The holidays are a time for delightful delicacies. So, for a sweet pre-Christmas treat, let Little Steps guide you toward the best kid-friendly lunches, brunches, buffets, and dinners to enjoy during the Christmas period in Hong Kong. Break out the ugly Christmas jumpers, wrap the kids up warm, and treat yourself!
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A unique twist for your holiday feast! Tokyo Lima offers a wonderful Festive Brunch and Festive Dinner Menu curated by Peruvian Culinary Director Arturo Melendez. Highlights of the menus include the mouth-watering the tuna and watermelon tartare, the chicken karaage and the lomo saltado or the stir-fried rump steak. End your meal with the Sweet Christmas dessert platter. There are also many interesting free-flow options to choose from. Keeping the kids in mind, they have a colorful Kid's Corner where your children will not be bored as it has a mini-basketball hoop, plus fully stocked with crayons and drawing paper, and tons of toys.
For a truly memorable Christmas lunch, head to the Magistracy Dining Room in Tai Kwun, Central and feast under their vaulted ceilings and beautiful surroundings. The menu will include prawn cocktail and double-baked Lincolnshire poacher souffle to start, their aged prime-rib as a main (slow-roasted for sized hours and crusted in mustard and crispy onions), an array of sides and a decadent sticky toffee pudding to end.
In celebration of its eighth anniversary here in Hong Kong, Michelin-starred Arcane is bringing you a seasonal tasting menu like no other. Available on the 23rd and 24 of December 2022, the sumptuous eight-course festive menu includes Ebisu oyster and N25 oscietra caviar, Hokkaido scallop with salt cod mouses, sauteed potato gnocchi with morel and shiitake ragout, slow-braised Wagyu short rib and other seasonal and festive specialties. Save room for desset and their delicious-sounding yuzu and lemon posset, white chocolate tuile, blood orange and yoghurt ice cream. A beautiful vegetarian eight-course menu is also available.
Especially for December, the aqualuna has a special Christmas Dinner at Sea. The cruise is perfect for families looking to celebrate with a winter-warming Western menu. Set sail for 2 hours and indulge in the buffala Caprese, prawn caesar salad and more starters. Mains include a roasted pork belly with apple, leeks and lentils, roasted turkey with balsamic glazed parsnips, truffle mash potato and more. There are a traditional Italian tiramisu and dark chocolate and hazelnut tart for desset. In addition to enjoying the cruise, kids can get creative with a Christmas coloring-in pack filled with festive drawings!
This year, Divino Patio is serving up some serious Christmas Eve specialties, as well as a generous semi-brunch buffet for Christmas day. Indulge in resident Chef Omar's childhood favorites such as Il Brodo Di Cappone (traditional Chapon broth and ham tortellini), eel skewers, spit grill Iberico baby pork roulade and a festive panettone to finish and to celebrate Christmas eve. The next day, there will be a traditional Christmas turkey, as well as a selection of classic antipasti like fresh oysters, Italian cold cuts, and premium cheeses as well as specialties from the spit grill like striploin, lamb skewers, sustainable Norwegian salmon, wagyu beef cheek and more.
Bored of turkey, ham, and roast potatoes, why not go for Indian at the ever colorful restaurant Chaiwala. They are offering a Christmas Brunch and Dinner Tasting Menu featuring delicious South Asian dishes! This festive affair includes everyone's favorite Indian dishes such as Pani Puri with Jal-Jeera, Old Delhi Butter Chicken, and Saag Paneer. All plates are made to be shared, and it ends with a selection of Bollywood desserts to treat everyone's sweet tooth.
Fulfill your holiday wishes with a sparkling ambiance and a heartwarming gathering of family and friends at Pirata. They will serve special tasting menus for brunches and dinners. Families and friends will delight in sharing generous dishes of honest Italian food, made with fresh ingredients and cooked with love. Special three-course brunch and dinner menus will feature fan-favorite Pirata classics such as MMM meatballs, lobster risotto and nonna-style pappardelle as well as the ultimate Christmas turkey roll. Don't miss the traditional panettone and the "Il Grande Tiramisu".
For a real holiday treat, book up one of the restaurants at The Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, they are offering various brunches lunches, and dinners during the Christmas period. For an amazing festive lunch buffet, head to the Grand Hyatt Steakhouse or Grand Cafè. Grissini and Kaetsu are also celebrating with a Festive Christmas Lunch and Dinner Menu. Expect a lavish affair at any of these restaurants!
Immerse yourself in Christmas cheer at Kinship this holiday season as they invite you to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with their indulgent Christmas menu on Christmas Day. Their menu starts off with beautiful sharing plates like BBQ caviar and prawn cocktail cups, Scottish black pudding, roasted turkey breast, seafood vol au vent and last but not least, baked Alaska and Eaton mess. You will also receive a little present from Santa!
