With many of us home-bound for the festive season, it may not be the traditional Christmas some of anticipated overseas with family (or if you’re lucky enough, your family is in Hong Kong). Either way, being in the city brings a lot of festive cheer thanks to the abundance of Christmas markets, events (like The Grounds at AIA Vitality Park), and endless dining options. If you’re feeling like dining-in for the Christmas season, here are some of the best places to get scrumptious, festive takeaways and deliveries, without the hassle of cooking at home.
Traditional roasts from The Mandarin Oriental Cake Shop
For years, The Mandarin Cake Shop has been serving guests with decadent Christmas meals to take home. Continuing the tradition, the Mandarin Oriental venue is ready to cater for this year’s celebration with its classic juicy Roast Turkey, flavourful Honey Glazed Ham or mouth-watering Roast Prime Rib Beef, served with all the trimmings. Gourmands can also indulge in the festive hampers, which vary depending on the selection. The hot foods are available from 16 November to 26 December 2020 for delivery or pick-up. Place your order before 19 December 2020 to ensure a spot.
To place your order, please call +852 2825 4008 or email email@example.com.
Festive delights from Four Seasons’ eShop
Offering something for everyone this Christmas, Four Seasons’ eShop showcases six festive delights for well-heeled gourmands. Choose from the eclectic array of edible gourmet treats, niche luxury fragrances and Christmas hampers. From seasonal cinnamon rolls to homemade gingerbread kits, guests can bring a bit of interactive fun home during the festive season.
If you’re looking for a feast, order the Traditional Slow Roasted Butterball Turkey with Side Dishes & Gravy (7kg / 10 persons) (HK$2,880), which comes with all the trimmings, prepared by Executive Chef Dirk Haltenhof. Other enticing options include the Balik Salmon, Blinis Sour Cream (500g) (HK$1,380) and the Lava Stone Grilled M5 Wagyu Beef Tomahawk Steak (2kg / 4 persons) (HK$3,880). Have a look at the full list to see what tickles your fancy.
Delivery services are available at a supplement: Hong Kong Island delivery at HKD 200; Kowloon delivery at HKD 300 and New Territories delivery at HKD 500. For reservations, contact the Festive Desk at 3196 8708 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cantonese fare from Yung’s Bistro
For something a little different, K11’s Yung’s Bistro is a Cantonese gem in the heart of the city. Try the Christmas Takeaway Menu for 6 Persons (HK$3,800), with a menu which includes Abalone with Celtuce and Termite Mushroom, Deep-fried Mashed Taro Topped with Scallop in Barbecued Sauce, and Smoked Baby Chicken, to name a few.
Call +852 2321 3800 to make your order.
Signature turkey & honey-glazed goodness from JW Marriott
Perched atop Pacific Place, JW Marriott Hong Kong is a go-to destination for fine culinary delights at its six F&B outlets. Dolce 88 is offering an exquisite collection of Christmas hampers and home-made delight, ideal for discerning recipients. Elevate your home celebration Dolce 88’s signature roasted turkey (HK$2,088 nett – 6 to 8 persons) or honey-glazed ham (HK$2,488 nett – 8 to 12 persons) with a variety of trimmings and a complimentary pecan, apple or pumpkin pie.
For enquiry and reservation, call +852 2810 8366 or email email@example.com.
All-you-need for a traditional feast from RELISH
Launching their ‘Relish At Home’ Festive Feasts in time for Christmas this year, specialist events and catering company RELISH brings the dinner to your door fully prepped, with only final touches and minimal cooking steps to have it fresh and hot upon serving.
The Holiday feast includes six traditional festive side dishes (Pigs in Blanket, Sage and Chestnut Stuffing, Brussells sprouts with bacon, Braised red cabbage and Duck fat roast potatoes), one family-sized main course (Beef Wellington with red wine sauce, Rolled Bronze Turkey breast and leg, with garlic and thyme, Salmon en Croute or a vegetarian option of Squash and Mushroom Nut Roast), one family-sized dessert (Sticky Toffee Pudding or Christmas Pudding with Brandy Butter), sauces (cranberry, gravy and bread sauce). It’s enough to feed six people and includes two bottles of wine (one red, one white) and a box of Christmas crackers.
All items are marinated, seasoned, and come with instructions to complete the dishes at home with minimal effort.
Price: HK$1,800 for the full set, serves 6 (free delivery on Hong Kong Island)
Peri-Peri turkey from Big Birdy
Newly-opened Sai Ying Pun diner Big Birdy is cooking up what it does best—poultry, just in time for Christmas. Order the Biggest Birdy Holiday Feast comprising Peri Peri-rubbed turkey with all the hearty sides, including mashed potatoes and coleslaw. The Biggest Birdy Holiday Feast (HK$880) is available until the end of the year, serving 4-6 people. Order with a 48-hour notice to guarantee a bird.
Order via +852 2285 9396.
French roast from LA ROTISSERIE
La Rotisserie specialises in serving the best poultry from France, serving as a cult favourite amongst many Hong Kongers. For Christmas, the takeaway hotspot is offering specially-curated menus which include à la carte and package offerings, for groups of six to ten people. Available from mid-November, the festive menus feature the exclusive dishes Free Range Turkey, Capon, Barbarie Duck or Free Range Chicken from France, which are perfect for Christmas.
There are four package offerings to choose from, all of which include side dishes of Sautéed French Beans with Sweet Potatoes & Chestnut, Truffle Parmesan Mashed Potatoes and Chocolate Cake. Take home the French Free Range Turkey (HK$1620 for 6-8 people; HK$1820 for 8-10 people), French Capon (HK$1720 for 8-10 people), French Barbarie Duck (HK$1570 for 8-10 people), or the French Free Range Chicken (HK$1320 for 4-6 people).
For the festive offerings, be sure to order at least three days in advance.
DIY bundles from Feather & Bone
Build-your-own-bundle with premium butcher Feather & Bone’s Christmas bundle. Customers can opt for traditional turkeys, honey-glazed hams, bacon and other festive treats either for home cooking, or ready-cooked with the stuffings and sides.
Orders can be made for pick-up or delivery between 1-25 December.