CNY is also a haven for music lovers, with its bespoke hi-fi and sound-engineered interiors. During the festive season, you can revel in holiday tunes on vinyl while sipping on top-shelf whiskies and smoking cigars on the balcony – though not before warming up with a cup of Mulled Wine ($150) as the welcome drink. Also a festive offering is the Christmas Cocktail ($160), which is crafted with whisky, mulled apple cider, Darjeeling black tea, hibiscus, cranberry, and pine foam. Fancy a nibble to pair with your drinks? The ox tongue sandos and the wine-marinated abalone are our absolute favourites on the bar bites menu.
CNY Bar by Stinky Gents, 12/F, FOCO, 46-48 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 9881 7380
7. Pret a Manger
Get some holiday cheer on the go with the Christmas menu in Hong Kong 2022 at Pret a Manger. Included is Pret’s Christmas Lunch Sandwich ($29), which is the ultimate turkey feast in sandwich form; Pigs in Blankets Hot Roll ($46), where the “pigs” are sausages wrapped in bacon all in a crusty roll; and the Brie and Cranberry Sandwich ($29) which is loaded with spinach and pine nuts. For dessert, you can grab the Godfrey Gingerbread Cookie ($29), Pret’s Mince Pie ($15), or Cranberry Granola Yogurt Bowl ($30). Having a party? Pret provides party platters for up to six people, such as The Best of Seasonal Selection ($280); The Classic Selection ($275); Cookie Platter (from $100); and Vegetarian Selection ($275).
Pret a Manger has multiple locations across Hong Kong.
8. Little Bao
Who said you can’t celebrate Christmas with a bao? Certainly not at Little Bao, where a festive menu of delicious bites and baos await. The special Duck Confit Bao ($128) is perfect for a merry meal. Sandwiched between Little Bao’s signature white bao buns is confit duck leg, a touch of dijon mustard, cranberry jam, and some mala dressing. The Holiday Turkey Croquettes make a terrific side with turkey ragout seasoned with traditional stuffing spices. Finish off with the PB&J Gelato Bao ($58) for a delectable dessert of strawberry gelato topped with peanut butter crunch. All these dishes will be available from 2 December to 1 January 2023 at both locations, so hurry over!
Little Bao has locations in Central and Causeway Bay.
Join Barcode in celebrating the holiday season with a festive tipple! On top of its regular refreshing menu of libations, Barcode is introducing a new cocktail to celebrate the holidays this year. Try the Christmas cocktail Rubi Cube ($120), which features a tantalising mix of rhubarb rum, red apple, and aromatic bitters. Put some Christmas cheer in your glass and take a sip in this lovely hidden bar.
Barcode, G/F, Glenealy Tower, 1 Glenealy, Central, Hong Kong, p. 9821 5501
10. The Lounge at JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong
Spend your holiday feast this year at a restaurant in the luxurious JW Marriott Hong Kong. A festive brunch and dinner buffet (from $1,098 per adult) will be on hand at The Lounge to help you get in those winter calories. JW Cafe will also be having its own dinner buffet (from $1,138 per adult) on hand to keep you fed this Christmas. As for Flint, a decadent five-course festive dinner ($1,188 per person) will be on the menu with enough food to have you satisfied till New Year’s. You can even make your way to the Dolce 88 Festive Counter for its takeaway offerings of roasted whole turkey ($2,388) and honey-glazed gammon ham ($2,788). Both include a full menu of trimmings including mashed potatoes and roasted carrots, as well as a complimentary pie. Talk about a sumptuous Christmas menu in Hong Kong 2022 fit for all!
JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, p. 2810 8366
11. The Daily Tot
The Daily Tot is bringing you the holiday spirit with some holiday spirits! This creative local watering hole is welcoming Christmas with two drinks guaranteed to bring you some festive cheer. The Irish Rum has Flor de Caña 7 years, Mr. Black, Coffee, Demerara Syrup, and Cream ($120). The Tot Rum Mulled Wine meanwhile has Red Wine (Sangiovese), Plantation Dark Rum, Orange Juice, Vanilla Extract, and Spices ($90). Enjoy these pick-me-ups as a cure for the holiday blues this year!
The Daily Tot, Shop E, LG/F, Felicity Building, 58 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2366 6836
12. Feather & Bone
One of the most popular delicatessen and butchers in Hong Kong, Feather & Bone is presenting a regular and a vegetarian three-course Christmas Sharing Menu (from $598 per person). It includes an assortment of appetisers including Organic House-Corned Beef and Roast Butternut Squash Tart, among others. For the main course, there’s a Roast Turkey Roulade with fig and cinnamon stuffing and a Creamy Porcini & Wild Mushroom Risotto, served with a variety of classic side dishes. The feast wraps up with a Christmas Pudding, premium Cheese Platter, and house-made Three Butchers’ Mulled Wine. For drinks, there are free-flow packages (from $298) available, too. In addition to the meal, Feather & Bone is bringing back its popular in-store “Elf-on-the-Shelf” game for the little ones to enjoy.
Feather & Bone’s Festive Christmas Sharing Menu and Vegetarian Sharing Menu will be available from 15 November. All bookings must be made three days in advance for a minimum of four guests. Don’t feel like going out? Feather & Bone also has seven sets of Christmas cooked roast bundles as well as a “build-your-own” ready-to-roast set. Find out more about Feather & Bone’s Christmas offerings and menus.
Feather & Bone has multiple locations across Hong Kong.
What is it about the holidays that makes us want to just sit back, relax, and eat? This Christmas, let Gingers bring the food to you with festive menu packages that are available for any kind of gathering. A range of Cocktail Party, Buffet, and Sit Down Party menus are available this holiday season, each with its own mouthwatering menu. The Cocktail Party includes Bloody Mary Prawn Shots, Beef Wellington, an assortment of Mince Pies, and much more. For a more filling Buffet, you can get a Whole Roasted Turkey with Trimmings or Cranberry Honey Glazed Salmon Fillet with an assortment of sides. Want more of a traditional dinner? The Sit Down Party has you covered with a meal that includes Spinach and Mushroom Stuffed Beef Fillet with Potato Gratin, Pistachio, Brie, and Turkey Wellington, and a Black Forest Trifle.
Find out more about Gingers’ festive menus