Living In Hong Kong

Results of the Readers’ Choice Awards 2019

Votes are in and we’re delighted to announce the results of the 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards. We’ve highlighted everything from furniture to beauty, to reveal the best in the business based on YOUR votes.

Congratulations to all our winners, and thank you to our fantastic readers for your votes! We are proud to be supporting local businesses, and to share our finds on all of these great vendors with you.

A BIG thanks to our partners for contributing amazing prizes for our voting readers, and CONGRATULATIONS to the lucky prize-winners:

Five-night stay in a stunning Oceanfront bure at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji: Ms Anne Wingfield

Two-night stay in a beautiful Deluxe suite at the Sheraton Grand Danang Resort in Vietnam: Ms Petronella Harlin

Weekend brunch for a family of four at GREEN in Hotel ICON: Ms Nam Tsou


Interior Designer or Home Stylist

1st placeIstyle HK
2nd placeIndigo Living
3rd placeB Squared Design
4th placeBowerbird Home

Living Room Furniture

1st placeIndigo Living
2nd placeTREE
3rd placeBowerbird Home
4th placeTequila Kola

Bedroom Furniture

1st placeTREE
2nd placeTequila Kola
3rd placeIndigo Living
4th placeBowerbird Home

Kids’ Furniture

1st placeIndigo Living
2nd placeFlexa
3rd placeTavolo Kids Living
4th placePetit Bazaar

Outdoor Furniture

1st placeEverything Under The Sun
2nd placeLift Lifestyle
3rd placeTREE
4th placeIndigo Living

Antique & Asian Furniture

1st placeOriental Home
2nd placeAltfield Gallery
3rd placeThe Red Cabinet
4th placeThe Birdcage

Home Accessories Store

1st placeZara Home
2nd placeFrancfranc Hong Kong
3rd placeIndigo Living
4th placeBowerbird Home


1st placeSealy Asia Hong Kong
2nd placeSimmons
3rd placeOkooko by European Bedding
4th placeSea Horse

Bedding & Linen

1st placeZara Home
2nd placeRapee-Living
3rd placeLane Crawford
4th placeIndigo Living and H&M Home

Lighting Store

1st placeZodiac Lighting
2nd placeTom Dixon
3rd placeDecor 8
4th placeIndigo Living

Carpets & Rugs

1st placeCarpet Buyer
2nd placeIndigo Living
3rd placeMaya Rugs
4th placeMiss Amara and Tequila Kola

Curtains & Upholstery

1st placeCurtain City
2nd placeWai Kee Home
3rd placeFabrics Etc
4th placeFabricsmith Curtains


1st placeYellowKorner
2nd placeAffordable Art Fair
3rd placeIndigo Living, Opera Gallery and Wellington Gallery
4th placeAltfield Gallery, The Art House Asia and Carre d’artistes

Art Framing 

1st placeArco Fine Art Framing
2nd placeLee Wah Art & Frames
3rd placeMan Fong Picture Frame
4th placeArtmen Gallery and Zetter Picture Framer


Dry Cleaning & Laundry

1st placeClean Living and Jeeves
2nd placeVogue Laundry
3rd placeSunshine Laundry
4th placeGoodwins of London 

Handyman Services

1st placeMan With A Drill
2nd placeDr. Fix It All
3rd placeAce Handyman
4th placeHire A Handyman

Aircon Services

1st placeAC Clean
2nd placeDaikin Air Conditioning
3rd placeChong Chi Engineering Co.


1st placeDr. Fix It All
2nd placeKing Fung Design & Engineering
3rd placeAce Handyman


1st placeCrown Relocations
2nd placeAsian Tigers Mobility
3rd placeAllied Pickfords
4th placeSanta Fe Relocation

Garden & Outdoor Services

1st placeGarden Plus
2nd placeWah King Garden Centre


1st placeBYDEAU
2nd placeEllermann Flower Boutique
3rd placeVan Der Bloom
4th placeFlannel Flowers

IT Support / Services

1st placeTechnology Support
2nd placeWan Chai Computer Centre
3rd placeMATSCO Solutions

Pest Control Services 

1st placeBioCycle
2nd place – Rentokil
3rd place – Johnson Group
4th placePestGuy Exterminating

Property Website


Real Estate Agency

1st placeCentaline Property Agency
2nd placeMidland Realty
3rd placeHabitat Property
4th placeJLL Hong Kong

Auto Dealer

1st placeBMW Hong Kong
2nd placeDCH Motor
3rd placeVin’s Motors
4th placeThe Automall

Auto Leasing

1st placeDCH Motor Leasing
2nd placeAvis Rental
3rd placeHertz Hong Kong
4th placeBMW Leasing

Financial Planning Services

1st placeHSBC
2nd placeSt. James’s Place Wealth Management
3rd placeAIA and Manulife
4th placeStandard Chartered

Insurance Coverage

1st placeAIA
2nd placeAXA
3rd placeManulife
4th placeCigna Global

Business Consultancy

1st placeFrame & Fame
2nd placePwC
3rd placeDeloitte

Best Mortgages

1st placeHSBC
2nd placeStandard Chartered
3rd placeBank of China
4th placeCitibank

Food Delivery 

1st placeDeliveroo
2nd placeFood Panda
3rd placehonestbee
4th placeUber Eats

Mobile & Internet Provider

1st placePCCW
2nd placeHong Kong Broadband Network
3rd placeNetvigator
4th placeTHREE

Maid Agency / Nanny / Confinement Services

1st placeFair Employment Agency
2nd placeHelperChoice
3rd placeMerry Maids
4th placeRENT-A-MUM

Pets & Vets

1st placeSPCA
2nd placeCreature Comforts Vet Clinic and Acorn Veterinary Hospital
3rd placeValley Veterinary Centre
4th placePets Central


1st placeSakshi Verma Photography
2nd placeMichelle Proctor Photography
3rd placeJules, Baby!
4th placeAli G Studios 

Food Caterer

1st placeThe Green Platters
2nd placeGingers Catering
3rd placeRelish Kitchen
4th placeShamrock Catering

Wedding Planner

1st placeThe Wedding Company
2nd placeMarriage Maestros
3rd placeThe Theme Wedding Design
4th placeRevel Events



1st placeMarket Place by Jason’s
2nd placeCity Super
3rd placeFusion by Park n Shop
4th placeTaste 

Online Grocery

1st placehonestbee
2nd placePark n Shop
3rd placeHKTV Mall
4th placeiHerb

Organic & Health Food Store

1st placeiHerb
2nd placeJust Green
3rd placeSpice Box Organics
4th placeOrganic Plus

Gourmet & International Food Store

1st placeCity Super
2nd placeGreat Food Hall
3rd placeOliver’s The Delicatessen
4th placeFeather & Bone and Marks & Spencer


1st placeFeather & Bone
2nd placePacific Gourmet
3rd placeBlue Butcher
4th placeBones & Blades

Wine Retailer

1st placeWatson’s Wine
2nd placeWine Rack
3rd placeMy Wine Man
4th placeSoho Wines & Spirits 

Wine & Alcohol Delivery

1st placeWatson’s Wine
2nd placeMy Wine Man
3rd placeWine Rack
4th placeSoho Wines & Spirits


Hair Colouring

1st placePaul Gerrard
2nd placeLove Hair
3rd placeEmmanuel F
4th placeGlow Spa

Hair Styling

1st placePaul Gerrard
2nd placeLove Hair
3rd placeGlow Spa
4th placeEmmanuel F

Manicure & Pedicure

1st placeFlawless
2nd placeSense of Touch
3rd placeIyara Day Spa
4th placeMelomist Beauty Expert


1st placeGlow Spa
2nd placeFlawless
3rd placeSense of Touch
4th placeNude Beautique

Eyebrow Services

1st placeFlawless
2nd placeFreedas Limited
3rd placeBenefit Brow Bar
4th placeBrowhaus

Eyelash Services

1st placeFlawless
2nd placeSense of Touch
3rd placeNovalash
4th placeSuavis Lash Bar

Hair Removal

1st placeNude Beautique
2nd placeStrip: Ministry of Waxing
3rd placeFlawless
4th placeSense of Touch

Hair Loss Treatments

1st placeSvenson
2nd placeDNA Hair Lab 

Aesthetic Treatments

1st placeSense of Touch
2nd placeGlow Spa

Slimming & Shaping Treatments

1st placeNude Beautique
2nd placeEmmanuel F 

Foot Massage

1st placeGao’s Foot Massage
2nd placeTen Feet Tall
3rd placeHappy Foot
4th placeFoot Station

Body Massage & Spa Treatments

1st placeEmmanuel F
2nd placeThe Mandarin Spa
3rd placeFour Seasons Spa
4th placeSense of Touch


Shopping Centre

1st placeIFC
2nd placePacific Place
3rd placeHarbour City Mall and Festival Walk
4th placeElements

Department Store

1st placeSOGO
2nd placeLane Crawford
3rd placeWing On
4th placeAEON

High Street Fashion

1st placeZara
2nd placeH&M
3rd placeCOS
4th placeClub Monaco

Independent Fashion Outlets

1st placeLove It
2nd placePhilippe le Bac
3rd placeZenvarA
4th placeExcuse My French


1st placeCharles & Keith
2nd placeNine West
3rd placeVickie Shoes
4th placeMaud Frizon


1st placeAccessorize
2nd placeZara
3rd placeCOS
4th placeHeritage ReFashioned


1st placeTiffany & Co.
2nd placeZaha et Cetera
3rd placeThe 5th C
4th placeMonica Vinader and Pandora

Office Wear

1st placeZara
2nd placeMarks & Spencer
3rd placeG2000
4th placeGiordano Ladies and Massimo Dutti

Maternity Wear

1st placeMayarya
2nd placeMother Court
3rd placeMothers en Vogue
4th placeRetykle

Swim & Resort Wear

1st placeOzzie Cozzie
2nd placeSeafolly
3rd placeSpeedo Swimwear
4th placeHolly Dae Shop

Sports Wear

1st placeLululemon Athletica
2nd placeNike
3rd placeDecathlon
4th placeAdidas

Formal & Cocktail Wear

1st placeLane Crawford
2nd placeTed Baker
3rd placeZalora
4th placeShanghai Tang

Winter Wear

1st placeZara
2nd placeMoncler
3rd placeUniqlo
4th placeGap

Bridal Wear

1st placeHITCHED! Bridal Wear
2nd placeKevolie
3rd placeCocoon Bridal

Casual Fashion (Men’s)

1st placeZara Men
2nd placeMarks & Spencer
3rd placeH&M
4th placeJ.Crew 

Office Wear (Men’s)

1st placeZara Men
2nd placeMarks & Spencer
3rd placeBrooks Brothers
4th placeG2000

Tailor (Men’s)

1st placeSam’s Tailor
2nd placeWilliam Cheng & Son
3rd placeThe Power Company
4th placeMilk Shirts

Shoes (Men’s)

1st placeChurch’s
2nd placeTod’s
3rd placeClarks
4th placeSantoni Shoes

Luxury Watches (Men’s)

1st placeRolex
2nd placeOmega
3rd placeTAG Heuer
4th placeIWC

Sports Wear (Men’s)

1st placeNike
2nd placeUnder Armour
3rd placeAdidas
4th placeEscapade Sports

Clothing (Children’s)

1st placeTacheri
2nd placeSeed Heritage
3rd placeZara Kids
4th placeH&M Kids

Shoes (Children’s)

1st placeDr. Kong
2nd placeStride Rite
3rd placeRetykle
4th placeSeed Heritage

Baby Gear

1st placePetit Tippi
2nd placeMothercare
3rd placeRetykle
4th placeBaby Central


1st placeBookazine
2nd placeBook Depository
3rd placeKidnapped Bookshop
4th placeBook Castle


1st placeToys”R”Us
2nd placeToys Club
3rd placeWise-Kids
4th placePetit Bazaar


1st placeBookazine
2nd placePetit Tippi
3rd placeGoods of Desire
4th placeLOG-ON

Tech Gadgets & Electronics

1st placeFortress
2nd placeBroadway Lifestyle
3rd placeWan Chai Computer Centre
4th placeDG Lifestyle Store

