Hong Kong, 8 March 2016 –

SCMP Group Ltd (SEHK: 583), Asia’s leading media holding company and the publisher of the South China Morning Post, is pleased to announce the launch of the fourth-edition of 100 Top Tables 2016 – A CEO’s Dining Guide. The definitive guide for executive dining in Hong Kong and Macau names the top 100 restaurants in Hong Kong and 20 in Macau based on their gastronomic superiority across an array of cuisines – Chinese, French, Italian, Western, Steak & Grills, Japanese, “East meets West” and Macanese. Newcomers include over 30 restaurants that have made admirable efforts to make it into the 100 Top Tables rank1.

The guide is an essential companion for CEOs and top executives who, when occasions arise, wish to mingle business with pleasure by dining in exquisite settings. At times, these busy professionals also find themselves yearning to unwind with friends and family amidst serene ambience. 100 Top Tables 2016 – A CEO’s Dining Guide offers a well-organised collation of noteworthy restaurants, shortlisted by SCMP’s discerning team of gourmands, dining critics and lifestyle experts. Each restaurant is listed with essential information including their address, phone number, opening hours, corkage charges, availability of vegetarian dishes and valet parking, as well as our reviewers’ no-holds-barred comments and dish recommendations.

Hong Kong and Macau’s top restaurateurs, chefs and fine-dining delegates gathered together yesterday to receive the “100 Top Tables 2016” certificates of recognition from the SCMP.

“With our proven stronghold in connecting with premium readers in Hong Kong2, the South China Morning Post is in a privileged position to create the 100 Top Tables guide, and we are proud to continue its legacy,” said Mr Romanus Ng, General Manager, SCMP Advertising and Marketing Solutions. “The 120 Hong Kong and Macau restaurants named in the guide deserve celebration and fame for putting their heart and soul into creating sublime dining experiences. We congratulate them and look forward to more culinary surprises from them.”

Ms Winnie Chung, Editorial Director, SCMP Specialist Publications said, “Fine dining, in its true sense, is more than just good food. It encompasses the right ambience, professional service and indelible culinary experiences. These are what C-suite fine dining aficionados, our prime readers for 100 Top Tables, look for.”

She continued, “It was both a pleasure and a challenge for us to search out the establishments that fulfilled these requirements in Hong Kong and Macau’s outstanding dining scene. We hope the guide will come in handy when readers look for great business dining options.”

The 100 Top Tables 2016 is available at major bookstores in Hong Kong at a retail price of HK$168. In-store copies can be found at over 70 Pacific Coffee outlets in Hong Kong and at a number of airport lounges in Asia. SCMP print subscribers will receive complimentary copies.

1 Complete list can be found at the end of the press release.
2 In IPSOS Media Business Elite: ASIA 2015 Hong Kong Report, the SCMP - including the Sunday Morning Post - was the most read English print publication across Hong Kong. Among all publication surveyed, our print and online readership has the highest no. of readers with an annual personal income of US$100,000 and above.

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100 Top Tables 2016 – a CEO's Dining Guide

6. Chiu Tang
1. Above & Beyond
2. Ah Yat Harbour View
3. Celebrity Cuisine
4. Chef Master
5. China Tang
7. Cuisine Cuisine
8. Dong Lai Shun
9. Duddell's
10. Dynasty
11. Elite Dining
12. Ho Lee Fook
13. Howard's Gourmet
14. Hutong
15. Lung King Heen
16. Man Wah
17. Mott 32
18. New Shanghai
19. One Harbour Road
20. Seventh Son
21. Sha Tin 18
22. Shang Palace
23. Sing Yin
24. Spring Moon
25. Summer Palace
26. T'ang Court
27. The Chairman
28. The Sky Boss
29. Tin Lung Heen
30. Tycoon Tann
31. Yan Toh Heen
32. Yee Tung Heen
33. Ye Shanghai
34. Yu Lei
1. Amber
2. Akrame
3. Amuse Bouche
4. Caprice
6. Gaddi's
7. Ivy
8. L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon
9. Le Dôme de Cristal
10. one-thirtyone
11. Pierre
12. Seasons by Olivier E
13. SPOON by Alain Ducasse
14. Tate Dining Room and bar
15. The French Window
16. VEA
1. 81/2 Otto e Mezzo
2. Angelini
3. Carbone
4. Gaia
5. Gradini
6. Grissini
7. Nicholini's
8. Sabatini
9. Tosca
1. Arcane
2. Catalunya
3. The Continental
4. Fisheria
5. The First Floor
6. Hugo's
7. Mandarin Grill + Bar
8. Nur
9. On Dining Kitchen
10. Town
11. Vasco
12. The Verandah
Steak and Grills
1. Flint Grill & Bar at JW Marriott
2. Gaucho
3. Grand Hyatt Steakhouse
4. Lobster Bar & Grill
5. Morton's of Chicago
6. Mr & Mrs Fox
7. Porterhouse by Laris
8. Steak House winebar + grill
1. Inagiku Grande Japanese Restaurant
2. Kaetsu
3. Nadaman
4. Nobu
5. Rozan
6. RyuGin
7. Sushi Dokoro Hikari
8. Sushi Shikon
9. Sushi Ta-Ke
10. Wagyu Kaiseki Den
11. Youka
"East meets West"
1. 26 by Liberty
2. Armani Aqua
3. Bo Innovation
4. Ming Court
5. Ronin
7. Ta Vie
8. The Teppanroom
9. The Ocean
10. Wagyu Takumi
1. 81/2 Otto e Mezzo
2. The 8
3. Aux Beaux Arts
4. Belon
5. Don Alfonso 1890
6. Dynasty 8
7. Feng Wei Ju
8. Golden Flower
9. Guincho a Galera
10. Jade de Jardin
11. Jade Dragon
12. Lai Heen
13. Mizumi
14. Robuchon au Dôme
15. The Kitchen at Grande Lisboa
16. The Tasting Room
17. Vida Rica
18. Wing Lei
19. Yamazato
20. Zi Yat Heen