Get a Taste of the World’s Best Restaurants, Right in Hong Kong

The annual The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list came out last week, and Hong Kong represented!

Hong Kong is a food-lover’s dream because we have it all, from delicious street eats to 3-Michelin starred spots. And now, we can brag about having five of the world’s best restaurants. The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, sponsored by San Pellegrino, is released each year and celebrates the greatest restaurants and hottest culinary trends around the globe. Securing a place on this coveted list—which actually includes 120 spots— is an honour, as the selection process is rigorous. This year, Hong Kong was recognised five times, securing the city’s place as one of the top culinary destinations around.

Ready to eat at some of the best restaurants in the world? Read on to find out which Hong Kong restaurants were chosen.

The Chairman

Coming in at number 41 is the beloved Cantonese restaurant, The Chairman. Known for their steamed flowery crab with aged Shaoxing wine and rice noodles, legendary chef Ferran Adria proudly called it “the future of Chinese food”. Chef Kwok Keung Tung runs an immaculate kitchen and cooks with local organic produce wherever possible.

The Chairman
18 Kau U Fong, Central; +852 2555 2202
www.thechairmangroup.com

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Lung King Heen

Lung King Heen is back on the list, this year at number 88. It was the first Chinese restaurant in history to earn three Michelin stars, and with good reason. Chef Chan Yan Tak makes exceptional modern Cantonese dishes and upscale dim sum that can’t be missed (plus, it has an incredible view of the harbour!). Come for dim sum and try their famous baked whole abalone puff (their own creation) and baked char siu bao or join or dinner to try the barbecued suckling pig. They also have an impressive selection of wines, including Chinese wines!

Lung King Heen
8 Finance Street, Sheung Wan; +852 3196 8888
www.fourseasons.com  

BELON

It’s been a good year for BELON. Not only did this neo-Parisian bistro earn their first Michelin star, but they also secured a spot at number 96 on The World’s Best Restaurants list. British chef Daniel Calvert is known for his uncompromising perfectionism, which is apparent on every plate. Each dish is artfully restrained, and unbelievably delicious. The menu changes depending on produce and season, but if they have the pigeon pithivier, you must order it. The desserts here are also phenomenal.

BELON
41 Elgin Street, Central; +852 2152 2872
www.belonsoho.com

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Amber

Despite closing for a lengthy renovation, Amber still earned a spot on The World’s Best Restaurant list, coming in as number 102. Perhaps the most iconic fine dining spot in the city, the two-starred restaurant has been delighting guests since 2005. Post-renovation, you’d be forgiven for not recognising the restaurant. Under the watchful eye of Executive Chef Richard Ekkebus, Amber has replaced the more traditionally French menu with lighter, dairy and gluten free dishes (including vegetarian and vegan tasting menus).

Amber
7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road, Central; +852 2132 0066
www.amberhongkong.com

VEA

Another must-try dining experience in Hong Kong, VEA is celebrated for its inventive tasting menu and intimate service. With only 46 seats in the entire restaurant, there’s something delightfully decadent about an evening at VEA. Chef Vicky Cheng is one of the biggest names in the French-Asian culinary niche, bringing together the seemingly incongruous like sea cucumber and caviar, fish maw and truffles. The cocktail menu was conceived by mixology legend Antonio Lai, and is worth exploring.

VEA
30/F, 198 Wellington Street, Central; +852 2711 8639
www.vea.hk

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