The final countdown, 2018: Where to wine, dine, and celebrate New Year’s Eve in HK

New Year’s Eve karaoke at Ho Lee Fook. Photo via Black Sheep Communications.

Foxglove

This jazz club and speakeasy will be welcoming in the new year with the help of Bloodest Saxophone, a sextet of Japanese jazz musicians who will be serenading partygoers with some soul and blues. Revellers can choose to either have dinner, free-flow drinks, or both. Dinner will be provided by Chef Tony Hung, who revamped the speakeasy’s menu from French bistro food to Cantonese banquet cuisine. Free-flow drinks on offer include Japanese whisky highball, premium spirits, house wines and craft beers. The dinner price also includes one glass of Krug.

Address: 2/F Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, 18 Ice House Street, Central
Time: 7pm to 10pm (dinner and free-flow) 10pm (free-flow only)
Price: HK$1,488 (early bird dinner only) HK$1,688 (dinner only) HK$688 (early bird free-flow) HK$888 (free flow) HK$2,288 (early bird dinner and free-flow) HK$2,488 (dinner and free-flow)
Reservations: Click here

Ho Lee Fook

This funky Chinese kitchen will start New Year’s Eve with an early diner with a number of classic a la carte dishes for small groups, or two different set menus for larger groups. There’s also a karaoke party for those who want to sing into the new year. You can grab tickets for karaoke from 10:30pm. Alcohol is free-flow and options include ow soju, sparkling wine, house wines, and beer.

Address: G/F, 1-5 Elgin Street, Soho Central
Time: 5pm (early dinner seating) 9pm (late dinner seating)
Price: HK$538 (per person for the Golden Dragon set menu) HK$678 (per person for the Double Happiness set menu) HK$1,288 (dinner and karaoke) HK$388 (karaoke only)
Reservations: Click here

Piqniq

You can enjoy a vibrant celebration under the stars with views of the Victoria Harbour New Year’s Eve fireworks by joining them. Complimentary snacks & hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Address: Rooftop, H QUEEN’S, 80 Queens Road Central
Time: 10pm
Price: HK$888 (free-flow per person, 10pm to 1am for Perrier Jouet Champagne, wine, beer, aperol spritz, and soft drinks); HK$3,888 (four to five people, one bottle of Belle Epoque Champagne and one bottle of either vodka, gin, whisky, tequila, and or mixers); HK$6,888 (six to eight people, one bottle of Belle Epoque Champagne and one bottle of either vodka, gin, whisky, tequila, and or mixers)
Reservations: Click here

Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge

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Photo: Honi Honi/FB

Get your eight inch platform shoes, polyester glitter top and purple bell bottoms for this one, because Honi Honi’s gonna be partying like it’s 1979. Try and get in early if you want to get a free bottle of Taittinger champagne. We quite like their zombie cocktails, but remember not to drink too much though, they’re pretty strong and you definitely don’t want to wake up in 2019 feeling like death.

Address: Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge, 3/F Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington Street, Central
Time: 5pm
Price: HK$550 (early bird) HK$770 (at the door)
Reservations: info@honihonibar.com, +852 2353 0885

Fang Fang

This LKF restaurant, which we tried out earlier this year, will be serving up some delicious fusion food. Diners can welcome the new year with shrimp har gau, wagyu dumplings, stuffed crab shell with white cream sauce, king prawn rolls, honey pepper wagyu beef drizzled with honey pepper sauce and much more. Free-flow options include champagne, house wine, beer, spirits, and sake. This menu will also be available on New Year’s Day.

Address: 8/F, LKF Towers, 33 Wyndham Street, Central
Time: 6pm
Price: HK$888 (per person for food) HK$440 (per person for free-flow)
Reservations: Click here

Gia Trattoria Italiana

This Italian restaurant will be serving up an a la carte New Year’s Eve meal that includes fried gnocchi pasta, smoked anchovies and burrata cheese; raw marinated scallops, green apple, melon and vanilla dressing; egg, porcini mushrooms, parmesan cheese and white truffle; risotto with red prawns, zucchini and Amalfi lemons in salt; sea bass “crazy water”, spiked squids, clams and herb sauce; beef fillet Rossini and potatoes “Maxim style”; stuffed Amalfi lemon and meringue; and stuffed traditional panettone. After midnight, they’ll be serving some “zampone and lentils.” Those who want to book a seat need to provide a deposit of HK$200 per person. This deposit is non-refundable for no-shows, or cancellations made within 48 hours.

