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Impress a client, celebrate achievements, welcome a new colleague. As small as Hong Kong might seem, its overwhelming selection of fine-dining restaurants can make it quite difficult to find the ideal business lunch spot, but rest assured that there are plenty in the city that never stops working. We’ve done the legwork for you and rounded up our favourite business lunch spots in Hong Kong—from artful French cuisine to Japanese omakase.
Located in K11 Musea, this contemporary restaurant received a Michelin star within two months of its opening—the fastest record in the world. French cuisine is blended with Japanese elements and served with delicate food presentation and a flair of modernity, giving you and your company an exquisite fine-dining experience.
Free-flow Champagne ($598 per person) or wine pairing ($495 per person) can be added onto the executive lunch set ($798) and deluxe lunch set ($1,388). Not only are the dishes visually delightful from start to finish, but everything is also deftly prepared with Tirpse’s artistic innovations in mind. Since the restaurant is right next to the harbour, customers will be welcomed by the extensive sea view while dining with relish.
Tirpse, Shop 219, 2/F, K11 Musea, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2333 0031
As the number one restaurant on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list, The Chairman (大班樓) and its outstanding Cantonese cuisine are not to be missed. Focusing on accentuating the original flavours of ingredients, seasonal and local products are sourced with promising freshness, such as chicken and pork from the New Territories.
The Chairman’s signature dishes are the steamed fresh flowery crab and soy sauce chicken ($188), but you can also go for their lunch sets, which include three-course ($238) and four-course ($258) options, as well as the chef’s choice lunch menu ($680). The Chairman definitely lives up to its reputation for authentic and traditional dishes—just remember to call them a few weeks in advance for reservations.
The Chairman (大班樓), 18 Kau U Fong, Central | (+852) 2555 2202
If you are in search of a more casual yet equally luxurious spot for lunch, consider the Grand Café at Grand Hyatt. Accompanied by views of Victoria Harbour and the city skyline, you can order food from either the all-day dining menu or the three-course set menu ($488). Grand Café is known for its Hainanese chicken rice ($285), but they also offer a great diversity of dishes, including the seared tuna salad ($160), spinach & ricotta tortellini ($240), and fried flat rice noodles with beef ($185). Keep in mind that there’s always room for dessert, and their freshly-made crêpes ($75) and fine apple tart ($85) will not fail to please you.
Grand Café, Lobby, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai | (+852) 2584 7722
Honoured on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list of 2021, two-Michelin-starred Amber has its own creative approach to French cuisine, elegantly combining Japanese culinary techniques into their dishes. Situated at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, the venue is grandly designed with heavy use of gold décor and warm lighting. Opt for one of three prix-fixe lunch set menus (starting from $778)—all of them come with a vegetarian alternative, too. Popular dishes include the Hokkaido sea urchin, duck foie gras, and the petit four. With that said, both their intricate dishes and opulent environment would guarantee diners a superb lunch experience!
Amber, 7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road, Central | (+852) 2132 0066
If you love sushi and sashimi, Maizuru is the place for you. With a high customer return rate and an exceptional price-to-performance ratio, this restaurant offers you an option for a more laid-back business lunch. Friendly staff members are on hand to make suggestions, and the sushi set ($588) comes highly recommended, featuring courses of salad, steamed egg custard, miso soup, soup or cold noodles, and dessert.
Whether you end up choosing 12 sushi pieces & sushi rolls ($330) or the assorted sashimi set ($350), be sure to try the toro sushi, as the tuna instantly melts in your mouth like ethereal butter. Make sure to call a week or two before your visit and ask for the bar tables, as the chefs will serve the sushi one by one to ensure their freshness!
Maizuru, 26/F, Jardine Center, 50 Jardine’s Bazaar, Causeway Bay | (+852) 3586 3038
Nothing can go wrong with revelling in splendid food amidst a nineteenth-century heritage building while enjoying a view of bustling trams. The Pawn serves seasonal recipes with fresh ingredients, presenting a concept that is highly suitable for a business lunch, especially if you dine on the balcony fully embraced by natural daylight.
The Pawn offers a two-course lunch set ($168) and customers can add on an extra $30 for dessert and coffee. Recommended dishes include the langoustine sashimi ($198), red prawn linguine aglio e olio ($268), and slow-cooked 72-hour beef short rib ($598)—all of which are definitely worth a try. With the restaurant’s comfortable setting, mouth-watering food choices, and profound Hong Kong culture, The Pawn encompasses every requisite for a perfectly memorable dining experience.
The Pawn, 2/F, 62 Johnston Road, Wan Chai | (+852) 2866 3444
Salisterra is a two-Michelin-starred eatery specialising in French and Italian coastal cuisines, presenting their rich and vibrant flavours with a stunning view. Its mix of culinary cultures is sure to add an extra special touch to your business lunch high above the buzzing city, giving customers a layered and social dining experience.
Opt for Salisterra’s three-course lunch set ($415), though you can also order dishes á la carte from their brunch and lunch menu. If you are going with the latter, try out their langoustine ravioli ($398) or flamed saba mackerel ($195)—freshly seared fish topped with pickled cucumber, samphire, and capers.
Salisterra, 49/F, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty | (+852) 3968 1106
Alongside phenomenal 270-degree harbour views on their outdoor terrace, Hexa (六公館) serves enticing Guangdong dishes and bite-sized dim sum that are perfect for a business lunch. Made with seasonal ingredients, Hexa presents authentic Cantonese cuisine in the form of two lunch sets options, but most customers order dishes separately based on their own preferences due to the large variety of choices available.
We recommend their golden crispy roulade with foie gras & shrimp ($72), sautéed eggplant with spice & garlic ($228), sautéed scallops with morel ($328), and crispy fried noodles with shredded pork ($248). Don’t forget to order a pot of aromatic Chinese tea to go with your pleasant meal.
Hexa (六公館), Shop OTE 101, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2577 1668