Hong Kong’s Best Places for New Year’s Eve Dinner to Welcome 2023
December 12, 2022
It’s been a whirlwind of a year to say the least, though the one thing we can always count on to get us through in this food paradise of a city, is the dazzling abundance in food options to go around. From the constant stream of great restaurant openings to creative new interpretations that bring about completely unexpected dining experiences.
Say cheers to 2022 with a final grand feast that’s guaranteed to be extra memorable at one of these fantastic spots in our beautiful Hong Kong.
If you prefer to dine closer to the action in anticipation for midnight, celebrate on Peel Street with UMA NOTA’s signature New Year’s Eve tasting menu featuring the warmth and tingle of Brazilian protein and vegetable dishes.
The dinner set menu begins with savoury Brazilian chicken croquettes, paired with Truffle for snappy Truffle Coxinhas, with Wagyu Beef is served atop of caramelised onion, truffle, Karachi mustard, and Brioche as the A5 Wagyu Brioche; alongside four other starting bites. Mains are delivered with three rich, meaty plates, including Carne De Fumeiro, confit pork shoulder topped with edamame vinaigrette and cassava farofa, as well as Grilled Lobster with den miso and green papaya pickles. End the night and begin the countdown with Flambéed Pear Tatin.
Dinner session: 6:00PM – Late, Dec 31, HK$690pp
Location: Uma Nota, Upper G/F, 38 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2889 7576
Centrally located at the heart of Lan Kwai Fong, Heimat’s fine-dining approach to German cuisine is geared up to celebrate the end of 2022 with a luxurious six-course tasting “Silvestermenü”.
The menu, designed by Chef Peter Find, features Häppchen Kleiner Gänse Leber Gugelhupf (mini foie gras cakes), Gebackener Limburger Käse, (roasted Limburg cheese), Duck Breast with Celeriac Puree, Forest and Morel Mushrooms with cheese foam and black truffles, and more hometown favourites from Find’s nation.
Dinner session: 6PM – 12AM, Dec 31, HK$1880pp
Location: Heimat, 8/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2881 1022
Club Rangoon, Hong Kong’s leading Burmese eatery, is set to welcome in the new year and a host of warm guests with a New Year’s Eve set menu showcasing the finest of recipes and dishes, native to the Southeast Asian nation.
Diners will begin with tea leaf salad, Laphet Thoke, a Club Rangoon signature. Next is the must-try national dish of Mohinga, and addictive Village-Style Egg Curry Bites, for starters. A hearty main available to savour is the A Mel Thar Dan Bauk, a Burmese-style biryani made hearty with Australian Wagyu beef cheek, basmati rice, saffron, dried shrimp, and tomato relish.
The Ngar Kin Chin Sat (add on HK$200) – an aromatic whole-roasted sea bass with ginger, lemongrass, tomato served with chili oil and homemade pickles – is also available to sample. Consumed during the Burmese New Year in April, the Mont Lone Yay Baw is Club Rangoon's New Year’s Eve dessert, featuring boiled sticky rice flour balls stuffed with sweet jaggery paired with coconut ice cream.
Dinner session: 6PM – Late, Dec 31, HK$688pp
Location: Club Rangoon, 33 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2503 3077
New Mediterranean-inspired diner in Central’s FOCO building is hosting a flavourful Festive Dinner for Two, to reel in the New Year and end celebrations of Christmas with a bang.
The surf-and-turf-inspired spread at Basin begins with a serving of fresh oysters and creamy ajo blanco sauce, followed by Ballard’s tableside truffle steak tartare with truffle. Starters include clams in a caviar beurre blanc sauce with chives and cayenne oil, truffle zucchini flower served with acacia honey and walnuts, and a carpaccio of richly pigmented and remarkably sweet Dénia red prawns, described as a crowning jewel of the Mediterranean sea.
For mains, pick between Josper-grilled rib-eye steak with mojo sauce and chimichurri, Josper-grilled Canary Island sea bass with a Mediterranean-style clam and green meri sauce, or smoked eggplant prepared with 24-month aged Parmesan, sunflower seeds and Spanish premium Olibaeza olive oil. Dinner ends on a sweet note, with rich peanut coulant with coconut sorbet and pavlova.
Dinner session: 6PM – 12AM, Dec 31, HK$1099pp
Location: Basin, 3/F Foco, 46-48 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2362 2699
Join Chef Mohamed Hegazy and Faycal El Moujahid at Tsim Sha Tsui East’s newest Mediterranean harbour-side restaurant for a four-course, big bang New Year’s Evedinner menu, and catch the fireworks along with breezy celebrations.
The New Year's Eve four-course dinner menu features dishes including Alaskan king crab served with avocado and fresh tangerines, creamy lobster bisque, pan-seared red snapper drizzled with butter sauce, served with grilled red endive and caviar, grilled Lamb saddle, served with Mediterranean artichoke puree and roasted trumpet mushroom, before ending the night on a classic finish with raspberry chocolate cake.
Dinner session: 6PM – Late, Dec 31, HK$688pp
Location: Mulino, Wing On Plaza, Unit Nos 1 To 6, 45 & 46, G/F, 62 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Contact details: +852 2721 3600
Amber at Landmark Mandarin Oriental
Enter the world of fine dining for the final meal of 2023 at the Two-Michelin and One-Green Michelin-starred Amber with a pick between the four or eight-course dinner of contemporary French cuisine.
Curated exclusively by Chef Richard Ekkebus, the festive dinner menu for New Year’s Eve is set to include crowd favourites as well as new flavours, such as the Kuro Awabi Black Lip Abalone, Toothfish with Imperial Daurenki Caviar and Wild Fallow Deer, Guanchiale Iberico, Quince, Polenta, Neck Ragout, and glasses of Cabernet Sauvignon to indulge in the last meal of a spectacular year.
Dinner session: 5:30PM – 8:00PM, 6:30PM – 9:15PM, Dec 31, HK$1988/HK$2798pp
Location: Amber, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2132 0066
Join the fun in Lan Kwai Fong counting down the clock at Kyoto Joe before a dip downstairs to the cocktail-fuelled fun and big countdown to midnight. For three hours beginning from 6:30PM, New Year’s Eve diners can indulge in an unlimited serving of shared starters, one main, and one dessert platter to share.
Finger-licking starters include A4 Miyazaki Wagyu Roll, Hokkaido Oyster, A4 Miyazaki Wagyu Tataki, Hokkaido Crab Meat Salad, Fried Shrimp Shooter, and Sliver Sillago Tempura. Choose a main between the lucious options of A4 Miyazaki Wagyu Sirloin Hot Pot, Baked lobster with Garlic Truffle Sauce, Grilled Miso Silver Cod, and Grilled Beef Ribs on Rock, before ending with a dessert platter.
Dinner session: 6:30PM – 9:30PM, Dec 31, HK$880pp
Location: Kyoto Joe, 23/F, California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2804 6800
Celebrate at a Kowloon-side mecca for New Year's Eve celebrations at aqua’s Welcome to the Future New Year’s Eve Party, pairing a five-course menu with the city-wide fireworks show along with free-flow of Veuve Clicquot Champagne from 9:30PM to midnight.
Dinner for the festivities includes luxurious pickings of slow cooked lobster and Kurobuta pork with foie gras and truffle, with two hours of free-flow Veuve Clicquot Champagne and sake for an additional HK$388.
Dinner session: 6:00PM – Late, Dec 31, HK$2023pp
Location: aqua, 17F H Zentre, 15 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Contact details: +852 3427 2288
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