With a multitude of restaurants to pick from in Hong Kong, the question is, which one is best for a romantic date with your significant other? Whether it be for a birthday, anniversary or a casual night out, here is a restaurant for every occasion.
Tucked away in a corner on Peel Street, La Vache is a French steakhouse and Parisian-style eatery. They only have one set option on the menu - a green salad with walnuts to start, followed by a juicy ribeye steak with housemade béarnaise sauce paired with unlimited crispy skinny fries. With their red and white plaid tablecloths and their open bar at the center of the restaurant, La Vache has a lively and casual atmosphere. While they only have one main course available, they have a multi-level dessert cart that will roll in front of your table. With several homemade desserts to pick from, you cannot go wrong. Try their giant berry macaroon stuffed with raspberry jam and fresh berries or the thousand layered mille-feuille to end the date on a sweet note.
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With an underwater themed interior and a view facing Repulse Bay Beach, it’s no surprise that The Ocean specializes in exquisite seafood. Set away from the bustling city, The Ocean by Olivier Bellin is a luxurious fine dining restaurant that offers two types of set menus and an a la carte menu entirely made up of responsibly caught seafood. Although the menu changes according to the season, some of their menu highlights include fresh clams topped with herbs and spices and Japanese sea urchin topped with oatmeal foam and toasted buckwheat. With a seafood only menu and food plated beautifully, The Ocean is great for a fancy date with your significant other. If possible, dine at The Ocean for lunch or before sunset to catch a glimpse of the breathtaking views of the water.
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A classy yet casual New York-Italian style restaurant, Carbone is great for eating traditional Italian specialties heightened to another level. Designed to look like a New York restaurant from the 40’s and 50’s with its plush red curtains, talkative waiters dressed in maroon and music from the time, guests are transported into the past. Their generously sized Veal Parmesan is a must try - a fried bone-in veal chop topped with tomato sauce and melted buffalo mozzarella. Another signature dish are Mario’s Meatballs, large meatballs served in a rich tomato sauce topped with melted cheese. To pair with the meal, they have a list of American and Italian wines and drinks ranging from scotch and grappa to gin and classic cocktails. At the end of the meal, a dessert cart is rolled over with four magnificent desserts to select from. Get the Banana Flambe for a delectable dessert and tableside performance. The restaurant bustles with energy and liveliness, great for a fun date with your significant other!
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A traditional French restaurant located inside The Peninsula Hotel, Gaddi’s has an elegant and sophisticated interior that reminds guests of old Hong Kong. With candlelit tables widely spaced apart, chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and live soft piano keys playing in the background, Gaddi’s is perfect for a romantic date. Gaddi’s has been a part of Hong Kong’s dining scene for over 60 years, serving authentic and classic French food. The chef’s recommendations include the pan-seared duck liver with glazed cherries and the roasted French pigeon glazed with kaffir lime on a bed of rainbow chard. For chocolate lovers, the chocolate crémeux with chocolate espuma and Guanaja chocolate ice cream is a great way to end the night. Dine at Gaddi’s for a luxurious experience surrounded by fine art, paired with terrific, attentive service and amazing food.
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Located in Lai Chi Kok is Rustico, an authentic Spanish restaurant. Headlined by executive chef Juanjo Carrillo, Rustico brings modern Barcelona-style cuisine to Hong Kong. To start off the meal, try a wide range of tapas, including Deep Fried Spanish Padron Peppers, Spanish Spicy Chorizo in Sherry Wine and Andalusian Style Deep Fried Baby Squid. For main courses, the Prawns fried with Garlic and Chilli, rustic-style Seafood Paella and crispy Suckling Pig with Baked Potatoes and Port Wine Sauce are all delicious .The restaurant is decorated in classic spanish fashion, with solid oak cabinets, paintings adorned on the walls, and the kitchen just within distance. For a casual date with a lively, homely atmosphere, Rustico is your place.
Written by: Audree Wang