Artsy Restaurants & Bars

If you want to eat in a restaurant where you can admire some great art and design during your meal, there are choices aplenty in Hong Kong: some spaces feel more like art galleries than eateries and employ art curations to source contemporary works from around the world. You can admire art exhibitions while tucking into brunch, lunch, dim sum, a la carte, and tasting menus, and some restaurants even offer arty screenings and creative seminars. Others mix Chinese and British influences to reflect Hong Kong’s past, including a bar styled as an old Chinese apothecary, while some embrace their local roots with features such as walls of mahjong tiles, murals of lively Hong Kong market scenes, calligraphy, and Chinese folk art.

In the arty West Kowloon district, you’ll find everything from Art Deco-inspired restaurants to colourful food trucks decorated with striking murals, while the Tai Kwun complex features a bar inspired by 19th century American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany, with opulent decor and stained glass lamps, and another that illuminates the former prison cells with neon lights. The city’s five-star hotels also deliver inspiring artistic backdrops for meals and cocktails: expect to find Japonisme themes, art installations, and works from contemporary artists to catch your attention.