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15 comforting dishes that are available for delivery or takeaway this holiday

Christmas isn’t ruined after all: Despite the latest round of dining restrictions barring night-time dining in Hong Kong, all of the city’s restaurants are still working hard to ensure your holiday dinner plans haven’t gone up in smoke.

If you’re looking to wow the family — or indeed, impress house guests this holiday — support local eateries and make your holiday feast a success with some of these mouth-watering dishes that are available for delivery or takeaway.

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Looking for a decadent cure for 2020? Try this new package offered at Royal Caviar Club: warm, luscious lashings of Mont D’Or cheese, shavings of fragrant black truffle and a dollop of fine caviar served on tender baby potatoes. For HK$1,190, you’ll get 250g round of cheese, 30g tin of superior sturgeon caviar, a 50g baby sized French Perigord truffle and baby potatoes — ideal whether for an exceptional house gift or celebratory aperitivo to toast to the holidays.

Details: Free delivery all over Hong Kong.

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Part of the Casa Castellana takeaway and delivery menu is the Piedmontese restaurant’s popular Carbonara ‘Au Koque’ (HK$188) — one that Instagram gourmands will be no stranger to with its photogenic golden sauce enveloping twirls of al dente homemade tagliolini. Here, bright orange egg yolk is infused in gin to create the carbonara sauce, topped with crispy cured ham from the Vigezzo valley in the Lepontine Alps. A number of Castellana favourites are also on offer as meal kits to be finished and plated at home — think the crowd-pleasing sea urchin pasta to fall-off-the-bone glazed Iberico pork to round off a delicious holiday feast.

Details: Free delivery available on Hong Kong Island with minimum spend; delivery charges apply for Kowloon and New Territories.

Address
Castellana, 10/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Phone
+852 3188 5028
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Aside from offering a new in-house weekend lunch (noon to 3:30pm; a la carte), walk-in orders as well as delivery and pickup are also available via Jia Everywhere every day from 4–9pm. Whether you pick from the festive menu for four; the ’22 Ships en tu casa’ menu or the new 22 Ships Spanish barbecue menu for four (starring a spectacular 90-day aged Rubia Gallega steak), a spectacular centrepiece to your feast at home comes in the form of the Iberico lamb shoulder: grilled to perfection until off-the-bone tender, it’s served with hearty Panadera potatoes and a smattering of Padron peppers for an extra kick.

Details: Must order before 6pm the day before for deliveries. Delivery charges apply for orders to Kowloon and New Territories with minimum spend.

Address
22 Ships, 22 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Website
Phone
+852 2555 0722
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Trust the team at Aulis and Roganic to deliver a unique twist to those beloved British Christmas flavours. The Simon Rogan at Home menu, designed to be assembled and heated up at home for a fresh restaurant experience, brings together a three-course meal kit featuring modernised festive favourites. It starts with the chef’s famed soda bread with whipped brown butter; caramelised chestnut and celeriac soup with hazelnut; roast turkey with classic trimmings such as roast potatoes, pickled cabbage, sprouts and parsnips; ending on a (sort-of) traditional note with a spiced Christmas mince pudding, served with brandy custard and apple compote.

Details: Two portion minimum per order; Delivery available for Hong Kong Island only, pick-up also offered between 3–6:30pm at Roganic Hong Kong.

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If comfort food for you comes in the form of a silky, buttery curry with warm aromatic spices, you’ll want to turn to Chaat’s Old Delhi Butter Chicken (HK$248), a tangy iteration on the beloved classic with spiced tomato sauce and fenugreek, topped off with that all-important swirl of cream for the ultimate luxurious texture. Pair it with a side of pillowy fresh naan (HK$78) or a bowl of spice-infused aged basmati rice (HK$38) and a few grilled mains straight from the tandoor, and you’ve got a winning cosy celebratory meal this holiday.

Details: Delivery and pick-up is available via Deliveroo; For residents outside of the catchment area, minimum spend is required for free delivery via Deliveroo Catering: HK$1,500 for Kowloon; HK$2,500 for Hong Kong Island (Kennedy Town to North Point); HK$3,500 for Sha Tin and Fo Tan (Not available for the rest of the New Territories). More info here.

