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Food & Drink

The Most Romantic Restaurants in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has a fair few romantic restaurants up its culinary sleeve and whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, commemorating a special occasion with your dearest, or simply looking to impress a potential lover (wahey!), we’ve got you covered.
From elegant fine dining destinations to sensuous spots and intimate venues, we’ve got something for every amorous encounter (including some of Hong Kong’s best restaurants) to make sure love is well and truly in the air. Aside from dining, check out our list of alternative date ideas and the book yourselves in at the sexiest and most romantic hotels in Hong Kong. Let’s exploce The Most Romantic Restaurants in Hong Kong below.

The Most Romantic Restaurants in Hong Kong

Tate Dining Room

Upscale yet relaxing, the food at Tate is an avant garde take on Chinese cuisine with a French twist. Located in the heart of Sheung Wan, on Hollywood Road, Tate’s comfortable and intimate atmosphere appeals as much to the sophisticate as it does to the adventurous eater. The eight course pairing menu of ‘Edible Stories’ is designed by chef and owner Vicky Lau. After graduating with a degree in Graphic Communications from New York University, Lau discovered food to be a strong platform for creative expression.
What started out as a recreational excursion would later set her on a path to pursue her calling in the kitchen. Her ‘Odes’ to a pinpointed ingredient create some of the most impressive menus and dishes in Hong Kong, one of which is the lavender perfumed pigeon with Chinese cabbage roll and Sichuan pigeon jus.image 15


One of the most exciting new additions to H Queen’s is Arbor, a French fine-dining restaurant with chef Eric Räty at the helm. Serving up innovative dishes in forest themed surroundings, Arbor makes for a perfect tranquil getaway in the heart of Central. You can also wind down with a brunch every weekend as well before heading over to the art galleries downstairs.

The Most Romantic Restaurants in Hong Kong

Tosca di Angelo

A perfect choice for special occasions, Tosca is a stunning Italian restaurant inspired by one of the most famous operas in history. In a theatrical space featuring flowing fountains, chandeliers and jaw dropping cityscapes, guests can enjoy refined takes on Italian favourites, such as cavatelli with red prawns, and tortelli with burrata, lemon and anchovies. This is once of The Most Romantic Restaurants in Hong Kong.

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Dear Lilly

Ashley Sutton has been a busy man. Dear Lilly marks the Australian designer’s fifth Hong Kong project following the similarly fantastical J Boroski, Iron Fairies, Ophelia and Yojimbo in less than two years. With a swooning, floral theme, this new venture promises modern western fare and carefully crafted cocktails all served with an amazing view of Victoria Harbour from the IFC. Centred around a clear theme romance Sutton has effectively brought to life his adoration for the enchanting aspects of love. The result is a charmingly bonkers medley of bouquets, trinkets, perfume bottles, love letters and carved wood that deserves to be seen as it’s quite beautiful.
We kick off with Dear Lilly’s take on the old fashioned, its Orient Express ($120) single malt whisky, mandarin bitters, Aperol and Dubonnet. It’s a triumph, the later ingredient mellowing out the more acerbic elements, elevating this classic rather than miring it in citrus hell. Although very much as a cocktail bar, a large onus is put on the food at Dear Lilly no pork scratching here (sadly). Instead, the menu is a tidy jaunt through contemporary western eats with special focus given to the Mediterranean. We opt for a short rib burger ($188) with cheddar cheese, spicy mayo and fries. The patty is cooked to perfection succulent and tender, one of the best burgers we’ve had for a while. We round things off with an appropriately dessert-savvy drink by way of the Brothers Lumière ($120), which builds on a foundation of Cachaça with lime juice, passion fruit puree, coconut syrup shaken with cream and chocolate bitters. Much like the pseudo old fashioned we tried earlier, balance is key here. It’s achieved, again, with aplomb, the Cachaça a robust enough spirit to make this feel like an actual grown up drink.

The Most Romantic Restaurants in Hong Kong


If old school charm is what you need to woo your objet d’amour, look no further than Hugo’s. Suits of armour and ornate light fixtures provide the decoration here and evoke a mood of classic European style.
The menu is much the same, populated with the likes of roasted French challandais duck breast, Weiner schnitzel and Dover sole. Let the exceptional service take care of every little detail so you can devote yourself to your partner.

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