AGN?S B. LE PAIN GRILL? LA LOGGIA Shop 3096, IFC Mall, Central, 2805 0798 www.agnesb-lepaingrille.com Cuisine French Specialities Caviar, seafood platter, simmered buchot mussels Wine More than 100 from all regions of France, 30+ Champagne labels Best for Romantic meal Average food cost HK$301-$500 Hours Sun-Thu noon-11.30pm; Fri, Sat & PH noon-midnight A very French dining experience with a range of mouth-watering cuisine. AYUTHAIYA RESTAURANT 35 Hollywood Road, Central, 3105 5055 www.aqua.com.hk Cuisine Thai Specialities Seafood Wine Six white and red wines by the glass Best for Impressing visitors Average food cost Lunch HK$88, dinner HK$340 Hours Mon-Sat noon-midnight, Sun 5pm onwards Inspired by trendy lounge bars and restaurants in Bangkok, Ayuthaiya exudes Thai chic. BACI PIZZA 1/F, 1 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 2840 0898 www.lkfe.com Cuisine Italian Specialities Thin-crust pizzas, pasta Wine International, liqueurs and grappa Best for Casual bite Average food cost Lunch HK$100, dinner HK$150 Hours Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm; Mon-Thur 6.30-11pm; Fri-Sat 6.30-11.30pm Best known for its southern Italian-style thin-crust pizzas. BISTECCA ITALIAN 2/F, Grand Progress Building, 15-16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 2525 1308 www.diningconcepts.com.hk Cuisine Steakhouse Specialities Steak Wines From across Italy and the New World Best for Romantic meal Average food cost Lunch HK$100, dinner HK$300 Hours Noon-3pm, 6-11pm The specialities here are house-cut and dry-aged Porterhouse steaks chargrilled over a wood fire. CAFE LANDMARK 1/F The Landmark, Central, 2526 4200, www.maxims.com.hk Cuisine International Specialities All-day dining featuring vegetarian, gluten-free and health-conscious options Wine 10 white, 15 red Best for Business meal Average food cost Lunch HK$240, dinner HK$250 Hours Mon-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun &PH 9am-9pm Good lunch or snacks. CHIU CHOW CHAN KAN KEE G/F, 11 Queen's Road West, Sheung Wan, 2858 0033 Cuisine Chiu Chow Specialities Noodles, seafood Wine No Best for Value 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 property tycoon Li Ka-shing used to eat. He is said to still send people over for takeaways. DOT COD SEAFOOD RESTAURANT + OYSTER BAR Basement, 4 Prince's Building, Central, 2810 6988, www.dotcod.com Cuisine Continental Specialities Seafood Wine 57 white, 38 red Best for Business meal Average food cost Lunch HK$200, dinner HK$400 Hours Mon-Sat 7.30am-midnight; closed Sunday Reminiscent of a smart city bar in London, featuring great seafood and good oysters. FOURTH FLOOR RESTAURANT 4/F Harvey Nichols, The Landmark, Central, 3695 3389 Cuisine French Specialities Coffee, dessert Wine South American, Australian and Californian Best for Business meal Average food cost HK$500-HK$800 Hours Noon-midnight One of the best see-and-be-seen spots, especially during lunch. THE FRENCH WINDOW 3101, Podium Level 3, IFC Mall, Central, Hong Kong, 2393 3812 www.thefrenchwindow.hk Cuisine French Specialities Modern avocado shrimp, pan-seared lamb Wine More than 500 varieties Best for Romantic meal Average food cost Lunch HK$400, dinner HK$850 Hours Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm; Sun & PH 11.30am-3.30pm; dinner 6-10:30pm A nouveau Gallic dining concept experience. GAIA RISTORANTE G/F Grand Millennium Plaza, 181 Queen's Road Central, Central, 2167 8200 www.gaiagroup.com.hk Cuisine Italian Specialities Roman-style crispy pizza, home-made pasta tossed in a Sangiovese marinated rabbit stew-style ragout Wine 600+ Italian