Promos, Deals and New Places To Eat
In keeping up with our ever-changing culinary landscape, we’re here to keep you notified of all the new lunch specials, menu items and drink deals in Hong Kong. Mark your diaries, because this week has some amazing new offers you won’t want to miss. And because we want you to find what you’re looking for, click on the handy sections below to take you straight there:
Get ready, HK! From 28 July until 6 August, Restaurant Week will return to the 852! This is the time to scope out all those restos and bars you’ve been wanting to try, so get moving! Lunches begin at $118 and dinners begin at $298.
To make your reservations (and to see what’s on offer), click here
Chef Siu Hin Chin, formerly of Duddell’s, (who has earned 15 Michelin stars in nine years!) will be heading up this new fine dining Cantonese restaurant. It will open next month and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for us!
Ying Jee Club, 41 Connaught Road, Nexus Building, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/yingjeeclub
Just opened on Wellington Street is a newly opened takeout place that aims to lessen the amount of waste (both in food and products) and strives to provide tasty and balanced meals with a proportionate amount of carbohydrates, protein and fats. It prepares everything on site in its kitchen everyday.
Fete Up, Lower G/F, 182 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, 9772 4531, feteup.com
Still in its soft opening, Fuse Creations will be serving up ramen dishes, but will also have starters and mains that are a bit more substantial (steak, miso cod). Its signature, Fuse Ramen, is a tonkotsu (thick pork soup) based shoyu ramen with yakibuta, char siu, soy infused egg, leek, and a blend of oils.
Fuse Creations, G/F, 38 Elgin St, Central, Hong Kong, 2650 6898, www.facebook.com/pg/fusecreationshk
A contemporary new resto and pub, Brew N’ Chew just opened its doors this month. Featuring Southwestern-inspired, Italian, Asian and international dishes, it will also have your everyday comfort food (think burgers, beers, margaritas and cocktails), as well as classic American fare such as Baby Back Ribs, Fajitas and more.
Brew N’ Chew, 127 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 3974 5662, www.facebook.com/BrewNChew
Special Menus and Offers
To celebrate Rhoda’s first birthday, we checked out the newly launched 7-course truffle menu. Through comforting, reminiscent flavours and contemporary, Hong Kong-specific twists, Chef Nate Green successfully strikes the balance between homely and effortlessly cool. The menu begins with raw Hokkaido Scallops, paired with smoked cod roe and Sturia Caviar. With Irish Black Angus Beef, Sea Bass, and 30-month Comté all featuring, you know you’ll be leaving stuffed and satisfied. A stellar combination. One of our favourite dishes is the Italian Asparagus, with Agria Potato Purée. This soft, buttery mash is melt-in-your-mouth heaven. To satisfy your sweet tooth, Rhoda’s signature creamy cheesecake seals the deal. Oh, and did we mention that every dish on the menu is topped with a generous helping of Australian truffle shavings? After all, ‘tis the season…
Available until Thursday, 10 August, for $1,498 per person.
Rhoda, G/F, Upton, 345 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, rhoda.hk
The French Window has a new summer menu. By using traditional French cooking techniques and incorporating other cuisines in his recipes, Chef Simon Kealy will introduce a European culinary adventure to diners. The Chef’s Tasting Menu ($980), features slow cooked squid, pan-fried juicy duck breast. Other items on the a la carte menu include Beetroot Carpaccio ($140), Slow Cooked Pork ($420) and Strawberry Semifredo ($90).
The French Window, 3101, Podium Level 3, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2393 3812, www.miradining.com/french-window
Spasso introduced a new head chef, Tommaso Rigoni, who will be launching seasonal menus at the restaurant this summer. His six-course gastronomic menu will have wine pairings as well. Menu items include Caprese Moderna, Carnaroli Risotto, Pollo Ruspante and Dolcezza Al Limone Di Amalfi.
Spasso, G5-8, 12-17, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2730 8027, www.divinogroup.com/restaurants/spasso
Beef and Liberty is rewarding its loyal customers with its new Love Thy Neighbour policy. Sign up on its website to win exclusive offers and rewards every month! Also, because its Soft Shell Crab Sandwich was so popular (and a Sassy girl fave!), the restaurant will be offering the sandwich until 3 September. And if you ever wanted to know how Chef Uwe prepared his favourite dishes, such as the Oreo dessert, he will be showing patrons some fun, how-to videos. Best news of all: it will now be serving brunch all day every Saturday and Sunday with the optional free-flow of booze!
Beef and Liberty, 3/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2450 5578, www.beef-liberty.com/hk
The Continental is celebrating summer with a new menu featuring seasonally inspired dishes with a mix contemporary European cuisines. Designed by new Executive Chef Rene Michelena, the summer menu has a variety of refreshing salads and seafood dishes. Highlights include Burrata & Japanese Tomato ($190), Escargot and Morel Mushroom Fricassee ($190), Humboldt Squid Steak Salad ($120), Wagyu Skirt Steak Salad ($295) and Grilled Mini Pineapple with Thyme ($90).
