Header photo: festive oysters at Lobster Bar and Grill
Brace yourselves – Christmas is coming! We know, because we’re receiving tonnes of press releases about Christmas dining. There are so many tremendous options – for catering, cooking at home and dining out at restaurants and hotels. In order to make things manageable, this round-up is restricted to hotel offers: staycays and hotel restaurants for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebrations.
Christmas menus at hotels
Jump straight to:
- Eaton HK
- Four Seasons
- Grand Hyatt
- Hotel ICON
- Island Shangri-La
- The Langham
- Mandarin Oriental
- The Murray
- New World Millennium
- The Peninsula
- Rosewood Hong Kong
- Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung
- SkyCity Marriott
Please note: all prices are generally subject to a 10% service charge, and menu items may be subject to change owing to seasonality and availability. Always double-check details with each restaurant before booking.
RELATED: Just-released new Christmas menus
Cordis, Hong Kong is an upscale hotel situated in the heart of Kowloon. Rising 42 floors above Mongkok, the hotel offers 665 rooms and suites and a collection of vibrant restaurants and bars, including modern European bar and restaurant Alibi and all-day-dining eatery The Place.
555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok, 3552 3388
Find primarily European Christmas delights at Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social. Enjoy a dinner buffet, hearty set lunch or set dinner with items such as fresh oysters, roast turkey, Wagyu sirloin and plenty of Christmas desserts.
- 24 & 25 Dec: *set lunch $298/person (2 courses); $318/person (3 courses)
- 24 & 25 Dec: *dinner buffet $638 (adult)/$468 (child 4–12)
*15% early-bird discount and $190 alcoholic free-flow add-on available
The Place is spreading the holiday cheer with lavish Christmas buffets throughout December. Festive gourmet treats include roast turkey, beef Wellington, lobster bisque, fresh seafood and desserts such as Christmas pudding with brandy sauce, stollen and an irresistible baked gingerbread cheesecake.
- 24 & 25 Dec: *lunch buffet $528 (adult)/$418 (child 4–12)
- 24 & 25 Dec: *dinner buffet $788 (adult)/$588 (child 4–12)
*15% early-bird discount and an incredible $58 alcoholic free-flow add-on available
380 Nathan Road, Jordan, 2782 1818
All-day-dining venue The Astor is hosting a carnival-themed buffet from 1 December that will include turkey, ham, beef Wellington and whole roast suckling pig. A variety of seafood will also be served – grilled lobster with miso sauce, grilled tiger prawns, brown crab, oysters, Boston lobster and mussels – alongside a raclette station. Don’t miss the games trolley, where you will have the chance to win some great prizes too. You can visit throughout December, with slightly cheaper prices on normal days.
- 24 Dec: lunch buffet $495 (adult)/$395 (child 3–11)
- 25 Dec: lunch buffet $595 (adult)/$495 (child 3–11)
- 24 & 25 Dec: dinner buffet $895 (adult)/$795 (child 3–11)
Decadent festive celebrations are on offer at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, with stunning menus (and prices to match) at their two three-Michelin-starred institutions, Caprice and Lung King Heen. Peruse their menus here, and find a variety of Christmas hampers for sale at their eShop too.
STAYCAY: festive staycations for two are on offer at the Four Seasons from $5,980; they include a buffet dinner with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks and a somewhat random gift set of Dr Barbara Sturm’s hyaluronic serum.
8 Finance Street, Central, 3196 8888
On Christmas Eve, Caprice highlights from Chef de Cuisine Guillaume Galliot include Brittany scallop with Oscietra caviar, foie gras terrine, black truffle and artichoke. On Christmas Day, the menu includes line-caught turbot with mint butter and black truffle (pictured) or roast duck with tonka beans, salsify and vanilla sauce. Children over age 3 are welcome, and appropriate kids’ meals can be prepared à la carte.
- 24 Dec: set dinner $4,388/person
- 25 Dec: dinner buffet $3,280/person
Drop by Grand Hyatt Hong Kong’s reimagined mezzanine floor, transformed into a Christmas wonderland featuring a festive post office and Santa’s grotto. You can also purchase handmade Christmas crackers created by Hong Kong’s diverse youth at The Zubin Foundation. Find all the Grand Hyatt restaurants and their dining offers here.
STAYCAY: Grand Hyatt is offering a Grand Festive staycation package, priced from $4,580, that includes breakfast and dinner for two. Find the details here.
1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, 2584 7722
The dinner buffet at Tiffin will include one lobster per person (served baked, grilled or bouillon-boiled) and a traditional buffet. You will find oysters and sustainable seafood on ice, cold cuts, a soup station (including lobster bisque), a carving station (including US prime rib) and various other stations that will be very difficult to get through. There are 10 different ice creams on offer – including a pink champagne peach sorbet! Very impressive.
