Looking for restaurants with outdoor seating? We’ve rounded up the best outdoor restaurants in Hong Kong for al fresco dining.
We’ve shared our favourite beachside restaurants and rooftop bars, and now we’re highlighting even more outdoor dining spots in Hong Kong for those who prefer to eat al fresco. When summer’s in full swing, it’s tempting to request to sit indoors where there’s air conditioning, but there’s nothing quite like feeling the sun’s rays on your skin as you enjoy your meal on a fine, breezy day. Plus, what’s more romantic than dining under the warm glow of golden hour? From swanky rooftop restaurants to spacious open-air terraces, scroll through for our pick of the best al fresco restaurants Hong Kong has to offer.
The Best Al Fresco Restaurants In Hong Kong
Sitting five floors above Wyndham street, directly across from Tai Kwun, this hidden gem serves some of the best pizzas in town, catering to those who prefer their pies classiche (with regular tomato base), bianca (without tomato sauce) or fritta (deep-fried). Plus, you can’t deny Italian food just tastes better al fresco.
Across the way from Babacio, you’ll find Café Claudel with outdoor seating spilling out onto Tai Kwun’s Parade Ground. Ideal for people-watching, grab a seat on the quintessential terrace while you dine on classic daytime French fare like Eggs Provençal and Croque Monsieur.
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Head up to Duddell’s lush, landscaped garden terrace to enjoy all-day dim sum, light snacks, dinner and weekend brunch, as well as a selection of artful libations from the neighbouring Salon bar. Part dining concept and part art gallery, Duddell’s brings together high-end Cantonese cuisine, exquisite artworks and a well-groomed environment for everyone to share in.
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La Rambla by Catalunya
Spanning over 5,000 sq. ft. of ifc mall, La Rambla by Catalunya’s inviting outdoor terrace is fitted with imported Spanish wicker chairs and sofas, and offers stellar skyline and harbour views. We can’t think of a more perfect place to enjoy Netflix celebrity chef Rafa Gil’s Catalan-inspired creations.
Michelin-starred Louise is set in a grand two-storey heritage building revitalised by acclaimed architect and interior designer Andre Fu, which boasts a beautiful outdoor terrace boarded by assorted potted plants. Expect nothing less than first-rate French cooking and genuine hospitality.
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Old world French charm and the vibrant warmth of India collide at Pondi, a homely eatery that opens out onto Sai Ying Pun’s Fuk Sau Lane. Billed as a love letter to the former French colony of Pondicherry, India, enjoy a fusion of Indian home cooking and traditional French flavours from the team behind Sai Ying Pun’s BRUT! and Chef Taran Chadha (formerly of Blacksalt).
Mr Wolf’s airy, palm-lined terrace is our go-to for a casual brunch or sun-soaked Sunday Roast in Central. Plus, with a separate menu dedicated to lite bites to be enjoyed on the terrace and a lengthy happy hour that stretches from 3pm to 8pm, it’s the perfect spot to catch up with friends all day long.
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Overlooking the now rather serene Chek Lap Kok airport and Bay Area, Sunset Grill sits atop Lantau’s five-star Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel. Come for a breezy free-flow brunch at the weekend, with surf and turf delights delivered to your table from the open kitchen and charcoal grill.
Wooloomooloo’s flagship in Wan Chai takes up the entire 31st floor of The Hennessy, with a spacious open-air rooftop terrace featuring wrap-around views of the bustling area below. Spend an evening at this swanky steakhouse for top-grade signature cuts and sundowners, or book out the Rooftop Lounge for an al fresco affair to remember.
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Main image courtesy of Café Claudel, image 1 courtesy of Babacio, image 2 courtesy of Café Claudel, image 3 courtesy of Duddell’s via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of La Rambla by Catalunya via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Louise via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Pondi via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of Mr Wolf via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of Sunset Grill, image 9 courtesy of Wooloomooloo via Instagram.