‘Table For Two’: Where to wine and dine for Valentine’s Day in Hong Kong

(From top left, clockwise) Valentine’s Day menus from Chillio Fagara, TATE, Madam S’ate, and Staunton’s. Photos via Highlight Asia, Forks and Spoons, and Spice Marketing.

Now that Chinese New Year is just about over, there isn’t much time left to book that table for two for Valentine’s Day. So if you’re the unfortunate man (or woman) who has been tasked with finding a spot for dinner, don’t worry, Coconuts HK has a few suggestions.

Whether you’re a budget-conscious couple or lavish lovers, there’s a Valentine’s Day meal for you, so here’s a round-up of places for your consideration.


 

Budget

Menus under HK$1,000 per couple.

Kytaly

This Wyndham Street pizza place claims to serve the best pizza in the world (so we had to try it and yeah, it’s pretty damn good). For Valentine’s Day, it’ll be dishing out a tagliere of parma ham, cooked ham, mortadella, cherry tomato, truffle, and grissini. For pizza, there’s the choice of porcini mushrooms, tomato, buffalo mozarella and parley; or rocket, buffalo mozarella, parmesan cheese and cherry tomato. Cocktails include a Rossini made with strawberry, Rinomato Aperitivo, berries syrup, and Prosecco; or a Washed Negroni. And for dessert, there’s Straccetti Alla Nutella.

Address: 5/F 77 Wyndham Street, Central.
Reservations: +852 2808 1961.
Availability: 12pm to 2am.
Price: HK$888 per couple.

Photo via Facebook/Kytaly.
Photo via Facebook/Kytaly.

 

Madam S’ate

Starters include white corn soup, Hamachi fish ceviche, or a ballotine of chicken, while mains include bacon-wrapped angus beef tenderloin, marinated roast black cod (extra HK$30) or roast aubergine arrabiata here. For dessert, you can pick between Earl Grey panna cotta, red velvet layer cake, or deep-fried chocolate. And if you’d like to get fancy, there are two wine pairing options and him-and-her cocktails called Monsieur Clement and Madam Rose Sour.

Address: Civic Square, Rooftop Elements Shopping Mall.
Reservations: info@sate.com.hk or +852 2537 7555.
Availability: 8am to 12pm.
Price: HK$776 per couple, HK$220 to HK$280 for wine pairing options, HK$100 for cocktails per person.

 

Staunton’s

This Central-based restaurant is a great brunch place for a four-course Valentine’s Day dinner with two optional beverage packages. Start with a truffle mushroom soup, fresh oysters or a caprese salad, followed by pan-seared salmon, roasted beer tenderloin, or lobster tail. Desserts include a choice between a heart-shaped chocolate lava cake or raspberry cheesecake.

Address: 10-12 Staunton Street, Central.
Reservations: +852 2973 6611.
Availability: 6pm to 11:30pm.
Price: HK$288 to HK$388 (depending on main) HK$198 (two hours unlimited Mumm champagne) HK$168 (two hours unlimited house wine, bottled beer, Prosecco, or house spirits) HK$596 (shisha, and two hour free flow drinks including house spirits, house red, house white, bottled beer or prosecco).

 

Big Sur

This three-course dinner includes smoked salmon potato cakes, baja-grilled prawns and duck montanara for starters. Moving on to the main meats, you’ve got smoke-roasted duck breast, Santa Maria Tri-Tip or charcoal-grilled halibut to choose from. Those with a sweet tooth can try the mulled wine poached pear or hot molten chocolate pudding. There will also be a special Valentine’s Day beer on tap by Young Master Brewery (Days of Being Wild Raspberry edition), and a champagne margarita concoction priced at HK$100.

Address: G/F, 22 Staunton Street, Soho, Central.
Reservations: +852 2529 3100.
Availability: 6pm to 12am.
Price: HK$760.

Big Sur's ‘baja’ tacos with grilled prawns. Photo via Spice Marketing.
Big Sur’s ‘baja’ tacos with grilled prawns. Photo via Spice Marketing.

