Looking for outdoor restaurants in Hong Kong? These hot-spots have terraces and balconies so you can enjoy the good weather!
If you already know the best picnic spots, barbecue pits and rooftop bars in Hong Kong, then we’re guessing you enjoy the great outdoors. Luckily, a number of great foodie hideaways offer al fresco spaces for your dining pleasure. Read all about them, in no particular order, with our guide to outdoor restaurants in Hong Kong.
1. Cafe Claudel
Located inside beautiful Tai Kwun, Cafe Claudel has fast become an institution in Hong Kong. We love the al fresco seating that allows you to look onto the gorgeous surrounding architecture and enjoy the good weather. Enjoy brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner here and channel Parisian cafes from the 1930s. Croque Monsieur, anyone?
Cafe Claudel also makes our list of best French restaurants in Hong Kong.
Cafe Claudel, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2411 1310
There’s nothing we don’t like about Louise. Gorgeous French fair made with love? Check. Stunning interior design courtesy Andre Fu and A.F.S.O.? Check. Outdoor patio for drinks and nibbles? Double check. Choose from the bar/lounge on the ground level where you can enjoy charcuterie, cheese and cocktails or opt for the outdoor terrace on the floor above. Whichever you choose, we know you’ll love Louise as much as we do.
Read our full review of Louise.
Louise, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2866 0300
3. La Rambla by Catalunya
Conveniently located at ifc, this is the perfect spot for an after-work get together or for entertaining someone with a short stopover in Hong Kong. Head to the terrace, and enjoy a selection of the finest Catalan cuisine in town, including tapas like Steak Tartare Roll and Red Prawn Carpaccio. You can’t miss their happy hour too, which runs from 3-8pm every day and includes complimentary nibbles.
La Rambla by Catalunya, 8 Finance st. 3071-73 Level 3, ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong
4. Feather & Bone Tsuen Wan West
The newest from this fine grocer, Feather & Bone Tsuen Wan West has a huge terrace making it the perfect spot for some al fresco lunch. Choose from a selection of tasty dishes, including avo toast and juicy burgers, or stop by for a perfectly brewed coffee. Don’t forget to pack a shopping bag so you can hit the green grocer and in-store butchery before you leave.
Feather & Bone Tsuen Wan West, Shop G09, G/F, OP Mall, 100 Tai Ho Road, Tsuen Wan West, Hong Kong, p. 2618 8160
Calling all plant-based food lovers with a penchant for the outdoors. Hemingway’s is the perfect spot to while away a few hours with a selection of tasty vegan and vegetarian delights. Don’t miss their live music nights on Fridays too.
Hemingway’s, Shop G09, G/F, D’Deck, DB Plaza, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2987 8804
Want to enjoy some mighty fine Thai food al fresco? You need to get over to Ruam in Wan Chai, a casual dining joint with stellar service and authentic eats. They have a lovely terrace from which you can enjoy a selection of cocktails alongside skewers and other market fresh faves. Plus, pets are welcome.
Ruam also serves one of the best brunches in Hong Kong.
Ruam, Shop 9, 1/F, J Senses, 60 Johnston Road, Wan Chai (entrance on Ship Street), Hong Kong, p. 3160 8535
To say that we’re obsessed with Arcane is an understatement. We go there on any occasion we can and devour the food lovingly crafted by Chef Shane Osborn and his team. But did you know that they have a terrace? That’s right, if you’re looking for an alfresco dining spot in Hong Kong that will really impress, this is where you want to be.
Arcane, 3/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2728 0178, 中環安蘭街18號3樓
8. New Baccarat Seafood Restaurant
When talking of al fresco restaurants in Hong Kong, you can’t go without mentioning all the wonderful seafood joints dotted across the islands. Our favourite is New Baccarat Seafood Restaurant on Cheung Chau, as the service is great and the food delicious. Enjoy the catch of the day as you look over the harbour here; it’s a great place to take visitors from out of town.
New Baccarat Seafood Restaurant, 9A G/F Pak She Praya Road, Cheung Chau, Hong Kong, p. 2981 0606, 長洲北社海傍路9號A地下
9. Mr Wolf
Located smack-bang in the heart of the city, Mr Wolf arrived on the dining scene with a bang and is a favourite for the after-work crowd. The terrace here is large enough for big groups to enjoy drinks or food from the large menu. We definitely recommend trying the crab and avocado cocktail and the vegetarian lasagne for a good time.
Mr Wolf also has one of the best happy hours in Hong Kong.
Mr Wolf, 5/F, Crawford House, 70 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2526 0838, 中環皇后大道70號卡佛大廈5樓
10. Old Bailey
Another lovely venue inside Tai Kwun with outdoor seating is Old Bailey. Enjoy delightful Jiangnan cuisine from the balcony that looks across beautiful architecture and into the city. Sample tasty dim sum (including three xiao long bao flavours!) and try delicious teas or cocktails as you while away the hours.
Old Bailey also makes our list of best Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong.
Old Bailey, 2/F, JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2877 8711, 中環荷李活道10號大館