Doesn't matter whether you've been rolling from one party to another since Christmas and really want to end the streak and the year with a bang; or you're just looking for a more mellow, gourmet experience, these 5 solid food-focused choices have you covered for New Year's Eve in Hong Kong.
Ho Lee Fook's Bloodsport-themed party
Roundhouse, helicopter-style, jump spinning heel. If you happen to know that these are in fact different kinds of kicks, you will probably be interested in the Bloodsport-themed party Ho Lee Fook is throwing. Expect a setting mimicking the old Kowloon-walled city and karate-kit-clad waiters while indulging in favourites like Mom’s “Mostly Cabbage, a Little Bit of Pork” Dumplings and exciting new dishes such as the Steamed Eel with Black Bean Sauce and Bird’s Eye Chillies.
Ho Lee Fook
Website or Tel: 2810 0860
G/F & L/G, 1 Elgin Street, SoHo, Central
Warehouse NYE Party at Butcher's Club Deli in Wong Chuk Hang
If you like to be surprised, celebrate with The Butchers Club where they will be teaming up with DJs from Bunker Club HK for a rooftop and warehouse party. The location is a secret but what you know for sure is that a ticket comes with a hog roast and BBQ dinner from 7-10pm and a warehouse party with free-flow wine and beer till 1am (the party will keep going till late with a cash bar).
Butcher's Club Deli
Website or Tel: 2884 0768
16/F, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Aberdeen
Price: $550 for early bird tickets and $650 at the door. Purchase tickets here.
“Under The Stars” at Vibes, The Mira
While always priced on the higher side, Vibes at The Mira has been throwing amazing parties for as long as we can remember. Kiss the year goodbye this new year’s eve at the lush courtyard terrace of Vibes with their amazing lineup of performances from live DJs by Cliché, live bands and belly dancers while chowing down on BBQ dishes and getting drunk as a skunk at their open bar.
Website or Tel: 2315 5599
5/F, The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Dress Code: Masked Glamour
Open Bar and unlimited BBQ from 9pm till 1am (cash bar from 1am – end)
Price: $988 for early bird tickets (comes with extra two glasses of champagne) and $1,188 at the door. Purchase tickets here.
ZUMA's New Year bonanza—Shogatsu
With a grand atmosphere, sleek and sophisticated setting accompanied with top-notch food, ZUMA is one of the few places that hits all the right notes for both Japanese fine dining and partying, making their New Year Eve's party one of the most exciting to look forward to.
They will be holding two different events this year: either sample the best ZUMA’s sushi and robata kitchens have to offer in the restaurant with their bespoke six-course menu that will feature delights such as black cod wrapped in hoba leaf and the walnut and ginger bread pudding with spiced figs and whisky caramel, or ring in 2016 in style and party until the early hours at the lounge with an open bar, tasty canapés, modern geisha dancers and live music provided by saxophonist Dennis B. Villanueva and drummer Jonathan Yip.
Website or Tel: 3657 6388
5/F, The Landmark, 12-16 Des Voeux Road Central, Central
6 course menu at the restaurant
6:00pm to 11:00pm
New year’s party at the lounge
10.00pm to 11.00pm - Champagne reception
10.00pm to 2.00am - Free flow premium open bar and canapés
MyHouse Wine Pairing Dinner and DJs
What we like about MyHouse is their superb ability to integrate top notch food, wine and a truly euphonic sound system with great beats. A pricy but entirely valuable option on the 31st is to come in for the later dinner session at 9:00pm for $1288 per person. This includes seven courses with wine pairing, Champagne at midnight and live music.
The menu is filled with all manner of delicacies including Bluefinato: thin slices of sustainable blue fin tuna with a tuna caper emulsion, a lobster mezzaluna with a light chervil, tarragon and vermouth cream (paired with Chardonnay | Mâcon-Villages | Domaine Valette | Burgundy - France | 2013) and a selection of artisanal cheeses, homemade preserves and crostini (paired with Chenin Blanc | Fabien Jouves "Orange Voilée" | Cahors - France | 2011).
The bubbles which will be served at midnight are none other than Champagne | Delot Père & Fils | Champagne - France | NV
Website or Tel: 2323 1715
26/F QRE Plaza, 202 Queens Road East, Wan Chai
New Year’s Eve Wine Pairing Menu
Price: $1288 (inludes wine pairing and food + bubbles at midnight)
Reservations from 9pm onwards
Post 9pm: Free Entry