International in Aberdeen & South Hong Kong Island

A meal in the grand Verandah, run by the Peninsula, is a special occasion indeed. The large restaurant is dripping with colonial nostalgia, what with the grand piano at the entrance, the wooden fans dangling from the ceiling, and the marble staircases with wooden banisters.

The Sunday brunch is famous (HK$700) and the afternoon tea (from HK$300 per person) is the best this side of Hong Kong Island. Book ahead.