City Hall Maxim’s Palace

Dim Sum in Central District

This 'palace' offers the quintessential Hong Kong dim sum experience. It's cheerful, it's noisy and it takes place in a huge kitschy hall with dragon decorations and hundreds of locals. A dizzying assortment of dim sum is paraded on trolleys the old-fashioned way. There’s breakfast on Sunday from 9am, but people start queuing for a table at 8.30am.

A seat by the window will let you see the harbour or, a more common sight, land reclamation in progress.