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    Where to eat and drink after the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens
    Worked up an appetite cheering from the stands? Here’s where to head to sate those post-sevens munchies
    Plume rooftop bar, Hong Kong
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    You’re sure to snack your way through the day at the Hong Kong Sevens, but once the games are over, you’ll want to seek out a proper meal. If you’ve got a case of the post-Sevens munchies, you’re in luck, as there are a wide variety of restaurants near Hong Kong Stadium to sate every appetite.

    We’ve also thrown in a few Cathay member-exclusive dining deals near Wan Chai and Central, - the traditional stomping grounds of Rugby Sevens fans after Hong Kong Stadium shuts down - where you can earn extra miles just for grabbing a bite.

    Pici pasta dish
    Pici causeway bay interior


    Load up on carbs over at cosy Italian pasta joint Pici. You can never go wrong with an honest bowl of pasta if you’re in the mood for a substantial meal, and with both a Wan Chai and Causeway Bay location close to the stadium, this Hong Kong favourite is a great choice for a post-match meal. The menu is designed for family-style sharing, with highlights such as pappardelle topped with an eight-hour beef cheek ragu, house special cacio e pepe pasta and a creamy tiramisu. Or opt for their tasting menu instead, which brings the restaurant’s signatures to you.

    Various locations including: Pici (Causeway Bay branch), G/F, Zing!, 38 Yiu Wa Street, Hong Kong, 2699 2606  

    Ebisoba Ichigen ramen
    Ebisoba Ichigen interior
    Ebisoba Ichigen Beef

    Ebisoba Ichigen

    Enjoy a piping hot bowl of noodles at this Wan Chai restaurant, which has made a name for itself with its popular  shrimp-based ramen. Blending traditional ramen soup bases such as shio and miso with sweet Japanese shrimp, each bowl is served lightning fast and promises hearty, complex flavours – ideal for refuelling after a day spent cheering for your favourite team in the South Stand. Located a stone’s throw from Wan Chai’s main bar strip, you’ll be well positioned to join any other rugby fans determined to keep the party going after you’ve had a quick bite to eat.

    Cathay members can earn HKD4 = 3 at Ebisoba Ichigen's multiple locations, while Standard Chartered Cathay Mastercard® holders can earn up to HKD4 = 4.

    Various locations including: Ebisoba Ichigen, Shop B, G/F, Yan King Court, 119-121 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2789 3799 

    Plume sandwich and oysters
    Plume rooftop bar


    If you’re keen to keep the party going at a classier locale, this trendy rooftop wine bar in Central is a great shout with a view to match. With 500 wines on their list, their tightly curated French food menu washes down nicely. Comforting staples like croque monsieurs and homemade fries get a fancy upgrade with truffled twists, alongside decadent platters of oysters and caviar tarts. Craving dessert? Share a crème brulée or one of their salted caramel and chocolate tarts to end the evening on a sweet note.

    Cathay members can earn HKD4 = 3 at PLUME, while Standard Chartered Cathay Mastercard holders can earn up to HKD4 = 4.

    Plume, Rooftop, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 5200 1683

    The Jockey interior, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

    The Jockey

    Chart a course for this Happy Valley restaurant: a pub which faces onto a nearby racetrack. As a popular spot for horse-racing fans and the local rugby team, this laidback pub is always filled with people looking for a pint and no-fuss grub. Its equestrian-inspired menu features crowd-pleasers such as fiery buffalo wings, cheeseburgers, and fish and chips, alongside guilty pleasures such as mozzarella sticks coated in Flamin’ Hot Cheeto crumbs. It’s hard to miss, as crowds of patrons regularly spill out onto its alfresco area with amber pints in hand.

    The Jockey, 33 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, 2572 2266

    Pasta dish ALTO
    Seafood ALTO

    ALTO Bar & Grill

    Carnivores, head for the throng of people near Times Square and you’ll find Alto hidden atop a nearby office building. This glitzy Tom Dixon-designed restaurant specialises in meat, with cuts of beef and pork flown in from all over the world to your table. Beyond tomahawk wagyu steaks and Japanese pork chops, its melting pot of a menu includes dishes such as tamarind chicken lollipops and foie gras-topped beef wellingtons. Don’t leave without sneaking up to their rooftop bar, which boasts some of the city’s best views of Victoria Harbour.

    Cathay members can earn HKD4 = 3 when they dine at Alto and Standard Chartered Cathay Mastercard holders can earn up to HKD4 = 4.

    ALTO Bar & Grill, 31/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2603 7181

    Matcha bao bun, Little Bao Diner
    Interior of Little Bao Diner
    Fried chicken, Little Bao Diner

    Little Bao Diner

    Chef May Chow is something of a celebrity in Hong Kong’s food scene and Little Bao put her on the map. The restaurant’s Causeway Bay branch is also within the vicinity of Hong Kong Stadium – a godsend if you’re drained after a long day of cheering, drinking, and standing around in the heat. Combining American burger culture with modern baos, you’ll find everything from hoisin ketchup drizzled pork belly to vegetarian-friendly shiitake tempeh pillowed between gigantic steamed buns. Be sure to save room for dessert, their salted caramel and matcha ice cream bao sandwiches are must-tries.

    Little Bao Diner, Shop H1, G/F, 9 Kingston Street, Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2555 0600

    Xiaolongbao, Din Tai Fung, Hong Kong. Credit: Getty Images

    Credit: Getty Images

    Din Tai Fung

    The xiaolongbao soup dumplings at this hotspot have made headlines all over the world – including the Michelin Guide and the New York Times, to name just a two. While you might have to queue at its Causeway Bay branch, the wait is always worth it, and you’ll want to order at least one steaming basket of their signature xiaolongbao. Beyond its dumplings, satisfy your cravings with plates of string beans topped with minced pork, nutty dan dan noodles and their dessert buns, stuffed with everything from red bean to purple taro.

    Various locations including: Din Tai Fung (Causeway Bay branch), Shop G3-11, G/F, 68 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 3160 8998 

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