READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2023 Winners – The outcomes are in!

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We’re delighted to announce the results of Expat Living’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2023. These awards give recognition to some of the best companies in Hong Kong who’ve done a great job, and help spread the word about them too!

Over 4,800 participants casted votes for their favourite products and services across 112 categories, from top hairdressers to the best brunches and florists in town.

Be sure to look out for the ‘‘Expat Living Readers’ Choice Awards 2023’’ award seal on shop windows and company websites to spot the best businesses in Hong Kong. Thank you to all those who voted in our 6th annual Readers’ Choice Awards and congratulations to all winners!

*Expat Living’s Readers’ Choice Awards is a recognition that is based on an open and freeform voting system. Winners announced are based on the highest number of votes received during the campaign period. Businesses are not pre-nominated; readers are able to vote unprompted. Only single entry and eligible votes are counted.

Expat Living Readers' Choice Awards 2023 Winners - best companies in Hong Kong

Readers’ Choice Awards 2023 Winners – FURNITURE & HOME DÉCOR

Best Living & Dining Room Furniture

GOLD Indigo Living
SILVER Oriental Home
BRONZE TREE
FINALIST Tequila Kola

Best Bedroom Furniture

GOLD Heveya
SILVER Oriental Home
BRONZE TREE
FINALIST Indigo Living

Best Kids’ Furniture

GOLD IKEA
SILVER Indigo Living
BRONZE Petit Tippi
FINALIST Petit Bazaar

Best Outdoor Furniture

GOLD Everything Under The Sun
SILVER IKEA
BRONZE Patio Mart
FINALIST TREE

Best Antique & Asian Furniture

GOLD Oriental Home
SILVER Altfield Gallery
BRONZE The Birdcage
FINALIST Sum Ngai Brass Ware

Best Home Accessories & Lighting

GOLD Oriental Home
SILVER IKEA
BRONZE Indigo Living
FINALIST Homeless Lifestyle Store and TREE

Best Mattresses

GOLD Heveya
SILVER Sealy
BRONZE IKEA
FINALIST Simmons

Best Bedding & Linen

GOLD Heveya
SILVER Naked Lab
BRONZE IKEA
FINALIST Zara Home

Best Lighting

GOLD IKEA
SILVER Indigo Living
BRONZE The Ginger Jar Lamp Co. and TREE
FINALIST Decor8

Best Carpets & Rugs

GOLD Miss Amara
SILVER Indigo Living
BRONZE Tequila Kola and TREE
FINALIST Francfranc

Best Curtains & Upholstery

GOLD Tequila Kola
SILVER Canaan Curtain and Decoration and Indigo Living
BRONZE Altfield Interiors and TREE
FINALIST New Bedford Interiors

Best Interior Designer / Home Stylist

GOLD B Squared Design
SILVER Myn Studio
BRONZE Indigo Living
FINALIST The Home Stylist

Best Art

GOLD Oriental Home and YellowKorner
SILVER Affordable Art Fair
BRONZE Sotheby’s Hong Kong and Yulia Shautsukova
FINALIST Blindspot Gallery

Expat Living Readers' Choice Awards 2023 Winners

Readers’ Choice Awards 2023 Winners – SERVICES

Best Dry Cleaning & Laundry

GOLD Jeeves
SILVER Vogue Laundry
BRONZE Clean Living
FINALIST Goodwins of London

Best Handyman & Electrician

GOLD Dr Fix It All
SILVER Jack of all Trades
BRONZE Papabo
FINALIST Indo Handyman

Best Aircon Services

GOLD AirCare Solutions
SILVER Island Cleaning Solutions
BRONZE Daikin Airconditioning
FINALIST Breathe-Easy

Best Movers & Relocation Agent

GOLD Asian Tigers Group
SILVER Crown Relocations
BRONZE Santa Fe Relocation
FINALIST Trade Winds and Yun Kee Transport

Best Storage Facility

GOLD The Store House
SILVER Boxful
BRONZE Redbox Storage
FINALIST Apple Storage

Best Garden & Outdoor Services

GOLD Garden Plus
SILVER Keren’s Garden
BRONZE Wah King Garden Centre
FINALIST Green It Up HK

