With everything from luxury Michelin-starred eateries to local Dai Pai Dong street stalls, sophisticated international cuisine to authentic local dishes, the area around The Pottinger Hong Kong is a paradise for food lovers staying at the hotel looking to explore both international and Hong Kong food.
Several award-winning Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong can be found nearby, serving classic dim sum, seafood, stir-fry, and Chinese-style barbeque dishes. Three popular Cantonese-style restaurants — Luk Yu Tea House, Yung Kee Restaurant, and Lin Heung Tea House — are just a couple of blocks from The Pottinger Hong Kong, on Stanley Street and Wellington Street, a short walk for hotel guests.
Numerous authentic local dining options are tucked away in the streets and alleys of Central. Dai Pai Dongs (local street food stalls) spill into the streets on ramshackle tables and rickety stools. Hong Kong food is fast, affordable and delicious; must-try specialties include Hong Kong style French toast, milk tea, and tomato soup beef noodles. The long-established Dai Pai Dong Sing Heung Yuen on Mee Lun Street is one nearby dining option for hotel guests at The Pottinger Hong Kong wanting to sample this unique style of Hong Kong cuisine.
As a global city, Hong Kong has embraced international dining wholeheartedly. Asian cuisines including Japanese, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese are well represented, along with delicacies from every variety of authentic European, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, African and Indian cuisine. In addition, fascinating fusion options are offered by dozens of cafés, specialty coffee houses and wine bars. The perfect meal is always just around the corner from central hotels in Hong Kong like The Pottinger Hong Kong.
Since food is such an important part of Hong Kong life, there is no shortage of Hong Kong restaurant guides and online resources for designing a tailored gourmet experience. The Pottinger Hong Kong recommends that hotel guests visit the websites below as good places to start.
Hong Kong Tatler Dining : hk.dining.asiatatler.com
Good Eating, South China Morning Post: http://goodeating.scmp.com/restaurants/
HK Magazine: hk.asia-city.com/restaurants
TimeOut Hong Kong: www.timeout.com.hk/restaurants-bars
WOM Guide: www.womguide.com
Traditional Hong Kong food includes egg tarts from Tai Cheong Bakery on Lyndhurst Terrace, beef brisket noodles from the Kau Kee Restaurant in Gough Street, and delicious wonton noodles from Mak’s Noodles in Wellington Street and Wong Chi Kee in Stanley Street. Locals often go for comfort food at a cha chaan teng, a local-style café serving a mix of Chinese and Western dishes. Popular cha chaan tengs in the neighbourhood include Tsui Wah restaurant on Wellington Street, and Lan Fong Yuen on Gage Street, all within walking distance for hotel guests staying at The Pottinger Hong Kong.