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8 Hong Kong restaurants that serve up feasts for the eyes

TimeOut HK
  • Written by TimeOut HK
Indulge in a magical escape with modern art and colourful masterpieces at every turn at Piqniq.


This penthouse restaurant and bar in The Murray hotel is accessible by a private lift and serves up modern European cuisine in an elegant contemporary dining room as well as cocktails on the wraparound outdoor terrace. Aside from the expertly crafted food and drink, the walls are embellished with a playful aesthetic including artwork by Kaws, while a unique vantage point of Central makes for great views also.

Take a step back in this speakeasy ‘umbrella shop’ and enjoy lush surroundings and delicious dim sum.


A restaurant and speakeasy-style lounge bar disguised as an umbrella shop, Foxglove is designed to look like a wine hall from the 1960s to 1970s. The stylish, low-lit interior evokes a sense of secrecy with private club and intimate jazz bar vibes thanks to lush leather, wood furnishings and a lacquered ceiling. The menu here focuses on Chinese cuisine and dim sum, as well as rare cognac, spirits, and creative cocktails to wash it all down.

Blend food and nature with an Italian and Japanese fusion menu and you get the unique restaurant AMMO.


An acronym for Asia, Modern, Museum and Original, AMMO is an Italian and Japanese fusion restaurant inspired by its botanical surroundings that hope to blend the art of food and nature. The eatery’s copper-clad and cinematic interiors take inspiration from the 1965 film noir masterpiece, Alphaville, which is also in reference to its location on the heritage site of a former 19th-century explosives compound.

Surround yourself in Japanism in the lush izakaya-style spot The Aubrey.

The Aubrey

Located on the 25th floor of the Mandarin Oriental, The Aubrey is a Japanese izakaya-style restaurant and bar with an interior inspired by the 19th-century art movement of Japanism. Whether you prefer to indulge in craft cocktails, whiskies, or Japanese cuisine, The Aubrey offers it all, as well as a mix of design elements such as the dark wood-panelled corridor with ukiyo-e prints, juxtaposed with accents from a Georgian manor house, including Tiffany lamps and plush furnishings.

Dine on French fare in this vibrant and elegant restaurant designed by Andre Fu.


Designed by Hong Kong's celebrated architect and designer Andre Fu, Louise is the elegant reflection of a historical home with vibrant green accents and botanical wallpaper intermingled with rattan furniture, velvet drapes, and antique lighting. The dining room boasts a selection of art curated from the 1950s and 1960s, which is the ideal backdrop for the exquisite French fare.

Duddell’s melds Cantonese cuisine and a unique art programme with exhibitions and art talks.


A Chinese restaurant driven by creativity and art, Duddell’s has a stylish and colourful interior to match the fantastic art programme they have. Here, a flow of art talks, screenings, and exhibitions are held to bring carefully selected modern and contemporary art to the city. This, along with the world-class Cantonese cuisine, is worth taking a moment to enjoy.

With views from the West Kowloon Cultural District and an art-deco-designed interior, what’s not to love about Fam?


This contemporary Chinese restaurant brings together the world of cuisine, art, and music to connect with people from all walks of life. It’s nestled within the Art Park of the West Kowloon Cultural District, and offers 270-degree views of Victoria Harbour along with a fun art deco-designed interior with art installations and lights to pair with the contemporary Chinese fusion menu. 

When surrounded by art, you can’t help but be inspired by the flavourful cuisine at Hue.


Situated in the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hue is a modern Australian restaurant that offers stunning harbour views with a side of dynamic and flavourful cuisine. The venue draws inspiration, naturally, from art and design and paints an understated but contemporary interior, allowing the elegance and creativity of the food to speak for itself.

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