[Sponsored article] H Queen’s Arbor Helmed by Finnish chef de cuisine Eric Räty, this two-star Michelin restaurant features Nordic-Japanese fare that is inspired by nature. Address: 25/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central Contact: 3185 8388 Website: arbor-hk.com Écriture Perched on the top floor of H Queen’s, this two-star Michelin restaurant serves seasonal French cuisine with Japanese produce and ingredients. Address: 26/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central Contact: 2795 5996 Website: ecriture.hk ICHU This Peruvian restaurant serves a menu of vibrant small plates and flavourful sharing dishes in a relaxed, bistro-style setting. Address: 3/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central Contact: 2477 7717 Website: ichu.com.hk LPM Restaurant & Bar The Hong Kong branch of the London-based brasserie – the home of French Mediterranean and Niçoise cuisine – serves ingredient-led dishes. Address: Shop 1, 1/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central Contact: 2887 1113 Website: lpmrestaurants.com/hongkong PIQNIQ This whimsical rooftop eatery is adorned with art – including a giant polka-dot pumpkin sculpture by Yayoi Kusama – and serves international fare, wines and spirits. Address: R/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central Contact: 5200 1683 Website: piqniq.hk Vive Cake Boutique This cake shop makes an impressive range of custom creations for various occasions, in addition to macarons and other small treats. Address: Shop 3, 1/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central Contact: 9602 2869 Website: vive.hk H Code BAR DE LUXE This elegant Japanese cocktail bar is overseen by award-winning mixologist Hidetsugu Ueno, the founder of Tokyo’s famed Bar High Five. Address: 7/F, The Steps . H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central Contact: 3706 5716 Website: bardeluxehk.com BIRDIE As its name suggests, this Japanese yakitori restaurant prides itself on serving chicken skewers chargrilled to perfection, as well as an impressive selection of sake and shochu. Address: 9/F, The Steps . H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central Contact: 2789 2881 Website: 298hk.com/birdie Blush This Instagram-worthy bar features all-pink decor, a creative cocktail list, shisha offerings and a tempting snack menu. Address: 3/F, The Steps . H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central Contact: 3619 3845 Website: facebook.com/blushcentralhk Kagesha Lounge Perfect for an after-work drink or a cosy date night, this bar has an excellent craft cocktail list and great shisha selection. Address: 6/F, The Steps . H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central Website: instagram.com/kageshahk Mori The latest namesake Japanese restaurant by chef Mori Tomoaki – known for Daigo by Mori Tomoaki and Sushi Mori Tomoaki – crafts dishes using seasonal ingredients flown in daily from Japan. Address: 8/F, The Steps . H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central Contact: 2886 0678 Website: morihk.com NOJO RAMEN x IZAKAYA This industrial-style yet chic Japanese restaurant boasts an extensive menu featuring artisanal chicken broth ramen as well as a selection of favourite snacks and dishes. Address: Shop 5 and Open Space, G/F, The Steps . H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central Contact: 2415 1333 Website: facebook.com/nojo.hk NOJO SAKETEN This cosy 8-seat sake bar offers small bites and a wide selection of top-tier bottles curated by sake expert Elliot Faber, founder of Sake Central. Address: Shop 4, G/F, The Steps . H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central Contact: 6704 2570 Website: saketenhk.com PIIN Wine Restaurant Elevated Cantonese cuisine is expertly paired with Burgundy wines from the restaurant’s extensive selection of more than 2,000 bottles. Address: 2/F, The Steps . H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central Contact: 2832 7123 Website: piin-hk.com Tell Camellia This tea-inspired cocktail bar offers a carefully curated drink list with creations based on teas from all over the globe. Address: Shop 2, LG/F, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central Contact: 6038 4020; 9821 5501 Website: tellcamellia.com The Diplomat This moody speakeasy joint, helmed by award-winning mixologist John Nugent, has built a reputation for crowd-pleasing craft cocktails and delicious late-night bites. Address: Shop 1, LG/F, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central Contact: 3619 0302 Website: thediplomat.hk TREEHOUSE This fast-casual eatery specialises in plant-based foods, including whole-food bowls, breads, burgers and salads made with high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients. Address: Shop 1, G/F, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central Contact: 3791 2277 Website: facebook.com/treehouse.eco Yakiniku Great Soho This establishment takes Japanese barbecue to new heights, serving expertly grilled cuts of premium Wagyu beef with an omakase menu of chef’s choices. Address: 1/F, The Steps . H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central Contact: 2758 8688 Website: yakiniku-great.com 18 On Lan Arcane Australian celebrity chef Shane Osborn’s one-star Michelin restaurant offers refined, modern European cuisine in a contemporary setting. Address: 3/F, 18 On Lan, 18 On Lan Street, Central Contact: 2728 0178 Website: arcane.hk Mono South American cuisine is elevated by chef Ricardo Chaneton’s technical mastery of French cooking at this intimate eatery. Address: 5/F, 18 On Lan, 18 On Lan Street, Central Contact: 2506 8676 Website: mono.hk Ryota Kappou Modern This one-star Michelin restaurant serves modern Japanese seasonal fare expertly paired with sake in a stylish setting overlooking the city’s skyline. Address: 21/F, 18 On Lan, 18 On Lan Street, Central Contact: 2628 1899, 6768 1128 (WhatsApp) Website: ryota.hk ZEST by Konishi Chef Mitsuru Konishi’s refined, contemporary French-Japanese cuisine has earned this elegant, two-storey restaurant and lounge one Michelin star. Address: 28/F and 29/F, 18 On Lan, 18 On Lan Street, Central Contact: 2715 0878 Website: zestbykonishihk.com Learn about the 3 dining destinations in Hong Kong’s Central district with a world of diverse cuisines .