Mid-range

Menus more than HK$1,000 and less than HK$2,000 per couple.

Foxglove

With a kitchen now helmed by chef Tony Hung, this jazz club and speakeasy now serves Cantonese cuisine instead of French bistro food, and we’re definitely fans. Nibble your way through a truffle honey char siu and radish with beetroot sauce, or pumpkin soup with cuttlefish, scallop ball, sweet potato and gold flakes, followed by baked oysters with spring onion and ginger, abalone and pork-stuffed pear, crunchy black bean chicken, or a tiger prawn e-fu noodle in broth. Finish up the meal with a deep-fried sweet dumpling served with peach resin and goji berry jelly.

Address: 2/F Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, 18 Ice House Street, Central.
Reservations: +852 2116 8949.
Availability: 5pm to 1am.
Price: HK$1,586 per couple.

 

Tate Dining Room and Bar

Michelin-starred restaurant Tate will be serving up a Valentine’s Day meal that combines Chinese ingredients with French culinary techniques in a nine-part menu features dishes paying homage to particular items. Highlights include Ode to Pâté En Croute, a classic French meat pastry made using pork, veal and scallion ginger and cherry tomato; Ode to Oyster with egg espuma, caviar, fermented cabbage and fresh herbs; and Ode to Kumquat, a warm scallop dish with aged kumquat grenobloise-style sauce. Ending on a sweet note, there’s the Ode to Red Fruit, made of crispy yogurt meringue with raspberry sorbet and osmanthus white chocolate mousse.

Address: 210 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan.
Reservations: +852 2555 2172 or info@tate.com.hk
Availability: 7pm to 11pm.
Price: HK$1,980 per couple. Additional HK$530 per person for three glasses, additional HK$880 per person for six glasses.

 

The Place

For those of you who feel like bringing the family along, The Place at Cordis Hong Kong has a dinner buffet option, with a spread of pan-seared foie gras, US prime rib carvings, freshly-shucked oysters, Canadian snow crabs, baked Canadian lobsters, and servings of beef wellington. End off at the dessert station, which will display sweets like rose crêpe suzettes.

Address: 2/F, Cordis Hong Kong at Langham Place, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok.
Reservations: +852 3552 3028 or via email cdhkg.restaurants@cordishotels.com.
Availability: 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
Price: HK$1,676 per couple, or HK$838 for adults, HK$548 for children or seniors.

Freshly-shucked oysters at The Place. Photo via Cordis.
Freshly-shucked oysters at The Place. Photo via Cordis.

The Envoy

This colonial era-inspired restaurant offers a menu that begins with smoked burrata and terrine with forest mushrooms, and a choice of either truffle mushroom or potato, ginger and carrot soup. As for the mains, you can pick between pan-seared seabass, rib-eye steak, or braised and spiced lamb rump, followed by a maple walnut ice cream with blueberry cheesecake dessert. The set includes a glass of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut or a Red-Letter Day.

Address: 3/F, The Pottinger Hong Kong, 74 Queen’s Road Central, Central.
Reservations: +852 2169 3311.
Availability: 12pm to 2am.
Price: HK$1,600 per couple.

 

Chilli Fagara

To spice things up, this Sichuan restaurant serves fresh crabmeat stuffed with crispy rice square, pan-fried cod, leg of lamb stir-fried with dry chillies and ground cumin, stir-fried broccoli with morel, and the house special of spicy seafood fried rice. For dessert, there’s spun sugar tree with glazed candied strawberry tanghulu. All meals come with two glasses of champagne.

Address: 7 Old Bailey St, Central.
Reservations: +852 2796 6866 or reservations@chillifagara.com.
Availability: 11:30am to 3pm and 5pm to 11:30pm.
Price: HK$1,388 per couple.

