Looking for the best lunches in Central? Find sushi, Chinese fusion, Thai, bagels, sandwiches, salads, burgers, wraps and much more!
We at Honeycombers Hong Kong have found the sweetest cakes, the best dim sum and the most luxurious restaurants in the city. And recently we’ve been scouting around Hong Kong for the best lunches to indulge in. Check out our picks for the best lunches in Central to fill your belly during the week!
Best lunches in Central that will leave you happy and satisfied
If you’re on the hunt for wholesome wraps, bowls and burgers made with love, then you need to make a visit to Treehouse.eco. With a completely vegetarian and vegan menu, you can choose from one of their signature combos (we love the Banyan and the Sequoia) or design your own, filled with all your faves, like quinoa, tofu, eggplant, kale and more. Don’t miss the sweet potato fries and the selection of sweets and fresh juices too.
Treehouse.eco, Shop 1, Ground Floor, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3791 2277
A main plus unlimited salads and desserts from just $266? Yes, you can satisfy your huge cravings at Spiga. Smoked salmon, parma ham, coffee tart, coconut cream… There are tons of appetisers and sweets that go well with the fat list of mains. We know it’s tempting to try everything at the buffet, but make sure to leave some space for their homemade pasta or delectable pizza!
Spiga, 3/F, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2871 0055, 中環皇后大道中31號陸海通大廈3樓
Fancy a middle-eastern delight for your lunch? BEDU on Gough Street serves a mean lunch from 12-3pm, offering no-cutlery-needed pitas in five delicious flavours. Enjoy a taste of Africa with the Golden Spiced Chicken pita with cumin, coriander, turmeric and ginger, while vegetarians and vegans will want to opt for the falafel and hummus pitas, or try some of the hearty salads, including the Heirloom Tomato Fattoush. Priced between $95-140, BEDU offers one of the best lunches in Central that you won’t want to miss.
Check out our full review on Bedu.
Bedu, 40 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, 中環歌賦街40號地下
4. Club Rangoon
If you don’t want heavy burgers and fries for lunch, here’s a great option for you. Club Rangoon never disappoints us with their authentic Burmese food, serving amazing Mohinga (fish broth noodle) and Lah Phet Thoke (tea leaf salad). You could also share larger plates like Kyout Pazun Hin (lobster curry) and Roasted Whole Sea Bream. Whatever you order, you will be able to return to the office without a heavy stomach.
Read our full review on Club Rangoon.
Club Rangoon, 33 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2503 3077, 中環鴨巴甸街33號地舖
Ranked number one on The World’s 50 Top Pizza, Babacio is a famous pizzeria from Italy. Their set lunch ($188) includes a salad, pizza, drink, plus the spectacular view of Tai Kwun. The must-try Margherita DOP is super chewy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Although getting a seat is not that hard, you might have to book in advance to secure the Instagrammable outdoor tables.
Babacio, 5/F, Carfield Commercial Building, 77 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2808 1961, 中環雲咸街75-77號嘉兆商業大廈5樓
Helmed by two native Balinese chefs, Poem is dedicated to serving sustainable family-style Balinese cuisine. Despite being in the CBD, Poem serves a refreshing salad on top of the main course from just $98. Whether you choose to have an earthy vegetable yellow curry or spicy red snapper, you will feel like being in a Balinese resort. Another thing we like about Poem is that you can add on chef’s specials such as Soft Shell Crab and Wagyu Cheek Bao which are all under $100.
Poem, 5/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2810 6166, 中環雲咸街33號 LKF Tower 5樓
Being famous for their A4 Wagyu Sandwich, Uoharu is a Japanese izakaya that offers all kinds of authentic nourishment. From $108 to $328, the wide variety of sets ensures you quality Japanese food such as Eel Rice Box, Wagyu Shogayaki (beef ginger grill) and Seafood Don. Although the lunch already includes a salad, a few sides and miso soup, you can add on their homemade beef croquette for more volume. That should leave you satisfied for hours!
Uoharu, 7/F, M88, Wellington Place, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2217 8880, 中環威靈頓街2-8號威靈頓廣場M88 7樓
8. R&R Bagels
Calling all lovers of bagels, check out R&R Bagels in Central for lunch. The cafe caters to meat-eaters, vegetarians and vegan diets. Find a range of bagels like the English Breakfast that features smoky bacon, to Smoked Salmon, Avocado Feta to The Vegan that is topped with arugula, coconut, almonds and more. Pick up a coffee, tea or fresh juice as well to complete your meal.
R&R Bagels, G/F, 28 Li Yuen Street West, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2178 5168, 中環利源西街28號地舖
9. Mamma Always Said
Located in SoHo, Mamma Always Said is a chill hangout with various small bites and beverages. The Sandwich Country Ham is our fave for its crispiness, but we also like the Grilled Octopus and Hanger Steak. If you want a glucose spike to recharge your energy, grab their delicious Passion Fruit Cheesecake or a Nutella Cookie.
Read our full review on Mamma Always Said.
Mamma Always Said, G/F, 42 Peel Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2386 2216, 中環卑利街42號地舖
This little gem from Shane Osborn (the man behind Arcane) is a must-try for both lunch and dinner. Cornerstone Express is a lunch menu that takes the hassle (and time) out of ordering, offering an appetizer and a main that changes weekly. Crafted from the freshest sustainable ingredients, expect seasonal delights that make you happy for just $18.
Cornerstone, 49 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 6809 9771
11. Uma Nota
Bringing the flavour (and value!) to your lunch-time, Uma Nota’s weekday lunch concept is a must-try for those who love fresh and tasty cuisine with friendly service to boot. From 12-3pm, enjoy the carefully curated salad bar, complete with noodles and loads of fresh veggies, for just $95 or throw in a main, such as a Homemade Cheeseburger, Seabass with plantain or Eggplant with miso, goat cheese and cashew nuts for $120. Add on a sweet treat, coffee or tea for just $35 and you’ll be all refreshed to bring your A-game back to work in the afternoon (and if not, there’s always a selection of their great cocktails available!)
