Agnès b. le pain grille Below Agnès b.’s travel gear shop on Leighton Road in Causeway Bay is Agnès b. le pain grille, a restaurant with décor resembling an elegant-yet-laid-back French bistro. Its French menu features specialties such as escargot, onion soup, mussels simmered in white wine and grilled duck magret. Le pain grille’s lunch includes a starter or soup, entrée, and coffee or tea for $185. And those who are into a relaxing afternoon tea could go for their tea set with a piece of cake and coffee for around $85. So pull up a wooden chair, order a glass of wine and take in the stylish surroundings before heading upstairs for more spending. 111 Leighton Rd., Causeway Bay, 2577-2718. Armani Bar After shopping in the massive Armani/Chater House in Central—the world’s largest retail space for Giorgio Armani designs—take a load off and grab an espresso at Armani Bar on its second floor. Specializing in contemporary Italian cuisine, it features a coffee bar, restaurant, lavish wine bar and exclusive VIP room. It serves a set lunch ($200-$300) that includes soup or starter, main course, and coffee or tea. The bar is also open for afternoon tea and snacks, dinner and late-night drinks until midnight. 2/F, Armani/Chater House, 11 Chater Rd., Central, \t\t2805-0028. The Tearoom at Crabtree & Evelyn Browse through Crabtree & Evelyn’s natural skin-care products before enjoying a British high tea. The Tearoom at Crabtree & Evelyn in Wan Chai exudes an unmistakably Old English atmosphere with antique furniture, crystal chandeliers, platters of miniature sandwiches, raisin scones and strawberry jam—and, of course, a wide assortment of teas. Tea-for-two is served daily from 11am-8pm and costs $295. Reservations recommended. Shop 126, 1/F, Sun Hung Kai Centre, Wan Chai, 2511-0868. Fourth Floor Restaurant and Bar The Fourth Floor Restaurant and Bar in Harvey Nichols is located—where else?—on the fourth floor, and overlooks Queen’s Road Central. For lunch, the space is bright and lively, with red, yellow and blue patches coloring the floor and ceiling. At night, the lights dim and the colors are muted to create a quiet, intimate setting where patrons choose from the restaurant’s mainly European menu. Specialties include crab bisque with sweet corn jelly and foie gras with morel sauce and a port wine reduction. Entrées are priced from $280-$320 and the set lunch costs around $200. 4/F, Harvey Nichols, 15 Queen’s Rd. Central, 3695-3388. Shiro Lane Crawford in Pacific Place is no longer just about premium shopping—now you can also dig into some truly fine dining with their in-store restaurant, Shiro (from Aqua founder David Yeo). In true LC style, Shiro is all class, offering hungry shoppers fresh sushi and sashimi flown in daily from Tokyo’s Tsukiji market. In addition to raw seafood, diners can choose from hot dishes such as grilled smoked salmon, snow crab salad with onsen egg, and yakitori-grilled giant scallops with spicy mentaiko roe and Kyoto white miso. The restaurant features two conveyor belts for sushi and traditional table seating. Try the dinner tasting menu, which offers seven chef-selected items and a bottle of champagne for $688 per person. Lane Crawford, Shop 126, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2118-3652. Palace Café Shop At Palace Café Shop—adjacent to the IFC Palace Cinema—moviegoers and shoppers can watch the retail world pass the by as they enjoy dishes like grilled ribeye and angel-hair pasta with crabmeat and scallops. The café’s small white tables and wooden chairs create an intimate setting and a quick browse of its travel books and eclectic CDs is a nice start to a little post-meal shopping spree. A set lunch costs $160-$178 while the five-course set dinner costs $218-250 and includes starter, soup, entrée, dessert, and coffee or tea. 1/F, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St., Central, 2167-7321.