Dinner might be the obvious choice for Valentine’s Day but it’s also the most easiest and hassle-free. Have yet to book yours? You better act fast, word on the street is that many Hong Kong restaurants have already been booked out.
Rather than opting for one of those overly fancy candlelit dinners, we suggest you take a look at our pick of the best Hong Kong Valentine’s Day dinners to book now for a super special experience that goes just a little step further than your usual dinner and drinks routine:
Aim to impress with an artful experience at Bibo
What better backdrop for Valentine’s Day than Bibo’s basement-like art gallery of some of the most discerning collection of street art? They’ll be serving a special eight course dinner menu (HK$1,288) to help turn up the heat between you and your special someone. The feast will include pumpkin velouté with parmesan foam and lobster tartare amuse bouche, organic Japanese Taiyouran egg cooked at 64 degrees with Artichoke velouté and black truffles and a delectable chocolate sphere with yuzu cream and raspberry-yuzu gazpacho. Aiming to impress? Add an extra HK$988 for a unique wine pairing — something we’re sure any date would appreciate.
Bibo, 163 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2956 3188, www.bibo.hk
Break the ice with dinner in the dark at Alchemy
Be it a first date or just any other Valentine’s Day ten years on in your relationship, a dinner in the dark is a delightful and special experience for just about anyone. Go on a unique journey with your date as you explore and try and guess the flavours of each of the three dishes being served on Valentine’s Day.
The three course dinner is priced at HK$1,998 for two guests and comes with a glass of champagne and a glass of wine.
Alchemy, G/F, 16 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 6821 2801, www.alchemy-concept.com
Low-key vibes at Upper Modern Bistro
Hidden away on Upper Station street in Sheung Wan, Upper Modern Bistro is the ideal low-key date night venue. On the night, they’ll be serving a special four course menu for the first seating from 6pm to 8pm for HK$788 per person with dishes including milk-fed veal loin. For the second seating from 8pm onwards for HK$988 per person, there will be five courses — a starter platter, sea bass, beef tenderloin and a choice of desserts.
Upper Modern Bistro, 6-14 Upper Station Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2517 0977, www.upper-bistro.com
A night by the beach at Limewood
A dinner by the beach might be romantic, but Limewood’s prime location in Repulse Bay is also offers the perfect respite away from the crowds and couples. For Valentine’s Day, Limewood will be serving a three course menu priced at HK$588. Starters include a choice from delectable nibbles such as their Pacific lobster tostadas with sambal oelek, avocado and mango, Jasmine tea-smoked trout with Thai crushed cucumber and tomato salad and Vietnamese shaken beef tartare with gochujang paste and sesame and lettuce cups.
The main offerings include cripsy sea bass fillet with curried mussels, clams, prawns, coconut and kaffir lime and beer marinated sirloin steak with aji sauce and garlic roasted sweet potato with hand-piped churros served with salted caramel and coconut ice cream.
Limewood, Shop 103 & 104, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, +852 2866 8668, www.limewood.hk
A date night pizza special at Motorino
Take the pressure off with something chill yet just as delicious for Valentine’s Day. Motorino will be shaping their delectable Neapolitan-style pizzas into cute heart shapes available for takeaway, delivery and dining in. What’s more? The date night special, priced at HK$388 for two, will include a pizza of your choice, a bottle of their Gragnano ‘pizza’ wine and tiramisu.
Motorino, 15 Ship Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong, +852 2520 0690, www.motorino.com.hk