Header photo: Burger Circus’ Halloween shake

When it comes to Halloween here at Foodie, we’re definitely more interested in the treats, but we do appreciate the spots that also have a trick or two up their sleeves…

Aqua – Devil’s Heaven night brunch & Halloween party

Devil’s Heaven night brunch & Halloween party at Aqua

As usual, Aqua is pulling out all the stops when it comes to Halloween wining and dining. First things first, start with a slap-up night brunch showcasing a spread of the Italian-Japanese restaurant’s signature bites, along with unlimited pours of Veuve Clicquot champagne and sake (not to mention the stunning harbour views). Then it’s no holds barred for the Devil’s Heaven Halloween party featuring petrifying performances (including contortionists) and “heaven” and “hell” DJ rooms. In terms of the fancy dress, it’s either angelic white or devilish red all the way.

Where: 17/F, H Zentre, 15 Middle Road, TST

When: 28 October 2023 (night brunch – 8:30–11pm; party – 8:30pm–2am)

How much: night brunch – HK$1,088/person (includes free-flow champagne + party access); party – HK$348/person early bird or HK$398/person at the door (includes 2.5-hour free-flow champagne and 2 Halloween cocktails from 8:30pm)

For reservations: book online

Burger Circus – Halloween shake

Halloween shake by Burger Circus

This Halloween, we recommend pairing one of Burger Circus’ drool-worthy cheeseburgers with an epic green-hued, eyeball-topped milkshake. This concoction features chocolate and marshmallow blended with house-made vanilla ice cream coated in a coconut and white chocolate shell. And if you dine in all costumed up anytime from the 27th through the 31st, you’ll be treated to a complimentary shake shot.

Where: 22 Hollywood Road, Central

When: 23–31 October 2023 (Monday–Thursday, 12–11pm; Friday–Sunday, 12pm–midnight)

How much: HK$118

To contact: phone 2878 7787

Hjem – Halloween afternoon tea

Halloween afternoon tea at Hjem

Back this year by popular demand, Hjem’s Halloween-inspired afternoon tea set is quite a fun treat for both grown-ups and kidlets alike. Traditional Nordic bites including the café’s signature smørrebrød, Norwegian waffle and toast with brown cheese and jam make their usual appearances in the three-tiered set, but it’s the middle section that’s been given a Halloween makeover – there’s a buckwheat-chocolate cookie dubbed Cookie Monster and lingonberry cupcake and cinnamon and cardamom bun with spooky effects. The set comes with one tea of choice for each diner plus a pumpkin spice latte or, for a boozy upgrade, the scarlet-hued Blinding Lights, Hjem’s Halloween cocktail made with Campari, Gustav Arctic lingonberry liqueur, lingonberry, lemon, orange bitters and cherry soda.

Where: 161 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan

When: 28 October–4 November 2023 (Tuesday–Sunday, 3–6pm)

How much: HK$528 for 2 to include 2 pumpkin spice lattes or HK$588 for 2 to include 2 Blinding Lights cocktails

To contact: phone 2362 9193

ICHU Hong Kong – Momia Azteca night brunch & Halloween party

Momia Azteca Halloween celebrations at ICHU Hong Kong

There’s a wide range of Halloween happenings this year at Peruvian-Japanese hotspot ICHU, kicking off with a relatively low-key daytime brunch offering a selection of sharing-style crudos, starters, anticucho skewers and mains. But it’s the night brunch by Chef Andres Rendón that’ll really get you into an All Hallows’ Eve state of mind. On the menu are premium Nikkei dishes like ceviche, salmon tiradito, truffle scallop, red snapper and a surprise Halloween-inspired dessert. Post-dinner, it’s time to head to the terrace alongside DJs Piesta, Jane Ki and Bennie Blanco, with live trumpet and percussion performances by musicians Aymen and Makka and makeup artists on hand to transform guests into the Aztec demons of their nightmares.

Where: 3/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central

When: 28 October 2023 (daytime brunch – 12–3pm; night brunch and party – 7pm–late)

How much: daytime brunch – HK$498/person, with 2-hour free-flow priced from +HK$298; night brunch – HK$760/person (includes entry to the Halloween party), with 2-hour free-flow house spirits, beer, wine and Louis Roederer champagne priced at +HK$498; Halloween party – HK$300/person until the 22nd, HK$400/person from the 23rd till the 28th or HK$400/person from the 29th (includes 2 standard drinks)

For reservations: book brunch online; book the party online

Lobster Bar and Grill at Island Shangri-La – Alice in Eerie Land murder mystery dinner

Alice in Eerie Land Murder Mystery Dinner at Lobster Bar and Grill

Perfect for fun-loving groups of mates, this Halloween partnership with Harbour Secrets at Lobster Bar and Grill invites guests to immerse themselves in an unfolding murder mystery. If you’re the diner who cracks the case and brings the perpetrator to justice, you’ll be rewarded with a one-night stay at Island Shangri-La for two adults and two kids, complete with dining credits. While you’re crime-solving and enjoying the four-course menu, be sure to order up one of the special Eerie Land cocktails (or mocktails) – Cheshire, Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts. Lobster Bar and Grill is also running a Wonderland-themed costume competition from now till Halloween; snap a pic and share it on Instagram with the hashtags #lbgbestdressed, #islandshangrilahalloween and #islandshangrila for the chance to win some fab prizes.

