Cover These are the best places to eat and drink on New Year’s Eve in Hong Kong (Photo: Courtesy of Candour)

Looking for a special place to celebrate New Year in Hong Kong? These restaurants offer the finest food, amazing atmosphere and the most stylish settings to make your countdown to 2022 extra memorable

Who says the fun has to end after Christmas? With festive brunches and dinners sorted, it’s time to start planning New Year’s Eve celebrations and thinking about where to dine with your friends and family to end the year on a high note.

From five-star hotels to the city’s latest dining destinations, we’ve rounded up the best places to eat and drink in Hong Kong before you ring in 2022. From lavish Cantonese feasts to exotic Indian fare, these places are sure to make your spirits bright and leave you a warm memory with loved ones.

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1. Zuma

Zuma is the place to be for NYE if you’re in the mood for modern Japanese fare. The restaurant has crafted an opulent dinner menu to make your last meal of the year one to remember, with dishes like Kristal caviar, wagyu tataki with white truffle, and grilled Gillardeau oysters on offer. A glitter-themed countdown party will also be held on 31 December, welcoming guests to enjoy a night of free-flow signature dishes and drinks.

Price: HK$1,680 per person for the dinner menu; starting from HK$980 for the countdown party

Zuma, 5/F-6/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queens Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 3657 6388; zumarestaurant.com

2. Tin Lung Heen 

If there’s any occasion to opt for a Michelin-starred experience, New Year’s Eve is surely it. Gather your family for a lavish meal at Tin Lung Heen, and feast on Chinese delicacies such as premium barbecued Iberian pork with honey, double-boiled chicken soup with fish maw in baby coconut, as well as braised e-fu noodles with lobster and fresh shiitake mushroom. Desserts including the signature chilled mango cream with sago and pomelo, and baked apple buff with cinnamon will be served for a truly indulgent affair.

Price: HK$2,488 per person (inclusive of one glass of Champagne Dom Pérignon)

Tin Lung Heen, 102/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2263 2270; ritzcarlton.com/dining/tin-lung-heen 

3. Candour

The Peel Street newcomer Candour is bringing revellers a glamorous red-carpet inspired soiree this NYE. Expect live music, a great selection of drinks and a scrumptious set menu with dishes including festive salads, octopus croquettes, cotoletta Milanese and salmon fillet, and sweet garlic roasted cauliflower. A special fried milk pudding topped with caramelised sauce will be served to round off your meal.

At 10pm, the Candour Gala will begin with live DJ music and free-flow champagne to set the mood for the party crowd.

Price: HK$498 per person for the set menu; HK$1,188 per person for the Candour Gala (tickets can be purchased online here)

Candour, 65 Peel Street, Soho, Hong Kong, +852 2362 8100; candourbar.com

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4. Café Claudel

Ring in the new year in style with an immersive apres-ski-themed dining experience, courtesy of Café Claudel’s exclusive menu featuring delicious drinks and light bites. To get diners into the celebratory spirit, the restaurant’s terrace has been transformed into an alpine getaway with a fully clad wooden bar and ski slope signage.

Here, you’ll be treated to a winter menu of seasonal cocktails and treats such as charcuterie and cheese platter and French fries with truffle mayo in the atmospheric surrounds featuring decorative foliage and dimmed lighting.

Price: HK$1,100 for two persons for the Apres-Ski Alpine offer

Café Claudel, Shop 01-G08, Tai Kwun, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2411 1310; pastis.hk/cafe-claudel  

5. The Lounge at Four Seasons Hong Kong

What better place could there be to welcome the New Year than at the elegant lounge at one of the city’s best five-star hotels, Four Seasons Hong Kong? On December 31, the restaurant will be serving up a decadent eight-course menu featuring refined dishes that will impress discerning palates, such as Tsarskaya oyster, pan-fried langoustine, chicken broth with bird nest, grilled Japanese beef tenderloin, to name just a few. To satisfy your sweet tooth, a tempting selection of desserts including lemon and verbena and yuzu sorbet, crunchy raspberry chocolate crème with champagne ice cream will be offered as well.

