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HK NYE - food and time filler

mr_gimlet Dec 3, 2008 09:19 PM

We have connecting flights from Melbourne through to London that gives us (western) New Years Eve in Hong Kong. We fly out at 8am on NYD though...

We have two basic requirements:
1. A really, really good feed
2. Stuff to do pretty much all night. We would like to keep going through the night, shower and breakfast at the Pier lounge at the airport, and then crash out on the flight.

Anyone got any suggestions for one or the other, or preferably both? I have been to HK several times but usually with friends who, rather ironically, will be in Melbourne. I have favourite restaurants there, but realise thay NYE may be a very different ballgame.

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  1. Sher.eats RE: mr_gimlet Dec 3, 2008 09:44 PM

    for the meal do you have a budget and cuisine preference?

    after you meal going to Lan Kwai Fong will use up the rest of the night/early morning?

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    1. re: Sher.eats
      mr_gimlet RE: Sher.eats Dec 3, 2008 09:57 PM

      Thanks for taking the trouble to reply - we're Australian so our currency has been hit pretty hard - probably starting point would be up to HKD1000 for two (drinking beer not wine), but happy to up for something special or drop. I'm trying to avoid the 'NYE special menu' trap ie special price, average food.

      My wife has membership rights at the Hong Kong Cricket Club, is that worth a drink?

      1. re: mr_gimlet
        twinsmum RE: mr_gimlet Dec 3, 2008 11:33 PM

        no, dont bother with the cricket club - not much going on there at all - plus it is kind of out of the way a bit.
        not sure what to recommend i am afraid - but if you dont get a better recommendation - head to Soho for dinner and drinks - easy - quite a lot of good inexcpensive places. Oh Soho for dinner, Lan Kwai Fong for drinks!

        1. re: twinsmum
          mr_gimlet RE: twinsmum Dec 11, 2008 06:41 PM

          Got friend in HK to help out. Lots of nice western places with views looked fine, but we were after something a bit more Asian. Ended up with a booking for 9pm at Shui Hu Ju, no special menus but good (f pricey) food.

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