Where: 6/F, Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Admiralty

When: 28 and 31 October 2023, 7:30–9:30pm

How much: dinner – HK$1,588/person; cocktails – HK$158 each

For reservations: book online

Maggie Choo’s – Nightmares & Porcelain Dreams Halloween party

Maggie Choo’s Nightmares & Porcelain Dreams Halloween party

Maggie Choo’s dark and mysterious setting is ideal for any ghoulish festivities, and even the theme for this new late-night bar and cabaret’s inaugural Halloween party – Nightmares & Porcelain Dreams – gives us the chills (we’re picturing a faceless baby doll). There to entertain you will be aerialists, contortionists and dancers, along with freaky cocktails like Black Plague (tequila, pineapple, Curaçao and activated charcoal with a spicy Tajín-seasoned salt rim).

Where: G/F, Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1–13 Hollywood Road, Central

When: 31 October 2023, 7pm–late

How much: HK$300/person in advance or HK$350/person at the door (includes 1 Halloween cocktail)

For reservations: book online

Pirata Group – Family Trick-or-Treat

Family Trick-or-Treat by Pirata Group

We’re all about family-friendly events here at Foodie, and Pirata Group’s Family Trick-or-Trick extravaganza ticks all the right fam-bam boxes (Starstreet Precinct in Wanchai is a great location choice – we love its vibrant, neighbourhood-like vibe). On the day, Pirata restaurants in the ‘hood (Pici, The Pizza Project and TMK Rap & Rolls), along with neighbours Matchali, FRANCIS and Salvo, will be handing out free sweets to trick-or-treating kiddos, while supplies last. For those looking for some more Halloween magic, complimentary face painting will be available for dine-in brunch-goers at Pici and The Pizza Project, while TMK will have a (temporary) tattoo artist on-site. But it’s the Zombie Flash Mob that’s set to take over Moon Street outside TMK Rap & Rolls that’s got our spines tingling (we have it on good word that it won’t be too spooky for kids).

Where: Starstreet Precinct, Wanchai

When: 29 October 2023, 12–6:15pm (face-painting and tattoos – 12–3pm; Zombie Flash Mob – 12:15pm, 3:15pm and 6:15pm)

How much: free trick-or-tricking, face painting and tattoos; from HK$50 for exclusive takeaway treats

For more information: click here

Relish – murder mystery dinner

Murder Mystery Dinner by Relish

Thinking about throwing your very own Halloween bash? We have something even better in mind – a murder mystery dinner curated by the folks over at catering and event company Relish. In addition to a three-course fine-dining menu with free-flow Prosecco, wine and beer and bewitching decor (candles are a given), the price tag includes all the arrangements and equipment for a bespoke murder mystery game, from glam to high-tech.

Where: Unit 22D, 22/F, Yally Industrial Building, 6 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang (also available off-site – delivery and equipment charges may apply)

When: date and time of your choice

How much: from HK$1,900/person (8-person minimum)

For more information and reservations: phone 3481 1924, WhatsApp 6731 5202 or email info@relish.com.hk

Stumpy Bakery – Halloween treats + pet discounts

Stumpy Bakery’s Halloween treats

Cyberport newcomer Stumpy Bakery has our four-legged friends in mind with their awesome discounts this Halloween season. If you snap a shot of your costume-wearing pup at the bakery and share the pic on Instagram with a follow and tag, you’ll be gifted with a 50% discount on all dog treats! While you’re there, pick up a Halloween sweet treat for yourself in the form of a ghost, mummy or “bloody velvet” cupcake or Frankenstein Rice Kreepie.

Where: Shop 105, 1/F, Arcade@Cyberport, 100 Cyberport Road, Cyberport

When: 16–31 October 2023 (Monday–Friday, 8am–7pm; weekends and public holidays, 10am–6pm)discounts available from the 27th–31st

How much: Halloween cupcakes – HK$60 each; Frankenstein Rice Kreepies – HK$45 each

To contact: phone/WhatsApp 5646 3727

Tempo Tempo at The Sixteenth – Monster Mash Halloween party

Monster Mash Halloween party at Tempo Tempo

If it’s a full-on Halloween party you’re after, al-fresco terrace bar Tempo Tempo at The Sixteenth is putting on quite the shindig. With a live DJ spinning the decks and a fun photo-op zone for capturing the thrills and chills of the night (costumes are de rigueur), a snack platter and two-hour free-flow Perrier-Jouët champers are part of the deal. For those looking to properly line their tummies before saying “bottoms up”, both Italian trattoria La Favorita and modern Japanese eatery Honjokko at The Sixteenth are also offering special set dinner menus on the night.

Where: 2/F, Oxford House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay

When: 28 October 2023, 6–10pm

How much: Monster Mash – HK$480/person in advance or HK$568/person at the door (+HK$198/extra hour of free-flow); set dinner menus at Honjokko and La Favorita – from HK$580/person

For reservations: book online

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