The Christmas season has arrived and it’s time to catch up with family and loved ones, eat delicious festive feasts and grow your food baby
We at Honeycombers Hong Kong are extremely excited for the holidays, with all the Christmas music, holiday pop-up stores and Christmas theatre, there are plenty of festive things to do throughout the city. It’s the season of giving, a time to spend with your loved ones and friends, and it’s also the time to indulge in festive food from special Christmas menus to Christmas dinners. We’ve rounded up the best places for you to eat decadent feasts and meals.
Christmas menus and Christmas dinners in Hong Kong
1. Cali-Mex Bar & Grill Christmas Menu
From 1 December to 5 January, Cali-Mex Bar & Grill has curated a jolly Christmas menu specifically for this holiday season. Start off with their Home-Smoked Turkey Breast Caesar Salad and Classic Clam Chowder. Follow it up with a main course, such as a shared platter of USDA Grilled Ribeye, Baked Canadian Lobster Tail or Chicken Parmigiana served with Mash Potato, Cream Spinach and Fries. For those who enjoy sweet treats, indulge in Homemade American Chocolate Cookie with Vanilla Ice Cream, and if you’re dining with a group of four, you will also a receive a complimentary bottle of Champagne. Those dining with groups less than four, fear not, as you will also receive a free glass of champagne! Now that’s the spirit!
Cali-Mex Bar & Grill Christmas Menu, Cali-Mex Bar & Grill, G/F, 21 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2970 3877, 中環德己立街21號地下
2. Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake
Not a huge Christmas fan but still want to indulge in some festive sweets and desserts? Or have a work Christmas party and looking for something to bring along? Head over to The Cheesecake Factory and pick up their signature red and white Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake which is available all year round. The holiday season cake is made from their original cheesecake and covered in special cream cheese frosting. You can pick up a slice for yourself, or a feast on a whole entire cheesecake depending on how much you want, just remember to call in to the restaurant to check if there are still any left first!
Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake, The Cheesecake Factory, Shop G102, G/F, Harbour City, Gateway Arcade, 25 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2791 6628, 尖沙咀廣東道25號海港城港威商場地下G102號舖
3. A Modern Asian Festive Affair at Cé La Vi
For the whole month of December, Cé La Vi will be offering two Christmas tasting menus: one for lunch and one for dinner. Cé La Vi will be serving up an Asian and Japanese inspired food items featuring Oyster Yellowtail Sashimi, Tuna Salad, Angus Beef Tenderloin Foie Gras, Grilled Squid with Asparagus and a Sushi Platter. To wash it all down, order a Christmas Cocktail, like The Cé La Vi Toddy which is made with Baron Otard VSOP or a festive Hot Buttered Rum. Mmmm… warm cocktails…
A Modern Asian Festive Affair at Cé La Vi, Cé La Vi, 25/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3700 2300, 中環蘭桂坊德己立街30-32號加州大廈25樓
4. Build Your Own Feast
Don’t feel like doing the Christmas shopping and cooking this year? Feather & Bone is offering a hamper of Christmas goodies this festive season. Stock up on some treats including a fresh turkey from Jimmy’s Farm or Steggles, sides including Chestnut Stuffing, Buttery Mashed Potatoes or Parsnip and Carrot Mash. There’s also tasty desserts including Christmas puddings, pumpkins pies and more available.
Build Your Own Feast, Feather & Bone, 18 Gage Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2325 8570, 中環結志街18號
5. Chinese Winter Solstice Festival Feast at Cuisine Cuisine
From 9-22 December, celebrate a Chinese-inspired Christmas by dining at Cuisine Cuisine at the Mira Hotel. The restaurant will be serving over eight spectacular Cantonese delights by Chef Edwin Tang, such as Braised Turnip Rings stuffed with Dried Scallops and Sea Moss, Marinated Chicken with Soy Sauce and Okinawa Black Sugar, or Sauteed Lamb Fillet with Lily Bulbs and Seasonal Vegetables.
Chinese Winter Solstice Festival Feast at Cuisine Cuisine, Cuisine Cuisine, The Mira, 3/F, The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2315 5222, 尖沙咀彌敦道118號美麗華廣場The Mira Hong Kong 3樓
6. Winter Solstice with Hutong
From 20-24 December, head over to Hutong for a six course Lao BeiFang lunch which will feature traditional Hutong dan dan noodles, Osmanthus flavoured Kung Po spicy cod and Black truffle beef tenderloin. From 23-36 December Hutong will also be offering a seven-course authentic Chinese Christmas dinner. Expect delicious dishes including Hand-shredded chicken marinated with Shaoxing wine sauce, Seared Hokkaido scallops with sesame sauce, signature Crispy lamb ribs and Kung Po grouper fillet. For those who want to add more zing to their festivities, there are also wine packages available.
Winter Solstice with Hutong, Hutong, 28/F, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 3428 8342, 尖沙咀北京道1號28樓
7. Christmas Baikingu Brunch
On 24 and 25 December, Zuma will be hosting a Christmas holiday brunch. Dig into some seasonal specials, including teriyaki glazed turkey, teriyaki salmon fillet with sliced pickled cucumber and grilled Brussels sprouts with spicy shiso butter. Enjoy some Mulled Wine which is infused with Pimms, yuzu, honey, lemongrass, cinnamon, peppercorn and more. For those who have a sweet tooth, enjoy gingerbread pudding and chocolate log and then wash it all down with some Ruinart Champagne.
