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10 spooky dining deals not to miss for Halloween 2018

With Halloween just around the corner, a host of ghoulish activities are set to take place around town, from spooky bashes to haunted houses and costume parties galore. All Hallows’ Eve falls on Wednesday this year, so you can expect the 27-28th weekend to be chock full of Halloween dining promotions, including a handful of family-friendly brunches taking place on Sunday, 28 October. Whether you’re recovering from an all-nighter or taking the whole crew for a trick or treat-themed brunch — here are the best restaurants around town that are greeting the holiday with themed treats, from mummy-shaped sausage rolls to ghoulish cocktails and pumpkin pies galore.

MEATS

When: 31 October from 5:30–11:30pm

Carnivores should head to MEATS for a hearty feast this Halloween: priced at HK$360 per person, guests can indulge in a 4-course menu with two starters, two mains, one side and a dessert. Highlights include the pork ribs, stained black with a Mexican Maya BBQ sauce, and the creamy pumpkin tart for dessert with an irresistible hit of autumn flavours.

MEATS, G/F, 28-30 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2711 1812

Brick Lane

When: 18–31 October

British diner Brick Lane is well-known for its comfort fare offerings, dishing up classic pub-grub such as Guinness pie and fish ‘n’ chips, in addition to a gut-busting breakfast menu. This Halloween, it’s getting into the spirit with the Flaming Halloween Burger and Marshmallow Cocktail, followed by a “Mummy” pumpkin tart to top it all off. You’ll need a monstrous appetite to devour the burger: two thick char-grilled patties smothered in melted cheese, with lettuce, tomato and a fiery sauce to bind it all together. Available at Admiralty, Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui outlets.

Brick Lane, Shop G01, G/F, Lee Garden Six, 111 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2736 8893

Stazione Novella

When: 28 October

Dog-friendly neighbourhood eatery Stazione Novella welcomes furry friends on Sunday, 28 October to don their best four-legged outfits, with all pups in costume receiving complimentary house-made all-natural Pupperoni treats (made from 100 percent pork skin); while owners receive a free coffee or Espresso Martini from the Italian cafe’s new tap. In addition to a special early aperitivo on the day (12–2pm), all pups tagged #stazzypooch (contest until 4pm) will be in the running for a free dog cake for best-dressed, in addition to two glasses of wine for the lucky owners.

Stazione Novella, 52-56 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2559 0559

The Drunken Pot

When: 31 October–7 November

Hot pot may not scream Halloween, but The Drunken Pot isn’t your typical hot pot joint: the modern restaurant is all about embracing an innovative style of hot pot, with special themed promotions for the holidays. This month, tuck into the Halloween Pumpkin Truffle Pot (HK$288), a carved pumpkin served with a black truffle and assorted mushroom broth with fried noodles and pumpkin-shaped squid balls. Another fall-themed delight? The glutinous rice dumpling balls (HK$88/3pcs) — stuffed with hearty fillings such as melted cheese and pumpkin puree.

The Drunken Pot, 2/F, 8 Observatory Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2321 9038

La Vache

When: 28 October, 12–4pm

Over at La Vache, the popular Le Disco Brunch is getting a spooky makeover the weekend before Halloween with a special holiday-themed edition featuring free-flow “La Guillotine” cocktails. With a live DJ spinning tunes from 12–4pm, diners can indulge in unlimited steak-frites, bloody cocktails, house wine and bubbles for HK$488 per person, with face painting, party favours and a haunted photo booth to dial up the festivities.

 La Vache, 12 Hart Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2666 6818 
TokyoLima

When: 27 October from 12pm–2:30pm (drinks until 3pm)

TokyoLima presents a Halloween bash for the whole family, with a menu inspired by the Peruvian-Japanese flavours of Nikkei cuisine. While adults dig into signature dishes such as lomo saltado tacos, yellowtail tiradito and beef short ribs in BBQ sauce, kids can keep busy with drawing paper and crayons, a mini basketball hoop, a Halloween face-painter and trick-or-treat station in the dedicated Kids’ Corner.

The 4-course Omacasa Brunch is priced at HK$398 per adult, HK$128 per kid. 

TokyoLima, G/F, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2811 1152

Frites

When: 28 October starting from 11:45am, magic show at 2pm

Belgian beerhouse Frites gets into the spirit of Halloween with a special spook-tacular Haloween party for the whole family. Taking place on Sunday, 28 October, a festive feast will be followed by a kids magic show at 2pm, in addition to a costume contest (HK$500 Frites voucher to the best-dressed kid), Halloween candy and live entertainment. Get into the spooky spirit as you dine on mussel pots and roasted pork knuckle for adults, and mini portions of fish ‘n’ chips, chicken strips and mini burgers for the juniors.

FritesShop 6, 1/F, Causeway Centre, 28 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2877 2422; additional locations here 

Yum Cha

When: Through 31 October

Modern dim sum diner Yum Cha has launched an exclusive Halloween-themed dim sum menu created by Executive Chef Winson Yip, available now through 31 October. The spooky offerings range from steamed mini red bean pumpkins (HK$49 for 3) to BBQ pork finger puffs (HK$59 for 3) and flying bat wontons (HK$59 for 4). Also don’t miss the steamed mummy sausage buns (HK$59 for 2) and green tea boiled egg with dragon’s beard candy (HK$49) — camera-friendly treats sure to be the hit with Insta-foodies this Halloween.

Yum Cha, 3/F, 20-22 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3708 8081

Porterhouse

When: 27 October, 5:30–8pm seating (HK$538) and 8:30–11pm seating (HK$638)

Porterhouse is getting decked out in Halloween-themed décor on 27 October, with a black and gold backdrop serving as the haunted setting for the Autumn Halloween Buffet Dinner presented by chef Angel Vecchio. In an all-out buffet, the steakhouse will serve up a menu of seasonal treats plus signatures of their regular buffet dinner — think a fresh seafood station, chargrilled meats and fresh fish. An add-on free-flow drinks package is sure to keep energy levels up before you hit the best Halloween parties in town.

Porterhouse, 7/F, California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2522 6366

BlackSalt

When: 28 October from 12–5pm

Neighbourhood Indian eatery BlackSalt presents a Beastly Brunch on Sunday, 28 October in collaboration with Locofama and Bamboo Scenes. With no entrance fee, you can bring the whole family by for spooky surprises, with HK$60 vouchers available for purchasing beers, cocktails and bites. Expect mouthwatering bites from the two homegrown eateries, Halloween-themed cocktails and a scary soundtrack to set the mood.

BlackSalt, 14 Fuk Sau Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, +852 3702 1237

Leslie Yeh
Editor in Chief
Having worked as a lifestyle editor for almost 10 years, Leslie is thrilled to be writing about the topic she loves most: wining and dining. When she's not out pounding the pavement for the latest new restaurant opening or tracking food trends, Leslie can be found at home whipping up a plate of rigatoni vodka and binge-watching Netflix with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc in hand.
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