Hong Kong’s romantic dates spots
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nothing screams romance more than dining barefoot on the beach. Helmed by celebrity chef Margaret Xu Yuan, Yin Yang Coastal in Tsuen Wan serves fresh, local and organic produce, including locally caught seafood, all cooked Cantonese-style. Yuan also uses organic produce from her own farm, so you can dine eco-consciously as well as romantically.