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District Guide – Quarry Bay

What was once a stone quarry for Hong Kong’s growing infrastructure has now laid way to a thriving commercial and business district, brimming with art and culture, a plethora of bars and restaurants, and more. This quirky hotspot on the island’s eastern edge is becoming increasingly popular among expats, and with good reason. These are just some of the district’s best bits…

 

Eat

Spread across three floors, Mr & Mrs Fox is spearheaded by head chef Cheung Chok Ho. Michelin-trained Ho has created a seasonally inspired international menu that has people travelling from across Hong kong to sample. Mr & Mrs Fox also boasts a private dining area, which lends itself as the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or milestone.

 

Drink

Thanks to the recent spurt of office relocations to the area, Quarry Bay boasts a thriving happy hour scene. When the weather is right and you’ve got time on your hands, there are few places better than Sugar, the EAST hotel’s rooftop bar with a large outdoor seating area and panoramic sea views.

 

Shop

Living in Hong Kong, the trade-off for mild winters is an often-wet summer. For the rainy days and Sundays, indoor entertainment is essential. A short walk or a single stop away on the MTR lies CityPlaza – a sprawling entertainment complex that includes an ice skating rink, cinema multiplex and a treasure trove of shopping and dining options.

 

Do

The eastern corridor’s cultural hub plays host to the new ArtisTree space, a transformative venue that holds art exhibitions, multimedia performances and more with an active events calendar. Towards the seafront, active souls frequent Verm City, a newly opened indoor climbing centre.

 

Live

Taikoo Place is a melting pot for office workers, shoppers, and art-goers alike. If you like the idea of living in the thick of the action, the complex’s range of serviced apartments offers studio, one and two-bedroom as well as penthouse suites, equipped with high quality furnishings and amenities. The building is on Tong Chong Street, which hosts a frequent open-air market and is walking distance to the MTR station.

 

Schools

As its name would suggest, residents of Quarry Bay reside within the catchment area for the Quarry Bay ESF primary school. Located in Braemar Hill, Quarry Bay adopts the PYP teaching curriculum, and acts as the feeder school for the secondary South Island School and its International Baccalaureate curriculum.

 

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