15 best Christmas dinner menus in Hong Kong for 2022, from classic turkey at Rosewood or beef Wellington at JW Marriott, to Michelin-starred Cantonese or Korean fare at Ritz-Carlton and Hansik Goo
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – or it might if the temperature decides to drop another 10 degrees – and after the year we’ve had, we owe it to ourselves to thoroughly enjoy the festive season. If you’ve been put in charge of booking the Christmas meal for your friends, family or colleagues, here are the best blowout menus in town.
1. The Bayside
The Bayside is offering two festive Mediterranean menus – a seven-course Christmas Deluxe Dinner Menu (HK$458) and an eight-course Christmas Extravagant Dinner (HK$568), both available exclusively on December 24 and 25. The Deluxe dinner includes two starters, two warm tapas, two main courses and a festive dessert. The Extravagant set begins with 36-month Paletilla Iberico ham followed by foie gras on butter brioche, and Maryland crab cakes with wasabi mayo. Mains include lobster and dry-aged Wagyu, and the set finishes with a cheese plate and yule log cake.
Shop G1, G/F, Whampoa Garden, 18 Tak Fung Street, Hung Hom
Wan Chai’s premier spot for “beef-led dining” is offering carnivores a present this Christmas: a seven-course Bonne Fête à Bifteck menu, priced at HK$1,280 per person and available on December 24-26, 31 and January 1. The festivities commence with an amuse-bouche, a home-made brioche of beef and veal tartare topped with dry caviar, teamed with a red prawn and spot shrimp crispy roll that shines within a coat of citrus jelly and yogurt cream. The centrepiece of Bifteck’s festive feast is a Wagyu showdown: snow-aged A5 Wagyu plated against USDA Wagyu, which pits the sweetest tri-tip steak against the US heavyweight of prime: a juicy short rib.
23/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai
3. The Butchers Club Grille
A three-course Christmas menu (HK$588) is available for dinner on Christmas Eve, and lunch and dinner on Christmas Day, at the Butchers Club Grille. The choice of starters includes a classic Caesar salad, creamy lobster bisque with a touch of cognac, or butter-baked crab cake served with red pepper remoulade. For mains, there is sea bass, linguine truffle carbonara and plenty of Butchers Club’s famous steak options – wet-aged Australian fillet, 30 days dry-aged USDA bone-in rib-eye, or 30 days dry-aged USDA porterhouse (for an extra HK$300).
G/F, Westlands Gardens, 12 Westlands Road, Quarry Bay
The JW Marriott is offering guests different festive dining choices across its F&B outlets. At the Lounge and JW Café there are various buffet ideas but for a proper five-course dinner feast, head to Flint on the fifth floor. Here you can indulge in everything from tantalising pork pâté with Iberico ham, or beef Wellington with red wine jus, to red king prawn risotto with shellfish broth. Sweeten up the meal with handcrafted desserts, like chocolate ganache, chocolate crémeux and chocolate mousse. Available Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day at HK$1,188 per person.
5/F, JW Marriott, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
5. Hansik Goo
If you feel Western Christmas classics have been done to death, try the offerings at Michelin-starred Korean restaurant Hansik Goo. Diners can choose between a six-course lunch set (HK$1,180) and an eight-course dinner set (HK$1,980) on December 24-26, 31 and January 1. Sample naengchae, which features Alaskan king crab, scallop, deodeok and a pine nut dressing, and an appetising barbecue trio of tender hanwoo strip loin, flavourful Korean pork and eel. The sets end on a sweet note with a special Christmas dessert designed by the restaurant’s talented pastry team.
1/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central
American steak and smokehouse Henry is celebrating the festive season with Christmas and New Year’s packages. On the evening of December 24, indulge in a five-course Christmas Eve menu (HK$1,688) including oysters and champagne to start with, followed by hearty festive mains such as herb-roasted turkey and smoked prime rib. À la carte festive specials will also be available on December 25 and 26.
5/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
If you want some of the best harbour views with your Christmas meal, Hue should be at the top of your list. It offers a four-course Christmas dinner menu (HK$880) available on December 24 and 25, as well as a three-course lunch menu (HK$780) on Christmas Day. Star of the show is Hue’s elegant take on Christmas turkey, where the bird is pressed and wrapped with sourdough chestnut stuffing with lapsang jus, and served alongside savoy cabbage and poached quince for a touch of sweetness.
1/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
8. Little Bao
This Christmas, May Chow has crafted a menu of tasty fusion bites and signature fluffy baos to celebrate the holiday season. Dig into the special duck bao (HK$128), which features succulent duck leg confit sandwiched alongside coriander and a refreshing cucumber salad in one of Little Bao’s signature buns, with a spread of cranberry jam and feisty Dijon mustard and mala dressing. Winter turkey croquettes made with minced turkey ragout and seasoned with traditional roasted turkey stuffing spices are also available as a festive side.