and French Best for Romantic meal Average food cost HK$200-HK$400 Hours Noon-midnight A sophisticated, contemporary Italian restaurant with indoor and alfresco dining. GOLD BY HARLAN GOLDSTEIN 2/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, 2869 9986, www.gold-dining.com Cuisine Contemporary European Specialities Truffle pappardelle, crispy oysters Wine New and Old world Best for Business meals Average food cost Lunch HK$300, dinner HK$700 Hours Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm; 6.30-10.30pm; Fri-Sat 6.30-11pm Harlan Goldstein is back with a new restaurant and menu featuring old and new favourites. GOUGH 40 G/F, 40A-42 Gough Street, Central, 2851 8498 Cuisine Continental Specialities Roast beef, chicken and lamb Wine French, Australian, Italian, Chilean Best for Impressing guests Average food cost HK$450 Hours Noon-midnight Once a hole in the wall that served tailor-made menus, this venue has expanded into a real restaurant with an ? la carte menu. Personalised service is still offered to regulars. GOURMET BURGER UNION 1/F Cheung Fai Building, 45-47 Cochrane Street, Central, 2581 0521, www.gbu.hk Cuisine Modern gourmet burgers Specialities Burgers Wine House red and white by the glass Best for Casual bite Average food cost HK$120 Hours Noon-11pm The chefs bring together the freshest produce prepared with care. All hamburgers are made from additive-free New Zealand Angus. HABIBI CAF? Shop A, 112-114 Wellington Street, Central, 2544 3886 www.habibi.com.hk Cuisine Middle Eastern Specialities Favourites from the Arabic world Wine Old and New World, including Lebanese and North African Best for Value Average food cost Lunch HK$80, dinner HK$150 Hours 11.30am-11.30pm Casual all-day cafe with quick service, attractive pricing and an open kitchen. HARD ROCK CAF? HONG KONG LG/F LKF Tower, 55 D'Aguilar Street, Central, 2111 3777, www.hardrock.com/hongkong Cuisine American Specialities Burgers, steak and ribs, cocktails Wine US, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Chile, France and Spain Best for Casual bite Average food cost HK$200 Hours Mon-Thu 11am-2am, Fri, Sat, PH eve 11am-4am Hard Rock Caf? has moved to Lan Kwai Fong. INAGIKU Level Four, Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Finance Street, Central, 2805 0600 www.rghk.com.hk Cuisine Japanese Specialities Shrimp tempura, kaiseki, teppanyaki Wine 120, plus 50 Japanese sake choices Best for Impressing guests Average food cost Lunch HK$300, dinner HK$700 Hours 11.30am-3pm, 6-11pm The second Hong Kong location of the renowned Japanese tempura specialist. INDOCHINE 1929 4/F The Plaza, 21 D'Aguilar Street, Central, 2869 7399 www.indochine.com.hk Cuisine Vietnamese Specialities Seafood, noodles Wine Wide selection from around the world Best for Business meal Average food cost Lunch HK$175, dinner HK$460 Hours Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm; Sun-Thu 6.30-11pm; Fri-Sat 6.30-11.30pm This restaurant offers a modern interpretation of traditional Vietnamese favourites. JASHAN 1/F Amber Lodge, 23 Hollywood Road, Central, 3105 5311, 3105 5300 www.jashan.com.hk Cuisine Indian Specialities Tandoori Wine Eight to 10 international choices of white and red Best for Impressing guests Average food cost HK$150 Hours 11am-3pm, 6-11pm Indian fine dining serving regional dishes from the north and south. Live entertainment helps build the exotic atmosphere. KRUG ROOM 1/F Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, 2825 4014 www.mandarinoriental.com/hongkong Cuisine International Specialities Tailor-made dishes Wine Champagne Best for Impressing guests