Steph’s 852 Diary

I was born in Australia, raised in Hong Kong and educated in the UK, and have worked in London, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing. I frequently travel for work and for leisure (i.e. food!!), and my most visited cities include: New York, San Francisco, Paris, London, Rome, Athens, Sydney, Melbourne, Seoul, Osaka, Bangkok, Manila, Singapore, Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu. Do drop me a line if you would like recommendations in any of these cities!

I started this blog, Steph’s 852 Diary, in 2012 when I was working in London, to keep my family and friends in Hong Kong (area code +852) posted about my foodie excursions, and I have continued writing ever since! I hope you enjoy reading my reviews as much as I enjoy writing them. Bon appétit! 🙂


***All meals reviews on this blog are paid for by myself except for those tagged “By Invitation”, where I attended as a guest.***

  • Kent To


    Thanks for inviting.

  • Michelle K


    I’ve enjoyed reading a lot of your restaurant reviews. Definitely will bookmark for revisiting! I wonder how much effort you place to create this sort of wonderful informative web site.

  • Stephen


    ӏ got this wеbsіte from my pal who was planning to visit Hong Kong and I found the postѕ very informative.

  • Cormac


    I simply wish to give you a huge thumbs up for the excellent info. I’ll be coming back to your web site for more restaurant suggestions soon.

  • Loris Li


    Hi Steph, I wanna say it’s really enjoyable to go through your blog as I am a “foodie” in search of good food in town all the time. And actually I am also an editor working for a lifestyle magazine. We are going to launch a new website in October and we need some contribution from bloggers who can share their experitse with our readers. There is a F&B section and I was thinking you might be one of the appropriate person that we can cooperate with. It will be great if you can share your food review in our website, so that our readers can have more idea where to look for good food. Meanwhile, I am sure you will gain more exposure as well. Let me know if you are interested in it! We can sit down and have a drink sometime when you are available. Love to hear from you! Cheers!

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  • Galaxy Atree


    Just want to tell you that I’m very much enjoying your blog. Thank you.

  • hosikah


    Definitely one of the better reads out there! What would your top 5 restaurants in HK be?

    • Stephanie

      Hi George! It is very hard for me to come up with my top 5 across HK, but a few of my favourite NEW restaurants are: Hanabi, Ho Lee Fook, NOM, Seasons by Olivier E. and Vasco Fine Dining! Let me know what you think about these! 🙂


      • hosikah

        Seasons and Hanabi both are somewhere on my list! Have you been to Lai Bun Fu?
        What about old eats?

  • Sandra


    I really like your recommendations in your food blog. Keep up the good work!

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