Hong Kong Restaurants: Big Budget
With a mixture of some of the best Cantonese restaurants in the world, some of the best Italian restaurants outside Italy, some of the best French bistros outside France and a host of world class street vendors, Hong Kong's selection of eateries is quite dazzling. Here are some of the best Hong Kong restaurants going, for those who like to splash the cash when they dine out.
On Lot 10 (34 Gough Street, Central) Located on Gough Street, this is a wonderful, unpretentious French restaurant, the brainchild of chef David Lai. The main specialities are big, family sized platters of gorgeous chicken or fish. Our recommendations are the fantastic roast chicken, which comes as the entire bird chopped up into pieces, the seafood soup and the veal kidneys.
Island Tang (Shop 222, The Galleria, Queen's Road Central, Central) While On Lot 10 is deliberately unfussy in its decor, the same cannot be said for the extravagant Island Tang. This uber-posh Chinese restaurant is so elegant it hurts, kitted out in plush retro decor. All of that would not matter a damn if the food didn't match. Luckily a terrific menu of Chinese staples perfectly compliment the surroundings. The top eats are a barbecued pork dripping in a coating of honey and a succulent though crisp deep fried duck.
Otto e Mezzo (Shop 202, Landmark Alexandria, 18 Chater Road, Central) World famous chef/ genius Umberto Bombana's baby is this grand homage to Italian cookery, the first Italian restaurant outside of Italy to be awarded three Michelin stars. Bombana believes in rich, full, hearty dishes, dripping with all the sensuality and emotion of the best Italian cookery. The entire menu is worth a try but the marinated scampi with caviar and sea urchin is a particularly unique and recommended meal.
Fook Lam Moon (Shop 3, GF, Newman House, 35-45 Johnston Road, Wan Chai) Fook Lam Moon is well known all over Hong Kong for being the favoured spot for the cities most wealthy and beautiful. It sucking pig is so famous that you need to book it in advance to make sure it's not sold out by the time you get there. Also try the delicious baked stuffed crab shells.