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The Principal

European, Spanish, Fusion, Eclectic
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9 Star Street, Hong Kong, China
+852 2563 3444
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Special occasions

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  • 23
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 7
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent well prepared food

Quite nice relaxed place with plenty of space to have decent conversations. Very well prepared food with creative mixtures of different cusines . Good wine by the glass list and nice breads.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2014
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  • Special occasions
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Shanghai
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Do you like plain, uninteresting food with bland flavours served by disinterested staff in drab surroundings? If so, you will love it here. I didn't realize that restaurants had to pay for their Michelin stars; that may explain why a meal here is eye-wateringly expensive. Do not fall into the trap of the Emporer's New Clothes; Pizza Express is only... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had a business lunch for 8. There were more staff then customers and the table looked good. That's as good as it gets! Then the service started and what could go wrong did go wrong. Food arrived at the table at different times, presented incorrectly and to the wrong individuals, one main course was completely wrong. The food was... More 

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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is michellin 2star hotel which I've marked for so long. I booked this restaurant during HK restaurant wk (it's a local events held twice each year to select bunch of restaurants for promotio- for fan's tasing at relatively cheap price). The Principal is the only 2star Michellin restaurant in this year event. Unlike other restaurants provided $198 for 3... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Please note that through a coincidence I had become well acquainted with some people in the group's management and for this reason had found out that they only operated something which the manager modestly called "a rather good restaurant" ! A 2 Michelin star restaurant! This relationship helped by providing exceptional service: we arrived later than reserved and had to... More 

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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were really looking forward to going here. We were lucky enough to have a reservation for Friday night just after the Michelin guide came out giving the place 2 stars. Quite how it has 2 stars, I'm really not sure. We certainly didn't feel like that was what we got. FOOD The menu and food is creative. Without a... More 

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New York
Top Contributor
516 reviews 516 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Quite nice relaxed place with plenty of space to have decent conversations. Very well prepared food with creative mixtures of different cusines . Good wine by the glass list and nice breads.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Excellent Sunday brunch with free-flow champagne, beer, wine and soft drinks. Innovative and interesting menu, excellent attentive but unobtrusive service. An all-round great way to enjoy a Sunday.

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Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you have a genuine interest in superb food beautifully presented and very flavoursome then do try this oasis of calm in Wan Chai. My son and I had the Around the World tasting menu, we were both very impressed with the imaginative selection each course complemented the next. A feast for the eyes and the palate. Portion size appropriate.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were looking to treat ourselves and greatly enjoyed the four course lunch option. Every dish was excellently prepared, there is an extensive wine list and the service was top notch. I wish we would have been able to stay for the degustation with wine pairing. Would definitely return next HK visit as it Is value for money.

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I am quite surprised about the recent reviews. The food is excellent...what do i mean? 1/ consistently tasty for every dish, many high-end places have peaks and valleys in execution, 2/ service was helpful but not overbearing 3/ the thoughtfulness and creativity of each dish showed 4/ we were full for our dinner...i think we got the basic testing menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Star Street, Hong Kong, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Hong Kong Region  >  Hong Kong
  • Phone Number: +852 2563 3444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Spanish, Fusion, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?