When the D2 Mall opened its doors a few years back, it ushered in a wave of gentrification that has since transformed many of the shops and restaurants in Lai Chi Kok. Whilst the neighbourhood is still best known for its modest wholesale outlets and equally modest dining establishments, there are now several modish restaurants to be found. Actually, amid the bustling clutter of determined shoppers and rolls of fabric that line Cheung Sha Wan Road, there are a surprising number of fine eateries to be had.

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One notably opulent addition has come in the form of the Greater China Club, the stylish home of dim sum and several other traditional favourites, all served up with a distinctly modern twist. A private members’ club – though joining is not difficult – it caters to what it terms “Hong Kong’s fine dining elite,” offering suitably classic Chinese dishes made with only the finest and most expensive ingredients.

Why settle for cheung funwith char siu when you can enjoy it with the best Iberico pork money can buy? Then, what about the fanciest, richest tasting plate of wok-fried noodles with beef and XO sauce, followed with deep-fried pumpkin and red bean pastry? This, then, is the Greater China Club promise.

Naturally, as with any other truly great Cantonese restaurant, seasonal seafood of the highest quality always tops the menu. While the Club promises premium Cantonese cuisine at its finest, does it always deliver?

The quality of the establishment, though, should not be judged on its fine fare alone though. Its decor and the overall ambience of the club are certainly of the highest calibre. Its stylish and elegant interior makes it suitable for business meetings, lunch time dim sumor just for less formal gatherings. Members also get to confer with the head chef and are given the chance to create bespoke menus for any private gatherings. In all, there are seven private rooms available to members, with experienced event planners on hand to help ensure your chosen occasion passes off flawlessly.

The Club also doubles as an exclusive jazz club. This is largely down to the efforts of Eric Ting, the venue’s founder and an avid jazz fan, ever keen to introduce smooth sounds to his patrons. Very much in keeping with this, the lounge area of has been designed in the style of a 1920’s American nightclub, with a pianist and singer performing there every night, Sunday to Thursday. There is also an outstanding jazz trio appearing there most Friday and Saturday evenings.