The Continental, Unit 406, Level 4, Pacific Place, Hong Kong, 2704 5211, www.thecontinentalhongkong.com
As part of the International Chef Showcase, the WHISK at The Mira Hong Kong has invited two experienced chefs to demonstrate their skills. On 9 August, two Michelin star owner-chef of ‘Kyoto cuisine TAKAGI’ in Ashiya, Japan will be preparing Kyo-ryori cuisine. Using traditional methods, the chef will create delicacies such as Kegani Crab, Sea Urchin, Caviar, Dashi jelly, a soup of Abalone, Asparagus, Onsen Egg and Green Peas, sushi and corn tempura. There will be a choice of Kyo-ryori lunch ($988) and dinner ($2,088). On 20 and 21 September, Chef Rolf Fliegauf will present modern European cuisine with a choice of a four-course lunch or an eight-course dinner with dishes such as Norway Lobster with Coconut, Citrus and Herbs, as well as Organic Celeriac and Black Truffle Gyoza with Onion Broth and Watercress.
WHISK, The Mira Hong Kong, 118 – 130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2368 1111, www.themirahotel.com
Those of you who are loyal Nobu fans may remember last month’s theme of Kyoto Twist (we’re not judging – we keep tabs on Nobu too!). This month executive chef Sean Mel and executive sushi chef Kazunari Araki are exploring the Kobe region of Japan, with the “Like Kobe, Love Wagyu” episode, a tribute to Kobe Wagyu Beef. Renowned for its flavour, tenderness and well-marbled texture! Head over before Sunday 27 August, to check out the a la carte selection at lunchtime, or the seven-course Omakase over dinner. New dishes include the Roasted Wagyu Rib Eye and Wagyu Sushi.
Nobu, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2721 1211, hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com
Lunch and Brunch Specials
On Sunday, 23 July, the Flying Pig Bistro in Sai Ying Pun is launching a new Late Sunday Roast. The late brunch fiesta will include two hours of free-flow Gweilo beer, unlimited organic steak, BBQ Chicken, and pork chops for $488 a head (it’s okay, our mouths are watering, too). To make things better there will be a Live DJ set by FUFU from 3pm to 7pm! Tables are limited.
Flying Pig Bistro, 62 G/F High Street,Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2540 0311, www.flyingpigbistro.hk
Armani/Aqua has launched a new collection of five different luxury bento boxes – each made from an assortment of fresh Japanese ingredients such as seared Wagyu beef, saikyo miso black cod, and a fresh collection of sashimi from $318. This deal is perfect for grabbing a quick business lunch or catching up with the girls!
Armani/Aqua, 2/F, Landmark Chater (Chater House), 8 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, 3583 2828, armani-aqua.com
Brunch, booze, and views! Hutong, the Northern Chinese restaurant on top of One Peking, has just launched a new brunch! Including 18 dished served to table, an array of drinks, and live Chinese entertainment during weekends and public holidays from 12pm to 3pm for $428. Add $200 and enjoy free-flow Veuve Clicquot, champagne and cocktails – sounds perfect to us!
Hutong, 28/F, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3428 8342, www.hutong.com.hk
Cocktails, Happy Hours and Drinks Specials
From 15 July until 5 August, Black Rock, a pop-up bar with a tree trunk as the table (complete with whiskey taps!), will be located inside Frank’s Library at Foxglove. Boasted as the “speakeasy within a speakeasy,” it has been dubbed “London’s Best Whisky Bar,” and will offer malt whiskies from The Singleton and 46 distilleries. In addition to the special spirits, whisky fans will still be able to find Johnnie Walker King George V, Lagavulin, Glenkinchie, and Cragganmore, as well as Brora and Port Ellen. It’s not all about the liquor, however, as Black Rock will also feature 10 key bar snacks collaborating with Masterchef Asia Winner Woo Wai Leong, Bo Innovation Alvin Leung, and Chef Kevin Lee from Foxglove. Booking is required, seats are limited (only three sittings each night) and a minimum of $500 per guest is expected. To book call ahead: 2116 8949 or via the Facebook page.
Black Rock, Foxglove, 2nd Floor, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, 18 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong, foxglovehk.com
Hailing from Slovakia with over 15 years of experience in the industry, acclaimed bartender Rusty Cerven will be taking over the cocktail bar and lounge at The Mira Hotel. From 25 to 27 July, spoil yourself and get ready to indulge in a marvellous night filled with Cerven’s four original tipples of The Verve, Terrington Punch and more! Drinks priced from $128 per cocktail with 10% service charge.
Room One, G/F Lobby, The Mira Hong Kong Mira Place, 118 – 130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2315 5888, www.themirahotel.com/dining/room-one
99 Bottles got its liquor license back! To celebrate, every Wednesday is Ladies Night, featuring a buy one get one free Prosecco or Pimms, and Thursday is Jägerbomb madness!
99 Bottles, 59A Peel Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/99bottleshk