Gaucho Hong Kong
All photos by DanielHungryHK
As many of you may know, the boy is actually HK foodie, Hungry Hong Kong, so I spend the majority of my nights eating our way through the city at many of the best date night spots. I wanted to start a weekly post and share with you all my favourite dining out experiences from my perspective, and recommend some of the best places to you. If you aren’t in HK, just enjoy all the food porn photos courtesy of Danielhungryhk 😉
When the boy and I dine out, date style ambiance is super high on our list of priorities. Think flattering lighting, tables that are not smashed up against another, a few enticing drinks, and of course a mouthwatering menu. Here are a few of my recent favourites.
French Window: Located in convenient IFC and boasting a brasserie style menu, the French Window is somewhere the boy and I will probably return to again and again. They have irresistible happy hour prices and a seafood platter that rivals those we’ve had in Paris. Nothing beats that window side view where you can face away from the restaurant and pretend everyone else doesn’t exist.
The Continental: European with the best from France and England on the menu, quiet outdoor seating, seriously pretty and classic interiors, with spacious booth seating perfect for cozy dinners. The professional service and decadent menu make it feel like a real treat without the sky high price points. I would love to try brunch here when the sun can take advantage of their abundance of window realty.
Rustico: Ok I admit it. We rarely ever venture to the dark side otherwise known as Kowloon, and this place was a great distance to travel for us, but well worth it. I am obsessed with their authentic Spanish menu and equally yummy wine list. Everyone is also super friendly and sharing a table full of tapas is one of my favourite ways to spend with the boy.
Gaucho: Their location in Chelsea, London was one of our favourite date night spots way back when so this was an obvious choice when they imported the concept to HK. The steaks are just as good, the cocktails are fun, and that Dulce de Leche dessert is reason enough to return again.
Stay tuned for the next round up of restaurants next week and check out Hungry Hong Kong if you need a lot of food recommendations in this city or just like pretty pics of yumminess.