With the temperature dropping and familiar Christmas carols playing everywhere in the city, one can’t help but admit that Christmas is truly the season of love (and gifts, of course!). As Christmas approaches, it’s time to start picking out presents and dining spots that will create lasting memories for you and your beloved.
We’re sticking to what we do best this festive season and have shortlisted the top 12 most romantic places to dine this Christmas.
Casual Christmas Dining Spots
1. Brick Lane (Admiralty)
5-course Christmas tasting menu
A clear winner if you’re looking for a complete British Christmas meal. This five-course tasting menu gives you every element of a truly British Christmas dinner, including hand-cut roast turkey breast with stuffing and all the trimmings, beef Wellington and Scotch egg. Eat, drink and have the time of your life, as this meal will be one that will leave you and your date completely satisfied.
2. Plat du Jour
Plat du Jour interior
Dry-aged Cedar River Farm sirloin
Be transported to the boulevards of Paris – the city of love – with a French dining experience in an unpretentious and casual setting. This menu at Plat du Jour reflects the heart of French cuisine, with dishes comprised of only the freshest ingredients and prepared à la minute, according to tradition.
3. Tea WG Salon
Tea WG Salon (IFC) interior
Lamb rack with zucchini cannelloni stuffed with goat cheese
Festive set menu
Are you a couple who is addicted to tea? Satisfy your taste buds at this world-renowned, luxurious tea salon with an eclectic blend of tea paired with exquisite dishes and pastries.
4. The Continental
The Continental interior
Seared sea scallop
4-course Christmas dinner tasting menu
Charm your date with elegance in this spacious yet intimate setting. This restaurant carries the influence of Europe’s grand cafés and is definitely the perfect space to unwind in the city this Christmas.
Christmas Eve menu
If you’re craving juicy cuts of quality meat paired with a glass of wine or a cocktail, celebrating this Christmas at Porterhouse is the ideal choice. High ceilings, attentive service and great beef are just the start of this opulent dining experience.
Beef tenderloin Rossini with foie gras
6-course Christmas seafood feast
Is your date a seafood lover? Fishteria should be your pick. Quality seafood and a commitment to great cooking are at the heart of this restaurant, where you can sit back and savour the goodness of sustainable and fresh seafood in a dimly lit and romantic setting.
7. OM Tapas
OM Tapas exterior
Tuna tartare in tomato consommé
6-course Christmas and New Year’s dinner tasting menu
Going for something different? Here is where you can indulge in an authentic Spanish Christmas meal on a side street in the heart of TST. Have a flavour of how Spaniards celebrate Christmas and New Year together with your date, with every element of Spanish tradition, including seafood, beef, turrón and 12 frozen grapes, on the table just waiting to be feasted upon. This surely will be a meal that will give you luck throughout the new year.
Luxurious Christmas Dining Spots
8. CÉ LA VIAngus beef tenderloin foie gras with yuzu truffle emulsion and shimeji
Christmas tasting menu
Undeniably one of the most coveted spots in town, serving up a modern Asian culinary adventure in the heart of LKF. Located at the very top of California Tower, take your date for an unforgettable Christmas dinner with breathtaking panoramic views of the greatest nightlife capital of the world. If you’re in the mood, end the night counting down to Christmas and partying at the Lan Kwai Fong Christmas Street Party.
Christmas Eve menu
Angelini is situated at the luxurious five-star hotel Kowloon Shangri-La and features views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong’s skyline. Impress your date with your taste for down-to-earth Italian cuisine, while at the same time appreciating the need for sophistication during special seasons such as this.
Little Snowman ice cream
5-course Christmas Day dinner menu
Fancy a classic Christmas meal with turkey, pasta, burgers and crêpes while having no plans to stop at just one? Cucina – located at the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel in TST – is serving up a semi-buffet dinner this Christmas against the backdrop of spectacular Victoria Harbour. Eat to your heart’s content and spend the rest of the evening winding down by taking a romantic stroll around the harbour. Who knows – you may just stumble upon a mistletoe.
11. 紫 Dining at Murasaki
9-course Christmas tasting menu
Combining the best of Japanese and French cuisine, 紫 Dining at Murasaki is a restaurant that is not to be overlooked for those seeking quality and freshness in every bite. Each dish is a combination of art and gastronomy, creating a sensory experience that leaves a lasting impression. Look out for the fresh sashimi and succulent Wagyu beef served on this tasting menu – they’re truly experiences like no other.
12. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse interior
Christmas Treasures menu
Wolfgang’s is the latest craze in town. Every part of this dining experience feels like Christmas – from the interior decoration, to the music, to the food. Something worth mentioning too is that this grand restaurant retains the rustic charm of a classic American steakhouse that we have all grown to love.
Want more? You can see all our picks for this festive season here!