AMBER 7/F The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, 21320066 www.mandarinoriental.com 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 Designed by the acclaimed Adam Tihany, this restaurant features a cutting-edge interior with avant-garde sculptures and inventive lighting. AZURE 29/F & 30/F, Hotel LKF, 33 Wyndham Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 35189330 www.azure.hk Cuisine Modern Specialities Buffet, pasta, steak, seafood, dessert Wine Australian, Californian, Chilean, Italian, New Zealand, South African and French, including champagne and some very rare fine wines from Bordeaux. Average food cost Lunch HK$200, dinner HK$500 Hours Mon-Thu 7am-1am; Fri-Sat 7am-3am; Sun 7am-midnight A breathtaking 270-degree view of the city and incomparable settings, with healthy and creative cuisine by chef Benny Leung. BACI 2/F, 1Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 2801 5885 www.LKFE.com Cuisine Contemporary Italian Specialities Thin-crust pizza, homemade pasta, seafood Wine Wide international selection, Italian liqueurs and grappa Average food cost Lunch HK$180, dinner HK$350 Hours Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm (lunch); Mon-Thu 7pm-11pm; Fri-Sat 7pm-11.30pm; Sun 6.30pm-10.30pm (dinner) Baci features homely food and a sleek, modernist look with gold textured walls, large mirrors and elegant furnishings. Daily set lunch available. BO INNOVATION Shop 13, 2/F JResidence, 60 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, 28508371 www.boinnovation.com Cuisine Contemporary fine dining Specialities Deconstructed Chinese delicacies Wine International Average food cost HK$500 Hours Noon-2pm; 7pm-midnight Among Hong Kong's most innovative restaurants thanks to the tireless creativity of chef Alvin Leung. Great set menus, ? la carte and chef's table options. CHIU CHOW CHAN KAN KEE G/F, 11 Queen's Road West, Sheung Wan, 28580033 Cuisine Chiu Chow Specialities Noodles, seafood Wine No Average food cost HK$50-HK$100 Hours Mon-Sat 10am-10pm; closed on Sun One of the oldest Chiu Chow restaurants in town, where tycoon Li Ka-shing used to eat. He is said to still send people over for takeaways. DOT COD Basement4, Prince's Building, Central, 28106988 www.dotcod.com 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 Reminiscent of a smart city bar in London, featuring great seafood, good oyster selection and an extensive wine list. Try the cod Florentine, the whitebait or the skate. DOZO G/F, 44 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 25811338 www.dozosushi.com Cuisine Japanese Specialities Sushi Wine Sake Average food cost HK$120 Hours Noon-11pm A sushi kaiten or conveyor-belt restaurant serving the freshest imported sushi and sashimi available. After 11pm it is transformed into a stylish sake and cocktail bar. FINDS 2/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, 25229318 www.finds.com.hk Cuisine Scandinavian Specialities House smoked Norwegian salmon salad, crispy pork belly with apple and parsnip pur?e, 'Daim' parfait brownie Wine list 150+ wine/champagne options, many chosen to complement Scandinavian food Average food cost Lunch HK$100, dinner HK$300-HK$400 Hours Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm; Dinner Mon-Sat 6pm-11pm; With a chic interior inspired by the Scandinavian winter, Finds brings flavour from the Arctic region, and a private terrace providing a rare space for lounging. GAIA RISTORANTE G/F Grand Millennium Plaza, 181 Queen's Road Central, Sheung Wan, 21678200 www.gaiaristorante.com Cuisine Italian Specialities Roman-style crispy pizza, homemade pasta tossed in 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. GRAPPA'S CELLAR LG/F Jardine House, Central, 25212322 www.elgrande.com.hk Cuisine Italian Specialities Pizza, steak, seafood Wine Italian, Californian, Australian and French Average food cost HK$200 Hours 11am-midnight A member of the Grappa's group, this restaurant serves signature home-style Italian dishes with a range of live entertainment. H ONE Shop 4008, Podium Level4, IFC Mall, Central, 28050638 www.h-one.com.hk 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 Mediterranean dishes. HABIBI Shop B + D, G/F, 112-114 Wellington Street, Central, 25446198 www.habibi.com.hk Cuisine Egyptian and Mediterranean Specialities Seafood, tagines, mezze Wine 12 predominantly New World whites, 20 reds, including Lebanese and Egyptian selections, plus international beers and sangria by the jug Average food cost HK$200-HK$300 Hours 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-midnight; closed Sun A relaxed setting where diners can enjoy fine Middle Eastern cuisine. Attention to detail and the highest standards are the dominant themes. INDOCHINE 1929 2/F California Tower, 30-32 D'Aguilar Street, Central, 28697399 www.LKFE.com Cuisine Vietnamese Specialities Beef tenderloin with tomato, fried fish Hanoi style, salt and pepper soft shell crab 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. KRUG ROOM 1/F Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, 28254014 www.mandarinoriental.com/hongkong Cuisine International Specialities Tailor-made dishes Wine Champagne Average food cost HK$200 Hours Noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10pm