23 May, 2019
Eat & Drink

What’s New In The 852: Brickhouse’s Night Brunch, Lunch At Franks And More

23 May, 2019

Looking for promos, deals and brand new meals? We’ve done the legwork to round up everything, and everywhere, you’ll want to eat this month.

It can be a tricky task keeping up with our ever-changing culinary landscape, but 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. To help you find what you’re looking for, click on the handy sections below to take you straight there:

New Restaurants
New Locations
Special Menus and Offers
Lunch and Brunch Specials

New Restaurants

For news of all the latest restaurants that are set to open in Hong Kong this month, click here!

New Locations

Ninety’s Coffee

Popular Wan Chai coffee house Ninety’s is opening up shop in SoHo! Found just off the escalators, the new location will serve up a menu of inventive brunch dishes, including the likes of Lap Cheong Scrambled Eggs, Lobster Benedict and more, along with Ninety’s own range of specialty coffee. Open daily until 11pm, a sophisticated evening menu featuring Bone in Short Ribs, Lamb & Mash, Salmon Confit and more will also be available.

Ninety’s Coffee, 2-4 Shelley Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, www.ninetys.com.hk

Special Menus and Offers

Carbone

It’s a new chef and a new menu at Italian-American favourite, Carbone this month. New Head Chef Braden Reardon is taking over the kitchen of the famed restaurant, and updating the menu with fresh and new dishes for the season. New items include the Wild Prawn Cocktail ($386), Lamb Sardo ($248) and Bass Alison ($398), while timeless classics such as Spicy Rigatoni Vodka ($198) and the indulgent Eggplant Parmesan ($648) are still firm features on the menu.

Carbone, 9/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.carbone.com.hk

Posto Pubblico whats new in the 852

Posto Pubblico

Plant-based offerings have been sweeping the city in recent months and Posto Pubblico’s new vegan and vegetarian dishes are sure to impress vegetarians and meat eaters alike. The farm-to-table restaurant will be serving up fresh plates such as Beet Carpaccio ($108) and Homemade Orecchiette ($158) with green garlic and broccoli rabe pesto, preserved lemon, sundried tomato and chilli, along with hearty options including Eggplant Bolognese ($168), made with eggless pasta and an array of organic and locally-grown ingredients from Hong Kong’s own Zen Farms. Other crowd favourites are sure to be the Pizza Puttanesca ($188) and the Impossible Balls ($158), along with the indulgent vegan dessert of Banana Nutella Ice Cream ($48). 

Posto Pubblico, 28 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.postopubblico.com

Impossible Foods x Tai Koo Place

Partnering with Impossible Foods and some of Hong Kong’s favourite foodie spots, Tai Koo Place will be offering up even more plant-based goodness from now until mid-July. If you missed the The Impossible™ x Pici truck earlier this month, don’t worry, as from 20 May until 14 June, The Impossible™ x Honbo truck will be parked up at Tai Koo place, and from 17 June to 12 July, The Impossible™ x Invisible Kitchen truck will be available every weekday from 11:30am to 2:30pm.

Tai Koo Place, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, www.taikooplace.com

Big Sur

Popular SoHo spot, Big Sur, is launching a new menu full of barbecue favourites just in time for summer. New offerings on the all-day menu include hickory-smoked spice-rubbed Memphis Pork Ribs and Fat Beef Ribs, brushed with tangy homemade barbecue sauce, along with a Californian chicken burger with coconut-marinated and grilled chicken thigh; and battered Australian barramundi. Come dinner time, new delights such as rye-crusted salmon, charcoal-grilled octopus legs, and slow-cooked BBQ lamb shoulder will also be available. Perfect for the summer heat, be sure to pair your meal with one of the 15 craft beers that Big Sur offers on tap, or a cooling G&T or fresh cocktail.

Big Sur, 22 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.bigsur.com.hk

Yum Cha

Known for its super cute cartoon-style dim sum creations, Yum Cha is adding three all-new characters to its beloved line-up of buns. Pretty in pink, the new Steamed Red Bean and Mochi Bun ($49) is filled with rich red bean and chewy mochi, while the Green Tea Custard Molten Bun ($49) features the restaurant’s signature molten custard filling flavoured with green tea (complete with a sassy kissing face for decoration). The third new addition is the savoury Steamed Cabbage and Pork Bun ($49), complete with wide eyes, pork floss hair and a flavoursome steamed Chinese cabbage and pork filling. Yum Cha will also be pleasing its vegan customers with the addition of the plant-based OMN!PORK to its menu. Vegan-friendly items include Baked BBQ OMN!PORK Puffs ($49), Stuffed Mushroom with Minced OMN!PORK ($89) and Pan-Fried Minced OMN!PORK and Shanghai Cabbage Cake with Dried Bonito ($109).