Christmas Baikingu Brunch, Zuma, Shop 501-503, 5/F, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3657 6388, 中環皇后大道中15號置地廣場5樓501-503號舖
8. Holiday Lunch Set at Picada
Join Picada for a warm Latin Christmas holiday lunch set on 24 and 25 December where there will be a salsa performance, DJ and live music. Bring along six or more family and friends and for $588, enjoy dishes like Crispy Suckling Pig, Traditional Turkey, Rotisserie Chicken, Beetroot Salad, Coca Cola Rice and Potato Salad. There is also gluten free bread pudding and a seasonal selection of fresh fruit available. A group gift exchange will take place, so all attendees are required to bring an anonymous gift valued at $100.
Holiday Lunch Set at Picada, Picada, 2/F, LKF29, 29 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3425 4037, 中環雲咸街29號東方有色大廈2樓
9. Cadenza’s Six Course Christmas Menu
Enjoy a six-course Christmas menu from 24-25 December at the Great China Club in Lai Chi Kok. The festive feast features delicious dishes such as French Beef Tartare, Foie Gras, Chestnut Cream Soup, Penne-Lobster Ragout, Slow-Cooked Turkey Breast, Herb-Crusted Australian Lamb Rack and lots more. There is also a surprise dessert at the end of the feast so don’t worry about your sweet tooth, Great China Club has got you covered!
Cadenza’s Six Course Christmas Menu, Great China Club, Shop A, 10/F, D2 Place One, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2743 8055, 荔枝角長義街9號D2 Place 1期10樓A號舖
10. An Argentinian Christmas at Gaucho
Enjoy a lavish Argentinian Christmas feast at Gaucho this Christmas starting from just $518. From 24-26 December, gather your family and friends to enjoy some refreshing bites including Tuna Ceviche and Watermelon Salad. Taste mouth-watering generously portioned mains like marbled Prime Rib-eye Steak, Oven Baked Salmon or 4 hour slow-cooked braised lamb shank. Gaucho will also be serving an unlimited selection of delicately sweet desserts including Dulce de Leche Cheesecake, Apple Crumble and Chocolate Brownie.
An Argentinian Christmas at Gaucho, Gaucho, 5/F, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2386 8090, 中環皇后大道中31號陸海通大廈5樓
11. A Traditional Christmas at GREEN
From 24-31 December, GREEN will be hosting a semi-buffet brunch and semi-buffet dinner. Indulge in seafood buffet which features sashimi and chilled seafood while also selecting a main course like Grilled Swordfish, Roasted Beef Short Ribs, Roasted Brittany Baby Turkey, Baked Cod Fillet and Josper Grilled Beef Fillet. For those who enjoy red and white wines or beers there will also be free-flow packages available.
A Traditional Christmas at GREEN, GREEN, Hotel Icon, G/F, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 3400 1300, 尖沙咀科學館道17號唯港薈地下
12. Vintage Champagne & Caviar Christmas Brunch at WHISK
Head over to WHISK at The Mira hotel on Christmas day for some vintage free-flow champagne and French farmed sturgeon caviar. The extravagant brunch will also feature roast turkey, honey and lavender duck, dry-aged Tomahawk beef, fresh oysters, Snow Crab Legs, Hokkaido Scallops Sashimi, BBQ Boston lobsters, seared French duck foie gras and lobster bisque just to name a few of the tantalising options. It’s time to gather your friends, family and loved ones for a decadent Christmas experience in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Vintage Champagne & Caviar Christmas Brunch at WHISK, WHISK, 5/F, The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2315 5999, 尖沙咀彌敦道118號美麗華廣場The Mira Hong Kong 5樓
13. Christmas Brunch at Spasso
On Christmas Day, Spasso will be serving up a wholesome Christmas brunch for the whole family to enjoy. Dig into some turkey, zampone and more, and catch up with loved ones over delicious food and wine. For $428, Spasso will also be offering a variety of meats and vegetable-based dishes including pork, pizza, spaghetti and even sushi, while children under the age of six can eat for free. For those who want to make their celebrations a bit more special (or boozy), free flow packages start at $178.
Christmas Brunch at Spasso, Spasso, G5-8, 12-17, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, p. 2730 8027, 尖沙咀麼地道68號帝國中心G5-8及12-17號舖
14. Acoustic Afternoon Tea at Dr Fern’s
On Christmas day, Dr Fern’s Gin Parlour will feature an acoustic band playing from 3pm-5pm. For $498 +10%, enjoy some afternoon tea which features lemon tarts, earl grey tarts, jasmine tea creme brulees, duck-leg confit with toast, chocolate cake, scone with poppy seeds, tomato and cheese toast, and sichuan cream cheese with toast. There is also a special Christmas Spiced Coffee with nutmeg cardamom cinnamon sugar and whipped frothy cream and coffee. For those who want a bit more spice, you can upgrade your afternoon tea to include a Christmas gin and tonic.
Acoustic Afternoon Tea at Dr Fern’s, Dr Fern’s Gin Parlour, Shop B31A, Basement, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2111 9449, 中環皇后大道中15號置地廣場地庫B31A號舖
15. Christmas Day at Rhoda
Gather the family and friends and head to Rhoda for Christmas lunch or dinner. On 25 December, feast on mouthwatering hog from Wicks Manor Farm and enjoy two and a half hours of free flow champagne, along with good tunes (a must for any festive feast!) Select from a range of delicious starters including Cured Scottish Salmon and Heritage Beetroot and Horseradish Cream. Find an abundance of Roast Potatoes, Sprouts with bacon and chestnuts, and Pigs in Blanket dipped in gravy and apple sauce and more. End your meal with Rhoda’s classic cheesecakes to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Christmas Day at Rhoda, Rhoda, 345 Des Voeux Road West, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2177 5050, 西環西營盤德輔道西345號維港峰下
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