Fine dining doesn’t have a great rep when it comes to healthy eating. Synonymous with indulgent and unsustainable ingredients, buttery bases and creamy sauces, and indifference towards dietary requirements, choosing an upmarket restaurant when you’re vegan, have allergies, or are watching your weight can be tricky to navigate. Hong Kong’s healthy food scene has transcended the barrier, with fine dining restaurants around the city jumping on the wellness bandwagon to clean up their act. From Michelin-starred wellness menus to elevated vegan dishes, these are the top restaurants in Hong Kong for healthy fine dining.
Nectar is the brainchild of plant-based restaurant prodigy Chef Peggy Chan, who creates inventive vegan tasting menus and dishes that quickly become cult favourites of those in the know. Classic dishes like the popcorn hedgehog mushrooms and tandoori flatbread remain on the menu, while new additions include the guilt-free vegan cheeseboard. Lunch and the evening tasting menus are not to be missed and don’t forget to try the elixirs, mocktails and organic wine served in a minimalist plant-filled space.
108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan | nectarexperience.co | 2873 3353
Café Gray Deluxe
Beyond serving healthy dishes on its Revitalising Menu, Upper House’s Café Gray Deluxe offers incredible panoramic views of Victoria Harbour. The wellness menu is vegan, gluten-free and lactose-free, so you can eat in style with a set menu that will keep everyone happy.
49F, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty | upperhouse.com | 3968 1106
The three Michelin star restaurant at the Four Seasons Hong Kong is perhaps an unlikely candidate for ‘healthy’ fine dining, but the Well Feeling set menu allows you to indulge in a lighter way. Focused on nutrient-dense dishes, this multi-course menu is an experience for all foodies who want well-sourced, premium ingredients and perfectly proportioned portions.
6F, 8 Finance Street, Central | fourseasons.com | 3196 8888
Overseen by multi-Michelin-star chef Richard Ekkebus, Amber reimagines fine-dining for the health-conscious diner. The Asian and French-inspired menu does away with butter and saturated fats in favour of milk-alternatives and non-saturated plant-based oils and includes comprehensive options for allergies as well as gluten- and lactose-intolerances.
7F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central | amberhongkong.com |2132 0066
A Hong Kong favourite for its refined boozy brunch, Zuma serves up elevated contemporary Japanese cuisine. Opting for sustainably sourced fish for the sushi selection, prime Japanese meats for the robata grill and a comprehensive selection of lighter vegetable-focused dishes, quality is key in Zuma’s menu.
5&6F Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central | zumarestaurant.com |3657 6388