Fri Mar 03 2023

A Guide to Working, Eating and Shopping in Central, Hong Kong

Gaurav Joshi - Founder

A Guide to Working, Eating and Shopping in Central, Hong Kong

A Guide to Working, Eating and Shopping in Central, Hong Kong

Quite literally at the heart of Hong Kong Island is Central, the home to some of the city’s most renowned restaurants, multinational corporations, and tourist attractions. You’ll see the rush of businesspeople streaming into mirrored and glass skyscrapers from the early morning. While in the evenings, these skyscrapers come alive with neon lights, welcoming people from all walks of life to explore the restaurants, shopping malls, and lifestyle spots.

Working in Central guarantees something exciting on every corner. If you already work nearby or are thinking of renting a new office space in the area, check out our guide for some of the best places to eat, shop, and work in Central:

Places to Eat in Central

There are countless Central restaurants to dine at spanning a huge variety of cuisines and types of food. Whether you need some breakfast bites with freshly brewed coffee, or a cosy bar to wind down with your colleagues after a hectic week, you get to experience them all within Central.

1. Central Market

For indecisive eaters, Central Market is a great place to stroll around for food inspiration. Browse a range of stalls selling local Cantonese cuisine, tea, salads, rotisserie, seafood dishes, and more - everything in the market smells fantastic, so just follow your nose and see where the scent takes you.

2. Tim Ho Wan

Famous for its Michelin-starred dim sum, this popular restaurant offers delicious signature dishes such as barbecue pork buns, rice rolls, and steamed shrimp dumplings. The restaurant is definitely one to take any guests from out of town for a no-frills Cantonese dining experience.

3. Soho District

If you're wondering where to eat in Central, the plethora of restaurants in Soho has always got your back. From fine dining to more casual set lunch eats, these eatery-lined streets boast some of the best restaurants in the city and are home to some of the most interesting hole-in-the-wall establishments of Hong Kong's dining scene.

4. Yardbird

A modern izakaya-style restaurant specialising in grilled chicken skewers, with a hip and trendy atmosphere perfect for a night out with friends. If you're not ready to go home just yet, make sure to stop by Lan Kwai Fong for a nightcap (and maybe a dance if you're in the mood).

5. Mak's Noodle

This small family-owned restaurant has been dishing out bowls of delicious and authentic wonton noodle soup for over 100 years in Hong Kong, attracting a loyal following of both locals and tourists alike.

Shopping in Central

Shops in Central cater towards a multitude of budgets and preferences, from the glossy store windows of luxury designer boutiques to the friendly street market stalls tucked into alleys and resting atop slopes.

1. IFC Mall

This luxury shopping destination offers a variety of high-end brands, whilst also carrying more affordable stores and supermarkets. If you need some ideas for what to do in Central, this mall is also a great place to hang out, featuring a rooftop garden, a cinema, and an array of dining options.

2. Landmark

Another luxury shopping mall, the more sophisticated shopper and fashionista will delight in the range of designer boutiques on display. The mall's basement is also home to a gallery and an interactive CASETiFY store, as well as numerous cafes and restaurants throughout the building including the popular Thai restaurant Mak Mak.

3. Central Street Markets

Located on Li Yuen Street East and West, these adjacent rows of street markets offer a range of clothing items, accessories, and souvenirs. If you're feeling confident, you can try bargaining with vendors to get better deals (even though these prices are quite modest to begin with). Up the road, Pottinger Street is also known for its vendors selling souvenirs, trinkets, accessories, and other items. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations thanks to its unique steps and architecture, and is close to many other Central landmarks.

Coworking Spaces in Central

Want to find an office space in the bustling Central district? We have a wide selection of coworking spaces and serviced offices for rent in the area, and FlexFinder is here to help you find the perfect coworking space Central has to offer.

1. The Executive Centre

This well-known coworking space, private office, and virtual office provider can be found in multiple locations across Central, including One IFC, Nexxus Building, and AIA Central. This is the perfect option for anyone looking to work from several different locations in a consistently professional and well-equipped environment.

2. LKF Tower

LKF Tower is a mixed-use building located on Wyndham Street, Central Hong Kong. It is widely recognised as a premier lifestyle building within the district, complete with numerous restaurants at ground level and is just a short walk away from the vibrant streets of Lan Kwai Fong for the worker craving a night on the town.

3. The Eaton Club Central

This modern and sleek coworking space is essentially a social work club. Housing a fully equipped gym, a rooftop garden, and onsite bar and restaurant, The Eaton Club Central is located conveniently on Garden Road, which is also known to many as the heart of finance, commerce, and banking in the city.

Shop, Eat, and Work in Central

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