Food and drink

Hong Kong’s Hottest Restaurants and Bars of 2020

Get on the pulse with Hong Kong’s hotspots of the moment – and check back as we update this list throughout the year


Hype meter: 9/10

XX is a women-only speakeasy (the clue’s in the name – only females have two ‘X’ chromosomes) concealed in the depths of Rosewood Hong Kong in Tsim Sha Tsui. Upon arrival, women will be given a passcode before entering this hidden corner of the hotel. Our favourite cocktail is the ‘Sexy: She Says That A Lot’, which packs jasmine, bergamot, fizz and London No.3 Gin. Feminine – but strong. Reservations compulsory. 


Hype meter: 8/10

Chef Paulo Airaudo’s Amelia, in San Sebastián, Spain, picked up a Michelin star within a year of opening. Now the chef is opening his first venture in Asia, in Tsim Sha Tsui’s Harbour City. In the kitchen: rising Vietnamese-American culinary star Son Pham. Expect a showcase of premium seasonal produce – and a 200-label wine list.

Restaurant Petrus

Hype meter: 8/10

It was the restaurant we all booked for a fancy French meal a decade ago: since then Petrus has fallen from favour. But now chef Uwe Opocensky has joined the Island Shangri-La in Admiralty – and he’s putting an emphasis on reviving Petrus. A highlight: the beetroot ‘bresaola’, layered into a stunning rose. 

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