It’s been a tough few months for Hong Kong’s F&B industry but, despite everything, there are still plenty of tempting new offerings for you to try. As well as bringing you news of restaurant openings, we’ve also uncovered some intriguing special menus to whet your appetite.
Found at the end of the Ocean Terminal Extension Harbour City, Harbourside Grill offers diners stunning views and alfresco dining with a grill-centric menu from Executive Chef Armand Sablon. The restaurant’s beef range includes U.S.D.A certified premium ribeye from Creekstone Farms and is cooked in a Spanish Josper Grill, a specialist oven that achieves extremely high temperatures, forming an instantaneous crust around the meat while trapping in natural juices to enrich the flavour. You can’t leave the restaurant without ordering the apple tarte tatin served with creme fraiche – it is to die for!
Price range: $$$-$$$$
Shop OTE401, Level 4, Ocean Terminal Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui
The Southside Pizza Co. is serving up freshly-made New York-style pizzas, including six delicious sourdough pizzas topped with the finest ingredients, are available for delivery to the Southside. For something other than pizza, you can also order staples like lasagna and spaghetti and meatballs. The Southside Pizza Co.’s menu is available via Deliveroo between Wong Chuk Hang and Pok Fu Lam from 5.00-11.00pm on weekdays, and from noon-11.00pm on weekends and public holidays.
Price range: $-$$
Order online via Deliveroo
For some of the best panoramic views of Victoria Harbour, head to newly opened PANO in West Kowloon. Executive Chef Ken Lau is a well known local chef with over 26 years of experience in both Italian and French cuisines, and he has brought that knowledge to PANO where his dishes reflect high-end French cuisine with Asian ingredients. Whether you’re popping in for an executive lunch during the weekday, a few casual bites and drinks on their outdoor terrace, or opt for the incredible 7- or 10-course tasting menu for dinner, the dishes and views will not disappoint.
Price point: $$$$
Unit 1F-1, 1/F, 24-26 Museum Drive, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District, Kowloon
Now open on level 5 of Rosewood Hong Kong, CHAAT brings a bold rendition of India’s street snack culture to a refined setting with sweeping skyline views. CHAAT is the Hindi term “to lick”, and as such, invites guests to transport themselves across the Indian peninsula with an upscale menu curated by Chef de Cuisine Manav Tuli. Utilizing a trio of authentic tandoor ovens, the colourful menu pays homage to the rich and varied culinary lexicon of India’s central states and Bombay coast, the northern Punjab and Kerala in the south. CHAAT’s beverage list highlights refreshing cocktails, Indian spirits, lassis and artisanal soft drinks directed by Nicolas Deneux and Arcadius Rybak.
Price point: $$-$$$
Level Five, Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
For those that haven’t tried a Cookie DPT cookie, you are seriously missing out. For those that have, you get the hype, which is why we’re so excited for this new collaboration between Cookie DPT and Cafe Grey for an afternoon tea pop-up at The Upper House. Available daily from June 1 – July 31, head to Cafe Grey Deluxe for their new afternoon tea with Cookie DPT. This afternoon tea features three creations from Cookie DPT including the Earl “Gray” Cookie, Sabatino Black Truffle Cheddar Biscuit, and Mini Red Velvet Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting, as well as delicate pastries from Café Gray Deluxe such as Beef and Black Garlic Choux, Yuzu-Coconut Gateaux, and Peach Verrine.
Price point: HK$285 per person / HK$480 for two (includes your choice of Jing tea or illy coffee).
Cafe Grey Deluxe, 49/F, The Upper House, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
Red Lobster’s world famous Endless Shrimp promotion is arriving in Hong Kong this June. For HK$198, guests can enjoy all-you-can-eat portions of six different shrimp dishes, each served with rice and vegetables, and of course, unlimited Cheddar Bay Biscuits. The six different shrimp options include: shrimp pasta with lobster cream sauce, popcorn shrimp, coconut shrimp, garlic shrimp scampi, shrimp flatbread, and grilled shrimp. You can also opt in to Red Lobster’s Endless Stella Artois promotion to enjoy unlimited draught beer for only HK$98. Note: offer is only available for the month of June.
