In 1888, at the height of the British Empire, the Peak Tram was opened and the wealthy of Hong Kong built their residences at Knutsford Terrace in Kowloon. Today, the Peak Tram still carries the rich to their homes, but Knutsford Terrace has turned into the prime entertainment destination of Tsim Sha Tsui. Not only has the Yau Tsim District Council confirmed its status but also the Hong Kong Tourism Board has selected the locality as the venue for its current WinterFest Programme. Knutsford Terrace has five bars and 12 restaurants, including the following three recent additions, all at Kimberley Plaza near Observatory Road: On the first floor is Hibiki specialising in sake. It has over 100 varieties and can be served hot or cold and the tastes vary from sweet and fruity to light and woody to rich and mild. The ambience is relaxed and sophisticated. The menu is traditional with fresh sushi and sashimi. One floor up is the Knutsford Steak Chop and Oyster Bar. The atmosphere is New Orleans with a large, open balcony overlooking Knutsford Terrace to chill out, whilst zipping one of 12 draught beers or 200 liquors. If you are still not happy, there is a live jazz band nightly and beef and fresh oysters on the menu. On the third floor is La Cuisine De Mekong, which serves tasty eclectic Southeast Asian dishes from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. To promote the area, the tourism board has tagged the slogan 'Around the World in Knutsford Terrace' to it. Other restaurants offer great variety. For example, Balalaika has live Russian music nightly and Hong Kong's only walk-in chilled Vodka Room (minus 20 degrees Celsius with fur coat provided). Tutto Bene is probably the longest established Italian restaurant in Hong Kong and it has managed to maintain the quality of its dishes over the last 12 years. Most fun is the alfresco front terrace but if you want something more intimate, in addition to the main restaurant, there is a secluded garden at the rear. If you like seafood, the Island Seafood and Oyster Bar, with its fresh selection of lobsters, oysters, prawns and fish in addition to meat dishes of rack of lamb and Angus Beef, is worth a visit. If it is Spanish, there are two El Cid restaurants, one tapas, the other regular. If you are into modern Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Thai, there is Heaven on Earth, Gatorfan, LA Arirang and A Touch of Spice. And if you prefer English fare, fun and live pop rock music visit Chasers. Chasers bar-restaurant opened in April 1996. It serves international cuisine and has live music, attracting tourists, expatriates and both local and overseas Chinese. There is no cover/entrance charge, no service charge and no dress code. Opening hours are from noon to 6 am daily.