BLUE GOOSE 33 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, 25205303 www.igors.com Cuisine Pub grub Specialities Fish and chips, bangers and mash, burgers Wine Speciality bottled beer, cocktails and wine Average food cost HK$100-HK$150 Hours Mon-Sun noon-2am This relaxing pub offers cold beers and live sports entertainment on its two flat-screen televisions. Has outdoor seating. 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-3pm; 7pm-midnight Among Hong Kong's most innovative restaurants, thanks to the tireless creativity of chef Alvin Leung. Great set menus, a la carte and chef's table options. CEPAGE 23 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai 28613130 www.lesamis.com.sg Cuisine French-Mediterranean Specialities Japanese egg confit, truffled oxtail gelee, lomo iberico, croutons; Champagne-elderflower soup with fresh berries; angel hair, sakura ebi, nudja chili de monteporro, lobster oil, chives Wine One of the biggest collections in town, with over 2,400 labels. Average food cost Lunch HK$500; dinner HK$1,500 including wine Hours Mon-Sat noon-2pm, 7pm-10pm Top-notch service in a classically elegant interior. CHILI CLUB 1/F, 88 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, 25272872 Cuisine Thai Specialities Curry, seafood Wine A few bottles of French, Australian and Spanish Average food cost HK$120 Hours Noon-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm More than two decades since it opened, the Chili Club is still packed nightly with spice-loving loyalists who don't really like to eat without sweating. A WanChai institution. CINTA-J Shop G4, Malaysia Building, 69-75 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, 25294183 Cuisine Southeast Asian Specialities Seafood, dessert Wine Chilean, Australian, American and South African Average food cost HK$100-HK$300 Hours 11am-5am The restaurant-cum-nightclub is an institution in the Wan Chai bar scene. Live entertainment from Filipino musicians and basic, inexpensive dishes from all over Southeast Asia. DYNASTY 3/F Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, 25846971 renaissancehotels.com/HKGHV Cuisine Cantonese Specialities Barbecued and roast meats Wine 50 white, 100 red Average food cost Lunch HK$200, dinner HK$300 Hours Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 6.30pm-11pm; Sun & PH 11.30am-3pm Classic Cantonese cuisine, with a particular emphasis on barbecue and roast meats, as well as the usual upscale offerings. Art deco-influenced interior and good harbour views. F.F. HOTPOT G/F 340 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, 28389392 Cuisine Chinese hotpot Specialities Hotpot and steamboat dishes Wine No Average food cost HK$198 Hours 5.30pm-4.30am A popular option for traditional Chinese hotpot or steamboat dishes. Unpretentious and reasonably priced, this is one of the places to visit during the cooler months. GRAND CAFE G/F Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, 25847722 www.hongkong.grand.hyatt.com Cuisine International Specialities All day dining Wine 100 Old and New World Average food cost Lunch HK$200; Dinner HK$450 Hours 6.30am-midnight A sophisticated coffee shop. Busy all day. GRISSINI 2/F Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, 25881234 www.hongkong.grand.hyatt.com Cuisine Authentic Italian Specialities Business lunch, Sunday lunch buffet Wine Italian and vintage selection Average food cost Lunch HK$250; Dinner HK$450 Hours Mon-Fri, Sun noon-2.30pm, 7pm-10.30pm; Sat noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm Traditional Italian food in stylish surroundings, and renowned for its superb wine. Go easy on the breadsticks to leave room for great risottos, fresh seafood and rich dessert. HARBOUR KITCHEN G/F Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai, 25827241 Cuisine Hong Kong Specialities Hawker and dai pai dong options Wine No Average food cost HK$40-HK$60 Hours 8am-9pm A restaurant cafe serving Hong Kong rather than simply Cantonese food. Offers visitors a glimpse of a uniquely local culinary heritage. HEE KEE FRIED CRAB EXPERT Shop 1-4, G/F, 379 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, 28937565 Cuisine Cantonese Specialities Crab Wine No Average food cost HK$200-HK$500 Hours Noon-4.30am One of the most famous typhoon-shelter-style seafood places, frequented by showbiz personalities. JO JO 2/F David House, 37-39 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, 25273776 www.jojofood.com Cuisine Indian Specialities Both mild and spicy favourites Wine Eight to 10, from the Old and New World Average food cost HK$125 Hours Mon-Thu 11am-3pm, 6pm-11pm; Fri-Sun & PH 11am-midnight One of the city's most successful and best-known Indian restaurants. Known for relaxed, informal dining. KAETSU Mezzanine Floor, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, 25881234 www.hongkong.grand.hyatt.com Cuisine Japanese Specialities Lunch and dinner buffets Friday to Monday Wine 40+ sake choices Average food cost HK$300-HK$450 Hours Noon-2.30pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm Sleek, classy and modern, Kaetsu serves the freshest sashimi and sushi, and sublimely presented kaiseki sets. One of the best sake