A hidden location adjacent to the main kitchen of the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, the Krug Room is where Uwe Opocensky does his chef's table, serving fine food with precious drops from the Krug Champagne house. KYOTO JOE G/F The Plaza, 21 D'Aguilar Street, Central, 28046800 www.LKFE.com Cuisine Japanese Specialities Beef Kyoto fumi, beef tataki, Kyoto salad Wine International wine, premium sake 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 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 special evening out. LA BODEGA 42 D'Aguilar Street, Central, 25247790 www.igors.com Cuisine Spanish tapas Specialities Paella, tapas Wine list International choice of whites, reds and champagne Average food cost HK$100 Hours Sun-Thu 5pm-1am; Fri-Sat 5pm-2am The recently renovated decor features sleek lines in dark brown and black. The menu remains modern Spanish cuisine. LA BOUTEILLE 10/F, Pinocine Building, 80-82 Queen's Road Central, Central 28691499 Cuisine French Specialities Foie gras, duck leg Wine Red, white, rose and champagne from France 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 modern French cuisine in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. LIAN Shop 2004, Podium Level 2, IFC mall, Central, 25211117 www.maxconcepts.com.hk Cuisine Thai and Vietnamese Specialities Slow-fried beef with vermicelli cakes Wine About 50 French, Australian, Chilean, New Zealand, Italian, Argentinian, US and Spanish choices Average food cost Lunch HK$190, dinner HK$250 Hours 11am-3pm, 6pm-11pm Aspires to be a hidden paradise of Vietnamese and Thai flavours, with the menu regularly renewed to guarantee seasonal varieties of classic and modern dishes and a calming chi interior that makes it an urban oasis. LOTUS 37-43 Pottinger Street, Central, 25436290 www.lotus.hk Cuisine Modern Thai Specialities Smoked trout betel leaf, banana blossom salad with king prawn, Penang curry of wagyu beef cheek Wine A New World list chosen to complement the menu Average food cost Lunch HK$120, dinner HK$350 Hours Noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm A hip bar and restaurant featuring modern Thai dishes by talented Australian chef Will Meyrick and cocktails by mixologist Grant Collins. LUMIERE Shop 3101-3107, Podium Level 3, IFC Mall, Central, 23933933 www.lumiere.hk Cuisine Sichuan and South American Specialities Sichuan tan tan noodles, jumbo crab claw with pickled chilli sauce, chicken consomm? with bird's nest and egg white Wine More than 120 labels from around the world, from HK$380 to HK$18,000 Average food cost Lunch HK$230, dinner HK$500 Hours Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, 7pm-10.30pm; Sat, Sun & PH 11.30am-3pm, 7pm-11pm Fusion cuisine of an unusual kind. Sichuan and South American dishes, with some combining the two. Panoramic harbour views and a long bar. LUNG KING HEEN Level 4, Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Finance Street, Central, 31968880 www.fourseasons.com/hongkong Cuisine Chinese Specialities Cantonese classics with an emphasis on seafood and dim sum Wine International Average food cost HK$200-HK$300 Hours Noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm The freshest of local and seasonal produce incorporated into a selection of fine traditional Cantonese dishes done with a contemporary twist at this three-Michelin-star restaurant. M AT THE FRINGE 1/F South Block, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, 28774000 www.m-atthefringe.com Cuisine Traditional European with a touch of Middle East Specialities Seafood, coffee, desserts Wine Fine range of Old and New Worlds, 18 by the glass, extensive dessert wine list Average food cost HK$500 Hours Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, 7pm-10.30pm Located in one of the last historic buildings left in Central, M sets itself apart with its quirky yet classy decor and traditional European cuisine. Menus change regularly. MAK'S NOODLE 77 Wellington Street, Central, 28543810 Cuisine Chinese noodles Specialities Noodles Wine No Average food cost HK$50 Hours 11am-10pm Internationally famous for its won ton, this is one of the most popular noodle shops in town, although you'd never know it from its appearance. It's the food that counts. MAN WAH 25/F Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central, 28254025 www.mandarinoriental.com/hongkong Cuisine Cantonese Specialities Dim sum, steamed crab claw with ginger and rice wine, poached pear in tangerine tea. Wine 91 white and 210 red from around the world. Average food cost HK$800 Hours Mon-Fri noon-3pm, 6.30pm-11pm; Sat, Sun and public holidays 11.30am-3pm The hotel's signature Cantonese restaurant and one of the best in town. MOZART STUB'N G/F, 8 Glenealy, Central, 25221763 www.epicurean.com.hk Cuisine Austrian Specialities Wiener schnitzel, Viennese boiled beef, apple strudel Wine Mainly Old World, also Austrian and Czech draught beer Average food cost HK$500 Hours Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm, 7pm-10.30pm; closed Sun Authentic Austrian cuisine, good wine and music served in a classical style. This exotic outlet grew from a desire to expose diners to an all-in-one artistic gastronomical experience. RED 