Alto

Situated on the 31st floor of the V Point tower, Alto offers diners breathtaking views across Victoria Harbour and a classic menu with a modern twist. This Christmas, the restaurant features some of its finest grill items. Its Christmas set dinner (HK$588 per person) includes starters of beef tartare and sauce gribiche served with cured egg yolk, sage and grilled sourdough, mains of grilled USDA hanger steak served with asparagus in truffle butter and signature steak sauce, and desserts such as raspberry and vanilla macaroon trifle served with maraschino drunken berries.

For reservations, call 2603 7181.

Angelini

Enjoy Christmas Day at Angelini in the Kowloon Shangri-La with a four-, five- or six-course set with dishes that include tuna tartare with Mediterranean flavours and Arma di Taggia olive powder, home-made chitarra pasta with black truffle, Apennines pecorino cheese sauce, and a choice of turbot or pink veal tenderloin followed by cheese or coconut and tapioca soup with caramelised banana, espresso ice cream and Piedmont hazelnut chocolate. From HK$788 to HK$990 per person.


For reservations, call 2733 8750.

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Arbor

The newly opened Arbor offers guests this Christmas a French fine-dining experience with a creative “Finnish touch”. Finnish chef de cuisine Eric Räty takes us to his beautiful homeland via French cooking techniques and premium ingredients sourced mainly from Japan, including marbled Waygu beef, king crab, sea urchin, and seasonal fruits like Dekopon oranges and Amaou strawberries. An eight-course dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day costs
HK$2,988 per person, while the five-course Christmas Day and Boxing Day lunch costs HK$1,288 per person.

For reservations, call 3185 8388.

Aqua

Enjoy breathtaking views and Christmas illuminations from the top of One Peking this Christmas while tucking into some great food. The festive five-course menu featuring contemporary Italian and Japanese cuisine includes roasted Dover sole with lemon and capers, cauliflower and Osetra caviar, and grilled Angus beef tenderloin with Arima sansho and black truffle butter soy. Vegetarian menus are also available. A celestial luxe tiramisu rounds off the menu. HK$1,288, with an extra HK$688 for wine pairing.

For reservations, call 3427 2288.

Bedu

Bedu may be what you are looking for if you crave some modern Middle Eastern food this Christmas. The cosy space features the region’s diverse street-food culture and rich culinary traditions with a contemporary approach. Designed for sharing, its festive menu (HK$420 per person) includes starters like muhammara (red pepper dip) served with home-made flatbread; mains including gluten-free slow baked salmon walnut tarator with tahini yogurt, and lamb kibbe with zhoug labneh, pine nut and cranberry salad; and desserts including lemon and pistachio clafoutis.

For reservations, call 2320 4450.

BLT Steak

To savour some of the best prime steaks from the US and Australia this Christmas, American steakhouse BLT Steak may be what you are looking for. It offers a Christmas brunch menu from noon to 4pm (HK$248 for buffet only; HK$168 for children’s buffet; HK$368 for buffet plus one main), including unlimited appetisers, salad, a weekly carving station, dessert buffet, and mains like seven peppercorn-crusted black Angus burger, citrus mustard marinated hanger steak, and herb-roasted chicken.

For reservations, call 2730 3508.

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Blue

Specialist meat house Blue is bringing protein lovers a warm holiday season menu (HK$550 per person). Offerings include house-made corn bread served with Canadian maple syrup or smoked paprika sour cream; free-range Hunter Valley turkey breast served with chimichurri or house-made gravy, sage stuffing, roasted-garlic mashed potatoes; Brussels sprouts with honey and chilli, and caramelised pineapple that includes pumpkin seed crumble and toffee pumpkin pie.

For reservations, call 2613 9286.

Cha Bei

If you are spending this festive season in Macau, try Cha Bei for its four-course dinner that features a delicately crafted Beef Wellington served with winter truffle jus, salmon en croute and pine noisette chocolate cake. It is where to be if you want a special date night with your loved one, for its restaurant concept is beautiful. Cha Bei, meaning “tea cup” in Chinese, is a fusion of design-led dining, retail and creative social spaces with culinary flair and art. It is a place that seems to resonate with different stories, where one can find wholesome food, interesting gifts and aromatic boutique teas. The restaurant is located at the Galaxy Macau in Cotai.

For reservations, call +853 8883 2221.

Coyote

For those in the mood for a Mexican-themed Christmas lunch, Coyote is offering festive meals of three courses (HK$328 per person) and four courses (HK$368 per person), specifically made for sharing, until Boxing Day. Starters include Oaxaca seafood tomato bisque soup served with mini cheese nachos. Mains include roast turkey breast stuffed with butternut squash, chorizo and thyme or Texas-Cajun rubbed lamb short loin. For dessert, try the traditional baked apple and cranberry crumble or the exciting
Chill Out cake with mango, chocolate and chilli peppers.

For reservations, call 2861 2221 (Wan Chai) or 2987 2848 (Discovery Bay).

Hugo’s

Immerse yourself in a classic European Christmas at Hugo’s this festive season. The venue is offering a Christmas Eve six-course menu (HK$1,980 per person) and a Christmas Day semi-buffet brunch (HK$998 for adult; HK$698 for child). The Christmas Eve meal includes dishes like pan-fried European pike perch with chervil root, marinated fennel, orange and saffron, and Irish dry-aged black Angus tenderloin and Spanish Carabineros prawns. Christmas Day brunch at Hugo’s features festive dishes like braised French rabbit leg, roasted French goose breast, roasted US prime rib of beef, and seafood including oysters, lobsters and crab legs.

For reservations, call 3721 7733.