Best Florists

GOLD The Floristry
SILVER Ellermann Flower Boutique and floristry by ART OF LIVING
BRONZE van der Bloom
FINALIST Flower Chimp

Best Home Organiser

GOLD Happy Space Co
SILVER Home Make Over HK
BRONZE ClutterFree
FINALIST Clean & Rosy

Best Renovation Contractors / Painters

GOLD Beehive & Co Interiors
SILVER Chameleon Design & Interiors
BRONZE Leehar Home
FINALIST KMok Consulting

Best IT & Tech Support

GOLD AccurateIT
SILVER Innovative Services Solution
BRONZE Uniserve IT
FINALIST Topcat

Best Pest Control

GOLD Nobedbugs
SILVER BioCycle
BRONZE Rentokil Initial
FINALIST Pest Guy Exterminating

Best Property Website

GOLD Midland Realty and Spacious.hk
SILVER Habitat Property
BRONZE OKAY.com
FINALIST Squarefoot.com.hk

Best Real Estate Agency

GOLD Habitat Property
SILVER Midland Realty
BRONZE OKAY.com
FINALIST Infiniti Pacific Properties

Best Auto Dealer

GOLD BMW
SILVER Vin’s Motors
BRONZE Tesla
FINALIST Zung Fu

Best Financial Planning

GOLD Manulife and St. James’s Place Wealth Management
SILVER HSBC Bank
BRONZE AIA
FINALIST The Fry Group

Best Insurance Coverage

GOLD AIA
SILVER AXA
BRONZE Charings Insurance
FINALIST Manulife

Best Legal Advice

GOLD Elsa Law & Co., Solicitors
SILVER Payne Clermont Velasco Solicitors
BRONZE Hugill & Ip Solicitors
FINALIST Robertsons

Best Loans & Mortgages

GOLD HSBC Bank
SILVER Bank of China
BRONZE Citibank and Standard Chartered
FINALIST Hang Seng Bank

Best Food Delivery

GOLD Food Panda
SILVER Deliveroo
BRONZE GO by Black Sheep Restaurants

Best Maid, Nanny & Confinement Services

GOLD HelperPlace
SILVER Fair Employment Agency
BRONZE HelperChoice
FINALIST Merry Maids

Best Pet Grooming

GOLD Whiskers N Paws
SILVER Bob’s Paradise
BRONZE DOGGER
FINALIST Paw Palace

Best Photographer

GOLD Jill Carter Photography
SILVER Delphine Riche Franz Photography
BRONZE Sylv Creates
FINALIST Nestology Studio

Best Food Caterer

GOLD Shamrock Catering
SILVER Gingers
BRONZE Relish Kitchen
FINALIST Pomegranate Kitchen

Best Wedding Planner

GOLD Nicole Please Weddings
SILVER Wedding Maestro
BRONZE The Wedding Company
FINALIST Revel Events

Expat Living Readers' Choice Awards 2023 Winners

Readers’ Choice Awards 2023 Winners – GROCERS

Best Supermarket

GOLD Market Place by Jasons
SILVER City Super
BRONZE PARKnSHOP
FINALIST Wellcome

Best Online Grocer & Butcher

GOLD Feather & Bone
SILVER Seafood Friday
BRONZE HKTV Mall
FINALIST Steak King

Best Organic & Health Food Store

GOLD Slowood
SILVER Natures Village
BRONZE Live Zero
FINALIST growsFresh

Best Wine & Alcohol Retailer

GOLD Watson’s Wine
SILVER Winerack
BRONZE HK Liquor Store
FINALIST Cellarmaster Wines

Expat Living Readers' Choice Awards 2023 Winners

Readers’ Choice Awards 2023 Winners –
BEAUTY & SPA

Best Hair Colouring

GOLD Glow Spa & Salon
SILVER Love Hair
BRONZE Sozo Hair Design
FINALIST W52

Best Hair Styling

GOLD Glow Spa & Salon
SILVER Love Hair
BRONZE Sozo Hair Design
FINALIST W52

Best Manicure & Pedicure

GOLD The Feel Good Factor
SILVER Glow Spa & Salon
BRONZE Iyara
FINALIST Sense of Touch

Best Facials

GOLD Glow Spa & Salon
SILVER EstheClinic
BRONZE The Mandarin Spa
FINALIST The Chaless

