The Best Buffets To Celebrate Christmas

Unlike the Western tradition, Hong Kong families would celebrate their Christmas meal with buffets instead of homemade turkey etc.. I guess you hear the word buffet much less commonly in other parts of the world apart from this Asia’s World City. So, as a simple explanation, buffet gives you a great chance to try a full table of first class food of different genre. If you are still in doubt, simply check out the video below.

A good buffet would be decided based on the quality of the food, the variety it offers, the environment as well as the service of the restaurant. Most importantly, whether it is value for money. Cafe Too at Island Shangri-La (a five star hotel at Admiralty)  has always been voted as the best buffet in Hong Kong. For lunch, it is HKD328 (plus 10% service fee) per an adult. For dinner, it is HKD789 (plus 10% service fee) per an adult.

Since Christmas is a popular festival in Hong Kong, you will need to make the booking 1 month in advance. You may make a reservation at +852 2820 8571 now.

Check out other buffets here: http://gohongkong.about.com/od/wheretoeatinhk/tp/buffets_in_hong_kong.htm

The Best Restaurants To Enjoy the Hong Kong National Day Fireworks

On 1st October 2014, Hong Kong will be celebrating its National Day. Not just about celebrating with national anthem and Hong Kongers enjoying a day-off, what makes it more exciting is that the beautiful Victoria Harbour will be showcasing the 17th anniversary fireworks display at 9pm.

If you wonder what it looks like, here is the glimpse of the evening back in 2o12.

If you wish to watch this at a comfortable environment, together with your friends and family, you may choose to find some tranquil spots to enjoy this moment, such as a nice restaurant. In order to avoid the last minute fuss of finding a restaurant that gives this special scenery, here is a few handy recommendations and you will be able to find one that suits you.

1) Best Value for Money – Bistro Laurent Tourondel

Food Genre: Western buffet; Location: Tsim Sha Tsui; Price: HKD688 per head

http://www.hiphongkong.com/eat/restaurants/hot_date/blt_steak_tsim_sha_tsui

2) Family Fun – DUETTO

Food Genre: Italian & Indian; Location: Wan Chai; Price HKD350 per head

http://www.hiphongkong.com/eat/restaurants/indian_restaurants/duetto_italian_indian_restaurant

3) Steak Lover’s favourite – WOOLOOMOOLOO PRIME

Food Genre: Steak house; Location: Tsim Sha Tsui; HKD1,200 per head

http://www.hiphongkong.com/drink/bars/nightclubs/lounges/wooloomooloo_prime

4) Spectacular Bird’s view – ToTT’s and Roof Terrace

Food Genre: Western semi-buffet; Location: Causeway Bay; Price: HKD988 per head

http://www.hiphongkong.com/eat/restaurants/brunch/totts_excelsior_hotel_mandarin_causeway_bay

5) All Time Favourite – AQUA

Food Genre: Japanese & Italian; Location: Tsim Sha Tsui; Price: HKD1,388 per head

http://www.hiphongkong.com/drink/bars/nightclubs/lounges/aqua

6) Budget Viewers – IFC Rooftop

For a hassle-free and cheaper option, you can just easily grab some food and drinks from IFC mall and enjoy them at the garden on IFC rooftop. There are a variety of bars located on the rooftop that you may think about pre-booking a table. RED is a highly recommended place.

It is better to book 2 weeks in advance so you can secure a reservation at your preferred restaurant.

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