Bite Size Deals: Hong Kong Valentine's Day Edition
5 romantic restaurants that are worth the splurge
If there's one day of the year that you should splurge on your honey, it'd be Valentine's Day. Sure, it's cheesy, overrated and totally over commercialised, but there's something about red roses, champagne and flickering candlelight that never fails to melt down our cynical sides (hey, we're girls, after all).
This Valentine's Day, we've picked out five of Hong Kong's best restaurants to celebrate your love, based on their Valentine's Day set menu and of course, how romantic the place is. Considering how popular they are, you'd better start booking your spots now:
1. Restaurant Petrus
Get treated like royalty at the classically romantic Restaurant Petrus this Valentine's Day. Boasting a stellar view from the 56th floor of the Island Shangri-la, Hong Kong, the set menu for the evening includes eight courses such as egg yolk with slow-cooked sea urchin, radishes and Oscietra caviar, seared scallop with coral sauce and bergamot marmalade and roasted lamb with sweet bread tortellini, lamb lettuce and mustard seed.
Get lost in the view of Hong Kong from Restaurant Petrus.
The Hong Kong Valentine's Day set menu at Restaurant Petrus is priced at HK$4,188 per couple (plus 10 percent service charge).
Restaurant Petrus, 56/F, Island Shangri-la, Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 2820 8590, www.shangri-la.com
If you're both foodies, Amber is the perfect place to be this Valentine's Day. Chef Richard Ekkebus has created a romantic eight-course Valentine's menu with all their signature dishes, which you'll enjoy with red rose petals, candlelight and sexy jazz tunes in the background. What's more -- ladies will receive a Amber gift box with eight raspberry and rose petal macaroons and a long stemmed rose to boot.
Experience fine dining at its best at Amber.
The eight-course Valentine's Day menu is priced at HK$2,688 per person with an additional HK$888 for a five-glass wine pairing and HK$1,488 for an eight-glass wine pairing (plus 10 percent service charge).
Amber, 7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 2132 0066, www.amberhongkong.com
Get glammed up for a six-course Hong Kong Valentine's Day dinner at SEVVA. You'll start with a welcome glass of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Rose before moving onto dishes like lobster Cantonese, roasted duck with baby onions, and wild salmon and shrimp mousse in puff pastry.
SEVVA is the place for fashionable couples.
End your meal with a 'Sweet Talk Me' luscious cake with strawberry-banana-chocolate mousse and vanilla meringue with coffee or tea. The Valentine's Day set menu at SEVVA is priced at HK$2,800 (plus 10 percent service charge) per couple.
SEVVA, 25/F, Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2537 1388, www.sevva.hk
4. View 62
Head in the clouds? Dizzy in love? Then View 62 by Paco Roncero is the place for you. Hong Kong's only revolving restaurant will be serving a 10-course menu on Valentine's Day that includes a mojito nitro "cocktail", "gazpacho rock" with king crab and olive oil ice cream, blue lobster with potato foam and veggies, wagyu confit with pears, tarragon and coconut air, and more.
The menu at View 62 is full of surprises.
The Hong Kong Valentine's Day menu at View 62 is priced at HK$1,500 per person, with an additional HK$520 for a four-glass wine pairing option (plus 10 percent service charge).
View 62, 62/F, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong, +852 2574 6262, www.view62.com
5. Nanhai No.1
Get off the island for a change and head to Nanhai No.1 for their delicious Valentine's Day set menu with a stunning view of Hong Kong's skyline from the other side.
The lettuce cups at Nanhai No.1 are a refreshing treat.
The menu includes the legendary king prawn in bang sauce with fried mantou, sauteed minced black pork with lettuce cups and deep-fried coral crab with shallots and white wine sauce, and more.
The Hong Kong Valentine's Day menu at Nanhai No.1 is priced at HK$680 per person (plus 10 percent service charge).
Nanhai No.1, 30/F, iSQUARE, 63 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2487 3688, www.elite-concepts.com