Try the “Cheongasm” cocktail with tequila, homemade pomegranate cordial, lemon and cinnamon mist.
The nicest way to reach the 552m summit is on the gravity-defying 125-year-old Peak Tram which departs from 33 Garden Road (17), in Central, every 10-15 minutes between 7am and midnight. Pass through the aviary-themed entrance and into a decadent and dimly-lit space inspired by the city’s 19th century opium dens.The attention to detail is astonishing – there are 600,000 handpainted ceramic tiles with peacock eye motifs and resplendent feathers.Favouring more contemporary designs, owner Ian Fong has devised a unique process that customises everything from the cut to the thread of the buttons. Lunch on the run Replenish your energy levels with a plate of stir-fried scallops with black garlic (HKD248) at Soho Fama (15) at 35 Aberdeen Street ( 8238; sohofama.com; 12pm-10.30pm daily) – best enjoyed at an outdoor table beside the restaurant’s vegetable garden.Soho Fama forms part of the PMQ complex ( 2335; pmq.org; 7am-11pm daily), a former police station transformed into a creative space with around 100 independent food and retail outlets, many design – and fashion – focused with local connections.Sunday morning: out to brunch Do as the locals do and dine out on dim sum. Upon first impressions there’s nothing particularly special about Tim Ho Wan (21) at 2 Hoi Ting Road ( 2896; timhowan.com; 10am-9.30pm daily) – the dining room crowded and a little drab with people eating on black plastic plates – but looks can be deceiving.
Considered to be the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world, the dumplings are simply divine. The slightly sweet barbequed pork buns are not to be missed. A walk in the park Kowloon Walled City Park (22) on Tung Tsing Road ( 9962; 6.30am-11pm daily), with pavilions and peaceful pathways, is based on the Jiangnan gardens of the Qing Dynasty and has a fascinating history; it stands on the site of a former ungoverned settlement that was once the most densely populated place on the planet.
It consists of 263 islands and a peninsula that juts down from mainland China.
The principle destinations for visitors are historic Kowloon and Hong Kong Island, located to the south on the other side of Victoria Harbour and known for its futuristic shoreline crammed with gleaming skyscrapers.
Ride the panoramic cable car, stand under the 34m-tall bronze Tian Tan Buddha (28) and hike the three-hour Dragon’s Back Trail for views across the island, its peaks and bays.
Also set aside time to visit the traditional fishing village of Tai O, where homes are built on stilts above the tidal flats.
From parks and Peninsulas, to trams and treks, the city has plenty to offer starry eyed couples.