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.
Brick Lane Craft Beer Festival
Brick Lane restaurant in Admiralty is hosting its Craft Beer Festival on 1 July. Expect some of the best brews of craft beer from around the world, along with great British fare, music and fireworks. Two types of tickets are being offered. You can have a sit-down ticket for HK$338 per head, which includes free flow beer and dinner. A stand-up ticket will cost HK$238 and includes free flow beer and canapes. From 6pm-10pm.
Brick Lane Admiralty
Shop 404, CITIC Tower, 1 Tim Mei Avenue, Admiralty
Akikan Robatayaki opens its doors
Hot restaurant news from Causeway Bay is the opening of a new Japanese restaurant. Akikan Robatayaki is offering an authentic robatayaki or robata experience where food is cooked on skewers on hot charcoal and diners sit “fireside”. The robatayaki area is on the resto’s second floor, while downstairs is a sushi bar.
27/F & 28/F, Cubus, No. 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay
2562 3121 | akikan-global.com
Bread Street Kitchen’s lobster Wellington
This marriage of luxe seafood with a classic Wellington recipe is definitely not to be missed. Gareth Packham, head chef at Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen & Bar, is producing this special lobster Wellington with plancton risotto for HK$458 (minimum two orders) this June. The innovative lobster dish is being prepared using Boston lobster.
Bread Street Kitchen & Bar
Mezzanine Level, LKF Hotel, 33 Wyndham Street, Central
Brunch by The Shore
Restaurant news also comes from The Shore, which has upped the ante for brunch this summer with its ‘Brunch By The Shore’ every Sunday. The brunch is HK$680 plus 10 percent, and includes free flow food with an outdoor barbecue grill, a raw bar, live waffle station, Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label champagne, cocktails, homemade lemonade, young coconut and other selected drinks. It runs from 12.30pm-3.30pm when weather permits and kids under 12 eat for free.
3/F & 4/F, the L. Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
New chef for Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social
In other restaurant news, modern European restaurant and bar, Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social, has welcomed a new Chef de Cuisine. James Oakley is a British chef who started his career at Michelin-starred Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in Claridges Hotel in London, before he worked at the De Vere Arms Hotel in Essex. He has also worked in London, Phuket and Malta. He will be bringing his blend of Asian and European techniques to Alibi.
Alibi – Wine Dine Be Social
555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon
3552 3388 | cordishotels.com
Catch Happy Hour
Kennedy Town’s Catch has a new weekday Happy Hour with all drinks at HK$40 or less, combined with snacks from HK$18. Happy Hour drinks include red, white, rosé and sparkling wines, as well as an impressive selection of beers, ciders and spirits.
G/F, 95 Catchick Street, Kennedy Town
2855 1289 | catch.hk
Nespresso Iced Coffee
Nespresso has launched two limited edition Grands Crus that have been specially crafted for iced coffee preparation. Nespresso Intenso on Ice is a bold coffee with cereal and cocoa notes and an intense, roasted finish. Meanwhile, Leggero on Ice offers delicate fruity and lemon notes with lingering aromatics and a smooth, full-bodied texture.
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