Ah, the famous Peak. It’s one of the most popular places for tourists to visit in Hong Kong, and deservedly so, in my opinion. The views from the Peak are stunning, and the tram ride up is really fun. Pre-Covid, lines for riding the Peak tram on weekends could easily take 1-2 hours. Now, the Peak Tram is undergoing a huge upgrade (It closed starting TODAY!) for a 6-month renovation project)。 When it re-opens it will be able to handle a lot more people.
The Peak includes restaurants, shopping, and a special viewing area. The mall that’s up there is admittedly a bit touristy, and in the past, food was a bit wanting up at the Peak.
More recently, some new shops and restaurants have appeared, including a mini satellite of Japan’s famous Don Don Donki and Fiamma, a new Italian restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Enrico Bartolini. This is Chef Bartolini’s second restaurant in Hong Kong, with SPIGA in Central as his first endeavor here.
Although you can’t sit at Fiamma and enjoy the Peak’s stunning views, it’s still very conveniently located right on the 1st floor opposite of the Peak Galleria Mall. The restaurants has a decent sized and very pleasant outdoor patio, which is great for those who are still feeling a bit nervous about eating indoors.
General Thoughts – Fiamma by Enrico Bartolini
If you’re at the Peak, Fiamma is a pleasant place to enjoy a solid Italian meal. The dishes aren’t particularly exciting from a culinary perspective, but the food is solidly executed and the overall experience is pleasant. The service was warm and friendly, and the overall ambiance of the outdoor patio was really quite pleasant.
Now that the Peak Tram is closed, we’ll have to find other ways to getting up there. There are buses, minibuses, and taxis that regularly go up to the Peak. You can even hike it (I’ve done it several times – it’s fun as long as it’s not too hot out!).
You do want to be mindful of watching bus schedules. We were having such a good time at dinner that we didn’t notice we stayed past the last Peak Tram. After 10:30PM there are a lot fewer taxis up there, and buses are fewer and far between. We had trouble booking an Uber, so we finally found a bus that at least went down the Peak, even though it didn’t go to our neighborhood!
Next time, we’ll watch the bus or minibus schedule a bit more carefully, or maybe not stay as late!