Our tried and tested pick of Hong Kong's best places to eat and drink this month. Find out what's happening at Morty's, Seasons by Olivier Elzer, Buenos Aires Polo Club, Chez Patrick, Coffee Academics, NEO and Sevva.
5 Aug 2016 / Drink / Food / Restaurants / Reviews
Find out what's happening in Hong Kong with our events guide.
12 Aug 2016 / Events
As a newly landed expat there is A LOT to organise, and even simple tasks get frustrating when you don’t know your way around. If you’ve just landed in Hong Kong, I want to share some info that would have helped me find my feet faster.
29 Jul 2016 / Essential HK

What’s On – Events in Hong Kong

Find out what's happening in Hong Kong with our events guide.

12 Aug 2016 — By Catherine Stewart / Events
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What’s On in Hong Kong

Let us inspire you with our pick of what’s happening in the city. Click to jump straight to the category you’re most interested in.

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Where to Eat and Drink in Hong Kong – August 2016

Our tried and tested pick of Hong Kong's best places to eat and drink this month. Find out what's happening at Morty's, Seasons by Olivier Elzer, Buenos Aires Polo Club, Chez Patrick, Coffee Academics, NEO and Sevva.

5 Aug 2016 — By Sarah Richard / Drink / Food / Restaurants / Reviews
Great Places to Eat and Drink in Hong Kong

I’m sure Hong Kong gets hotter by the day – even if it is a typhoon – but I’m not just talking about the weather. Restaurants and bars are upping their game like never before and I’m having a tough time choosing my favourites. This month I spent some time in Korea and Taiwan and came back in denial I would find any food here as good as I did there. How wrong could I have been.

Where to Eat

Morty’s

Morty's Central, Hong Kong

If you’re a serious meat-lover then I’ve found just the place for you (if you hadn’t already guessed from looking at the photo). Morty’s is a New York style diner inside Jardines House in Central. They are SERIOUS about their beef with a 45-day ageing process all done in-house from the spice rub to the curing and smoking, even down to the final resting of the beef. There’s a hell of a lot of goodness to choose from and it needs two visits really, but on your first you should definitely order the Reuben which is slow smoked pastrami, swiss cheese, thousand island dressing & sauerkraut on house rye. And the Bagel & House Lox – chive & dill cream cheese, cold smoked Atlantic salmon, tomato & red onion on bagel is a must-try. Come hungry and expect to leave in a carb-coma.Read more »


Feel at Home in Hong Kong Fast

As a newly landed expat there is A LOT to organise, and even simple tasks get frustrating when you don’t know your way around. If you’ve just landed in Hong Kong, I want to share some info that would have helped me find my feet faster.

29 Jul 2016 — By Catherine Stewart / Essential HK
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I spent my first weeks in Hong Kong in a not-very-luxurious serviced apartment in Causeway Bay. I remember feeling overwhelmed by the crowds and the smells. I had morning sickness and those distinctive Hong Kong smells on every corner, and the faint smell of mould inside the apartment, did not help one bit!

As a newly landed expat there is A LOT organise, and even simple tasks get frustrating when you don’t know your way around. Here are a few bits of information that would have helped me find my feet faster.Read more »