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£39 - £118
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Chinese, Asian
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This long-standing name has long been synonymous with quality food, so it’s hard to get a table, especially at lunch. The room exudes a timeless grace ...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
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Reviewed 29 August 2023 via mobile

But be prepared for sky high prices! Fortunately I was able to pay with some Shangri-La Golden Circle points which were about to expire so I feel pretty smug right now. Anyway, the barbecue platter I had included poached chicken and roasted duck and I...added some pineapple rice to that as well, all excellent options. Lovely place for dinner and really attentive staff as well.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 10 April 2023 via mobile

It’s been almost a year since my last lunch visit. It was an average experience then and it’s still very average now. The restaurant is still beautiful and clean but it now has a 2 sittings policy for lunch - from 11am to 1pm and...from 1 pm onwards. We booked for 11am just to avoid any lunch crowds and we were surprised to find the restaurant less than 1/2 occupied. We ordered 3 dishes of dim sum which were quite good. We also ordered 2 main dishes. The smoked pigeon was fragrant, tasty though slightly dry and rather small. The clay pot braised duck was a clear disappointment - salty, not fragrant and the sauce was too sticky. The most disappointing thing that made our experience unpleasant is the 2 sittings policy. Around 12.15pm, we were told to place our last order, if any. Then around 12.35pm you can practically see cleaners with loud vacuum cleaners vacuuming the restaurant in readiness for the 2nd sitting! The noise made an unpleasant lunch experience and our time was not even up. And even though we did not ask for the bill and it was before 12.45pm, the waiter came with the bill and asked us to pay up. We just paid and left - the noise from the vacuum machine was too much anyways. Is this suitable for such a place given that the prices are on the premium side and surely ambience must be maintained as a Michelin restaurant?More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Mark Bannon, General Manager at Summer Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2023

Dear mosto Thank you very much for visiting Summer Palace recently and for your time to share your comments with us. I am excited to read that you thoroughly enjoyed dining with us. However, we regret to hear that not everything was up to our...More

Reviewed 3 November 2022

Admiralty is Hong Kong's prime commercial area and full of upscale dining options. Summer Palace is a luxurious Cantonese restaurant inside Shangri-La with Michelin recognition. Decor is classic and distinctively Chinese. Food is on the traditional side with a creative touch. Everything is tasty and...nicely presented. Baked crab shell is creamy and full of umami. Rice with hairy crab roe, a seasonal special, is rich in flavor. Service is courteous, intimate and careful to details. Price is high as anticipated but the experience commensurate the bill.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Island Shangri-La, Executive Assistant Manager – F&B (HK) at Summer Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2023

Dear Leonhkny Thank you for the great review. As we believe that personalised gestures can make a world of difference, we are glad to hear that our colleagues contribute to making experience a memorable one. We are truly grateful for your commendations, which will be...More

Reviewed 29 June 2022 via mobile

Haven’t been to this place for dim sum for some time. It is a busy place and reservations is necessary. We were given a table in a small room and my first reaction is that service will be difficult to get as we are not...in the main hall. I was right. After taking our tea order and given the menu, no one came to take our order and we had to wave our hands for some time. The table next to us faced the same issue. Finally our orders are taken. The tea is very weak though hot. Out of the 5 dim sum dishes we ordered, only 3 were good. I liked the BBQ meat steamed buns (not in menu). Though it did not look beautifully made, it tasted good. The taro puff (wu kok) was very good. The Portuguese egg tarts looked like ordinary egg tarts. They tasted ok - creamy and warm. The turnip cake was bland. The beef Cheung fun was lacking of beef flavor. These 2 dim sum dishes were really disappointing. We also ordered pepper and spice fried frog legs. It was expensive but fresh and flavorful.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Island Shangri-La, Executive Assistant Manager – F&B (HK) at Summer Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2022

Dear mosto Thank you very much for visiting Summer Palace recently and for your time to share your comments with us. We are glad to read that you enjoyed dining with us. However, we regret to hear that not everything was up to our service...More

