Jetting off for the summer? Make your final night out in Hong Kong a good one.
One of the most atmospheric restaurants in Wan Chai, Wooloomooloo Steakhouse has earned its praise. The steakhouse is home to jaw-dropping views of Victoria Harbour from both the restaurant level and the upstairs open-air terrace. Whether you’re inside or outside, it’s safe to say that Wooloomooloo will complete the experience with enticing steaks, fine wines, and moody, dark-wood interiors.
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse. 31/F & Rooftop The Hennessy, 256 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, 2893 6960, www.wooloo-mooloo.com.
Cé La Vi
It’s hard to argue with the rooftop views from new-to-town Cé La Vi, which makes for a glittering night out with a well-heeled crowd. The posh two-story address in the California Tower takes its name from its Singapore sister property, which crowns the iconic Marina Bay Sands. There’s a restaurant, lounge and club in the Hong Kong location. The rooftop is an adult playground of sorts, featuring a huge Jacuzzi, DJ beats, and panoramic views across Central and Mid-Levels. The dishes here are just as lavish — think foie gras French toast and toro tartare.
Cé La Vi. 25/F, California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, 3700 2300, hk.celavi.com.
Last cocktail by the beach
If you want to soak up the natural beauty of Repulse Bay one last time then pull up a seat at The Ocean. The fine-dine overlooks the ocean and green hills from its perch in the pulse shopping and entertainment hub. While a meal at The Ocean will cost a pretty penny, it’s a special occasion spot that takes its theme seriously. From the wavelike decor to sea-shell-inspired seating, the detail-oriented interiors are a great indication of the immaculate lunch and dinner tasting menus. For large dining parties opt for the Degustation Menu which features charcoal grilled langoustine amongst other delicacies of the sea over eight exquisite courses.
The Ocean. Shop 303-304, 3/F, the pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, 2889 5939, www.theocean.hk.
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Spoon by Alain Ducasse
Sporting sweeping harbour views and an esteemed pedigree, award-winning SPOON by Alain Ducasse was one of the very first international restaurants to touch down on Hong Kong shores in 2003. The decor sees spoons hanging from the ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows and a mesmerising open kitchen. The French fine dine focuses on seasonal dishes and switches things up regularly, so there’s always something new to try on each visit, accentuated by a sommelier worth his salt.
Lobby Level, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2313 2323, https://hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com/dining/spoon.php.
Maison Eight promises to bring the best of French cuisine, cocktails, champagne and parties under one roof while guests take in stunning views of Kowloon and Victoria Harbour. The 8,000 square feet concept destination in Tsim Sha Tsui is home to French restaurant ESMÉ, cocktail bar, ballroom with private terrace and a Bollinger Champagne Room while the adjacent wine cellar boasts a collection of over 2,000 bottles. www.maisoneight.com, 2388 8160.
Diners can’t fail to be impressed with the stunning Balinese-inspired setting of TRi, another fine-dining spot located at the pulse. We love the lotus-shaped wicker cocoons which are perfect for relaxed group dining. The Taste of Bali sharing menu ($580 per person) allows the whole table to sample the best of Balinese cuisine with standouts including Duck Goreng and the Babi Guling, a crispy suckling pig.
Shop 302, 3/F, Lobby C, the pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, 2515 0577, www.tri.hk.