Address: 1/F, Fleet Arcade, Fenwick Pier, 1 Lung King Street, Wan Chai
Time: 6pm to 8:30pm (early seating) 9pm onwards (late night fireworks seating)(
Price: HK$1,200 (per person) HK$500 (corkage fee for a regular size bottle of wine) HK$800 (per magnum)
Reservations: info@giatrattoriaitaliana.com, +852 2511 8081

The Fiasco at Buenos Aires Polo Club

There will be a live show, sharing menu, and free-flow alcohol at this NYE countdown event, which organizers say will pull diners into “a hedonistic romp of raucous decadence and debauchery.”

Address: 7/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham St, Central
Time: 9pm
Price: HK$2,200
Reservations: Click here

Osteria Marzia

Photo via Facebook/Osteria Marzia.
Photo: Osteria Marzia/FB

This coastal Italian restaurant wowed us with their porcini mushroom menu in October. They’ll be welcoming the new year with a six-course Italian spread that includes a seafood salad and grilled turbot. There will be free-flow alcohol and a DJ. Free flow options include champagne, Italian wines and house spirits.

Address: G/F, The Fleming, 41 Fleming Road, Wan Chai
Time: 9pm
Price: HK$888 (dinner) HK$398 (free-flow add-on with dinner) HK$348 (standing free-flow)
Reservations: +852 3607 2253 or Click here

La Vache!

This Parisian-style steak house in SoHo will be welcoming the new year with a special edition of their infamous Le Disco Brunch, transforming Hong Kong’s favourite French steakhouse into a non-stop disco with live DJ, bottomless bubbles, house red wine and as much steak frites as you can handle.

Address: 48 Peel St, Central
Time: 9pm
Price: HK$888
Reservations: Click here

Carbone

This New York-style Italian restaurant will be serving dishes such as carpaccio piemontese, spicy vodka rigatoni, ribeye Diana, and Carbone’s classic NY lemon cheesecake. There will be a DJ, and free-flow alcohol and options include champagne, prosecco, house wines, and house spirits.

Address: 9/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham St, Central
Time: 9pm
Price: HK$1,988 (Classico menu with free-flow prosecco, house wines, and house spirits) HK$2,388 (Superiore menu with free-flow champagne, house wines, and house spirits)
Reservations: Click here

Mrs Pound

Mrs Pound. Photo via Facebook.
Photo: Mrs Pound/FB

Sheung Wan speakeasy and Asian fusion food spot will be hosting a circus-themed party for NYE. There will be free-flow alcohol for four hours, and options include red wine, white wine, prosecco, house spirits and craft beer. Dress code is “colorful carnival”, so remember to bring your leotards and colorful attire.

Address: 6 Pound Lane, G/F, Sheung Wan
Time: 9pm
Price: HK$500
Reservations: Click here

ON Dining

French fine dining restaurant ON Dining will be serving a six-course menu that comprises cavia with lobster jelly; roasted langoustine with noodles, caviar and lemon sauce; poached eggs with sea urchins, spätzle, artichoke puree, and shaved alba white truffle; foie gras ravioli with light pheasant consommé, and black truffle melanosporum; and a bresse poularde (chicken that is 120 days old at the time of slaughter) with salsify, pear, and Japanese grapes. There will also be coffee, tea, and a DJ.

Address: 29/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central
Time: 9pm
Price: HK$2,488
Reservations: +852 2174 8100 and info@ontop.hk

Cucina

This one’s got a front-row view of the Victoria Harbour fireworks display with a live DJ, and free-flow Prosecco, wines, beers, spirits, soft drinks, juices and canapés at the Marco Polo Hotel’s fine dining Italian restaurant. Spaces are limited, so it’s best to book.

Address: Cucina Terrace, 6/F, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
Time: 9pm
Reservations: Click here
Price: HK$650

Rummin’ Tings

Rummin’ Tings will be ringing in the new year with a beach party. Guests will gather at Rummin’ Tings at 9pm, where a shuttle bus will take them to the beach, and buses will leave at 2am. Guests can pay at the door too, but will then be expected to arrange their own transport if they don’t book in advance.

Address: Rummin’ Tings, 28 Hollywood Road, Central
Time: 9pm
Reservations: Click here
Price: HK$500 (includes transport, canapes, and free-flow wines, Prosecco, and beers) HK$350 (at the door if you arrange your own transport)

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