Feast your eyes on so much more than the plate, at these art-filled restaurants
As one of the most diverse cities in the world, Hong Kong has become the ultimate destination to experience vibrant culture, brilliant cuisine and a lively art scene. Why not combine the best of both worlds, with impecabble restaurants that showcase stunning art?
From curated art collections to unique design features, these are the most artsy restaurants in Hong Kong.
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As one of New York’s most popular restaurants, it has quickly become a hotspot for Hong Kongers as well. Serving hearty meals that could only be described as Italian cuisine with a New York twist, the surroundings are just as traditional and contemporary as the food itself. The art collection is not to be missed and has been curated by Vito Schnabel, a well-known figure in the art scene.
LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central; +852 2593 259
Duddell’s is without a doubt one of the best artsy hangouts in town. Focusing on traditional Cantonese cuisine and great art, they've created an environment in which you can indulge in the food as well as the artwork. Though they clearly have a great eye for design, the food is no exception. With signature dishes such as crispy salted chicken and fried lobster.
L3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central; ,+852 2525 9191
An ode to Bali, Mama San brings both the local cuisine and style to Lan Kwai Fong. With larger than life artwork and elegant furniture, this restaurant feels like a fusion of Asian cultures, with Indonesia as its focus. The menu covers everything from Malay to Thai cuisine, which are all equally as delectable as they are eye-catching. And of course, the striking murals are worth the visit alone.
46 Wyndham Street, Central; +852 2881 8901
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Ho Lee Fook
The place for delectable dumplings and other traditional eats with a twist, Ho Lee Fook is a favourite amongst many. The eccentric and Insta-worthy decor also draws in the crowd. From the lucky cat entrance to the beautiful plating and artwork by Jonathan Jay Lee, everything at this hotspot is a feast for the eyes – and your stomach.
Ho Lee Fook
1 Elgin Street, Central; +852 2810 0860
Sevva has long been one of the most artsy places in Hong Kong and it continues to up its game with eye-catching artworks. There are striking pieces that take over almost every wall – that and the view, makes this place a definite must on our list.
25/F Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central; +852 2537 1388
French food and stunning art under one roof, what’s not to love? Bibo is one of the original art-inspired restaurants in the city, and there are stunning pieces around every corner. We love the whimsical large-scale installations as well, especially the book-shelf graffiti. This is a tried-and-true favourite and the city and worth re-visiting if you haven’t been in a while.
163 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan; +852 2956 3188
The Popsy Room
The Popsy Room describes itself as ‘art gallery dining’, and honestly – that’s exactly what it is. Imagine slapping a table-for-two in the middle of your favourite gallery, and you’ve basically got The Popsy Room. Except it’s so much more than that, this is a completely immersive experience, where the food reflects the ever-changing art collection on the wall, so you can see, hear, feel, taste and even smell the artwork as it comes alive around you.
The Popsy Room
30 Upper Lascar Row, Sheung Wan; +852 2234 6711
Descend into an opulent fantasy world at Mott 32, one of the best modern Chinese spots in the city. Designer Joyce Wang created the moody atmosphere, complete with stunning murals. In fact, it’s so beautiful it won the World Interior of the Year award in 2014. Five years later, it’s as beautiful as ever, and the perfect place to surround yourself in art.
Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Rd Central, Central; +852 2885 8688
New Punjab Club
The world’s first Punjabi restaurant to receive a Michelin star, New Punjab Club is the place to be for art lovers. The intimate space is packed from floor to ceiling with paintings from the liberated era of post-colonial Pakistan and India. Don’t let its playful demeanour fool you, this place has flawless service, food and the art has been hand-picked by co-founder Syed Asim Hussain. The rotating collection includes pieces by some of the regions most talented creators, like A.S. Rind, Mughees Riaz and Saeed Akhtar.
New Punjab Club
World Wide Commercial Building, 34 Wyndham Street, Central; +852 2368 1223
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This article was updated in March 2019.