Although social distancing measures in Hong Kong have eased in the past couple of weeks (with gatherings of up to eight people now allowed), some of us have gotten used to the creature comforts of dinner at home with the ample (and excellent) delivery and takeaway options at our disposal.

If you crave all the culinary delights of a fine dining establishment but with the cosiness of a home-cooked meal, some of your favourite restaurants have stepped up to the plate with gourmet delivery and takeaway menus available across the city. Whether you’ve got a special date in mind or just need an excuse to wear the plushier sweatpants tonight, here’s our roundup of dinner deliveries and takeaways fit for any esteemed gourmand.

Écriture

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Two-Michelin-starred Écriture is now offering a sumptuous takeaway feast with the ‘Écriture A La Maison’ menu, where you can order some of chef Maxime Gilbert’s most beloved signature entrees available to order a la carte. You’ll definitely want to start off with chef Gilbert’s fresh-baked sourdough (HK$110) with a block of salted Bordier butter. Menu highlights include the seasonal seawater-braised Pertuis Asparagus (HK$298) served with John Dory cured in beef cecina (the Spanish cured meat); the truly decadent caviar and uni tart (HK$998 for two people; HK$1,998 for four) featuring Schrenckii sturgeon caviar and Japanese sea urchin in a buckwheat tart shell; a 12-hours confit Pyrenees lamb shoulder (HK$750) served with dauphinois gratin; the Plouneour Menez Pigeon with grilled maitake mushrooms and raspberries, and many more. Check out the full menu here.

Need to know: Available for delivery or takeaway from Tuesday to Sunday only, at lunch (11am–3pm) or dinner (5:30–8pm). Orders must be placed by 6pm the day before.

With a minimum spend of HK$2,000, delivery is free within Hong Kong Island; HK$200 for Kowloon, Repulse Bay, Stanley and Aberdeen; HK$300 for New Territories.

How to order: Visit Écriture’s delivery website; payments accepted online.

Écriture, 26/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 2795 5996

Ying Jee Club

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Want to enjoy Michelin-starred Cantonese fine dining in the comfort of your own home? Ying Jee Club offers us the answer with their classic Cantonese dishes, available for self pick-up from their Connaught Road location. Star chef Siu Hin-chi, who has earned Michelin stars for T’ang Court, Duddell’s as well as Ying Jee Club, creates artistic plates featuring premium ingredients for the takeaway menu. For some exceptional grub, we recommend the stir-fried sliced lobster with shallot and red onion (HK$380 per person) or wok-fried Kagoshima A4 wagyu beef with scallion soy sauce (HK$1,180). The menu is extensive (perhaps predictably so for Chinese food) so if you can’t make up your mind, Ying Jee Club also offers set menus that feature their signature dishes — good for two to ten people.

Need to know: Self pick-up only.

How to order: Phone +852 2801 6882.

Ying Jee Club, 41 Connaught Rd Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2801 6882

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Fancy a Sunday roast on Monday, Tuesday, or every day of the week, for that matter? The Mandarin Oriental is presenting a new signature roast menu for home delivery, which you can enjoy any day of the week you please. Pick your protein — with a choice of US Prime tenderloin beef wellington (HK$1,988/2.5kg), US Prime beef rib eye (HK$1,388/2.5kg), a Wicks farm pork rack ($888/2.5kg), a New Zealand lamb leg (HK$888/2.5kg) or Ping Yuen chicken (HK$688/1.5kg). Served alongside your roast are your choice of sauces, vegetables, salads and select desserts from The Mandarin Cake Shop. The Mandarin Oriental also offers delivery from its other dining outlets, such as British classics and curries from The Chinnery; Chinese barbecued dishes and double-boiled soups from Man Wah; and a curated list of cocktails-to-go from M Bar.

Need to know: Available for delivery or takeaway. Minimum spend of HK$1,200 is required for delivery service. Complimentary delivery is available throughout Hong Kong Island apart from Southern District; Delivery to other parts of the city will cost HK$150.

