1. Cafe OMediterranean style cafe serving a host of healthy lunch options such as pastas and soups. Their 'Roma' style pizza is famous and comes highly recommended, as do their tasty sandwiches and wraps. Weekends see them serving 24hrs and helping keep revellers from the nearby bars upright.
Best Buy: Pizza Square Pesto HK$54
Address: 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central
Tel: 2868 0450
Opening: 7am to Midnight; 24hrs at weekends.
2. Shake 'em BunsThis tiny burger joint, just above Wan Chai, is usually filled to bursting at most hours of the day, making take away a must. Certainly the best value burgers in the city and arguably the tastiest.
Best Buy: Red on the Neck Burger HK$60 + HK$12 fries
Address: 2D Star Street, Shop K, Wan Chai
Tel: 2866 2060
Opening: 11:30am to 8:30pm. 7 days a week
3. Fat AngelosA family freindly, Hong Kong chain, that has a couple of locations around the city, serving hearty Italian-American food. At first glance prices may not seem cheap but the value here is in the size. Mains come in titanic portions, which can easily serve three, and are accompanied by a good-sized salad as well as a helping of fresh bread.
Best Buy: Meatballs HK$108
Address: G/F, 49A-C Elgin Street, SoHo, Central
Tel: 2973 6808
Opening: 12pm to Midnight. 7 days a week
4. Tom Yum's Thai RestaurantTom Yum's has a healthy reputation amongst Hong Kongers as a great location for good food and good times. A small restaurant in the heart of Wan Chai, serving a long list of Thai staples, the meals here are authenic and come via Tom Yum's ever-friendly staff. Evenings can be busy so booking ahead is recommended.
Best Buy: Thai style fried rice with beef HK$55
Address: G/F, 44 Hennessey Road, Wan Chai
Tel: 2527 2568
Opening: 12pm to 11pm. 7 days a week
5. El Taco LocoA fantastic location next to the Mid-Levels escalator keeps Taco Loco continually buzzing. Tasty burritos and tacos, as well as other Mexican staples, are served up in a cheap and cheerful interior. Bargain basement prices don't stop this being some of the best Mexican food in the city.
Best Buy: Machaca Beef Burrito HK$42
Address: Lower Staunton Street, SoHo, Central
Tel: 2522 1329
Opening: 12:00pm to 10:00pm. 7 days a week