Address
Chaat, 5/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Website
Phone
+852 5239 9220
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Chef Vicky Lau has transformed the front portion of TATE Dining Room into a lifestyle retail store, purveying all kinds of treats — from eco-friendly hampers to confectionary boxes (featuring French pastries with a decidedly Hong Kong influence — think funky fermented tofu cheesecake and Chinese almond madeleines); truffle slicers to elegant tableware; to its stunning three-course gastronomy boxes (HK$1,180 per person). (Psst, we’re also gifting two sets of TATE’s gastronomy box to readers as part of our Christmas giveaway.) These tiered wooden gastronomy boxes are works of art as they are smart, zero-waste solutions for fine dining at home, and the menu’s tasteful quartet of starters, choice of two mains, bite-sized mignardises and desserts are sure to make your at-home feast a memorable one. We’re particularly leaning towards the Mayura beef tenderloin — prizing the chocolate-fed Wagyu breed for its sweet, tender meat — served Wellington style in brioche, with a splash of Sichuan beef jus.

Details: Minimum two orders; order online at least two days in advance for delivery or in-person pickup.

Address
Date by Tate, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Website
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Whether it’s dim sum or barbecued meats, claypot sizzlers or weekend brunch sets, or even a whole Peking duck, the at-home selection at Duddell’s is sure to perk up the season’s meals while staying safe at home. With temperatures finally dropping, no doubt claypot casseroles are on your list of cravings. Try the braised abalone and chicken claypot with chestnuts (from HK$1,288), which features a hefty three-head South African abalone (around 200g) slow-braised until tender with flavourful Three Yellow chicken. Don’t sleep on other winter warmers like the lamb claypot stew (HK$628), Chinese preserved meat claypot rice (HK$468) available through January. HK$150 deposit is included in the price, and will be refunded once the clay pot is returned undamaged.

Details: Delivery available via Jia Everywhere. Must order before 6pm the day before for delivery. Delivery charges apply for orders to Kowloon and New Territories with minimum spend.

Address
Duddell’s, 3/F, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
Website
Phone
+852 2525 9191
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Tired of turkey this season and want to treat yourself to gourmet Spanish tapas at home instead? Check out La Rambla by Catalunya’s new delivery and takeaway-friendly menus now on Deliveroo and Alfred’s — Leading Nation group’s newly launched ‘butler service’ named after Batman’s own trusty valet — where you can feast on chef Ferran Tadeo’s best-loved dishes. Try winning plates like the Roasted Ping Yuen chicken (HK$680), a flavourful local breed served with fried potatoes and an umami-rich morels sauce. Set menus for two to eight can be found via Alfred’s and come with complimentary sangria de cava. Check out the at-home menu here.

Details: A la carte takeaway is available, or order delivery via Deliveroo; Festive set menus for two to eight available via Alfred’s.

Address
La Rambla, Shop 3071-73, 3/F, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
Website
Phone
+852 2661 1161
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Those hungry for family-style comfort food but don’t want to lift a finger after 6pm, look to Kinship’s dinner menu, which is offering takeaway only in the evenings. Aside from the festive turkey takeaway, browse from its menu of signature dishes such as the burnt onion risotto. A firm crowd-favourite since the restaurant’s opening, the creamy arborio risotto with sweet caramelised onions is topped with an egg yolk ‘beignet’ — a deep fried yolk offering that all-important money shot when you slice into it — and finished off with crispy shallots for extra crunch and sweetness.

Details: A la carte delivery available via Deliveroo from 6–10pm. Full menu here.

Address
Kinship, 3/F, 2-4 Shelley Street, Central, Hong Kong
Website
Phone
+852 2520 0899
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If The Diplomat’s three-martini power lunch (HK$100) isn’t already doing the job to keep your merry spirits high, consider digging into its list of sinful pub grub as well, which is currently available for dine-in or takeaway. We’re huge fans of the juicy Diplomat Burger (HK$180), the quintessential quarter pounder on a sesame bun served with cheddar, tomatoes, lettuce, pickles and chips — sure to turn any bad day into good, or any good day into a better one. Prefer serving up burgers fresh off the griddle? These Ozaki Wagyu burger patties (HK$720 for six) are also now available through the restaurant group’s newly launched provisions arm, Alfred’s.

Details: Takeaway only at The Diplomat; Order from Alfred’s for delivery.

