Romantic places to wine and dine in Hong Kong
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you’ve left plans to the last minute, don’t panic! As usual, we’ve got your back with an array of delicious dining options. Whether you’re spending quality time with your significant or spending it with your family, we’ve found a range of options to suit every budget. Valentine’s Day can be over-the-top and cheesy, but why not make the most of an excuse to wine and dine at some of our favourite spots in town? We’re sharing the love with our Guide to Valentine’s Day Dining in Hong Kong for 2016, mama!
Take the pressure off this Valentine’s Day and order in one of Motorino‘s delicious Neapolitan-style pizzas! From 8 – 14 February, they’ll be shaping the mouth-watering slices into adorable hearts… nothing says ‘I Love You’ like a cheesy pizza! Either head to Wan Chai or Central for a super casual night out, or get your pizza delivered for a cosy night in. Motorino’s date night special is perfect for the latter, as it includes the pizza, a bottle of the signature Gragnano ‘pizza’ wine and tiramisu. The perfect chilled night in.
Available from 8 – 14 February. Motorino, 15 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; 14 Shelly Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, www.motorinopizza.com
With an awesome view of HK and the freedom to BYOB, the area next to RED Bar + Restaurant is the ideal place to go if you and your partner prefer a calm and casual sit down. Relax with a glass (or three!) of your favourite wine and as you stare out at the harbour and take in the gorgeous view of Hong Kong. If you want convenience, simply grab some drinks and light bites (think quesadillas, bruschetta and pizza) from RED Bar + Restaurant and sit back and relax!
RED Bar + Restaurant, 4/F, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.pure-red.com
This new florist/cafe is tucked away in Sheung Wan, making it the perfect private hideaway from the Valentine’s Day crowds. Enjoy a sweet surprise with Café Bauhinia’s exclusive “I Love U s’More” afternoon tea set, available throughout the month of February. From Thursday, 11 February to Sunday, 14 February, the tea set will be made even more romantic with a special Valentine’s gift set – “Rose X s’More” – which includes a pair of mugs filled with red roses, enchanted heart-shaped s’mores and chocolates. This one’s for the couples with a sweet-tooth!
How much: All throughout February, priced at $268 (minimum of 2 guests); Thursday, 11 February to Sunday, 14 February, priced at $338 (minimum of 2 guests)
Café Bauhinia, G/F, 23 New Market Street, Sheung Wan, www.facebook.com/Cafe-Bauhinia
Do something different this Valentine’s Day and head out for a picnic date! There are plenty of Picnic Spots in Hong Kong, so simply choose a spot, grab a blanket and pick up a pre-made picnic basket from Invisible Kitchen. The cute wicker basket contains a seven-course traditional picnic style feast – think sandwiches and scotch eggs! Choose from different packages to go veggie or include a glass of champers. Oh, and did we mention you get to keep the basket?
How much: Seven-course picnic menu: $395 (vegetarian option available), Picnic basket for two inclusive of champagne (vegetarian option available): $1,490. *Booking is required 2-3 days in advance
Take a different route and have a romantic night in the comfort of your home. Cook a delicious meal for your other half or have fun cooking together with premium ingredients and easy step-by-step instruction from none other than Secret Ingredient! Not only will it be a fun, romantic experience, but you’ll also get the chance to impress your partner with your hidden chef skills… a little help from Secret Ingredient goes a long way, trust us! Simply choose your favourite meal from the website, then select home or office delivery before 5pm and follow the ‘cook by letter’ instructions. In 30 minutes or less you’ll have a gourmet meal – we’re eyeing up the Valentine’s special of Surf and Turf Wagyu and red wine sauce – delish. Easy to cook and outrageously tasty, what’s not to love?
How much: $500 per couple! Order here.
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As Valentine’s Day approaches, the new speak-easy style restaurant Foxglove is definitely a spot to consider. Enjoy an irresistible three-course menu together with a screening of two classic romantic films. Yep, it’s dinner and a movie! Choose from either Roman Holiday during the first seating or Sabrina in the second seating as you nibble on cinema snacks and indulge in a tasty meal. Choose to sip on a glass of complimentary Prosecco or a special Valentine’s cocktail as you sit back, relax and get romantic… we love the sound of this unique cinema retreat!
How much: First seating: 6pm-8.30pm, second seating: 9pm-11.30pm, priced at $550.
