Restaurant Petrus

Contemporary French paired with stunning harbor views

There are few places in the world with views as captivating as those at Restaurant Petrus. Perched on the 56th floor of Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong in the city’s Admiralty district, the contemporary French restaurant will take your breath away with glorious scenes of Victoria Harbour.

The panoramas are just one of the top-notch restaurant’s calling cards. You’ll be embraced with warm, knowledgeable service as well as an atmosphere so calm and peaceful that you may feel the urge to whisper. The grand interiors easily could have been borrowed from a French château, showcasing dazzling chandeliers, billowing drapes and Baroque-inspired furniture.

And while Petrus’ atmosphere feels more than a little traditional, the food ventures in the opposite direction with decidedly modern dishes at the hands of Uwe Opocensky, executive chef of Island Shangri-La, and Romain Dupeyre, Petrus chef. You’re in for a treat: The former has a sterling resume as the former executive chef of Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, while the latter has worked in some of the world’s top kitchens, including Ritz Paris.
Our Inspector's Highlights

  • We can’t get enough of this vista. Nearly all of the tables peer across the harbor, but be sure to request a window seat for the most panoramic experience — particularly when dining at lunchtime.
  • Providing a welcoming personal touch, Dupeyre visits guests tableside to introduce each course. The charming, sincere Frenchman unpacks each ingredient, explains his techniques and converses with diners along the way.
  • Depending on your taste, the traditional interiors may feel thematic. But you can’t argue with their effect, successfully evoking a sense of grandeur and Old World elegance that will buoy any special occasion.
  • Petrus is not only known for its food and views but also its service. The staff does not miss a beat, gliding smoothly across the Hong Kong restaurant to refill bread baskets, clear plates and offer up just the right amount of conversation.
  • For those staying overnight, it’s worth upgrading to a recently renovated Horizon Club room or suite if only for the privilege of luxuriating over an elegant, calming breakfast at Petrus (it's otherwise closed to diners in the morning).

Things to Know

  • The dress code at Restaurant Petrus is smart casualMen must wear covered shoes, a sleeved shirt and pants.

The Food

  • Every dish could be a work of art, from the creative three-tiered amuse-bouche (including a bite of salmon encased in charcoal-infused gelatin on an oyster leaf) to the elaborate king crab starter. The latter resembles a vibrant, delicate garden thanks to dozens of edible flowers and a smooth green pea goat cheese mousse on a bed of crab meat and bright, refreshing yogurt.
  • The menu changes each season to celebrate natural, fresh ingredients. For example, in the summer, you might enjoy turbot with morel mushrooms, green asparagus and Vin Jaune (a rare French yellow wine) or lamb with artichokes, gnocchi and black garlic.
  • Throughout the menu, chefs Opocensky and Dupeyre inject their creativity in clever and unexpected ways. Take the “Strawberry” dessert, for instance. While the flavor stays true to tradition, the chefs’ pop-art presentation adds new energy and texture to this classic dish.
  • French food calls for wine, and Petrus delivers in spades. The choice is yours, thanks to an award-winning collection of more than 15,000 bottles and 1,700 labels. But if you would like expert guidance, sommeliers Julien Peros and Cherish Ho have a knack for discovering beautiful wines and sharing them with guests.

Business casual
Gluten-free options
Private dining
Reservations recommended
Valet parking
Vegetarian options
Getting There
Level 56, Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong
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