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. BOUCHON BISTRO FRANCAIS 49 Elgin Street, SoHo, Central 2525 9300 www.diningconcepts.com.hk Cuisine French Specialities Escargots, charcuterie, braised beef cheeks Bourguignon and duck confit Wine Selection from France Best for Casual bite Average food cost HK$400 without drinks Hours Mon-Fri noon-3pm, 6-11pm; Sat, Sun, PH brunch 11am-4pm, 6-11pm A small restaurant in traditional Parisian style reflecting the ambience of a typical French bistro. CAFE DECO Levels 1 & 2, Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road, The Peak, 2849 5111, www.cafedecogroup.com Cuisine International Specialities Sushi, pizza, pasta, curry, seafood Wine New and Old World vintages, cocktails Best for View Average food cost Lunch HK$160, dinner HK$300+ Hours Mon-Thur 11.30am-midnight; Fri-Sat & PH 11.30am-1am; Sun 9.30am-midnight Imaginative East-meets-West cuisine coupled with unrivalled views from The Peak. CARAMBA MEXICAN CANTINA 26-30 Elgin Street, SoHo, 2530 9963 www.caramba.com.hk Cuisine Mexican Specialities Tacos, nachos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, fajitas Wine Six house choices Best for Casual bite Average food cost HK$150-HK$200 Hours Mon-Sat noon-midnight; Sun 11am-11pm Informal Mexican restaurant and bar with the accent on fun and real fruit margaritas. COAST BISTRO & BAR 1/F, Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road, SoHo, 2544 5888 www.coast.com.hk Cuisine Contemporary Australian cuisine Specialities Steak, seafood Wine Boasts a wine cellar stocking more than 1,000 bottles of international wines Best for Business meal Average food cost HK$250-HK$350 Hours 8am-3am Coast's daily highlights include market-fresh fish, prime steaks and signature cocktails. COMIDA GRILL G/F, 22 Staunton Street, SoHo 2530 3118 www.comida.com.hk Cuisine Continental Specialities Iberico ham, prawns, steak Wine Italy, France, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina Best for Impressing guests Average food cost HK$350 Hours Noon-2.30pm, 6-11pm A haven for steak lovers, the menu features prime beef steaks including a variety of tapas, starters, main courses and home-made desserts. EAT RIGHT 23 Staunton Street, SoHo 2868 4832 www.eatright.com.hk Cuisine Healthy food, vegetarian-friendly Specialities Pasta, noodles, salad, dips, dessert, coffee Wine Red and white, New Zealand and Australia Best for Casual bite Average food cost HK$80 Hours Mon-Fri 7am-10.30pm; Sat-Sun 9am-10.30pm Serving healthy food using quality organic ingredients. THE FLYING PAN G/F, 9 Old Bailey Street, SoHo 2140 6333 www.the-flying-pan.com Cuisine Western Specialities Wide array of breakfast choices Wine No Best for Casual bite Average food cost HK$80 Hours 24 hours The city's only 24-hour breakfast spot, Flying Pan has a bubble-gum diner ambience that seems to go down well with partygoers and the brunch crowd that packs this place on Sundays. JAR 2/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, SoHo 2543 8000 www.justarestaurant.com Cuisine Western Specialities Steak, flatbreads, charcuterie and artisanal cheese, vegetarian dishes Wine More than 60 reds, whites and sparkling wines from HK$320 Best for Casual bite Average food cost HK$450 Hours Mon-Sat noon-midnight; Sun 10.30am-midnight Unpretentious restaurant serving comfort food. KYO HACHI Level2, The Peak Tower, The Peak 29072888 www.rcgastronomic.com Cuisine Japanese Specialities Sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki Wine New and Old World, Champagne, sake Best for View Average food cost Lunch HK$150, dinner HK$300 Hours 11.30am-11pm This restaurant with a view offers traditional Japanese dishes together with the breathtaking panoramas of Hong Kong. MAKUMBA B/F, Garley Building, 48 Peel Street, SoHo 25220544 Cuisine African Specialities Fufu, attieke, futu Wine South African, French, Australian and Italian Best for Casual bite Average food cost HK$200 Hours Mon-Fri noon-2.30pm, 6pm-midnight A little bit of Africa in the middle of Central, Makumba serves great cocktails alongside home-cooked food that tastes the best eaten with your hands. MCSORLEY'S ALE HOUSE 55 Elgin Street, SoHo, 25222646 www.mcsorleys.com.hk Cuisine Irish Specialities Burgers, pies Wine Five, plus the famous ales Best for Casual bite Average food cost HK$150-HK$300 Hours 11am-2am A comfortable and unpretentious place to enjoy good food and drinks, meet friends and watch your favourite sports events on the many screens. OLIVE 32 Elgin Street, SoHo, 2521 1608, www.diningconcepts.com.hk Cuisine Greek, Middle Eastern