HONG KONG HAS no shortage of restaurants - and if it's variety you want, then look no further than Staunton Street. Probably the easiest way to get there is to jump on the Mid-Levels escalator - the world's longest covered outdoor escalator. Get off at Staunton and turn left. Next to the magazine shop is Le Rendez-vous, with its French-inspired menu (savoury crepes, $45 each; salmon panini, $40). Across the street is Pacific Grill Seafood and Steak House - its seafood grills are superb (char-grilled tuna steak with mango coriander salsa and potatoes, $149; Moreton Bay bugs with wasabi cocktail sauce, $169). Next door is Restaurant Le Fauchon, which serves French cuisine (pan-fried halibut, $158; linguine with clams and chilli sauce, $148). On the corner is Pepperonis Gourmet Pizza Kitchen. Try its New Orleans and marinara pizza (three sizes: $80, $100 and $125) and spaghetti alfredo ($90). On the other side of the escalator is Staunton's Wine Bar and Cafe, an ideal place for people watching while enjoying a drink and light meal (snack platter, $118; linguine pescatora, $118; six-ounce beef burger, $108). For a more substantial meal, Scirocco upstairs serves Mediterranean cuisine such as New Zealand rack of lamb tagine ($145) and seafood hot pot ($170). Next door is the Nepal Bar and Restaurant. Try its barbecued boneless duck ($148), tender lamb stir-fried and sauteed with diced tomato, onion and capsicum ($78) and royal fish curry ($118). One door further along is the Italian Al Dente (salmone alla griglia, $129; fettucine with four cheeses, $89). Next is Staunton Curry and Grill, an Indian joint with friendly staff (rogan josh, $79; lamb chops, $89). Next to that is La Comida, which serves Spanish dishes (roasted sea bass fillet, $158; saffron flavoured Spanish rice, $268). The next restaurant on Staunton Street is the Kiyotaki Japanese Restaurant (grilled squid, $85; teppanyaki diced beef $220). Next door is Nadia's (char-grilled rib-eye steak with foie gras, $188; duck leg risotto, $148). Further along where Staunton Street intersects Graham Street is Jaspas, which serves a popular tuna salad ($75). Other must-tries are the surf and turf with Moreton Bay bug tails and grilled tenderloin ($160) and Peking duck rolls ($70). Its neighbour is My Place (baby pork legs, $140; sea perch, $160; jumbo king prawns, $180). La Pampa Argentinian Steak House is famous for its steaks (grilled tenderloin with mushroom sauce, $238; lamb rack, $168). On the corner of Staunton and Peel Street is Gourmet Kitchen, which offers western, Chinese, Italian and Mexican food, for delivery or takeaway. Further up is the Feather Boa, a bar with great decor and ambience. The place is often packed, and a dip into the chocolate and strawberry daiquiris ($60 each) is a must. Next door is Barco, which is good for a quiet drink and snacks (curry puffs, $42; spicy chicken wings, $64). Barco's neighbour is the Shanghainese Double Happiness Cafe, which has a bright red interior and serves dishes such as sauteed Shanghai green bamboo shoots ($43) and stir-fried udon with kimchi and chicken ($53). A few steps away is Kaffa Cafe, which sells whole cakes (dark chocolate mousse cake, mascarpone latte cheesecake) and food such as smoked duck breast salad ($38) and garlic pesto pine nut spaghetti ($48). On the corner is Big Fish, with a wide selection of sashimi, sushi and temaki ($12-$30). Continue walking down Staunton Street, and you'll find Ngau Kee Food Cafe, a Chinese cha chan teng (teahouse). This is the place for cheap, authentic Chinese food (Ngau Kee fried noodles, $45; sweet and sour fish, $45). Crossing the road and doubling back up Staunton Street will take you to two Japanese restaurants. First is Hachijyojima (spicy scallops sushi rice, $150; chopped raw fish sushi, $130), and Nanbantei Yakitori (tsutsumi shrimp and chicken roll, $50). Next up is the SoHo Corner Shop, which is like a fast-food joint (fish and chips, $50; roast chicken, $55). A few doors up is Yi Jiang Nan, which specialises in Suzhou food (sliced pork, $88; Chinese ham in honey sauce, $180). Next door is EurAsian (fried noodles, $50; okra cooked in spicy herb, $49). On the other side of Peel Street is Club 1911, which is a bar decorated in the old Shanghai Tang-style. Although it serves snacks, you can also order from some of the restaurants on Staunton. Walking back towards the escalator will take you to The Spot Bar, which shows sports matches on a wide-screen television. It has a variety of snacks (fresh asparagus au gratin, $68; deep-fried Manchego cheese). Finally, there's Portobello, a comfy cafe next to the escalator. Breakfast is only $35 and desserts are about $48 each.