Listings - Central / Lan Kwai Fong / Sheung Wan / Western

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 22 April, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 22 April, 2010, 12:00am


7/F The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15Queen's Road Central, Central, 21320066

Cuisine Modern European

Specialities Steak, seafood, cheese, foie gras, bluefin tuna, kurabota pork, New Zealand langoustines

Wine International

Average food cost Lunch HK$450, dinner HK$800

Hours 6.30am-10am, noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm; Sun closed

Features cutting-edge interior design by world-acclaimed Adam Tihany, and contemporary dishes by the talented Richard Ekkebus.


2/F Grand Progress Building, 15-16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 25251308

Cuisine Steakhouse

Specialities Steak

Wine Wines from across Italy and the New World

Average food cost Lunch HK$100, dinner HK$300

Hours Noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm

Bistecca oozes rustic charm. The speciality is house-cut and dry aged Porterhouse steaks char-grilled over a wood fire.


3101 Podium Level 3, IFC mall, Central, 23933933

Cuisine Cantonese

Specialities Abalone, snake soup (served in winter only), barbecued pork

Wine 200+ from around the world, cocktails

Average food cost Lunch HK$200, dinner HK$600

Hours Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm, Sat-Sun & PH 11am-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm

With a modern decor and breathtaking harbour views, this Michelin-star restaurant exquisitely mixes a surprising combination of traditional and nouvelle Cantonese cuisine.


UG/F California Tower, 30-32 D'Aguilar Street, Central, 28689538

Cuisine Modern Italian cuisine

Specialities Beetroot risotto with seared scallops, braised lamb in truffle mashed potato

Wine Worldwide selection of champagne and wine and the signature Lux cocktails

Average food cost Lunch HK$150, dinner HK$250

Hours Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm

A fashionable restaurant and bar serving Italian fare, from freshly baked pizzas to tender braised beef cheek wrapped in truffle mashed potato. DJs and dancing until late.


Basement 4, Prince's Building, Central, 28106988

Cuisine Continental

Specialities Seafood

Wine 57 white, including champagne and sweet wine, 38 red

Average food cost Lunch HK$200, dinner HK$400

Hours Mon-Sat 7.30am-midnight; closed on Sun

Reminiscent of a smart city bar in London, featuring great seafood, good oyster selection and extensive wine list. Try the cod Florentine, the whitebait or the skate.


2/F LKF Tower, 33Wyndham Street, Central, 25229318

Cuisine Scandinavian, modern European

Specialities House-smoked Norwegian salmon salad, crispy pork belly with apple and parsnip puree, 'Daim' parfait brownie

Wine list 100 wine/champagne options, many chosen to complement Scandinavian food

Average food cost Lunch HK$150, dinner HK$400

Hours Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 5.30pm-11pm; closed on Sun

With a chic interior inspired by the Scandinavian winter, Finds brings flavour from the Arctic region.


3101, Podium Level 3, IFC mall, Central, 23933812

Cuisine French

Specialities Modern avocado shrimp, pan-seared lamb

Wine More than 500 varieties of wines

Average food cost Lunch HK$360, dinner HK$850

Hours Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm; Sun & PH 11.30am-3.30pm; dinner 6pm-10pm

A nouveau Gallic dining experience, where the reconstruction of traditionally faithful French fare is treated with a bold new direction. A relaxed but sophisticated ambience.


Shop 1 & 2, 1/F Queen's Place, 74 Queen's Road, Central, 21795179

Cuisine European

Specialities Pork knuckle, proven?al mussels, steak tartar

Wine Belgian draft and bottled beers, plus a good range of French, Italian and Spanish wines, and New World options from New Zealand, Australia and Chile.

Average food cost HK$250-HK$500

Hours 8.30am-late

Vibrant atmosphere, large tables, and lots of space, Frites serves Belgian beers and the taste of Europe straight to your plate.


G/F Grand Millennium Plaza, 181 Queen's Road Central, Sheung Wan, 21678200

Cuisine Italian

Specialities Roman-style crispy pizza, homemade pasta tossed in a Sangiovese marinated rabbit stew-style ragout, steak, seafood

Wine 600+ Italian and French

Average food cost HK$400

Hours Noon-midnight

Gaia ('happy' or 'positive' in Italian) is a sophisticated, contemporary Italian restaurant with indoor and alfresco dining.


Shop 4008, Podium Level4, IFC mall, Central, 28050638

Cuisine Italian and Mediterranean

Specialities Buffet, pizza, pasta, steak, curry, seafood

Wine 450+ international, 70 per cent Old World and 30 per cent New World

Average food cost HK$800

Hours Noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm

Chic and contemporary, this 11,000 sqft restaurant focuses on fashionable international dining ranging from signature grills and rotisseries to Italian and Mediterranean dishes.


1/F Grand Progress Building, 15-16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 25446198

Cuisine Authentic Egyptian/Middle Eastern

Specialities Seafood, tagines, mezze, grill

Wine Established and lesser known wines notably from Egypt and Lebanon

Average food cost Lunch HK$100, dinner HK$250

Hours Mon-Fri 11am-3pm; Mon-Sat

6pm-late; closed on Sun

A relaxed setting where diners can enjoy fine Middle Eastern cuisine. Attention to detail and the highest standards are the dominant themes.


Shop 2075, Podium Level 2, IFC mall, Central, 28050566

Cuisine European Continental

Specialities Pizza, pasta, steak, seafood

Wine Old and New World reds, whites, champagne, spirits, beer and sparkling wine

Average food cost Lunch HK$450, dinner HK$1,000

Hours 11.30am-2.30pm, 3pm-5.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm

Harlan's defines glamour with ease. The contemporary design offers a sublime atmosphere, punctuated with hospitable service.


