There’s no better way to celebrate a special occasion than over a good meal, and while there are plenty of restaurants for you to choose from in Hong Kong, not all of them are suitable for dining in big groups – luckily, you've got us. Whether it's a sophisticated restaurant with a gorgeous view or a down-to-earth dai pai dong gathering, we've rounded up some of the best places in Hong Kong that are perfect for big group dining.
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Best Hong Kong restaurants for dining in groups
Quietly tucked away along Queen's Road West, Honjo is a contemporary, upscale Japanese restaurant that's ideal for an elegant dining experience. Expect an eclectic collection of curious from around the world spread across the restaurant's four themed dining rooms and sushi counter, complete with long dining tables that can seat groups of up to 12 people. As for the food, international influences will marry with Japanese techniques for an intimate dining experience. Rest assured: there will be sushi.
As far as group dining goes, it really doesn't get more local than hotpots. Sporting interiors that are rustic, artistic, reminiscent of a contemporary fish market and look, well, really hip, The Drunken Pot is the epitome of cool. One must-try is the signature The Ultimate Drunken Pot. Featuring five different soup bases in one copper pot, there's sake, seafood and all sorts of premium ingredients to dunk your food in. There are private rooms for group bookings too, so you can celebrate with your friends away from prying eyes.
8,000sq ft Divino Patio boasts extensive seating space to accommodate hungry groups large or small. The menu, which is made up of a series of delectable pizzas, pasta dishes and other Italian-style bites, is certain to be a hit with all of the varying palates in your posse. For a group experience that is not all-that common in Hong Kong, take it outside onto the restaurant's namesake patio, which makes for a great and atmospheric space in which to dine with friends or knock a few back while enjoying pre-dinner canapes as part of the Italian Happy Hour.
Bringing together not just great food but also a great view, Hue is a spacious, modern Australian restaurant located next to the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Large groups of diners can settle down in the semi-private room to experience a culinary showcase of Aussie fare, paired with a panoramic view of the Victoria Harbour. Stunning.
Inspired by the roaring 60s of Hong Kong, Lee Lo Mei's vibrant, retro interiors see classic turquoise frames, old-school booths and porch round bar tables under a soothing colour pallet of yellow, green and beige. Featuring an array of innovative Cantonese dishes combined with nostalgic flavours, the à la carte menu heavily reflects on Hong Kong’s playful nature. If you and your friends are down for a more casual affair, the ground-floor bar opening out to Lyndhurst Terrace is also ideal for a round or three of pre/post-dinner drinks.
By day, this space caters to members of Maggie & Rose, the private family club from the UK that operates a couple of branches in Hong Kong. After 7pm each night, however, it transforms into The Leah, where 'British food done right' is the M.O. in the kitchen and a tucked-away outdoor bar offers sanctuary from the city's helter-skelter rhythm. Expect classics like beef Wellington and scotch eggs with soldiers, as well as clever riffs on the Pimm's Cup and several iterations of the Tom Collins.
Offering contemporary and innovative interpretations of Chinese and Asian cuisine, Ho Lee Fook does daring fusion food that's unorthodox but intriguing. Boasting a cavernous space featuring an open kitchen on the ground level and a basement dining-cum-bar area, the eatery's moody lighting, slate grey walls, together with grungy touches such as calligraphy and illustrations, Ho Lee Fook can guarantee a good time for you and the gang any day of the week.
This American-style sports bar has a good range of craft beers, cocktails, wines and spirits. Snacks on offer include buffalo wings and chilli cheese fries or you can opt for more substantial offerings such as pasta, sandwiches, steaks and seafood. With pool tables, darts machines, table football and sports on the TV, there's everything you and all your sports-loving friends could want, without the exercise! Spanning across a 7,000 sq ft space, there's plenty of room to let the good times roll.
Don’t come expecting first class service – the tables are crowded, the staff hurried and the music often booming – but the food keeps the crowds coming back time and time again. Tung Po is basically the rites of passage for anyone new to Hong Kong. Everyone raves about the wind sand chicken and fried durian – and they’re justified in doing so. And of course, the signature of Tung Po is their "fighter's bowl", which is essentially your everyday rice bowl, only it's meant for drinking beer out of. If you're looking for a booze-filled celebration, this is the place. Reservations highly recommended.