It’s foodie heaven at a fraction of the cost – Hong Kong Restaurant Week is back! The 10-day long tasting event allows some of the city’s top restaurants to showcase their menus at special – and incredibly affordable – fixed prices. And guess what? Expat Living readers have the chance to get priority bookings before they open to the general public!
There are 110 participating restaurants in the Summer 2017 edition, presented by DiningCity, and they all offer a minimum three-course set lunch and/or dinner. Each restaurant creates a fixed-price menu in Category A or B, giving diners the chance to try out a restaurant at a lower price than normal. Category A menus are HK$198 for lunch and HK$398 for dinner. Category B menus are HK$118 and HK$298 for dinner. Below are just six of the many exciting eateries that are taking part in Hong Kong Restaurant Week for the first time.
Chef Akrame Benalli made a splash on the international dining scene when his Restaurant Akrame in Paris was awarded a Michelin star in 2011 after just six months of operation. He has followed that up with a second star and opened his Hong Kong resto on Star Street in Wan Chai in 2013. It is known for a contemporary approach and an evolving menu. akrame.com.hk
Indonesian cuisine has been increasingly popular in Hong Kong of late and Tri offers a contemporary Balinese experience by taking the culinary heritage of Bali and melding authentic flavours with contemporary presentation. tri.hk
This Spanish lounge bar and restaurant offers quality tapas in a lively atmosphere. Expect all the tapas classics with a contemporary vibe. Cassio opened its doors last year and has built a loyal following since then. cassio.com.hk
#4 Ruth’s Chris Steak House
This New Orleans resto offers the chance to have a quintessential US steak-house experience. It serves USDA prime steaks on sizzling 500-degree Fahrenheit plates (260 degrees C) and wines from an award-winning wine list in an American club-style atmosphere. There are two branches: Admiralty and Tsim Sha Tsui. ruthschris.com
#5 G7 Private Dining
G7 offers diners the chance to have a private kitchen experience during Hong Kong Restaurant Week. Chef Eddy was a pioneer of the private kitchen scene in the 1990s and with G7 is bringing his authentic and refined take on Italian food to an elegant venue in Central. Enjoy the ambience – and the fact there is no corkage fee! g7privatedining.com
#6 CE LA VI
Located in the California Tower on D’Aguilar Street, this resto offers amazing views from both its restaurant and its rooftop bar, 25 floors up from the hustle and bustle of Lan Kwai Fong. Award-winning chefs who have worked at Nobu mean the menu is full of sophisticated and surprising dishes. celavi.com
Hong Kong Restaurant Week runs from 28 July to 6 August, 2017. Bookings can be made online from 10am on 24 July. However, Expat Living readers are getting priority booking access for three full days from 10am on 21 July – book at restaurantweek.hk/expatliving