18 October, 2018
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Did it for the ‘Gram: Instagrammable Restaurant & Bar Photo-Ops

18 October, 2018

Up your grid game with these photogenic spots.

If you’re looking to up you’re Insta game, there are plenty of bars and restaurants in Hong Kong with seriously cool interiors that can lend a helping hand. Spots both new and old are upping the ante when it comes to nailing the aesthetics, giving us the perfect backdrop for our latest gram. From millennial pink rooms and neon signs, to stunning harbour views, here’s where to find the most Instagrammable dining spots in Hong Kong.

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Madame Fu: The Pearl Room

Reminiscent of Sketch in London, The Pearl Room at the newly opened Madame Fu in Tai Kwun is the perfect pink background for your latest Insta snap. The plush booths, marble tables and floral walls are hard to resist; whether your subject of choice is the elegant afternoon tea or yourself, you’re sure to get a ‘gram worthy shot.

Madame Fu Grand Cafe Chinois, 3/F, Block Three, Tai Kwun, No. 10 Hollywood Road, Central,  Hong Kong, www.madamefu.com.hkwww.instagram.com/madamefugrandcafe

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Los Sotano: “Tequila Make My Clothes Come Off” Neon Sign

Whether tequila does, or does not make your clothes come off, we can’t resist snappin’ the famed neon sign at underground Mexican resto, Los Sotano. The Frida Kahlo inspired murals on the walls also work well as a backdrop for your spicy Margerita.

Los Sotano, Basement, 21 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong, www.lossotano.comwww.facebook.com/LosSotano

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Can we have the sun back now pls ☂️☂️☂️

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Red Sugar at The Kerry Hotel: Harbour View

Few things steal our hearts time and time again like the stunning view of the Hong Kong harbour, and one of our favourite vantage points in the city has to be from Red Sugar at the The Kerry Hotel. Set on the 7th floor of the hotel, the Hung Hom bar offers a sweeping view of our fair city, and is a hard to resist photo-op for both locals and tourists alike.

Red Sugar, The Kerry Hotel, 8 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom Bay, Kowloon, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.shangri-la.com

Ping Pong 129 Gintonería: Red Door + Neon Sign

From its concealed, yet some-what famed red door, to its neon sign lit bar, Ping Pong 129 pops up on our Insta feeds time and time again. If you’re into your G&Ts you better make a bee-line for this place sharpish, the goblet like gin cocktails are some of the biggest in the city, and also work as the perfect prop for your snap. 

Ping Pong 129 Gintonería, 129 Second St, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.pingpong129.com

The Iron Fairies: Butterfly Ceiling

Ashely Sutton designs are notorious in the 852 and beyond for being magnets for the snap-happy out there, and Iron Fairies is no exception. The enchanting butterfly adorned ceiling has been seen countless times on the ‘gram and is instantly recognisable.

The Iron Fairies, LG, 1 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.diningconcepts.com/restaurants/Iron-Fairies

 TRi: Bamboo Chairs + Seaview

Fool your followers into thinking you’ve taken an impromptu trip with the décor found at TRi. Found in Hong Kong’s Repulse Bay, you’d be forgiven for mistaking the restaurant for a Balinese hotspot. The gorgeous sea views and giant pod-like woven bamboo booths give a spa-like feel, which is truly unique.

TRi, CENTRAL L2, Shop 206, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, www.tri.hk

 Gough’s on Gough: Spiral Staircase

This stylish and quirky restaurant is the brain child of British designer Timothy Oulten, so it comes as no surprise that it’s perfectly photogenic. From the miss-matched vintage crockery, to its retro Babycham glasses, geometric tiled floor and stunning bar area, there’s a lot to love about this restaurant before you even get to the food. Our pick for the best place to ‘gram has got to be the gold spiral staircase, which has been popping up on our feed since Gough’s on Gough opened in 2017.

Gough’s On Gough, 15 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.goughsongough.com

Flamingo Bloom: Palm Print Wall

A little less sophisticated than the latter, but a popular pick all the same, Flamingo Bloom is instantly recognisable for its colourful tea creations, palm print walls and flamingo cup holders. If you’re after an afternoon pick-me-up, make sure to stop by and don’t miss taking a quick snap.

Flamingo Bloom, G/F, Shop B, World Trust Tower, 50 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.flamingo-bloom.com

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Ho Lee Fook, Hong Kong

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Ho Lee Fook: Lucky Cat Wall

Upon entering Ho Lee Fook it’s almost impossible to head down the stairs to the restaurant without taking the time for a quick photo, or even better, a boomerang. The lucky cat wall epitomises the restaurant’s modern and quirky take on Chinese cuisine, and may just be our favourite thing about the place – second only to its famed short ribs.

Ho Lee Fook, G/F, 1-5 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.holeefookhk.tumblr.com

 

Featured image property of Sassy Media Group. Image #1 courtesy of madamefugrandcafe via Instagram, image #2 courtesy of yessirmy via Instagram, image #3 courtesy of anniesimpson28 via Instagram, image #4 courtesy of jianlebar via Instagram, image #5 courtesy of linglinglyoung via Instagram, image #6 courtesy of yc_vanessa via Instagram, image #7 courtesy of no.123mari via Instagram, image #8 courtesy of hongkonglivinglist via Instagram, image #9 courtesy of wensaku via Instagram

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