Christmas 2020: Dining Out And Delivery Options In Hong Kong
Christmas is around the corner, and if there's a time to indulge, it's most definitely the festive season. It doesn't matter if you're partial to a traditional roast turkey and all the trimmings, or are looking for a different kind of fare to celebrate with this year, we're letting you know the best dining options in Hong Kong.
Whether you prefer to dine at home or eat out, these Hong Kong restaurants are pulling out all the stops this Christmas, with everything from gourmet dinners delivered to your door, Michelin-star dining and international feasts.
See also: The Tatler Christmas Gift Guide 2020
Traditional Christmas Lunches
Mandarin Grill + Bar
Holding a Michelin-star for a whole decade, Mandarin Grill + Bar always delights, with the same said for its seasonal offerings. On Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, a special four or five-course set dinner menu will be available, featuring highlights such as venison wellington and festive cocktails. Set vegetarian menus will also be available. In response to current Covid-19 measures, the restaurant has extended its lunch service to 4:00pm daily.
If you're looking for hearty and traditional fare, the Mandarin's Festive Roast is the ideal choice. Served throughout December, guests can choose from slow-roasted USDA prime rib, roasted organic turkey, whole dover sole and more. The feast is complete with a range of appetisers, seasonal sides, a dessert selection and free-flow drinks.
When: Festive roast available from November 29 to December 27, 2020, with special menus on on December 25 and 26, 2020; five-course set menu available on December 24, 2020; four or five-course set menu available on December 25 and 26, 2020
Mandari Grill + Bar, 1/F Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2825 4004; mandarinoriental.com
Known for showcasing local and seasonal produce year round, Simon Rogan's Roganic has crafted a five-course Christmas tasting menu, which will be available for lunch from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.
Beginning with a starter of caramelised chestnut, hazelnut, apple and caviar, the menu also features a traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings, followed by two desserts: 70% chocolate fondant with tonka and milk ice-cream, and a Christmas mince pudding.
When: Christmas menu available on December 24 and 25, 2020 for lunch only. The restaurant is closed on December 26, 2020.
Roganic, UG/F 08, Sino Plaza, 255 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; +852 2817 8383; roganic.com.hk
Chef Nathan Green will be serving two premium meat-focused Christmas menus at Henry this December. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the restaurant will be offering an indulgent three-course feast––kicking off with oysters and Champagne, and followed by a choice of steak or smoked turkey with cranberry stuffing, and more––all served with plentiful sides including mashed potatoes with winter truffles and grilled corn with parmesan. Guests can expect a selection of American artisan cheeses and sumptuous deserts to cap off the meal.
If you're wanting to ring in the festivities all month long, Henry will also be serving a special festive set menu, which will be available throughout December.
When: Festive set menu available throughout December, 2020; three-course feast available on December 24 and 25, 2020
Henry, 5/F Rosewood Hong Kong Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong; +852 3891 8732; henrygrill.hk
Oozing charm and renowned for serving up some of the best British grub in the city, The Chinnery's Christmas menu is full of traditional fare this year.
Available throughout the season, the three-course menu features starters of king crab salad or game terrine, followed by a choice of Rhug Estate organic turkey served with classic sides, beef tenderloin Rossini, or pan-seared halibut. The festive menu is completed with desserts of Christmas pudding or sticky toffee pudding.
When: Available from November 27 to December 31, 2020
The Chinnery, 1/F Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2825 4009; mandarinoriental.com
Smoke & Barrel
Throughout the festive season Smoke & Barrel is helping us all to celebrate with its special Christmas sharing menu, available from November 26 until December 26. The menu features two sharing starters, three sharing mains, two sharing sides and two sharing desserts, with dishes including slow cooked turkey and S&B smoked meats, along with sides of mashed potatoes, stuffing and more.
On Christmas Day itself, guests can enjoy a hearty menu, with the star of the show a slow cooked Pottersbury Farm Bronze Turkey with butter roasted parsnips and sage gravy.
For those dining at home, Smoke & Barrel is also offering a 5-6kg smoked turkey and all the trimmings to take away, with the set including a whole pecan pie and a bottle of bubbles.
When: Christmas menu available from November 26 to December 26, 2020 (excluding Christmas Day); Christmas Day set menu available on December 25, 2020, 12pm to 6pm; takeaway turkey menu available from November 26 to December 26, 2020 (48 hours advanced ordering required)
Smoke & Barrel, 1/F-2/F, Wyndham Mansion, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2866 2120; smokeandbarrelhk.com
Feather & Bone
Celebrate the festive season with Feather & Bone's sharing menu, which is available from mid-November right up until Boxing Day. Featuring a range of crowd-pleasing appetisers, and a main of roast turkey roulade with cranberry sauce and fig and cinnamon stuffing, served alongside brussel sprouts, house slaw, salads and mashed potatoes. A vegetarian sharing menu will also be available––with both menus finishing with a traditional Christmas pudding with eggnog custard.