Best Eyebrow & Eyelash Services

GOLD Glow Spa & Salon
SILVER Wish Beauty Bar
BRONZE Nude Beautique
FINALIST Benefit Brow Bar

Best Hair Removal

GOLD Glow Spa & Salon
SILVER Nude Beautique
BRONZE EstheClinic
FINALIST Bohowaxtix

Best Hair-Loss Treatments

GOLD Glow Spa & Salon
SILVER EstheClinic
BRONZE Advanced Hair Studio
FINALIST The Chaless

Best Aesthetic Treatments

GOLD Glow Spa & Salon
SILVER EstheClinic
BRONZE Nude Beautique
FINALIST The Chaless

Best Slimming & Shaping Treatments

GOLD EstheClinic
SILVER Nude Beautique
BRONZE Sense of Touch
FINALIST My Perfect Body

Best Body Massage & Spa Treatments

GOLD Glow Spa & Salon
SILVER The Mandarin Spa
BRONZE The Spa @ Four Seasons Hotel
FINALIST Sense of Touch

Best Natural & Organic Products

GOLD Jan’s Aesthetics of Nature
SILVER Copa Cabbana Bath & Body
BRONZE Slowood
FINALIST Beyorg Beauty

Winners of Expat Living Awards 2023

Readers’ Choice Awards 2023 Winners – RETAIL & FASHION

Best Department Store

GOLD SOGO
SILVER Lane Crawford
BRONZE Wing On
FINALIST AEON Stores and Marks & Spencer

Best Women’s High Street Fashion

GOLD Zara
SILVER COS
BRONZE H&M
FINALIST Uniqlo

Best Women’s Independent Fashion Outlets

GOLD Hula
SILVER Merci 852
BRONZE Excuse My French
FINALIST Rue Madame

Best Women’s Shoes

GOLD Charles & Keith
SILVER Vickie Shoes
BRONZE Jimmy Choo
FINALIST Joy & Peace

Best Women’s Jewellery & Accessories

GOLD Zaha et Cetera
SILVER Monica Vinader
BRONZE Pandora
FINALIST ARAO Jewellery and The 5th C

Best Maternity Wear

GOLD Mothercare
SILVER Seraphine
BRONZE Retykle
FINALIST Marks & Spencer

Best Swim & Resort Wear

GOLD Gourami
SILVER Ozzie Cozzie
BRONZE Calzedonia
FINALIST H&M

Best Activewear

GOLD lululemon
SILVER Gourami
BRONZE Nike
FINALIST Sweaty Betty

Best Formal & Cocktail Wear

GOLD Lane Crawford
SILVER Net a Porter
BRONZE Harvey Nichols
FINALIST COS

Best Bridal Wear

GOLD The Wedding Gown
SILVER Designer Bridal Room
BRONZE The Loft Bridal
FINALIST Trinity Bridal

Best Secondhand & Vintage Fashion

GOLD HULA
SILVER Green Ladies
BRONZE Vestiaire Collective
FINALIST Redress

Best Men’s Casual Fashion

GOLD Zara Man
SILVER Uniqlo
BRONZE H&M
FINALIST Marks & Spencer

Best Men’s Shoes

GOLD Nike
SILVER Adidas
BRONZE New Balance
FINALIST ECCO

Best Tailors

GOLD MILK Shirts
SILVER Bobby’s Fashions Bespoke Tailors
BRONZE Sam’s Tailor
FINALIST Dal Duca Sartoria Italiana and Yuen’s Tailors

Best Kids’ Clothing & Shoes

GOLD Retykle
SILVER Just Peachy
BRONZE H&M Kids and Zara Kids
FINALIST Petit Tippi

Best Baby Gear

GOLD Petit Tippi
SILVER Mothercare
BRONZE Baby Central
FINALIST Retykle

Best Books & Kids’ Toys

GOLD Bookazine
SILVER ReBooked
BRONZE Toys”R”Us
FINALIST Kidnapped Bookshop

Best Tech Gadgets & Electronics

GOLD Fortress
SILVER Wan Chai Computer Centre
BRONZE Broadway
FINALIST Wilson

Best Pet Store

GOLD Whiskers N Paws
SILVER Vetopia
BRONZE ePet.hk
FINALIST Dog’s Garden

Expat Living Readers Choice - winners

Readers’ Choice Awards 2023 Winners – HEALTH & WELLNESS

Best Gym or Fitness Studio

GOLD Defin8 Fitness
SILVER PURE Fitness
BRONZE ATP Fitness
FINALIST Ultimate Performance