Average food cost HK$200 Hours Noon-2.30pm, 6.30-10pm The Krug Room is where Uwe Opocensky does his chef's table, serving fine food with precious drops from the Krug champagne house. L'ATELIER DE JO?L ROBUCHON Shop 401, 4/FThe Landmark, Central, 2166 9000, www.robuchon.hk Cuisine French Specialities Degustation menu, la noix de Saint Jacques, le langoustine Wine About 1,300 labels Best for Impressing guests Average food cost HK$900 Hours Noon-2.30pm, 6.30-10.30pm A casual dining outlet of 'chef of the century' Jo?l Robuchon. LIN HEUNG TEA HOUSE 160-164 Wellington Street, Central, 2544 4556 Cuisine Traditional Guangdong Specialities Traditional Guangdong dishes Wine No Best for Casual bite Average food cost HK$100 Hours 6am-10pm Best known for its dim sum, although the restaurant serves a fair range of Cantonese dishes. An old-fashioned yum cha place that appeals to a traditionally minded clientele. MANDARIN GRILL + BAR 1/F Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central, 2825 4004 www.mandarinoriental.com/hongkong Cuisine Modern European Specialities Chef tasting menu, roast beef, lobster bisque Wine More than 3,000 bottles the world over. Best for Business meal Average food cost HK$1,000 Hours Mon-Fri 7.30am-2.30pm, 6.30-10.30pm; Sat, Sun & PH 6.30-9.30pm A favourite Hong Kong dining room that serves an extensive selection of meat and seafood. MO BAR The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, The Landmark, Central, 2132 0077, www.mandarinoriental.com/landmark Cuisine International Specialities Salmon tartare, teriyaki wagyu, afternoon tea Wine 20+ wines and Champagne by the glass, cocktails and single malts Best for Impressing guests Average food cost HK$450 Hours Sun-Wed 7am-1am; Thu-Sat 7am-late This Adam Tihany-designed two-level bar is one of Hong Kong's most fashionable hangouts. OL? SPANISH RESTAURANT & WINE BAR 1/F Shun Ho Tower, 24-30 Ice House Street, Central, 2523 8624 Cuisine Spanish Specialities Tapas, roast suckling pig Wine Spanish varieties Best for Business meal Average food cost Lunch HK$150, dinner HK$350 Hours Noon-3pm, 6.30pm-midnight Ol? imports its own wines and speciality foods including hams from Spain. A good selection of Iberian favourites at reasonable prices. PIERRE 25/F Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong Hotel, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central, 2825 4001 www.mandarinoriental.com/hongkong Cuisine French Specialities One-hour express lunch, degustation dinner menu Wine More than 3,000 bottles from around the world. Best for Impressing guests Average food cost HK$1,500 Hours Mon-Fri noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight Bold French-influenced cuisine from three-star Michelin chef Pierre Gagnaire. THE PRESS ROOM G/F 108 Hollywood Road, Central, 2525 3444 www.thepressroom.com.hk Cuisine European comfort food Specialities Steak, seafood, fine cheese Wine 90+ choices, wines by the glass Best for Business meal Average food cost HK$500-HK$600 Hours Mon-Fri noon-midnight; Sat-Sun 10am-midnight Simple food made from the finest ingredients in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. PURE BAR + RESTAURANT 2/F Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road, Central, 8199 8189 www.pure-dining.com Cuisine New York cuisine Specialities Seafood, salad, pizza, desserts Wine US, Australia and New Zealand. Best for Casual bite Average food cost HK$350 Hours Mon-Wed 11.30am-midnight; Thu 11.30am-2am; Sat 10am-2am; Sunday & PH 10am-midnight Redefines comfort food with international flavours. RANA RAJ G/F Carfield Commercial Building, 77 