When you’ve shopped and dropped, head for the nearest restaurant on our list for some of the best fare Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district has to offer.
Loving Hut is situated in Kowloon Bay and serves up a wide selection of international vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Menu highlights range from marinated tofu with mushroom rice to a Japanese-style vegetarian cutlet with curry sauce. If you’re feeling peckish, try the steamed dumplings. This cosy venue also plays host to the occasional live-music performance.
OVO Café aims to take patrons out of the city and into nature. The menu is made up of mostly vegetarian dishes, with a few vegan options. Highlights include the niçoise lotus root salad, the spinach cheese pie with portobello, and the impossible burger. The venue is filled with pendant lights, potted plants and rustic, tailor-made furniture.
A casual and inviting Spanish restaurant, The Optimist’s semi-buffet weekend brunch is perfect if you’re craving Mediterranean fare. Start with a selection of vibrant salads, cold seafood appetisers, and the indulgent, cooked-to-order ‘Huevos Rotos’, before delving into the delicious main course options. They are known for their grill selection, so don’t miss the juicy chateaubriand or the baked sea bass.
With interiors designed by well-known Australian bar designer Ashley Sutton, Ophelia’s peacock-feather motifs, giant birdcages, beaded curtains, swing seats and moody neon-lit walls conjure images of glamorous, 19th-century opium dens of the East. Escape into the exotic as you sip on one of Ophelia’s signature cocktails, such as the Pursuit of Happiness made with lavender-infused Tanqueray, maraschino cherry liqueur, grapefruit juice, syrup and egg white.
Now a century old, this Michelin-recommended diner is a legacy family business dating back to the late Qing dynasty. Forget about the fluorescent lighting and plastic tableware — the only thing that matters here is the quality of the roast meat. Perhaps the secret to Joy Hing’s divinely tender goose lies in the restaurant’s ancient oven, which dates before World War II.
You can’t visit Hong Kong without trying the city’s acclaimed roast goose, and there’s no better spot to do so than Kam’s Roast Goose. Founder Hardy Kam is from the family behind Hong Kong’s infamous Yung Kee Restaurant but after many family disputes decided to branch off and open a new venue, serving a more affordable but equally delicious version of the beloved delicacy. Kam’s Roast Goose proved its quality by gaining a Michelin star just four months after opening, and now serves lines of patrons happy to queue for this delicious signature dish. Along with the sweet and juicy roast goose on rice – a must-have when visiting – make sure not to miss their succulent suckling pig, tender and flavourful char siu and, if you’re feeling adventurous, the controversial century egg.