Christmas dinner can be a pretty 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.
Then, here are the best festive celebrations in Hong Kong that you can book right now.
10 restaurants for Christmas dinner in Hong Kong
This Christmas, the Chaat at The Rosewood Hong Kong has a vibrant Christmas menu that celebrates the flavors and spices that characterize its upscale comfort dishes. Selections include Chef Manav’s clever variations of traditional Indian street-style bites and are accompanied by sharing-style dishes like Turkey Gilafi Seekh with pepper-covered seekh kebab; Saffron pulao with caramelized onions and garam masala; and Christmas Pudding Kulf.
CHAAT, 5 / F Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 5239 9220
A local goose aged ten days with side dishes; Pine salmon with caviar and whipped cod roe and 70 percent chocolate fondant with kumquat can be enjoyed as part of Roganic’s modern European Christmas menu created by Chef Ashley Salmon.
Roganic, UG08, Sino Plaza, 255 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay; +852 2817 8383
Lobster bar and grill
To celebrate Shangri-La’s 50th Christmas in style, Shangri-La Island has launched a program of enchanted wonders. For an unforgettable dining experience, the timeless Lobster Bar and Grill offers a three-course Christmas roast with choices such as lobster bisque, a seafood platter, and a prawn cocktail to share. To get in the mood, the renowned mixologists at the Lobster Bar have also created special cocktails: a classic mulled wine with warm wine and whiskey; a creamy brandy eggnog with whiskey, vanilla, milk and nutmeg; and an aromatic gingerbread martini with Absolute Elyx vodka, rose syrup and gingerbread.
Lobster Bar and Grill at Island Shangri-La, Level 56, Pacific Place, Supreme Ct Rd, Central; +852 2820 8560
The Niçoise LPM restaurant has launched a range of special dishes inspired by the French Riviera to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve with elegance and freshness. Seasonal specialties include celery, pear and caper tartar salad; Scallop Tartare with Seasonal Granny Smith Apples; Oysters au gratin with Provencal-inspired butter; and grilled “Black Onyx” sirloin steak with mini girolle mushrooms. The limited menus and cocktails can be enjoyed in a glamorous and festive atmosphere at the bar and in the main dining room.
LPM, 23-29 Stanley Street Shop 1, 1 / F, H, Queen’s, Central; +852 2887 1113
Opened in 1953 and now located where the famous ballroom of The Peninsula once was, the Michelin-starred Gaddi’s offers the perfect setting for a large celebration. This year, the gala dinner on Christmas Eve by chef Albin Gobil includes delicacies such as wild French turbot with Beurre Blanc champagne, mussels and root vegetables; Miéral quail with chestnuts, smoked pork belly and black truffle; and bitter orange jam with vanilla ice cream and caramelized almonds.
Gaddi’s, 1 / F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 2696 6763
For an Anglo-Indian culinary experience on The Peak, chefs Palash Mitra and Kumaran Balaji from Rajasthan Rifles present an incomparable sharing-style family celebration. Choices include Diwali favorites like the made-to-order Chaat counter, and exciting novelties like the slow-cooked lamb Shank Korma and a live Raan and Charga chicken counter. A convivial atmosphere, strong flavors and an incomparable view of Hong Kong can certainly turn into a unique Christmas Eve.
Rajasthan Rifles, The Peak Galleria, Shop G01 G / F, 118 Peak Road, Central; +852 2388 8874
Catalan restaurant La Rambla brings a range of traditional family dishes to Hong Kong that you can enjoy for brunch and dinner during the Christmas season. Highlights include pollastre rostit (fried spring chicken with seasonal mushrooms); Tronc de Nadal (traditional Catalan Christmas cake with chocolate); and sarsuela de rap (an earthy stew made from monkfish, Boston lobster, clams, and mussels). The restaurant evokes the cheerful spirit of Barcelona and also offers the opportunity to enjoy free-flow drinks.
La Rambla, 3071-73 level 3, ifc shopping center, Central; +852 2661 1161
Holt’s Café at Rosewood Hong Kong, the go-to place for the ultimate east-west experience, is offering a new selection of delicious and upscale dishes this month. Celebrated for mastering both local classics and international favorites, this year the culinary team is offering a seafood half platter with Boston lobster, oysters, king crab, king prawns, lemon mignonette and cocktail sauce; Pumpkin risotto with aged balsamic vinegar and parmesan; Chicken in Soy Sauce with Ginger and Spring Onions; and braised abalone and goose feet. At the end of the festive meal, a selection of the hotel’s famous desserts will also be served.
Holts Cafe, Rosewood Hong Kong Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui; +852 3891 8732
The recently opened Honjokko is celebrating its first Christmas season with a gourmet feast filled with Japanese ingredients and international influences. The highlights of the menu include Madai Truffle Kombu with cured sea bream and black truffle soy; Wagyu Beef Tataki with Shishito Pepper, Chorizo Oil and Roasted Rice; and a festive sushi platter with nigiri, gunkan, maki and Scottish rock oysters.
Honjokko, The Sixteenth, 2 / F, Oxford House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay; +852 2788 1996
During this festive season, the award-winning Mott 32 restaurant offers a Christmas menu of modern Chinese delicacies and Mott 32 signature like South Australian lobster Har Gow with Yunnan ham; Drunk Abalone with Hua Tiao; and Mott 32’s famous Apple Wood Roasted 42 Days Peking Duck.
Mott 32, Standard Chartered Bank Building, Des Voeux Rd Central, Central; +852 2885 8688