With Hong Kong’s dining scene constantly changing, it can be tricky to stay up to date with all the new restaurants opening in the city. If you’re looking to check out somewhere new, here’s the lineup of all of the latest restaurants that have opened in our city this month. From the fluffiest pancakes to the freshest seafood, here’s what’s new in the 852.
A Happy Pancake is a dessert café that’s true to its name, bringing thick, fluffy, cloud-like pancakes to Hong Kong. You can expect the light, airy texture of a soufflé, in the style of your favourite breakfast staple. The pancakes here avoid artificial flavours and are made fresh to order, on the spot. Whether you’re after traditional vanilla or black tea with homemade granola, this cafe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
A Happy Pancake, 2/F, Lee Garden Three, Shop 203-205, 1 Sunning Rd, Causeway Bay, www.ahappypancake.hk
Looking for irresistible steak in Hong Kong? Gordon Ramsay’s maze Grill promises to please. Located in the stunning glasshouse extension at Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, maze Grill takes its menu inspiration from the three maze Grill restaurants located in London, where steaks are grilled to perfection over a charcoal-fired Josper grill. Take your pick between the selection of international and rare-breed cuts, grilled fish, poultry, or Gordon’s world-renowned signature dish, Beef Wellington.
maze Grill, 4/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 3–27 Canton Road, TST, 2765 0890, www.diningconcepts.com/restaurants/maze-Grill
LUMI means “luminous”, and that’s exactly what the menu hopes to bring: a vibrant and refreshing selection of dishes to “illuminate your day”. Headed by Chef Kihachi Kumagai, diners can prepare for a carefully curated all-day-dining menu in the style of a borderless cuisine. That means it combines all the best flavours and cooking techniques from France, Japan, Senegal, Morocco and beyond.
LUMI, Shop 301, 3/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2918 1313, www.facebook.com/lumi.hkg
Ding’s Club is another new addition to H Queen’s! Celebrity chef and kung fu star, Steve Lee Ka Ding, has been bringing nostalgic dishes from his heritage back to life since the inception of Ding‘s Kitchen. The opening of Ding’s Club brings high-end Cantonese dishes in a cool, open setting. Plus, the dining room of the restaurant resembles a classic Chinese quadrangle – the perfect backdrop to the finely made local dishes on the menu.
Ding’s Club, 23/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.hqueens.com.hk/html/eng/dining
French-Med cuisine has hit Hong Kong’s culinary scene. This London-born restaurant quickly became a globally recognised group, so we were thrilled to hear La Petite Maison arrived at H Queen’s in Central. We hear great things about the Poulpe Finement Tranché, thinly sliced octopus with lemon and chilli, and the Aubergine Grillée, Mozzarella et Crevettes au Pistou, grilled aubergine with mozzarella, prawns and pistou. And you can’t go wrong with garlic butter escargots.
La Petite Maison, G/F, H Queen’s, 23–29 Stanley Street, Central, 2887 1113, www.lpmlondon.co.uk/hongkong
Artisan de la Truffe is opening in Harbour City mid-month, packed full with, you guessed it, truffle. Every dish on the menu is accented with black or white truffle, featuring all the varieties a truffle lover could hope for. The restaurant also has a concept shop attached, bringing all the best truffle goods from around the globe. Think sweat treats like truffle pralines, and savoury essentials like truffle-infused olive oil.
Artisan de la Truffe, Shop OT303, 3/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 3–27 Canton Road, TST, 2885 2030, www.facebook.com/artisandelatruffehongkong
Hunter & The Chase is a two-part dining and hospitality concept delivering a refined dining experience in a fun, approachable way. If you were a fan of the Shore space, you’ll be pleased to hear it’s been given a complete revamp, debuting this month as a brand new concept. The floors are split into a formal dining room, Hunter (4th floor), and a cocktail and mixology bar, The Chase (3rd floor), with The Terrace, the same expansive outdoor area.
Hunter & The Chase, 4/F, The L Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, 2915 1638, www.hunterandthechase.com