City Hall Maxim’s Palace

Dim Sum

in Central District

Woman serving dim sum at Maxim's Palace City Hall Restaurant.

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.