A venue with a view
Hong Kong is the world’s No 1 city when it comes to number of skyscrapers. Several mainland Chinese cities
– Shenzhen, Shanghai, Chongqing and Guangzhou – are also among the Top 10 in terms of numbers. This gives residents opportunities to have dinner or a drink at any of many rooftop venues that provide stunning city views.
We asked some of our members:
What is your favourite rooftop bar or restaurant in mainland China or Hong Kong?
Below are the answers.
6 NOVEMBER, 2019
Amanch Shokrirezaghi, Business Sweden, Hong Kong
“It’s impossible to just pick one since there are way too many good hotspots. My top three are Wooloomooloo with its convenient location on Hong Kong Island, the hidden gem Alto in Causeway Bay and Eyebar in Tsimshatsui, with its stunning view of the skyline. That’s the perfect combination, I think you have to try them all out and choose a winner.”
Anders P Hellberg, Boris Design Studio, Hong Kong
“I think Red Sugar at the Kerry Hotel in Hung Hom, Kowloon, is absolutely outstanding. It gives you an amazing view of the harbour. Don’t worry about it being ‘only’ on the seventh floor. It’s right by the water so you have an unobstructed view of the Hong Kong skyline. For now, it’s also still quite unknown.”
Peter Luxenburg, Frost Ltd, Hong Kong
“In Wan Chai, I’m a big fan of Wooloomooloo on Hennessy Road. Great views, especially towards Happy Valley on Wednesdays – when you can see parts of the horse races. If you want to be in the thick of the nightlife, then Cé La Vi in Lan Kwai Fong is always a safe bet.”
Gina Wang, Quiz RR, Beijing
“I’m originally from Beijing but now I live in Stockholm. Every time I come back home, I’ll definitely go to Hulu by TRB. It’s a beautiful rooftop restaurant in the centre of Sanlitun and it serves great sliders, salad and cocktails. The service is outstanding and it’s open until midnight.”
Randa Guo, Lovepac, Beijing
“Hidden in the international trade and business circle, the garden-style Xiu bar and restaurant imitates the architecture of the Song Dynasty and is a beautiful open-air platform. The whole restaurant is made of wood structure.”
Cathy Li, Cellwood, Shanghai
“My favourite restaurant and bar is Lost Heaven on Yan’an Road East, close to The Bund. It’s famous for its Yunnan food, which has a unique flavour. In summer, generally after dinner, I go to the rooftop bar to have a drink and appreciate the beautiful Shanghai night view on the open terrace, or I might choose to have a drink and listen to music in the room beside the terrace. The interior décor, Yunnan-style, and the atmosphere really make you feel like ‘lost in heaven’.”
Alexander Ocieczek, Asia Perspective, Shanghai
“In terms of the view, The Captain is my favourite. You can watch Pudong’s skyline and also see the coal ships head up the Huangpu River at night. Another favourite with a good atmosphere is Kartel in the French Concession.”