Sometimes we all need a little luxury in our life, and we know the restaurants to inject just the right amount
Hong Kong is a haven for amazing new restaurants that seemingly open every week. We have so much to choose from here, from the best dim sum to Mexican restaurants and everything in-between. If you are looking for a restaurant for a special occasion or if you want to impress someone new, then look no further than our guide to luxury restaurants on Hong Kong Island, and get your fill of uni, gold leaf and foie gras.
We love these luxury restaurants on Hong Kong Island
Tate Dining Room & Bar
Serving up a selection of French- and Asian-inspired dishes, the kitchen at Tate explores creativity and innovation to bring a new type of culinary expressionism to Hong Kong. From the blush pink tones of the dining room to the exquisite lighting and design details, Tate Dining Room is the epitome of chic.
Chef Vicky Lau tells stories through her food – one menu is completely inspired by Pablo Neruda’s All the Odes – plating up magical dishes that look unlike anything seen before. Both local and international produce are sourced for the menu which includes the likes of Dai Lin Abalone with tuna Jus and vegetable ribbons – amazing!
Tate Dining Room & Bar, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2555 2172, 中環荷李活道210號地下及1樓
The height of luxury, VEA sits on the 30th floor of The Wellington, right in the heart of Central. The refined space includes a one-of-a-kind open kitchen experience, where guests can truly watch the chefs as they work.
Knowledgeable servers and sommeliers walk you through every step of the eight-course tasting menu that changes regularly, and wine and cocktail pairings can be included with your meal.
We love the innovative flavours, colours and classic French techniques that Chef Vicky Cheng carefully combines with a Hong Kong essence at VEA. Highlights include fresh seafood, such as tuna with Hokkaido uni and burnt cucumber jelly, wagyu with black garlic and gingko nut and condensed milk mochi.
The plating here is sublimely on point too, with little quirks around every corner and beautiful colours to fulfill all your senses. Be sure to book well in advance!
VEA, 30F, 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
ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge (CLOSED)
Hong Kongers may know Chef Philippe Orrico best from his hugely popular Sheung Wan establishment Upper Modern Bistro. At ON Dining, he has teamed up with three hospitality friends/superstars to create a menu that is inspired by the fresh produce of southern Europe and the Mediterranean.
Guests are treated to a menu that blends a range of vibrant flavours, and dishes are even plated up right at the table, with signature dishes including roasted pigeon, uni three ways and Challans duck. This is the perfect spot to wine and dine that special someone too, as it offers amazing views and the service is beyond amazing; and it’s one of the few luxury restaurants on Hong Kong Island with a terrace.
Read more about ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge here.
ON Dining, 29/F, 18 On Lan street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2174 8100, 中環安蘭街18號28-29樓
We can not get enough of Arcane for a number of reasons. Firstly, Australian Chef Shane Osborn has created a unique oasis that makes you feel like you are no longer in the middle of the city. Crisp white table clothes sit next to brilliant works of art and there’s even a terrace – you know how much we all love one of those!
Secondly, the menu is simply heavenly. Presenting modern European cuisine that is seasonally lead, diners are introduced to new flavour combinations that are quite literally mind-blowing. We think it’s great that the team offers an amazing array of vegetarian options too, such as Japanese fruit tomato with soft goats curd, leek, onion seeds and marfuga olive oil. And you’re going to definitely want to try the vegan menu at Arcane #mindblowing.
Read more about Arcane here.
Arcane, 3/F, 18 On Lan street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2728 0178, 中環安蘭街18號3樓
When it comes to luxury restaurants on Hong Kong Island, it doesn’t get much better than this! Chef Richard Ekkebus delights with his contemporary French menu at two Michelin-starred restaurant Amber. Produce such as line-caught fish from Japan, blue lobsters from Brittany and Chinese dragonfruit are sourced seasonally from across the globe to create dishes that dazzle with flavour.
The ever-changing menu here is full of seafood such as Korean abalone, uni and langoustine, with classics such as Mieral Bresse pigeon breast making a regular appearance. Over 980 artisanal, old world wines are on hand to pair with whatever your selection.
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
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