The city of Hong Kong is cosmopolitan blend of Western and Asian influences, flourishing with a modern vibrancy that makes it one of the top urban centers in the world. When it comes to fine dining in the city, these characteristics remain true, with a wide range of cultures and tastes represented in restaurants all over the city. To experience the true essence of their vast array of innovative cuisine, pay a visit to some of our favourite restaurants in Hong Kong for 2019.
The Chinese Library
Located on the top floor of an old police headquarters in Tai Kwun, The Chinese Library serves a variety of Chinese cuisine, from Cantonese to Chiu Chow and Sichuan to Shanghainese. The star of the menu is certainly the Roasted 45-day Imperial Peking Duck, made with five unique homemade sauces. With other excellent selections of dim sum, roasts and braised meats, and seafood to choose from, you’ll get a first-hand taste of a culinary fusion of innovation and tradition.
Statement is a refined British restaurant in Central, Hong Kong. Their modern and vibrant cuisine is comprised of carefully selected ingredients from Britain, giving guests an unparalleled authentic taste. Dishes like the Gressingham Duck Breast and Slow-cooked Lancashire Oxtail are consistently delectable and cooked to perfection. You may also enjoy pre and post dinner drinks out on their beautiful outdoor terrace!
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Recently opened in the heart of the city, Shè is where you can appreciate some savoury Chinese food as well as the iconic Victoria Harbour. With a nature-inspired design and an alfresco terrace, the restaurant serves traditional dishes – dim sum, small plates, seafood, rice and noodles – with a modern and healthy twist. It also offers gluten-free and vegetarian choices for diners. Its old Shanghai-inspired cocktails take you back to a bygone era.
A sunny soundtrack of Baila tunes coupled with friendly waiters in vivid print shirts, Hotal Colombo is the tropical island escape in the heart of Hong Kong. Its kitchen is inspired by the vibrant road-side food scene in the Sri Lankan capital. Head chef Gisela Alesbrook, with a deep nostalgia and fondness for the cuisine of her homeland, delivers a menu of sharing plates true to the soul of Colombo.
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Ramen Cubism introduces famed noodle broths from the Japanese ramen noodle champion’s flagship restaurant in Osaka, known for its daily queues of up to 100 customers. By sourcing secret ingredients, Ramen Cubism is the new ramen destination, promising a unique experience to Hong Kong’s foodies.
Dive into the colourful hustle and bustle synonymous with India and embark on a passionate journey full of flavours. Chaiwala serves a modern menu spanning across the Indian subcontinent, with regional delicacies from the north to the southernmost point. Enjoy a selection of creative cocktails, gin & tonics, and punches shaken with aromatic Indian spices.
With four unique outlets in Tokyo, Wagyumafia opens its first international outlet in Hong Kong to welcome up to 18 diners to an omakase menu specialised in wagyu. The menu also includes Wagyumafia’s signature Cutlet Sandwich, described as the “most complete sensory experience in food”. Check out the membership to gain access to culinary pop-up events in Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Soul Food Thai
Another Thai restaurant? Think beyond coconut curries and papaya salad. Soul Food Thai was created by food-critic-turned-restauranteur Jarrett Wrisley, who collected original recipes from his 8-year-long travel in Thailand before he opened Soul Food Mahanakorn in Bangkok. This Hong Kong location brings you a story of Wrisley’s adventurous culinary encounters on the road.
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Intimate and interactive, Aulis is a visionary project of renowned British chef Simon Rogan. It offers an exclusive dining experience for only 12 guests at a time. The table offers a preview of innovative work by Rogan’s Hong Kong team of chefs before they arrive onto the menus in individual restaurants. Roganic, its sister venue, redefines the farm-to-table concept with a development kitchen in fun and eccentric ways.
Showcasing traditional Greek cuisine and Mediterranean flavours, Estiatorio Keia focuses on shared dishes, seasonal menus and creative cooking techniques. Featuring a “Raw Bar” with impeccable seafood, a variety of simple and satisfying main dishes and a tantalising dessert menu, it celebrates authentic Greek flavours in a sophisticated setting.
A little bit of this, a little bit of that. Just like its name, Pica Pica is a contemporary Spanish tapas bar dedicated to a fun, casual meal with a range of dishes served in small portions. Chef Edgar Sanuy focuses on presenting traditional Spanish food with a modern twist. Pica Pica delivers a diverse, produce-driven menu in a lively and relaxed setting.
gough's on gough
Gough’s on Gough hosts a private dining experience unlike any other at Timothy Oulton furniture gallery. Relax over an aperitif on plush leather sofas before enjoying six courses of exquisite modern British cuisine on the beautifull-laid marble table. Handpicked vintage crockery, dancing flicker of crystal chandeliers and fragrant red roses offers a feast for the senses.
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Artemis & Apollo
Artemis & Apollo offers an unhurried taste of Mediterranean life in Wan Chai. The rustic Greek taverna emphasises the unfussiness of Greek cooking with a menu of classic Athenian taverna fare, designed to be shared with friends and family. Fit for all occasions, Artemis & Apollo is a casual spot to enjoy great bites together.
Aaharn, simply meaning ‘food’ in Thai, is Australian restaurateur/chef David Thompson’s new restaurant at Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts. Faithful to authenticity, he challenged the general preconceptions about Thai cuisine through revealing a full spectrum of Thai flavours. Comprehensive research and technical skill combine to create a menu that is unlike any other.
Maison Libanaise is a stylish everyday Lebanese canteen inspired by 1960s Beirut. The charming building of three floors offers takeaways, indoor or alfresco seated dining, even a cosy drink on the rooftop. Other than offering authentic recipes, it celebrates Lebanon’s vinicultural traditions and boasts Asia’s most comprehensive Lebanese wine list.
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Acclaimed contemporary steakhouse, Maze Grill Hong Kong by Gordon Ramsay takes inspirations from the three Maze Grill restaurants in London, where steaks are grilled to perfection over a charcoal-fired Josper grill. Signature dishes include Ramsay’s world-renowned Beef Wellington. Take the front row seats, enjoy a sip of the sunset cocktail and relax by the breath-taking scenes of the Victoria harbour.
Occupying the 31st Floor of The Hennessy, Wooloomooloo Steakhouse encompasses an exclusive, mesmerising panoramic view of Happy Valley, Wan Chai and Victoria Harbour with floor-to-ceiling windows. With spacious seating and subtle lighting, the ambience of the rooftop offers guests a sensational experience, perfect for a drink followed by a top-notch steak dinner.
The Chop House
The Chop House has a no-frills approach on serving fun, approachable and casual comfort food with fresh ingredients. Guests can relax in its signature cosy ambience featuring comfortable seating and warm, wooden tones while enjoying classic Western favourites from BBQ Baby Back Ribs to sizzling fajitas with the company of friends and loved ones.
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