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Be of Gouda Cheer: Hong Kong’s best places to have fondue

By Catharina Cheung 22 November 2019 | Last Updated 23 November 2020

Fondue of cheese? So are we! As the Swiss like to say, “La fondue cree la bonne humeur,” and it’s true that a gently bubbling pot of melted cheese always seems to bring in laughs and good times all around. Gather around the fondue pot with your loved ones and let this festive season be a particularly warm one as we take you through the best of fondue in Hong Kong!

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The Swiss Chalet

A favourite among the city’s Swiss expat community, the Swiss Chalet has been knocking about since 1989. We’ve always had a good time and spectacular food at this rustic joint that offers an authentic Swiss dining experience, and they also became a well-deserved Michelin Guide-recommended restaurant in 2016. Their unmissable cheese fondue (starting from $260) comes in five varieties of cheese mixes flavoured with kirsch and is a true delight especially when paired with their extensive selection of Swiss wines.

The Swiss Chalet, 8 Hart Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2191 9197

Chesa

This cosy Alpine chalet has been serving Hong Kong diners for more than 50 years. If you are huge lovers of raclette like us, this will be heaven for you; there’s just something so satisfying about their raclette du Valais ($205) melted onto potatoes, pickled onions, and gherkins. Of course, cheese fondue features highly on their menu too. Fondue moitié-moitié ($298) is a Gruyère and Vacherin Fribourgeoise mix served with baguette, and our favourite fondue Montagnarde ($310) features Emmental, Appenzeller, and Gruyère finished with Parmesan and smoked mountain bacon, then served with macaroni and potatoes. Absolute heaven.

Chesa, 1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2696 6769

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Catharina Cheung

Senior editor-at-large

Catharina has recently returned to her hometown of Hong Kong after spending her formative years in Singapore and the UK. She enjoys scouring the city for under-the-radar things to do, see, and eat, and is committed to finding the perfect foundation that will withstand Hong Kong’s heat. She is also an aspiring polyglot, a firm advocate for feminist and LGBTQIA+ issues, and a huge lover of animals. You can find her belting out show-tunes in karaoke, or in bookstores adding new tomes to her ever-growing collection.

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