Are you looking for your new go-to spot in Central to dine-in while on a budget? Check out our guide to the best lunch specials under HK$200 in the area serving excellent deals and delicious bites!
Buzzing with many luxury shops, high-rise towers, and thriving commercial establishments, the heart of Hong Kong, Central is never void of a crowd seeking unique concepts and the latest trends. Diving deeper into the cityscape, you’ll find an impressive assortment of local and international cuisines at every corner.
If you are looking to replenish yourself and grab a nourishing bite after a busy morning at work, Hive Life has compiled a list of our favourite places to dine in Central with the best lunch deals!
Located in the newly revitalised Central Market, CITTÀ serves excellent Italian fare taking inspiration from the refreshing seasonal cuisine of Genoa, Italy. Founded by the renowned Nina Hospitality group in Hong Kong, the restaurant pushes for cleaner, health-centric, and dietary-conscious eating. Its menu is designed to offer you delectable culinary experience by bringing regional freshness through their bold flavours and wholesome dishes.
CITTÀ’s lunch menu is perfect for those looking to enjoy the authentic taste and honest cooking of Italian cuisine, featuring a wide array of delicious pastas all for less than HK$100, from the sizzling beef cheek ragu pappardelle to their spicy seafood fettuccine, as well as other vegetarian options!
Make sure to check the menu before visiting, as the restaurant renews it regularly.
Address: Shop G18, G/F, Central Market, Central, Hong Kong
Lunch Deal Hours: Sun-Thur, 11am-3pm
Price: Under HK$128
For our health-conscious readers, Orka Restaurant is the perfect spot for a quick hearty meal, featuring highly nutritious and flavoursome dishes, including a fine selection of plant-based options. The epitome of a wellness-infused F&B concept, Orka’s menu serves the healthiest delights and best portions. Their 2-course lunch specials start off with an organic vegan soup or salad of your choice, followed by an appetising main, such as the free-range butter chicken or chickpea verde delight served with sustainable fish, that will leave you happy, healthy, and fully satisfied!
Address: Ground Floor 36, Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Lunch Deal Hours: Mon-Fri, 12-2:30pm
A casual Italian eatery located on bustling Wyndham Street, Babacio is famous for not only its delectable traditional Naples-style pizzas, but also its spectacular terrace overlooking Tai Kwun. Besides serving some of the best pizzas in town, the famed pizzeria offers an assortment of classic Italian favourites, from delectable appetisers including burrata pomodori and green salads, to pasta and gnocchi, in addition to other sweet delights.
As for their lunch set, be ready to fill up on their world-class Margherita DOP, or other select pizzas, which come with a side of insalata, and a mini tiramisu to end your meal. Their pizzas are a must-try- an excellent combination of authentic flavours and seasonal elements.
Hive members can enjoy 15% off on their meals for both dine-in and takeaway.
Address: 5/F, Carfield Commercial Building, 77 Wyndham St, Central
Lunch Deal Hours: Mon-Fri 12-2:30pm
Uma Nota is a memorable concept launched by Meraki Hospitality Group, Hong Kong’s first-ever Brazilian-Japanese restaurant and bar. Pioneering in unique flavours and delicious food pairings inspired by Nikkei cuisine, their in-house chef hand-crafted each dish to bring out a fusion of traditional Japanese craft techniques and the freshest Brazilian ingredients.
The restaurant adds a little extra relish to your lunch menu, featuring unlimited starters, including their delicious eggplant and zucchini, and the soba noodle salad with sesame dressing. For your main, select from their must-try grilled tiger prawns and coconut rice, or the vegetarian Karana jackfruit rice with toasted cassava and carioca beans, and their phenomenal roasted spring chicken.
Hive members get a free drink at any one of Meraki’s restaurants upon dining in.
Address: 38 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
Lunch Deal Hours: Mon-Fri, 12-3pm
Price: HK$195 Unlimited Starters + 1 main
Dine-in at Central’s iconic Little Bao diner, and get a taste of their quintessential spin on local comfort food. The founder and a reputable culinary chef, May Chow, draws inspiration from diverse international tastes and techniques to craft incredible fusion dishes, including Hong Kong’s crowd-favourite, the pork belly bao.
Try out Little Bao’s lunch specials for two, and pick your choice of bites, shares, and their delectable buns! Top off your lunch with something sweet, by selecting from their ice cream baos, including green tea with a condensed milk bun or their classic salted caramel.
Address: 1-3 Shin Hing St, Central, Hong Kong
NINETYs is an Aussie-inspired bistro located in Soho, which has earned quite the reputation, serving up some of the most splendid Australian-Asian fusion dishes on offer in the area. Celebrated for its wide array of brunch selections, flattering presentation, and welcoming ambience, NINETYs offers a wholesome dining experience and diverse taste palettes for its diners.
Its thoughtfully innovative food menu consists of amazing brunch specials priced below HK$200. Try the red curry cauliflower with poached eggs, alongside many other dishes, or simply go for the bunch board and pick your up to 6 side dishes for HK$188!
Address: 2-4 Shelley Street, SoHo Central, Hong Kong
Lunch Deal Hours: Sun-Mon, 8am-5:30pm
The Pizza Project
It’s hard to miss out on The Pizza Project’s phenomenal range of pizzas, appetisers, and desserts that will keep you coming back for more! Offering a spectacular lunch deal for HK$138, the specials include a delicious entrée, where you can select from the classic burrata or the flavoursome salmon salad, and served with a pizza of your liking, with both vegetarian and meat-based options.
The pizzeria refreshes their menus weekly, bringing you delightfully tasty bites on rotation. Their Norma pizza fuses tomato sauce, eggplant, and ricotta salata, and is an ideal blend of herbs and spices, as well as other wholesome ingredients for a healthier lunch. Add the fresh lemonade for just HK$15 to top off your perfect full-course meal!
Hive members are welcome to 10% off on all food items.
Address: G/F, 26 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
Lunch Deal Hours: Mon-Fri, 12-3pm
A green oasis in the heart of the city, Oolaa embraces functional and romantic design elements, offering a unique Mediterranean dining experience at its newest venue in Central. Oolaa Group is renowned for serving up delicious fusion entrées, their classic take on traditional recipes, with a healthier twist.
Select their 3-course lunch special, and start off with either their hearty orzo and asparagus salad or the soup of the day for a more filling option. For the main, both baked salmon fillet and spicy Thai basil chicken make excellent choices, and if you prefer subtle flavourings, they have plenty of other options catering to all diverse taste preferences!
Oola’s lunch menus are rotated bi-weekly, so make sure to check their menu before visiting!
Address: G/F, 28 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong
Lunch Deal Hours: Mon-Fri, 11:30am-3pm