Here in Hong Kong, we are blessed with a plethora of restaurants that serve all types of cuisines. With this many restaurants on offer, it can be daunting to choose where to go, especially for lunch. Lunch is often a quick affair for Hong Kongers, and because most companies break for lunch around the same time, many restaurants can have long queues. But fret not; we have the ultimate lunch guide for you! Whether you’re looking for something more upscale for a business lunch, a fun lunch with the girls, or something more child and baby-friendly – it’s all here!
Here is our guide to the best restaurants for lunch in Central And Sheung Wan, Hong Kong…what’s included?
If you are looking for something more casual during your lunch break, whether for one or two, there is a slew of options in Central and Sheung Wan.
BÊP: In the mood for a Vietnamese fix, head to Bêp where you can get a fantastic bowl of pho or a mouthwatering Bahn mi. Whether you want to eat in or takeaway, the choice is yours. They have locations across Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.
CUPPING ROOM: Known for its great coffee, but this coffee shop also serves fantastic all-day breakfasts and hearty lunches in a casual and comfortable setting.
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Don't have time for a sit-down lunch or are you running late for the next meeting? Fear not, plenty of grab-to-go lunch spots in Hong Kong - check out our top ones:
MANA!: Who doesn't love MANA!, this environmentally-conscious spot has become a staple in Hong Kong. Their menu is entirely meat-free and offers something for everyone.Whether you're looking for a filling salad, a hearty soup, or one of their signature flatbreads, this grab-to-go place is quick and delicious!
R&R BAGELS: The founders of R&R Bagels are two bagel enthusiasts who were not happy with the bagel situation in this city and decided to start their own grab-to-go bagel spot. They have perfected their recipe over many years and studied the recipes of the great bagel masters of the world, and you can definitely taste it! We love their classic smoked salmon bagel, but the R&R Reuben is also to die for.
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If you are looking for a lunch spot for an important business meeting, you're in luck! Plenty of great places in Hong Kong to impress your clients with a fantastic power lunch; here are some of our favorites:
ZUMA: $$ The popular free-flow champagne brunch and Japanese feast at Zuma have been going strong for many years now. But this is also a perfect spot to talk shop, and this elegant restaurant is an ideal place to discuss business over a variety of sharing plates and sushi rolls.
AMBER: $$$ If you are looking for a lunch spot to celebrate with clients or simply wish to impress. Take them to Amber in the Mandarin Oriental, where Food director R. Ekkebus and his team are committed to redefining food for modern diners.
BUENOS AIRES POLO CLUB: $$ This restaurant offers its guests an ambiance of exclusivity and class. An ideal location for a fancy business lunch, where you can spend the afternoon going over the business while enjoying premium cut steaks and great wine.
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Looking for a good lunch spot to catch up with the girls? Whether you prefer having a few cocktails over tapas, enjoy a fine dining experience, or have modern Indian food - there is plenty of choice in Hong Kong! Check our top lunch spots with the girls:
CHAIWALA: This modern Indian restaurant is hidden behind red doors on Wyndham street, giving it speakeasy vibes. This large restaurant consists of 3 very different spaces, the Chai Bar, Kitchen, and Dining Hall, all equally beautifully designed. This is a fantastic place to catch up with the girls over lunch and enjoy good Indian food!
CORNERSTONE: Head to the all-day dining bistro, Cornerstone, for a fantastic dining experience with the girls. This restaurant was founded by none other than Shane Osborn, a finalist on Netflix’s The Final Table. This cozy restaurant only holds 24 seats, and they fill up quickly, so make sure to book a table or arrive before peak time.
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We wouldn't be Little Steps if we didn't add kid-friendly lunch spots to this list. Kiddos residing in this city have a tonne of options for their picky palate, from pasta to dim sum and more - check out our favorite spots:
PICI: Looking for casual Italian with the kids? Head to Pici for its handmade pasta and other Italian favorites. They also offer awesome combo sets for groups of four or more. It is an efficient way to try and taste almost all on their menu. They currently have 6 locations in Hong Kong, from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon and New Territories!
FRITES: This Belgium beer spot has been an all-time favorite among Hong Kong families for family-friendly lunches. Kids can enjoy their dedicated kid's menu while the parents dig in the Belgium classics, such as mussels, steak frites, pork knuckle, and more! They have 8 locations across Hong Kong, and their staff is super friendly and efficient.
YUM CHA: If you're looking for a delicious dim sum with entertainment for the kids throughout the meal, head to Yum Cha! Make sure to pick their famous Hot Custard Buns with googly eyes. Kids can poke the "mouth" with chopsticks, and lava proceeds to flow out of the little bun character. These unique dim sums will surely put a huge smile on your kid's face.
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For the mommas with a baby in tow, there are some fantastic stroller-friendly places in the 852. Whether you're in the mood for a stack of delicious pancakes, some Caribbean food, or Indian food - check out our top spots:
OOLAA: Make your way to Oolaa for a great lunch experience with the little one. They have 4 locations across Hong Kong, their first was opened in 2009 in Soho and their latest in Tseung Kwan O. We love all 4 locations, all are stroller friendly and have baby changing facilities. Make sure to dig in their amazing pancakes as shown in the photo.
MR WOLF: A long-time favorite among HK moms. This charming restaurant is located on Queen’s Road Central and boasts a pleasant terrace for al fresco dining. Mr. Wolf serves up an extensive menu of starters, salads, pasta, main dishes, and steaks, with a focused range of sweet treats that will keep everyone happy.
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