2/F California Tower, 30-32 D'Aguilar Street, Central, 28697399

Cuisine Vietnamese

Specialities Seafood, noodles

Wine More than 100 options

Average food cost Lunch HK$150, dinner HK$300

Hours Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm; Sun-Thu 6.30pm-11pm; Fri-Sat 6.30pm-11.30pm

The interior design takes you back to the French colonial era in Vietnam, and the menu offers a modern interpretation of traditional Vietnamese favourites. Great soft shell crab.


Levels 3 & 4, IFC mall, Central, 23838765

Cuisine Italian

Specialities Pizza, pasta, steak, seafood

Wine 140+ Italian and international, 15+ selections by the glass

Average food cost Lunch HK$250, dinner HK$300-HK$800

Hours Noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-11pm

Fine Italian dishes from an open kitchen. Isola has stunning harbour views and alfresco dining. Chef Gianni Caprioli believes in 'common ingredients cooked uncommonly well'.


G/F The Plaza, 21 D'Aguilar Street, Central, 28046800

Cuisine Japanese

Specialities Sushi, seafood, noodles

Wine Wide selection of international wines, premium sake, beers, liqueurs and cocktails

Average food cost Lunch HK$160, dinner HK$300

Hours Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm; Sun-Thu 6.30pm-11pm; Fri-Sat 6.30pm-12.30am

Informal venue with a sake, sushi and robatayaki bars. Fresh seasonal produce simply presented in a relaxed atmosphere. Suits diners looking for an after-work meal, late-night snack or evening out.


10/F Pinocine Building, 80-82 Queen's Road Central, Central 28691499

Cuisine French

Specialities Foie gras, duck leg and seafood

Wine Red, white, rose and champagne from France. Besides they welcome you to bring your own wine and do not charge for corkage.

Average food cost Lunch HK$110, dinner HK$380

Hours Noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-11.30pm

Located in the heart of Central, and with an attractive garden terrace, La Bouteille serves classic and traditional French cuisine in a casual and relaxed atmosphere.


G/F California Tower, 30-32 D'Aguilar Street, Central, 25211345

Cuisine Modern American

Specialities Steak, pizza, seafood, pasta, burger

Wine Red and white, and more than 100 varieties of beer

Average food cost Lunch HK$120, dinner HK$250

Hours Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, 6pm-11pm; Sat noon-3pm, 6pm-11.30pm; Sun 6pm-10.30pm

The latest incarnation of California makes a good place for beer-lovers to watch sport or passersby.


9-11 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 21861816

Cuisine Continental

Specialities Bistro food

Wine Eight white and eight red by the glass

Average food cost Lunch HK$200, dinner HK$250

Hours Sun-Thu 9.30am-1am; Fri-Sat 9.30am-3am

This restaurant and bar offers imaginative bistro food, including a popular all-day breakfast, in one of Lan Kwai Fong's most enduringly popular venues. A good rendezvous and people-watching spot. Friendly service.


25/F Prince's Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, 25371388

Cuisine Chinese and international

Specialities Signature dishes, cocktails, cakes

Wine Rare vintages, New World labels, organic wine and fine champagnes, beer, spirits, fruit-infused cocktails and organic vegetable juices

Average food cost Lunch HK$450, dinner HK$650

Hours Mon-Thu noon-midnight; Fri, Sat and public holiday eve noon-2am; closed on Sunday

A unique Hong Kong dining experience with regional Asian cuisines intermixed with Western fine dining and 360 degree city views.


41 Wyndham Street, Central, 2576-9886

Cuisine Contemporary creperie

Specialities Sweet and savoury crepes

Wine New World varieties available by the glass or by the bottle, drink in or takeaway

Average food cost HK$58

Hours Mon-Thu 8.30am-12am; Fri 8.30am-4am; Sat 10.30am-4am; Sun 11.30am-8pm

This relaxed cafe serves a range of cr?pes including the Hong Kong (with char siu) and crowd pleasing Snickers, cr?pes. Late-night snacks for eat in or takeaway also available.


19 Hollywood Road, Central, 31711989

Cuisine Spanish tapas

Specialities Jamon de jabugo meats, pulpo a la gallega

Wine All from Spain and served by the glass. Large range of sherries also available.

Average food cost HK$250-HK$500

Hours Noon-2pm; 5pm-10pm

Tapeo replicates some of the most fashionable tapas bars found across Spain by seating diners next to one another at the bar. Here they overlook the open kitchen where chefs work to create the most authentic and freshest tapas.


W Place, 52 Wyndham Street, Central, 67685252

Cuisine Italian

Specialities Pasta, salad, steak

Wine Predominantly Italian wine list, from major wine-producing regions, range of varietals, plus New and Old world wines

Average food cost HK$420-HK$790

Hours 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-11pm

Set over three floors, the design is warm, light, contemporary. Signature dishes include sweetbread and prawn crepinette in a shell fish sauce and half Bresse chicken prepared three ways.


Star Ferry, Central Pier 7, Central, 21677251

Cuisine Contemporary Continental

Specialities Steak, seafood

Wine A huge selection covering the best from around the world, including Sommelier's Reserves

Average food cost Lunch HK$250, dinner HK$400

Hours 11am-12.30am

Watermark offers unparalleled waterfront dining with dramatic harbour views. A skylight lets in natural daylight, while the terrace offers perfect views.


Atrium, Level 5 and 6, The Landmark, Central, 36576388

Cuisine Contemporary Japanese

Specialities Sushi

Wine 2,000-bottle cellar, 10+ vintage options by the glass including Italian, French, New Zealand, Californian, Argentinian and Spanish

Average food cost Lunch HK$290, dinner HK$780

Hours Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm; closed on Sunday

A sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese izakaya style of informal eating and drinking with attention to detail and quality ingredients.