Hong Kong grew up around its harbor, and while it might have reclaimed quite a lot of land at the edge of this vast natural haven, it's still the focus of life in the city. Finding somewhere to eat with a marine view is by no means difficult, so whether you take your seat on Hong Kong Island – and face north – or in Kowloon looking the other way, you are pretty much excused if the spoon misses your mouth from time to time. The panoramas are breath taking.
Waterfront dining can be so many things, in such a variety of places: perhaps in an ultra smart restaurant like Caprice, looking out over the harbor and with a cellar crammed with artisanal French cheeses; or out on one of the islands that dot Hong Kong's waters, steps from the sea and in earshot of the ferry pier at China Bear.
Wherever you end up, the lesson is pretty plain. What's on the plate is important, but so are your surrounds. And so often, whether it's business or pleasure, life in Hong Kong can be pretty busy. Take the time to kick back and chill, and drink in not just the Chablis, but what is one of the most amazing metropolitan-cum-marine vistas on the planet.
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