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Seven romantic date ideas in Hong Kong

Time Out picks out the most romantic spots to wine and dine your loved one this February 14


With Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s time to plan our the perfect romantic night out. If you’re looking to change it up from the usual Valentine’s Day dinner affair, here are some great romantic spots to treat your partner for the special holiday. 

Want to stay in? Why not enjoy a sexy movie at home or get frisky around the city?

Hong Kong’s romantic dates spots


Back Bar

Wan Chai

Literally the back bar to Wan Chai’s Ham & Sherry, this spot makes for a great casual-yet-intimate date spot. Ambient lighting, fun cocktails and tasty bar bites from Ham & Sherry’s kitchen make this an ace place to hunker down for the night and gaze into each other’s eyes.


Le Blanc

Wan Chai

Want to keep things intimate or simply don’t like dining with others? Whichever it is, this discreet French restaurant has you covered. Le Blanc has private compartments for couples and you can even save a few bucks as it’s BYOB and the generous set menu is a reasonable $688 a head. The cute and kitschy décor is a treasure trove of fairy lights, wreaths, figurines, lanterns and other trinkets which all add to the romantic charm.

Restaurants, French

One Thirty One

Ma On Shan

This Mediterranean-style house a little off the beaten track in Sai Kung has a gorgeous grassy lawn overlooking the sea-making it the ultimate romantic rendezvous. The French fare on offer here is top notch and uses herbs fresh from the restaurant’s own garden. Book way in advance, though, for this one.

Restaurants, Chinese

Shun Kee Typhoon Shelter

Causeway Bay

Swoon on a sampan and dine on Cantonese-style seafood with this unique dining experience. Sure, the boat itself isn’t anything fancy and the service leaves a little to be desired, but there’s definitely something wonderful about dining out on the water and cracking a Typhoon Shelter crab claw with your loved one.

Photo: Callaghan Walsh
Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Upstairs at Belon


Another restaurant extension is Upstairs at Belon, which perches above – you guessed it – Soho restaurant Belon. With a warm ski lodge feel and tender cosiness, it’s a spot with comfy seating, well-balanced cocktails and a cracking selection of snacks from the kitchen below.

Bars and pubs

Vibes, The Mira

Tsim Sha Tsui

A tropical escape in the heart of perennially rammed TST, Vibes is The Mira’s brilliant courtyard terrace bar. There are private cabanas, open fires, water features and lush greenery amping up the ambience. For an intimate accompaniment, there’s the Sexy Colada for two – served with two straws in a fresh pineapple – or shisha, perfect for sharing.

Keep the night going