Price: HK$2,888 per person

The Lounge, G/F, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3196 8820; fourseasons.com/hongkong/dining/the_lounge 

6. Madame Fù

Known for its Instagrammable interiors and elegant atmosphere, Madame Fù has prepared a deluxe set menu to satisfy your holiday cravings. Featuring seasonal delicacies made of premium ingredients sourced from different parts of the world, guests can look forward to show-stopping dishes including the golden pork belly with mustard, NYE dim sum basket, fresh Boston lobster with Sichuan pepper and sour soup foam, slow-roasted turkey with Chinese five spices, and many more.

Meanwhile, the restaurant is hosting a masquerade-themed NYE party fuelled with champagne and DJ music to let you cap off the year right and start 2022 bright.

Price: HK$950 per person for the set menu; starting from HK$680 per person for the party

Madame Fù, 3/F Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong, +852 2114 2118; madamefu.com.hk

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7. Hotal Colombo

When one talks about the best spot for exotic Sri Lanka cuisine, Hotal Colombo always tops our list. This year, the restaurant is offering a special mud crab feast that’s perfect for a family celebration. The menu begins with your choice of a crab in a variety of flavours including garlic butter, chilli tamarind, and coconut lime curry, accompanied by unlimited servings of sides such as cucumber and tomato salad, stir-fried morning glory, chilli potato, as well as garlic bread and paratha.

Price: HK$748 per person

Hotel Colombo, G/F, 31 Elgin Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2488 8863; hotalcolombo.com

8. Ciao Chow

Spend the final hours of 2021 with authentic Italian eats and bottomless booze at Ciao Chow. This New Year’s Eve, the trattoria will be offering a special four-course and a la carte menu featuring premium dishes and drinks, where guests are also invited to their countdown party that’ll feature Dom Pérignon champagne and caviar.

Price: HK$588 per person for the first seating at 6pm and HK$688 per person for the second seating at 8:30pm (four-course menu); HK$3,480 per set (champagne plus caviar) for the New Year’s Eve party offer

Ciao Chow, various locations across Hong Kong; ciaochow.com.hk 

9. Stockton

Themed around a 1920s speakeasy, Stockton in Central is the place to countdown in Great Gatsby style. On New Year’s Eve, the bar will be hosting a swanky soiree with their newly launched menu, Creativity of Sins, where guests will be treated to a wide selection of unique cocktails and spirits. The party is also accompanied by special entertainment, live DJ performances and stunning backdrops for photo taking.

Price: Starting from HK$980 per person

Tickets can be purchased online here

Stockton, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2565 5268; stockton.com.hk

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10. Chaat 

Chaat at Rosewood Hong Kong has a convivial atmosphere in abundance on any night, so guests can expect NYE celebrations will be nothing short of spectacular this year. Tuck into the special menu which features an array of flavourful dishes, including masala foie gras terrine, Carabinero prawns, crispy fried okra with dried mango powder, garlic tempered yellow lentil, and more.

Price: HK$1,888 per person

Chaat, 5/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3891 8732; chaat.hk

11. Carbone

Blacksheep’s Carbone pulls out on the stops on December 31 with an American-Italian style extravaganza that repletes with flavourful dishes and free-flowing drinks. Created by head chef Jack Carson, star dishes on the five-course menu include Venetian foie gras, truffle fettuccine, lobster fra diavolo, and signature Sergio’s potatoes.

Price: HK$3,500 per person

Carbone, 9/F, Lan Kwai Fong Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2593 2593; carbone.com.hk 

12. The Tai Pan

If you’re looking for a posh meal to round out 2021, The Tai Pan has you covered with its beautiful dining space and welcoming ambience. On New Year’s Eve, guests will enjoy an exquisite five-course menu which highlights seasonal and artisanal ingredients such as oyster ceviche, pistachio-crusted foie gras torchon, ox-tail consommé and black truffle steamed toothfish.

Price: HK$1,288 per person  

The Tai Pan, Garden/F, The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3141 8888; niccolohotels.com/the_murray

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