Enjoy exceptional food coupled with outstanding service and loads of ambience at our favourite fine dining restaurants for wooing and other activities
When it comes to food in Hong Kong, the choice is limitless, but that definitely doesn’t mean it’s all good. From the affordable options like street food and yum cha to the more luxurious hotel restaurants, we’re all about finding food that really tastes amazing, no matter the cost. If you’re looking for something a little more intimate where you can get guaranteed great service alongside wonderful food, we’ve put together a list of our top picks for fine dining restaurants in Hong Kong; you know you’re worth it!
Fine dining restaurants in Hong Kong
To say that we are obsessed with Shane Osborn’s Arcane is an understatement; it’s undoubtedly one of our fave fine dining restaurants in Hong Kong. Serving modern European cuisine, the seasonally-lead dishes are presented a la carte, alongside daily specials and a set lunch menu crafted with the freshest produce from Japan, France and the UK. Dishes at Arcane pair perfectly with the amazing selection of, another highlight of the restaurant, their 1,200-bottle wine cellar!
Those who prefer to dine al fresco can sit at the terrace that is designed as an English tropical garden surrounded by a fresh kitchen garden, which grows 30 different types of herbs, fruits and vegetables featured on the menu. This is a great place to take people who love plant-based cuisine too, as they always have a number of vegetarian dishes on the menu and can make changes for dietary restrictions. Thank you, Shane!
Arcane, 3/F, 18 On Lan street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2728 0178, 中環安蘭街18號3樓
A relatively new addition to the local food scene, Arbor immediately became one of our favourite fine dining restaurants in Hong Kong. Inspired by nature and serenity, it welcomes guest in a relaxing bohemian ambience that invokes the feeling of the forest and offers panoramic views of the city from its home in H Queen’s. A perfect place for fine dining, business meetings, leisurely drinks or even celebrations, the restaurant serves innovative French cuisine and offers three to four-course lunch and brunch as well as three different nine-course menu for dinner. The seasonal dishes are made using French gastronomy techniques and premium ingredients mainly from Japan by chef Erik Raty, and we just can’t get enough of his thoughtful flavour combinations and wonderful plating skills.
Find out why we fell in love with Arbor here.
Arbor, 25/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3185 8388, 中環皇后大道中80號H Queen’s 25樓
China Tang Landmark
Originally from London, China Tang is the perfect place if you’d like to indulge in some Chinese fine dining. Led by three Michelin-starred Chef Albert Au Kwok Keung, the restaurant, which is located at the Landmark Atrium, serves Beijing, Sichuan, and Cantonese cuisine, including dim sum that is offered throughout the day. The interior also offers an authentic Chinese ambiance, complete with the hand-painted and hand-embroidered wallpaper, Chinese paintings, antique books, and other decorative pieces. Aside from its open dining area, the restaurant also has six private rooms for a larger party – there’s even one that has its own kitchen and restroom!
China Tang Landmark, Shop 411-413, 4/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2522 2148, 中環皇后大道中15號置地廣場4樓411-413號
Helmed by ex-Mandarin Oriental Executive Chef Uwe Opocensky, Uwe is an intimate location in Sheung Wan, perfect for some date night wooing or a special occasion, thats if you can get a table! Expect immaculately presented food that sings on camera and the best possible local and organic ingredients sourced from both small and large growers.
Uwe, G/F, 252 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2546 8665, 香港上環荷李活道252號地下
Located on the 25th floor, Man Wah is a Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant situated inside Mandarin Oriental. Man Wah serves both a la carte and set menu for dinner and has an additional menu of dim sum during the day. Aside from the food, the restaurant also has everything it takes to be labelled as one of the best fine dining restaurants in Hong Kong, the space adorned with original paintings on silks, lacquered enamel, and gold-plated ceiling lamps that resemble birdcages. Enjoy the stunning views of Victoria Harbour and the sparkling Hong Kong skyline as you sample some of the finest Cantonese cuisine in town.
Man Wah, 25/F, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2522 0111, 中環干諾道中5號香港文華東方酒店25樓
Sitting on the 30th floor of The Wellington, VEA offers an eight-course tasting menu that changes regularly to keep things interesting. Led by Chef Vicky Cheng, the restaurant features 25 counter seats that run along the length of its open kitchen, providing guests with an intimate dining experience. Combining French flavours, colours and techniques and beautiful plating, the meal also comes with a choice of wine and cocktail pairings that helps elevates the taste of the dishes and makes the experience even more special. This is our pick of fine dining restaurants in Hong Kong if you love experimental cuisine.
VEA, 30/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2711 8639, 中環威靈頓街198號The Wellington 29至30樓
Led by Chef Richard Ekkebus, Amber is a two Michelin-starred restaurant serving contemporary French cuisine, and it’s been around for a while for a reason. Seafood is the main highlight of the menu, featuring dishes like Korean abalone, uni, langoustine, and Mieral Bresse pigeon breast. The restaurant also sources its ingredients from different areas across the globe, including line-caught fish from Japan, blue lobsters from Brittany, and dragonfruit from China. Amber also stocks up over 980 artisanal, old world wines that you can choose to pair with your dishes.
