Chris Dwyer

Luxury travel & food writer

I'm a Hong Kong-based freelance specialising in luxury travel and food features for global publications and platforms. I write mainly for but also contribute to BBC Travel, The South China Morning Post, Cathay Pacific's Discovery, The Robb Report and more.

Hong Kong


Singapore Tatler

Dining on the Edge: Kazakhstan and Georgia

South China Morning Post

Como Uma Bhutan - stay in 'paradise' on one of the last luxury tourism frontiers

Helicopter rides, archery classes and yak dumplings make for a highly memorable visit to the mysterious Himalayan kingdom By Chris Dwyer There's a Como in Bhutan? No - there are...

South China Morning Post

Georgian cuisine: a cultural kaleidoscope of utterly delicious food

Sitting at a geographical crossroads between continents, Georgia's dishes reflect the nation's long history as a melting pot of Asian, Persian, Arab and European cultures

Cathay Pacific Discovery

Hippest food trend of 2017: Filipino cuisine - Discovery

All of a sudden, everyone's talking about the cuisine of the Philippines. In Manila, we find out why. Words by CHRIS DWYER

CNN Travel

Top chefs on tour: 10 global culinary pop-ups

Chris Dwyer, CNN * Updated 17th July 2017 (CNN) - Pop-ups have taken the culinary world by storm in recent years, allowing chefs of repute to bring their unique experience and...

South China Morning Post

Simply sensational - a €15 private feast in Spain's Basque country

The ultimate tortilla, the tomatoes of your dreams, and more, washed down with white wine - the humble fare cooked by amateurs at a San Sebastian private dining club is top-drawer

Cathay Pacific Discovery

World's best dishes: Sichuan peppercorn - Discovery

It's an obsession shared by many who love Chinese food: Sichuan peppercorns, or hua jiao. The tiny, woody jewels that famously numb the lips are not peppercorns at all, but seed...


World's 50 best restaurants of 2017

New York's Eleven Madison Park knocked Italy's Osteria Francescana into second place and pushed Spain's El Celler de Can Roca into third, after seven years climbing the leader...

South China Morning Post

Numb and number: a trip through Sichuan peppercorn country

Travelling through China's southwest province, we uncover the truth behind this extraordinary ingredient (it's actually a berry), and search Chengdu for the ultimate in ma la

South China Morning Post

Cherry blossom time in Kyoto: where to go and what to eat

Hanami, or watching the cherry blossoms, is a Japanese institution. Here's our guide to the best restaurants and locations to sit, eat and enjoy sakura season in Japan's...

South China Morning Post

The gloriously empty Top End of Australia's Northern Territory, home to giant crocs and the pub...

Nearer Jakarta than Sydney, Darwin, with its laid back vibe, is a great starting point to explore a huge area where hardly any humans, but plenty of crocodiles and other exotic...

South China Morning Post

The rules to enjoying tapas in Madrid, and six of the best places to try

After an awkward start, Chris Dwyer lifts the lid on Spain's hugely popular snack culture, sampling classic and modern dishes in the nation's capital

The Robb Report

Best of the Basque

The very best of the Basque jewel, San Sebastian.

BBC Travel

A Sunday ritual for 300,000 women

It was just after 11am on a Sunday morning in Hong Kong and already 32C in the shade. The dazzling sun reflected off the steel-and-glass skyscrapers in the city's central...

South China Morning Post

Forget the Hemingway trail - dine like locals at Havana's hidden gems

Food rationing persists in Cuba's capital, and most places can't offer exceptional cuisine, but adventurous visitors can find plenty to write home about, including shrimp, pork...

Cathay Pacific's Discovery Magazine

Crazy Foodie Asians


The hottest new restaurants for 2017

Located on Albermarle Street in swanky Mayfair, it promises a fun and modern take on the country's cooking with dishes that include hoedeopbap: slices of raw and fresh seafood...


12 beautiful new hotels to check into in 2016 -

A heritage-listed former pub in Sydney? Whether you like your hotels opulent, classy, off-the-wall or flashy, these top new properties -- some already open -- are worth checking...

The Peak

Marco Pierre White interview

The Godfather of contemporary British cuisine, Marco Pierre White once held three Michelin stars at a younger age than any other chef in history. His mercurial talents and life...

Robb Report Singapore

The Rolls-Royce of ham: jamon iberico de bellota - Robb Report Singapore

If you're a gourmand and a connoisseur of the finest produce, there's a good chance that jamon iberico de bellota - otherwise known as ham from acorn-fed Iberian pigs - is...