1-3 Shin Hing Street, Sheung Wan
9. Mr Wolf
One of Central’s best-value Christmas sets can be found at Mr Wolf. From December 1, every day between noon and 2:30pm, you can tuck into the holiday set lunch (starting from HK$268) and enjoy a selection of comforting holiday-inspired treats including a hearty cranberry-stuffed sausage roll for starter with a light grilled sea bream accompanied by farfalle, and a flavour-packed lobster cream sauce for main. A three-course festive celebration menu (HK$528) is available at dinner, which includes all the classics such as roast turkey breast and Christmas pudding.
5/F, Crawford House, 70 Queen’s Road Central, Central
10. Terrace by LQV
If you’re tired of the usual options in Central or TST, escape to the Southside for something a little different. Available from December 23 to January 2 at Terrace by LQV, head chef Timothé Giry’s (HK$988) four-course Réveillon menu brings together the best of festive French cuisine. Upon arrival, guests are served champagne and canapés which they can enjoy on the terrace overlooking Stanley Bay. Following that, options include oyster vichyssoise and caviar, Burgundy snails with caviar, truffle pigeon pithivier and Yule log cake for dessert.
Shop 505, Stanley Plaza, 23 Carmel Road, Stanley
11. Tin Lung Heen
The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is another hotel with different offerings throughout its dining establishments. The Lounge & Bar is offering lunch and dinner buffets, while Tosca di Angelo has prepared four-course lunch and eight-course dinner sets. However, who says you can’t enjoy authentic Cantonese cuisine as part of your Christmas celebrations? For that, head to the two-Michelin-starred Tin Hung Leen where chef de cuisine Paul Lau has created a Christmas Eve set dinner (HK$2,388) that includes the likes of wok-fried Wagyu beef with bell peppers in XO sauce, and double-boiled sea conch soup with fresh abalone and red dates.
102/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road, West Kowloon
Michelin-starred Whey is offering patrons the option of a six-course lunch set (HK$1,288) or a nine-course dinner (HK$1,988) over Christmas (December 24-25, 31) and the New Year (January 1, dinner only). Expect the same well-constructed flavours and textures that have made Whey such a hit since opening. Especially appealing is the festive dessert – a lovely house-made kueh lapis with ginger biscuit, almond ganache and tea ice-cream that should serve as a grand finale to either scrumptious set.
UG/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central
Specialising in Czech cuisine, Pivo draws upon quintessential European flavours for its Christmas menu. The five-course set meal, priced at HK$468 per person, opens with a choice of either traditional salmon gravlax or an indulgent foie gras salad, followed by a creamy chestnut and wild mushroom soup. Mains consist of a turkey roulade with all the trimmings or a king prawn and scallop dish served in a lobster jus, and a marshmallow and vanilla gelato closes the meal.
Shop R004, Civic Square, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon
14. Sunset Grill
Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung offers a range of festive wine and dine options across its outlets, but for a festive meal to remember, its options at the Sunset Grill are sure to delight. A decadent brunch is available on December 24, December 31 and January 1, priced at HK$988 per adult with an optional HK$298 champagne pairing. The restaurant also offers a six-course set dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (from HK$1,298), with highlights including Alaskan black cod and a Wellington-style beef tenderloin, while the New Year’s Eve menu (from HK$1,398) includes a lobster bisque and Australian M5 Wagyu beef tartare.
19/F, Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel, 9 Yi Tung Road, Tung Chung
15. Alto Bar & Grill
Alto sits atop one of Causeway Bay’s many skyscrapers, offering patrons an unbeatable view of its city surrounds. The bar and grill hosts a handful of festive wine and dine options, but its Christmas dinner menu (available on December 24) makes for a decadent Christmas meal indeed. Five-course menus are inclusive of a Jerusalem artichoke soup with black truffle and pork and pistachio pie starters. Fish course options include a tiger prawn dish or seafood platter, while mains include a classic turkey with all the trimmings, a slow-cooked sirloin or roast cod. A mince pie and Christmas pudding ice cream finish the meal. Dinners cost HK$758 while wine pairings are available for an additional HK$338.
31/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay
- The city’s hotels and restaurants are going all-out for the holidays this year, whether serving up Iberico ham at The Bayside or prime rib and oysters washed down with champagne at Rosewood’s Henry
- If you fancy an Asian feast over the typical turkey, nosh on Alaskan king crab and scallops at Hansik Goo, or Wagyu in XO sauce and double-boiled sea conch soup with fresh abalone at Tin Lung Heen