Address
The Diplomat, LG/F, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong
Website
Phone
+852 3619 0302
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Those missing out on two-Michelin-starred dinners at Ecriture due to the new dining restrictions won’t have to worry, as the restaurant’s ‘Écriture à la Maison’ menu returns with an a la carte selection as well as sharing set menus available for up to four guests. We’re excited to dig into the signature oven-roasted Bresse chicken (HK$1,188) in our own comfy homes — served with Japanese rice pilaf and chicken offal with lemon confit and green olives, it’s practically a whole meal in itself. Meanwhile, other tempting starters like the Paté en Croute, stuffed with wild pheasant, milk-fed veal sweetbread and foie gras; caviar tart with Hokkaido sea urchin (from HK$998); as well as desserts like the Kouign Amann with Issigny sour cream (HK$78) have us totally spoiled for choice — and testing our waistlines.

Details: Available through 23 December for delivery with minimum HK$2,000, or pickup directly at the restaurant. Delivery charges apply for Stanley, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen, Kowloon and New Territories. All orders need to be placed before 12pm for same-day delivery.

Address
Écriture, 26/F, H Queen's, 80 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong
Phone
+852 2795 5996
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For a comforting holiday feast at home, Henry’s offering will ensure you achieve the meat sweats worthy of your loosest sweatpants: Choose from a la carte or festive catering menus this Christmas, both available via Deliveroo. We’re eyeing the barbecue plate (HK$248 small, HK$488 large), which includes the smokehouse’s best Seven Pepper Beef Brisket Snake River Farm BBQ Pork Belly, house-smoked andouille sausage and bacon. Got more hungry mouths to feed? Check out the Henry BBQ Package (from HK$2,698 for four to six), which features all of the above with a Brandt USDA Ribeye, house pickles, and sides like charred sweetcorn, parmesan collard greens, Benton’s country ham, mashed potatoes and burnt ends gravy.

Details: Delivery and pick-up is available via Deliveroo; For residents outside of the catchment area, minimum spend is required for free delivery via Deliveroo Catering: HK$1,500 for Kowloon; HK$2,500 for Hong Kong Island (Kennedy Town to North Point); HK$3,500 for Sha Tin and Fo Tan (Not available for the rest of the New Territories). More info here.

Address
Henry, 5/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Website
Phone
+852 3891 8888
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ChaChaWan is also offering delivery via Jia Everywhere, with a selection of its a la carte items on offer. Available for delivery on both sharing set menus (from HK$1,280) made for four to eight diners, it’s the San Chan Tort, or crispy fried pork belly, you’ll want first dibs on at the dinner table. Served with a spicy tamarind dipping sauce, these sinful cubes of fatty pork combine both crunch and satisfying bite as well as fiery kick to wake up the senses. Treat yourself: It’s the holidays after all.

Details: Must order before 6pm the day before for delivery. Delivery charges apply for orders to Kowloon and New Territories with minimum spend.

Address
ChaChaWan, G/F, 206 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Website
Phone
+852 2549 0020
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While the holidays are normally associated with a big roast bird, grilled and glazed meats and heavy, cheesy sides, it certainly wouldn’t be the same without the perfect dessert. Those looking for something fresh while still trying to adhere to an all-American tradition will want to dig into Smoke & Barrel’s a la carte menu, which is available between 6–10pm for takeaway and delivery as well as dine-in lunch. For dessert, the Wyndham street smokehouse is offering an Smokey Key Lime Pie, made with Japanese shikuwasa citrus and kaffir lime cream for a zingy sweet end to what’s sure to be a gut-busting feast.

Details: Takeaway and dine-in only for Key Lime Pie; order via phone or walk-in. A separate a la carte menu is also available via Deliveroo.

Address
1/F-2/F, Wyndham Mansion, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Phone
+852 2866 2120
More info here
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Penicillin: Koji Fried Chicken

New kid on the block Penicillin, Asia’s first ambitious closed-loop sustainable bar, only soft opened not long before the latest wave of temporary bar closures hit them, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try a few of their innovative cocktails and bar bites from the comforts of home. You’re likely making a beeline for Agung Prabowo’s bottled cocktails (HK$500/500ml), but while you’re at it, check out the bar’s twist on KFC: Koji Fried Chicken (HK$108), which is made using fermented rice (typically used in the sake-brewing process) to tenderise the meat and give an extra punch of umami.

Details: Pickup available with minimum order of HK$500; Minimum order for delivery in Central, HK$1,000; Hong Kong Island outside Central, HK$1,500; Kowloon, HK$2,000.

Address
LG/F, Amber Lodge, 23 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Website
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