11 January, 2018
Eat & Drink

What’s New In The 852: 11 Westside Brunch, YUM CHA Causeway Bay and more

11 January, 2018

Promos, Deals and New Places To Eat


In keeping up with our ever-changing culinary landscape, we want to keep you up to date on all the new restaurants, lunch and brunch menus and pop ups in Hong Kong. Mark your diaries, because this week has some amazing new offers you won’t want to miss. And because we want you to find what you’re looking for, click on the handy sections below to take you straight there:

New Locations
Special Menus and Offers
Lunch and Brunch Specials
Pop Ups

New Locations


Yum Cha devotees, rejoice! Not only is this new Causeway Bay restaurant a fun and welcome addition to the area’s foodie scene, but the latest location also pays homage to Hong Kong’s historic and traditional typhoon-shelter fare. In addition to feasting on the already Insta-famous, playful take on traditional dim sum options already on offer, you can expect to see new menu items such as the peanut sauce and sesame-filled Peanut Papa Buns (complete with moustaches!) and Mentaiko Rice Rolls all over social media. And of course, it wouldn’t be a proper dim sum experience without tea – take your pick from its wide range of brews!

YUM CHA, 2/F, Emperor Watch & Jewellery Centre, 8 Russell Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.yumchahk.com

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Special Menus and Offers

ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge

A wholesome brunch at the Michelin-starred ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge is something worth waking up for on a Sunday morning. The celebrated restaurant now offers two exciting new brunch menus – Le Grand Brunch ($688) and Le Petit Brunch ($488) – with the option to upgrade to a free-flow package (prices start from $198). Featuring exquisite canapés (think beef tatakis and caviar tartles), artisanal appetizers, and hearty mains, this brunch has everything you need to cure a nasty hangover (or gives you a perfectly valid excuse to drink more). Dessert is served family style with a delectable selection of homemade pastries and fresh fruits to wrap up your weekend on a sweet note.

ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge, 29/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2174 8100, www.ontop.hk

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Cooking with the Culinary Stars

Are you curious about what happens behind the closed doors of Michelin star restaurants? Learn how to craft gourmet international dishes with culinary experts like Yan Toh Heen Executive Chef Lau Yiu Fai and Rech by Alain Ducasse Pastry Chef Thomas Moulin. Hosted by InterContinental Hong Kong, “Cooking with the Culinary Stars” classes are back by popular demand, with prices starting from $1,888 per person. Polish your culinary techniques, experiment with exciting new recipes, and cook up a storm alongside all-star chefs. For happy hour lovers, InterContinental offers thirst-quenching wine seminars and Chinese tea appreciation workshops.

InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2313 2323, www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com/en/promotions/cooking-classes-culinary-stars/

Cuisine Cuisine

Unsure if you should opt for an all-American brunch or traditional dim sum this weekend? Why not both? Cuisine Cuisine at The Mira recently revamped its Oriental brunch menu and is now servicing a premium five-course meal with bottomless champagne and freshly brewed tea every Saturday. Starting at $498 per person, the upscale contemporary Chinese restaurant is ideal for hosting family gatherings and enjoying all-you-can-eat dim sum.

Cuisine Cuisine, The Mira Hong Kong, 118 – 130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2368 1111, www.themirahotel.com/dining/cuisine-cuisine/

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Known for its rich selection of Nikkei-inspired dishes, the popular Japanese-Peruvian joint TokyoLima is introducing a new Alma Winter Collection. The Hot Prawn Ceviche ($170) and Iberian Presa ($150) will warm your belly with bold flavours reminiscent of the sizzling Peruvian heat. For sushi lovers, don’t miss the Sakura Maki ($100), inspired by delicate Japanese cherry blossoms, and the Niku Maki ($130) with seared beef tenderloin.

TokyoLima, G/F, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2811 1152, www.tokyolima.hk


On Saturday, 20 and Sunday, 21 January, HAKU will be hosting the much anticipated collaboration dinner led by its own Executive Chef Agustin Balbi and Executive Chef Paulo Airaudo of the Michelin-starred Amelia San Sebastián. The two seasoned chefs will combine their creative minds to prepare a series of culinary delights for the guests. The special eight-course menu ($1,980 per person) features a reinvented cacao e pepe with black truffle and a Japanese-inspired Koshihikari rice with king crab.

