Bread Street Kitchen
Hong Kong loves a good celebrity-chef-endorsed restaurant, and this is a carbon copy of the London-based restaurant of the same name. Bread Street serves up Gordon Ramsay’s signatures, including a light, citrusy sea bass carpaccio, tamarind-spiced chicken wings and short-rib burger. British comfort foods the likes of shepherd’s pie, sausage rolls and fish and chips also adorn the menu.
Level M, Hotel LKF by Rhombus, 33 Wyndham Street, 2230 1800
Buenos Aires Polo Club
As the name suggests, this eatery revolves around the ponies and embodies the spirit of a bygone era of faded Argentine luxury. Dip into a sizzling pan of melted provoleta or crunch into buttery empanadas. We love the house-made chimichurri, which is liberally rubbed over all the grilled meats. Select your weapon of choice from the restaurant’s massive knife collection, but be sure to save room for the boozy Don Pedro, a soft serve topped with dulce de leche and doused with maple whisky.
7/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, 2321 8681
For a slice of the Big Apple, there’s no better place than Carbone. Upon arrival, diners instantly feel transported to the plush, eccentric setting of a rowdy Italian-American household. Waiters dressed in Zac Posen tuxedos serve up classic dishes such as Caesar salad and crepe Suzette tableside. Diet? Fuhgeddaboudit! You can’t leave without trying the spicy vodka rigatoni and Mario's meatballs.
9/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, 2593 2593
Opened over a decade ago, DiVino is a reliable favourite for its simple yet tasty Italian dishes and laid-back ambience. DiVino’s happy hour makes us happiest, though – head there nightly between 6–8pm for a slap-up selection of small plates, all complimentary and the perfect accompaniment to your vino.
Shop 1, 73 Wyndham Street, 2167 8883
Fish & Meat and Stockton
Seasonal farm-to- table dining is the ethos of open-plan, rustic Fish & Meat. The ingredient-driven dishes work especially well for groups, who can dig into platters of roasted sea bass, Wagyu skirt steak and grilled burrata. Hidden underneath Fish & Meat is Stockton, an old-fashioned speakeasy specialising in whisky.
2/F, 32 Wyndham Street, 2565 6788
A Hong Kong institution, Jimmy’s has been serving international cuisine since 1928. Jimmy’s has cured plenty of homesickness with its eclectic menu of English bangers and mash, baked Alaska, beef stroganoff, pig’s knuckle, steak Diane and Indian curries. Despite ever-changing food trends, Jimmy’s has held steadfast to the winning formula of good food at reasonable prices. It’s where the older expatriate generation still favour to convene, and it’s been said that more business deals have been done here than at any boardroom in the city.
Basement, South China Building, 1–3 Wyndham Street, 2526 5293
Private members’ KEE Club opened this hip Japanese izakaya with Japanese footballer Hidetoshi Nakata, who is also a sake connoisseur. The terrace, overlooking the Central Police Station, is a prime spot for enjoying KOKO’s wide range of sake, whisky and soju complemented by the best of the best of contemporary Japanese cuisine. We have a soft spot for the rock shrimp tempura, baby-back ribs and king crab and uni rice hot pot.
5/F, 77 Wyndham Street, 2109 7777
Lily & Bloom
Classified under the general helm of contemporary American bar and restaurant, Lily & Bloom has been resilient in Hong Kong’s cutthroat restaurant business for over six years. The venue is split between an upstairs bar and a restaurant below. Classic comforts like lobster bisque, pappardelle bolognese and Wagyu beef burger grace the menu alongside hearty temptations like roasted bone marrow and truffle mac and cheese. The restaurant also does a healthful lunch semi-buffet as well as a weekend brunch.
5/F and 6/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, 2810 6166
Mama San’s pan-Asian menu runs the gamut from Thai grilled beef salad, to Southern Goan crab curry, to Indonesian babi guling (suckling pig), to Cambodian duck with shallot, peanut and sweet potato – perfect for getting stuck in family style. With its glam yet inviting decor, this a top choice for groups and parties.
1/F, 46 Wyndham Street, 2881 8901
Post-10pm, it’s party central at this sultry French-Caribbean bar. Mixologist Alexandre Chatté’s killer cocktails and the late-night vibe keep us coming back to paint the town.
3/F, Winning Centre, 46–48 Wyndham Street, 3182 0105
This cool-cat modern Thai restaurant offers a mix of Thai staples such as satay, som tum (green papaya salad) and green chicken curry interspersed with clever twists on classics. Try out some of the more experimental dishes: wonton ‘tacos’ filled with chilli- and lime-spiked tuna tartare, spicy Buffalo-style chicken wings and kaffir lime parfait.
57 Wyndham Street, 2840 0041