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Hung Tong

A contemporary Chinese dining place celebrating the historical heritage of the Hung Hom area, Hung Tong, at Kerry Hotel, brings guests a Christmas menu on Christmas Eve as well as the big day itself. The meal (HK$888 per person) includes signature dishes like the braised bird’s nest soup with seafood in pumpkin soup, and braised fish maw and sea cucumber in abalone sauce. Other dishes include seared cod with yuzu sauce, and sweet almond soup with egg white served with steamed royal red date cake with coconut milk.

For reservations, call 2252 5279.

La Locanda

La Locanda at Ocean Terminal is sharing an Italian Christmas feast this winter. Its sharing menu (HK$528 per person) offers starters such as beef carpaccio with goat cheese, rocket salad and balsamic pearls, mains like risotto with mixed seafood, and braised beef cheek with mashed potatoes and black truffle – and a dessert of tiramisu to end the night with classic Italian sweetness.

For reservations, call 2785 9600.

La China

La Chine in Macau specialises in French-influenced Chinese cuisine and is offering a seasonal lunch set and a dinner set on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Seasonal lunch set items range from pork dumplings with Alaska crab to wok-fried prime beef and crispy cumin lamb cutlets, while dinner dishes include steamed French blue lobster and fresh black truffle and shrimp mousse served with wok-fried Brussels sprouts. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day set lunch costs 488 patacas per person, and set dinner on both days costs 1,188 patacas per person.

For reservations, call +853 8111 9210.

Madame Ching

Star Street’s innovative Chinese restaurant offers a Christmas tasting menu on December 24 and 25. Ideal for the family, diners can except sharing plates of Amadai fish with braised aubergine and black beans, tuna poke and surf clams. The main event is roast duck and suckling pig and sides of lean beans and Brussels sprouts. For dessert, there is Yakult ice cream. The menu is ­HK$450 per person for the first sitting, and HK$580 per person, during the evening’s second sitting, with an extra HK$240 for ­
free-flow wine, Prosecco and beer.

For reservations, call 2577 7227.

McSorley’s Brewhouse & Grill

The Irish gastropub is offering guests a three- and four-course Christmas meal this season, offering aged prosciutto, goat’s cheese, fig and pecan salad as starter, and cream of chestnut and mushroom with truffle oil soup. For mains, guests can order roasted US turkey breast, US flank steak, or pistachio-crusted halibut fillet. And for dessert, there is a caramel cream cake, and a Christmas pudding with Baileys Irish cream custard. The three-course meal is priced at HK$398, and the four-course set at HK$438.

For reservations, call 2736 4888.

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Meats

This SoHo meat lovers’ paradise is offering a five-course tasting menu on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day featuring their “small plates” of chicken liver pâté and octopus with bagna càuda and smoked paprika; and sharing plates of suckling pig with broccolini. There will also be roast turkey or roasted rib eye. Be sure to save room for dessert of chocolate fondant with caramel ice cream and popcorn. The set is HK$480 per person, with an extra HK$220 for free-flow wine, Prosecco and beer.

 

For reservations, call 2177 1812.

Osteria Marzia

True to the Italian tradition of dining on fresh seafood the evening before Christmas, chef Luca Marinelli presents Osteria Marzia’s Feast of Seven Fishes on December 24. Guests will be presented with seven beautifully crafted dishes that highlight the culinary traditions of Italy’s coastal regions. The feast starts with sea bream carpaccio with blood orange, squid tartare with Sorrento lemon and also includes mussels marinara, Hokkaido king crab tagliolini and grouper puttanesca. Intended to be shared by groups, the feast is available for HK$688 per person.

For reservations, call 3607 2253.

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Red Sugar

A dining place with an extraordinary outdoor terrace offering a 270-degree view of Hong Kong’s harbour, Red Sugar is having a one-off festive dinner menu on Christmas Eve. Dishes to be served on this special night include starters such as Hokkaido scallop and yellow fin tuna tartare served with crispy nori rice and premium caviar, mains such as honey-glazed black cod with celeriac mash, green grapes and white wine sauce, and chocolate and roasted buckwheat yule log with orange Campari sorbet as dessert. The dinner set costs HK$1,088.

For reservations, call 2252 5281.

Sevva

To give your loved ones a magical and romantic Christmas Eve, visit Sevva for its one-off Christmas Eve set dinner. Surround yourself with its warm homelike dining environment and stunning views of Hong Kong’s skyline, and try its demitasse of vichyssoise with truffle shavings, slow-roasted Wagyu prime rib with pommery reduction, wok-fried abalone and Hokkaido king scallops with asparagus, lily bulb and black fungus, and the unforgettable rum and fig Christmas pudding in French crêpe with creme anglaise and rum and raisin ice cream. The festive meal set costs HK$2,580 per person.

For reservations, call 2537 1388.

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Spiga

Enjoy Christmas at Michelin-starred chef Enrico Bartolini’s Italian eatery Spiga with a delicious five-course menu, including a choice of braised beef rump slow-cooked in Barolo wine with porcini mushrooms, or whipped cod slow-cooked with roasted pumpkin and grilled polenta for mains, and a Monte Bianco – vanilla cremeux with wild berries compote and chestnut namelaka for dessert. It is HK$688 per person.

For reservations, call 2871 0055.

Statement

Celebrating its first Christmas, Statement at the old Police Officer’s Mess in Tai Kwun offers modern British fare. For Christmas, it is serving traditional festive treats from December 16 to Boxing Day. The menu features whole roast British turkey with all the trimmings, including goose fat roasted potatoes, buttered heritage carrots, Brussel sprouts roasted with chestnuts and braised red cabbage – all served with turkey gravy, bread sauce and cranberry sauce. Dessert is home-made Christmas pudding with brandy butter. The five-course meal is HK$888 per person. A Christmas brunch is also available from the 22nd to Boxing Day at HK$688 with free flow champagne.

For reservations, call 2848 3000.

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