HAKU, Shop OT G04B, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2115 9965, www.haku.com.hk


You don’t have to be Australian to go and celebrate Australia Day the right way at FRITES. Serving Stella Artois draught beer for a generous $26 all day on Friday, 26 January at all branches, it will also be screening the Australian classic “Welcome to Woop Woop” from 6pm, so be sure not to miss out on the fun…

FRITES, multiple locations across Hong Kong, www.frites.com.hk

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From 16 January to 11 February, NOBU will be offering a new seasonal menu that pays homage to the local cuisine culture of Fukuoka – a city with a unique food culture influenced by Korean and Chinese cuisine. Enjoy the six-course lunch menu ($668 per person) that includes freshly prepared ara sashimi and grilled saba fillet. The eight-course dinner menu ($1,488 per person), featuring uni gyoza and juicy Japanese wagyu, makes the perfect date night meal.

NOBU, 2/F, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2313 2323, www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com/en/dining/nobu

The Drunken Pot

Ever wished you could have fresh hot pot delivered straight to your door? Well, The Drunken Pot has turned this unimaginable possibility into a reality with its ‘new age’ door-to-door hot pot deliveries (in recyclable packaging, too!). The meat-themed menu is priced at $322 per person, while the seafood is $368, allowing customers to pick from four signature soup bases: Numbingly Spicy, Black Truffle, Chao Zhou Satay and Pork Bone Broth. The delivery package even has a condiments box with eight complimentary seasonings and sauces, as well as utensils and reusable tablecloths. Having hot pot in the comfort of your own home has never been easier!

The Drunken Pot, 8 Observatory Road, Tsim Tsa Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2321 9038, www.thedrunkenpot.com

Burger Circus

January blues and cold, wet weather getting you down? Sticking to its American diner roots, Burger Circus is now offering up monthly pie specials, and this month it’s all about the classic apple pie ($48). Guests can also pre-order the nine-inch pies ($258) for delivery, or pick up one business day in advance through [email protected] or by calling 2878 7787. And if apple isn’t your thing, we’ve been tempted in with the promise of chocolate, blueberry and peach in the months to come…

Burger Circus, 22 Hollywood Road, Central, www.burgercircus.com.hk

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Eat Pizza For A Good Cause

Craving a good ol’ slice of pizza? We’ve got another great excuse for you to savour that crispy yet gooey piece of perfection (if you need one at all). Mark your calendar for the first ever weeklong celebration of National Pizza Day in Hong Kong and Macau. From 9 to 16 February, 19 restaurants (including 208 Duecento Otto, Ciao Chow, Piccolo Pizzeria & Bar) will serve special limited edition pizzas boasting creative combinations of toppings and sauces. 10 – 20% of the proceeds will go straight to UNICEF HK’s Syrian Children Fund supporting children in crisis – what a guilt-free way to indulge in your guilty pleasure!

Lunch and Brunch Specials

11 Westside

Now you can enjoy your favorite Mexican plates at 11 Westside’s new weekday lunches and weekend brunches. Indulge in hearty Molletes ($98) topped with broiled cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, poached eggs, roasted chilli, and escabeche. If you’re ready to splurge, get in on the Big Baller Brunch, featuring everything on the menu paired with unlimited Armand de Brignac Brut Gold Champagne for $5,000 per person.

11 Westside, 1/F, The Hudson, 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, 3996 7754, www.11westside.com

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Pop Ups


From now until Sunday, 14 January, TEST KITCHEN will be hosting an unforgettable five-night dinner series with all-star culinary trio from La Bijouterie in Lyon, France – Chef and Manager Arnaud Laverdin, Chef Thomas Pezeril, and Chef Pâtissier Remy Havetz. The pop-up event offers an impressive eight-course tasting menu ($980) of French gastronomic plates such as turnips with kimchi and smoked cod roe butter, and charcoal grilled duck heart withy chutney yuzu. For an additional $300, you can enjoy the carefully curated wine pairing menu.

TEST KITCHEN, Shop 3, Kwan Yick Building, Phase 3, 158A Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 9032 7628, www.testkitchen.com.hk


Join Hong Kong’s chef-driven Neapolitan Pizzeria Motorino as it hosts another pizza party from 3pm to 5pm on Saturday, 13 January. The so-called ‘party’ offers guests snacks and wine before giving them a chance to acquire a new skill (or perhaps become better at an existing one!). Left in the hands of an experienced chef, you’ll learn how to create your own Neapolitan pies and gain all the insider ‘know-hows’, from shaping your own dough to having the best authentic Italian toppings. The class is $248 per person and includes two glasses of wine, antipasti, an apron and your very own pizza too!

Motorino, 15 Ship Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong, 2520 0690, www.motorinopizza.com

Featured image courtesy of The Mira. Image #1 courtesy of Yum Cha, image #2 courtesy of InterContinental Hong Kong, image #3 courtesy of TokyoLima, image #4 courtesy of NOBU, image #5 courtesy of The Forks and Spoons, image #6 courtesy of 11 Westside.


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