Keeping up with new restaurants, new chefs and new menus in Hong Kong can be tricky. Our Hong Kong restaurant news round-up will keep you in the loop about new menus and venues in the city’s ever-evolving dining scene. From the latest eatery to open its doors to celebrity chefs to brunches and bars, it’s all here!
Say Oui to Bibo’s new French weekend lunch experience
Bibo by Le Comptoir has unveiled a new weekend lunch menu by Executive Chef Nicholas Chew. Art and food come together in this fine dining mecca that also serves as an installation space. Chef Chew has designed two seasonal menus with optional wine pairing and champagne free flow available on Saturdays and Sundays only. Choose from “3 Steps” (from HK$438 + 10% for 1 Entrée, 1 Plat, 1 Dessert) and “5 Steps” (from HK$588 + 10% for 2 Entrees, 1 Plat, 2 Desserts). No weekend lunch would be complete without wine, choose from Bibo’s 3 wine pairings at HK$198 or 5 pairings at HK$388, or a champagne free flow experience at HK$388 per guest.
Spend International Women’s Day with Chef Vicky Lau
What better way to spend International Women’s Day than by celebrating one of the city’s leading female chefs. Chef Vicky Lau is an exceptionally talented artist who has been acknowledged by the global culinary industry. She is not only 1-Michelin-star rated (TATE Dining Room), she’s also noted as one of the Best Female Chef of Asia’s (50 Best Restaurants 2015). Vicky will host a series of events on Friday 8th March, proceeds from which will be donated to The Women’s Foundation. Join her over lunch for a Private Charity Cooking Class at V-ZUG Hong Kong or a Special 8-Course Cocktail Pairing Dinner by TATE Dining Room X The Old Man.
Make your reservation: 2555 2172
Experience the famed Ankyu restaurant in Hong Kong (for 5 nights only)
Japanese food fans get ready for a treat! Have you always dreamed of experiencing Kyoto’s famed Ankyu restaurant but never quite made it happen? It’s a tough table to secure, with a miles-long waitlist months long. Well, now is your moment. Two Michelin-starred Chef Yozo Ueda will star at Shikigiku Japanese Restaurant at ifc mall for 5 nights only from March 7 to 11.
Make your reservation: 2805 0600
Mmm… late night soufflé pancakes from Japan
Some nights you just need to end things with something sweet. If you have a late night sweet tooth, this week’s good news is that the Lobby Lounge at the Kowloon Shangri-La has added their delicious soufflé pancakes from Japan to the evening menu. These decadent fluffy soufflé pancakes come with a choice of six different toppings, including assorted seasonal fruits, banana and chocolate, crème brûlée, tiramisu, strawberries from Japan and fresh cream.
It’s truffle time! ÉCRITURE’s black truffle menu
Truffle fans, now is your time. But be quick, this truffle experience expires at the end of March. Le Comptoir’s Michelin 2-star restaurant, ÉCRITURE celebrates the advent of the prized Périgord truffle with the launch of its Winter Black Diamonds menu. Available only until the end of March, Executive Chef Maxime Gilbert presents a six-course French-inspired black truffle menu featuring premium Asian ingredients such as Japanese flower crab, sea urchin and wagyu.
Reservations: ecriture.hk /
Dom Pérignon pops its 2008 Vintage in Macau
If you missed the Hong Kong launch of the 2008 Dom Pérignon Vintage, head over to Alain Ducasse at Morpheus, City of Dreams in Macau this month. The arrival of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2008 in Macau marks the beginning of a renewed creative partnership with the chef this year. The resort’s ultra-luxurious Morpheus hotel has been named one of the ‘World’s Greatest Places 2018’ by Time Magazine just two months after its opening.
Next level street food at Mrs Pound
Mrs. Pound put her spices and herb ingredient war chest to the test and upped the ante on some of our street food faves. This Sheung Wan foodie haven has delivered a bunch of brand new dishes on their newly launched menu. It’s worth a visit even if you’ve been before. Highlights include the Japanese-Italian inspired Yuba Bolognese (HK$78), made with IMPOSSIBLE® meat and a full revamp of Mrs. Pound’s classic skewers.
Redhouse for roast meats and dim sum
Come for the food and be impressed by the view from the 23rd floor of California Tower in Hong Kong’s bustling nightlife district, Lan Kwai Fong. Redhouse is the sister restaurant of Lane Crawford’s newly opened SHÈ in Lane Crawford IFC. It offers an extensive menu of contemporary dishes that retain the essence of conventional Chinese cuisine. Bring a group of friends and indulge in Rehouse’s signature Roast Meats, Seafood, Vegetarian Bites and Dim Sum. Redhouse encourages you to embrace the customary approach of sharing dishes that is deeply rooted in Chinese culture.
