Regent Hong Kong’s Staycation Guide to a Gastronomic Christmas

This year, celebrate the festive season at the newly reopened Regent Hong Kong, where extravagant gastronomic experiences are complemented by dazzling city panoramas. 

The festive season has arrived, and with Christmas just around the corner, the reimagined Regent Hong Kong is one of the city’s prime locations in which to celebrate the triumphs of 2023. And whether or not you’re treating yourself to a luxurious staycation at the recently re-opened property, there are plenty of exceptional dining choices to experience. 

 

This year, the spotlight falls on The Lobby Lounge, where panoramic views of a glittering Hong Kong Island skyline across Victoria Harbour are the backdrop as you enjoy the Festive Afternoon Tea set from December 16 to January 6. During the December 23-25 Christmas weekend, there’s a Christmas Afternoon Tea set jointly created by executive pastry chef Andy Yeung and The Lobby Lounge head chef Rajiv Chowdhoory, which features creative holiday delights such as cod fish rillettes paired with seaweed and miso, and Madagascar vanilla mousse with kalamansi jelly and yoghurt sponge. Afternoon bites aside, on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, The Lobby Lounge also offers a four-course dinner menu, with a six-course spread on New Year’s Eve to help you welcome 2024. 

Chef Amine Errkis’ special Christmas dinner menu at The Steak House

At The Steak House, another celebrated establishment, head chef Amine Errkhis is taking its exquisite beef and seafood offerings up a further notch with a vibrant Christmas Brunch on December 24, 25 and 31 and a five-course Christmas dinner menu on December 24-25, all of which can be enhanced with a bespoke selection of magnum bottles and wines by the glass. On New Year’s Eve, count down at the restaurant with a six-course dinner menu, followed by a selection of exotic whiskies and spirits from the bar trolley.

If you’re looking for something a little more unconventional to celebrate the festive season, Regent Hong Kong’s two-Michelin- star Cantonese restaurant Lai Ching Heen is presenting a sumptuous eight-course menu on December 24-26 and another eight-course menu on New Year’s Eve, both expertly designed by executive chef Lau Yiu Fai and head chef Cheng Man Sang. For an even wider selection of cuisines and delicacies, there’s also Harbourside, the hotel’s buffet restaurant considered among the best in the city. 

Discerning gastronomes can celebrate Christmas at Nobu Hong Kong, as renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa has reopened the Hong Kong outpost of his globally acclaimed Japanese restaurant with Peruvian influences after a three-year hiatus. On Christmas Eve and Day, enjoy a festive eight-course omakase dinner menu, while another specially designed omakase dinner menu is served on New Year’s Eve followed by a countdown experience in front of the city skyline.

Finally, after a satisfying meal at any of the establishments above, don’t forget to end your evening with celebratory drinks at Qura Bar, Regent Hong Kong’s new destination bar, which opens this month. The glamorous venue with hypnotic harbourviews offers a collection of rare spirits, wines and cigars along with appetising bites. Here on New Year’s Eve, you can also countdown to 2024 in style with live music and Victoria Harbour as the mesmerising backdrop. 

Bookings are now open through Regent’s website: https://hongkong.regenthotels.com 

This article was first publish on Prestige Hong Kong