SEVVA

Address: Prince's Building, 25th Floor, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, China
Telephone: 2537 1388

- Expensive

4.5

Superpower dining in the heart (and soul) of the city.

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".

Food and drink
4.1
90%
Service
4.2
90%
Food and drink
4.1
90%
Value for money
4.2
90%
Ambience
4.4
90%
Location
4.8
90%

Food and drink

It's a wide-ranging menu, with regional Chinese, fine dining from Europe, and the owner's personal input from her gourmet globetrotting.

Ambience

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.

Service

If SEVVA got marked down on anything, it would be for being just a tad slow at times.

Location

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.

Price advice

Prices are fairly steep, even by the standards of the most generous expense account - HK$1,000 a head and you're skipping pudding.

Tables to book

Sit outside on the terrace, assuming the weather is behaving itself.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Celebrity spotting
  • Great views / scenery
  • Nightlife
  • People watching
  • Trendiness

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