Favored for top social gatherings, Gaddi's offers both traditional and seasonal French cuisine. Specialties include Deep-fried Langoustine and Roast Bresse Coquelet. Here, a regular dish like Sole gets dressed up with a ritzy sauce of salmon and caviar. A wide selection of French wines is also available. Located on the first level of The Peninsula, it's a fine restaurant in which to enjoy classic cuisine in classical surroundings.
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
Bistecca is the Dining Concept group's Italian steakhouse offering and it is fashioned after a typical Italian butcher's shop. Keeping in line with this central theme, Bistecca's décor features exposed brick walls, an open kitchen which displays many fine cuts of meat and an assortment of meat cleavers which are bound to make a vegetarian extremely squeamish. The menu at Bistecca features a fine selection of cuts that hail from around the world. Each piece of meat can be prepared according to your preference and is combined with popular sides like mashed potatoes, creamed spinach and more. Additionally, the menu features a variety of salads, soups, and pastas for those diners who want to eschew the hearty steaks.
Paisano's, which has its roots in New York City, has been slowly and is expanding all over Hong Kong. The chain started off as its first outlet in Sai Kung in 2009 and now has outlets all over the territory. While some outlets are strictly take-away joints, Paisano's in Wanchai offers a dine-in option, though it may be crammed with pizza lovers attempting to get a slice or two. This place also has an assortment of large pies to offer, which can be purchased whole or by the slice. The pizzeria's offerings typically include the classic Margherita and the Hawaiian along with Paisano's own custom pies like the Manhattan Special, the Godfather and the Paisano's Pizza. Aside from pizza, the restaurant also offers hearty salads, pastas, calzones and huge sub-sandwiches which can be rounded off with a slice of its sinfully rich, New York cheesecake. - Anjeeta Nayar
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
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
Some of Hong Kong's most important business deals have been conducted in this classy restaurant; you too can share in the power, as well as sample some of the best Western cuisines in the city. The clean, simple decor of the dining lounge adds to the Mandarin Grill & Bar appeal, and the simple, classic cuisine is a big part of the restaurant's charm. There is a fantastic selection of seafood dishes, featuring preparations from every corner of the globe. Other great choices include the perfectly cooked sirloin steak.
If you wish to express British cuisine at its very best, The Chinnery in the Hong Kong Mandarin Oriental should be your next culinary port-of-call. From the British-Indian hybrid, chicken tikka makhani to an impeccably executed fish and chips, the food is made with top quality ingredients, providing British ex-pats with perfect comfort food. The Chinnery is named after artist George Chinnery, and his wonderful painting accent the dining area. Completing your dining experience is the choice of rare single-malt whiskeys on hand - at last count, The Chinnery had over 120. Call for reservations.
Popular among Hong Kong residents, this lounge is a favorite for business meetings. Guests can talk business in a relaxed atmosphere while enjoying a view of the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental, . This lounge well known for its high tea which offers something to munch and sip all through the day. The breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets offer a wide choice to tickle our taste buds. For those who don't care much for buffets, there is an a la carte menu to choose from.
This is not your average dining experience - in fact, this is one of the most lavish and unique dining experiences you can ever have. The Krug Room seats a maximum of twelve and these lucky diners can watch the drama unfolding in front of them - the intricate preparation of the food, the cooking and the serving. There is no menu as the chef makes whatever takes his fancy on the evening of the event. There is a huge selection of Krug champagnes for diners to choose from; the biggest selection outside of France. Reservations are essential.
Sevva is the brainchild of Hong Kong restaurateur, Bonnie Gokson, who has converted a sprawling penthouse atop an upscale fashion mall, the Prince’s Building, into one of Hong Kong’s most highly coveted nightspots. The stunning Sevva extends over twenty-two thousand square feet and is partitioned into diverse dining spaces. The Taste Bar serves up a dazzling array of wines and cocktails along with eclectic finger foods; the Harbourside is an elegant dining room where the menu features a mix of Western and Eastern dishes; and the Bankside offers a more formal dining setting. Sevva is also equipped with an immensely popular outdoor terrace which offers stunning views of the city’s business district and harbor.