The Chinese traditionally celebrate the Dongzhi Festival, or Winter Solstice Festival, on or around the same time as the West celebrate Christmas. The festival is a time for family to get together, often making and eating tangyuan, balls of glutinous rice, which symbolises reunion. A custom that is becoming popular in some traditional Chinese families is the giving of apples on Christmas Eve. This is because ‘Christmas Eve’ in Chinese is “Ping An Ye” which means ‘quiet or silent night’ and the word for apple in Chinese is “Ping Guo” which sounds similar.

Hakkasan Mayfair is celebrating this festive time with exclusive signature menus especially designed to be shared with friends and family.

Click here to view the full seasonal signature menus, or see below for a sample menu.

Small Eat

Trinity dim sum
gold leaf lychee and lobster dumpling
royal king crab jade dumpling
dover sole dumpling with black truffle

Crispy duck salad
with pomelo, pine nut and shallot

Sautéed quail lettuce wrap
with lemongrass and mushroom


Roasted silver cod
with Champagne and honey

Sautéed fresh water prawn with lotus root
and black bean sauce

Wok-fry guinea fowl with dried chilli and taro

Stir-fry black pepper rib eye beef with Merlot

Seasonal vegetable

Steamed jasmine rice


Signature dessert