Let's Do Lunch

Café Good Day

Tai Kwun Spring Banquet

Let's Do Lunch

Let’s Do Lunch Guided Tours

Drinks on Tai Kwun

Taste of Chiu Chow

Taste of Shandong

Let's Party

Date & Time

20 Dec 2019 - 29 Jan 2020 11am-8pm


Duplex Studio at Block 01


Free of charge


Design Partner
ADO Design

Editorial Partner
Alex Lai

Community Partner

Research Writers
Chan Chun Wai, Emily Kwong, Lui Ka Chun, Emily Tong

Sandy Wang 

The way we eat defines a society’s rhythm. While tens of thousands of people in Central dedicate the early hours of the day to working, lunch time gives them some much-needed breathing space. Following Trolleys Central, the Heritage Department unveils Let's Do Lunch, the second chapter of the exhibition series “Lives in Central”. Shedding light on the lives of Central’s workers outside of the office, the exhibition explores how the district’s unique lunch culture helps nurture social cohesion amongst a diverse group of people harbouring different identities.

Central’s dynamic outlook reflects its advantageous geographical location and more than a century of urban planning. Food makes an important contribution to this spectacle, and all sorts of culinary icons and memories were born and etched onto the very fabric of Central. Tracking the appearance and changes of various business lunch, fast food, catered lunch and fraternity association lunch cultures, we serve up an authentic “lunch” experience with tastings of culture, language and habits.

Conjuring Central’s fascinating lunch scene, Let's Do Lunch documents all our break time moments, from the most mundane to the most relatable, of company owners and junior officers sharing the same ritual as soon as lunch hour begins, no matter how busy they are. The epic scene of mid-day Central crowds immortalises the district as Hong Kong’s gastronomic heart.

Virtual Tour

Meet the Team

Exhibition Photos and Video

Lunch Crowd in Central
Photo: ADO Ltd.

Lunch Crowd in Central
Photo: ADO Ltd

Fast Food

Executive Lunch

Executive Lunch
Executive Lunch
Fraternity Associations

Fraternity Associations

Company Lunch

Company Lunch

Café Good Day

Café Good Day


The “Let’s Do Lunch” merchandises are now available at Tai Kwun Store (Shop 03-G06).

Inspired by French Macaron, Cocoron is made of cookies and chocolate paste. This selection of flavours represents the 4 lunch time cultures introduced in the exhibition Let’s Do Lunch.  

Lunch Bag
Many lunchgoers bring along with them a little bag for wallet, phone and staff card, etc. This lunch bag – an “advanced” version tailor-made for takeaway food and drink – is a must-have item for all.

Lunch Pins
“I’m so full”, “I want a bubble tea”, “I’ll go on a diet after this meal”, “I’m gonna leave for a meeting first” –– does any of these lines remind you of a friend?

"Let's Do Lunch" WhatsApp Stickers

Follow the guidelines below to download the stickers

For Android Users 

1.Download "WhatsApp Sticker" app 
2.Click the link (http://bit.ly/2ra7qZ6) and press "Add to Android" 
3.Open with WhatsApp App 
4.Press "Add" to download the stickers

For iOS Users 

1. Download the "五色學倉頡Online" App 
2. Click the link (http://bit.ly/2ra7qZ6) and press "Add to iPhone" 
3. Open the "五色學倉頡Online" app 
4. Click "Save" to download the stickers