Prince's Building, 25th Floor, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Foodies, Honeymooners, Celebrity spotting, Great views / scenery, Nightlife, People watching, Trendiness
Best for Romance - Expert review of SEVVA
First things first - this is an amazing place to eat. Surrounded by some of Hong Kong's most powerful mercantile houses, as well as the seat of government, it's no wonder that the clientele is booted and suited and BlackBerry'd to the nth degree. It has marvellous views across the city to the harbour from the wrap-around outdoor terrace, and a menu that is equally diverting. FYI, SEVVA's pronounced "savour", with a nod to "seva", Sanskrit for "contribute".
It's a wide-ranging menu, with regional Chinese, fine dining from Europe, and the owner's personal input from her gourmet globetrotting.
You would not want to turn up here in jeans and sneakers. World-famous-in-Hong-Kong socialite Bonnie Gokson owns and takes a very close interest in the day-to-day running of the restaurant. The inhabitants of the city's Rich List parade nightly - if their faces aren't familiar it's simply because they are so discreet. I often take clients here to provide an amuse bouche, so to speak, of Hong Kong; I've never known it to fail.
If SEVVA got marked down on anything, it would be for being just a tad slow at times.
Quandary: do you take a camera, and get marked down for being a tourist, or pass up one of the best photo ops going? Personally, I'd say the hell with it and click away.
Prices are fairly steep, even by the standards of the most generous expense account - HK$1,000 a head and you're skipping pudding.
Sit outside on the terrace, assuming the weather is behaving itself.
More information on SEVVA:
- Price guide:
- Bar, Restaurant
- Chinese, International, Mediterranean, Traditional
- Prince's Building, 25th Floor, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
- 2537 1388
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Thu noon-midnight, Fri-Sat noon-2am. Closed Sundays.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Always essential
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