Hong Kong has a lot of places to eat, but these four restaurants you can’t miss on your next trip.
This two star Michelin restaurant serving upmarket Cantonese and is almost impossible to get into, as everyone wants to eat there right now. There is a short bar tasting menu offering tiny bites, as well as dim sum, an alternative to actually dining there a la carte, if you cannot get in.
The food will blow your mind, as a pile of super fresh ingredients are blended with Cantonese tradition and modern interpretations. It’s in a very unassuming building, and has an open plan gallery feel. It’s located next to Shanghai Tang, the perfect place for a pre-dinner purchase.
An uber slick fit out, Mott 32 is in an assuming location at the bottom of a bank The Standard Chartered Building, but the upmarket series of small, uniquely designed room makes you feel as if global money laundering deals could have been done here hundreds of years ago. The whole duck, smoked pork belly and green vegetable dishes are modern twists on Cantonese favourites, and the spectacular chopping of the whole birds at the table creates an energy and frenetic feel you have to experience. Great cocktails and wines by the glass. Again it is a tough call to get in – book in advance.
This is the place in Hong Kong to have the best seafood experience of your life, even if it may not look like it when you walk in. There are the cliched fish tanks, but there is nothing cliched about the seafood dishes. There are modern raw fish and shellfish dishes with hints of tradition as well as seafood so fresh, you are guaranteed to over-eat. Located in an alley in the Sai Ying Pun neighbourhood.
This chilled out spot is part bar, restaurant and gallery, and has a focus on healthy eating. The share plates on the menu have more of a European feel, and the wines are natural and often organic and meats are free-range and seafood sustainable. It is open for brunch until late and they serve food all day. Great spot to hang with friends or have a casual date.