The merriest meal of the year is drawing closer, and reservations for some of the hottest tables in town are going fast. While feasting on a five-course meal in a fancy dining room overlooking the harbour is all well and good, there’s something to be said for cosying up in your pajamas at home with the Christmas tree sparkling in the background and presents waiting to be unwrapped.
If you plan to have family and friends over this Christmas but don’t feel like slaving away all day in the kitchen, we’ve got you covered with our list of best delivery and take-out options to make sure the food and drinks are flowing all night long.
Oliver’s makes feeding a large group easy with dinner sets to suit parties of 6-14 (HK$2,388-4,388). Choose either roast turkey or a honey glazed ham, and tack on a selection of sides from lamb moussaka pie to braised Brussels sprouts to duck & chicken liver pate. The turkey sets also include a Mulled Wine Kit for an extra festive touch. Free delivery through 19 December; order four days in advance.
Shop 201-205, 231-237 & 250, 2/F, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2810 7710, facebook.com/oliversthedeli
It’s no secret that Lily & Bloom knows how to put together a great holiday meal, whether you’re dining in or out. For HK$2,200, the takeaway Christmas Family Feast includes a 5kg American heritage turkey, sausage and sage stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts, truffle mash, creamed spinach, maple sweet potato mash, pumpkin pie, and a bottle of Pinot Noir. Email firstname.lastname@example.org at least three days in advance.
5-6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2810 6166, facebook.com/LilyandBloom
With a selection of premium cuts from pork loin racks to lamb racks and ribeyes, new Sai Ying Pun butcher shop Bones & Blades has your festive spread covered. The organic butcher stocks an array of grass-fed animals from family-owned farms around the world, exclusively offering the prized Kelly Bronze turkeys this year (HK$1,388 for a 4kg bird).
1 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, +852 2540 0052, bonesnblades.com
Meat specialists CRFT-PIT are putting a southern twist on the holidays with their Christmas Feasts To-Go (HK$2,300, serves 6-8), featuring hickory-smoked turkey with CRFT’s house rub, maple salmon, St. Louis ribs, bourbon sweet potato mash, farmers market salad, cranberry BBQ sauce, and more. Order three days in advance for delivery through 23 December.
Unit 2, 3/F, Harbour Industrial Center, 10 Lee Hing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, +852 2476 2800, crft-pit.com
On a budget for Christmas dinner this year? Feed 10 or more with Eclipse Hospitality’s grand feast (HK$1,890) and get turkey and all the trimmings delivered straight to your doorstep, including a full slab of baby back ribs, caesar salad, smoked salmon platter, and a 10-12lb oven-roasted US turkey. For dessert, the feast includes not one, but three different sweet treats of your choice — think assorted macarons, apple crumble and Christmas mince pies. Order by emailing email@example.com; delivery and pick-up available through 22 December.
Bring a bit of the Mandarin’s culinary magic home with you this Christmas with a selection of their exclusive holiday treats. In addition to gourmet food hampers, you can also pick up your Christmas turkey (HK$2,788 for 7kg) and traditional desserts including Christmas pudding, Buche de Noel, orange panettone and minced pies. Email order form to firstname.lastname@example.org before 18 December; delivery until 26 December.
5 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2522 0111, mandarinoriental.com
Located in One Island East, Public Deli is offering up a special selection of festive takeaway items to fill out your dinner spread. Pick up a selection of tasty sides at this grab-‘n’-go counter including smoked turkey and pumpkin salads, cranberry sausage rolls, sage and onion stuffing, and honey-glazed hams and slow-cooked turkeys from the rotisserie.
37/F, One Island East, 18 Westlands Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2784 7100, facebook.com/PublicHK
Hong Kong’s self-proclaimed “gourmet little helpers” are cooking up a storm, so you don’t have to. The Classic Christmas Hamper (HK$2,400, serves 8-12) includes chef Tom Burney’s roast turkey, duck fat-roasted potatoes, roasted parsnips and carrots, braised red cabbage, and Brussels sprouts with bacon. Order here for delivery.
Classified’s gourmet hampers are chock-full of goodies every Christmas, and this year is no different. The “All I Want For Christmas” set (HK$2,160) is aptly named, stuffed full of mince pies, gingerbread cookies, cranberry jelly, gravy, homemade seasonal jam, mulled wine, spiced almonds & cashews, chutney, wine, champagne, Christmas tea and more. Enjoy 10% off through 31 December; pick-up or delivery available.
A one-stop shop for all your holiday goods, city’super’s deluxe party sets this Christmas include everything from traditional turkey and ham options to more unconventional party platters such as sushi and sashimi sets. You can also pick up cold cut platters, lobster seafood terrine, smoked fish platters, salads and cheese plates. Order online here for delivery or in-store pick-up.