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Nov 1, 2011 04:48 PM

ISO HKG w/a view + (of course) good food

I came across Sevva (, how do people feel about it?

Open Rice says their cakes are good, as well as the afternoon tea. I think I may be more inclined to try their cakes, as I kinda wanna do afternoon tea at the Peninsula.

How do other rooftops with a view fare? Outdoors would be best. We'll be in HKG around Christmastime.. would there be an issue of it not being open as well??


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  1. Lots of lots of place with views - what sort of food are you after?

    Never eaten at Sevva but it is mainly a bankers after work drinking spot so lots of suits and accompanied by the latest expensive handbags.

    1. Sevva is a nice place for drinks. The view is great. Their cakes aren't too bad. There are other places in HK with better cakes. The drinks are around 20-30 HKD more expensive, and the service is really bad.

      I've gone there several times with friends. Haven't gone there for food, It's a good place to bring visitors.

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      1. re: Emmmm

        Where else would you recommend for an afternoon? Either for afternoon tea or lunch or just drinks?

        1. re: jennjen18

          Why don't you head up to the Peak?

            1. re: jennjen18

              The Peak restaurant that serves afternoon tea belongs to the MAX group which owns the Lawry's Prime Rib restaurant, City Hall Maxim and the Landmark cafe. As such, food quality should be better than most Toronto outfit has to offer! There's also a place that serves very good South East Asian cuisine and Indian curries. Forgot about the name?!

              1. re: Charles Yu

                Cafe Deco is the one you mean. Not certain I would recommend any Peak venues for the food though. IMO I think it is better to drink with a view then head for decent food and not worry about the view. The bar scene with views is far stronger than the food scene.

                Afternoon tea with a view - only one great option and that is the Ritz Carlton and you must book well in advance. Ask for a window table and ou literally have a seat at the bar that is at the window - on the 103rd floor. Make it last then you can head to the top floor for a drink when the horizons bar opens.

          1. re: jennjen18

            Foodwise, for high tea, the Lobby lounge at the Island Shangri-la is nice. (View: garden) High tea at The Verandah at Repulse Bay is just meh (View: stones > sand and water.) If you'd like a view of the city, Cafe Grey at the Upper House might be a better bet. Food is good, and you get a view of the harbour. None are outdoors, sorry.

            For drinks, Red at the rooftop of IFC is nice.

            1. re: Emmmm

              I must say I find Red very average - that said it is a public area so you can BYO and sit at the tables if you want to save cash.