Specialities Crispy rabbit and Greek sausage hotpot, Moroccan spiced mushroom stack Wine France, California and the southern hemisphere Best for Romantic meal Average food cost HK$300 Hours Noon-3pm, 6-11pm This restaurant serves Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine with an Australian influence. P58 G/F, 58-60 Peel Street, Mid-Levels 25305613 Cuisine Nepalese and Western Specialities Momocha, lamb sekuwa, spicy chicken Wine Selection of Old and New World wines Best for Casual bite Average food cost HK$98 Hours 3pm-2am A casual atmosphere where the venue opens up to the street so you can watch the world go by while nursing a glass of wine and sampling delicious Nepalese bar snacks. PANEVINO 30-32 Robinson Road, G/F, Peace Tower, Mid-Levels, 2521 7366 www.panevino.com.hk Cuisine Italian Specialities Pasta, seafood, dessert Wine Assorted Italian Best for Romantic meal Average food cost HK$350-HK$400 Hours Noon-11pm The focus is on authentic home-style cooking served in a warm, friendly and decidedly Italian environment. Many ingredients used are imported directly from Italy. THE PEAK LOOKOUT 121 Peak Road, The Peak, 2849 1000, www.peaklookout.com.hk Cuisine International Specialities Sushi, pasta, steak, seafood, tandoori items, dessert Wine Extensive list of New and Old World Best for View Average food cost HK$300 Hours Mon-Thu 10.30am-11.30pm; Fri 10.30am-1am; Sat 8.30am-1am; Sun 8.30am-11.30pm Asian and Western food in a heritage building. THE PHOENIX G/F, 29 Shelley Street, Mid-Levels, 25462110 www.hkdining.com/phoenix Cuisine Western Specialities Pasta, salad, fish and chips Wine 25 international choices Best for Casual bite Average food cost HK$300 Hours Mon-Thu 6-11pm; Fri noon-11pm; Sat, Sun & PH 9am-11pm A British-style gastronomy pub serving quality Western food. Diners can bring their own wine for a modest corkage charge. PHO YUMMEE Shop 19-21, Level 1, The Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road, The Peak, 28492121 www.cafedecogroup.com Cuisine Vietnamese Specialities Pho, rice paper rolls, homemade gelato Wine From Italy, New Zealand and Australia, Vietnamese beers Best for Casual bite Average food cost HK$150 Hours Daily 11.30am-10pm Casual contemporary eatery offering a quick bite to eat with fantastic views on The Peak. PORTOBELLO 11 Staunton Street, SoHo 2523 8999 Cuisine Tea shop Specialities Pastries, scones, tarts, finger sandwiches and English tea blends Wine Red and white Best for Casual bite Average food cost HK$70 Hours 8.30am-2am Most people go to SoHo for lunch or dinner, but if it's afternoon tea you're after, this is the place to visit. SCIROCCO MEDITERRANEAN 1/F, 10-12 Staunton Street, SoHo 29736605 www.stauntonsgroup.com Cuisine Mediterranean Specialities Spanish tapas, Italian antipasti and mezze from Greece, Turkey, Lebanon and Egypt; tagine and hotpots from Morocco and Algeria Wine 15 white, 15 red Best for Business meal Average food cost HK$250 Hours Noon-3pm, 5pm-2am Dishes from all the major cuisines of the Mediterranean, plus Portugal. Monthly promotions focus on individual countries. STAUNTON'S WINE BAR AND CAF? 10-12 Staunton Street, SoHo, 29736611 www.stauntonsgroup.com Cuisine Western Specialities Bistro favourites, burgers, pasta, pizza, sandwiches Wine Assorted red and white, 28 by the glass, best for value Average food cost HK$110 Hours Mon-Fri 10am-2am; Sat-Sun 8am-2am One of the busiest SoHo people-watching spots. This European-style bistro serves good Mediterranean food. TAKU 35.Elgin Street, SoHo, Central, 2545 9966, www.taku.com.hk Cuisine Japanese Specialities Homemade tofu Wine Sake Best for Impressing guests Average food cost HK$300 Hours Noon-3pm, 6-11pm Taku means 'home' in Japanese and the design is reminiscent of a traditional Japanese shophouse. The freshest sashimi and sushi with seafood imported from Japan. VIVO 41-43 Elgin Street, SoHo, 3106 2526, www.aqua.com.hk Cuisine European Specialities Beef carpaccio, crab cakes Wine International choice of whites and reds and cocktails Best for Casual bite Average food cost Lunch HK$190, dinner HK$475 Hours Noon-midnight Contemporary European cuisine in a chic, informal yet intimate venue. YORKSHIRE PUDDING 6 Staunton Street, SoHo, Central, 2536 9968, www.stauntonsgroup.com Cuisine Best of British Specialities Yorkshire pudding filled with Cumberland sausages, Irish beef stew, Chicken Bonnie Prince Charlie Wine A good selection of New and Old World Best for Casual bite Average food cost HK$250 Hours 10am-late Serving the very best of Blighty's traditional dishes with a modern twist.