Discover Hong Kong’s creative side like a local through its most artistic restaurants

Another memorable Hong Kong Arts Month has come and gone, but if you missed it, don’t descend into a state of #fomo just yet! Hong Kong’s art scene thrives year-round, so much so that you can taste it; literally. Here are five establishments where your meal comes with a side of art.

Van Gogh Senses

Few artists have captured the world’s collective imagination — and adoration — like Vincent van Gogh, and with the film Loving Vincent hitting theaters recently, a new generation is learning about the man and his masterpieces. The perfect time, then, to visit Van Gogh Senses, a unique multi-sensory space at 1881 Heritage. The restaurant here offers lunch, tea, dinner and weekend brunch menus inspired by van Gogh with a nod to his Japanese influences. The multi-course Harvest and Sunflowers set dinners are highlights, featuring dishes like miso cod with Dutch capsicum and romanesco; iberico pork rack with compressed pineapple and Japanese onions; and French yellow chicken with Dutch purple potatoes.

Dine Art

Part Italian restaurant, part art gallery, Dine Art is located in the up-and-coming arts hub of Wong Chuk Hang, on the south side of Hong Kong Island. While chefs whip up dishes in an open kitchen, patrons can take in art on the walls from the likes of Australia’s Fred Williams and Chinese-French painter Zao Wou-ki. With just 32 seats for lunch and 24 for dinner, an intimate dining experience is assured. Dishes here change monthly, but past menus have included Boston lobster with green pea cream, pigeon breast in “dolce forte” crumble and slow-cooked Italian baby pork belly.


Bibo is a meeting of worlds and art movements. Here, timeless Art Deco style meets the art of Aya Takano, Banksy, Damien Hirst, Daniel Arsham and Jeff Koons, while patrons tuck into French fare with Japanese touches. Go for the six-course “Chef’s Imagination” degustation menu or choose from a la carte options: scallops with coconut, nashi pear and gherkin; sole with uni and asparagus; and wagyu beef with cockles and eringi mushrooms give you a good idea of what they’re all about.


The folks at Duddell’s would like you to think of them as “the eclectic home of a seasoned art collector” that just happens to have a one-Michelin-star restaurant. The motto here is “Honest about art, serious about food”, and that shines through with the contemporary Cantonese cuisine of executive chef Fung Man-Ip and their art program, which is headed by a dedicated manager. Duddell’s is currently hosting two exhibitions: A Taste of the Masters II — Paintings from the MK Lau Collection and Leila Hekmat’s I Was Not Invited (The Organ Grinder’s Canto).

Aberdeen Street Social

If exploring the galleries, shops and studios of PMQ gives you an appetite for an appropriately creative meal, look no further than Aberdeen Street Social. A restaurant and bar by English chef Jason Atherton — Singaporean foodies need no introduction — Aberdeen Street Social stars his modern British cuisine. On offer are his takes on beef Wellington, roasted veal sweetbreads, suckling pig belly and loin, and much more.

Hungry for more on Hong Kong’s arts scene? Check out this video about Aberdeen and Wong Chuk Hang:

For more information, head to the Discover Hong Kong website.