Your Guide to NYE Dinners & Parties

by: Angie Kwon, Editor
14 Dec 2017

And just like that, 2017 draws to a close. Ready or not, 2018 will come; might as well ring in the new year with good company, good food and good booze, no?

Here’s a list of places and events to do just that this 31 December. 

Happy (impending) new year, everyone!


Oyster & Wine Bar at Sheraton Hotel
WHEN: 6:30PM onwards
CELEBRATE WITH: A menu of fresh oysters and blue lobster carpaccio and the signature crab cake and lobster bisque, plus a choice of venison Wellington or slow-broiled Magret of Challans duck
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong; 2369 1111;

NYE pre-countdown dinner at Gaucho
CELEBRATE WITH: Free-flow dinner packages including starters, sides, desserts, and one main – a choice of Bife de Ancho (prime ribeye steak cooked to your preference), oven-baked salmon with grilled lemon, or four-hour slow-braised lamb shank; an unlimited flow of Veuve Clicquot Champagne; and more unlimited sharing of desserts, including dulce de leche cheesecake, dulce de leche cookie man, apple crumble and chocolate brownie 
Gaucho, 5th Floor, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong; 2386 8090;

Dinner buffet at the Café at Sheraton with live countdown on TV
WHEN: 6PM-1AM (2 seatings 6PM and 9PM)
CELEBRATE WITH: Cuisines from around the world, including seafood specials: oysters from the US and France, snow crabs and brown crabs, Boston lobsters, Manila clams, sashimi and more; other mains include beef Wellington, rack of lamb, pan-fried foie gras, grilled lobsters and seared sea scallops.
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong; 2369 1111;

NYE dinner and fireworks at LE PAN

WHEN: 6:30PM onwards
CELEBRATE WITH: A six-course dinner featuring Périgord winter truffle and more, followed by Champagne on the rooftop at countdown 
LE PAN, G/F, Goldin Financial Global Centre, 17 Kai Cheung Road, Kowloon Bay; 3188 2355;

NYE Set dinner at Unaki Japanese Cuisine

WHEN: 6:30-10:30PM
CELEBRATE WITH: Traditional Japanese Osechi set dinner by award-winning chef Takaho Oshitanai
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong; 2369 1111;

NYE Dinner – including a vegetarian option! – at Fish & Meat

WHEN: 6PM onwards, including a late 9PM free-flow package, with or without dinner 
CELEBRATE WITH: A regular set menu featuring marinated raw Big Eye tuna, Wagyu sirloin and fresh tagliatelle with chicken and truffle emulsion; or a vegetarian menu that includes fresh Italian burrata and truffle casarecce, to name a few.
Fish & Meat, 32 Wyndham St, Central; 2565 6788;

Barcelona fare at Rustico

WHEN: 6-8PM or 8:15-10:30PM (2 seatings), Sunday 31 Dec
CELEBRATE WITH: European seafood, traditional beef specialties, paella-style rice dishes – including Gambas al Ajillo red prawns, Spanish beef sirloin with black truffle sauce, and lobster rice – plus charcoal grilled veggies punctuating the a la carte menu.
Rustico, G01, D2 Place One, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok; 2743 4511;

Live music at Limewood 

WHEN: 6-8PM for early dinner, 9PM late dinner through countdown
CELEBRATE WITH: Complimentary Nicolas Feuillate Champagne during early dinner, with a menu featuring grilled sweetcorn, red Mediterranean prawn aguachile, and slow cooked pork shoulder or grilled seabass for sharing, plus dessert; late dinner includes a free-flow package option, with select red and white wines, margarita, rum punch and Nicolas Feuillate Champagne – all set to live music by the beach
Limewood, Shop 103/104 The Pulse, 28 Beach Rd, Repulse Bay; 2866 8668;

NYE Dinner at CE LA VI (including one at sunset!)
WHEN: 6-7:30PM (sunset dinner), 8:30PM onwards (NYE dinner)
CELEBRATE WITH: Eight-course menu including beef tataki, king crab tempura, lobster wasabi and Wagyu striploin with foie gras; optional access to the Club Lounge and Sky Deck
CE LA VI, 25/F California Tower, 36, 30 D'Aguilar St, Central ; 3700 2300;

