Whether you’re celebrating your first Christmas in Hong Kong or you are a seasoned merry-maker abroad, if you’re living in a typical flat with a sorry excuse for a kitchen, you’re unlikely to be whipping up a turkey dinner. So, leave the dishes for a day and splash out on a feast of epic proportions. Treat yourself – it is Christmas, after all…
For the ultimate in decadent buffets, head to the Food Gallery at the Langham Hotel between Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. Available for both lunch and dinner, the Christmas buffet meal promises fresh oysters, lobster and an array of jet-fresh seafood, plus a turkey carving station, and an opulent chocolate fountain to end your meal. Santa promises to make a special appearance, too, making this a Christmas to remember for the little ones. Lunch costs $608, while dinner prices start from $878.
At Christmas time, everyone tends to give into excess. Morton’s is a firm believer in treating yourself, and its festive dinners on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (plus lunch on Christmas Eve) start as they mean to go on. Morton’s offers diners the choice of five appetiser selections, plus steak or lobster as the main course. The meal concludes with either a trio of desserts, the signature Morton’s hot chocolate cake or the decadent chocolate layer cake – because if you can’t at Christmas, when can you? Prices start from $1,388.
From Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day, Gaucho is bringing its guests the flame-grilled flavours of Argentina – with lunch sittings between 11am and 4pm, and dinner sessions beginning at 6pm. Christmas lunch packages are each allocated a festive moniker, starting with Rudolph Reindeer ($518 for unlimited starters, sides and desserts with your main), Santa Claus ($618 for the same package with the addition of unlimited soft drinks and mocktails) and escalating to the Snowflake ($768, including free-flow Veuve Clicquot champagne and selected cocktails). Each package promises winter classics like braised lamb shanks, plus the option of Gaucho’s signature steaks, accompanied by the classic festive trimmings and side dishes.
Five-course dinners, which are available on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day promise a wealth of luxury. And vegetarians can rejoice – this isn’t one of those dinners you’ll be left picking from the trimmings and roast veg. With 270 degree views of Victoria Harbour from the restaurant, there are few places in Hong Kong that boast a better view, with the harbour-front buildings putting on quite the show with their festive lights. Dinners start from $668 per person.
For a true taste of Italy, head to Pirata this Christmas for its six-course tasting menu, featuring a range of homemade dishes that include pasta, steak, meatballs and traditional desserts from $550 per person. Diners have the option to add on a free-flow package for an additional $220, giving a true toast to Christmas. The Christmas tasting menu is exclusively available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Christmas meals are best shared among family and friends, and Pici takes this to heart. Its festive brunch boasts a range of large, sharing-style dishes including a number of its famed pastas. For just $280 per person, the Festive Brunch is available from 23rd to 26th December and includes a glass of Prosecco and a Panetonne dessert.
If you’ve been a little too heavy on the merrymaking this month, a trip to the doctor might be in order. Thankfully, this medicine tastes just fine going down (the spoonful of sugar is entirely optional). Dr Fern’s Acoustic Afternoon Tea on Christmas Day promises live carols, mellow music performances and a range of ornate, traditional teacakes, priced at $498 per couple. If you’re looking to continue on your merry way, opt for a Christmas G&T for an additional $80.
Popular speakeasy Foxglove is bringing in a wealth of home comforts this Christmas, offering guests dinner and a film with a festive twist. Screenings of The Holiday and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York will accompany a three-course meal, with seatings offered at 6.30pm and 8.45pm. Early bird tickets cost $580 and are available until 12th December, after which point tickets will cost $650. Boxing Day revellers will also find their fair share of fun here, with half priced drinks throughout the day.
Celebrating the best of British fare, Gough’s on Gough has prepared a seven-course Christmas menu, boasting decadent winter fare, fresh takes on classic dishes and all the Christmas trimmings, presented with a fine dining flair. The menu is available for $988 on Christmas Eve and $1,488 on Christmas day, with the option to upgrade to a wine pairing dinner available on both evenings.
From 23rd to 25th December, Two MacDonnell Road is offering a festive buffet to rival the best. At the Café Bar on 8, guests can indulge with a glass of GH Mumm champagne, have their fill at traditional carving stations and receive the ultimate gift – a visit from Santa himself, who is set to distribute prizes and giveaways throughout the meal. Prices start from $438 per person.