selections in town. LA BAITA G/F, 248 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, 25728872 or 25728873 www.labaita.com.hk Cuisine Northern Italian Specialities Pasta, pizza, coffee Wine La Baita deliberately favours the smaller wine producers from most regions around Italy. The wine list includes 60 exclusive wines. Average food cost Lunch HK$128, dinner HK$300 without drinks Hours Mon-Sat noon-3pm; 6pm-10.30pm La Baita serves Northern Italian cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere within a modern interpretation of an 'Alpine stone cottage' where people meet and relax. LIU YUAN PAVILION 3/F The Broadway, 54-62 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, 28042000 Cuisine Shanghainese Specialities Dim sum, seafood, dessert Wine Chinese Average food cost HK$200-HK$300 Hours Noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm An excellent range of Shanghainese favourites served in stylish surroundings. Don't miss the dumplings, and you should certainly try the sizzling rice soup. LOUIS' STEAK HOUSE 1/F Malaysia Building, 50 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, 25298933 Cuisine European Specialities Steak Wine French, Italian, Australian and New Zealand choices Average food cost HK$250-HK$300 Hours Noon-10.30pm Established in Hong Kong for many years, Louis' continues to offer value for money and a friendly, nostalgic dining experience. MEGAN'S KITCHEN 5/F Lucky Centre, 165-171 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai, 28668305 www.meganskitchen.com Cuisine Chinese Specialities Seafood, hotpot Wine French, Californian, Chilean, Australian Average food cost HK$200 Hours Noon-3pm, 6pm-11.30pm Famous for its quirky hotpot soup bases such as tom yum koong cappuccino, Megan's also serves innovative 'hotpot balls', premium beef and Cantonese classics. NATUROPLUS WHOLESOME FOOD G/F New Sun House, 6 Sun Street, WanChai, 28650388 www.naturoplus.com.hk Cuisine Contemporary, natural and organic Specialities Coffee, dessert Wine A range of organic French, Italian and Spanish choices Average food cost HK$65 Hours Noon-9pm An international grocery store and a fine food outlet that promotes naturally delicious cuisines, quality above quantity and a healthier attitude towards food. NINO'S COZINHA RESTAURANT & BAR 5/F & 6/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, 28661868 www.ninosgroup.com Cuisine Portuguese Specialities Roast suckling pig, seafood Wine Nino's has got Portugal covered with entry level wines to the finest vintages. Available are the most comprehensive range of wines and ports from a couple of hundred per bottle to the thousand-dollar range. Average food cost HK$350-HK$450 Hours Sun-Fri Lunch 11am-3pm, dinner 6pm-11pm; Sat 5pm-11.30pm This distinctively European-style dining room provides a warm and elegant atmosphere. OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE 1/F De Fenwick, 8-12 Fenwick Street, Wan Chai, 31010418 www.outback.com.hk Cuisine Australian steakhouse Specialities Pasta, steak, seafood, dessert Wine White, with a focus on Australian, Chilean and American chardonnays, and some reds Average food cost HK$108-HK$198 Hours Sun-Thu noon-11pm; Fri-Sat noon-11.30pm An Australian-themed casual-dining restaurant with an emphasis on steaks seasoned with a special blend of spices. OVOLOGUE 66 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, 25276088 www.ovo.com.hk Cuisine Chinese Specialities Dim sum, desserts Wine Wines from France, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, Australia, California and South Africa; prices ranging from HK$388 to HK$1,388 Average food cost Lunch HK$150; dinner HK$300 Hours Mon-Fri 11.30am-3pm, 6.30pm-11.30pm; Sat, Sun & PH 11.30am-4.30pm, 6.30pm-11.30pm Inspired by a traditional Chinese house, the 120-year-old building is a great setting for an informal meal. THE PAWN 62Johnston Road, Wan Chai, 28663444 www.thepawn.com.hk Cuisine Modern British Specialities Eton mess, fish and chips, roast bone marrow, and suckling pig Wine Selection from France, Italy, England America, South Africa, Australia. Average food cost HK$600 Hours Living Room (1/F): Mon-Sat 11am-2am; Sun 11am-midnight. Dining Room (2/F): Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 6pm-midnight; Sun noon-3pm, 6pm-11pm Designed by artist and film director Stanley Wong, it is a welcoming venue for a bite or drink. SPUNTINI Shop A, G/F, No.4-6 Francis Street, Wan Chai, 25281060 Cuisine Italian Specialities Pasta, salad, chicken Wine A large selection of fine wines Average food cost HK$135 Hours Mon-Thu 11am-11pm; Fri, Sat & Sun 11am-midnight Spuntini, Hong Kong's exclusive purveyor of Michelin two-star chef, Moreno Cedroni's susci style products, offers light meals in a boutique atmosphere. XI YAN 3/F Hang Wai Commercial Building, 231-233 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, 25756966 www.xiyan.com.hk Cuisine Asian fusion Specialities Asian fusion Wine White and red, French and Chilean Average food cost HK$500 Hours 11am-11pm One of the most popular private kitchens in town, Xi Yan offers a reinterpretation of the traditional, highly-structured Chinese banquet that makes for an exciting Asian dining experience.