Hong Kong is one of the world’s great cities and as anyone who lives here knows, it attracts the best and the brightest when it comes to the wine and dine scene. To help you stay on top of Hong Kong’s food and restaurant news, here’s our monthly round-up of some of the new restaurants, new menus, new chefs and events to check out.
MICHELIN guide Street Food Festival in Macau
Some of Asia’s top Michelin-acclaimed chefs will be coming together to cook their own street food dishes at the MICHELIN Guide Street Food Festival in Macau. Chefs will be travelling in from Japan, China, Hong and Singapore – including Chan Hong Meng, from the world’s first-ever Michelin starred street food stall, Liao Fan. Entry is free of charge, dish coupons start from MOP40. The festival will be held daily between 5–8 October from 12noon to 8pm, along the Macau Gourmet Walk at Studio City in Macau.
Le Pain Quotidien opens at Elements
Much-loved eatery Le Pain Quotidien has opened a new branch in Elements in Tsim Sha Tsui. This is the third bakery restaurant for Le Pain Quotidien, which has more than 200 locations on five continents. It has opened the venue in collaboration with Hong Kong restaurant group, Dining Concepts. Made with organic ingredients whenever possible, Le Pain Quotidien’s menu includes soups, salads, signature tartines, homemade pastries and artisanal bread. The menu also features many vegan and vegetarian options.
Le Pain Quotidien
Shop 1089C, 1/F, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
2521 1377 | lepainquotidien.com.hk
Midnight menu at TokyoLima
If you are having a night out in Central and want to dine later in the evening, TokyoLima is serving their full a-la-carte menu until midnight. Tucked away on Lyndhurst Terrace, the izakaya inspired, Nikkei restaurant serves Japanese and Peruvian inspired dishes and a fab selection of cocktails.
G/F, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
The Old Man cocktail bar
Famed American novelist Ernest Hemingway is the inspiration behind The Old Man, a joint venture between three of Hong Kong’s cocktail and bar forerunners, Agung Prabowo, James Tamang and Roman Ghale. Nestled on Aberdeen Street, The Old Man is a speakeasy bar concept that pays homage to Hemingway’s Pulitzer Prize winning fictional work, The Old Man and the Sea.
The Old Man
Lower G/F, 37 Aberdeen Street, SoHo, Central
Gluten-free afternoon tea
This restaurant news will please diners with special dietary needs. The Cakery’s has launched its Guilt-Free Afternoon Tea, with a 100 percent gluten-free menu. The sweet selection in the set is either low-sugar or refined-sugar free, and there are vegetarian and vegan items featured. The Cakery says the menu is suitable for pescatarian, flexitarian and people with gluten intolerance. Home-blend gluten-free flours used in the tea set include: brown rice flour, tapioca flour, millet flour, almond flour, buckwheat flour, oat flour and Arrowroot flour. Available in The Cakery’s Lee Garden shop from 2.30 pm to 6pm daily. HK$388 per set for two people.
Shop 124, Lee Garden Two, Causeway Bay
Double Trouble at Beef & Liberty
Some restaurant news for those who want to beat the back-to-work blues on Mondays at Beef & Liberty. Their Double Trouble Monday deal means from 6pm onwards for every burger ordered, you get a second one for free. The promotion is only for dine-in customers and each guest must order a beverage. The cheaper of the two hamburgers will be complimentary.
Beef & Liberty
The Woods’ Annex spirit library
Hong Kong bar entrepreneur Victoria Chow has opened an intimate tasting room in the heart of Soho dedicated to premium spirits. The Woods’ Annex seats up to eight guests and this hidden bar is open by appointment only. Victoria says the project aims to close the gap in the market she saw when it came to people’s understanding and enjoyment of spirits. The Annex will offer bespoke tasting workshops and guided tastings.
The Woods’ Annex
64 Staunton Street, Central
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