10 Of The Most Instagrammable Hong Kong Restaurants
The awardee of T. Dining's "Best Interior Design" 2018-2019, John Anthony sets new standards for eco-friendly restaurant designs in Hong Kong.
From upcycling plastic coasters, menus made from recycling papers, to floor tiles made from reclaimed terracotta from old Chinese village houses, sustainability meets style at this modern Chinese establishment designed by Shanghai studio Linehouse. Both the interior and cuisine are a nod to the Spice Routes, while the high arched ceilings and train carriage-inspired seats make for the perfect Instagram backdrop.
Madame Fu’s 8,000 square-foot space comprises six tasteful and artfully designed rooms. From the sophisticated Library and The Artist for the perfect hideaway for an intimate gathering, the chic Pink Room for a leisure lunch or afternoon tea to the sprawling, airy terraces adorned with velvet banquettes and ornate lanterns, the restaurant oozes a unique style of charm and elegance that matches with the 1880's colonial building it’s housed in.
Dang Wen Li
Dominique Ansel’s first Hong Kong outpost unveils not only innovative pastries inspired by Hong Kong’s local culture, but also a bright and playful interior designs that are just as Instagram-worthy as the pastry chef’s creations.
Step inside the photobooth that resembles a fridge stocked with flour, eggs and milk painted in Ansel’s signature orange, or pose with the “Life is Pain Au Chocolat” wall as you enjoy the locally-inspired sweet treats.
Dang Wen Li by Dominique Ansel, Shop OT G63A, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong; dangwenli.com
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Designed by the award-winning Andre Fu and his AFSO studio, it's no surprise that Louise was crowned T.Dining's "Best Interior Design" 2019-2020.
Set in a two-storey heritage house within the gardens of PMQ, Louise welcomes guests with The Parlour, an outdoor oasis ideal for relaxed all-day dining and drinks. Stepping inside, the ivory boudoir dining room is where lunch and dinner are served a la carte.
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Vibrant Sri Lankan cuisine is met with colourful designs at Hotal Colombo. It’s hard to miss the restaurant’s pastel-pink facade, adorned with common Southeast Asian snacks and ingredients such as canned coconut milk, Krackjacks and Good Day Biscuits lined up in the windows.
Inside, the quirkiness continues into the dining space, where pastel blue and pink dominate the room alongside wall mirrors that are strategically placed above the seats to expand the narrow space.
Designed by award-winning designer Joyce Wang, the interior of Mott 32 pays homage to the secret history of the Standard Chartered Bank Building basement, which was once a hidden vault where Hong Kong residents' most valuable possessions are stored.
The winner of T. Dining's "Best Interior Design" 2015 boasts an interior inspired by the Chinatown origins of Mott 32, the dining room is dimly lit with a particular shade of blue that evokes the mood and feel of a cloud day in New York.
With a design that leans towards the masculine style, Henry pays homage to time-honoured customs of old-school butchery through roaring wood-fired ovens, a blazing charcoal grill and impressive meat locker displays.
The handsome dining space exudes sophistication with semi-circular, dark brown leather sofa seats to match the robust, meat-centric offerings.
Ryota Kappou Modern
Masterfully crafted by proprietor and interior designer Louie Shum, Ryota is outfitted with pairs of grey vintage Italian armchairs next to the windows overlooking the city’s skyline, and, in true kappou style, an open kitchen counter that gives the chef an overall view over the dining room.
The green floating banquette in the far end corner—easily one of the most Insta-worthy spots of the restaurant—is faced by sleek windsor chairs accompanied by a small ficus tree.
Beautifully designed by world-renowned design studio Yabu Pushelberg, the interior design of Epure resembles an elegant French garden with warm gold tones. The circular banquettes along with murals of green, serene, sylvan imagery add a sense of calmness to the dining atmosphere.
With an interior that resembles an old-style manor, Honjo is outfitted with dark blue walls and dark wood features. Designed by Ben McCarthy of Charlie & Rose, the dining room is outfitted with velverty chairs, booth seatings and two long tables in the middle of the room leading to an open kitchen.
Guests can enjoy modernised Japanese food with a choice of venue between a series of themed dining rooms and a sushi counter.
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