We fell in love when we reviewed Simon Rogan’s first foray into the Hong Kong dining scene back at the beginning of 2019. Aulis offers an introspective and understated dining experience where ideas are hatched, plated and served to no more than 12 guests at a time in a lab-like aesthetic. More than just diners, guests in essence take on the role of an epicurean jury here, because whatever dishes prove successful make it past a large sliding door and onto the menu of Aulis’ more conventional sister restaurant, Roganic. A mixture of flavours, textures, pleasure and discerningness, this provided us with one our favourite foody adventures of 2019.
Our food and drinks writers have the incredibly unenviable job – wink, wink – of eating their way around Hong Kong's exciting and ever-changing restaurant scene to review the new eateries that pop up seemingly every other week in our great city. Naturally, over the course of this past year, some of the many places we've reviewed have stood out and gained a place in our hearts. We therefore present this list of the restaurants we've enjoyed reviewing most in 2019. For those of you staying in Hong Kong this winter holiday, why not try one – or all – of these spots and feel the same foodie joy that we did!