Wyndham Street, Central, 2114 0662 www.habibi.com.hk Cuisine Indian Specialities Masala papadom, banana chat, alloo tiki Wine Eclectic list of 'very' Old World wines from Egypt, Israel, Lebanon and India Best for Casual bite Average food cost Lunch HK$150, dinner $300 Hours 11am-late Laid-back atmosphere good for lunch, dinner or late-night drinks. SEVVA 25/F Princes Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, 2537 1388 www.sevva.hk Cuisine Chinese and international Specialities Cocktails and cakes Wine Organic wine and fine Champagnes. Best for View Average food cost Lunch HK$450, dinner HK$650 Hours Mon-Thu noon-midnight; Fri, Sat and PH eve noon-2am; closed Sun Traditional regional Asian cuisines intermixed with Western fine dining. TOKIO JOE G/F 16 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 2525 1889 www.tokiojoe.com Cuisine Japanese Specialities Sushi, seafood, noodles Wine Wine, Champagne, sake and beer Best for Business meal Average food cost Lunch HK$250, dinner HK$350 Hours Mon-Sat noon-2.30pm, Sun-Thu 6.30-11pm; Fri-Sat 6.30-11.30pm Relaxed and casual alternative to formal Japanese dining. VA BENE 17-22 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 2845 5577 www.gaiagroup.com.hk/va-bene Cuisine Italian Specialities Pizza, pasta, steak, seafood Wine Regional Italian and French and grappa Best for Romantic meal Average food cost HK$400 Hours Mon-Thu noon-2.30pm, 6.30-11.30pm; Fri, Sat and PH eve 6.30pm-midnight; Sun & PH 6.30-11pm Typical neighbourhood Italian trattoria that serves authentic cuisine. W52 RESTAURANT & BAR 52 Wyndham Street, Central, 6768 5252 www.w52.com.hk Cuisine Italian Specialities Pasta, salad, steak Wine Predominantly Italian from major wine-producing regions. Best for Romantic meal Average food cost HK$420-HK$790 Hours Noon-11pm; private parties on Sundays Signature dishes include stuffed artichoke hearts, lobster paccheri, octopus bruschetta and spaghetti with Sicilian red prawns. WATERMARK Shop L, Level P, Central Pier 7, Central, 2167 7251 www.cafedecogroup.com Cuisine Continental Specialities Dry-aged steaks from the US, France and Ireland Wine Fine wines, spirits, beers and cocktails Best for View Average food cost HK$500 Hours Lunch Mon-Sat 11.30am-2.30pm, Sun noon-3pm; dinner 6-10.30pm Offers unparalleled waterfront dining with dramatic harbour views. WOOLOOMOOLOO BAR & GRILL G/F & 1/F, Onfem Tower, 29 Wyndham Street, Central, 2894 8010 Cuisine Australian and New Zealand Specialities Steak, seafood Wine 31 red, 22 white, two dessert wines Best for Impressing guests Average food cost HK$450- HK$550 Hours Mon-Fri 11.45am-11pm; Sat-Sun 5-11pm Back-to-basics dishes cooked with fresh produce from Australia and New Zealand. A taste of home for Antipodeans who are also attracted by the well-stocked bar. YUNG KEE RESTAURANT 32-40 Wellington Street, Central, 2522 1624 www.yungkee.com.hk Cuisine Cantonese Specialities Dim sum, seafood, goose, dessert Wine 50+ Champagne, red and white, including French, German, Australian, Italian and Chilean Best for Impressing guests Average food cost Lunch HK$220-HK$250, dinner HK$300-HK$350 Hours Mon-Sun 11am-11.30pm Yung Kee is known for roast goose and its legendary thousand-year-old eggs. ZUMA Atrium, Level 5 and 6, The Landmark, Central, 3657 6388 www.zumarestaurant.com Cuisine Contemporary Japanese Specialities Sushi Wine 2,000-bottle cellar Best for Impressing guests Average food cost Lunch HK$290, dinner HK$780 Hours Mon-Sat noon-3pm, 6-11pm; closed Sunday A sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese izakaya style of informal eating and drinking.