Reviewed 8 March 2022 via mobile

Our all time preferred Chinese cuisine lunch/ dinner is Summer palace at Shangri La hotel We always come here whenever we can it’s one of favorite dim sum places in HK Their experienced staff are very professional attentive friendly and helpful with 100% service minded...attitude Today we had this Beijing duck and steamed fish that are top of the notch and other dishes also never disappointed us - fresh ingredients with very skillful chef See you again soon Summer palace 😋More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Island Shangri-La, Executive Assistant Manager – F&B (HK) at Summer Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2022

Dear ohsiri Thank you for the great review. As we believe that personalised gestures can make a world of difference, we are glad to hear that our colleagues contribute to making experience a memorable one. We are truly grateful for your commendations, which will be...More

Reviewed 7 November 2021

Summer Palace offers authentic cuisine with a touch of class. I must say attire is no longer as strict as it was. The flavor and food quality persist. Keep up the good work!!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Island Shangri-La, EAM - Food and Beverage (HK) at Summer Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2021

Dear Ms Chiu Thank you for visiting Summer Palace and taking the time to share your generous compliments with the online community. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed the dining experience with us. It was our pleasure having you and we look forward...More

Reviewed 21 September 2021

This Michelin 1-star restaurant is in Island Shangri-La Hotel at Admiralty, offering nice Cantonese cuisine, headed by Chef Leung Yu King and his team. Coming on a Saturday evening, we were surprised that most of the tables were already occupied, despite it was still early...at 6:30pm. The décor is grand with chandeliers from the ceiling, beautiful renderings of traditional arts on the walls, and a thick carpet all creating a cozy and premium dining experience. Seated in one of the big private rooms, while the staff were all friendly and nice, they would need to come in and out to attend the tables so we did not feel well looked after sitting inside. We ordered Bitter Melon Marinated with Preserved Plum 話梅涼瓜 ($140) to start. The bitter melon had been cut into a cherry blossom shape, and had spent good amount of time to marinate, infused with the sweet and sourness from the preserved plum and without the hint of bitterness. An appetizing snack that even for those who don’t like bitter melon would want to try it out. Next came Deep-Fried Frog Legs in Spicy Salt 椒鹽田雞腿 ($450). The frog legs were all very meaty, with wonderful texture reminiscent of chicken. The chef had deep fried them, retaining the tenderness of the frog’s legs, before putting in an abundance of spicy salt to give an intense savory, spicy note. Ideal to pair with some icy cold beer. It was followed by soup, with me picking Hot and Sour Lobster Soup 四川酸辣龍蝦羹 ($260), while my wife had Double-Boiled Bamboo Fungus with Yunnan Ham and Cabbage 肘子竹笙燉菜膽 ($300). The hot and sour soup had lots of premium ingredients, like lobster and crab meat, but on taste it was a bit lacking on the spicy and sourness I would expect. A bit disappointing. The Poached Sea Bass with Hakka Style Pickled Vegetable and Spicy Pepper 酸菜浸鱸魚 ($500) was one of the chef’s recommendation. The sea bass was nice on its texture, soft and tender, but not sure whether it was due to the intense flavors of the pickled vegetables, it was slightly fishy in taste. The pepper was just very mild on spiciness and not able to provide the necessary complements to the complexity of taste. This one was also a bit below par. Last we had Stewed Spareribs in a Clay Pot 無錫肉排煲 ($280). Served sizzling hot in the clay pot, the spareribs were stewed well, with the meat detaching from the bone. Originally, I thought it would be quite strong in flavor, but turn out it was not. There was not much pick up from the sauce and the spareribs ended up just simple and mediocre. In the end, we found those ribs at the bottom of the pot ended having better taste, and apparently the sauce was not mix well during cooking, leaving those on top under-seasoned. Something they need to pay attention. The portion was quite big, so we did not have room for dessert, and also having to pack almost half of the spareribs to takeaway. The bill on the night was $1988, with a 10% credit card discount, and considering the overall experience, I would not say it justifies the Michelin status unfortunately. Hope this is just a slip on the day, and they can work on improving in future.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Island Shangri-La, Executive Assistant Manager – F&B (HK) at Summer Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2021

