The Optimist brings Spanish fever to their five-course Christmas menu. The menu includes the restaurant’s signature dishes – think grilled Galician octopus, wild monkfish and Spanish fillet Chateaubriand. The festive repast finishes with Turrón de Navidad, a traditional dessert of sweet nougat, honey and roasted almonds. Available on December 24 and 25. $688 per person, with free flow packages starting from $240 for bottomless wine, beer, prosecco, champagne and house spirits.
G/F-2/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, 2433 3324.
Limewood will be putting together a festive menu with a South East Asian, Caribbean and Hawaiian twist. Highlights include Hunter Valley free-range charcoal roast turkey, with pineapple sausage stuffing and served with glazed baby carrots, caramelized shallot mash and turkey jus. Shake things up with a peanut butter cake with marshmallow and toffee sauce.
Takeaway turkeys are available throughout December and can be picked up on site or delivered to your door via Deliveroo – they cost $880 and must be ordered 48 hours in advance.
The Pulse, Shop 103, G/F 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, 2866 8668.
Popsy Modern Kitchen
Art inspired restaurant Popsy Modern Kitchen will be transformed into a winter garden with shades of gold and black and silk flowers. The restaurant has prepared a special eight-course Enchanted Christmas menu with dishes including seared scallops, pan seared duck foie gras and poached turbot. Following tradition of roasting game, roasted duck will be served and finished with a ‘Christmas Wreath’ dessert, $988 per person.
5/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Sheung Wan, 2907 8188.
Celebrate the Italian way with Pirata’s festive lunch and dinner menu. There will be a giant carved out parmesan wheel full of boletus mushroom risotto during brunch ($298 per person; free-flow for an extra $180). The five-course dinner menu ($648 per person) tantalises taste buds with wild boar ragout, Tuscan sea bass and butcher’s cut steak, followed by popular Italian desserts like tiramisu and panna cotta.
29-30/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, 2887 0270.
Sharing is caring at Jamie’s Italian. The eatery has two specific menus this Christmas – Festive Lunch Set and the WOW menu. The lunch set has an option for two ($168) or three ($198) courses which comes with starters, mains and dessert. For groups of 10 or more, the WOW menu ($468 per person) includes three courses of two starters, two mains, two side dishes and a dessert. Available throughout December.
2/F, Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, 3958 2222.
208 Duecento Otto
Enjoy a spot of la dolce vita at 208 Duecento Otto. Yummy Christmas dishes have an Italian twist – feast on venison carpaccio, porcini and wild mushroom risotto, Christmas trifle and more. And walk away with a complimentary panettone. Christmas menus are available December 21-27. $180 for free flow Veuve Clicquot.
208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, 2549 0208, 208.
Aberdeen Street Social
Located in PMQ, Executive Chef Chris Whitmore has crafted a British fare for diners this Christmas. The menu starts with soup, appetizer with various traditional dishes as mains including turkey, venison wellington, roasted south coast bass, dessert and mince pies. The restaurant will be serving complimentary mulled wine during the two weeks leading up to Christmas. $750 per person. Available Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
PMQ, JPC G/F, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, 2866 0300.
Tikitiki Bowling Bar
Bowl your way into the festive season at Tiktiki Bowling Bar. Guests can enjoy a Christmas buffet packed full of cold appetizers, hot dishes, turkey and beef tenderloin carving and dessert. Kids don’t miss out either – there’s a kids’ corner with macaroni cheese, mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. Lunch is $499; dinner $599. Available Dec 24-25.
4/F, Centro, 1A Chui Tong Road, Sai Kung, 5116 7494, www.tikitiki.hk
For cosy Portuguese fare, Casa Lisboa’s Christmas buffet is stuffed with new dishes. Sample from their cold buffet, hot food, bacalhau, and dessert station. Homemade Portuguese bread, soup and sharing plates will also be available. ($480 for adult; $250 for children aged 4-11). Free flow options start from $90 per person.
8/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, 2905 1168
Along with specially created dishes like homemade terrine foie gras and and seafood platter for two (available December 24th, 25th, 31st), a spanish brunch awaits at Catalunya. The Christmas day brunch starts from $780 ($208 for children aged 3-9) and includes free flow French oysters, as well as a seafood station and signature dishes like charcuterie, pinchos, salads and desserts. Free flow starts from an additional $230.
G/F, Guardian House, Morrison Hill, 32 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, 2866 7900.
Go fancy with Zuma’s Baikingu Christmas brunch. Acclaimed for their Japanese cuisine, the menu will feature their signature dishes, like iberico pork ribs with Japanese BBQ sauce, teriyaki salmon fillet, roasted blue lobster and white truffle will be shaved table side. Zuma will also be offering their homemade mulled wine for the festive season. $590 per person; $650 for Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne. Available on Dec 24 and 25.
Landmark Level 5 & 6 15 Queen’s Road Central, 3657 6388.