Next Thursday is the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, and what better way to celebrate a communist anniversary than with a bunch of huge explosions? Of course we’re talking about fireworks. We’ve picked some of the best seats and feasts to enjoy while watching the magnificent “smoke flowers” over Victoria Harbor. ToTT’s and Roof Terrace Located on the top floor of The Excelsior Hotel, ToTT’s new modern roof terrace offers a breathtaking view of the Hong Kong cityscape. To celebrate National Day, they’ve put out two great promotional menus for you to enjoy while you “ooh” and “aah” over the fireworks. Starting at 6pm on October 1, a seafood platter featuring freshly shucked oysters, Alaskan crab legs, and other sumptuous seafood items will be available on the terrace and in the main dining room. The seafood package is priced at $1,168 and includes a bottle of Mumm Champagne. A semi-buffet will also be served in the indoor dining room from 6:30-10pm for $788, or $888 with a glass of bubbly. Top Floor, The Excelsior, 281 Gloucester Rd., Causeway Bay, 2837-6786 . Cuisine Cuisine What better way to celebrate National Day than with the national cuisine? IFC’s popular Cantonese restaurant Cuisine Cuisine has one of the best fireworks-watching spots on Hong Kong side and the restaurant has a stellar line-up to go along with the equally stellar view. The special menu goes for $680 per person (minimum two-person order) and features delicacies such as braised whole abalone with premium oyster sauce, and wok-fried Angus beef cubes with black truffles. End the night with a selection of the restaurant’s delicious Chinese-style petit fours. And don’t forget to take advantage of Cuisine Cuisine’s fantastic wine list—after all, no celebration is complete without a couple of glasses. 3101, Podium Level 3, IFC Mall, Central, 2393-3933 . Le 188° The spectacular 188-degree city view at this still-fairly-new Harbour Grand Hotel restaurant provides the perfect backdrop for the fireworks display. With its dimmed lighting and beautiful Swarovski chandeliers, Le 188° is one of the most romantic spots for dinner on October 1... all the more so with the aphrodisiac-laden seafood platter on the fantastic six-course menu from executive chef, Jeno Friedl. The $1,380 menu is worth the splurge, featuring indulgent dishes such as Alaskan giant scallop with black truffle foam, poached quail egg and crispy squid ink rice. And for a totally different fireworks-watching experience, grab a seat and unwind at Le 188° Lounge and Terrace. Wines, cocktails and canapés are available at this alfresco venue. On the big day, there will be a $588 minimum charge for terrace access from 7:30-9pm, and a $288 minimum after the fireworks display from 9pm until 1am. 41/F, Harbour Grand Hong Kong, 23 Oil St., North Point, 2121-2688 . Santa Lucia Restaurant & Sky Bar If you want to celebrate October 1 sans the over-the-top hoopla, head over to Hotel Panorama’s Santa Lucia restaurant. Tucked away in a quiet part of Tsim Sha Tsui and situated on the 38th floor of Rhombus Group’s Kowloon-side hotel, Santa Lucia offers a stunning panoramic harbor view, making it a great location for a cozy national night out. Reserve the “Ring Side Seats” for the best view of the fireworks while you savor Chef Kam’s innovative modern Asian five-course menu ($1,288 per person). Start with a delightfully fresh Canadian sea urchin and sea prawn carpaccio with Asian herb salad but save room for the mains (think Alaska crab leg meat on cabbage wrapped in sea bass). And for a perfectly sweet ending, cap the night off with the restaurant’s deluxe dessert platter, featuring chocolate tarts, mousse cakes and more. 38/F, 8A Hart Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3550-0262 . WoolooMooloo Tsim Sha Tsui East You don’t necessarily have to be on a dizzying top floor somewhere to get an amazing view of the October 1 fireworks. You can catch the lavish National Day celebration at WoolooMooloo’s TST East outlet. The harbor view is great whether you’re enjoying it with the comfortable sea breeze blowing by at their casual ground floor alfresco seating area, or sitting in the classy dining room upstairs. The restaurant’s also prepared a special menu to celebrate the big day, priced at only $495 per person. Begin with either the chilled roast beef tenderloin niçoise salad or the decadent-sounding salmon and scallop carpaccio before moving onto other dishes like the signature Aussie grain-fed rib-eye steak. Shop G7/G8, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2722-7050 . Watermark Want an unobstructed floor-to-ceiling wraparound view, RIGHT on the edge of Victoria Harbor itself? Head over to Watermark at the Central Ferry Pier. This swanky 3,300-square-foot restaurant is about as good as it gets in terms of location, especially for the National Day party. And (pleasantly) surprisingly enough, Watermark’s October 1 Firework set dinner is fairly economical compared to many other restaurants of their caliber. Their four-course menu may not be as extravagant as other places but that’s not to say you won’t be in for a fantastically delicious meal. Salads with tiger prawns and main-course choices, which include their specialty roasted aged rib-eye steak... for $550 a pop, we’re definitely not complaining. 1/F, Central Pier 7, Central, 2167-7251 .