It's party time
9 Star Street, Wan Chai, 25292300
Ring in the New Year, Spanish style, on Star Street with a five-course dinner at HK$588 per person, or have a festive party menu for HK$298 per person with a minimum of eight guests.
Amaroni's Little Italy
LG132 Festival Walk, 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, 22658818
For HK$988 for two people, enjoy a seafood and red bell pepper bisque, ricotta salad with crabmeat, avocado and tomato, grilled rib eye and king prawn or Boston lobster and seafood risotto, and a dessert of white chocolate cheesecake.
29 & 30/F, One Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 34272288
Check out the view from the Penthouse at One Peking Road with a New Year's Eve menu at HK$1,488. The meal includes marinated raw Sicilian red prawn on aubergine cream, sashimi and sushi, grilled foie gras and braised Japanese aubergine in radish broth, followed by Champagne and beluga risotto with scampi. The choice of mains are panfried turbot with seared foie gras or Japanese-style grilled wagyu tenderloin. End the meal with Italian zabaione, sweetened with Vin Santo wine.
2/F, Chater House, 8 Connaught Road, Central, 35832828
Countdown to the New Year in style at Armani/Aqua with a dinner menu at HK$1,488. Dishes include giant prawn, abalone, yellow tail sashimi, fatty tuna and wagyu sushi, complemented with an Italian entree of panfried scallop with goose liver and turnip risotto with marinated sardine fillets. Mains include charcoal-grilled sea bass with king prawn tempura and cod roe sauce, and an Italian lamb fillet sweet bread in pistachio crust with raspberry vinegar.
G/F, One Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui, 27210202
The Australian grill and bar has a three- or four-course set dinner, HK$288 for the former, HK$338 the latter. Dishes include caramelised goose liver terrine, crab and macadamia stuffed prawns, angel hair pasta with charcoal grilled prawns, roast turkey loin with seasonal fillings, smoked grilled barramundi fillet, and vanilla cream pavlova with Christmas pudding, ice cream and fresh cherry compote.
Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay
8 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, 39803000
Kudos has a late dinner buffet to ring in the New Year that starts at 9.30pm until midnight. For HK$486 (HK$288 child), guests will get a Christmas macaroon gift box each, complimentary party favours and unlimited pouring of Champagne, house wine, soft drinks and juice.
Dan Ryan's Chicago Grill
Shop 114 Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 28454600; Shop 315 Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, 27356111; LG228 Festival Walk, 80 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, 22658811
Have blast at Dan Ryan's with a set dinner that includes mushroom cappuccino soup, mixed seafood salad with crabmeat, shrimp, avocado and egg, US rib eye steak and grilled shrimp and pina colada cake with ice cream for dessert. The price is HK$988 for two.
30/F, iSquare, 63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 24873688
Hang out on the 30th floor of iSquare to mark the beginning of the year. A guest DJ will be spinning the discs and for six people it will cost HK$1,980 that includes a magnum of Moet & Chandon Champagne. If the deposit is paid on or before December 15, guests will receive an additional bottle of house wine.
GOLD by Harlan Goldstein
Level 2, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, 28699986
Countdown to the New Year with a tasting menu at HK$1,280 that includes Sardinian smoked eel with caviar, pasta with Spanish red prawn in shrimp sauce and slow-cooked Italian baby sea bass finished with Gold's dessert surprise. Then head out to the patio for drinks to midnight.
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, 25847722
Celebrate the New Year in style with dinner and dancing to a live band at One Harbour Road. The price is HK$1,740 per person and the festivities go on until 1am.
Harbour Plaza Metropolis
7 Metropolis Drive, Hung Hom, 31606880
Ring in 2012 at Harbour Club Sky Terrace on the 20th floor of the hotel. For HK$358 per person, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine, a standard drink as well as a snack buffet.
Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel
1 Castle Peak Road, Gold Coast, 24528888
The Atrium Lobby Lounge has an Extravaganza Party for HK$788 (HK$488 children) that includes a lavish dinner buffet and toasting Champagne.
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong
Lobby Level, Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 23111234
Hugo's chef Richard Sawyer will tempt diners into 2012 with a delectable six-course New Year's Eve dinner at HK$1,388 per person with live music. On the menu are foie gras ballotine with duck ham and golden raisins, open ravioli of Alaskan king crab meat with black truffle and asparagus nage, followed by langoustine bisque with smoked bacon and scallops. Diners can choose between grilled USDA prime tenderloin and roast Australian rack of lamb before tucking into a warm chocolate tart for a sweet New Year.
