Great Spots for Festive Gatherings

‘Tis the season to get together with friends and family! But unless you are a gazillionaire or live on the outskirts of Hong Kong, you probably won’t have the space to entertain big groups. Luckily for you, we’ve got three big restaurants that are perfect for entertaining.

Best of all, not only do all three of these spots offer buy one get one free main menu items on the ENTERTAINER app. They’ve also got buy one get one free Cheers drinks offers.  And what’s happier about the holidays than actual, festive savings? YES, it’s possible!

Evelyn’s Garden

Spread out over two whole floors in Wan Chai, Evelyn’s Garden prides itself on serving a reinterpretation of classic Peking, Sichuan and Shanghai dishes. You won’t see huge family-style serving dishes here. They serve menu items tapas-style, so that diners can mix and match according to their tastes. If you’re with a big group, come hungry and try the Dish 100: a massive selection of 50 classic Chinese delicacies served on 100 plates. It’s truly a sight to behold.

Address: 48 High St, Sai Ying Pun

Cali-Mex Bar & Grill (Sai Ying Pun)

Taco lovers will definitely be familiar with this American-style chain, whose taquerias mushroomed all over the city in the span of months. Cali-Mex has since launched a sister brand of Bar & Grills, which feature an extended menu for the more discerning diner. Think Baked Canadian Lobster, BBQ Baby Back Ribs, and Grilled USDA Flank Steak. But they’ve got tacos and enchiladas, too, if that’s more your style. Trust us when we say the portions here are huge – perfect for big groups!

Address: 4th & 5th Level, Kwan Chart Tower, 6 Tonnochy Road, Wan Chai


Spanish restaurants are a dime a dozen in Hong Kong, but there are few institutions like Fofo by El Willy. This restaurant is eight years old this year. And its staying power is most likely due to its absolutely delicious food. The “explosive smoked salmon air bag” (montadito de salmon ahumado) is a must order at Fofo, despite the unusual name. They also do an amazing suckling pig! After you’re stuffed to the brim with Spanish food, head up to their fabulous rooftop bar to have a couple of cocktails and dance the night away.

Address: 20th Level, M88, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central

Save more on festive gatherings. The ENTERTAINER 2019 is here! Bundled FREE with Cheers, Bali and all 2018 offers, get it now on Early Bird for just HKD288 (regular price HKD488). Use Promo Code HUBHK2019 for a HKD200 dining voucher Gift with Purchase.


Charmaine Mirandilla