When: Christmas sharing menu available from November 16 to December 26, 2020. Guests must book three days in advance of dine in date. (Minimum of four guests required between November 16 and December 20, 2020, with smaller parties accommodated upon special request.)
Feather & Bone, multiple locations across Hong Kong; email@example.com; featherandbone.com.hk
Meats's festive brunch will treat guests to roasted turkey with gravy and cranberry jam, and sides of "ugly potatoes" served with meat jus. There are plenty of festive starters such as Mexican sweet corn succotash with peppers and lima beans, and chicken liver pate with onion jam, brioche and pecan nuts for a celebratory feast.
When: Festive brunch available from December 24 to 27, 2020 from 11:00am to 6:00pm. The menu is also available on 31 December, 2020 and 1 January, 2021.
Meats, 28-30 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2711 1812; piratameats.hk
On Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve, guests can book into Holt's Café and enjoy an abundant free-flow champagne semi-buffet of charcuterie, cheese, fish, salads and more. Served to the table, mains promise not to disappoint with options such as traditional turkey with all the trimmings, and braised wagyu beef cheek with whipped potato. The festivities continue with the restaurant's plentiful dessert buffet filled with festive sweet treats––definitely worth saving room for.
Holt's Café will also serve a festive three-course menu throughout December until January 6.
When: Three-course Christmas menu available from December 1, 2020 to January 6, 2021; free-flow Champagne semi-buffet available on December 24, 25 and 31, 2020.
Holt's Café, 2/F Rosewood Hong Kong Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong; +852 3891 8732; rosewoodhotels.com/en/hong-kong/dining/holts-cafe
Non-Traditional Christmas Dinners
The Legacy House
Not into turkey? Enjoy a Cantonese banquet-style menu at The Legacy House this Christmas. Available exclusively on Christmas Eve, not only will guests be able to enjoy sweeping city views from both the main restaurant and from the private dining rooms, but creative dishes such as roasted goose liver, pork belly, mushroom and double-boiled partridge soup with dried mussel maca root are sure to impress the whole family.
When: Eight-course banquet menu available on December 24, 2020
The Legacy House, 5/F Rosewood Hong Kong Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong; +852 3891 8732; rosewoodhotels.com/en/hong-kong/dining/the-legacy-house
Complete with free-flow drinks and enough dim sum favourites to leave you more than satisfied, Duddell's promises to offer a very festive alternative to turkey. The Christmas brunch menu features seasonal red and green coloured shrimp dumplings, along with dishes including steamed barbecue pork bun, spicy wonton, crispy suckling pig, Peking duck and more.
Duddell's will also be serving an eight-course Christmas set menu, featuring delights such as baked whole lobster, fried Miyazaki A4 wagyu beef and chilled abalone, follows. by petit four and seasonal desserts.
When: Christmas Brunch and eight-course Christmas set available December 24 to 27, 2020
Duddell's, Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2525 9191; duddells.co
Be transported to northwest Italy with a taste of Castellana's modern take on Piedmont cuisine this Christmas. Available from December 7, highlights of the four-course set menu include risotto with Castelmagno cheese, wild turbot with almond and black garlic and a hazelnut sorbet to finish.
While the menu is available throughout the festive season, on December 24, there will be a seven course menu available, featuring Brittany blue lobster ravioli and deer tenderloin.
When: Festive menu available from December 7, 2020 to January 6, 2021
Castellana, 10/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong; +852 3188 5028; castellanahongkong.com
If you're looking for a vibrant venue to celebrate at with friends this season, look no further than Bedu. The group chef's menu, which is available throughout November and December, is just the thing to book if you're looking to toast the festive period with friends. Full of colourful sharing plates and Bedu favourites created by chef Corey, the meal is topped off with the irresistible baklava rice pudding.
Booking for the big day itself? A selection of limited-edition dishes such as crispy fried cauliflower and smoked kingfish will be on offer along with plenty of other Middle-eastern festive delights.
When: Group chef’s menu available throughout November and December, 2020, with a la carte Christmas Day specials available on December 25, 2020
Bedu, 40 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2320 4450; bedurestaurant.com
Showcasing modern Japanese cuisine with multicultural influences, Honjo is serving a Christmas feast with a twist. Along with dishes including tuna cracker, avocado mousse and ikura; wagyu tataki with chorizo oil, Asahi tosazu, crispy quinoa and chives; and Honjo's tempura selection, guests can expect to dine on a deluxe sashimi selection and freshly shucked oysters to ring in the season in style. The tasting menu will be completed by a selection of wines and sakes from Honjo’s 200-bottle-deep cellar.
