It’s positively sizzling in the city at the moment, which makes us think of scorching Mediterranean summers, jugs of ice cold sangria and long afternoon siestas…we’ve found the top five places in Hong Kong where you can recreate your very own Spanish summer.
19 Hollywood Road, Central, 3171-1989
Sit around the open kitchen and watch the chefs work their magic – the food is absolutely divine here. We highly recommend the palm salad, which comes with big, fat olives, and the tortilla, which is done especially well. Everything is super fresh and tasty and all wines are available by the glass.
1/F, 54-62 Lockhart Road, Wanchai – 2527-9111
Go there for an authentic Catalán experience. They not only serve tapas, but also delicious meals – the paella is just scrummy. An unlikely location for such a cool gem.
G/F 47 Elgin Street, Soho Central – 2525-4477
One of the most popular bar-cum-restaurants in the heart of Soho, it’s a great place to get together with friends and relax while enjoying a glass – or two – of wine. Their pizzas are thin and crispy, just as they should be.
Lobby level, Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui – 2721-2111
A sophisticated tapas bar that looks over to Hong Kong side. Definitely a place to dress to impress, it also has the potential to be a rather romantic evening date (as long as you stay off the garlic!) Book a table outside when the weather’s cooler.
Olé Spanish Restaurant and Wine Bar
1/F, Shun Ho Tower, 24-30 Ice House Street, Central, 2523-8624
Expect a warm Spanish welcome from the friendly owner of Olé – you must try their Baby Cochinillo (suckling pig). The set lunch menu offers particularly good value for money at just HKD 148 + 10%.
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