The 7 Most Instagrammable Restaurants in Hong Kong
by: The Beat Asia
August 31, 2022
Restaurants are one of the most popular venues for organising parties and gatherings. With great food and wine, guests are sure to enjoy their time with their friends and family minus the mess and chaos often found in the aftermath of organising such parties at home. Of course, a good theme and view are a plus to enhancing the ambiance of a restaurant.
With a great view and theme, you would be able to immerse yourself in an aesthetic environment, enhancing the whole dining experience. The Beat Hong Kong compiled a list of the seven most Instagrammable restos worth checking out in the city!
Located near the Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Centre, Library Restaurant and Bar is one of the most Instagrammable restaurants in the district. Its interior area feels like stepping into a multiverse, with walls painted in dark green, and pinkish red neon lights glowing in the dark. The outdoor area, however, stands a stark contrast, owing to its resort-like ambiance flanked by greenery and flowers. The vibrant city life and the magnificent mosque can be seen from the restaurant, providing sweeping vistas as you indulge in your meals.
While some might think that this restaurant sells Halal food, that is not the case! Library mainly serves Western cuisines and special cocktails. When you pay a visit, check out its Spaghetti alla Carbonara, which has a strong scent of bacon and noodles cooked just right. Apart from the food, its cocktails are also worth trying.
Location: Library, 3/F, Manson House, 74-78 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Contact details: +852 2818 6337
Hong Kong’s skyline is famous to people across the globe – when the sun goes down, you could see a line of building lighting up the sky. If you want to feast your eyes in glorious city vistas, Hong Kong is the place to be. While Tsim Sha Tsui and Central are the default go-to’s for such spectacular views, the city is brimming with other spots for you to revel in the skyline.
Cruise Restaurant and Bar is one of them. It is located on the 23/F of Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong, which is near the waterfront. We recommend reserving window seats when booking to maximise your dining experience.
The resto bar specialises in Thai and East Asian dishes, including a la carte options. For those who have no idea what to choose, you could go for the sets. One popular choice would be the set ‘FEED ME’, which consists of the restaurant’s signature dishes. A warm reminder: this set is available for two or more people. If you are coming alone, you might have to consider other sets!
Location: Cruise Restaurant and Bar, 23/F, West Tower, Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour Hong Kong, 1 North Point Estate Lane, North Point, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 3896 9898
Time Park Lounge
If you are a loyal fan of the ViuTV drama series “Ossan’s Love,” you are likely familiar with the scene where in the protagonists, Edan Lui and Anson Lo, were dining in an aesthetic restaurant. Guess where that restaurant is? At Time Park Lounge, no less!
Time Park Lounge is standing on a busy street in Tsim Sha Tsui. Walking down the stairs feels like being in a dreamy forest. There is a huge tree and a red arch dividing the restaurant into three different zones. Each zone has its own theme and decors: an old-style telephone, wooden horses, and a ceiling full of flowers. These are all visually appealing that deserve a spot in your photo gallery.
For the meals, we recommend its five-course set that you can enjoy with your friends and family. It consists of a starter, soup, salad, main course, and dessert. You may choose your own starter and main course from the options provided on the menu. If you want something to drink, consider ordering its special mocktails and cocktails to bring the experience to the next level!
Location: Time Park Lounge, Basement, Minden House, 1-15 Minden Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Contact details: +852 3590 8273
Contrary to its name, dining at Terrible Baby is a pleasant experience. As a restaurant and bar at Eaton Hotel, it offers a picturesque environment for diners to enjoy some quality time. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seat. The indoor area feels like entering a mystic manor, with dim lights, a gold interior, and antiques on display. On the other hand, the outdoor area mimics a tropical rainforest. You could see lots of tropical plants here, as well as wired light bulbs to look like fireflies in the dark.
As a bar, Terrible Baby is famous for its cocktails. One of its prominent drinks is Pineapple is Coming, which is relatively sweet and suits those who do not drink alcohol often. Do not forget to pair its drinks with bar munch such as French fries and shrimp toast. Live bands perform during the weekends so be sure to reserve your spot!
Location: Terrible Baby, 3/F, Manson House, 74-78 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Contact details: +852 2710 1866
Also housed in Eaton Hotel, The Astor is decorated in traditional Hong Kong style. From the colourful floor tiles to the cha-chan-teng-style wallpaper, this restaurant is every bit reminiscent of old Hong Kong. Decors that represent the local culture flank the space, including movie films, Chinese dog figures, and neon signs.
But aside from its old-world charm, The Astor is also famous for its buffet! The spread takes on different themes depending on the season. Most recently, The Astor whipped up the Summer Symphony tea buffet, offering a wide range of summer delights like Movenpick ice cream and baked lemon cheese tart. One of the most Instagrammable food items is the Yuzu Baked Alaska paired with Candied Orange. It is a traditional Hong Kong dessert that will take you to a trip down memory lane. Be sure to book your seats in advance as slots tend to get filled in fast.
Location: The Astor, 3/F, Manson House, 74-78 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Contact details: +852 2818 6337
Madame Fu Grand Café Chinois
Decent, delicate, and dazzling – these are the words that best describe Madame Fu Grand Café Chinois. Walking into the restaurant, you could feel the grandness and elegance that could not be seen outside. The restaurant is divided into three areas – Pink Room, Elegant Design, and outdoor – each offering a unique dining experience to guests.
With its European interior design, some might expect that Madame Fu serves non-Asian delicacies. Yet, what it really prepares would surprise you. Madame Fu is famous for Chinese cuisines, especially its tasty dim sums. Its high tea set is also a best-seller and includes 10 types of food and four scones for two people. One thing to note is that there is a birthday special service. The staff do not only arrange the desserts on a separate dish for the celebrant but also sing a birthday song for them. With its aesthetic interior design, scrumptious food, and excellent service, Madame Fu is a good choice for parties or family gatherings.
Location: 3/F, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun (Former Central Police Station), 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2114 2118
Talking about Instagrammable restaurants in Hong Kong is never complete without mentioning JUNON. It brings people back into the ‘80s with a chandelier hanging from the ceiling and a merry-go-round underneath that reminds you of a European theme park. A palette of gold, brown, dark green, and deep red is dominant in this resto to further enhance its elegance. Seats are arranged in cabins that resemble old European trains.
Equally attractive are the dishes that JUNON whips up. JUNON mainly serves French cuisine, which usually comes in sets. Some must-try’s are mussels and meat, which are both fresh and juicy. The menu changes every month so prepared to be surprised even if it is not your first time here. A live band also serenades diners as they indulge in their meals.
Location: Junon, 2/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Contact details: +852 2808 0882
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