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Elevate your yuletide season with our top picks for festive dining at five-star hotels around town

December 7th 2022

by Aude Camus
‘Tis the season for delicious spreads and indulgent treats and, this year again, five-star hotels around town are going the extra mile to please the discerning gourmets in Hong Kong.
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

Elevate your yuletide season with our top picks for festive dining at five-star hotels around town
With no less than eight restaurants under its roof, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is always a dining destination of choice. Families with kids will love the festive buffets at Grand Café and Tiffin – available on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve. Or you could opt for the alfresco festive BBQ buffet from The Grill. And for a more refined option, you can go for the traditional western feast at the Grand Hyatt Steakhouse inclusive of assorted seafood, main options ranging from toothfish fillet en papillote to beef fillet Rossini and Chocolate marquise cake.
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong’s sweet game is always strong, thanks to executive pastry chef Smita Grosse and her team, and this festive season makes no exception with many Christmas-themed takeaway cakes and pastries for the sweet tooths out there. Cue a limited-edition Piedmont hazelnut and vanilla millefeuille with raspberry profiterole, a chestnut cream log cake with honey sponge and blueberry compote, a Sicilian pistachio cake with praline, figs confit and chocolate biscuit, and more.
Hong Kong Madame tips: afternoon tea at Tiffin never disappoint and this yuletide season special edition is more indulgent than ever. We love afternoon tea at Tiffin so much that’re actually offering you a tea set for two as part of our Advent Calendar campaign. Participate now if you haven’t done it yet for a chance to win this exquisite git, presented alongside many other exciting prizes.
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

Elevate your yuletide season with our top picks for festive dining at five-star hotels around town
The home of three-Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Lung King Heen, three-Michelin-starred French restaurant Caprice and one-Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant Sushi Saito, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong is the world record holder for the most Michelin stars under one roof. It’s also home to Argo, a cocktail bar opened in 2021 which made impressive debut by clinching the 28th place in The World’s 50 Best Bars 2022 list. With this star-studded line up, you’re always guaranteed a feast when visiting the hotel. And this award-winning dining offering shines especially bright this yuletide season.
Both Caprice and Lung King Heen will be plating up exclusive tasting menus on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. The hotel’s three-tier afternoon tea is featuring themed-treats such as a mini gingerbread man and the mulled berries snowman macaron and it’s enhanced by live cooking stations where festive dessert are prepared for you à la minute. Served at The Lounge and Gallery, it’s also available as a takeaway set.
What’s more, there’s plenty of indulgent gourmet treats to purchase from their online shop, to elevate your festive spreads at home. Executive pastry chef Ringo Chan has once again upped his game in the lead up to the end of the year. There’s Santa Claus, snowman, reindeer as well as Christmas tree-shaped cookies, snowman red velvet and passionfruit chocolate ganache cake, homemade classic Christmas stolen, mini chocolate and mandarin frosting yule log cakes and gingerbread man brownies with salted caramel cream available for you to choose from.
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Elevate your yuletide season with our top picks for festive dining at five-star hotels around town
There’s nine restaurants and bars in the hotel including Michelin-starred Man Wah and Mandarin Grill+Bar, Hong Kong institution Clipper Lounge and award-winning Japanese izakaya The Aubrey, so it’s safe to say you’ll find something to match your appetite for festive food. Craving a festive roast? Book a table at Mandarin Grill+Bar. To infuse your celebrations with a local taste, look no further than Man Wah. Clipper Lounge ’s infamous and elegant buffet is featuring festive specials this month and so is Café Causette. Throughout the season, both these outlets will also serve the hotel’s famed afternoon tea that is guaranteed to spread yuletide cheer.
What’s more, this year again The Mandarin Cake Shop is poised to cater your festive gatherings in style and there roast turkey, honey glazed ham, classic panettone, traditional marzipan stollen, Christmas chocolate rochers and more available for pick-up and delivery.
Hong Kong Madame tips: if you happen to be around on 24 and 25 December, you definitely wanna make a stop at the hotel’s lobby where mulled wine and mince pies will be served. On the way in, or out, passed by the entrance on Connaught Road or Chater Road to enjoy freshly roasted chestnuts. 
The Hari Hong Kong

Elevate your yuletide season with our top picks for festive dining at five-star hotels around town
The Hari Hong Kong also presents a series of culinary offerings in the spirit of the season. At Lucciola Restaurant & Bar, guests are invited to enjoy the taste of an authentic Natale (Christmas in Italian) and chef de cuisine Francesco Gava will be plating up a festive semi-buffet brunch on Dec 24 and December 25 as well as a premium 5-course dinner on the 25 from 6 pm. Further adding to the festive feeling is the option to add a free-flow from the cocktail trolley. At Zoku, chef de cuisine Edwin Guzman plans to delight guests with a festive edition of its weekend brunch menu while a premium six-course dinner menu will also be available from 24 to 27 December and on 1 and 2 January 2023.
Rediscover our recent reviews of Zoku’s weekend brunch.
Rosewood Hong Kong

Elevate your yuletide season with our top picks for festive dining at five-star hotels around town
Another hotel to host eight distinctive dining concepts under its roof, Rosewood Hong Kong doesn’t come short of enticing options when it comes to celebrating the festive season the gourmet way. Cue hearty Italian cuisine at BlueHouse and The Dining Room by BluHouse, festive tipples at DarkSide, American steakhouse’s staples at HENRY, seafood platters and yuletide dessert at Holt’s Café and festive afternoon tea at The Butterfly Room.
But I have to confess being very excited by their sweet takeaway offering (the Christmas roasts being unfortunately already sold out). If a log cake is your Christmas dessert of choice, you can choose between black forest, nespresso and dulcey, chocolate and orange or chocolate and chestnut. The individual cakes and tartelettes are almost too cute to eat - rum and raisins chocolate snowman cake, apple cinnamon Christmas tree cake, chestnut tartelette, dark chocolate orange Christmas bubble and more – and so are the Christmas-themed biscuits. Panettone is also on the menu. And for a little bit of everything, you can opt for the takeaway version of the Christmas edition afternoon tea set.
Hong Kong Madame tips: if you’re heading to Rosewood Hong Kong, make sure to check the cosy wooden chalet located at the entrance. A charming Holiday Gift Shop, it offers a unique curation of the best festive gifting from Rosewood Hong Kong.



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