How to order: Phone +852 2825 4008 or email mohkg-cakeshop@mohg.com

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 2522 0111

Stereo by Mono

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Stereo by Mono is a spin-off concept from Jia Group’s Mono restaurant in Central, offering family-style menus for takeaway diners. The new service provides five choices of dinner sets, good for three to four people, to be enjoyed in the comfort of one’s own home, inspired by Chef Ricardo Chaneton’s heritage in France and Venezuela. For a little taste of what you can expect? In the ‘French-inspired’ category, sharing plates include an asparagus salad with citrus and mascarpone dressing, a whole stuffed French quail with mushrooms, and freshly-baked madeleines. In the ‘Latin America-inspired’ category, tuck into hot buttery arepas, the traditional soft corn bread, with confit carabinero, a South American-style whole roasted chicken, or alfajores — a dulce de leche sandwich.

Need to know: Available for delivery or takeaway. Orders must be placed by 6pm the day before.

Delivery to Hong Kong Island is free with minimum spend of HK$800; delivery to Kowloon and New Territories will cost HK$200.

How to order: Jia Everywhere delivery service or WhatsApp +852 5723 5668.

Mono, 5/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong

Ammo

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The contemporary Italian restaurant is offering a new takeaway menu with their most luxurious delicacies, including Carabineros red prawn tagliolini (HK$230), sea bass risotto with lemon zest (HK$150) and braised short rib with vegetables (HK$230). For a four-person party set (HK$860), Ammo lets you choose two antipasti options, mushroom soup, two pasta options, braised short rib with vegetables, as well as soft drinks and a bottle of house wine. One caveat: the ingredients are semi-cooked when they arrive, so you’ll have to finish them up before you can dig in. The upside? Restaurant-quality dishes with perfect temperature and texture.

Need to know: Available for delivery or takeaway. Delivery is only applicable for minimum spend of HK$300 (with an additional HK$80 fee) to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. Free delivery available for minimum spend of HK$800. Customers can also order from the Uber Eats app on Hong Kong Island.

How to order: Phone +852 2537 9888 or Uber Eats.

Ammo, Asia Society, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 2537 9888

Holt’s Cafe

Craving some simple, chef-grade Cantonese dishes? Check out the new delivery menu at Rosewood Hong Kong’s Holt’s Cafe, which brings Hong Kong classics to homes across Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Choose from a host of satisfying dishes made with deluxe ingredients: Think wok-fried grouper (HK$280), golden salted egg King prawns (HK$280), or a premium char siu rice (HK$240) featuring Iberico barbecued pork, organic Japanese fried egg, Japanese rice with aged soy sauce.

Need to know: Available from 12pm to 10pm; Free delivery for orders over HK$800. Pick-up is available for an additional 15 percent off your bill.

How to order: Phone +852 5239 9218

Holt’s Cafe, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel

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If you are not residing with a Cantonese matriarch, double-boiled soups might seem like an unachievable culinary goal in the home kitchen. But the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel is now offering their own nourishing Cantonese soups, prepared by a team of professional Chinese chefs, for takeaway. Recommended items include the fish maw with mustard greens in almond jus, chicken with dried dates, coconut and snow fungus, and sea whelk with cordyceps and dried longan. Five-day soup plans are available with 12 percent off — perfect for office workers or residents nearby. Customers can also order other room-service fare, like an 11-inch pizza, Hainanese chicken rice, Indian curries or an array of desserts to round out your meal.

Need to know: Available for delivery or takeaway. Order at least one hour in advance, or 1.5 hours in advance for orders of 10 or more. Orders of double-boiled soup must be placed at least 24 hours in advance. Accepted payment method is cash on delivery only.

Free delivery service within Harbour City, Star House and Silvercord (office addresses); or free delivery service to designated areas in Tsim Sha Tsui, with minimum spend of HK$200.

How to order: Phone or WhatsApp +852 2113 3912.

