Save from New Year’s Eve and Chinese New Year, October first is Hong Kong’s only other chance to catch some amazing fireworks thanks to China’s National Day. If you’re looking for a splendid view to go with your dinner that night, we’ve rounded up some of the options around town...
An almost no brainer for a good view, aqua is one of the longest standing venue for the best seats in town to watch the fireworks over fine food and cocktails. This year is no different, so book your tickets early! For $488HKD per person, you’ll get two drinks (cocktails, prosecco or sake), canapes (available 8-9pm), plus plenty of music to dance to starting from 7:30pm to 11pm.
29-30/F, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
+852 3427 2288 or get your tickets here
Duck & Waffle
No, we don’t mean the one in London. For a gobsmacking view of the city with your dose of the famous Duck & Waffle, head to Ozone for the British eatery pop-up that’s only available from now until the 2nd of October. Word on the street is, there are only a few seats left during their overnight service from Saturday to Sunday that weekend.
Ozone, Level 118, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon
+852 2263 2270
Looking for something special? Why not go for all you can eat barbecue with champagne? For $980HKD, you'll get one whole Boston lobster and two glasses of Bollinger champagne. Other all-you-can-eat food items on the menu include Angus Minute steak, prawns, oysters, red snapper, sausages, salads and more.
P.S. don’t miss cocktails on their harbour view terrace—it’s definitely the best part of the Maison Eight experience.
21/F, 8 Observatory Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
+852 2388 8160
For just $388HKD per person, this little hideaway in Wanchai is a strong contender for a fireworks viewing party. The price includes a 4-course dinner set with tomato soup, assorted cold cuts platter, a choice of three mains (halibut fillet, lamb chops or fettuccine alfredo), and a sweet strawberry tiramisu with your complimentary glass of wine or prosecco.
Not up for dinner? You can walk in for a drink and some fireworks right at the harbourfront for just $150HKD.
G/F, Fleet Arcade, Fenwick Pier, 1 Lung King Street, Wanchai
+852 2661 6708
Feeling like a millionaire? Head up to Seafood Room for a beautiful open-air rooftop space where shisha and cocktails are at the ready, or opt for their National Day special 5-course menu for $1388HKD per person. Some of the dishes on the table include Blini with sea urchin, caviar and cream fraiche, fresh seafood platter, Australian wagyu rib eye and Boston lobster - so get ready to feast and wash it all down with your glasses of champers and wine.
Not feeling the food? You can check out the view for $350HKD, which comes with a glass of Ca’Del Bosco Franciacorta Cuvee Prestige sparkling wine. For $450HKD, your drink will get upgraded to Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut Cru Champagne.
26/F, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay
+852 3708 9668
If you prefer the other side of town, Wooloomooloo Prime is the only place to be for a classy steak and wine affair with the fireworks as the backdrop. For their special National Day set dinner menu, you’ll get a seafood platter, foie gras, tomato bisque and a champagne sorbet on top of your 200-Day rib eye steak. Prefer something else? The oven-baked lobster tail is also available. The menu costs a whopping $1288HKD per person, but the view is priceless mmkay.
No mood for steaks? You can chill outside at the lounge and terrace with two drinks for $400HKD.
Level 21, The ONE, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
+852 2870 0087
Written by Karen Chiang