In a somewhat unexpected turn of events, the Hong Kong Government officially confirmed the relaxation of certain social distancing rules on February 16, 2021 that restaurants would be able to resume dinner service from February 18—and tables would now be capped at four persons, rather than the previous two. It brings a sigh of relief after 10 weeks of evening closures, when restaurants were only allowed to operate dine-in until 6:00pm, with only takeaway or delivery after the cut-off time. The extra operating hours will allow the industry to welcome back diners for a proper dinner, and the Tatler team are already thinking of where to go to first. Check out the suggestions below from our editors, who can't wait for the extra hours to support Hong Kong's F&B industry.
Day drinking and early dinners have been fun and all—better than having restaurants closed!—but one of the things I miss most about dining out is being able to while away an evening with friends, enjoying great wines and pecking at delicious food. Godenya, a sake-focused omakase restaurant hidden away off Kau U Fong, is one place I’ve been intending on heading back to for a while now to enjoy chef Shinya Goshima’s one-of-a-kind Japanese dishes and extremely well considered wine pairings.
—Charmaine Mok, Content Director, Tatler Dining