Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant

Cantonese in Aberdeen & South Hong Kong Island

Recently refurbished, Jumbo Kingdom comprises two restaurants: Jumbo Floating Restaurant and Tai Pak Floating Restaurant. The three-storey 'floating' extravaganzas (they're fastened by concrete) look like Běijīng’s Imperial Palace crossbred with Macau’s Casino Lisboa – so kitsch they're fun. Eschew the overpriced Dragon Court on the 2nd floor and head to the 3rd floor for dim sum.

There’s free transport for diners from the pier on Aberdeen Promenade. Jumbo's celebrity visitors have included Queen Elizabeth II, Tom Cruise and Chow Yun Fat. It's also appeared in a number of movies, the latest being Contagion starring Gwyneth Paltrow. Tai Pak was featured in Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955), starring William Holden, and Enter the Dragon (1973), starring Bruce Lee.