Hong Kong is buzzing with so many amazing restaurants that it’s sometimes impossible to choose. Yes, that’s pretty much as far as a first world problem could go, but you have to agree with us that it's a whirlwind of frustration and exhaustion, especially post holiday season.
Worry not because Foodie and Chope have collaborated and filtered the sea of eateries down to 25 restaurants (still long but a good start nonetheless), where you would not only find amazing food, but also get the chance to win a $1,000 voucher from Chope. Whether you're looking to impress or want a casual eatery to catch up with friends in town, this list is a quick guide on the best places to dine this winter.
Through Chope, diners can make reservations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere in the world. Simply go to www.chope.co or download the app, available on iTunes or the Google Play Store. Select a restaurant, enter your details, click book, and you will instantly receive an email confirmation.
Chance to WIN a $1,000 Dining Voucher through Chope
Make a reservation through the links (click on restaurant name) and dine at any of these restaurants below during the promotion period. The person who makes the most bookings in the month to come wins a $1,000 voucher! The competition period is from 16 Dec 2015 to 16 Jan 2016 and we'll notify the winner on 18 Jan. So there you have it, a list of great places to dine out AND a chance to win an extravagant meal (at any of the below restaurants). Get to booking and seasons eatings!
Lai Bun Fu is helmed by a chef that previously worked at the Government House, so expect a similar level of extravagance that were initially enjoyed only by the likes of world leaders.
5/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central
Fish & Meat is based on a simple philosophy of serving simple, farm-to-table plates that make no sacrifice in quality and aesthetics. With a cosy, intimate ambiance, it’s an amazing venue to go to during these cold winter months.
2/F., 32 Wyndham street, Central
If you’re in for something a little quirky, Isono serves Basque cuisine that’s complemented with impressive décor featuring super high ceilings, brown leather seats and a round marble bar that strikes a perfect balance between rustic and elegant.
Shop H601-H608, 6 /F, Hollywood, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central
Vasco sits right on top of Isono and is helmed by the same chef. Vasco tends more towards fine dining compared to its cousin, and has a more futuristic and luxurious design that also comes with immaculate attention to detail in terms of both service and food quality.
Shop H701-H708, 7/F, Hollywood, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central
Bloom is all about contemporary American fare with exotic dishes like roasted bone marrow and fried French chicken liver making appearances in their menu. They also pride themselves on seafood freshly yanked out of the sea.
5/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central
If you’re having those days where you crave a tender, juicy piece of steak, this place has you covered. Porterhouse dishes up some of the best steaks in town, undisputedly. Their steaks are so flavourful that they need nothing more than a pinch of salt or a dollop of mustard to bring you a perfectly satisfying meal.
7/F, California Tower, 30-32 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
Nothing beats a good ol’ cup of hot chocolate on a crisp cold day and the ultra thick, velvety one at Angelina Paris is nothing short of incredible. Pair that with any one of their delicate, classy pastries and you got the perfect lazy afternoon all settled.
Shop 3031-3070/ 3025-3026, IFC, 1 Harbour View Street, Central
Rummin’ Tings is a small, funky bar that houses more than 80 kinds of rum, and great Caribbean bar food to pair.
G/F., 28 Hollywood Road, Central
121BC has a menu that focuses on simple Italian classics, with ingredients locally sourced if possible. Find yourself a slice of Italy with their in-house made pasta and ricotta coupled with some meticulously sourced wine, all in the comforts of a cosy, inviting interior.
G/F., 42-44 Peel Street, Central
For hearty, authentic French cooking with a Parisian vibe, there’s few other places that trump Cocotte, with dishes that are amazingly executed both in terms of flavours and appearances.
G/F, 9 Shin Hing Street, Central
Tsim Sha Tsui
Zurriola offers European fusion cuisine that combines Spanish, French and Italian influences into fresh and innovative cooking. They also have an impeccable view of the Hong Kong harbour and skyline and a terrace that you definitely don’t want to miss out.
18/F., The One, 100 Nathan Road,Tsim Sha Tsui
Those looking for something new and unusual to wet their whistle would be excited to go to Assembly, who prides itself as a gastropub that offers innovative cocktails like Bacon Whisky Sour that’s complemented with a great selection of tapas and pizzas.
G-1/F, Mira Cube, 6 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui
If you like the sound of beautiful ornate interiors, vintage teas and classic Cantonese cuisine, Shang Palace will not have you disappointed.
Lower Level, Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
An extremely expansive menu consisting of seafood, meat, soup, noodles and rice at dinner and an excellent dim sum selection during lunch will have you coming back again and again to Above & Beyond, that and the panoramic and absolutely mesmerizing view of the Hong Kong skyline.
28/F, Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Urban Park is a modern European restaurant with a huge terrace where diners can opt to dine at and is also used to host activities such as yoga and picnic. Al fresco experience at its best!
4/F, 20-22 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
YUM CHA has been all the craze recently with their extremely Instagram-worthy dim sum. But they’re much more than just aesthetics, with an ethos surrounding using only fresh, quality and MSG-free ingredients and inventive recipes like apple-rosette egg tarts – a mash up of traditional Chinese egg tarts and apple tarts.
3/F, 20-22 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Grissini offers traditional Italian fare with slight modern twists that utilize fresh, quality ingredients. They also have a great wholly Italian wine menu with boutique Italian wines and plenty more to explore.
2/F, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai
Myhouse is a natural wine bar and restaurant that transforms into a live music, club-like space late at night. Need we say more?
26/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai
Love Spanish food? The Optimist is a classy Northern Spanish joint that boasts three floors for dining with a swish and welcoming bar on the ground floor, an intimate dining room on the second level and an impressive grill up on the third.
G-2/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
Offering sharing servings of comfort food that every Italian grandmother would be proud of, Pirata is an Italian joint with evident passion and enthusiasm poured into every dish.
29-30/F, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
If you call yourself a Spanish food lover and you don’t know Catalunya, perhaps it’s time you reconsider your bearings. Backed by 20 culinary experts from various three Michelin-starred restaurants in Spain, there aren’t that many restaurants in town that dish up more authentic tapas than Catalunya.
G/F, Guardian House, 32 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai
DiVino Patio is the place to be if you’re looking for unpretentious Italian fare that is true to its roots. Find anything from hand tossed pizza, homemade ravioli, bruschetta to calamari and extensive selections of Italian cheeses and meats that will give you nothing less than an authentic taste of Italy.
Shop 11, 1/F, Causeway Centre, No. 28 Harbour Road, Wanchai
Very delicious and authentic in taste, Mango Tree will do the trick if you’re on the prowl for some higher end tom yam and pad thai to satiate your Thai cravings.
5/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay
Release your inner carnivore at Blue Butcher, which is known for hefty portions of their meticulously sourced meat. They also dish up wonderful burgers and cocktails too.
108 Hollywood Road, SOHO, Sheung Wan
Located in a former British Army munitions depot, AMMO is as much about unique décor and amazing heritage as it is about simple, rustic yet wonderfully executed Italian food.
Lower Level, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty