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15 tasty lunch locations to try

By: Rebecca Simpson

Looking for more lunch venue inspiration? Here are some of our favourites!

#1 COBO House

You might remember COBO House from our Instagram – this restaurant grows its own greens on a rooftop garden just near HKU and around the corner from the MTR. It’s got a cute outdoor area that is pet-friendly.


#2 Coconuts Thai Bar & Grill

Shake off the city and head to Deepwater Bay for a cheeky mid-week swim and some holiday vibes at Coconuts Thai Bar & Grill.


#3 Din Tai Fung

Dumpling craving? Head straight to Din Tai Fung and order some xiao long bao. Branches at Causeway Bay, Canton Road TST, Nathan Road TST and Shatin.


Din Tai Fung

#4 DiVino

This Italian favourite on Wyndham Street does a good-value set lunch – perfect for business or pleasure.



#5 Dot Cod

Tucked in the basement of the Prince’s Building, this seafood restaurant offers a set lunch and is often packed with regulars. Book to be sure you get a seat.


#6 Fini’s

Another solid Italian choice, with venues in Wan Chai and Soho, Fini’s does a good buffet lunch in the Soho venue.



#7 Frank’s

There are two levels at Frank’s on Wyndham Street: the ground floor for a quick lunch at only $98, or on the first floor for a more decadent menu.


Franks Gnocco

#8 Gaylord Indian Restaurant

This is a Michelin-recommended venue that offers authentic Indian food.


#9 Gough’s on Gough

*This Hong Kong restaurant has been closed

Feeling homesick? Head to Gough’s on Gough in Central for some great British fare. There’s a set lunch with a choice of two or three courses.


#10 Le Pain Quotidien

We are big fans of Le Pain Quotidien at Expat Living. The chain has a few locations across the city, including Pacific Place and TST, with a beautiful ethos and gorgeous, fresh, healthy food to match.


#11 Nood

Want to keep it healthy? Try swinging past Nood, or dining in at Pacific Place, Star Street, Kinwick Centre or Lincoln House.


#12 Octavium

This is an impressive Michelin-starred option for a business or social lunch in Central.


#13 Trattoria del Pescatore

If you’re looking for lunch down Sheung Wan way, try Trattoria del Pescatore, just off Hollywood Road. Choose from a two or three course set lunch.


Lunch at Trattoria del Pescatore

#14 Veda

Lunching with a vegetarian friend? Head straight to Veda on Arbuthnot Road.


Tiffin Lunch

#15 Zuma

Not just for Sunday brunch (or Friday night brunch!), Zuma offers a great mid week lunch too.



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This article first appeared in the August/September 2019 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.