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Where to go for New Year's lunch and dinner in Hong Kong

Our pick of the best menus to kick off 2021 with good food

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Fontaine Cheng
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With Christmas Daybrunches, and dinners sorted, New Year’s Eve is the next item on our list to book and get ready for. It’s been one hell of a year, and then some, but we’re geared up for 2021 and think it’s fitting that we celebrate appropriately with good food and (maybe) some booze. So if you are heading out to bask in the festivities and atmosphere of the coming new year, here’s where to go and the menus you can feast on. 

Note: due to social distancing rules, some venues may update their opening hours pending changes to restrictions, so please check with the establishment before heading out or call ahead to reserve or book where needed.

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Where to go for New Year's lunch and dinner in Hong Kong

  • Restaurants
  • Soho

Spend New Year’s Eve enjoying good food with friends and kin at neighbourly restaurant Kinship. Highlighted dishes include burnt onion risotto arancini, Angus striploin with savoury bread pudding, red wine braised endive, and rosemary jus, or a vegetable and mushroom vol au vent served with mashed potato, brussels sprouts and ponzu sides. To finish and to share (or not!) the toasted meringue with mango sorbet, pineapple jam, and fresh passion fruit, chocolate hazelnut truffles, and cranberry and almond nougat is one of the best ways to end 2020.

  • Restaurants
  • Central

Although not technically a New Year’s Eve menu, China Tang’s Winter Nourishing menu should not be missed if you’re after Chinese food to ring in the New Year. The set menu (lunch $688 for two; dinner $1,288 for two) features a range of classic Cantonese dishes which have been given a unique twist and aims to fuel and nourish the body with some dishes that are available a la carte. Dishes include Hong Kong favourites such as braised lamb brisket with bean curd, bamboo shoots and vegetables, and a belly-warming rice clay pot with savoury Chinese preserved meat.

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  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary European
  • Admiralty
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It’s your last chance to dine at Café Gray Deluxe as we end 2020 and say goodbye to The Upper House restaurant. The New Year’s Eve four-course ($1,650/person from 6-8pm) or six-course menu ($2,950 from 8.30pm until late) features some refined dishes including a refreshing kingfish tataki, Alaskan king crab tortellini, triple seared Wagyu striploin, and a Grand Marnier nougatine semifreddo to end the year and their last day of business on a sweet note.

  • Restaurants
  • Wan Chai

Michelin-starred French restaurant L’Envol is offering elegant five or eight-course menus (prices start from $1,788) to celebrate New Year’s Eve in style. The eight-course Signature menu includes some favourites such as L’Oursin D’Hokkaido, a culinary treasure box of sea urchin filled with crunchy fennel and gamberoni prawn, while their Prestige menu presents five different caviars for a luxurious lunch session. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Spanish
  • Central

The Central Spanish steak and tapas restaurant is offering a New Year’s Eve set menu ($790/person; minimum of two people) to welcome the new year. Say cheers with a glass of Cava before celebrating with oysters and a selection of tapas including padrón peppers, chorizo Ibérico croquetas, and more. The main event of Rubia’s Gallega ribeye steak with patatas fritas is also featured on the menu, followed by a new dish of carabinero juicy seafood rice with baby squid. 

  • Restaurants
  • Soho

Friendly neighbourhood spot Mamma Always Said is nestled in the middle of Peel Street but safely away from mayhem. The casual but lively vibes are great for celebrating the New Year, where you can enjoy all-day snacks including the juicy grilled beef or the indulgent Mamma’s mini three-cheese melts. You can also opt for the five-course chef's menu ($295) or eight-course menu ($395). Both menus will be available all day from 11.30am-6pm without seating arrangement.

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  • Restaurants
  • Indian
  • Central

Modern Indian restaurant Chaiwala injects a touch of colour and flavour to your New Year’s Eve celebration with a South Asian inspired dinner menu ($680/person for the first seating; $880/person for second seating). From signature Indian snacks like pani puri with zesty jal-jeera, rara kheema pav Bombay buns, and Malabar scallops, to mains such as kerala fish curry, classic Old Delhi butter chicken, and charcoal-grilled Tandoori meats and vegetables. Finish off the meal with a selection of Bollywood desserts and let the celebrations continue into 2021.

  • Restaurants
  • Wan Chai

Head to Wan Chai for a New Year’s Eve and enjoy a four-course meal at The Pawn. The dinner menu ($688), offered on December 31, includes dishes featuring some premium seafood and meats such as the sea urchin and steamed eggs appetiser, red prawn sushi with Hokkaido scallop carpaccio, Wagyu beef striploin with roasted tomatoes and crispy wild rice, followed by a crisp mille-feuille with raspberry mousse, white chocolate and Chantilly cream to end the meal.

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  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Central

Set the tone for an excellent new year with dinner at two-Michelin-starred French restaurant Ecriture. The eight-course New Year’s Eve dinner ($3,688) includes a whole host of luxuries to ring in 2021. Think freshly made blinis topped with caviar, steamed Kegani crab, fresh sea urchin from Brittany, Normandy scallop with winter black truffle, a wild duck foie gras and smoked fera pithivier, among other dishes, in a chic and elegant space in Central.



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