InterContinental Hong Kong
18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 23132323
Look forward to 2012 at Lobby Lounge from 8.30pm onwards with the Count Down Dance Party with the Midnight Sun band. SPOON by Alain Ducasse has an eight-course New Year's Eve dinner for HK$3,288, and Nobu has an eight-course omakase dinner for HK$2,488.
InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong
70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, 27215161
During December, Tiffany's New York Bar will offer traditional mulled wine, Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial Champagne as well as Champagne cocktails such as Winter Berry Bellini, Snow Ball Fizz, X'mas and Poinsettia. For December 31, countdown to 2012 with a live music performance from 5th Dimension.
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong, 28108366
The Marriott Cafe has a countdown dinner buffet from 8.45pm to midnight at HK$920 for adults (HK$590 child).
Langham Place, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, 35523388
Head to The Backyard outdoors for a New Year's Eve dinner that includes wagyu beef, fresh seafood and gourmet pizzas. Sit back and enjoy the tunes spun by one of Hong Kong's hottest DJs. The cost is HK$598 (HK$388 child) from 6.30pm.
5 Connaught Road, Central, 25220111
Pierre will be offering a French gourmet celebration with Ruinart Champagne at M bar before moving to the nine-course dinner at HK$4,388 per person. For HK$3,488, Mandarin Grill + Bar will also have Ruinart Champagne before the six-course dinner accompanied with a live jazz band. The grand seafood buffet with a glass of Champagne and live jazz from 9.30pm-12.30am at Clipper Lounge. The late dinner buffet starts at 9pm at HK$1,488 (HK$748 child). Party into 2012 at the Captain's Bar or M Bar.
Regal Riverside Hotel
34-36 Tai Chung Kiu Road, Sha Tin, 26497878
Eat well into the New Year with L'Eau Restaurant's New Year's Eve supper buffet from 10pm-1am. Charges are HK$288 for adults (HK$188 child). Or head to Scene Bar to ring in 2012. For HK$238 guests can dance the night away and have unlimited standard drinks and cocktails.
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, 22632263
Ring in 2012 at the tallest bar in Hong Kong at Ozone, where guests can party at HK$1,000 per person including a glass of Champagne. For a stylish view, The Lounge & Bar has a late dinner buffet at HK$1,688 per person with free-flowing Billetcart-Salmon Brut Reserve NV, or go upmarket at HK$2,488 with free-flowing Louis Roederer, Cristal 2004.
25/F, Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, 25371388
New Year's Eve will be a gourmet feast at SEVVA with an eight-course banquet for HK$3,880 that includes a welcome glass of Krug Grande Cuvee Champagne, squid ink farfalle with sweet peas, double-boiled consomm?of partridge, and a main of either Kurobuta pork chop in prune sauce, or coral garoupa with king scallops. Live entertainment will be provided by Dutch artist Sandy Kandau and a capella group Metro.
The Upper House
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, 39681106
Chef Gray Kunz has a celebration menu at Cafe Gray Deluxe to mark the end of 2011 with dishes that include lobster tartare, truffle roasted poularde, seared lamb roulade, chilled soup of lemon verbena tea, vanilla-semolina souffl?and baked pear in sauternes for HK$1,950 per person.
Alternatively gather for the countdown with DJ Maarten Goetheer with free-flow Champagne Duval Leroy at the Sky Lounge from 10pm till late, at HK$600 per person.
The Venetian Macao
Estrada da Baia de N. Senhora da Esperanca, s/n,Taipa, Macau, (853) 2882 8888
Head to Macau to celebrate the beginning of 2012. Portofino in The Venetian Macao has a lavish dinner that includes ballotine of pigeon and goose liver, double-boiled capon consumme with veal and Parma ham tortellini, roasted scallop and Cotechino sausage, wagyu tenderloin with Australian baby lobster, and a Venetian fire cracker delight for dessert. The cost is MOP788 per person, MOP988 with wine pairings.
1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, 37172222
Groove to the last hours and minutes of 2011 at the Great Room on the seventh floor, where the event is called 'Hed Kandi - Disco's Revenge'. It's HK$1,480 until December 30 and includes an open bar with standard drinks from 11pm to 3am with light snacks at 2am. Meanwhile the party begins at Living Room from 10pm with a DJ spinning the discs well into the New Year. At HK$588 per person this includes free-flowing Perrier-Jouet with berries and nuts to share, or indulge in a variety of cocktails.