A romantic date is often the best way to unwind and get away from the fast-paced life we live. Hong Kong has a whole lot of places with the perfect vibe for the same, making it ideal for couples to spend some wholesome time together as they feast on delectable food in the delightful ambience of some of the nicest restaurants the city has to offer. To make it more convenient for you to navigate the otherwise endless number of options, this article lists down the top 10 most romantic restaurants in Hong Kong.
Tucked away in the very well-renowned Oriental Hotel of Hong Kong, Pierre is where stunning views of the metropolis (as it is perched high above on the 25th floor) meet the world’s finest cuisines. This two-Michelin star restaurant is the brain-child of Pierre Gagnaire, a genius gastronomist and artistic chef. The interior in itself sets the mood for love, with the floor to ceiling windows and decor that reflects subtle, modern opulence.
Highlights: Innovative French Cuisine, the top-floor setting in the evening is literally magical, its grilled Salmon is supposed to be the best in Asia. Location: 25/F, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught road central, Central Timings: 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (closed on sunday) Estimated cost for two: HKD 600 - HKD 2400
2. Dear Lilly
As the name suggests, this restaurant’s theme is inspired by the dreamy hole-in-the-wall florists in the gorgeous boulevard of Paris. From hanging flowers, love letters, romantic trinkets to the hidden bar, the designing has been just done exquisitely, making it look like it came out right out of a fairytale book! This is among those romantic restaurants on Hong Kong that set the perfect vintage romance ambience along with some great food.
Highlights: Beautiful views of the Harbour, love-based desserts like the Dear Lilly Heart made of white chocolate and raspberry. Location: Shop 4010 , Podium Level 4, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central Timings: 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM Estimated Cost for two: HKD 300 - HKD 500
3. Madame Fu
Best known for its Instagram-worthy interior and carefully-curated Cantonese Cuisine, Madame Fu is one of the top romantic restaurants in Hong Kong that offers an ambience of dim lighting, arches of colonial Barrack Block and signature features, furniture. If the food does not seem enough to start a conversation about, the endless photo ops will definitely be!
Highlights: The highly-Instagram-able interior and a taste of Modern Cantonese cuisine. Location: 3rd Floor, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, No. 10 Hollywood Road Central District Timings: 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM Estimated Cost for two: HKD 150 - HKD 700
4. The Verandah
A gracious place to dine in intimately, The Verandah is the principal restaurant of the infamous The Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong. It is a traditional colonial-style food joint which though serves traditional continental cuisine with a modern twist; they will put together anything that your taste buds desire! The windows overlook the scenic Repulse Bay, making it a very peaceful place that will transport the diners to a past era. It also houses The Bamboo Bar for post-work drinks which are perfect for unwinding after a long day of work.
Highlights: their buffet is a vast path to temptation, the decor is sophisticated and perfect for a private event. Location: 1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Timings: 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Estimated cost for two: HKD 600 - HKD 2500
This is a lovely French cuisine restaurant, with the chef cooking up delicious dishes that have amazing textures and flavours, thanks to the import of a plethora of special ingredients used for them. The decor is tastefully done, represents grandeur and just the right place to head to when in the mood for splurging and enjoying some culinary decadence.
Highlights: make sure to check out their extensive range of wines. Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Finance Street, Central Timings: 12:00 PM to 10:30 PM Estimated Cost for two: HKD 645 onwards
One of the oldest restaurants in Hong Kong, Gaddi’s, which is another culinary star of The Peninsula Hotel, has a great ambience for conversations to bud and love to bloom. This is because of the soft piano tunes playing in the background, the high-ceiling, neoclassical interior and six-foot chandeliers are bound to make you feel nothing less than European royalty. The food is unparalleled, and the staff are ever so courteous, attentive to cater to all your needs.
Highlights: A superlative range of wine, lobster bisque and Scottish lamb are the most famous dishes of here, the elite crowd here. Location: 1/F The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Timings: 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM, 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM (closed on Sunday and Monday) Estimated cost for two: HKD 700 - HKD 3000
The Island Shangri-La Hong kong’s premier restaurant, Petrus, matches the uber-luxurious and stylish tone of the gleaming city. The decor will strike you like that of a Parisian salon, with a romantic setting. One of the top fine-dine romantic restaurants in Hong Kong, Petrus will never fail to amaze and tingle your taste buds with its food, not just being served but delivered with panache. The views of Hong Kong and the Victoria Harbour from the 56th floor are simply breathtaking too, making this an unbeatable choice for a love affair kind of a meal.
Highlights: The goat cheese is a must-try, foie gras being one of its top dishes. Location: Level 56, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central Timings: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 6:30 to 10:00 PM Estimated cost for two: HKD 550-2600
Hong Kong’s first revolving restaurant, Junon is where you’d take your beloved for the European grandeur experience. The decor itself exudes romance with red velvet drapes, stunning glass chandeliers and more.
Highlights: The extravagant and romantic decor which includes a glass ceiling with an image of the Roman Goddess Juno plus the fact that it is a revolving restaurant which amps up its class and unique experience altogether, paired with live music is a big highlight. Location: 2/F Wu Chung House, Queen’s Road E, Wan Chai Timings: 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM Estimated cost for two: HKD 400 - HKD 1000
If unique and off-beat food is you/your lover’s thing, then Hutong comes as a solid recommendation for that. This is one of the glamorous, romantic restaurants in Hong Kong that oozes sexiness with its clever play of faux rustic decor against modern Hong Kong look in the backdrop, sensual lighting, lunar arches with lanterns, elmwood floors and gorgeous views of the Harbour.
Highlights: Traditional Northern Chinese food with a modern bent Location: 28/F1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui Timings: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM Estimated cost for two: HKD 700 - HKD 1500
10. The French Window
The name could not have been apter. This brasserie is Miramar Group’s fabulous fine-dining playground. The giant glass windows have magnificent views of the Harbour, which when paired with swoon-worthy French food sets in motion the best date environment ever. For all hopelessly romantic people out there, this Parisian-vibed restaurant will be the heart’s ultimate desire.
Highlights: Perfectly prepared dishes, complete modern Parisian themed place. Location: International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central Timings: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM Estimated cost for two: HKD 400 - HKD 800
We hope this list made it clear that “love is in the air” is not just a phrase apt for European cities, Hong Kong too, is a city full of places where a vibrant love affair comes to life! We also hope that you found the next restaurant to head to with your partner, or are rather spoilt for choice!