We’re here to help you keep up with HK’s ever evolving food & drink scene. As well as bringing you the most exciting new restaurant and bar openings, we’re also uncovering tempting new brunches and afternoon teas, intriguing special menus, quirky new cocktails, and unique pop-ups. So get ready to mix it up a little with our guide to the latest bar and restaurant happenings around town. Click here if you want to jump straight to the drinks section (no judgement).
What’s New: Restaurants
The Lobby Lounge at the InterContinental has one of our favourite views in Hong Kong and has long been a go-to spot for afternoon tea, so we’re delighted to hear that brunch is now on the menu. Each Sunday from 10am to 1pm you can tuck into a 3-course $480 brunch set menu with a choice of 3 appetisers including charcuterie, smoked salmon and fine cheese; a choice of 4 mains including the classic eggs benedict & searrano ham or roasted beef tenderloin with applewood bacon, portobello mushroom and garden vegetables and then finish with one of the delicious desserts. Add champagne for $155 per glass or $350 for free-flow. This would be a perfect spot to take any visitors for a relaxed brunch with a breathtaking view!
Price Point: $$$$
InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon
New Restaurant Opening: TMK
In mid-July Pirata Group will open its latest offering in Sheung Wan – TMK, a loud and lively temakeria serving high quality hand rolls and plenty of sake, set against a rowdy punk soundtrack. As well as the signature hand rolls there will be sushi, fresh from the sea sashimi and refreshing takes on other Japanese traditional dishes. TMK is inspired by punk rock’s exuberance and irreverence, will have a dive-bar styled interior and be open for all day dining and rowdy late nights out.
Price Point: $$
Hollywood Centre, 77-91 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan
New Restaurant Opening: Cornerstone
Chef Shane Osborn is the man behind Michelin-starred restaurant Arcane and was also recently a finalist in Netflix’s The Final Table. We’re looking forward to trying Chef Osborn’s latest venture Cornerstone, a modern, casual dining bistro in Soho. Dishes at Cornerstone will encapsulate his style of harnessing unique flavours with simplicity at its core. Dishes will include oxheart tomatoes with basil pesto, burrata and oakleaf and wagyu bavette with red onion, rocket, ciabatta and mustard mayonnaise. We love that Cornerstone will aim to reduce plastic waste by serving only filtered water available in still or sparkling, with unlimited water for $18 per head. Cornerstone seats a maximum of 24 guests, is family-friendly and doesn’t take reservations.
Price point: $$$
49 Hollywood Road, Central
Catalonian restaurant La Rambla are debuting a new semi-buffet ‘Sunday en La Boqueria’ free flow bubbly brunch this summer. The indulgent brunch will begin with a tempting buffet featuring the finest cuts of jamon iberico, Spanish cheese, ensaladas and tostadas, as well as eggs cooked a la minute. Tapas dishes will be brought to your table, and Paellas will be made to order. Main courses are shared between two, including La Rambla’s signature traditional suckling pig “Segovian style” and Josper charcoal grilled turbot. Brunch is priced at $550 per guest and free flow packages with Veuve Cliquot Brut start at $350 per person.
Price Point: $$$
Level 3, ifc mall, Central
Chef James Sharman will be bringing high-quality British comfort food to Causeway Bay at The Leah. The restaurant interiors transport diners into a homey British conservatory, with large windows overlooking a terrace with lush greenery and a rustic bar. Menu highlights will include chicken, leek & bacon pie; scampi, crushed peas, vinegar and crisps and of course the show-stopping beef wellington. There are some fun British cocktails on the menu too, such as the Wimbledon cup (their take on a Pimm’s cup) and the Camden Spritz (their take on an Aperol Spritz).
Price Point: $$$
3/F Lee Garden II, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay
Opening on 7 July at The Pulse in Repulse Bay, Sip Song is a vibrant family-friendly restaurant set to transport diners from the beaches of Repulse Bay to the dreamy beaches of the Southern Thai coast. Chef Nuch is a Bangkok native and has created a menu of boldly flavoured, quintessentially Thai dishes that we can’t wait to try. Signature dishes include the pla krabok manow, a whole steamed mullet, fresh Thai herbs, baby wombok, shimeji mushroom and chilli-lime fish broth and the phat si ew nuer, a hanger steak, egg noodles, Chinese broccoli and black soy. Families will be thrilled by the dedicated kids’ menu and kids’ nook featuring giant jenga, interactive board games, chalkboard art walls and bean bags.
Level 1, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay
Jimmy’s Kitchen has been dishing up classic British fare in Hong Kong since 1928, and this June the restaurant is introducing an a la carte weekend brunch. Expect an assortment of iconic British breakfast dishes – such as selection of eggs benedict options or the signature ‘Jimmy’s Big Breakfast’ – alongside heartier lunch dishes including a classic roast rib of beef with all the trimmings. Healthy smoothies such as the Live Forever (kale, lemon, pear & matcha) will set you up for the day, or try a Revive Bloody Mary (smoked vodka, tomato juice, L&P sauce and spices) if you need a little extra boost. Jimmy’s Kitchen is also a family-friendly restaurant.
Price Point: $$$
G/F South China Building, 1-3 Wyndham Street
What’s New: Bars
“Back Bar” at Ham & Sherry is a hidden gem tucked away down a little side alley off Ship Street. This summer they’re taking inspiration from the world of comic books to create 10 unique cocktails which each encapsulate a hero’s journey or a villain’s wicked ways. Sip on creative twists on classics and daring mixes like the signature of the menu the Rye Reviver, made with Ezra Brooks Rye Whiskey, ginger, turmeric, black pepper, lemon, whites and aromatic bitters or start the night off with a pow and order the Absinthe Punch, a concoction of Abelha Cachaca, Pernod Absinthe, condensed milk, jasmine green tea, lime and star anise. Also on offer are two non-alcoholic heroes to sober the day, aptly named Take It Easy, Captain and his sidekick Sharpest When Sober.
1-7 Ship Street, Wanchai
Negroni Week 2019
International charity event Negroni Week will be running for its 7th year. Several local bars and restaurants will be participating along with bars and restaurants around the world. Each restaurant will feature their own unique rendition on the Negroni to raise money for charity.
When: 24-30 June 2019
Where: Various restaurants in Hong Kong
For more information: Event Website