We take you through some of our favorite places to eat and drink in Central Hong Kong.
Best described as an art gallery meets modern Chinese dining, Duddell's has a little bit of everything from the outdoor garden terrace to the upper level cocktail bar to the beautifully decked out dining space. Their menu evolves seasonally to accommodate the freshest in-season ingredients, but we recommend treating yourself to a portion of the Barbequed Iberico pork, which is always available.
This one-of-a-kind restaurant/bar located in Central boasts two beautifully decorated floors and an outdoor balcony area. Zuma is a spacious oasis in the middle of Central that serves quality Izakaya in a sophisticated yet casual environment. We recommend trying their famous all-you-can-eat (and drink) brunch service with a large group of friends to get the most out of the Zuma experience.
The late Joel Robuchon, aptly named "Chef of the Century", pushed the boundaries of modern French cuisine. In Hong Kong, we are lucky to be host to one of his Michelin 3-star restaurants. The menu here is updated seasonally, but be assured that the chefs will be delivering first class dishes year-round.
Widely celebrated in town as one of the top Italian restaurants, Otto e Mezzo has consistently been listed in the top 50 restaurants in Asia, and for good reason. Besides their range of delicious classic Italian dishes, Chef Bombana, also known as the king of white truffle, brings in the best of the best every truffle season for his signature dishes. We recommend their tasting menu or visiting during peak truffle season for a truly unique experience.
After Hours Drinks
You can often spot The Armoury team here on a Friday or Saturday night after long trunk show day. The best time to visit Foxglove is usually around 10pm when the live music starts. Be sure to make reservations though as they tend to fill up quickly. The vibe is a western speakeasy, so a lot of people don't realize that Foxglove also serves contemporary Chinese cuisine as well as great dim sum!
Dr. Fern's is a gin specialist near The Armoury Landmark. If you love gin, this is the bar to visit. They boast over 200 gins sourced from around the world, but if you can't decide what to order the doctor's recommendation of the day never disappoints.
The Quinary is most well known for their innovative cocktails, with pages of original creations to choose from. It's the place to be on a Saturday night when you want to unwind and hang out with friends over drinks. We recommend trying their signature Earl Grey Caviar Martini or the Quinary Sour for something uniquely Quinary.
For a bit of local flavor, we go to Mak's Noodles for wonton noodles. They use fresh shrimp in their dumplings and the soup is so good that we usually end up drinking the last bit straight out of the bowl. Don't forget about their beef brisket, which is very underrated. A typical Armoury meal here consists of a bowl of Wonton noodles and plates of veggies beef brisket for the table to share.
A favorite of ours and many of our visiting artisans, La Vache consistently provides quality steak frites in a fun and intimate setting. Being a French-style steak house there is only one thing served on the menu - steak and unlimited fries. Be sure to ask their friendly staff for fry refills.
A special thanks to all of the restaurants and bars that have hosted us over the years.
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