City Guide: Hong Kong in 48 Hours — Day One

Where to eat, drink and shop when in the World’s Most Vertical City.



For an immediate immersion into Hong Kong’s food scene, head to Lin Heung Kui in Sheung Wan for steaming baskets of dim sum served the old-school way.


Make your way around the neighbourhood and explore the numerous teashops, like Tea Studio and traditional herbal medicine stores.


Draw inspiration from the quirky homewares on offer at Mr. Blacksmith and DeeM or stock up on kitchen essentials and goodies in this foodie haven of an area.


Dine on classic French dishes executed by a chef with Michelin standards at Upper Modern Bistro.


Walk or catch the tram to Central and scour Polkadot Boutique and Select 18 for some special finds before popping into Lok Man Rare Books for cultured retail therapy.


For an early evening glass of wine and a charcuterie platter, stop at La Cabane Wine Bistro and select an organic tipple or two.


If you’re lucky enough to have a reservation at The Chairman, you’re in for some of the best Cantonese food you’ll ever come across. Alternately, if you’d like to stick to light bites, have a Saigon sour and some Vietnamese street food at Chôm Chôm.


Head to Café Gray Deluxe for a few tasty cocktails and a magnificent bird’s eye view of the city’s skyline at night, in all its flickering glory. A martini with that backdrop is hard to beat.


Come back down to earth and continue the night in one of SoHo’s many speakeasy lounges such as Feather Boa, 001 or Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge.

Continue your journey through Hong Kong with our suggestions for Day Two here.


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