Dear Mr Peter C Thank you very much for visiting Summer Palace recently and for your time to share your comments with us as such gives us the opportunity to review and improve our quality service standards to ensure all our guests are experiencing a...More

Reviewed 26 July 2021 via mobile

1. Under Covid-19 period , their arrangement is much better other restaurants, their staff let clients Scan LeaveHomeSafe and measure everyone body temperature before check-in (when queue up), save much time 2. We order Rice rolls with deep - fried crispy shrimp, streamed shanghais pork...dumplings , Deep-fried mashed taro stuffed with diced duck and goose liver, and steamed vegetarian dumplings with dried goji berries and matsutake mushroom 3. Our favourite is rice roll , coz outside is soft and inside is very crispy full of shrimp , and also we love vegetarian dumpling with matsutake mushroom coz taste is so fresh and full of mushroom favour. Of coz , there dim sum are all very good as well. 4. Distance between tables is more than 1.5 meters (average), this tables arrangement is much better than many other restaurants. 5. BTW,waitress who served us was very professional and nice , their service is excellentMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Island Shangri-La, Executive Assistant Manager – F&B (HK) at Summer Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2021

Dear Ms Sharon Thank you for choosing to dine with us. As we endeavor to leave our guests with wonderful dining experiences, it brings us joy to hear that you enjoyed yours entirely with us. Your commendations on our service and culinary delights are truly...More

Reviewed 17 May 2021

When we want to feel good again, we need comfort food. And definitely Summer Palace is my new comfort restaurant! I and my friend had a wonderful night there last Sat. It was brilliant and the staffs were very attentive. We had the Chef Leung's...Signature Dishes and I loved the steamed lobstee filler with egg white (I am an egg-white lover! silky smooth custard with a soft texture, just like my skin lol), asparagus rolled with ways beef, and steamed spare ribs with our chef's special sauce (it's a fork-tendee ribs! ). The service was.so outstanding and it was a fabulous night! I highly recommend if you are looking for a comfort restaurant as I did!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Island Shangri-La, Executive Assistant Manager – F&B (HK) at Summer Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2021

Dear Adlemanda, Thank you for choosing Summer Palace and taking the time to share your generous compliments with the online community. As we endeavour to leave our guests with wonderful dining experiences, it brings us joy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner with us....More

Reviewed 20 February 2021

Highly recommend the deep fried crispy chicken. The chicken skin was crispy, and the meat was juicy and soft. I had it as room service, and it was still hot and crispy when it was served at room.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 14 September 2020

Pleasant dining experience. Good food at a fair price. Not the best for little kids but enjoyed it and envision going back.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 4 May 2020 via mobile

Sampled Summer Palace’s dim sum in an afternoon. All the dim sum were scrumptious and we particularly loved their steamed shrimp dumpling, baked BBQ pork bun and steamed vegetarian dumpling. However, only 18 type of dim sum were available in their lunch menu that limited...the choices of dim sum lovers.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 30 April 2020 via mobile

Highly recommended! Careful and thoughtful selection of food ingredients, timely and affable service, price commensurate with high food quality.

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 13 April 2020 via mobile

I’d lunch with 3 friends in Summer Palace last Saturday. We ordered 7 dim sums and some vegetables to share. All the food was delicious. I particularly liked: - steamed rice rolls with deep fried crispy shrimps - braised bean curb skin rolls in abalone...sauce - deep fried mashed taro puffs - shrimp dumplings I’ve recently bought some dining coupons of Island Shangri-La Hotel which will expire on 30 November 2020. Therefore, I’ll certainly keep on going to Summer Palace.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed 27 February 2020

This is my favorite Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong. The service is excellent. whether here for a business meeting or with family, the restaurant is serene, the food is excellent, the staff is top-notch. Price is high but you pay for excellence! The food, the...experience, all worth it.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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