Hong Kong has one of the greatest skylines in the world, and for a traveller looking for dinner with a view, these five restaurants are the best of the best. What better way to appreciate the city’s beauty that with delicious food, great company, and the nighttime cityscape as your backdrop. From casual to fine-dining, each of these restaurants serves up skyline views you’ll want to linger over.
Café Gray Deluxe
Situated on the 49th floor of stylish Admiralty boutique hotel The Upper House is Café Gray Deluxe. You’ll probably want to bring your camera to capture those extensive harbour views. Executive chef Gray Kunz—who was inducted into the Restaurant Hall of Fame by the Culinary Institute of America for his long-running contributions to New York’s fine dining scene—has crafted a menu of perfectly executed modern European cuisine with an Asian accent. This includes stunning signature dishes like their barbecued pigeon with white miso, creamed spinach, and pigeon-yuzu jus. The all-day dining menu includes a picture perfect afternoon tea that makes a fun alternative to a ladies’ lunch.
Over at the Island Shangri-La, award-winning Petrus is the ultimate restaurant to impress your date. Enjoy a classic French menu that changes seasonally (recent highlights include spider crab cappuccino with uni and crab tempura) then pull out all the stops with a magnum of vintage 1947 Pétrus—the height of luxury. Or if you’d rather something more modest, Petrus has one of the most extensive wine lists in Asia with a bottle to suit any diner’s taste. The elegant interior décor complements the classic cuisine, while the restaurant offers uninterrupted views across the harbour to Kowloon and beyond.
The French Window
The French Window, conveniently situated within the IFC mall, is the perfect place to recuperate after a hard day’s shopping. Offering brasserie dining with floor-to-ceiling vistas, the well-stocked seafood bar here is a perennial favourite, with a cornucopia of lobster, mussels, whelks, and other crustaceans available daily. the French Window’s extensive menu, spacious booths and airy décor will have you feeling right at home. Whether you order the cold cut platter and a carafe of wine shared with friends or share date night meal of oysters and bubbly, you’ll always find exactly what you’re looking for.
Assagio Trattoria Italiana
Assagio Trattoria Italiana is a convivial space that dishes up modern Italian cuisine created to exacting standards from authentic ingredients, including imported Italian cheeses, olive oil, and even the flour used to make the pizza bases. With a buzzy atmosphere, you’ll want to make the most of the waterside location at the Hong Kong Arts Centre by booking a table on the alfresco terrace. It’s a great spot to grab a quick bite before you head to the theatre or enjoying a night out with friends. Or you can just order up a plate of handmade casarecce pasta and watch the sun go down.
Enjoy Chinese fine dining while you watch Hong Kong’s iconic Symphony of Lights dance across the city’s skyline with a visit to the Michelin-starred Yu Lei. Located within the Harbourfront Landmark hotel in Kowloon, this gastronomic destination is headed by chef Miki Imagawa. You can experience Shanghainese and Cantonese classics made from luxurious Japanese ingredients in dishes such as wok-fried Wagyu beef with foie gras sauce in winter melon. The restaurant also serves breathtaking panoramas, along with a Chinese-inspired ambiance that’s reminiscent of a garden in full bloom.