An old favorite with expatriates, especially the British, Jimmy's has been established for more than 70 years. The wider choice of Asian dishes has been attracting a more cosmopolitan crowd over recent years. Comfortable and private, the booths provide seclusion without destroying the slightly old fashioned atmosphere. Just about everything on the menu works, from the heavy European fare, such as borscht, roasts, goulash and bangers and mash, to the more esoteric Asian dishes. Meatless options mean vegetarians will not go hungry and the children's menu is extensive. An additional location is at 29 Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Tucked away in a quiet corner of Hong Kong's Alexandra house, is the Italian restaurant and bar, 8.5 Otto e Mezzo Bombana. The restaurant which is associated with famed chef, Umberto Bombana, considered to be the best Italian chefs in Asia. This place has a well demarcated lounge and dining area also offers the truly awe-inspiring creations of well-known mixologist, Giancarlo Mancino. The menu at the restaurant features many of Bombana's signature creations, like lobster and mozzarella Salad in Caviar dressing, pumpkin ravioli, crispy pear tart and many white truffle anointed dishes. This place is immensely popular with Bombana's adoring fans, so why not try 8.5 Otto e Mezzo Bombana yourself? - Anjeeta Nayar
Ebeneezer's is a Hong Kong based chain of kebab restaurants that operates eight outlets around Hong Kong. The menu at Ebneezer's displays Indian and Middle Eastern influences and features a variety of Kebabs like donar kebab, gyro kebab and chicken tikka kebab. Aside from kebabs, the menu at Ebeneezer's also features slow-cooked Indian rice dishes called biryanis, various curry dishes like chicken vindaloo, lamb masala, chicken tikka massala along with pizzas and salads. Ebeneezer's outlets, which are located on Hong Kong Island, are open around the clock or until the wee hours of the morning. Party animals are sure to relish a bite to eat after a night of heavy drinking and partying.
Chiuchow Garden serves Chiu Chow cuisine, which is a variant of Chinese cuisine that originates from the Swatow district of the eastern Guangdong province in China. Chiu Chow dishes typically feature flavorful sauces and preparations that feature duck and goose. Furthermore, this place is a big, noisy, family-style restaurant that is a part of chain which is owned by the famous Hong Kong hospitality group, Maxims. The restaurant is set up as a classic Chinese banquet and features luxe furnishings like velvet trimmings and sparkling chandeliers. Chiuchow Garden also specializes in Chinese dim sum, which is locally called yum cha. Other items they offer are cha siu bun (barbecue pork bun), har gow (shrimp dumplings), mushroom cheung fun (steamed rice parcels), oyster congee and much more. - Anjeeta Nayar
The Maxims Group of restaurants operates numerous restaurants, cafes and bakeries all over Hong Kong. However, its dim sum hall at City Hall ranks among the city's best loved and highly ranked dim sum spots. So, it is no wonder that restaurant is often flooded with eager diners during peak hours. Maxim's Dim Sum at City Hall offers the ambience of an old world Hong Kong dim sum restaurant adorned as it is with large sparkling chandeliers, closely packed tables and dim sum carts that are pushed by the erstwhile 'dim sum ladies'. These carts also offer English labels for the many small eats that they transport, so this feature is much appreciated by English-speaking diners. The menu at the restaurant changes daily, but usually features favored dim sum fare like char siu bao, cheung fun, shu mai amongst others. - Anjeeta Nayar
This Moroccan restaurant's heavy wooden door transports its patrons to North Africa. Kasbah's exotic décor features filigreed window frames, jewel-toned soft furnishings, twinkling Moroccan lamps, jeweled mirrors and hand-painted murals. The menu at Kasbah includes classic Moroccan fare like a variety of hot and cold mezzes, which include dips like hummus and zaalouk (eggplant salad), slow-cooked vegetarian and non-vegetarian tagines, couscous and Moroccan sweets. The restaurant also contains a separate bar area called Medina, which stays open until late and offers shishas (flavored tobacco smoked in water pipes) along with Moroccan music, appetizers and drinks. -Anjeeta Nayar
Maxim's Palace City Hall is a dim sum lover's delight. Its traditional decor is complemented by its authentic service where freshly prepared dishes are carted around in trolleys. Their massive dining hall, which is always bustling with people, is elegant with huge chandeliers and large windows. Savor their delicious Cantonese delights and dim sum options which have won several awards over the years.
Dot Cod Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar is an informal restaurant that is a popular after work hangout in the business heavy Central district. Dot Cod sports a casual minimalist look that features fish tanks and several Giacometti-inspired sculptures which serve as lighting accents. The menu at Dot Cod, as its name suggests, features much seafood and fish and includes various small bites along with hearty mains. Notable items on the menu include the Cajun Dusted Calamari, the Crab and Sweet Corn Soup, Crab Cannelloni and Butter Roasted Fillet of Beef. Additionally, Dot Cod also offers a variety of fresh catch dishes which can be prepared according to your individual tastes and preferences. -Anjeeta Nayar
Urban Bakery Works is a bakery located at the Landmark shopping cenetr which is known for its delicious French style croissants. Although it serves several other dishes like duck confit sandwiches, single malt whisky ice cream and fudge, it is the croissant which is the main attraction for most diners at this street-style bakery. Along with classic sweet and salty croissants, the bakery also serves a special local croissant with egg yolk custard which mixes the concept of the Hong Kong sweet buns with that of French croissants.
SimplyLife Bread and Wine can be described as an upscale sandwich shop. Extremely popular with shoppers and office goers, this always bustling, busy café also offers a large variety of wines for sale along with freshly baked bread, croissants, Danishes and muffins. The extensive menu at Simplylife Bread and Wine includes a wide array of takeaway lunch options like salads, sandwiches, and quiches. The formal dining area is partioned off from the casual cafe area and offers full hearty meals like mushroom linguini, Angus prime beef burgers, and Australian lamb chops. -Anjeeta Nayar