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The eight dining choices at The Peninsula Hong Kong span a slew of cuisine types and feature some of the finest gastronomic experiences in a city known for them. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel has long been a pioneer: its flagship fine-dining eatery, Gaddi’s, was Hong Kong’s first traditional French restaurant and remains at the top of the culinary scene. Chesa was the first (and is one of only two) classic Swiss restaurants, a surreal escape of timber framed Alpine “cabin” serving raclette and fondue. The recently renovated Verandah was the city’s first buffet decades ago and remains immensely popular for all three meals, but its breakfast is especially impressive with a full array of Eastern, Western and European dishes including omelet and cooked-to-order congee stations.
Spring Moon is gastronomic Cantonese, while Imasa specializes in modern Japanese, with kaiseki menus, shabu shabu, sukiyaki and tableside preparations of tempura and sushi. On the highest floor is Felix, the Philippe Stark-designed contemporary European eatery, a big a draw for its glitz, glamour and views as well as for its excellent food. It is also popular for late night tapas and pre- and post-dinner cocktails. A new addition, The Bar is a classic cocktail lounge of heavy wood and leather, with a special James Bond drink menu. The Lobby is all about classic British afternoon tea with clotted cream and scones, while underneath, Salon de Ning is a throwback speakeasy-styled lounge with comfortable couch-filled niches and live music.