Best Yoga Studio

GOLD PURE Yoga
SILVER Ikigai
BRONZE TeamX
FINALIST The Yoga Room

Best Pilates Studio

GOLD Options Pilates Studio
SILVER Defin8 Fitness
BRONZE FLEX Studio
FINALIST ANHAO Wellness

Best Personal Training

GOLD Ultimate Performance
SILVER Defin8 Fitness
BRONZE ATP Personal Training
FINALIST Joint Dynamics

Best Chiropractor

GOLD UP!health
SILVER Atlas Chiropractic
BRONZE Cosman Health Group
FINALIST New York Medical Group

Best Physiotherapist

GOLD Joint Dynamics
SILVER The London Medical Clinic
BRONZE Sportsperformance Physiotherapy
FINALIST Prohealth Sports And Spinal Physiotherapy Centre

Best Osteopath

GOLD The London Medical Clinic
SILVER The Round Clinic
BRONZE Central & Stanley Wellness
FINALIST Etienne Simonnet, PosturePlus

Best Alternative & Natural Medicine

GOLD Integrated Medicine InstituteBalanced Health and The Round Clinic
SILVER Vitality Center
BRONZE Master Ruth TCM & Acupuncture Clinic
FINALIST Kinesiology Asia

Best GP & Family Doctor

GOLD The London Medical Clinic
SILVER OT&P Healthcare
BRONZE Central Health Medical Practice
FINALIST Quality HealthCare

Best Dentist & Orthodontist

GOLD Central Smile
SILVER Pacific Dental and Orthodontic Care
BRONZE Bayley & Jackson Dental Surgeons and Smith & Jain Dental and Implant Practice
FINALIST Braces and Faces

Best Obstetrician / Gynaecologist

GOLD Central Health Medical Practice
SILVER OT&P Healthcare
BRONZE Dr Arabinda Ghosh, Veritas Medical Centre
FINALIST Dr Michelle Tsui, Premier Medical Centre

Best Midwife, Doula & Maternity Nurses

GOLD Mum’s The Word
SILVER Annerley, The Midwives Clinic
BRONZE The Family Zone
FINALIST Central Health Medical Practice

Best Paediatrician

GOLD Virtus Children 818
SILVER Central Health Medical Practice
BRONZE Dr Eddie Cheung, HKMC Paediatric Centre
FINALIST Little Angel Paediatric and The Kinder Clinic

Best Eye Specialist

GOLD Visionary Eyecare Centre
SILVER Dr Marcus Marcet, Beacon Medical Centre
BRONZE PolyVision Eyecare
FINALIST iSight Optometric Eye Care Center

Best Counsellor

GOLD AMindset
SILVER Momentum Counselling
BRONZE Central Minds
FINALIST MindNLife and SPOT Centre

Best Veterinary

GOLD Acorn Veterinary Hospital
SILVER Creature Comforts
BRONZE Valley Veterinary Centre
FINALIST Stanley Veterinary Centre

Expat Living Awards 2023 winners

Readers’ Choice Awards 2023 Winners – LEISURE & KIDS’ ACTIVITIES

Best Social Club

GOLD Soho House
SILVER The American Club
BRONZE The Hong Kong Cricket Club
FINALIST Aberdeen Boat Club

Best Sports & Golf Club

GOLD Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club
SILVER Hong Kong Country Club and Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
BRONZE Hong Kong Football Club
FINALIST Ladies Recreation Club

Best Nightlife

GOLD Dragon-i Hong Kong
SILVER Cassio
BRONZE Iron Fairies
FINALIST COA

Best Indoor Activity for Kids

GOLD Faust International Youth Theatre
SILVER Ryze Ultimate Trampoline Park
BRONZE Minisport
FINALIST Casita

Best Outdoor Activity for Kids

GOLD Kosandra Sports
SILVER Minisport
BRONZE Rugby Tots
FINALIST Activekids and Ocean Park

Best Kids’ Art Programme

GOLD Pitter Painter
SILVER Faust International Youth Theatre
BRONZE Activekids
FINALIST Russian Sound Music Academy

