Venture to the Eastside and explore Quarry Bay’s best restaurants, bars and recreational centres…
Sandwiched between North Point and Tai Koo, Quarry Bay is one of the oldest districts on the eastern side of Hong Kong Island. But don’t be fooled, this neighbourhood is buzzing with hip new eateries and packed with a plethora of recreational activities to try out (retro rollerskating rinks, trampoline parks, indoor bouldering gyms, you name it!). Scroll through for all the best places to eat, drink and have fun time with friends in Quarry Bay.
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Where To Eat: Quarry Bay Restaurants
It wouldn’t be a bad idea to start your day at CATCH. Its hearty brunch selection will provide ample fuel for a day of exploring, with options like smashed avo toast and HK scramble on sourdough. For something lighter, come between 4pm and 7pm to enjoy happy hour drinks and snacks at the wine bar.
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This quaint camping-themed Japanese eatery has plenty of charm and some very reasonably priced dishes. The chef Fujita Kenta hails from Tokyo and prides himself on serving comfort food with low additives, more veggies and minimal fat. Prepare to queue at around 1pm, as the ramen proves very popular!
Enoteca Quarry Bay
A solid mainstay in Quarry Bay for over 11 years, Enoteca is a favourite spot for gourmet Mediterranean tapas and hearty Italian plates, with a full service bar and wine list to boot.
F.I.G.S. Bistro Mediterranean & Apéro Terrace Bar
The unique menu at this al fresco draws from the regions of France, Italy, Greece and Spain, making up the restaurant’s name, F.I.G.S.. The airy 6,000 sq. ft. space offers both indoor and outdoor seating, with a bar out on the terrace where you can sip on craft cocktails made by master mixologist Vincent Chue.
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For all you chicken lovers out there, Flames is sure to satisfy! With plenty of outdoor seats, it is another fine option for a summer’s day! Portuguese style or mixed herbs and stuffing marinades are all winners!
The draw at this popular franchise is the beer, mussels and of course the delicious fries served with homemade mayo. Other choices such as Wiener Schnitzel are also delicious. The buzzing beer hall atmosphere is great for groups.
MR & MRS FOX
Busiest during brunch and happy hour, this lofty three-storey restaurant has plenty of room for a big group gathering on its buzzing bottom floor, while the levels above are set up for more intimate sit-down affairs and private dining.
Pici Taikoo Place
This 10th Pici location is the franchise’s largest branch so far, with 155 seats, 3,200 sq. ft. of space, and the pasta bar’s first dedicated outdoor dining area spilling out onto the streets of Taikoo Place. Be sure to try out the location-exclusive signature dishes while you’re there.
The Butchers Club Grille
The Butchers Club has expanded its reach to Taikoo Place, with the opening of this new surf-and-turf restaurant concept. While The Butchers Club Grille sells a selection of high-quality dry-aged steak cuts over the counter, guests can also sit down for a hearty meal, featuring imported seafood and produce from around the globe.
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Tong Chong Street Market
Occupying a new space at the first floor podium at Devon House, the Tong Ching Street Market is a foodie’s haven, hosting different themed markets throughout the year, with a focus on sustainability. The street market is free to enter and open on weekdays from 8am to 3pm.
Tong Chong Street Market, Podium, 1/F, Devon House, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, www.taikooplace.com
For more places to eat head to check out these Quarry Bay food courts:
- The Sixteenth – Open for lunch and dinner, this dining hub features four concepts including music-inspired temakeria TMK Funk & Rolls, relaxed sushi club Honjokko and Italian kitchen La Favourita. www.thesixteenth.hk
- KIN Food Halls – Also found in Taikoo Place, KIN Food Halls brings together over 40 well-known international brands under one roof. kinfoodhalls.com
Where To Drink: Quarry Bay Cafes & Bars
Drop by Grotto’s Grab & Go counter for a hand-whisked latte or sparkling lemonade to keep you refreshed as you wander around Quarry Bay. Be sure to also pick up a couple of its signature scones or “S(t)ones” for extra sustenance. With flavours like Classic Buttery, Pandan & Shredded Coconut and Classic Buttery, how could you resist?
HAVN° Coffee is a great java joint to support in the area. Not only does it serve ethically-sourced brews but it is proudly the world’s first specialty coffee brand to use a fully plastic-free cup that can be recycled with paper (including the lids!).
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A sophisticated rooftop bar and deck, Sugar is a great hangout for late-night drinks. Snag a spot at the outdoor deck where you can sip on signature and seasonal cocktails as you watch the ferries and boats sail away along the Victoria Harbour.
While away a lazy afternoon on Tempo Tempo’s al fresco terrazza. From bubbly Champagne cocktails, refreshing Aperol spritzes, inventive vodka infusions and more, you’ll be spoilt for choice and staying till the sun goes down.
What To Do In Quarry Bay
Lace up your skates and relive the nostalgic pastime of rollerskating under neon lights. Bit wobbly on your wheels? Sign up for a class in the mini-training area and you’ll be grooving to disco tunes in the main rink in no time!
At H-Kore, you can expect to strengthen, stretch and sweat in every class, with workouts modelled after the Lagree Fitness technique. Its Quarry Bay location introduced “The Studio” by H-Kore concept, which offers Yoga, Barre, Circuit, Mat Pilates classes and more.
Monster Building (Yick Cheong Building)
This Insta-famous photo spot draws in photographers of all calibres and has even been featured in films such as “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and “Ghost in the Shell”. Dubbed the “Monster Building”, perhaps for the ominous shadow the looming towers cast, this cluster of 18-storey tenements sitting on King’s Road is a sight to behold.
Yick Cheong Building, King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Ryze Hong Kong Trampoline Park
Channel your inner Ninja Warrior and take on the exhilarating obstacle courses at Ryze trampoline park, where you can scramble up rope ladders, swing from punching bags, ricochet off state-of-the-art bounce boards and dive into a pit of foam cubes. The jumping field portion features 7,000 sq. ft. of over 40 connected trampolines, including the popular angled wall trampolines and launching decks.
Verm City stands as one of Hong Kong’s first and largest bouldering gyms, spanning an impressive 20,000 sq. ft. It comprises a Clip N’ Climb component (suitable for novice climbers of all ages), a moon board, training area, and lounge area complete with a kiosk and free wifi.
Main image courtesy of Red John via Unsplash, image 1 courtesy of CATCH via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of F.I.G.S., image 3 courtesy of MR & MRS FOX via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of The Butcher’s Club Grille, image 5 courtesy of Grotto, image 6 courtesy of Bun’s 2020, image 6 courtesy of Meriç Dağlı via Unsplash.