Amber, 7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, p. 2132 0066, 中環皇后大道中15號置地文華東方酒店7樓
8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana
Italian food lovers should definitely head over to 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana if looking to experience the ultimate fine dining restaurant in Hong Kong for Italian fare. While you may have to wait a couple of months to get a seat, the food will definitely be worth the wait, with delightful pastas and indulgent risottos around every turn! And if you won’t take our word for it, 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana by Chef Umberto Bombana is the only Italian restaurant outside of Italy to be awarded the coveted three Michelin stars!
8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Shop 202, Landmark Alexandra, 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2537 8859, 中環德輔道中5-17號歷山大廈2樓202號舖
Inside The Peninsula Hong Kong, Gaddi’s is one of the longest standing French restaurants in Hong Kong. Following the less-is-more approach, the restaurant offers the best French produce, such as lobster, duck, and seafood that are prepared with a modern twist and changed seasonally. The space is also much loved thanks to its elegant dining room that boasts some of the hotel’s most prized collectibles, and that’s why it’s one of our fave fine dining restaurants in Hong Kong.
Gaddi’s, 1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, 22 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 2696 6763, 尖沙咀梳士巴利道22號香港半島酒店1樓
Boasting scenic views of Victoria Harbour, Restaurant Petrus, which sits atop the 56th floor of Island Shangri-La, presents a refreshing interpretation on contemporary French cuisine in a wonderful setting. The restaurant is also famous for its impressive list of wines, which has won numerous awards throughout the years. They cater to all diets, and do particularly lovely vegetarian options.
Restaurant Petrus, 56/F, Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, Phrase 2, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, p. 2820 8590, 金鐘金鐘道88號太古廣場二座港島香格里拉酒店56樓
Above & Beyond
Located inside Hotel ICON, Above & Beyond is one of our favourite locations for fine Cantonese dining. Settle in and enjoy a selection of vegetarian and regular dim sum or try signatures like the Crispy Chicken or wok-fried Prawns. Feeling decadent? Treat yourself to the Peking Duck Set Dinner that includes eight delightful courses.
Read our full review on Above & Beyond here
Above & Beyond, 28/F, Hotel Icon, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, p. 3400 1318, 尖沙咀科學館道17號
Headed by Chef Nicolas Boutin, Epure serves contemporary French cuisine using the finest seasonal ingredients from France, along with an impressive collection of vintage wines to pair with the meal. Inspired by nature, the interiors are adorned with murals of King Louis XIV’s hunting forest, while the space also offers views of its French garden where Cafe Epure, where guests can enjoy cocktails and French nibbles overlooking the stunning views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong skyline. Anything you order at Epure will be heavenly, and don’t forget to try the cheese cart!
Epure, Shop 403, 4/F, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3185 8338, 尖沙咀廣東道3-27號海港城海洋中心4樓403號舖
Hidden behind 1920s-style doors inside the Goldin Financial Global Centre in Kowloon Bay, Le Pan offers inventive French cuisine by internationally acclaimed Head Chef Edward Voon. The restaurant serves a selection of tasting menus to suit your hunger levels, so you can choose the number of courses you want to get. It’s also impossible to not mention about its interiors, as the elegant space is decked out in all bright white, from luxurious white marble to white leather seating and white tablecloths. When it comes to fine dining restaurants in Hong Kong where you really want to wow someone, Le Pan is a great choice.
See why we’re so besotted with Le Pan here.
Le Pan, Ground Level, Goldin Financial Global Centre, 17 Kai Cheung Road, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, p. 3188 2355, 九龍灣啓祥道17號高銀金融國際中心地下
Located at Four Seasons Hotel, Caprice is a two Michelin-starred restaurant which serves classic French dishes fused with flavours from around the world. Headed by Chef de Cuisine Guillaume Galliot, the restaurant serves both a la carte and set menu for lunch and dinner as well as an extensive selection of wines. The signature dishes include Laksa with King Crab, Confit Egg and Sudachi Lime, and Racan Pigeon from Maison Bellorr.
Caprice, Podium 6, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3196 8860, 中環金融街8號香港四季酒店6樓
ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge (now closed)
We LOVE ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge. Not just for the food that is obviously prepared with bucket loads of love, but also for the professionalism of the staff, from Chef to servers. Led by Chef Philippe Orrico who is also behind the hugely popular Upper Modern Bistro in Sheung Wan, ON Dining serves southern Europe and the Mediterranean cuisine that blends a range of vibrant flavours. Plated up right at the table, the dishes include roasted pigeon, uni three ways, and Challans duck. Keep an eye out for their specials, or go up and enjoy one of the best negronis in Hong Kong on the balcony, whatever you’re doing at ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.
Read how our writers went vegetarian vs. meat-eater at ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge.
ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge, 29/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2174 8100, 中環安蘭街18號28-29樓
A Side/B Side (now closed)
Want to experience something a little different? Head over to Sheung Wan, and experience a dinner like no other at A Side/B Side. Chef Jon Irwin works from the central kitchen stage, where you can chat to him about his concoctions as he creates them before your very eyes. Expect inventive cuisine here with a menu that changes regularly, think artichoke chocolate mousse and homemade Chicken Boudin Blanc. The chalk drawings on the dark green walls that surround the space add to the charm here.
A Side/B Side, G/F, 53 Sai Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2857 5055,上環西街53號地舖