- 24 & 25 Dec (2.5 hours): *dinner buffet $1,480 (adult)/$740 (child 6–12)
- 25 Dec (3 hours): *lunch buffet $1,580 (adult)/$790 (child 6–12)
*Discount for Hyatt members; $380 basic drink package add-on available
Designed with style and eco-consciousness in mind, Hotel ICON was the venue for our 2018 Foods Future Summit. They have a number of festive menus at their fantastic dining venues; browse their offers here.
The five-star hotel also has some amazing offerings on its Christmas E-Shop. The Christmas Sweet Tower ($698) is an adorable Christmas tree decorated with edible confections, from macarons, to cookies, to chocolate-dipped marshmallows – big recommend!
STAYCAY: Hotel ICON currently has a Family Fun staycation package (and a special Double Fun Connecting Rooms offer, which is a bit special), as well as a Winter Foodie Getaway, which includes a Godiva-themed afternoon tea set for two.
17 Science Museum Road, TST East, 3400 1000
Celebrate the holidays by indulging in GREEN’s festive semi-buffet brunch and dinner and enjoy unlimited seafood, sashimi, appetisers, soup and desserts and your choice of main course. Included is a glass of wine or G.H. Mumm champagne to really enhance the holiday spirit.
- 24 & 25 Dec: *semi-buffet brunch $538 (adult)/$348 (child 3–11)
- 24 & 25 Dec: *semi-buffet dinner $708 (adult)/$458 (child 3–11)
*Additional free-flow package available for $128/person
Island Shangri-La rises up 56 floors and has eight restaurants and bars to choose from, including Restaurant Petrus and Lobster Bar and Grill. There are more options too; read the Island Shangri-La Christmas brochure for all their festivities.
STAYCAY: for an Island Shangri-La staycation, choose from various fancy festive options from $2,900 – up to $88,000 for two nights in the Nutcracker Suite! Find the Island Shangri-La staycation details here, but be prepared to phone them up to check availability (we did not have any luck through the website).
Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, 2877 3838
On Christmas Eve, Michelin-starred Petrus will present a memorable gastronomic experience in the elegant dining room with panoramic views of the city. Chef Uwe Opocensky will deliver an eight-course set dinner menu with an array of seasonal creations. The meal begins with delicacies such as Norwegian king crab and Georges Bruck foie gras, followed by Atlantic sea bass with caviar and Brandt beef calotte.
- 24 Dec (8 courses): set dinner $2,788/person
- 25 Dec (4 courses): set lunch $1,488/person
- 25 Dec (5 courses): set dinner $2,088/person
On Christmas Day, cafe TOO presents its Christmas buffet. Ten cooking stations will be serving an array of festive favourites, including roast turkey and ham with all the trimmings. Dessert includes options such as traditional Christmas pudding, Yule log and profiteroles.
- 24 Dec: lunch buffet $768/person
- 24 Dec: dinner buffet $1,228 (adult)/$788 (child 3–11)
- 25 Dec (2 sessions): lunch buffet $1,128 (adult)/$808 (child 3 –11); $938 (adult)/$668 (child 3–11)
- 25 Dec: dinner buffet $1,188 (adult)/$838 (child 3–11)
Lobster Bar and Grill
Lobster Bar and Grill is offering a three-course Christmas Day brunch as a free-flow affair, with Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs champagne, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy. For starters, guests can choose prawn cocktail, lobster bisque or a giant seafood platter. Main course options range from roast turkey, to a roast celeriac steak that sounds perfect for vegetarians, to a whole lobster, which can be steamed, grilled or served on a toasted brioche roll. Desserts include Yule log with custard, citrus pavlova and sticky toffee pudding with an Earl Grey twist.
- 24 Dec: set dinner $2,088 (adult)/$988 (child 3–12)
- 25 Dec (2 hours): Christmas brunch and free-flow $1,098 (adult)/$488 (child 3–12)
Elegant hotel The Langham, Hong Kong houses legendary three-Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant T’ang Court and steakhouse Bostonian Seafood & Grill. From 18–26 December, traditional carols and Christmas songs will be performed by a live choir in the lobby at 6pm, along with complimentary mulled wine served just after 7pm. See all The Langham festive options here.
8 Peking Road, TST, 2132 7898
Bostonian Seafood & Grill
Modern steakhouse Bostonian Seafood & Grill is offering a festive and indulgent brunch over Christmas with an optional free-flow add-on, and all their menus feature coastal-fresh seafood, chargrilled steaks and smoked turkey with all the trimmings.
