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With Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, you might be thinking about where to organise a dinner with a long-term partner, new crush or a crew of your besties. To offer you a few suggestions, we enlisted the help of Hong Kong foodie Andrew Tang, who chronicles his indulgent adventures of dining in the city on his Instagram account @andrewthf.

Here, Andrew tests out three neighbourhood haunts in Starstreet Precinct, each one perfect for a different type of date.

First Date Pick: Pici

Andrew’s verdict: ‘For a first date, somewhere casual and comfortable is always a winner, and beloved local pasta bar Pici fits the bill perfectly, with fresh handmade pastas and homey Italian dishes that everyone knows and loves. As a Valentine’s Day treat, they’re serving heart-shaped Lover’s Ravioli, which features burrata-filled, heart-shaped pasta in a rich lobster ragout. You can finish by sharing the Lava Cake, with a side of custard cream and amarena ice cream, and if you order the Lover’s Ravioli you’ll also get a box of chocolates.’

16 St Francis Yard, Starstreet Precinct

2755 5523

Double-Date Pick: Artemis & Apollo

Andrew’s verdict: ‘Artemis & Apollo calls itself a “Greek taverna for the people”, and that’s the perfect representation of what it’s great for. There’s a private dining space out the back for bigger parties, and you can make bookings in advance, which is always a win when you don’t want to wing it with a group. Whether you’re on a guys’ night out, a Galentine’s Day dinner or a double date, it’s great for a relaxed meal that honours the unfussiness of Greek cooking. Plus, the food is also meant be shared family-style — think a mezze of dips served with warm pita and crudités, spit-roasted meats and zesty Cypriot salad.”

G/F 9&11, Moon St, Starstreet Precinct

2818 8681

Romantic Rendezvous Pick: Maison ES

Andrew’s verdict: Inspired by Chef Esther Sham’s love of Paris, this very Instagrammable vintage- and French-inspired space is perfect for instantly turning on the romance. For Valentine’s Day and Lunar New Year, as they’re taking place so close together this year, the restaurant has a special ‘La Fleur Orientale’ lunch and dinner tasting menu that fuses Asian elements with French cuisine. The highlights include a langoustine ravioli with crab and asparagus royale, jasmine-infused crab consommé and beluga caviar.’

1A Star Street, Starstreet Precinct

2521 8011