Price point: HK$198
8 Cleveland Street, Causeway Bay
Every Wednesday – Friday night, head up to the salon at Duddell’s to tuck into an unlimited feast of over 30 varieties of dim sum, street snacks, and dessert for only HK$268. At Duddell’s’ ‘80’s Dim Sum Nights, long-forgotten traditional dim sum and Hong Kong street-food, pan-fry trolleys and hand-woven bamboo baskets make a comeback. The menu is comprised of handcrafted old-school classics such as Shrimp Dumpling with Bamboo shoots, Teochew-style Dumpling with peanut, Pork Dumplings with Quail Egg, classic egg tarts, imitation shark fin soup, white sugar pudding, and much more. In addition to all-you-can-eat dim sum, guests have the option of adding on a free-flow drinks package for HK$148 per person, which includes two hours of unlimited house wines, selected spirits, soft drinks and house beer.
Price point: HK$268
3/F, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central
Castellana will introduce two re-imagined 4 and 7 course menus: Marco Sacco Journey Around the World and Castellana Tour of Italy, the restaurant’s updated signature menu by resident chef, Fabiano Palombini. Marco Sacco’s Journey Around the World features pan fried Hokkaido scallops, homemade gnocchi with prawns, stuffed slow cooked guinea fowl, and more. Castellana Tour of Italy brings a collection of dishes that made Chef Marco Sacco a culinary hero in Italy and beyond. Both menus offer wine paired options that are selected from Castellana’s vast and specially curated wine menu.
Price point: from HK$880 – HK$1280 (not including wine pairing)
10/F Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay
Executive Chef Oli Marlow and his team at Roganic have curated menus that celebrate the vibrant colours and flavours of summer’s best local produce – from sweet and succulent Hong Kong beetroot and snap peas from New Age Organic Farm in the New Territories; to local spring onions, local pork from Wah Kee Farms, and fresh herbs grown in-house with love. Now serving at Roganic are the 3-course daily lunch menu (HK$280) if you’re looking for a ‘light’ bite, the short tasting menu (HK$680 for 9 courses) and regular tasting menu (HK$980 for 13 courses), both with signature classic dishes alongside new dishes, all with optional beverage pairings.
Price point: HK$280 – HK$980 (not including wine pairing)
UG/F 08, Sino Plaza, 255 Gloucester road, Causeway Bay
To celebrate Kinship’s one year anniversary, Executive Chef Chris Grare and Front of House Manager Arron Rhodes have prepared a limited-time menu, showcasing their experiences leading world-class fine dining kitchens and travelling through Asia to discover new flavours. Available from June 4th – 6th, this 6-course menu features homemade focaccia to start, an Asian take on the classic beef tartare, burnt onion risotto which has been on the menu since its opening, spiced seafood stew, slow-braised beef wellington, and a rhubarb and custard dessert with honey from the New Territories to finish the evening.
Price point: One Year Anniversary Menu is priced at HK$548 per person.
3/F, 2-4 Shelley Street, Central
For those that haven’t walked past the long queues just under the escalators on Lyndhurst Terrace, iconic coffee brand Blue Bottle Coffee has arrived in Hong Kong. Originating in Oakland California in 2002, Blue Bottle Coffee will be serving up a range of caffeinated drinks and various food items. For those in a hurry, you can grab your coffee and pastries to-go on the main floor. The second story will offer guests a more relaxed and casual dine-in experience.
Price point: $
G/F – 1/F, 38-42 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
Black Sheep Restaurants: Summer Festival
Black Sheep Restaurants knows that we are all missing opportunities to travel right now and they decided to do something about it by creating curated, memorable experiences designed to bring the spirit of travel to you right here in Hong Kong. Discover new cuisines, learn the secrets behind their stories in guided classes with their teams and journey to exotic lands with culinary lessons from Black Sheep chefs. The Summer Festival launches with 12 new experiences available to book from 17 June and include celler strolls, a cocktail class and oyster shucking. Sessions for July and August will be available soon.
For more information visit: Black Sheep Restaurants Website
thisgirlabroad is a Canadian expat who found herself packing her life up in the Great White North to move to a city filled with skyscrapers, dim sum, and 7-Eleven’s. She’s been living, loving, and eating her way through Hong Kong for the past four years without any plans to slow down. Between working full time, managing her blog, and freelance writing, you’ll likely find her with a strong cup of coffee in one hand and a jar of crunchy peanut butter in the other.