HONG KONG, 15 March 2019South China Morning Post, a leading media company in Hong Kong, yesterday announced the launch of the seventh edition of 100 Top Tables – A Fine Dining Guide, the definitive guide to the best restaurants in Hong Kong and Macau for premier business leaders. 

Modern diners are increasingly discerning and expect sophistication not only in cuisine but also ambience and service. Hence this year’s guide aims to cater to this growing trend and celebrate new awards for Best Chef, Best Ambience, Best Private Room, and Best Service. The inaugural winners are: 

  • Best Chef – Umberto Bombana
  • Best Ambience – Old Bailey
  • Best Private Room – Jade Dragon
  • Best Service – Épure

“If you give the diner the best service in good surroundings, and serve quality ingredients, and focus on the diner, that’s when people start recognising you when you focus on the diners,” said chef Umberto Bombana, winner of the “Best Chef” award.

This year’s highly anticipated edition features 100 Hong Kong and 20 Macau-based restaurants, making it a must-have for senior executives searching for the best restaurants for business and pleasure. The exhaustive list was independently reviewed by SCMP’s panel of food critics and lifestyle experts. This year’s judges included a mix of veterans and new inductees to the committee to ensure the results were balanced, objective and comprehensive. 

Mr. Gary Liu, Chief Executive Officer at the South China Morning Post, said, “We are thrilled to share the seventh edition of 100 Top Tables with our esteemed readers. Every year, our committee embarks on a rigorous selection process that stays true to SCMP’s commitment to impartiality and integrity. It is our privilege to honour these outstanding restaurants, chefs, and restaurateurs that contribute to the world-renowned culinary landscape of Hong Kong and Macau.” 

Ms. Winnie Chung, Editorial Director of Specialist Publications at the South China Morning Post, added, “The dining scene in Hong Kong and Macau is thriving more than ever today, with countless top restaurants from which to choose. While it was especially challenging to put together this year’s guide with another exceptionally strong field, we are confident that we have culled the cream of the crop in executive dining for our readers. These establishments consistently provide noteworthy culinary experiences and we’re delighted not only to celebrate them, but also share them with discerning diners across the region.”

The guide was thoughtfully edited, prioritising overall dining experience as the primary selection criterion and organised by cuisine: Chinese, Western, French, Italian, Japanese, Steak and Grills, and East/West, along with a separate section for Macau. Kindly refer to the list below. Selected in-depth stories about the restaurants can be found at

Readers of 100 Top Tables will enjoy an impartial overview of each restaurant, including information on a restaurant’s cuisine and ambiance – from a shortlist of signature dishes and corkage fees to amenities like valet parking and al fresco dining. The guide also provides contact details, including a restaurant’s address and hours of operation.

100 Top Tables 2019 will be available at major bookstores and supermarkets in Hong Kong at a retail price of HK$168 from March 25. In-store copies can be found at a number of premium airport lounges throughout Asia and select recreation clubs. 

About South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP’s vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. Additionally, SCMP publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire and, Harper’s BAZAAR. SCMP is also home to Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China’s tech industry; Inkstone, a daily news brief for those curious about China’s growing impact around the world; and Goldthread, a culture publication exploring Chinese stories across video and feature articles.

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100 Top Tables 2019 – a Fine Dining Guide


1. Above & Beyond

2. Ah Yat Harbour View Restaurant

3. Celestial Court Chinese Restaurant

4. China Tang 

5. Ding’s Club

6. Dong Lai Shun

7. Dynasty 

8. Elite Dining 

9. Forum Restaurant 

10. Guo Fu Lou

11. HEXA

12. Hoi King Heen

13. Howard’s Gourmet 

14. Hutong 

15. Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine 

16. Jade Garden Star House 

17. Lung King Heen

18. Man Wah

19. Ming Court

20. Mott 32

21. Old Bailey 

22. One Harbour Road

23. Shang Palace

24. Spring Moon

25. Summer Palace

26. T’ang Court

27. The Chairman

28. The Chinese Library

29. The Sky Boss

30. Tin Lung Heen

31. Yan Toh Heen

32. Ying Jee Club



1. Arcane

2. Aulis Hong Kong

3. Frantzén’s Kitchen

4. Hugo’s

5. The Verandah

6. TOWN by Bryan Nagao

7. Uwe




1. à nu retrouvez-vous

2. Arbor

3. Belon

4. Caprice


6. Épure French Fine Dining

7. Gaddi’s

8. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

9. La Petite Maison

10. Le 39V

11. LE PAN

12. one thirty-one

13. Pierre

14. Rech by Alain Ducasse

15. Restaurant Petrus

16. SKYE



1. 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA Hong Kong

2. Angelini

3. Carbone

4. Gaia Ristorante

5. Gradini Ristorante E Bar Italiano 

6. Grissini

7. Nicholini’s 

8. Octavium 

9. Osteria Marzia 

10. Sabatini Ristorante Italiano 

11. Spiga

12. Tosca


1. Hanare 

2. Kaiseki Den by Saotome 

3. Kashiwaya Hong Kong

4. Nadaman

5. Nobu

6. Shikigiku Japanese Restaurant

7. Sushi Masataka

8. Sushi Saito

9. Sushi Shikon

10. Sushi Tokami

11. Sushiyoshi

12. Tenku RyuGin


1. Alto Bar & Grill

2. Beefbar

3. Buenos Aires Polo Club

4. Grand Hyatt Steakhouse

5. Mandarin Grill + Bar

6. maze Grill Hong Kong

7. Morton’s of Chicago

8. PROHIBITION Grill House & Cocktail Bar

9. STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill 

10. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse 




1. Aaharn

2. Aqua

3. Bo Innovation

4. Daarukhana

5. New Punjab Club 

6. Ronin 


8. Ta Vie

9. Takumi by Daisuke Mori

10. TATE Dining & Bar

11. VEA Restaurant & Lounge 



1. 8 ½ Otto e Mezzo BOMBANA MACAU

2. Dynasty 8

3. Feng Wei Ju

4. Golden Flower

5. Guincho a Galera

6. Jade Dragon

7. La Chine

8. Lai Heen

9. Mizumi

10. Pearl Dragon

11. Robuchon au Dôme

12. Shinji by Kanesaka

13. The Eight

14. The Kitchen 

15. The Tasting Room

16. Vida Rica

17. Wing Lei Palace

18. Yamazato 

19. Yi 

20. Zi Yat Heen