Hong Kong Dinning Tips page lists some knowledge about eating in Hong Kong as well as other common things about Hong Kong dinning.
♦ Quality Tourism Services (QTS) Scheme
QTS scheme is suitable for restaurants as well. Please note the sign before you choose a restaurant.
It is good idea to make reservations especially during lunchtime since restaurants are usually busy. On the weekends an advance booking is advisable especially in the up-market restaurants. To check a phone number, dial directory enquiries on 108-1. Or you can pick up a copy of a Guide to Quality Shops and Restaurants for information on QTS-accredited restaurants.
♦ Dress Code
Casual wear is acceptable in most restaurants. For a more formal occasion or where there is a proper dress code specified, jacket and tie is the norm. If in doubt, check with the restaurant before your coming.
♦ Charges for tea, condiments and non-ordered snacks
When eating in a Chinese restaurant it is common for waiters to bring tea, condiments and non-ordered snacks, which will be added to the bill if you don't refuse. It is not free in most cases.
♦ Service Charge
Most restaurants automatically add 10 per cent as service charge to the bill. During Chinese New Year, the charge might be a bit higher. If any queries, check with the restaurant.
♦ Non-smoking areas
As of 1 January 2007, indoor restaurants and bars (unless they have applied for an exemption until 30 June 2009) must implement a smoke-free policy to protect their employees and customers from secondhand smoke exposure.