Pet Store

1st placeWhiskers N Paws
2nd placeQ-Pets
3rd placeSPCA
4th placeBob’s Paradise and Pets Central


Gym or Fitness Studio 

1st placePure Fitness
2nd placeUltimate Performance
3rd placeGoji Studios
4th placeBarre 2 Barre

Yoga Studio

1st placePure Yoga
2nd placePause Health & Wellness
3rd placeYoga BamBam
4th placeAnahata Yoga

Pilates Studio 

1st placeFlex Studio
2nd placeOptions Pilates Studio
3rd placePure Fitness
4th placeH-Kore Central

Personal Trainer

1st placePure Fitness
2nd placeUltimate Performance
3rd placeATP Personal Training
4th placeGoji Studios


1st placeHong Kong Sports Clinic
2nd placeThe Body Group
3rd placeOptimal Health Chiropractic
4th placeUp!health


1st placeThe Body Group
2nd placeHong Kong Sports Clinic
3rd placeJoint Dynamics
4th placePhysioMotion


1st placeDr Lauren Bramley & Partners
2nd placeThe Body Group
3rd placeCity Osteopathy
4th placeHong Kong Sports Clinic

Alternative & Natural Medicine

1st placeIntegrated Medicine Institute (IMI)
2nd placeThe Body Group
3rd placeOT&P Healthcare
4th placeBalance Health and i-Detox

GP & Family Doctor 

1st placeThe London Medical Clinic
2nd placeOT&P Healthcare
3rd placeCentral Health Medical Practice
4th placeQuality HealthCare Medical Centre 

Dentist and Orthodontist

1st placeCentral Smile
2nd placeBayley & Jackson Dental Surgeons
3rd placeSmith & Jain Dental and Implant Practice
4th placeConrad Dental Care Centre

Obstetrician / Gynaecologist

1st placeDr Lucy Lord, Central Health Medical Practice
2nd placeDr Grace Cheung, Central Health Medical Practice
3rd placeDr Alexander Doo, The Women’s Clinic
4th placeDr Arabinda Ghosh, Matilda International Hospital


1st placeDr Mark Chan Clinic
2nd placeDr Angela Lau, Little Angel Paediatric Clinic
3rd placeDr Tanpa Thondup, The Kinder Clinic
4th placeDr Chiu Wing Richard

Sports & Orthopaedic Medicine

1st placeSports Performance Physiotherapy
2nd placeHong Kong Sports Clinic
3rd placeStretchAsia


Social Club

1st placeThe American Club
2nd placeLadies’ Recreation Club
3rd placeForeign Correspondents’ Club
4th placeThe Hong Kong Club

Sports Club

1st placeHong Kong Football Club
2nd placeKowloon Cricket Club
3rd placeLadies’ Recreation Club
4th placeThe Hong Kong Cricket Club 


1st placeDragon I
2nd placeIron Fairies
3rd placeCÉ LA VI

Adult Learning

1st placeHKU SPACE
2nd placeCoursera
3rd placeAlliance Française de Hong Kong
4th placeGoethe-Institut Hong Kong

Kids’ Activity Provider

1st placeLittle Monkey
2nd placeGlitter and Gore
3rd placeBaumhaus
4th placeMy Gym

Indoor Activity for Kids

1st placeRYZE Ultimate Trampoline Park
2nd placeKindermusic by Baumhaus
3rd placeSuperPark Hong Kong
4th placeMy Gym

Outdoor Activity for Kids

1st placeAsia Pacific Soccer Schools
2nd placeThe Backyard Gang
3rd placeHong Kong Football Club
4th placeLittle Monkey

Kids’ Art Programme

1st placeKids’ Gallery
2nd placeAnastassia’s Art House
3rd placeCreative Kids
4th placeAbigail’s Face and Body Art

Kids’ Language Programme

1st placeMini Mandarins
2nd placeESF Language & Learning Centre
3rd placeMulberry House
4th placeActiveKids Learning Center

