Fine dining dying in Hong Kong? Many chefs and restaurant owners think so. What are the reasons behind this. What’s next for the Hong Kong F&B market scene?
Fine dining is dying in Hong Kong. Many chefs and restaurant owners share this view. What are the reasons behind this and and what’s next for the Hong Kong F&B market scene?
Fine dining is the action and practice of eating well. It has evolved into a style of eating that usually takes place in very expensive restaurants, where especially good food is served to people, often in a formal way.
Fining dining restaurants are not new to Hong Kong foodie lovers. A number of top French, Chinese and Japanese fine dining restaurants are set up in Hong Kong which are also rated as Michelin’s starred restaurants.
Lacrucci has witnessed the change in the fine dining trend in Hong Kong. More restaurants are now opting for casual dining instead of fine dining.
Casual dining becomes the food trend in HK?
When fine dining takes a backseat to more casual dining, the all-day dining becomes more popular in Hong Kong. What are the reasons behind this foodie trend?
Diners’ preference change and spend less: customers looking for new dining experience in Hong Kong etc. … all contribute to such change of the restaurant scene in Hong Kong.
Restaurants in Hong Kong are now inclined more to serve less pricey food, yet providing a comfortable environment with the best value and best service.
Casual dining concepts are now making more sense to restaurant operators, especially in the current tough F&B market. To name a few reasons:
- Casual dining can tap into the growing demand of diners who are now looking for less expensive eating-out budget but in a comfortable (not luxurious) environment
- Restaurants can serve more rounds of tables during lunch and dinner time, as well as the non-peak hours
- Menu is comparatively simple. Food cost and waste are thus reduced
- More creative dining concepts can be adopted into casual dining restaurants to increase revenue
- More flexible to change according to market trend
What’s next for HK restaurant scene?
Hong Kong is a blessed yet competitive place for restaurant operators.
It’s not difficult to bring in any new foodie concepts to Hong Kong, since customers are comparatively affordable to high dining budget and adaptive to new sophisticated food concept than other cities.
On the other hand, it’s not easy for restaurant operators to stay in the market if they are too laid-back and insensitive to market changes. It is a highly competitive market environment indeed!
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