Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Hong Kong: Sevva’s final hurrah, rooftops in Central, champagne with a view at The Regent, and more

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If Christmas is spent with family, then New Year’s Eve is spent with friends. There have been so many festivities of late that it is hard to believe this will be the first New Year’s Eve without any Covid-19 restrictions and will mark the return of the countdown fireworks in Hong Kong after a five-year break.

Whether you are celebrating the arrival of 2024 in style or quietly, we have got you covered.

1. Sevva

Sevva closes in May 2024 and this will be your last chance to party there. The black tie affair will feature a six-course dinner (HK$4,380 or US$560), a glass of Dom Perignon, and a five-piece band.

Sevva closes in May 2024. Photo: Sevva
Moments before midnight, you can head to the terrace to watch the fireworks. The festivities will continue with dancing, late-night supper and dessert.

25/F, Landmark Prince’s, 10 Chater Road, Central

2. Oro TopTown

The view from TopTown, Oro’s rooftop bar. Photo: Oro

This rooftop bar in Central, on Hong Kong Island, has one of the best views of the harbour. Enjoy a vibrant countdown celebration with free flow from 9.30pm until the clock strikes midnight.

Secure your spot at HK$688 per person for free flow, or HK$300 per person without free flow.

31/F, 28 Stanley Street, Central

3. Cultivate

Cultivate will be serving its final dinner service on 31 December. The eight-course menu includes items such as caviar with hot cakes. Photo: Cultivate
Cultivate, opened by chef Leonard Cheung in 2021, will be serving its final dinner service on 31 December. It is a good option for those who would prefer something away from the main Central and SoHo crowds.

The eight-course menu includes delectable items such as caviar with hot cakes and condiments, and a white Alba truffle dessert.

Shop A, G/F, 27-29 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong

4. Above and Beyond

Enjoy contemporary Chinese cuisine at Above & Beyond, such as wok-fried Australian lobster with lily bulb and kale. Photo: Above & Beyond

Enjoy contemporary Chinese cuisine at Above & Beyond, which boasts a stunning Victoria Harbour view from Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon.

The restaurant will be serving a six-course set dinner (HK$1,688) featuring wok-fried Australian lobster with lily bulb and kale; and braised abalone, Kanto sea cucumber and garden greens in superior oyster sauce with a glass of G. H. Mumm champagne.

28/F, Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

5. Aoao

Aoao’s modern izakaya signatures include charcoal-grilled octopus with yuzu soy sauce. Photo: Aoao
This new modern izakaya – a Japanese pub with food – has an expansive rooftop and offers respite from the street-level crowds.

The special menu on the night, priced at HK$1,080 per person, features dishes such as crisp caramelised pumpkin with almonds and cinnamon; charcoal-grilled octopus with yuzu soy sauce; and a double cheese cheesecake.

14/F, Manning House, 38 Queen’s Road Central, Central

6. The Lounge at Regent Hong Kong

The harbourside view from The Lounge. Photo: Regent

Ring in the New Year from the newly reopened Regent Hong Kong’s lobby lounge.

Guests holding a New Year’s Eve Countdown ticket, priced at HK$800 per person, will get to celebrate with one of the best Kowloon-side views of Hong Kong’s skyline. Entry includes a complimentary glass of champagne.

While such a premium spot is likely to sell out, tickets may be available for walk-ins from 10pm until the countdown.

18 Salisbury Road Regent, Tsim Sha Tsui

7. Olé

Red prawn paella at Olé. Photo: Olé

Celebrate a New Year’s Eve Spanish style at Olé Restaurant in Central, with a feast of Iberico ham, garlic shrimps and red prawn paella at HK$980 per person. While there are no views here, you can welcome the new year in true Mediterranean spirit.

1/F, Shun Ho Tower, 24-30 Ice House Street, Central

8. Cruise

Enjoy free-flow champagne, house spirits, wine and more along with a sweeping view of Victoria Harbour at Cruise.

Step into the future at the New Year’s Eve: Cyberpunk City Countdown Party at Cruise on December 31, 2023, from 10.30pm on.

The theme is time travel – dress up however you like and enjoy free-flow champagne, house spirits, wine and more along with a sweeping view of Victoria Harbour.

23/F, West Tower, Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong, 1 North Point Estate Lane, North Point

9. The Sixteenth

The Masquerade Countdown promises a four-hour extravaganza at Tempo Tempo. Photo: The Sixteenth

While The Sixteenth’s terrace, Tempo Tempo, may not offer any harbourside vistas, the Masquerade Countdown promises a four-hour extravaganza, featuring free-flow drinks from 10pm to 2am. Enjoy an array of snacks and mini-sandwiches.

Prices start at HK$580 per person.

2/F Oxford House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road. Quarry Bay

See in the New Year in Victoria Harbour aboard replica sailing junk the Aqua Luna. Photo: Handout

10. Aqua Luna

Embark on a spectacular New Year’s Eve Countdown Cruise with Aqua Luna, which will be serving canapés from the Aqua and Hutong restaurants and two refreshing drinks.

Adult tickets are priced at HK$1,488 and those for children aged 4-11 at HK$888. You get to be right on the harbour, in the middle of the fireworks action.

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11. The Trilogy

Newly opened Central venue The Trilogy is hosting live Afro house music and performances by the likes of DJ Enoo Napa, Anil Ahuja, Shu Shu and Helen Ting for HK$480 per person.

Doors open from 8pm, and table reservations can be made by emailing the venue. The venue has views of Victoria Harbour, but will be launching its own fireworks.

26/F, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central

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