Osteria Marzia is a lovely coastal Italian restaurant that has got a lot planned for this Festive Season! They wish to transport you to the coastal regions of Italy with their Festa Dei Sette Pesci (the Feast of the Seven Fishes) for a classic holiday experience. Expect delicious fresh linguine with Boston lobster, date tomato and basil as well as an array of grilled and raw fish, finished off by cannoli siciliani.
If you are looking for a family-friendly festive dinner, head over to The Globe. This all-time classic British pub has a fantastic menu on offer on Christmas Day, featuring truffled cauliflower soup, smoked salmon, honey glazed turkey, or an amazing beef striploin served with all the trimmings. Leave room for dessert, you will be served traditional English sticky toffee pudding or the irresistible Christmas pudding with brandy custard!
Another unique festive option on this list is Crown Super Deluxe. Get a front-row seat for a one-of-a-kind teppanyaki experience this Christmas! Opt for a Holiday Lunch or Dinner and have Chef Toru and his skilled team entertain you with a delightful teppanyaki lunch! Their menu has various Wagyu dishes like sirloin and tenderloin as well as wagyu garlic fried rice, starters include foie gras, a mizuna salad and chawanmushi with winter black truffle. Finished off with the Chef's Dessert.
Bedu, the Middle-Eastern inspired restaurant tucked away in a quiet corner on Gough Street is serving up a Festive Chef's menu and Christmas tasting menu complete with classics such as spiced pumpkin soup and turkey ballotine. Yet it stays close to its roots by complementing the meal with their own interpretations of Middle-Eastern favorites like smoky hummus, smoked duck basturma, cranberry tabboule and much more!
The popular Brazilian-Japanese eatery Uma Nota is launching their Festive Chef's menu and Christmas tasting menu, and it's perfect for those have had enough of turkey this season! The menu is heavy on fresh fish, with favorites like cured salmon and spicy tuna rolls, as well a stewed white fish in coconut milk as a main, but also includes more hearty options like the suckling pig and grass-fed ribeye steak. To keep in with holiday traditions polish the meal off with the Uma Nota yule log.
Newly opened in Taikoo Place, The Butcher's Club Grille (by Butcher's Club) is already making a name for itself thanks to its select meat cuts. This Christmas they invite you to try their Elevated Surf And Turf Christmas menu, which includes a choice of starters like creamy lobster bisque and baked camembert with truffle honey, and for mains you can choose from the wet aged Australian filet, the truffle carbonara and more. End this delicious festive meal with a Japanese-style cheesecake or the 70% molten chocolate cake.
Fireside, at the dining destination H Code in Central has something very special in store for you this Christmas. Start with the Alaskan King Crab and the Smoked Hokkaido Scallop before Fireside's signature Carabinero Flambadou (flamed dry-aged beef fat) and French Piegon. Next is the Butcher's Cut Blackmore Wagyu M9+ Striploin served with roasted mille-feuille potatoes and concludes with the smoked cheesecake with rhubarb sorbet.
The Continental, now under new management by none other than The Upper House is serving up some serious dishes this Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Choose from a set menu of classic comfort yet refined foods that will suit all diets and palates. To start, choose from one of five starters like the open raviolo of confit duck or the gravadlax of confit salmon. Mains also have five options like the sea bass or the roast loin of Kinboshi port and to finish you can choose from five desserts (although we wish we didn't have to!) like the chilled coconut rice pudding or the Christma pudding with the brown butter anglaise.
Celebrate Christmas and New Year's with a traditional French menu at the recently-opened Terrace By LQV, overlooking Stanley Bay. You will have a choice between decadent appetizers oyster vichyssoise and caviar as well as truffle scallops followed by homemade foie gras terrine and snails to start. Mains consist of a choice between the truffle pigeon pithivier (as pictured) or the luxurious Saint Pierre fillet of fish served with champagne mousse and caviar. To end this sumptuous fest, you can choose between the homemade yule log or a Mont Blanc meringue (served with chestnut puree and whipped cream).
This festive period Morton's are bringing you the best of the sea and the land for lunch and dinner. The lunch set features a choice of starters, like Morton’s iconic Lobster Bisque and classic Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail. For mains, choose from Filet Mignon, Broiled Pacific Salmon or Chicken Christopher alongside a selection of seafood options as well as moreish sides and an all-American key lime pie to finish. Dinner consists of crab cake with truffle soft poached egg, Pan Seared Foie Gras with Toasted Brioche and Apple Compote. After that you can choose between a Wagyu filet, New York strip steak, Chilean sea bass or fresh whole baked Maine lobster. Leave room for the truffle fries (a classic) and Morton's legendary hot chocolate cake.
For an American-style Christmas, come to family-favorite Dan Ryan's where they will be serving a 3-course Christmas and New Year Set. Starters include the creamy Lobster Bisque and a pomegranate pear salad. There are also two options for mains, the 10-ounce sirloin and baked three cheese mac'n'cheese or the grilled fresh salmon. End this festive feast with the red velvet cake and ice cream. Insider tip: there will be a host of festive workshops at selected locations and at selected dates, as well as Santa appearances, so check with them beforehand!
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