Dot Cod

WHEN: 6PM-1AM; last order at 10PM
CELEBRATE WITH: Eight-course dinner featuring king crab, Chilean seabass, roasted quail and slow roast wild boar, with optional wine and Champagne pairing
Dot Cod, Basement, The Landmark Prince, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong; 2810 6988;


Black-Tie Party at Wahtiki Island Lounge

WHEN: 10:30PM onwards
CELEBRATE WITH: A Champagne canoe of reportedly giant proportions. Best dressed comers also get the chance to win the King & Queen of Wahtiki Pageant, and a Tiki Treasure Chest.
Wahtiki Island Lounge, 3/F, Seabird House, 22-28 Wyndham Street, Central; 2793 0308;

Countdown Party at Sky Lounge

CELEBRATE WITH: Luxurious canapes featuring devil crab egg with imperial caviar, mini wagyu and foie gras burger, house signature crab cake, 5J Iberico ham with tomato and dark pita bread with lobster, plus free-flowing Champagne and fine wines
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong; 2369 1111;

Shanghai: The Golden Era party at CE LA VI
WHEN: 10PM onwards
CELEBRATE WITH: Two different options: The Ultimate Experience, taking you across all three floors of the rooftop restaurant and bar, each with their own resident DJ and inclusive of one glass of Champagne or premium house pour; or the Club Experience, up at the Club Lounge decked out in hip hop tunes with complimentary access to the Restaurant Lounge from 12:30am onwards
CE LA VI, 25/F California Tower, 36, 30 D'Aguilar St, Central ; 3700 2300;

Le Grand Bleu NYE Party at Fishteria
WHEN: 9:30PM onwards
CELEBRATE WITH: Free-flow La Maison Nordique caviar, Ayala Champagne, lobster macaroni, truffle with scallops, La Fayet foie gras, French oyster by Cadoret, salt-baked seabass, Sabatini Gin cocktails by Matteo Stefani, wines, and dancing to DJ NEO-B on deck 
Fishteria, 111 Queen's Rd E, Wan Chai; 2343 8111;

Black & White NYE Party at Aqua

WHEN: 8PM till sunrise
CELEBRATE WITH: A glass of Dom Pérignon, and sushi and canapes – from the Japanese and Italian kitchens – will be served until 1.30AM, to views of the Victoria Harbour
Aqua, 29/F +30F, One Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui; 3427 2288;

The Forbidden Garden at Stockton

CELEBRATE WITH: Free-flow cocktails – featuring signatures including Ribston Apple, Brass Monkey, Stockton Old Fashion, World Famous Stockton Negroni, Mojitos, Gin & Tonic, Moscow Mule and Honey Badger – and canapes, served till 11:30PM, all set to vinyl DJ music
Stockton, 32 Wyndham St, Central; 2565 5268;

Carnevale di Venezia masquerade party at Armani/Prive
CELEBRATE WITH: A mask of your own, plus access to an open bar, live dancers, DJ Maarten Goether and a Venice-inspired carnival atmosphere
Armani/Prive, 2/F, Landmark Chater (Chater House) 8 Connaught Road, Central; 3583 2828;

Unlimited tacos at Brickhouse
CELEBRATE WITH: Unlimited tacos (till 11:30PM), free-flow beers and selected cocktails
Brickhouse, 20 D'Aguilar Street;

Burlesque New Year at The Pawn
CELEBRATE WITH: A live band on the rooftop, live DJ sets, and of course, burlesque numbers
The Pawn, 62 Johnston Road Wan Chai; 2866 3444;

Disco Grind with Madame Mincemeat at Blue – Butcher & Meat Specialist
WHEN: 6-8PM early dinner, or 9PM late dinner to countdown
CELEBRATE WITH: Slow braised beef cheek ravioli, Australian T-bone and more for the regular dinner set, or a vegetarian option featuring artichoke tempura and roasted Japanese pumpkin ravioli. For those opting the later dinner, a free flow package option is available, featuring Perrier-Jouet Champagne, Renegade, Moonshine, draft deer, and select red and whine wines – plus a live disco performance by drag queen Madame Mincemeat
Blue - Butcher & Meat Specialist, G/F, 108 Hollywood Rd; 2613 9286;