Dining Out 4 minutes 02 May 2022

Executive Set Lunches Under HK$800 From MICHELIN-Starred Restaurants In Causeway Bay, Wan Chai and Admiralty

Count on these restaurants to leave a lasting impression on your colleagues or clients.

If you’re reading this right now, chances are you’ve been given the task of choosing a venue for your next business lunch. Of course, not just any restaurant will do: the location has to be convenient to get to; the menu has to satisfy most preferences; the atmosphere has to be discreet; and—most importantly—it has to offer excellent value for money. But just because you have a budget in mind doesn’t mean you need to miss out on dining at the finest restaurants Hong Kong has to offer.

To help take the worry out of planning a business lunch, here is a list of MICHELIN-starred restaurants in the Causeway Bay, Wan Chai and Admiralty area that check all the boxes.

Ravioli from Castellana
Ravioli from Castellana


MICHELIN Selected Restaurant, MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2022

Bringing the finest produce and classics from Piedmont to Hong Kong, Castellana is as close as you can get to Italy right now. Their Pausa Pranzo (meaning “lunch break” in Italian) set lunch menu—three courses for HK$380 and four courses for HK$480—comes with starters of contemporary minestrone, butter-seared white asparagus or yellow tail pink shrimp ceviche; followed by your choice of homemade tagliolini, risotto made with a Barbera wine sauce or watercolour risotto served with Baerii caviar (for an additional HK$298); protein options such as tuna loin, 36-hour seared lamb and red snapper; before finishing off with chocolate torte and vanilla ice cream.

Ideal for bigger gatherings, Castellana has a spacious private room that can accommodate up to 12 guests.

Price: HK$380 for 3 courses with dessert; HK$480 for three courses with dessert
Address: 10/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

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Forum interior
Forum interior


Three MICHELIN Stars, MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2022

Founded in 1977, Forum is a perfect choice for a business lunch that won’t disappoint. Their famed “Ah Yat” abalone, well-executed Cantonese classics and handmade dim sum are all reasons why you should visit—and the good news is you can sample them all by ordering the business set lunch menu.

For HK$600, you are treated to a seven-course journey, which includes Forum’s signature dim sum (Ah Yat steamed premium shrimp dumpling, steamed pork dumpling with crab roe, steamed Yunnan wild mushroom dumpling); braised goose web with fish maw and shrimp roe in abalone sauce; wok-fried prawn and mushroom with homemade XO sauce; poached fresh yam with lily bulb and tomato in supreme soup; before finishing with hot almond cream with egg white and a traditional dessert.

A plant-based set menu—priced at HK$480 for seven courses—is equally impressive and makes for a no-fuss option for your vegetarian companion. With six private rooms that can accommodate eight to 24 guests to choose from, there are plenty of options for more exclusive experiences.

Price: HK$600 for business set lunch menu; HK$480 for vegetarian set lunch menu
Address: 1/F, Sino Plaza, 255-257 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

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Man Ho

One MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2022

If you’re looking for a dining spot with seriously good dim sum and authentic Cantonese fare, Man Ho is the place to be. Helmed by chef Jayson Tang, Man Ho is known for its innovative approach to time-honoured recipes, showcasing freshness of and quality of the ingredients with refined techniques.

The set lunch menu changes bi-weekly but might start with a dim sum platter of steamed shrimp dumpling with bamboo pith and shrimp roe, baked preserved meat pastry with sun-dried tomato and onion, steamed assorted mushrooms and truffle dumplings; followed by soup of the day and steamed scallop with egg white and Chinese yellow wine, Inaniwa udon with crab meat in fish stock; and finish up with dessert of the day.

For bigger meetings, Man Ho also has five private dining rooms that can accommodate six to 24 guests each.

Price: HK$538 for executive lunch menu (minimum 2 persons)
Address: Level 3, JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

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Purple Artichoke from Petrus
Purple Artichoke from Petrus


One MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2022

If you like your meals with a side of jaw-dropping harbour views, make your way to Petrus, a contemporary French restaurant perched on the 56th floor of Island Shangri-La. With a central location in the heart of Admiralty and an interior that exudes opulence, Petrus checks all the boxes when it comes to leaving a lasting impression.

For lunch, Petrus offers an elegant set lunch menu—three courses for HK$688, four courses for HK$788 and five courses for HK$1,088—highlighting the freshest ingredients in season and executive chef Uwe Opocensky’s signature style.

Starters may include options such as French white asparagus, king crab and purple artichoke, followed by a choice of Atlantic monkfish, Three Yellow Chicken or French veal cheek. The menu is rounded off with a delightful dessert selection and artisanal cheeses.

Price: HK$688 for three courses, HK$788 for four courses and HK$1,088 for four courses
Address: Level 56, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong

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Whipped hazelnut praline from Roganic
Whipped hazelnut praline from Roganic


One MICHELIN Star and MICHELIN Green Star, MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2022

The brainchild of Simon Rogan, the chef behind UK’s three-MICHELIN-starred L’Enclume, Roganic presents a city-centric take on the farm-table experience. In the hustle and bustle of Causeway Bay, you will find microgreens grown in the restaurant and dishes featuring local produce from organic farms in the New Territories.

Whether you are short on time or have an entire afternoon to spare, Roganic’s lunch offerings have something for everyone. You can indulge in any of the sample menus—a five-course lunch menu, a nine-course short tasting menu and a full 12-course full tasting menu—plus pairings with wine or non-alcoholic beverages (think cold brew hojicha green tea, freshly squeezed juices and toasted jerusalem artichoke steeped in pear juice).

Highlights include the signature 14-day aged duck with red cabbage, beetroot and preserved blackcurrant, soda bread with brown cultured English butter and whipped hazelnut praline.

Price: HK$380 for lunch menu; HK$780 for short tasting menu and HK$1,080 for full tasting menu
Address: UG08, Sino Plaza, 255 Gloucester Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

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Summer Palace's private room
Summer Palace's private room

Summer Palace

One MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2022

Outfitted with gold silk wall coverings and lattice panels reminiscent of the palace in Beijing, Summer Palace is a feast for the senses and the food never fails to impress. Expect to find Cantonese classics with a modern twist in the six-course executive lunch menu, where you can expect dishes such as dim sum, double-boiled blaze mushroom with bamboo fungus and cabbage, steamed garoupa fillet with Yunnan ham and black mushrooms and fried rice with egg white, diced scallop and truffle pesto.

The set menu comes with a glass of orange juice, soft drink or mineral water, but there is a wine pairing option if the mood takes you. The four private rooms, which can hold up to 36 guests, are also ideal for groups.

Price: HK1,480 for two persons
Address: Level 5, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong

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Hero image: French white asparagus from Petrus (Photo: Petrus)

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