Hang up those aprons, put on your Sunday best, and let someone else do the cooking!
Hong Kong is a culinary capital and a foodie’s delight. If you’re opting out of the traditional marathon of potato peeling, sprout soaking, and gravy reducing, we’ve made a list of where’s naughty and nice this festive season.
To make it even easier, we’ve made a list of where’s naughty and nice! (Well, just the nice…)
Perfect for families or large groups, La Rambla is modern chic with brilliant floor to ceiling windows looking out over Victoria Harbour. Serving contemporary Catalan cuisine, La Rambla has also organised some exciting Christmas brunch workshops to add a little extra pinash to your holiday.
- Gingerbread cookie decorating workshop
- Snow machine with kids’ corner
- Photo studio with Santa Claus
- Drink cart serving festive mocktail and cocktails
Christmas Brunch Menu: HKD $650 per person + 10% Service Charge
Central – IFC, shop 3071-73
Fresh and elegant seasonal farm-to-table meals in the heart of Causeway Bay. Serving contemporary British cuisine, Roganic opened earlier this year and has been a hit with hard to impress foodies ever since.
Simon Rogan, Chef Oli Marlow, and Chef Ashley Salmon have prepared an extra special Christmas lunch set menu with the highest quality ingredients, mostly sourced fresh direct from local farms in the New Territories.
December 24th set lunch: HKD $480 + 10% Service Charge
December 25th set lunch/dinner: HKD$980 + 10% Service Charge
Causeway Bay – Sino Plaza, UG/F 08, 255 Gloucester Rd
A bakery that specialises in vegetarian and vegan cakes, savoury treats and all things tantalisingly sweet! Land of the free: with gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free options for all, The Cakery is a genius choice for those with fussy family or friends.
Celebrate with a teddy bear-themed vegetarian tea set, made with an Impossible burger paired with intricate sweets. Presented as an advent calendar, it also comes with a handful of sustainable gifts.
Christmas Afternoon Tea Set: HKD 588+10% for 2 persons
Central – the Landmark, shop 303
Causeway Bay – Lee Garden 2, shop 124
The concept of Haku introduces you to two master chefs from different backgrounds coming together to create something special – what better way to bring Christmas day to a close! The two chefs are Hideaki Matsuo, one of three Michelin-starred Kashiwaya and a Relais & Chateaux grand chef from Japan; and Agustin Balbi, born in Argentina to an Italian family who graduated from one of the world’s top culinary schools, the BUE Trainers, and was named Hong Kong’s best new chef in 2016 by Hong Kong Tatler.
Chefs Matsuo-san and Balbi have prepared a set dinner menu this year which is sure to be the ultimate dream for Christmas.
Christmas Dinner Set Menu: HK$1,980 + 10% per person
Tsim Sha Tsui- Ocean Terminal, shop OTG04B
Chinese Winter Solstice (December 20 – 22)
Adding contemporary touches and premium ingredients to traditional Jiangnan cuisine, Old Bailey is a hidden gem in the heart of the historical and creative Tai Kwun complex.
With warm natural light on the natural wood interior throughout the day, and an intimate cosy evening vibe, the restaurant is a stunning location in the lead up to Christmas. A special Chinese Winter Solstice menu has been prepared this year between December 20 -22.
HK$880 Per Person
With Wine Pairing HK$450 per person
Central – Tai Kwun, 2/F JC Contemporary
Looking for something else? All the restaurants featured in WELL, edition 1 can be reached directly or via The Forks and Spoons.
WELL, have yourself a Merry Hong Kong Christmas
Written exclusively for WELL, Magazine Asia by Peter Eric Jobson