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Dining Out 3 minutes 17 August 2020

5 MICHELIN Restaurants in Causeway Bay and Wanchai For Business Lunch

Whether you're looking to talk serious business or have a friendly banter among colleagues, you can’t go wrong with these MICHELIN-recommended restaurants.

Business meal Hong Kong

As more companies and co-working offices establish their presence in Causeway Bay and Wanchai, so, too, have the venues that offer an intimate setting to talk business over food. Here are five MICHELIN-recommended restaurants to consider for your next business meal.
Fook Lam Moon (Wanchai)'s Baked Stuffed Crab Shell With Onions and Fresh Crab Meat (Photo: Fook Lam Moon)
Fook Lam Moon (Wanchai)'s Baked Stuffed Crab Shell With Onions and Fresh Crab Meat (Photo: Fook Lam Moon)

Fook Lam Moon (Wan Chai)
One MICHELIN Star, MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2020

Fook Lam Moon, which was awarded one star in the latest edition of the MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau, isn't nicknamed the "tycoon's canteen" for nothing. It draws the savvy business crowd with its reputation for impeccable cuisine delivered with the highest service standards. Think: doormen earnestly running up to your vehicle to draw open your car door after you've pulled up to the restaurant entrance.

Executive chef Chan Yau Leung has designed an Executive Lunch Set for four (HK$580 per person, minimum four people; or HK$6,880 for four people) or six (HK$10,800 for six people), which comprises the fragrant Fried Rice with Assorted Meat and Conpoy Wrapped in Lotus Leaf, as well as the famous baked crab shells which are freshly prepared by hand every day. According to the restaurant, the two dishes are prepared very differently from most of the other restaurants, and are elegantly prepared in individual portions to suit those entertaining business clients.

The restaurant can tailor its service to every diners’ needs, from creating rooms of varying sizes for small and large groups to offering a sommelier-led wine pairing service so you can rightly focus on the discussion at hand. Your business secrets are safe here: each of the private rooms are padded out with soundproof boards.

Carbonara Au Koque, a signature dish at Castellana (Photo: Castellana)
Carbonara Au Koque, a signature dish at Castellana (Photo: Castellana)

Castellana
MICHELIN Plate, MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2020

Castellana, which specialises in Piedmontese cuisine, may appear compact in size but its refined decor makes the restaurant a tasteful venue choice for a business lunch.

The restaurant offers one set lunch (HK$280-HK$380 per person) and two tasting menus (HK$880-HK$1,280 per person). Among the dishes offered is the veal with tuna sauce, in which the veal is rolled up and envelops the tuna sauce — a twist on the original; while Carbonara Au Koque makes the perfect introduction to the cuisine with its handmade taglioni with smoked prosciutto.

Matteo Morello, the managing director of the restaurant, suggest diners to give them as much information as possible, such as changing of the number of diners, request for a quiet corner, in order to ensure a successful business lunch and dinner. 

Shanghai Yu Yuan offers fine Shanghainese cuisine in an elegant atmosphere
Shanghai Yu Yuan offers fine Shanghainese cuisine in an elegant atmosphere

Shanghai Yu Yuan
MICHELIN Plate, MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2020

Shanghai Yu Yuan offers fine Shanghainese cuisine in an elegant atmosphere, including nine private dining rooms for business diners.

“Sometimes during lunch hours, groups of two to three business diners are unable to meet the minimum spending requirement, which is why we allow our regulars who book tables through the Chope platform to have priority in using the rooms,” says William Eng, the restaurant's chief executive officer. These rooms are equipped with a projector, sound system, and soundproofing.

The restaurant offers three business menus (HK$398, HK$698 or HK$988 per person), all of which comprise at least 10 dishes. They hope that their customers will not only enjoy the experience, but build a good relationship with them. In response to the epidemic, the restaurant is offering a 30 per cent discount on business set menus from July to August, please check with the restaurant for details.

Grand Hyatt Hong Kong One Harbour Road Dining Area.jpg

One Harbour Road
MICHELIN Plate, Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2020

One Harbour Road’s proximity to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre makes the restaurant a popular choice for business dining.

“For business luncheons, our senior management team greets the client on-site to ensure that the client's guests see that their host is recognized and valued by our associates," says Soren Lascelles, the executive chef of Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, where the restaurant is located.

Their lunch set menus (HK$568, HK$688 or HK$778 per person) aim to give diners a feeling of satisfaction without feeling too full. “We highly recommend Steamed Giant Garoupa Fillet With Bamboo Piths and Fermented Rice Wine Sauce for its complexity, and it features a garoupa farmed from a sustainable source,” says Soren.

To ensure a hassle-free lunch, Soren advises diners to check the menu, wine list, and prices beforehand. “Hosts can make a reservation and confirm the menu in advance to avoid worrying about going over their budgets,” says Soren.
Lei Garden's Wanchai branch occupies a bigger space than most of the brand's branches
Lei Garden's Wanchai branch occupies a bigger space than most of the brand's branches

Lei Garden (Wanchai) 
MICHELIN Plate, MICHELIN Guide Hong Kong Macau 2020

Boasting a bigger space than most of the Lei Garden's branches, the Wanchai location of the brand offers a number of adjustable rooms to cater to groups of different sizes.

The restaurant’s Double-boiled Soup Set Menu (HK$598 per person, from 2 people) is ideal for small meetings, including dishes such as Double Boiled Sea Whelk with Wolfberry and Red Dates, as well as Deep Fried Lobster in Salty Oil Sauce. Lunch sets for four (HK$1,288 per menu), eight (HK$1,688 per menu) and twelves (HK$2,888 per menu) are also available. Other famous dishes you can order a la carte include geoduck poached in lobster soup and crispy roasted pork. Menus can also be tailored to suit your business needs.

Banner image courtesy of Castellana.

Healthy and safety restrictions around Covid-19 may affect operation hours, please check with the restaurants before going.


This story was written by Mandy Li and translated by Tang Pin-Ji. Click here to read the original article.

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