- 24 & 25 Dec: *festive brunch $888 (adult)/$588 (child 5–11)
- 24 & 25 Dec: #set dinner $1,388/person (5 courses); $1,688/person (6 courses)
*Add $150 for unlimited Prosecco or $300 for unlimited champagne
#Add-on for wine pairings available
Luxuriate in style with Cantonese cuisine at T’ang Court, a three-Michelin-starred restaurant for the sixth consecutive year. Chinese Master Chef Kwong Wai Keung and T’ang Court Executive Chef Wong Chi Fai are cooking up a winter banquet featuring baked stuffed crab shell with crabmeat and onion and braised South Africa abalone with bêche-de-mer in a seven-course festive dinner.
- 24 & 25 Dec: *set dinner $1,688/person
*Add-on for wine pairings available
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong needs no introduction. This year, they are again offering freshly roasted chestnuts over the holiday period, and guests will be invited to indulge in this long-standing tradition whilst admiring the luxury hotel’s festive decor. On Christmas Eve and Day, enjoy warm mulled wine and mince pies in the hotel lobby or meet Santa Claus for a photo opportunity. See their festive offers here.
STAYCAY: there are limited-time offers for festive stays over Christmas, priced from $5,888, that include breakfast and a festive dinner buffet.
5 Connaught Road Central, Central, 2522 0111
For Christmas at Clipper Lounge, expect nothing less than the usual buffet mountain of sashimi, oysters and fresh seafood on ice, deluxe cheeses and bakery items, foie gras and carvery stations and the biggest selection of desserts around.
- 24 Dec: *lunch buffet $888 (adult)/$588 (child 5–11)
- 25 Dec: *lunch buffet $1,388 (adult)/$588 (child 5–11)
- 24 & 25 Dec: *dinner buffet $1,388 (adult)/$588 (child 5–11)
*Free-flow champagne and wine packages available from $458/person
If you are yet to visit The Murray, Hong Kong on Cotton Tree Drive, this might be the perfect opportunity to do so. Pet friendly, energy efficient and oh so photogenic, they also have some great Christmas deals. Read their comprehensive holiday brochure here.
STAYCAY: this is the go-to festive staycation if you can’t bear to be away from your fur baby. From $3,150, you can enjoy A Pawfect Christmas with Fifi and Fido. Another fantastic family-friendly staycay with little ones is the Christmas Everyday package, also priced from $3,150 per night. It includes daily breakfast, a festive afternoon tea and a festive dinner for two, plus mulled wine, a Christmas morning stocking and complimentary access to Santa’s Grotto, the children’s playroom with bouncy castle, the slime room and and the arcade room – what fun!
22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, 3141 8888
Rooftop bar and restaurant Popinjays is a gorgeous spot to nourish your festive spirit with some special Christmas cocktails. And on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Chef de Cuisine Alexandre Viriot is presenting a five-course dinner featuring European classics with a modern touch such as poached Boston lobster, seared Atlantic sea bass and Wagyu beef with porcini mushroom.
- 24 Dec: set dinner $1,388 (adult)/$688 (child 5–11)
- 25 Dec: set dinner $1,288 (adult)/$588 (child 5–11)
The Tai Pan
The Tai Pan’s menu will be available at the modern bistro and also at Garden Lounge and the Beer Garden on the evenings of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Anchored by seasonal organic and artisanal produce, the four-course menu features festive seasonal dishes including prawns à la plancha, Australian striploin, roast turkey and sake-marinated cod.
- 24 Dec: set dinner $1,088(adult)/$598 (child 5–11)
- 25 Dec: set dinner $988 (adult)/$498 (child 5–11)
New World Millennium
New World Millennium Hong Kong Hotel is a five-star hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui East that was completely refurbished in 2017. It’s offering a diverse range of Christmas feasts at its restaurants.
72 Mody Road, TST East, 2739 1111
The Christmas buffets at Café East present over 100 delicacies, including seafood on ice (like Boston lobster, crab, prawns and mussels), as well as the standard must-indulge Christmas dishes. Other items include foie gras mousse, grilled Hokkaido scallops with ikura, baby-back ribs and various teppanyaki options. There are a number of hot Chinese dishes, notably chicken soup with abalone, sea maw and ginseng and braised abalone with duck feet! Of course, Santa will make an appearance – he wouldn’t miss this.
