Quarry Bay and Tai Koo's best restaurants, bars and cafés
Beijing City's selection of fresh, handmade dumplings can be ordered fried or served swimming in a rich broth. The spicy noodle soups, pancakes and pork served on rice, are among the other tasty options on offer. It's an easy, wham bam thank you ma'am Chinese option.
Camper's is, unsurprisingly, a Camping-themed Japanese restaurant. There's camping paraphernalia scattered around and wood panels give the interior a distinctly cabin-like feel to the decor. Home-style Japanese dishes are the name of the game here, try the stir fried pork with ginger sauce, or the rice topped with beef and egg, or alternatively, slurp on a bowl of ramen.
Celebrated Italian chef Umberto Bombana is the man behind this dining concept. Bombana is also the man who helms the only three Michelin-starred Italian restaurants outside of Italy - 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo. CIAK - All Day Italian is a more casual affair, serving hearty and traditional Italian grub. Tuck into fine meats, traditional pork sausages, fresh pastas and pizzas and delectable homemade cakes or pastries for something sweet.
Super fresh oysters and massive prawns make this a place a real catch. A good wine list, pasta cooked al dente and the laid back, but chic interiors, ensure a very pleasant evening. It's a pleasure to sit in The Codfather's outdoor area and eat cold seafood over drinks at sunset.
This top-drawer restaurant features French-style glass doors, which open up on to the pavement, giving Eiffel Bistro an authentically Parisian vibe. The menu here features hearty, traditional treats like foie gras with apricot chutney, steak frites and dainty French desserts like lemon tart. If you don't fancy a whole meal, it's a great place for a glass of wine or two, with a cheese and charcuterie board to nibble on.
Run by Ambrose Peter Law after he learned the craft of coffee roasting in Melbourne - renowned for making some the best coffee in the world - Espresso Alchemy specialises in sourcing and roasting superior arabica coffee beans from select origins. The coffeehouse is the only wholesale coffee roaster in Hong Kong to have a licensed coffee grader and a barista championship judge, ensuring unparalleled roasting quality, coffee training and bar management. Impressed? Wait till you try the cold brew or any of the barista’s choice.
This relaxed, family-friendly Belgian beerhall is pretty authentic, with benches that encourage conviviality and the alluring aroma of ale seemingly ingrained into the very walls. Frites serves an awesome array of Belgian brews that includes light, dark, extra-strong and fruity brews, among others. Food-wise, Frites is known for it's, well, frites, and mussels of course.
Inspired by the hawker centres of Southeast Asia, Hawkr serves fresh and healthy, grab-and-go street food style dishes with the best ingredients and freshest flavours. Tuck into curries, soup noodle pots, Vietnamese and Thai baguettes and wraps, healthy breakfasts, juices, house-blend coffees and much more.
Occupying three storeys of Taikoo Place Apartments, the casual bottom floor belongs to Mrs Fox and up above is Mr Fox - more of a sit-down affair - showcasing dry-aged Australian Angus beef from the renowned Rangers Valley. The top floor of the establishment is a private dining area that seats 24 people called the The Den. Mrs Fox serves up charcuterie, soups, salads and burgers at wallet-friendly prices.
Best known for their single origin coffee in the form of espressos and hand-drip drinks, Nutsy brings Hongkongers some intense and sublime coffees. They regularly do seasonal, sweet and savoury items - hot cross buns during Easter - andis one of the few places that serves vegemite on toast. Show some love by leaving messages and drawings on the giant chalkboard.
Want to get off the island? Eat your way around Sham Shui Po
It may have a rep as a solid working class neighbourhood but Sham Shui Po is home to some mean cheap eats, some of the best shopping streets in all Hong Kong and mouthwatering street food. In case you get hungry checking all that out, here’s our list of the best restaurants in Sham Shui Po.