4/F, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, 81298882 www.pure-red.com Cuisine Californian Specialities Crispy crab cakes with sambal mayonnaise, beef carpaccio, braised Kobe oxtail, pan-roasted sea bass Wine Old and New World, champagne and a good-value wine-by-the-glass programme Average food cost HK$350 Hours Mon-Thu 11.30am-midnight; Fri-Sat 11.30am-3am; Sun and public holidays 11.30am-10pm The large alfresco dining area offers breathtaking views of Victoria Harbour. The indoor area provides an intimate yet contemporary setting for meals and conversations. SEVVA 25/F Princes Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, 25371388 www.sevvahk.com Cuisine Regional Chinese and international Specialities Pasta, noodles, dessert 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 - each including two courses and a glass of wine Hours Mon-Thu noon-midnight; Fri, Sat and public holidays eve noon-2am; closed on Sun A unique Hong Kong dining experience with traditional regional Asian cuisines intermixed with western fine dining. 360-degree city views. SICHUAN DA PING HUO L/F, Hilltop Plaza, 49 Hollywood Road, Central, 25591317 www.yp.com.hk/daipinghuo Cuisine Sichuan Specialities Fiery Sichuan dishes served as a set menu Wine French, Italian, Chilean, Argentinian, American, South African, Australian and New Zealand options. Average food cost HK$250 Hours 6.30pm-9pm, 9pm-11.30pm This pioneer of Hong Kong's private kitchen scene still serves what is arguably the best Sichuan food in town. TANDOOR INDIAN 1/F, 1 Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 28452262 Cuisine Indian Specialities Tandoori lobster and tandoori jheenga Wine Beer and rose syrup Average food cost Lunch HK$140, dinner HK$250 Hours Noon-2.30pm, 6pm-10.45pm Known for tandoor specialities and for its excellent lunch buffet, the venue also serves good Indian desserts. TAPEO 19 Hollywood Road, Central, 31711989 www.tapeo.hk Cuisine Spanish tapas Specialities Jamon de jabugo meats, pulpo a la gallega Wine Spanish options served by the glass, so they can be matched with tapas. Sherries and cava also available. Average food cost HK$250-HK$500 Hours Noon-2pm; 5pm-10pm A highly social environment, Tapeo replicates some of the most fashionable tapas bars in Spain by seating diners next to one another at the bar overlooking the open kitchen where chefs work to create the most authentic and freshest tapas dishes to order. THAI LEMONGRASS 3/F California Tower, 30-32 D'Aguilar Street, Central, 29051688 Cuisine Thai Specialities Soft shell crab with sweet basil and chilli, Thai barbecue lamb cutlets, steamed chilli-lime whole Mandarin fish, red curry duck Wine 45+ choices Average food cost Lunch HK$160, dinner HK$280 Hours Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-11pm; Sun 6.30pm-10.30pm An atmospheric venue in which to enjoy authentic Thai cuisine, with a slant towards dishes from the north. THE SQUARE 4/F Exchange SquareII, Central, 25251163 www.maxims.com.hk Cuisine Authentic Cantonese Specialities Dim sum, seafood, steamed lobster dumplings, dessert Wine International Average food cost Lunch HK$65, dinner HK$133 Hours Mon-Sat 11am-11.30pm; Sun and public holidays 10am-11.30pm Modern Cantonese dishes in stylish surroundings with harbour views. Popular for dim sum and Cantonese favourites. TSUI HANG VILLAGE 2/F New World Tower, 16-18 Queen's Road, Central, 25242012 www.miramar-group.com Cuisine Cantonese Specialities Dim sum, seafood Wine Red and white, French, Chilean, Australian Average food cost Lunch HK$100-HK$120, dinner HK$180-HK$230 Hours Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, 5.30pm-11.30pm; Sat 11am-11.30pm The award-winning Tsui Hang Village Restaurants have been associated with high quality Cantonese cuisine since the group was established in 1974. Consistently fine food. TUSCANY BY H G/F, 58-62 D'Aguilar Street, Central, 25229798 www.tuscany-by-h.com Cuisine Italian Specialities Pasta, seafood, dessert, salad Wine 240+ choices, Italian, French, New World Average food cost HK$700 Hours Mon-Thu, noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-11pm; Fri-Sun noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-11.30pm Among the best Italian food in town, albeit a little pricey. Chef Harlan Goldstein cooks everything from wild mushroom spaghetti to miniburgers. VA BENE 17-22 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 28455577 www.vabeneristorante.com Cuisine Italian Specialities Pizza, pasta, steak, seafood Wine Impressive cellar of hand-picked regional Italian and French, champagne and grappa Average food cost HK$400 Hours Mon-Thu noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-11.30pm; Fri, Sat and eve of public holidays 6.30pm-midnight; Sun and public holidays 6.30pm-11pm One of the Hong Kong's most well-established Italian restaurants, Va Bene (going well) is styled after a typical neighbourhood Italian trattoria and serves authentic cuisine. ZUMA Atrium, Level 5 and 6, The Landmark, Central, 36576388 www.zumarestaurant.com 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 Sun A sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese izakaya style of informal eating and drinking with attention to detail and quality ingredients.