The much-awaited signature event of Hong Kong, the Wine and Dine Festival has returned with renewed vigour as about 700 participating restaurants and bars participate in the key food and beverage event of the city, for a “Taste Around Town” of succulent Hong Kong flavours. With Hong Kong having reopened to tourists, mainland Chinese as well as foreigners, this is a great time for Hong Kong Tourism Board to showcase the city’s love for food and its efforts to promote cuisine from around the world.
According to a press statement, Hong Kong’s dining and drinking scene has grown more vibrant than ever over the past few years. In addition to the city’s beloved classic eateries, an array of new restaurants, bistros and bars has emerged by the water, bringing diners amazing food alongside extraordinary views of renowned Victoria Harbour from all angles – day and night. The statement says that guests at eateries at the waterfront can watch the iconic Star Ferry glide across the harbour over lunch, soak up golden hour in the evening, or catch “A Symphony of Lights” show after sundown.
Here’s a shortlist of new waterfront restaurants and bars that will make your next trip to Hong Kong even more delicious:
Set above the iconic Avenue of Stars on the Kowloon waterfront, sultry DarkSide cocktail bar at Rosewood Hong Kong is home to a serene terrace boasting views of the epic Hong Kong Island skyline. In addition to a vast menu of dark spirits like rum, whisky and calvados, the bar serves up contemporary takes on the classics and cocktails inspired by Hong Kong flavours.
As golden hour casts a warm glow over the breath-taking Hong Kong Island skyline, there’s no better place to soak up the scenery than Hue Dining. Located in the renovated Hong Kong Museum of Art, this modern Aussie restaurant ensures every guest enjoys sweeping views of the glittering harbour thanks to a full wall of panoramic windows.
Situated in a stylish new home on the 18th floor of the H Zentre, Hutong promises floor-to-ceiling views of the world-famous harbour. The restaurant’s bird’s-eye perch is also ideal for enjoying “A Symphony of Lights”, a spectacular multimedia light show taking place at Victoria Harbour every night. While soaking up the stunning vistas, diners can look forward to northern Chinese dishes and contemporary dim sum paired with cocktails inspired by Chinese botanicals.
Thanks to its prime waterfront location in IFC mall, Chinesology offers extensive views of Victoria Harbour and the kaleidoscopic Tsim Sha Tsui skyline, including the new M+ and Hong Kong Palace Museum. When it comes to drinks, cocktails like the Bamboo Punch and Chinese Apothecary pay homage to Chinese traditional herbology.
Cruise Restaurant & Bar
Those who fancy a tropical retreat high above the bustling city can head up to the 23rd floor of Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong for the ultimate rooftop dining environment filled with exotic plants. From this lofty perch, you can see clear across the harbour to the Kowloon Peninsula and enjoy a one-of-a-kind al fresco culinary experience.
Running throughout November, the annual citywide dining event has seen the participating 700 bars and restaurants offer great promotional deals and exclusive creations that can only be experienced during the Festival, besides of course their signature dishes.