9 May, 2019
Eat & Drink

What’s New In The 852: Brunch At Felix, New Punjab Club’s New Menu & More

9 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
Special Menus and Offers
Lunch and Brunch Specials
Pop-Ups

New Restaurants

Wagyu Vanne Gosango New Restaurant

Wagyu Vanne by Gosango

Promising to be a sensational Yakiniku dining experience, Wagyu Vanne by Gosango features traditional Japanese grilling with a subtle Western twist. The brainchild of celebrity chef Vanne Kuwahara (founder of Tokyo’s Ebisu), the culinary concept will continue its relationship with Hiyama, one of Japan’s oldest meat suppliers, bringing its finest cuts to Hong Kong. Give its ten-course tasting menu a go ($998), highlights of which include Wagyu sushi, daily special meat cut in “Shabu Shabu” style with shaved truffle and A5 Wagyu Chateaubriand that will be cooked in front of you. Or take your pick from its a-la-carte menu, there’s something on it for every beef lover – including beef-scented tea!

Wagyu Vanne by Gosango, 1/F, Tower 535, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.gosango.com.hk/wagyu-vanne

The Leah

Opening later this month, The Leah is all about British comfort food, quality drinks and a garden party-like atmosphere. With menus created by Chef James Sharman, it promises hearty favourites such as Scotch Egg & Soldiers (duck egg wrapped in sausage and breadcrumbs), Chicken, Leek & Bacon pie (juicy meat, vegetables and gravy), and a show-stopping Beef Wellington. For drinks, think happy hours and after-dinner brews, with offers ranging from enticing cocktails, international ales and non-alcoholic options.

The Leah, 308 & 311 Lee Garden Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Ginger Grill at Ocean Park

All the walking you get up to in Ocean Park is bound to leave you hungry, which is why its latest restaurant opening is more than welcome! Ginger Grill, situated in Aqua City, features authentic Thai cuisine with dishes such as Thai Style Roasted Sunflower Chicken, Traditional Tom Yum Goong and Boat Noodle. Don’t miss out on its signature charcoal-grilled dishes that chefs will prepare before your eyes. And leave room for the distinctive ginger desserts and beverages, highlights include a Honey with Ginger Crème Brûlée and The Warmest Sunset mocktail with ginger, grapefruit and carrot concocted in collaboration with the Hong Kong Dietitians Association.

Ginger Grill, Aqua City/Waterfront, Ocean Park, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, www.oceanpark.com.hk

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

Special Menus and Offers

New Punjab Club new menu

New Punjab Club

Utilising the best of the new season’s ingredients, Michelin-star Punjabi grillhouse, New Punjab Club, is serving up a brand new menu this month. From the new offerings, a winner is sure to be the Tandoori Venison ($468), marinated in fennel seeds and chartreuse liqueur before being roasted until charred, but we also love the sound of the Kadai Machli ($268), made using grouper and flavoured with fragrant spring herbs and lemon juice. Another seasonal delight on offer is New Punjab Club’s take on the classic chaat, the Fruit Chaat ($128), lightly spiced with cumin and pepper and dressed in tamarind yoghurt, lemon and salt. To complete your meal, make sure to order some vegetable sides, that include Baingan Bhartha (tandoor-roasted aubergine with ginger, $148), Bhindi Masala (slow-cooked okra with fresh turmeric and cumin, $148) and Saag Paneer (wilted spinach cooked with soft cheese and garlic, $208).

New Punjab Club, 34 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.newpunjabclub.com

208

Along with introducing its May special, Pizza Anatra & Carciofi (white base topped with baby artichokes, duck and mozzarella), 208 is also offering a great dinner deal this month. Head to the Sheung Wan favourite and enjoy a pizza and two glasses of wine for $208. Sure to go down a treat for a casual date night, catch up dinner or an evening alone, wash your pizza down with two glasses of Atilius, a Sangiovese Chianti from Italy.

208 Duecento Otto, 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.208.com.hk

Three Blind Mice

Three Blind Mice, a Wan Chai favourite of ours, has a whole bunch of new special menus and offers on this month! We’re particularly excited for its “any day, any time” Free Flow Food & Drinks Menu, where you and a friend can enjoy several of your favourite dishes (with bottomless sides!) for up to three and a half hours ($520 to $620 per head). There’s also Monday Burger Night ($98), Tuesday Steak Night ($200), and its three-course all day Sunday Roast ($248).

Three Blind Mice, 35 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.threeblindmicehk.com

Morton's new menu

Morton’s

Another new seasonal menu that’s making its debut this month can be found at Morton’s. For a fresh and light start to their meal, guests can opt for the new Strawberry, Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad ($128), and while seafood lovers may move onto the Seared Sea Scallops with Lobster & Caviar Butter ($678), we have our eyes on the Prime New York Steak Flight ($978). Featuring three medallions of steak, the flight includes Certified Black Angus All-Natural, USDA Prime and Snake River Farm Premium Wagyu Strip steaks, alongside an irresistible blue cheese fondue, which is sure to pair perfectly with the new side of Roasted Cauliflower with Romesco Sauce ($120).