When: Festive brunch is available from 24 to 27 December, 2020 as well as 31 December 2020, from 11:00am to 6:00pm.
Honjo, 1/F, 77-91 Queen's Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong; +852 2663 3772; honjo.hk
Serving a festive brunch along with a special Christmas feast––which both featuring a hearty main of Jerusalem-stuffed roast shoulder of lamb––Francis is sure to leave you satisfied this season. The Middle Eastern-inspired menus also feature veg-forward dishes, such as smoked carrots and a trio of dolma, along with classic meze such hummus, baked halloumi and falafel—best washed down with one of the restaurant's 30 strong list of eclectic wine labels.
When: Christmas brunch available from December 24 to 27, 2020, 12pm to 3pm.
Francis, 4 & 6 St. Francis Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; +852 3101 9521; francis.com.hk
Delivery and Catering Options
If you're dining at home this Christmas, Big Sur's takeaway turkey set is ideal for feeding a crowd. Serving up to eight people, the menu includes a 4.8kg brined and herb-smoked whole turkey, along with sourdough gravy, and plum and cranberry sauce. Sides such as grilled brussel sprouts and kale with chestnut butter an crispy bacon; smoked duck fat roasted potatoes; pork apple and sage stuffing; desserts and more round out the feast.
How to order: Order online here. Orders must be placed before December 5, with the set available for pick up from Big Sur in Central, District 8 at Elements Mall, or Hue in Tsim Sha Tsui from November 26 to 29, 2020.
Featuring a 7.5kg turkey, gravy, garlic bread, cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potato, honey roast sweet potatoes and roasted vegetables, Morty's made-to-order Festive Feast guarantees you'll be able to sit back and relax this Christmas. Available for pick-up or delivery, the feats comes packaged in Morty's branded box complete with your choice of pie, with add-ons such as honey-glazed ham, salads and more pies are available extras for larger groups.
How to order: Available to order online here, orders must be placed five days in advance, with the Festive Feast available to order until December 31, 2020. Call +852 3665 0900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
Delivering everything you need for a decadent Christmas feast straight to your door, the Mandarin Oriental is the perfect choice for dining at home this year. Choose from an array of traditional festive delights such as roast turkey, honey glazed ham and all the trimmings. A range of seasons desserts are also on offer to complete your spread, including chocolate Yule log, linzer torte and more.
How to order: Orders must be places beforeDecember 19, 2020 for delivery or pick-up between November 16 until December 26, 2020. To order, email email@example.com (orders including turkey and ham must be places 72 hours in advance, with all other orders requiring 48 hours advance notice).
Black Sheep Restaurants
For the first time this year, Black Sheep Restaurants are offering a full festive takeaway feast, conveniently available for pick-up or delivery from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day. Designed for as little as two people, whether you're having an intimate dinner at home or feeding a crowd, you can feast on the likes of oven-roasted turkey breast with confit dark meat and spiced cranberry sauce and rosemary gravy, complete with sides of mashed sweet potato; roasted brussel sprouts with bacon a sage; root vegetable gratin; and mac and cheese.
If you're not in the mood for turkey, guests can opt for a spice-glazed Christmas ham instead, with the menu wrapped up with either a baked apple crumble with salted caramel, or a chocolate chestnut bûche de noël.
How to order: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order. Orders are available for pick up or delivery from December 24 to 26 and must be placed by 18 December, 2020.
Enjoy a Spanish-style Christmas feast at home this year with 22 Ships' En Tu Casa Menu Feliz Navidad. Desiged for four guests, the menu features everything from Iberico cold cuts and Spanish cheese to start, to red snapper with piquillo peppers, blue lobster salpicon and a main of manchego lamb shoulder with panadera potatoes. The set is rounded out with a dessert of burnt Basque cheesecake, with the option to add on a special homemade sloe liquor patxaran with dry vermuth and cava.
How to order: Available from December 1 to 31, 2020. Order online here
Taking the hassle out of Christmas, Ali Oli's stress-free takeaway menu features traditional fare such as roast turkey with apple and walnut stuffing, gravy, cranberry port sauce, baked orange and honey glazed ham and an array of roast vegetables. A la carte ordering is available, along with three festive set menus designed to feed four to 14 people, with the menus also able to be tweaked to suit a range of dietary preferences.
How to order: Order online here. Order must be placed on or before December 18 for delivery between November 15 Nov and December 28, 2020, minimum five days advance ordering required.