Best Kids’ Language Programme

GOLD Mini Mandarins Learning Centre
SILVER Story Jungle Education Centre
BRONZE Cascade Train Teach Learn
FINALIST ESF Language & Learning

Best Kids’ Sports Programme

GOLD Kosandra Sports
SILVER Minisport
BRONZE Valley Fort Rugby Football Club
FINALIST Rugby Tots

Best Kids’ Holiday Camp

GOLD Faust International Youth Theatre
SILVER Minisport
BRONZE Activekids
FINALIST BallroomBees

Readers Choice Awards 2023 Winners

Readers’ Choice Awards 2023 Winners –
WINE & DINE

Best Romantic Dining

GOLD Amber @ The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
SILVER Caprice
BRONZE Aqua
FINALIST LPM Restaurant & Bar

Best Family-Friendly Restaurant

GOLD Oolaa
SILVER Pici
BRONZE Mr Wolf
FINALIST Frites

Best Casual Dining with a Group of Friends

GOLD Pici
SILVER Oolaa
BRONZE Samsen
FINALIST Cruise Restaurant & Bar @ Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour and Frites

Best Value-For-Money Restaurant

GOLD Pici
SILVER Oolaa
BRONZE Din Tai Fung
FINALIST Crystal Jade

Restaurant & Bar with Best Views

GOLD Aqua
SILVER Hutong
BRONZE SEVVA
FINALIST Wooloomaloo

Best Café for Teenagers

GOLD Elephant Grounds
SILVER Shake Shack
BRONZE Pane e Latte
FINALIST Pacific Coffee

Best Weekend Brunch

GOLD Zuma
SILVER SOMM @ The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
BRONZE Duddells
FINALIST Oolaa

Best Afternoon Tea

GOLD The Lobby @ The Peninsula Hong Kong
SILVER Fortnum & Mason
BRONZE Clipper Lounge @ The Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
FINALIST The Farmhouse @ Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour and The Lounge @ Four Seasons Hotel

Best Set Lunch

GOLD Pici
SILVER Cruise Restaurant & Bar @ Hyatt Centric Victoria Harbour
BRONZE MO Bar @ The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
FINALIST Club Rangoon

Best Bar

GOLD Please Don’t Tell @ The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
SILVER OZONE
BRONZE Shady Acres
FINALIST The Daily Tot

Expat Living Readers' Choice Awards 2023 winners

Readers’ Choice Awards 2023 Winners – TRAVEL & STAYCATIONS

Best Airline

GOLD Cathay Pacific
SILVER Singapore Airlines
BRONZE Qatar Airways
FINALIST Emirates

Best Travel Booking Website

GOLD Booking.com
SILVER Agoda.com
BRONZE Skyscanner.com
FINALIST Trip.com

Best Travel Agent

GOLD Charlotte Travel
SILVER Excella Travel
BRONZE Lightfoot Travel
FINALIST KLOOK

Best Hotel for a Romantic Staycation in Hong Kong

GOLD Rosewood Hong Kong
SILVER Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
BRONZE Four Seasons Hotel
FINALIST The Upper House

Best Hotel for a Family Staycation in Hong Kong

GOLD Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
SILVER Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
BRONZE Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel and Ocean Park Marriott Hotel
FINALIST The Fullerton Ocean Park Hotel

Best Budget-friendly Hotel in Hong Kong

GOLD Ibis Hotel
SILVER Holiday Inn Express
BRONZE Nina Hotel Island South
FINALIST Ovolo Central Hotel

 

Readers’ Choice Awards 2023 Winners – LUCKY DRAW PRIZES

Lastly, thank you to our sponsors for providing amazing prizes for these lucky winners who took part in voting for their favourite businesses.

Luxury Getaway in Vietnam with Avana Retreat

  • Mr Michael K.W. Müller-Beise

Wellness Retreat in the Philippines with The Farm at San Benito

  • Ms Neetu Archie Natalie Mirchandani

Reawakening Spa Treatment at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong

  • Ms Fannie Lam

Luxurious Bamboo Sheets Bundle by Heveya

  • Ms Petronella Harlin

Weekend Brunch at MO Bar. The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

  • Ms Vivian Chang

 

 

 

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