Cantonese in a Chinese tea pavilion

The St. Regis Hong Kong has become synonymous with elegance and sophistication — and the hotel’s dining experiences are no different. After a warm welcome in The Great Room, where 32-foot-high ceilings and marble interiors await, you will be escorted down the hall to Rùn, the hotel’s signature Cantonese restaurant.

Designed by acclaimed local architect André Fu, the well-respected restaurant marries Western and Asian design principles with several nods to Hong Kong’s heritage. As a case in point, Rùn resembles a traditional Chinese tea pavilion with wooden pillars and ceiling beams, while lantern-inspired lighting fixtures cast an amber glow across the room.

All the while, chef Hung Chi-Kwong’s modern yet timeless menu offers a perfect complement to the atmosphere, with dishes that include contemporary dim sum, refined double-boiled soups, honey-glazed barbecued meats and delicate Chinese desserts.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • If the setting is any indication, tea is a big part of the experience at Rùn, so be sure to try at least a cup or two. Resident tea master Kezia Chan can arrange a special tea-pairing experience or recommend one of the restaurant’s 28 different blends to accompany your dishes. We particularly enjoyed the tea-infused cocktails, should that be more your style.
  • Unlike many Hong Kong restaurants that tend to pack people in, Rùn’s tables are well spaced around the room to ensure diners have plenty of elbow room. Ask for the back left corner for extra privacy and natural light, or an inner table to sink into soft banquette seats.
  • Fu’s design sets the scene for an unforgettable meal. Look for pretty beige and bronze notes, lots of wood, and Hong Kong-inspired touches, such as contemporary glass Chinese lanterns that look particularly gorgeous at night.
  • Reserve one of the two private dining rooms if you are expecting lots of friends, carrying an inconsolable baby or celebrating a special occasion. You’ll not only have your own comfy sitting area, but also a private bathroom and large circular table with a lazy Susan that makes sharing Chinese food much easier.
  • The menu masters a wide range of contemporary Cantonese cuisine — dim sum, roasted meats, steamed fish dishes, nutritious double-boiled soups and Chinese petit fours — with only the best ingredients and picture-perfect presentations.
Things to Know
  • The dress code at Rùn is smart casual.
The Food

  • While you can’t go wrong with any of Rùn’s delicious dim sum dishes, the plump har gow (shrimp dumplings), steamed lobster dumplings with gold flakes and deep-fried cod fish rolls with green apple are particularly delightful.
  • Other must-try plates include the rich, tender char siu roasted pork, which has been marinated in honey for a sweet and savory flavor that all but melts in the mouth.
  • For dinner, don’t miss the whole blue lobster and the roasted salted crispy chicken. Or try the chef’s seasonal set menu to sample the highlights, paired with fine wines or sought-after teas.
  • Rùn crafts its XO sauce in house and it is so good, you’ll want to take a jar home with you. Luckily enough, the hotel sells it as a souvenir.

Business casual
Gluten-free options
Kid friendly
Private dining
Reservations recommended
Valet parking
Vegetarian options
Getting There
1 Harbour Dr, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
NeighborhoodWan Chai
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