 

Porterhouse

Going the seafood route, this LKF-based steakhouse whips up a menu of smoked salmon, langoustine, seared scallops, and pan-fried seabass. Desserts include lime cake or grilled peach with manuka honey, mascarpone and Cointreau foam. Each diner gets a welcome champagne drink as well.

Address: 7/F California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong.
Reservations: +852 2522 6366 or info@porterhousehk.com.
Availability: 6pm to 10:30pm.
Price: HK$1,888 per couple.

Porterhouse Photo via Facebook/Porterhouse.
Porterhouse Photo via Facebook/Porterhouse.

Theo Mistral

If you’re in the mood for Italian, try the selection of almon and tuna tartare, ravioli, grilled king prawns, and roasted lamb here. Desserts include a pink lady apple compote, white chocolate vanilla mousse and coconut lychee sorbet.

Address: 70 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui EastKowloon.
Reservations:  theomistral@icgrandstanford.com or +852 2731 2870.
Availability: 6:30pm to 11pm.
Price: HK$1,976 per couple. HK$328 for a pairing with four glasses of wine.

 

Alibi

The fine dining restaurant inside Cordis hotel at Mong Kok goes for candle-lit romance with freshly-shucked oysters, foie gras cherry parfait, and teriyaki-glazed quail breast, alongside mains like OBE grass-fed beef tenderloin and confit grouper, and sweets such as strawberry mille feuille with rose hibiscus sorbet. Plus, you can toast to love with your complimentary glass of Perrier-Jouët champagne.

Address: Level 5, Cordis Hong Kong at Langham Place, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok.
Reservations: +852 3552 3028 or via email cdhkg.restaurants@cordishotels.com.
Availability: 7:30pm to 10pm.
Price: HK$1,736 per couple, additional HK$150 for selected wine pairing.

Alibi's strawberry mille feuille with rose hibuscus sorbet. Photo via Cordis.
Alibi’s strawberry mille feuille with rose hibuscus sorbet. Photo via Cordis.

CÉ LA VI

The LKF restaurant cooks up a six-course meal for couples, double dates, and even threesomes. On the menu, its ponzu-marinated Hamachi fish is a light and sexy starter with added caviar, followed by Italian heirloom tomato and sautéed squid salad, clear mushroom soup, lobster and prawn laksa served with Thai asparagus and torched ginger, grilled Wagyu beef in red miso and port wine sauce with cauliflower purée, fried shallots and king oyster mushrooms, and a strawberry mille-feuille filled with mascarpone crémeux and red currant sauce for dessert.

Address: 25/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar St, Central.
Reservations: +852 3700 2300.
Dates: Until February 14 to February 17.
Price: HK$1,488 (for two), HK$1,988 (for three) HK$2,488 (for four).

 

Alibi

Cordis hotel’s Garage Bar – described as an outdoor food truck and craft beer spot – will host a BBQ dinner buffet for those who want something a little less fussy. On top of grilled foods and desserts, each table will get a fresh seasonal seafood platter with oysters and half Canadian lobsters, as well as a grilled Tomahawk steak.

Address: 2/F, Cordis Hong Kong at Langham Place, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok.
Reservations: +852 3552 3028 or via email cdhkg.restaurants@cordishotels.com.
Availability: 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
Price: HK$1,336 per couple.

 

Splurge

Menus priced at HK$2,000 and more per couple.

Gough’s on Gough

Heavy on the seafood, this British restaurant caught our attention with plates like roasted scallops with artichoke and brown butter; risotto with aged parmesan and black truffle; pigeon breast; and roasted turbot with confit leeks, pomme purée and chive sauce. For dessert, a British classic: rhubarb donuts and custard.

Address: 15 Gough St, Central.
Reservations: +852  2473 9066.
Availability: 5pm to 12am.
Price: HK$2,576 per couple, HK$448 per person for four wine pairings, HK$598 per person for seven wine pairings.