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Taste gets a sweet tooth
The Taste festival will be back next month (21-24 March) and early bird tickets are on sale until 18 February, so grab yours now if you don’t want to pay full price at the door. The folks at taste tell us, “Hongkongers love a bit of sugar” so they’ve given this year’s festival a bit more of a sweet tooth, along with a stellar line up of savoury bites. Check out the Taste website for all the latest details.
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Tuna cutting session at FUMI
Are you interested in learning more about how tuna is used in Japanese cuisine? Then head to FUMI every Thursday night starting from 21 February for FUMI’s tuna cutting sessions. At these evenings, a 50kg farmed Bluefin tuna freshly flown from Kyushu, Japan will be expertly cut by veteran sushi chefs. Simultaneously, FUMI will launch a specially crafted Bluefin Tuna Tasting Menu and add a selection of tuna dishes to its a la carte menu.
VEDA is for vegetarian
VEDA is Hong Kong’s first vegetarian hotel restaurant. Renowned Australian Chef Hetty McKinnon of Arthur Street Kitchen fame is behind this ground-breaking all-day dining concept serving up feel-good vegetarian food. Come for the food and stay for their a specialty all-Australian drinks menu featuring coffee from Porter Street Roast by Pablo & Rusty’s and wines by the glass and bottle. Seven classic cocktails, one for every day of the week, are crafted using artisanal spirits.
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An old favourite returns, Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Restaurant
Under new management by Veg Concepts, Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Restaurant is reborn from it’s original launch way back in 1981. Back in 1981 it was Hong Kong’s first Indian vegetarian restaurant. Today it’s offering a renovated dining room and a wider menu with more vegetarian, jain and vegan choices. Woodlands also offers non-alcoholic beer and alcohol free wine (Halal Certified), both imported from Europe.
Roganic opens in Hong Kong
Simon Rogan is opening his first Roganic in Asia, right in the heart of Causeway Bay. Foodies are in for a treat this month when the much touted restaurant opens its doors. Much like its sister, Michelin starred Roganic in London, the menu is influenced by England’s Lake District and showcases a contemporary style of British cooking.
Find some respite at SHÈ
SHÈ is a restaurant concept derived from the Chinese character for a place of rest, tranquility and hospitality. It opened in Lane Crawford IFC mall earlier in the year. The menu offers health-conscious and contemporary interpretations of local Chinese cuisine. SHÈ offers a beautiful alfresco setting, and now is the best time to enjoy a balcony table! They’ve just launched a new contemporary Chinese Tea Set and Sunset Hour happy hour starting.
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PDT (Please Don’t Tell)
This secret enclave of MO Bar at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental is a great date night. Escape through the telephone box this February and experience either a romantic Valentines menu of Caviar tots and Moët & Chandon champagne or a classic Martini cocktail, followed by a delectable dessert of your choice. This will be every evening from 5pm-1am from 11-17 February. Next, from From 26 February – 2 March, Jim Meehan, master mixologist and author of award-winning book Meehan’s Bartender Manual, will return to PDT Hong Kong meeting fans of PDT and cocktail lovers.
Make your reservation on: 2132 0110
Mr Brown opens in Wanchai
Are you a fan of Middle Eastern restaurant FRANCIS? If you are, you’ll be glad to know the team behind FRANCIS plan to open a second restaurant, Mr Brow just a short stroll away on Ship St. Head Chef Asher Goldstein is the driver behind Mr Brown and he offers a barrage of explosive flavours from the Mediterranean. Sommelier Simone Sammuri is taking care of the drinks, with a selection of international craft beers and a carefully curated selection of his favourite small wine producers. Tables will be ready by late February.
New Menu at Pickled Pelican
Southsiders and day trippers should check out the new A La Carte Menu (and the gorgeous view of Stanley Bay) at the Pickled Pelican. Get down to Stanley and fill up on all your favourite comfort food classics – burgers, nachos, BBQ pork ribs, sandwhiches, mac and cheese, the list goes on. And, the menu update includes a vegetarian burger with a vegan meat patty.
Get hot and spicy at Sichuan Lab
This new restaurant is helmed by Kenny Chan, an internationally-recognised veteran chef with over 50 years of experience. With experiences that spans Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore and Canada, he’s a true veteran of Asia’s culinary scene. He even has a major chili bean paste business under his belt! Chef Chan’s culinary knowledge is astounding. Guests will experience so much more than just traditional hot and spicy flavours at Sichuan Lab. Chilies, peppers and peppercorns combined with the three signature ingredients of ginger, garlic and scallions create an incredibly wide variety of dishes.
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