Cafe Marco, 1/F, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel, 3 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2113 3912

Beefbar

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The Lai Sun Dining group has recently joined the Foodpanda family, allowing home diners to get a taste of some of the most renowned restaurants across the city, including Beefbar, Prohibition Grill House and Zest by Konishi through the food delivery and takeaway app. For instance at 1-Michelin-starred Beefbar, you’ll want to tuck into show-stopping signatures such as American Prime Black Angus French bavette or Short Rib, or one of its juice Kobe Angus burgers.

Need to know: Available for delivery or takeaway. Delivery catchment determined by Foodpanda.

How to order: Foodpanda App.

Beefbar, 2/F, Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House St, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2110 8853

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

The recently launched delivery and takeaway concepts by The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong are bringing luxury dining to home-diners and office workers at ICC alike. Indulge in a ‘Perfect Roast’ menu for four (HK$1,500–2,000), including choice of proteins such as French chicken with a caramelised shallot jus, herb-crusted salmon trout, or US Prime ribeye with black pepper jus, among others; accompanied by a wealth of side dishes, bread rolls, soups and desserts. For a truly stellar meal? You’ll want to tuck into one of the special takeaway menus by two-Michelin-starred Tin Lung Heen or one-Michelin-starred Tosca di Angelo — with signature items ranging from Cantonese double boiled soups and abalone puffs to Tosca di Angelo’s roasted Aveyron lamb with basil piperade, mezzi paccheri pasta with Sicilian red shrimps and more. For those seeking some fresh air on the weekend? Check out the Ritz-Carlton Picnic package (HK$788 for two; HK$1,488 for four), featuring a gourmet picnic basket filled with a charcuterie selection, salads, fresh juices and more, with champagne and caviar upgrades available.

Need to know: Available for delivery or takeaway. Orders must be placed at least 30 minutes prior for lunch takeaway; two hours for dinner.

The ‘Perfect Roast’ menu is available for delivery with additional fee: HK$250 to Kowloon, HK$350 to Hong Kong Island and HK$450 for New Territories and Southern District, except Outlying Islands.

Complimentary delivery for the Ritz-Carlton Picnic package is available to West Kowloon Nursery Park, with additional butler service available at a supplement.

How to order: Phone +852 2263 2160.

The Ritz Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Road, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2263 2160

Shimo

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Want to kick your regular hotpot game up a notch? Causeway Bay’s Japanese shabu shabu specialist Shimo is now offering their signature set for takeaway pick-ups. Choose from flavourful Prime US beef (7pcs; HK$225) or gorgeously marbled A5 grade Kagoshima wagyu beef (5pcs; HK$450) for the most impressive home hotpot session. The set is complete with mixed vegetables, a delicate broth soup base and Shabu Shabu sauce. Shimo is also offering a new takeaway Maki platter (HK$600), consisting of five types of premium sushi: the California sushi roll, Negi toro sushi roll, Shimo spicy tuna sushi roll, seared fatty tuna sushi roll and seared yellowtail sushi roll. 

Need to know: Self pick-up only, with minimum order of two portions of beef.

How to order: Phone +852 2321 3555 or +852 2321 5155.

Shimo, 24/F, Oliv, 15–21 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2321 3555

Dynasty

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Known for its exceptional barbecued pork, Dynasty at Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong is also joining the delivery and takeaway arena with some attractive offers (30 percent off takeaway or 10 percent off delivery orders via Deliveroo) through to 31 May. The barbecued pork in question (HK$288) is prized for its impeccably marbled pork collar butt cut with its robust flavour, tender meat and crispy honeyed glaze. Other highlights that will wow your guests at home include deep-fried lobster (HK$498) served with deep-fried mantous — all the better to mop up the umami-filled sauce made with dried shrimp, lemongrass, curry leaves and a homemade spice blend. The stuffed baked crab shell (HK$220) is also a traditional showstopper: featuring a whole mud crab de-shelled by hand and mixed with aromatics before baked au gratin.

Need to know: Available for delivery or takeaway, see the menu here.

How to order: Order via Deliveroo, WhatsApp at +852 5202 7312, Phone HK$+852 2584 6973 or email rhi.hkghv.restaurants@renaissancehotels.com.

Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2802 8888

Irene Pyne

Contributing writer