 

Ming Court

Cordis Hong Kong’s Michelin-starred Cantonese banquet restaurant Ming Court will serve a feast that includes baked stuffed sea whelk with pork, onion and parmesan cheese in Portuguese sauce, sautéed lobster with lemongrass and honey, and other signature dishes. A sweet wonderland dessert, whatever that is, will end off your meal, which comes with a glass of Lanson Rose Label Brut Rosé.

Address: 6/F, Cordis Hong Kong at Langham Place, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok.
Reservations: +852 3552 3028 or via email cdhkg.restaurants@cordishotels.com.
Availability: 6:30pm to 10:30pm.
Price: HK$2,376 per couple.

Ming Court's sautéed lobster with lemongrass and honey. Photo via Cordis.
Ming Court’s sautéed lobster with lemongrass and honey. Photo via Cordis.

Bibo

The seafood-centric line-up here includes star items like a scallop with romanesco broccoli and truffle; kinmedai fish with urchin and bouillabaisse; and wagyu mayura beef served with lobster and sarrasin buckwheat.

Address: 163 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan.
Reservations: +852 2956 3188.
Availability: 5pm to 1am.
Price: HK$2,576 per couple.

 

Ecriture

This Michelin-starred restaurant dishes up French cuisine using Japanese produce and techniques, with a set dinner that includes a caviar and uni tart, a sweet shrimp called amaebi, bamboo shoots, kinmedai fish, Miyazaki wagyu beef, and a glass of champagne.

Address: 26/F HQueens, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central.
Reservations: +852 2795 5996 or ecriture@lecomptoir.hk.
Availability: 6:30pm to 10:30pm.
Price: HK$5,776.

 

Haku

Treat yourself to a meal at this Japanese restaurant, with menu items such as lobster, caviar, okonomiyaki, and abalone.

Address: Shop OT G04B, Ground Floor, Ocean Terminal, Habour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Reservations: +852 2115 9965.
Availability: 6pm to 11pm.
Price: HK$2,960 per couple.

 

Hoi King Heen

The Intercontinental’s Cantonese banquet restaurant menu comprises of crispy shrimp balls with cheese and black truffle filling; chilled burdock and preserved vegetables tossed with sesame oil; braised bird’s nest soup with winter melon and crab meat; baked stuffed sea whelk in Portuguese sauce; sea-fried fresh garoupa fillet flavored with rose tea; sautéed diced Angus beef tenderloin with balsamic vinegar; steamed vegetarian dumpling stuffed with assorted fungus and vegetables; sliced noodles with shrimp dumplings in superior soup; and chilled hawthorn rolls and sweetened crispy milk roll. The meal includes two glasses of Fred Loimer Brut Rosé.

Address: B2/F, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Reservations: +852 2721 5161.
Availability: 6:30pm to 10:30pm.
Price: HK$2,960 per couple.

 

Spa days, sweet treats, and everything else

Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour

If you’ve caught the love bug, then gin might just be what the doctor ordered. This hidden bar will be hosting a cocktail masterclass for you and your partner, with the option to upgrade to a Valentine’s Prescription Gin Kit, which includes a bottle of the limited Gibson Edition Copperhead Gin, Fever-Tree Tonic, botanicals and other cocktail-making tools.

Address: Shop B31A, First Basement Floor, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central.
Reservations: Via Ticketflap.
Availability: 5pm to 7pm.
Price: HK$550 per person, HK$800 for the Valentine’s Prescription gin kit upgrade.

 

Chuan Spa

If you’re looking to treat yo’self and your significant other on Valentine’s Day, Cordis Hong Kong’s spa is offering couples a 60-minute body massage, a choice of a 30-minute body scrub or a 30-minute refresher facial, and a hand mask treatment. Guests will get two complimentary glasses of sparkling wine, a plate of fresh strawberries, and chocolates after the treatment, plus a complimentary Health Club one-day pass to enjoy facilities like the gym, fitness studio and swimming pool.

Address: 41/F, Cordis Hong Kong at Langham Place, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok.
Reservations: +852 3552 3510 or via email cdhkg.info@chuanspa.com.
Price: HK$2,288 per couple.

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