Because Hong Kong’s dining scene is ever changing, we want to give you a head’s up on all of the latest restaurants that have opened in our city this month. From new Middle Eastern and contemporary Chinese spots, to new location’s of some of our favourite HK restaurants, here’s what’s new in the 852.
Set to open its doors on Gough Street in July, BEDU is a cosy Middle Eastern restaurant & bar, brought to us by brother and sister duo Alexis & Laura Offe (of Brazilian-Japanese street food restaurant, Uma Nota). Menu items will include Beetroot and Mint Labneh accompanied by Freshly Baked Flatbread, Rack of lamb with Garlic Labneh and Za’atar Oil and a Dark chocolate and Cranberry Clafoutis with Spiced Yoghurt, along with a refreshing range of cocktails to wash it all down. Watch this space for more news coming soon!
BEDU, 40 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.bedurestaurant.com
Since H Queen’s was unveiled earlier this year, eateries have been opening their doors thick and fast, but the latest restaurant has us very excited. Opening in late July, ICHU Peru is helmed by Chef Virgilio Martinez, the celebrated talent behind Central Restaurante in Peru, which was #5 on the 2017 World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. “ICHU will present much-loved Peruvian dishes in a comfortable, welcoming, casual environment,” explains Martinez, and will serve dishes that make diners feel like they have visited the country and experienced local comfort food. Three of the key members from Martinez’s Central team will even be relocating to Hong Kong for the opening, so we can expect to experience the same high standards and vibrant food, all presented in the casual dining room setting (plus expansive outdoor terrace), designed by the award-winning designer Joyce Wang.
ICHU Peru, 3/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.ichu.com.hk
Now open comes an exciting new venture from JIA Group, located in the much-anticipated Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts. Intending to shine a light on new and unexplored regions of Chinese cuisine, while celebrating time-honoured recipes and cooking techniques, Old Bailey draws on the region of Jiangnan – with the restaurant being inspired in both aesthetics and cuisine. Diners can expect dishes such as Mala Iberico Pork Xiao Long Bao, Ten treasure duck and Slow-braised USDA Prime Angus beef, and more, along with a dedicated vegan section of the menu, making it even easier for the plant-based eaters out there to enjoy the cuisine.
Old Bailey, 2/F, JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong, www.oldbailey.hk
Pasta fans, rejoice! After Pici’s second location in SoHo opening at the end of last year, Pirata Group is adding a third location to the roster in TST! So, whether you’re in Wan Chai, Soho or Tsim Sha Tsui, you’ll be able to get your home-made Italian favourites. The new location is slated to open in August, but keep an eye out for more info coming soon!
Lovers of May Chow’s Little Bao, it’s time to get excited, as a new location is opening in Causeway Bay! Details are yet to be announced, but if you happen to be in the Fashion Walk area, you’ll be able to find the restaurant’s iconic logo plastered across boards outside the location (which you can check out on its Insta page). The open date is still under wraps, but from the looks of things, the new location appears to be a little bigger than the small space in SoHo. We’re hoping it opens soon, so that we can get our hands on some more pork belly baos, truffle fries and short-rib dumplings!
Little Bao, www.little-bao.com
With a location already found on Queen’s Road East in Wan Chai, the Fishsteria brand will be adding a second restaurant to its repertoire later this month with the opening of Fishsteria Waterside. Set to open on Kennedy Town’s waterfront, the new resto promises to be a casual dining haven for seafood lovers. The relaxed menu will feature items such as The Famous Fishsteria Lobster Roll ($168) and the Salmon Charcoal Burger, along with larger dishes such as the signatures Orbetello Fish ($388). As well as serving up delights in house, the restaurant will also feature a retail counter, with fresh fish and seafood able to be pre-ordered to take home, along with premium Italian ingredients, such as non-GMO burrata cream and cheeses, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and dry pasta.
Fishsteria Waterside, New Fortune House, 2-5A New Praya Kennedy Town, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/fishsteria
With a location already situated in ifc, Glasshouse in Quarry Bay is now open. Serving a range of Asian and Western delicacies, enhanced with premium ingredients, dishes on the menu include Iberico Pork Belly Rice ($98), Signature Caesar Salad – complete with runny egg and soft shell crab ($148), Glasshouse Banana Creme Brulee ($88) and much more. The casual and relaxed restaurant is also offering up a selection of Summer Cooler drinks to help us beat the heat.
Glasshouse, Shop 101A, Cityplaza, 18 Tai Koo Shing Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, www.gaiagroup.com.hk
Slated to open any day now, new Taproom and Kebaberie, Salt & Barrel, is the newest brainchild from Executive Chef, Taran Chadha (of Blacksalt), and is set to collaborate with local breweries, Black Kite and Kowloon Bay, as well as The Tramline Liquor Co. Aiming to re-introduce kebabs to the 852, with a unique blend of spice marinades and modern adaptation of age-old cooking techniques, along with offering 15 taps of rotating local and imported craft beers and other craft beverages, we’ll be sure to give you more info as soon as the doors open!
Salt & Barrel, One, South Lane, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/SaltandBarrelHK
Looking for a new spot in LKF to enjoy dinner, drinks and everything in between? Opening on Friday, 6 July, Tenkei lies in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong and is serving up a range of delicate starters, hot tapas, flavourful main courses and desserts – all inspired by traditional Japanese Izakaya’s. The restaurant is split into three distinct areas, with a main dining room, private party room and relaxed alfresco area; the perfect place to enjoy shisha by Aces Co. and house-made cocktails under the stars.
Tenkei, 3/F, On Hing Building, On Hing Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/TenkeiHK
Christian Rhomberg of Kee Club fame is back with a vengeance. The stunning Madame Fu occupies the top floor of the Tai Kwun Centre Barracks Block, utilising 8,000 square-feet of space to house its Grand Café, whiskey lounge, private dining rooms, verandah and more. Drawing inspiration from Hong Kong’s colonial past, the menu centres on contemporary Cantonese classics. We can’t wait to try out the afternoon tea options as well, in the perfectly pink Pearl Room!
Madame Fu – Grand Café Chinois, Shop 03, 3/F, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2114 2118, www.madamefu.com.hk