Kids’ Sports Programme

1st placeESF Sports
2nd placeMy Gym and Sport4Kids
3rd placeAsia Pacific Soccer Schools
4th placeHarry Wright International 

Kids’ Holiday Camp

1st placeTreasure Island Surf & Adventure Camp
2nd placeArk Eden
3rd placeFaust International Youth Theatre
4th placeESF Holiday Camps


Romantic Dining

1st placeJohn Anthony
2nd placeCaprice @ Four Seasons Hotel
3rd placeAMBER @ Mandarin Oriental Hotel
4th place8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana

Family-friendly Restaurant

1st placeLime Wood
2nd placePizza Express
3rd placeOolaa
4th placeAmalfitana

Casual Dining with a Group of Friends

1st placeBrick House
2nd placeOolaa
3rd placeTokyo Lima
4th placeEnoteca

Best Value for Money

1st placeBrick House
2nd placeDin Tai Fung
3rd placePizza Express
4th placeLa Vache

Best Restaurant with Out-of-town Guests

1st placeJohn Anthony
2nd placeMott 32
3rd placeHutong
4th placeDin Tai Fung 

Best Cafe / Restaurant with Teenagers

1st placeBrick House
2nd placePizza Express
3rd placeShake Shack
4th placeStarbucks

Weekend Brunch

1st placeBlue Butcher
2nd placeZuma
3rd placeBrasserie on the Eighth @ Conrad Hotel
4th placeOolaa

Afternoon Tea

1st placeThe Lobby @ The Peninsula Hotel
2nd placeClipper Lounge @ Mandarin Oriental Hotel
3rd placeMercedes Me
4th placeLobby Lounge @ Conrad Hotel

Wine Bar

1st placeMercedes Me
2nd placeLa Cabane Wine Bistro
3rd placeLQV Le Quinze Vins
4th placeDivino Wine Bar & Restaurant



1st placeCathay Pacific Airways
2nd placeSingapore Airlines
3rd placeEmirates Airlines
4th placeChina Airlines

Cruise Line

1st placeRoyal Caribbean International
2nd placeDream Cruises
3rd placeStar Cruises
4th placeHolland America Line

Travel Booking Website


Travel Agent

1st placeFlight Centre
2nd placeLightfoot Travel
3rd placeScott Dunn
4th placeCharlotte Travel

Loyalty Reward Scheme

1st placeAsia Miles
2nd placeMarco Polo Club
3rd placeMarriott Rewards
4th placeStar Alliance

Hotel Chain

1st placeMarriott International
2nd placeShangri-La Hotels & Resorts
3rd placeGrand Hyatt
4th placeMandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Beachfront Hotel

1st placeGold Coast Hotel, Hong Kong
2nd placeInterContinental Da Nang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam
3rd placeThe Surin Phuket, Thailand
4th placeFour Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Vietnam

Hotel for Business

1st placeJW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong
2nd placeConrad Hong Kong
3rd placeGrand Hyatt Hong Kong
4th placeFour Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

Hotel for a Romantic Getaway

1st placeAmanpulo, Pamalican Island Philippines
2nd placeThe Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
3rd placeAlila Villas Uluwatu, Bali Indonesia
4th placeAbaca Boutique Resort, Mactan Island Philippines

Spa & Resort Hotel 

1st placeAnantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas, Thailand
2nd placeFusion Maia Da Nang Resort, Vietnam
3rd placeKamalaya Koh Samui, Thailand
4th placeChiva-Som Hua Hin, Thailand

Hotel for a Family Trip

1st placeShangri-La Hotels & Resorts
2nd placeClub Med Resorts
3rd placeMarriott Vacation Club
4th placeAman Resorts

Budget Hotel

1st placeIbis Hotels
2nd placeHoliday Inn Express
3rd placeBest Western Hotel
4th placeNovotel Hotels


Do look out for the ‘Expat Living Readers’ Choice Awards 2019’ seal on the windows or websites of these businesses so you can easily spot the best in the business.

For more information on service providers in Hong Kong, you can head to our directory.