Enjoy a bite to eat plus the best views of Hong Kong.
Above & Beyond
Hotel ICON’s signature Cantonese restaurant offers a fresh angle of Victoria Harbour from its perch on the 28th floor. Nearly every seat in the luxurious restaurant faces the panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, showcasing the skyline by day and the light show by night. It’s an all day affair here, starting with sophisticated dim sum followed by afternoon tea, dinner and finishing with drinks at the adjacent bar. No matter what time of day you visit, expect creative dishes, a premium tea menu and an exciting mix of wines and liquors, including Chinese varieties such as Grace Vineyards.
This month, the restaurant welcomes chef Andrew Wong who will present a three-day pop up of his London restaurant A.Wong. Wong’s specially crafted tasting style menu is available from March 30 – April 1 and includes a Forbidden City Champagne cocktail on arrival.
The main menu is served in five categories (egg, sea, pork, beef and chicken), with each dish inspired by a specific region of China. Highlights include Andrew’s 63 degree tea egg, bao chicken with hot pot aroma and smoked chicken and sweet corn soup, foie gras cappuccino.
Available March 30 – April 1 (dinner only), $688 per person (an extra $288 each for the wine pairing)
28/F, Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3400 1318, www.hotel-icon.com
From the same group behind TRi and Bibo, The Ocean is an epic adventure from start to finish. The designers thought of everything, from the curvaceous wave-like interiors, captivating tropical fish, coral reef-inspired dining nooks and carefully plated dishes. The seafood-heavy menu changes regularly and focuses on Japanese techniques. The sushi bar “UMI” has now moved to Hollywood Road but there are rumours of something new taking its place… If you visit during the daytime, the floor-to-ceiling windows showcase views will blow you away – it’s ocean and islands for as far as the eye can see.
Shop 303-304, 3/F, the pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, 2889 5939, www.theocean.hk
Located on the 21st floor of The One in TST, Wooloomooloo Prime sprawls across 10,000 square feet, with a lounge, private and public dining areas and an open kitchen. The restaurant is well-known for its premium Australian Black Angus beef (grain fed for 150 days) but there are plenty more steaks to choose from, plus more delicate dishes like seafood and steak tartare. As for the atmosphere, think dark wood, deep red leather chairs, dim lighting and a 270-degree view of Victoria Harbour and the bright lights of the city. On weekends, Wooloomooloo Prime offers a four-course cow and crustacean brunch priced at $398 per person. Little ones don’t miss out either: the weekend brunch kids’ menu ($98 per child) includes a main, dessert and a juice or soft drink.
Level 21 The ONE, 100 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2870 0087, www.wooloo-mooloo.com/hk
Located on the top level of One Peking, aqua has panoramic views of Hong Kong Island. The restaurant combines Japanese and Italian flavours to conjure up dishes like grilled umami Hokkaido scallop, roasted turkey breast and grilled Japanese sea bass. The brunch menu is designed to be shareable: it starts with an unlimited medley of Italian appetisers, including parma ham, Mazzancolle Sicilian red prawns and sushi and sashimi platters, followed by a primi course of handmade Italian pasta, main course and finishes with the restaurant’s signature dessert platter. ($498 brunch only, $598 with free-flow Veuve Clicquot, sake and cocktails).
29-30/F, One Peking, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3427 2288, aqua.com.hk
Stretching across 8,000 square feet, with a spacious outdoor terrace in Causeway Bay, Seafood Room gives diners stunning views of Victoria Harbour. As its name suggests, the restaurant’s menu is heavily focused on seafood and Asian, Mediterranean and South American-inspired. The menu is divided into 12 sections including carpaccio, sashimi, tartare, ceviche, seafood platters and more, totalling over 50 dishes. Seafood Room pays homage to Hong Kong by bringing in Cantonese-style dishes like clams in black bean sauce and scallops with glass noodles. There are also two meat options available: chicken and Australian wagyu rib eye.
26/F, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, 3708 9668, www.seafoodroom.hk
DRINKS & NIBBLES
City skyline views and stylish interiors make SEVVA a highly sought after venue for a tipple or two. The penthouse space in the heart of Central is separated into five sections: Harbourside and Bankside Dining Rooms, Terrace, Taste Bar and a cake corner housing Ms. B’s sweets, giving guests different choices depending on their mood and the occasion. Alongside a small plates menu and a full dining menu, you’ll find SEVVA’s cocktail list – created by mixologist Joseph Boroski, signature drinks include Honeydew Royale, Straight to the Head, Pink Sangria and a chocolate martini.
25/F, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, 2537 1388, www.sevva.hk
Drink in the view with InterContinental Lobby Lounge’s new range of Hong Kong-themed cocktails. Inspired by the city’s unique history and culture, the quirky cocktails capture the essence of our home city by featuring a number of local ingredients and flavours. Indulge in Hong Kongers love for afternoon tea with the ‘Tea Time’ cocktail – a butter rum, pineapple, local honey and pineapple bun-fused concoction – or visit the dark side with the ‘New Territories’ – a gin and tonic with citrus, cucumber and bitter melon.
The #852TAILS of Hong Kong start from $165 and a range of non-alcoholic cocktails from $125.
InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Popular for after-work drinks, Hooray is best known for its massive 180-seat terrace that overlooks Victoria Harbour. The comprehensive drinks list features wines available by the glass and the bottle, a variety of sakes, beers, liquors and cocktails.If you’re feeling hungry, there’s a charcoal grill menu with vegetarian, seafood and meat dishes. You can also tuck into Japanese and Italian fare. Enjoy free snacks during Happy Hour, daily from 3-8pm.
P502, World Trade Centre, 280 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, 2895 0885, www.jcgroup.hk/restaurants/hooray
It’s all about the craic at the Southside’s favourite Irish bar. Guinness on tap, an outdoor terrace and a warm atmosphere have cemented Delaney’s as your go-to watering hole: the pub has been voted Best Place to Grab a Drink in the Southside Readers’ Choice Awards for the past two years.
The menu features exclusive Irish products, sharing plates and craft beers. There is also a dedicated kids menu plus a play area on the terrace to keep little ones entertained. With the warmer months just around the corner, Delaney’s is also looking forward to bringing back live music on the terrace on the last Saturday of every month. And you can enjoy Happy Hour daily from 4-8pm: perfect for sundowners on the terrace. We’ll drink to that.
The Arcade, Cyberport, Pok Fu Lam, www.delaneys.com.hk, 2677 1126.