Listings - Central / Lan Kwai Fong / Sheung Wan / Western
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
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
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
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.
DI LUX RISTORANTI & BAR
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
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.
THE FRENCH WINDOW
3101, Podium Level 3, IFC mall, Central, 23933812
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
LAN KWAI FONG BEER BAR
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
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.
SIMPLICITY CREPES AND WINE
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
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
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
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.