Heritage Dining

If you’d like to dine in historic surroundings, there are plenty of noteworthy options in Hong Kong. At former police station Tai Kwun, which dates back to 1864, there are contemporary regional Chinese dishes from Cantonese cooking to Sichuan classics, or a fine dining twist on Thai food, whose chef was awarded the top spot on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2014 for his Bangkok eatery Nahm. In addition, there’s a tea house for veggie dim sum and traditional brews, and a dessert shop for Insta-worthy buttercream cakes and cookies.

Options at the former Police Married Quarters, or PMQ, a 1950s building, as well as the Former Marine Police Headquarters Compound, 1881, which dates back to 1864, is another great heritage spot: check out the award winning sushi bar here. Other options include a steakhouse for prime cuts and a restaurant gathering Chinese classics across the region.

Afternoon tea with a string quartet playing in the background at The Peninsula’s hotel lobby is a Hong Kong must-do: the baroque-style hotel has stood here since 1928.