Explore Hong Kongi

More than just a cosmopolitan city, Hong Kong is full of hidden gems. We take you on a tour of its trendiest neighbourhoods, uncovering cool cafes, classic Hong Kong street food and quirky boutiques, as well as exploring its hip bars and nightlife. We also reveal the city's greener side, venturing out to the countryside for the best beaches, country parks and hiking trails. 


The rise in use of bicycles during the pandemic has put the spotlight on safety and facilities. While the Hong Kong government has previously made improvements, the growing popularity of cycling makes the case for a review and strengthening of arrangements.

  • Before running contemporary Chinese restaurant Wing and Michelin-starred Vea, chef Vicky Cheng flipped burgers at Dairy Queen in Canada – and got noticed by a 5-star hotel restaurant manager
  • Meanwhile, Black Sheep Restaurants’ Magistracy Dining Room sits in one of Hong Kong’s oldest, most historic buildings and a declared monument, explains Syed Asim Hussain

Looking to treat yourself or your loved ones to a massage or facial? Check out these spa treatments in Hong Kong’s most luxurious hotels … from The Mandarin Oriental to the Four Seasons

Formerly known as Yan Toh Heen, The Regent’s beloved Chinese restaurant has rebranded to its original name and still delivers premium dishes after almost 40 years


Eating out is passé, hiring a private chef is the true sign of class – as these former hobbyist chefs discovered when they took their culinary smarts into other people’s kitchens

Michelin-starred Man Ho at the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong has been a leading hotspot for Cantonese fine dining in the city … find out more about its latest wine pairing offering

Hong Kong’s first restaurant to feature a charcoal grill when it opened in the 1980s, The Steak House at Regent hotel has a history to live up to – let’s peek inside the menu

Whether you prefer The Peninsula or Mandarin Oriental, or opt for a newer name like the Kerry or Rosewood, Hong Kong has a slew of premium suites, almost all with a view of that stunning harbour

Executive pastry chef of The Royal Garden hotel’s Fine Foods Shop, 100 Top Tables award winner Ng praises the talents of his 38-strong team for turning out hundreds of quality bakes every day

The annual 100 Top Tables fine dining guide celebrates the best restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau – and this 11th edition is the biggest ever, with 135 entries across 8 categories

Winners Devender Sehgal of Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong’s 3 bars and Embla’s sommelier Yulia Ezhikova both stress the importance of the listening to the customer

The Michelin-starred Latin American restaurant in Central helmed by chef and owner Ricardo Chaneton is showing the way forwards to a more environmentally friendly F&B industry

Good enough to eat? As the city prepares for the return of Art Basel, its chefs are getting creative with dishes inspired by famous artworks, collaborating with artists and celebrities

Art Basel returns with its largest line-up of galleries since the pandemic, and brings with it a citywide roster of cultural offerings – here’s everything you need to know about the mega event

Japanese restaurants abound in Hong Kong, but experimental Kansai cuisine from Osaka holds its own in a crowded market in this happening eatery in Wan Chai

For one thing, the exclusive hang-out is going street, partnering once more with the HKwalls to bring a splash of colour – and world class artists – to Central and Sheung Wan

In less than five years the city’s art scene has been redefined by three key openings – the M+ museum and Xiqu Centre anchor the West Kowloon Cultural District, while Tai Kwun breathed life into Central

From a Coco Chanel-inspired ballet to HKIFF’s Godard retrospective and a Leslie Cheung tribute at the brand new HKT x WestK Popfest music festival

Clockenflap returned with a bang this weekend – mask-free – with headliners Arctic Monkeys and indie talents like Hybs and Sasha Alex Sloan ruling the crowds

Former Yuè chef Lai Ching-shing’s seafood dishes are the main draw at Jade in Aberdeen, but the floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of the South China Sea come a close second

As auction houses prepare for an influx of wealthy collectors arriving in Hong Kong, the city’s champagne-soaked arts scene is back in force as VIP soirées abound – and our socialites couldn’t be happier

Hong Kong’s fallen meat and burger masters opened a new surf and turf destination … to underwhelming results, as we’d take the truffle fries over the Wagyu

From bedroom R&B star Cehryl to rapper Luna Is A Bep and post-punk upstarts N.Y.P.D., the presence of all these acts on one bill is proof Hong Kong’s indie scene has come of age


Extending the Alchemist group’s niche of pairing socially relevant events with food and drinks is its latest concept at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Towngas’ ESG-themed eatery serves up ‘contemporary Western kaiseki’ that’s both sustainable and delicious in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong – think scallops, sea bass and kale salad

Private dining room Jing – next to Auntie Ayi in Pacific Place, Hong Kong – takes ‘dinner and a show’ to a new level with its eight-course menu and immersive experience exploring the Tang dynasty

Long-time food blogger Gary Suen reveals where to get the city’s best Chiu Chow fish balls and egg waffles, and the restaurant he thinks offers Hong Kong’s finest dishes.