What: Effortlessly classy, be it in the beautifully designed dining room or out on the terrace overlooking Victoria Harbour. Epure is not just a good-looker, it's a consummate epicurean performer where tasty, beautifully cuisine is matched by warm, polite service.
Where: Shop 403, Level 4, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
What: Dripping chandeliers, Victoria Harbour views and acres of space combine with modern elegant design at this three-starred Michelin bonne bouche. But the real fireworks are on the plate where chef Guillaume Galliot’s inventive dishes can't fail to impress.
Where: 6F, Four Seasons Hotel, 8 Finance Street, Sheung Wan
What: One of Hong Kong's hottest tickets – and red, counter stools like no other – this is well-rehearsed, intricate cooking of the highest calibre as seen in classic foie gras terrine or exceptional black cod marinated in sake and mirin. Lunchtime set menus remain outstanding value.
Where: Shop 401, 4F, The Landmark, 15 Queen's Road, Central
What: Jean May is starting to attract a coterie of local fans and, with its proudly seasonal food and comfortable, dressed-down style, it's easy to understand why. The short, well-considered wine list invites scrutiny.
Where: Shop A, 14 Gresson St, Hong Kong, Wan Chai
What: Fine dining gets a fashionable canvas here on the seventh floor of the Landmark hotel, courtesy of interiors visionary Adam Tihany alllied to the quixotic cookery of Richard Ekkebus. Don't be put off by Rolls Royce prices or stiff upper lips. It's all part of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants stratosphere.
Where: 15 Queen's Road, Central
What: Grand, Versailles-style dining where the fabulously OTT setting works perfectly with the high level cooking, matched by the magnificent harbour backdrop. This is not the place for loungewear comfort and trainers. So don your best bib and tucker and let the fireworks commence. Service is a model of studied grace.
Where: 56F, Island Shangri-La Hotel, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Admiralty
What: To many this relaxed, undemanding and effortlessly stylish canteen is a breath of fresh air. The antithesis of a Cantonese kitchen, it's a modern French bistro that has attracted a legion of fans. We'll drink to that.
Where: 41 Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong, Central
What: Bibo is the embodiment of understated luxury: a dynamic, groundbreaking realization of art, in all forms — on the wall, on the plate and in elaborate cocktail-making.
Where: 163 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
What: Bouillon ticks all the boxes on account of its food, ambience and service. Gregory Alexandre is a master of his craft front of house, well supported by a kitchen playing to the top of its game.
Where: 6 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan