Hong Kong’s one of the world’s great food cities, so it’s no surprise that there’s always plenty happening in the city’s food scene, whether it’s new bars and restaurants opening, new menu items or new foodie businesses popping up. Here’s our monthly update of restaurant news in Hong Kong.
FRITES’ happy hour for kids
Summer has come to FRITES Belgian beerhouse. All locations of FRITES are offering a special happy hour for kids where they get a free smoothie with any kids’ meal, such as fish and chips, schnits and strips and mini burgers. There is also a Hawaiian theme in the kids area with dress ups. The main menu also has some summer offerings, including super protein salad and the tuna quinoise salad.
FRITES is located in Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, and Quarry Bay | frites.hk
Bathers opens in South Lantau
Restaurant news on Lantau Island comes with the transformation of a resto on lower Cheung Sha Beach by husband-and-wife restauranteurs Chris Woodyard and Bronwyn Cheung of Woolly Pig Hong Kong. Inspired by Australian coastal eateries, Bathers takes the fantastic beachside location and marries it with a seasonal menu masterminded by British gastropub guru chef Toby Barrett.
Bathers is located at 32 Lower Cheung Sha Village, South Lantau | bathers.com.hk
Feather & Bone flagship store opens
Butcher and delicatessen Feather & Bone has opened a flagship store has opened in Clearwater Bay. The store is 3000 square feet and is located in the Mount Pavilia development. Expect to find the premium meats, artisanal preserves and other seasonal produce that Feather & Bone is renowned for, along with its popular grab-and-go menu items. The new store has an eight-seat bar counter where you can stop and enjoy a drink or snack, or reserve for occasions such as wine tastings. The new store is open Monday to Sunday 8am–9pm. There are two other Feather & Bone stores – in Central and Happy Valley.
Feather & Bone – Clearwater Bay
Shop 1-4, 1/F, Retail Block of Mount Pavilia, 663 Clearwater Bay Road
Lily & Bloom birthday celebrations
One of Hong Kong’s leading bars, Lily & Bloom is celebrating its seventh birthday in style, hosting a 7 Sins night on 29 July. The seventh anniversary party will revolve around seven vices: lust, pride, gluttony, envy, wrath, sloth, and greed. Guests are invited to enjoy an otherworldy evening with different sinful experiences awaiting them at the American restaurant and bar.
Lily & Bloom
5 – 6F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central
2810 6166 | lily-bloom.com
Young Chef 2018 semi-finalists
Three young chefs from Hong Kong and Macau are among the 10 regional finalists from North-East Asia in the S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 competition. Eric Räty, the Chef de Cuisine at Cafe Grey Deluxe at The Upper House; Noël Berard, Chef de Cuisine at The Ocean, Hong Kong and Zack Fong, the Commis at Sands Cotai Central, Macau. The trio will compete in the North-East Asia regional final on 6 November in Taiwan. The S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 Grand Finale event will be held in June 2018.
Intercontinental x Shanghai Tang Afternoon Tea
In other restaurant news, afternoon tea at the InterContinental Hong Kong’s Lobby Lounge with its stunning views of Hong Kong and its harbour is even more stylish this summer. The Intercon has paired with Shanghai Tang to present the Shanghai Tang Tea Set until 3 September. The summer-themed tea set includes seasonal ingredients and Asian inspired ingredients, such as sliced lobster, gingko green pea purée on rye bread, presented in a Shanghai Tang lacquered box.
InterContinental Hong Kong
18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
International Chef Showcase
The MICHELIN Guide International Chef Showcase has been big restaurant news. The next edition will see Japanese chef Kazuo Takagi, of two-Michelin-starred Kyoto Cuisine Takagi, will be taking part in Hong Kong and Macau. A recognised master of the refined Kyoto style of cuisine, ‘Kyo-ryori’, Takagi will be presenting exclusive lunches and dinners at WHISK in Hong Kong and Tenmasa in Macau in early August. Bookings at guide.michelin.com.hk
New Vita Coco flavour
Coconut water Vita Coco has launched a tropical pineapple flavour for summer. The new flavour adds a zing to the coconut water, while retaining all its healthy properties. Vita Coco Pineapple incorporates 100 percent natural pineapple puree from the Philippines, with absolutely no preservatives. Pineapple is good for digestion and eyesight and strengthens bones. Coconut water is packed with Vitamin C, and is fat-free, cholesterol-free, and low in calories. It also provides an instant supply of natural electrolytes.
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