- 24 Dec: *lunch buffet $598 (adult)/$438 (child 3–11)
- 24 Dec (2 sessions): *dinner buffet $908 (adult)/$588 (child 3–11); $898 (adult)/$588 (child 3–11)
- 25 Dec: *lunch buffet $688 (adult)/$438 (child 3–11)
- 25 Dec: *dinner buffet $908 (adult)/$588 (child 3–11)
*15% early-bird discount available
Contact 2313 4222 for reservations and enquiries
On Christmas Eve (and New Year’s Eve), La Table French Brasserie is serving up festive feasts, along with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Brut NV champagne. The five-course Christmas Eve set dinner features hamachi ceviche with caviar, champagne jelly and green apple, butternut squash soup with lobster ravioli, grilled Australian M5 Wagyu striploin with parsnip purée and Périgueux sauce and a traditional Christmas pudding with a modern twist as the finale to the meal.
- 24 Dec: *set lunch $428/person
- 24 Dec: *set dinner $1,088/person
Contact 2313 4222 for reservations and enquiries
You can expect colourful decorations and ornamented trees in the grand lobby of The Peninsula Hong Kong to celebrate the season of togetherness at the “Grande Dame of the Far East”. If you’re keen on a gala dinner, you can also peruse the other festive dining options at they hotel (they are doing more than just one). A gaggle of galas?
The Lobby is offering a typically stylish set menu for dinner on Christmas Day or, if you’re feeling fancy, book in for the gala Christmas Eve dinner with plenty of seafood – Kristal caviar, anyone? Both menus are available with vegetarian options, and there’s a set menu for the kids too (with mushroom soup, which is courageous for a children’s menu, we have to say; no nuggets here!). Find the menu details here.
- 24 Dec: gala set dinner $1,988 (adult)/$590 (child 3–11)
- 25 Dec: set dinner $1,488 (adult)/$590 (child 3–11)
Rosewood Hong Kong
STAYCAY: make it a Rosewood Christmas with their Rosewood Celebrations: Christmas Edition staycation package, priced from $6,760, which includes breakfast and a festive Christmas lunch or dinner for two, with a reasonable ($300/person) free-flow add-on available.
Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, TST, 3891 8888
HENRY is a premium meat-focused smokehouse and restaurant for the carnivores out there. On Christmas Eve, there are oysters and champagne to start, and both the 24th and 25th menus feature items like Wagyu beef tartare and Japanese devilled eggs with uni, trout roe and pork crackling. There’s a kids’ menu (ages 6–12) available for $498 that includes a 120g USDA Prime Black Angus tenderloin. See the menus here.
- 24 Dec: *set dinner $1,688/person
- 25 Dec: *set lunch $1,498/person
For enquiries and bookings, phone 3891 8888 (no online booking on these dates)
Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung
Consider getting away from the Big Smoke at Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel, which opened at the top of T-Bay in Tung Chung in December last year. Surrounded by mountains, you can almost imagine you really got away...
9 Yi Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau Island, 2535 0025
We couldn’t help but notice the Christmas Day brunch at rooftop Sunset Grill. Begin with a seafood sharing platter and starters to share, then choose a main from the selection of charcoal-grilled Australian bone-in rib-eye for two, New Zealand lamb rack with shakshuka, porcini and wild mushroom risotto and pan-fried sea bass. Great options at the dessert bar and an optional two-hour Veuve Clicquot free-flow add-on will complete your jolly day.
- 24 & 25 Dec: *set dinner $1,100/person
- 25 Dec: *#festive brunch $888 (adult)/$198 (child 3–11)
*15% early-bird discount available with full pre-payment on or before 30 November
#2-hour free-flow add-on for $388 is available
For enquiries and reservations, phone 2535 0025
Located near Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel is sure to be a peaceful spot. We haven’t tried it, but we’re thinking good value for money is a big draw here. Club Marriott members get 20% off.
Hong Kong International Airport, 1 Sky City Road East, Lantau Island, 3969 1888
All-day-dining restaurant SkyCity Bistro is serving both international specialities and traditional Christmas fare. Get started with sashimi and seafood on ice, including Hokkaido scallops, Boston lobster, New Zealand oysters, blue mussels, jade whelks and chilled prawns. Then cosy up with a bowl of seafood chowder, lobster bisque or double-boiled soup with ginseng and chicken. Continue the feast with a range of mains and don’t forget the carving station and Christmas desserts.
- 24 Dec: *lunch buffet $438 (adult)/$295 (child)
- 25 Dec (2 sessions): *lunch buffet $504 (adult)/$339 (child); $438 (adult)/$295 (child)
- 24 & 25 Dec (2 sessions): *dinner buffet $800 (adult)/$449 (child); $845 (adult)/$449 (child)
*Early-bird discount: 15% off if you book on or before 30 November
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