Dining Out: The top 5 restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau

Tue Nov 3, 2009 8:58am EST
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SINGAPORE (Reuters Life!) - The Miele Guide to Asia's finest restaurants is written by food experts who know and love the region (www.mieleguide.com).

This is a list of the top 5 restaurants in Hong Kong, long renowned as a regional gastronomic hub, and Macau. It is not endorsed by Reuters.

1. L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Hong Kong

A stunning restaurant that excels in all areas. The service is as close to perfection as you can find. The food is delicately magnificent, with dishes that are comforting and others that are novel and will thrill the palate and the imagination. The wine list is impeccable. And both the location and the setting are divine. While we highly recommend dining at the counter, where you can watch executive chef Sebastien Lepinoy and his team cook and plate the delicacies on offer, those seeking a little more privacy can opt to eat in the restaurant's small but chic dining room. In many ways, L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon represents the future of dining: a restaurant that offers amazing but not overly challenging food, with perfect service and in a cool but entirely unpretentious setting.

Shop 401, 4F The Landmark

15 Queen's Road, Central Hong Kong


2. Robuchon A Galera, Macau

Robuchon a Galera, the supremely high-brow French restaurant in the splendidly over-the-top Hotel Lisboa, is proof that formal fine dining isn't dead. The restaurant's blue and gold-themed neo-Empire interiors are theatrically luxurious and just a little over-the-top. The over-burdened breadbasket, dessert and petit four trolleys are always greeted enthusiastically. The flatware is appropriately Christofle, and Bernardaud porcelain lithophane votive lights dot the starched tablecloths. But the real draw is the consistently outstanding food on offer and a wine list that would make any oenophile weep. Executive chef Francky Semblat creates masterful dishes that are elegant, rich and flavorful.   Continued...

<p>A general view of local and foreign casinos in Macau, including Hotel Lisboa (in pink) and Wynn Macau (with orange lines), in the evening of July 20, 2007. REUTERS/Dennis Ho</p>