Hong Kong’s culinary scene is one of the most diverse around the world. Boasting a smorgasbord of Michelin-star restaurants, cheap hawker stalls, authentic food places and modern dining eateries, having a meal in Hong Kong is always a delight, no matter what your budget is. If you are looking to delve deeper into the food scene in the city, we have a list that can guide you on where to make a perfect start at:
Jumbo Floating Restaurant
An iconic restaurant located off the Aberdeen coastline, Jumbo Floating Restaurant is one of the most famous eateries in Hong Kong. Having hosted celebrities and luminaries such as Chow Yun Fat and HM the Queen, the restaurant impresses with its palace style architecture, dramatised by painted dragon statues, heavy chandeliers, and embossed gold decoration. As many as 2000 people can be seated at the restaurant at any given time; making it the largest floating restaurant in the world. The restaurant is known for its sumptuous selection of sea food; crab, razor clams, seafood soups and dimsums are some of the dishes that you must taste here.
If a sweeping view of the city is what you will like to have by the side of your dish, Café Deco must feature on your list of top restaurants to visit in Hong Kong. Overlooking the panoramic skyline at the Victoria Harbour, the restaurant attracts locals and tourists looking to have a great dining experience in cosy and intimate yet chic surroundings. You can order from one of the many varieties of international cuisine on menu here or relish the seafood dishes that always have visitors coming back for more. Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, the restaurant is perfect for a meal in the bustling heart of the city.
For an authentic northern Chinese meal, Spring Deer in Tsim Sha Tsui will make a great stop. Serving the best northern-style lamb as well as Peking duck, the restaurant is as popular among locals as it is tourists. One of the best places to have an authentic meal in the city with family, Spring Deer remains mostly full to capacity; therefore pre-booking is highly advisable.
There are only a few places as good as Petrus when it concerns fine dining in Hong Kong. Crystal chandeliers, crisp white tablecloths and elaborately draped curtains tell you that you are at a classic restaurant that serves indulgence with its fine French cuisine. Some of the must try dishes here include whole roasted foie gras, roasted duck breast, layered chocolate mousse and chocolate soufflé. Amongst its many wonderful offerings are its vintage wines from the Château Pétrus dating back to 1928. The visitors can also buy these wines that are believed to be the finest in Hong Kong.
Felix is a famous Art-Deco-inspired restaurant that has been given a magnificent makeover by the designer Philippe Starck. Serving modern European cuisine, cooked using the freshest seasonal ingredients, Felix is perfect for a modern and opulent dining experience in the city. The restaurant is very well-lit and the dominant white interiors add a dash of sophistication and class. The best time to visit this popular restaurant, boasting an equally popular bar, however, is around evening when the whole of Hong Kong city illuminates and one can enjoy stunning views of the night sky from the 28th floor of The Peninsula Tower where the restaurant is located.