Yum Cha, multiple locations across Hong Kong, www.yumchahk.com

Mother of Pizzas

Want to put your pizza eating skills to the test? Causeway Bay’s Mother of Pizzas is offering up the chance to win $10,000 simply by devouring one of its decadent 18-inch pizzas! To enter, hungry Hong Kongers simply need to finish an 18-inch half Summer Of Love 1967 and half Pepperoni Super Saiyan Pizza ($199) as fast as they can. Entries can be made anytime from now until 15 June, when the six quickest pizza eaters will be entered into the main contest, which will take place on Saturday, 22 June, and see the contestant who finishes off their pizza in the quickest time winning $10,000 cash. Those who want to watch the competition unfold can head down to Mother of Pizzas on 22 June to enjoy free pizza bites and beer.

Mother of Pizzas, 13-19 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.motherofpizzas.com

Lunch and Brunch Specials

Brickhouse

Want to spend your weekend feasting on tacos, ceviche, salsa and chips, coupled with free-flow drinks? Then book in now for Brickhouse’s new ¿ONTAS? Night Brunch! Taking place every Saturday evening from 8pm to 10:30pm, “The Full Package” is priced at $650 per person and includes free-flow Mumm Champagne, beers and signature cocktails, along with unlimited servings of a range of dishes. Food delights on offer include Guacamole and Salsa, Home Beet Fries, Mexican-Style Street Corn, Ceviche of the Day and Brickhouse’s Taco Platter, as well as the sweet ending of Coconut Tres Leche Cake. And if you just want to opt for drinks alone, the “Liquid Coverage” package has you covered, with two-and-a-half hours of free-flow drinks for $380. Book here now to reserve your spot!

Brick House, 20 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.brickhouse.com.hk

Zuma

We’ve got Saturday night sorted, and now Zuma has us covered for Friday nights with its new Yashoku Friday night brunch! An end-of-week edition of its famed Saturday night brunch, the Friday night affair will be available for two hour free-flow bookings from 7pm or 7:30pm. Priced at $720 per person, including endless food and free-flow champagne, sake and beer (or $590 for just drinks), the brunch will feature an array of appetisers, maki rolls and a fresh selection of sashimi, along with signature dishes that include seared salmon with lime shiso soy; spicy fried tofu, avocado and Japanese herbs; black tiger prawns and vegetable tempura and chilli marinated chicken thigh with barley miso.

Zuma, Level 5&6 Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.zumarestaurant.com

The Pansodan whats new in the 852

The Pansodan

Newly opened, three-month pop up collab between Ivan Pun’s Pun + Projects and HK restaurateurs, JIA Group, The Pansodan is now offering up its authentic Burmese fare for weekend brunch. Available every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 2:30pm, the brunch is priced at just $358 for food, plus an additional $228 for free-flow Perrier-Jouët champagne and beers. Unlimited food items are set to include Crab Biryani, Rakhine Fish Curry, Tea leaf Salad, Coconut Panna Cotta and more.

The Pansodan, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.thepansodan.com 

Mr Brown

New to Wan Chai, neighbourhood grill and smokehouse, Mr Brown is also now serving up weekend brunch! Taking place every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 3pm, the new offering is priced at $350 per person and features eight all-new dishes. Kicking off with five sharing starters, which include corn and buttermilk fritters, beef and monterey jack empanadas, grilled prawns with salsa verde, and smoked ocean trout with mustard and pickles, diners can then choose from five main course options, such as spit-roasted porchetta, BBQ cauliflower and grilled fillet of seabass. All mains are accompanied by a selection of Mr Brown’s excellent veggie sides, and the meal is topped off with desserts that include burnt cheesecake and a selection of smoked and grilled fruits with buttermilk cream. For an additional $150 per person guests can also enjoy two hours of free-flow cocktails (including the smoked paprika Bloody mary and fruity Bellinis!), along with sparkling, white and red wines, draught lager, mocktails and soft drinks.

Mr Brown, G/F, 9 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.mrbrownhk.com

Frank’s

If you’re after a cheap and cheerful lunch option, that’s sure to leave you satisfied, look no further than Frank’s new midday offering. The Bar Set Lunch is available on the ground floor of the restaurant and includes a choice of a classic Italian American sandwich or pasta, including the likes of the Meatball Parm Sandwich, the Sausage & Pepper Sandwich, four-cheese ravioli and Linguini with Clams. Each set is priced at $98 and comes with a side salad as well as a choice of coffee, tea, soda or beer. If you’re after a more leisurely lunch experience, head upstairs to Frank’s first floor and indulge in a decadent set lunch, priced at $198. Beginning with a family-style serving of antipasti (including Frank’s Pork Meatballs, Homemade Mozzarella and Salumi, and parmesan-topped Gnocco Fritto!), and followed by mains including Classic Chicken Parmigiana, Veal Capricciosa or Spaghetti Red Sauce, before finishing with Italian cookies and coffee, it’s sure to be the mid-day pick-me-up you need.

Frank’s, G/F & 1/F, No. 79 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.frankshk.com

Featured image courtesy of Brickhouse, image 1 courtesy of Posto Pubblico, image 2 courtesy of Yum Cha, image 3 courtesy of The Pansodan

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