Sip sip, hooray! Where to celebrate the New Year in Hong Kong: 6 best places to book, from Rosewood’s Michelin-starred Chaat and the world’s tallest bar Ozone at The Ritz-Carlton, to Aqua’s rooftop
With its sights firmly fixed on a brighter year ahead, Aqua’s Welcome to the Future New Year’s Eve party begins with a five-course menu and offers patrons front-row seats to the light show display in the harbour. Priced at a fitting HK$2,023 per person, courses include slow-cooked lobster and Kurobuta pork with foie gras and truffle, with an optional two-hour free flow offering of Veuve Clicquot champagne and sake (HK$388). For those who want to keep the party going late into the night, live DJ performances on the rooftop – with two cocktails and free-flowing champagne – begin at 9.30pm.
17/F, H Zentre, 15 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
L/F, Four Seasons Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central
Nobody wants their night to end at a police station, but in this case, you might not mind starting there. Tai Kwun – the old police quarters – hosts an array of countdown celebrations this month. Cantina borrows inspiration from Venice for the night and hosts a Venetian Carnival New Year’s Eve party. Doors open at 9.30pm and the evening promises live performances, a DJ curating the evening’s soundtrack and all manner of masquerade mayhem. Tickets cost HK$498-HK$620 and are inclusive of free-flow Veuve Clicquot champagne and cocktails until midnight, while the party carries on until 2am.
Police Headquarters Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central
5/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
The Ritz-Carlton plays host to all manner of indulgent festivities throughout Christmas, and its New Year’s celebrations are no exception. Guests at Ozone will feel like they’re on top of the world – and raising a glass in the world’s tallest bar, they’d be right to think so. The countdown party on the terrace begins at 10pm and continues into the early hours, but those looking for a full-evening affair can opt for the dinner buffet, priced at HK$1,568 per adult.
118/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon
49/F, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
- Wine and dine your way into 2023 at Lorenzo Antinori’s Argo at the Four Seasons, ranked on Asia’s Top 50 list, or tuck into chef Manav Tuli’s Michelin menu at Chaat
- Salisterra at The Upper House offers gorgeous views with a feast cooked up by chef Cary Docherty, while Cantina at Tai Kwun will host a Venetian Carnival party with Veuve Clicquot