Uma Nota, 38 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2889 7576
12. Beef & Liberty
Got a hankering for a burger over lunch? With branches in Central, Wong Chuk Hang, Stanley and at the Airport, Beef & Liberty is the perfect spot to crave those hunger pangs, and it caters to all diets – hurray! The all-day menu has a range of tasty treats, including Mac n Cheese bites, a selection of hearty salads and over ten types of burger, including vegetarian options. Finish off your meal with a skillet cookie and you’ll be ready to either go back to work or take a nap.
Beef & Liberty has branches across Hong Kong.
Another one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Hong Kong that serves up a mean lunch is Veda. In homage to HK’s colonial past, you can enjoy a tiffin lunch box filled to the brim with homemade delights for $138. You can pick one of the three starters on the menu, the silk road momos sure as heck sound tempting, and then for the main dish, pick amongst aloo gobi, corn khichdi, and puy lentils.
Read our full review of Veda.
Veda, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3755 3067
Tada! You can order the delectable lunch set for 2 ($338 per set) or Chef’s Recommendation ($216 per person) at Foxglove. Whichever you pick, you get two enjoy a wide variety of starters, soup, entree and desserts. Items include Pork Dumpling, plum sauce glazed pork spareribs, wagyu beef fried rice and more. The restaurant environment is extremely elegant– perfect for a lunch with your client!
Foxglove, 2/F, 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2116 8949, 中環雪廠街18號印刷行2樓
15. POP Vegan
So, it’s technically in SoHo, but it’s definitely worth heading up the escalators and escaping the madness at POP Vegan. Offering an entirely vegan menu that includes everything from pizza and pasta to hedgehog mushroom shakes, we love the relaxed vibe here, plus you can pick up a range of vegan cooking ingredients while you’re there.
Read our full review of POP Vegan.
POP Vegan, 1/F, 28 Elgin Street, SOHO, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2628 6211, 中環蘇豪伊利近街28號1樓
16. Chotto Maki
Did someone say sushi? At Chotto Maki, you can choose from over 30 fresh ingredients like truffle, unagi, tempura prawns, crabstock, beetroot, asparagus and more to design and make your sushi roll. There are also recommended rolls, classic rolls and nigiri sushi available for those who are too spoilt for choice. Get big fat rolls starting from around $68, making it one of the best lunches in Central.
Read more about Chotto Maki.
Chotto Maki, G/F, 3 Li Yuen Street West, Central, Hong Kong, p. 5111 6074, 中環利源西街3號地下
17. Morty’s Delicatessen
Sandwiches are a classic lunch option, and Morty’s Delicatessen in Jardine House delivers. Find smoked meat sandwiches like Classic Pastrami and Smoked Turkey, and speciality sandwiches like Grilled Cheese, Egg Salad and Smoked Truffle Chicken Salad. Every sandwich also comes with half a pickle, fries or a house salad – talk about a great lunch set!
Morty’s Delicatessen, Shop 12-14, Lower Ground Floor, Jardine House ,1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3665 0900, 中環康樂廣場1號怡和大廈地庫12-14號舖
18. Mak Mak
When it comes to the best lunches in Central, what list would be complete without this joint? Head over to Landmark for some great Thai food at Mak Mak. This restaurant not only caters to meat eaters but also has menu items that will appease every vegan needs. Get your classics in like Tom Yum Goong, Pad Thai and green curry. We definitely recommend their pomelo salad and their wok-fried crispy soft crab, plus the grab-and-go station out the front has a selection of curries, stir-fries and sweets for those looking for an easy lunch on the go.
Mak Mak also makes it to our list of restaurants with secret vegan menus, so that the whole crew can be fed.
Mak Mak, Shop 217A, 2/F Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2983 1003, 中環皇后大道中15號置地廣場2樓217A室
19. Nood Food
Looking for a light but tasty lunch? Find Nood Food on Hollywood Road, serving great salads, tender chicken pieces, vegetable soup, and fresh fruit smoothies and cold-pressed juices. Sit inside the bright-lit cafe and enjoy the street view or take away your lunch in an recycle-friendly container.
Nood Food also makes it to our guide of best juice bars in Hong Kong.
Nood Food, 2/F, Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong, p. 8199 8189, 中環蘇豪荷李活道32號建業榮基中心2樓
20. The Pizza Project
The affordable lunch set at The Pizza Project got us feeling fusilli! For just $98, you can plunge into favourite Italian comfort foods, pick an appetizer, drink, and a classic pizza of your choice to make lunch hour worth looking forward to (even more!). If you want a dolce vita at 1pm, just add $20 more for tiramisu you can’t go wrong with. You may have to add in a couple extra if you plan on going for the burrata or salsiccia.
The Pizza Project, G/F, 26 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2311 1815
21. The Aubrey
Now if you’re feeling extra fancy to mark a special event or occasion, or you just felt like treating yourself to some world-class dishes on a completely ordinary day, then head to The Aubrey on the top floor of The Mandarin Oriental. The three-layer bento box ($588) offers a choice of sablefish, robata teriyaki, or tofu steak, you can go for the signature A3 Wagyu Sando by adding $300 more. The main dish will be accompanied by housemade pickles, tempura, kanpyo maki, miso soup, and Chef’s selection of two salads. Careful not to over-run your lunch hour as The Aubrey’ stunning interior will keep you enticed (and the food too!) and you won’t even notice the time.
Read our review on The Aubrey.
The Aubrey, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2825 4001