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The most Instagrammable restaurants in Hong Kong

These restaurants are ridiculously good looking

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Fontaine Cheng
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Hong Kong is home to a myriad of restaurants. Some good, some not so good, and some that you just can’t take your eyes off of. And since you need to eat anyway, why not pick a dining destination that your Instagram will be pleased with too. From retro-style eateries to pastel pink canteens, lakeside bistros and more, keep scrolling for the best restaurants to ‘gram in our attractive city.

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  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Tai Po
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Set in Tai Po's Lakehouse at the edge of Tai Po Kau, right next to Lake Egret, Le Vow offers modern Cantonese cuisine in a seriously stunning European style restaurant space. It's an Instagrammer's lakeside fantasy. The menu features traditional Cantonese dishes as well as dim sum, desserts and drinks to enjoy as you relax in this bright and peaceful restaurant. It's no wonder that it's become the dream wedding venue for many in Hong Kong.

  • Restaurants
  • Tai Po

Right next door to Le Vow is Billow, a restaurant that offers international cuisine and a contemporary menu filled with fusion dishes that use the freshest produce and seasonal ingredients from land and sea. It's a gorgeous venue too. All white exterior, marble and natural wood tabletops, huge arching wooden window frames, and a pet-friendly garden lounge too.

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  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Sai Ying Pun

This Italian eatery, with its warm pink tones, Instagram-friendly interior, and French windows, offers three floors of dining space in the heart of Sai Ying Pun. We also love their Cicchetti-inspired menu, along with cocktails and mocktails that you can enjoy inside or in the semi alfresco open windows setting.

  • Restaurants
  • Yau Ma Tei

This hybrid cha chaan teng-bing sutt just exudes nostalgia. In fact, it still looks the same as it did when it opened in 1950 with coloured windows, mosaic tiles, and ceiling fans. So, if you're going for those retro-style posts on your Instagram, this is the place to be. Grab a seat in one of the booths by the window and snap the iconic shot of Mido Cafe's neon sign.

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  • Restaurants
  • Vegetarian
  • Wong Tai Sin
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Located in a Chinese classical garden as part of the Chi Lin Nunnery, the Buddhist restaurant Chi Lin Vegetarian (Long Men Lou in Cantonese) serves some fantastic vegetarian dishes including dim sum at lunch, pine seed, ginger and mushroom fried rice, and veggie dumpling noodles and more. The restaurant is nestled under the Silver Strand Waterfall and is definitely a zen pitstop as you snap pics for the 'gram in the restaurant and the rest of the garden.

  • Restaurants
  • Central
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The interior of The Aubrey is inspired by British Art Nouveau illustrator Aubrey Beardsley, hence its name, and Japanism, a 19th-century movement of Japanese aesthetics in Western art. Walk through the dark wood-panelled corridor lined with ukiyo-e prints and you'll be greeted with a mix of design elements that would not go amiss in a Georgian manor house. Think Tiffany lamps, plush furnishings and a rich colour palette of rust and sage mingling with warm tones of burgundy and mustard yellow, offering photo opportunities in every corner.

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  • Restaurants
  • Causeway Bay

For retro snaps, head back to 80s Hong Kong at Cafe Match Box and take a seat in one of the minibus booths or the nostalgic Formica tables while you dine on favourites such as freshly baked egg tarts, French toast, baked rice, sizzling steaks and more. There's also outdoor seating, so you can bring your pups and pets with you, as well as a ping pong table and small tricycles for the little ones to entertain themselves with.

  • Restaurants
  • Sri Lankan
  • Central

The blushing pink storefront – dressed as a grocery shop – of Hotal Colombo, is one of Hong Kong's most popular venues for Instagram shots. The Wes Anderson aesthetic continues inside the restaurant, where similar pale pink vibes can be found. And, after you've snapped enough pics, you can enjoy some equally photogenic hoppers, kari and kothu in the casual Sri Lankan canteen.

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  • Restaurants
  • French
  • Sheung Wan
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Louise, designed by Hong Kong's star architect Andre Fu, echoes an old colonial home with a lounge, dining room, and alfresco space. The lounge is vibrant with jungle green accents and botanical wallpaper mixed with antique lighting, rattan furniture and velvet drapes. Meanwhile, the bright dining room mixes pale yellow with floral furnishings and art from the 50s and 60s. So, whether you're dining or sipping on a cocktail, you'll be able to find your Instagram spot easily.

  • Restaurants
  • Chinese
  • Central
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Thanks to a recent makeover, Man Wah's interior enjoys elegant dark azure tones, accented with brass elements and Chinese embroidered art panels on the wall, adding a sense of refined elegance to the whole space. Take selfies and snaps as you sample the classic Cantonese classics that have also been revamped in a refined and understated manner.

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