Morton’s, 4/F, The Sheraton Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.mortons.com

The Astor

There are few better things to enjoy on a hot day than ice cream, and that’s exactly what The Astor is offering up! The new ice-cream-centric afternoon tea is available every weekend and public holiday and is priced at $228 per person. Offering up Swiss dessert brand Mövenpick, guests can delve into over ten flavours of ice-cream, along with a choice of white or dark chocolate fondue, topped with a choice of over 20 extras such as exotic fruits, cookies, brownies, marshmallows and oven-baked madeleines. A separate live dessert station will also serve freshly-cooked mango egg waffles, and for those looking for a savoury fix, dishes including fish and chips (in Young Master Ale batter!), pasta, nachos, hot dogs, sliders, cheese, cold cuts and more will be on offer. Top the whole affair off with free-flow selected wines and sake for just $168 per person.

The Astor, Level B2, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.eatonworkshop.com

Maison ES

To celebrate the French bistro’s fourth anniversary, chef-founder Esther Sham and her team have created a new menu. Inspired by Asian flavours and superfoods, it’s launching just in time for the warmer season. Appetiser highlights include sesame-crusted and seared Pacific bigeye tuna ($168), and langoustine carpaccio served in a martini glass ($248). Meat lovers will love the smoked and seared Barbary duck breast ($320) and if you’re a fan of seafood, don’t miss the Alaskan king crab tempura with linguine ($380), tossed with fish sauce, soy, chilli, eggs and scallions!

Maison ES, 1A Star Street, (entrance on Electric Street), Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.maison-es.com

uma nota ceviche guayas new menu may

Uma Nota

Brazilian-Japanese resto Uma Nota has added ten new vibrant dishes to its menu, bringing some “Nipo-Brasileiro” flare to Soho! Chef Gustavo has created a menu made up of light and bright raw dishes, smaller plates, skewers, bigger portions and desserts. We’re particularly keen to try the Ceviche Guayas (tender white fish with squid and shrimp, $175), the Tuna Skewers ($115) and the Lombinho de Porco ($250), a succulent pork tenderloin confit on a bed of saikyo miso mashed potato. There are also two new dessert options, a Brazilian Cheesecake ($75) made with fresh orange, ginger syrup and Brazil nut crumble and a Black Sesame Mousse ($80) served with homemade meringue and fresh raspberries!

Uma Nota, 38 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.uma-nota.com

Isola

Isola’s all-new a-la-carte spring menu draws on Chef Corrado Michelazzo’s Italian upbringing and offers culinary delights such as La Piovra (grilled octopus over smoked eggplant puree, $268), Ravioli alla Carbonara (vegetarian homemade carbonara ravioli with black truffle from Piedmont, $288) and La Tagliata di “Wagyu Mayura” (pure-blooded wagyu from southern Australia, $488). Make sure to check out SweetArt ($488), it’s inspired by local art piece “Toy Landscape” and features a bottom layer of different scrumptious sauces topped with five desserts of the day.

Isola, Shop 2075, 2/F, ifc, Harbour View Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/IsolaHK, www.gaiagroup.com.hk

Lunch and Brunch Specials

Felix

Head to the 28th floor of The Peninsula Hotel to enjoy Felix’s all-new brunch offering. Available every Sunday from 11:30am to 3pm, the brunch is priced at $898, plus an additional $148 to enjoy soft drinks; $172 for cocktails, beer, white and red wine; $282 for Peninsula Deutz Champagne; or $482 for Ruinart Champagne. Four live cooking stations will be on offer, including seafood on ice, egg specialities, cheeses and desserts. There’s also eggs Benedict and eggs Florentine, crème brûlée, flambés, a macaron tower and a selection of chocolate creations, along with baked goods and cheeses from around the globe. Along with the buffet offerings, guests will also be able to indulge in a made-to-order main course to complete the brunch experience.

Felix, 28/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.peninsula.com

Pop-Ups

The Pansodan pop up

The Pansodan

For an authentic taste of Myanmar, don’t miss out on The Pansodan’s three month pop up in Sai Ying Pun! Open now, the Burmese brasserie, that has been created in collaboration between Ivan Pun and JIA Group, is serving up plates of traditional Burmese fare, along with botanical cocktails. With both an a-la-carte menu and a tasting menu available, highlights include Burmese Pâté ($65), Samosas ($95), Laphet Thoke (the signature fermented tea leaves salad, $95), Crab Biryani ($135) and much more. Cocktails will also include the Mandalay Spritz ($80), a refreshing mix of pomelo and mint, along with the Tamarind Margarita ($80), a Southeast Asian twist on the classic Tequila-based cocktail.

The Pansodan, 100 Third Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

Featured image courtesy of New Punjab Club, image 1 courtesy of Wagyu Vanne by Gosango, image 2 courtesy of New Punjab Club, image 3 courtesy of Morton’s, image 4 courtesy of Uma Nota, image 5 courtesy of The Pansodan

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