Foxglove, 2/F, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central, www.foxglovehk.com
Enjoy a Japanese brunch or dinner date this Sunday, 14 February as Zuma presents a delightful menu just for the occasion. Complimentary cocktails and beautiful long-stemmed roses, they’re providing a real treat for the ladies! The Valentine’s Day Edition Brunch will be a spread of some favourites such as nigiri sushi, sashimi and much more! The exclusive Valentine’s Dinner is a nine-course feast of izakaya-style dining. Start off with a complimentary lychee and rose petal martini and finish off with a sweet surprise.
How much: Brunch: 11pm-1pm or 2pm-4pm, priced at $590, dinner: 6.30-11pm, priced at $800
Zuma, Landmark, Level 5 & 6, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, www.zumarestaurant.com
An easy but satisfying meal, Carbone brings to the table a simple yet classic New York-Italian three-course menu this Valentine’s Day. A rare meal to find here in HK, find comfort in homemade lobster ravioli with vermouth butter sauce, veal Parmesan and an abundance of satisfying desserts.
How much: $788 per person
Carbone, 9/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.carbone.com.hk
Enjoy a night of pure indulgence with Aberdeen Street Social’s seven-course dinner menu. Start off with an option of light appetisers including sweet corn and cucumber fairy cakes and some smoked salmon on rye bread. Slowly ease into the hearty mains with dishes such as whole-roasted and smoked quail and Wagyu ox cheek drowned in red wine sauce.
How much: $888 per person
Aberdeen Street Social, G/F, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.aberdeenstreetsocial.hk
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Le Bistro Winebeast will be serving an extra-special Valentine’s menu for dinner on both Saturday, 13 and Sunday, 14 February. Make sure you book a table before it fills up and make this a night to remember for you and your loved one!
How much: Price for dinner with wine: $888, price for dinner without wine: $688
Le Bistro Winebeast, G/F & 1/F, 141 Thomson Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.wine-beast.com/le-bistro
On V-day, the sophisticated Hotel Icon features a set dinner for two at its chic restaurant Green. The four-course ‘Love Is In The Air’ menu includes indulgent main courses such as Pan-seared Pigeon Breast with Foie Gras Truffle Port Wine Jus and Black Angus Beef Rib Eye Steak with Parmesan Gnocchi and Herb Jus, a delicious strawberry and chocolate dessert, as well as two glasses of G.H. MUMM Cordon Rouge Brut N.V – hooray! With exceptional food and great service, this will surely be a night to remember.
How much: $1,888 for two. There are two seatings, one at 6pm and one at 8.30pm. For reservations, call 3400 1300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re big fans of internationally acclaimed Nobu, and with a killer view, we couldn’t think of a better place to indulge in top notch Japanese food. The special eight-course menu includes sashimi, sushi, Wagyu, soba and a decadent dessert. Ignite the romance with a special Omakase cuisine dinner, attentive yet discrete service and a panoramic harbour view.
How much: $3,988 for two people.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a scrumptious menu and a dazzling view. The five-course meal at Café Gray Deluxe offers up exquisite dishes and dainty desserts. A vegetarian menu is also available for herbivores – they truly have everything to offer!
How much: The first seating is priced at $995 from 6pm-8pm and the second seating is priced at $1,500 from 8pm till closing.
Sit down to a beautifully-created Valentine’s dinner that looks over the spectacular Victoria Harbour. A dinner that will surely melt the hearts of you lovebirds, this five-course menu will make your taste buds tingle – just don’t forget the champagne!
How much: $1,188 per person.
ToTTs and Roof Terrace, 34/F, The Excelsior, 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2837 6786, www.mandarinoriental.com/excelsior
Michelin-starred Mandarin Bar + Grill is a romantic destination tucked away on the hotel’s first floor. Dive into a divine eight-course menu at this prime location. Guests will also receive home made treats as a Valentine’s gift – what’s not to love!
How much: $2,188 per person, starting from 8.30pm.
Mandarin Bar + Grill, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, 2825 4004, www.mandarinoriental.com
Looking for an intimate rendezvous with gorgeous food and wine to celebrate the most romantic day of the year? Open especially for Valentine’s Day, enjoy an indulgent six-course menu at Arcane, featuring the finest ingredients from all around the globe, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
How much: $988 per person.
Arcane, 3/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2728 0178, www.arcane.hk.
Breathtaking views of Mid-levels and The Peak, delectable delights and fine service, this restaurant will provide the ultimate romantic setting for a night of love and passion. A popular choice for Valentine’s Day celebrations, they will be serving a special dinner for two, so make sure you reserve a spot before they get fully booked!
How much: $1,498 per couple.
FoFo by El Willy, M88, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2900 2009, www.fofo.hk