9 August, 2018
Eat & Drink

What’s New in the 852: New at Chifa, New Restaurants, Brunches and more

9 August, 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 Restaurants
New Locations
Special Menus and Offers
Lunch and Brunch Specials

New Restaurants

Te Quiero Mucho

Opening soon, Te Quiero Mucho is the latest Mexican restaurant to hit Hong Kong, and will be finding its home in the soon to launch Mojo Nomad hotel. The two-storey resto promises a buzzing atmosphere, along with vibrant sharing-style plates and zingy margaritas, alongside a broad selection of artisanal tequilas. More details on menu items and official launch date to come soon! 

Te Quiero Mucho, G/F & 1/F, Mojo Nomad, 288 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.mojonomad.com

whats in the new 852 Bear’s Lab

Bear’s Lab

If you’re looking for a healthy pick-me-up when out and about in Central, you may want to check out the newly open Bear’s Lab. Offering fresh smoothie bowls, superfood smoothies, and vegan lattes, and with a menu filled with superfoods such as açai, spirulina, turmeric and charcoal, Bear’s Lab is sure to be a hot spot for the city’s health conscious foodies.  Just the thing for a quick breakfast or a nutrient-rich afternoon snack or a post-gym fix, Bear’s Lab is currently offering three types of smoothie bowls (priced between $78 and $88), four smoothies (priced between $52 and $60), and five varieties of vegan lattés (priced between $38 and$45).

Bear’s Lab, Shop F, G/F, World Trust Tower, 50 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/bearslabhk

Keep up to date with all the newest openings and restaurant news for this month here!

New Locations

Greyhound Cafe

New from Gaia Group this month, Greyhound Café has unveiled its first flagship location in Elements mall. Originally found in Thailand, and with locations across Hong Kong, the new restaurant promises to serve Thai food with a western twist in a casual dining setting. As the first Greyhound Thai Noodle Bar, the new location will offer up new menu items such as Lobster Tom Yum Super Bowl ($268), Braised Pork Leg with Japanese Udon ($108), and Top Rank Beef Noodles ($148), along with a variety of other new savoury dishes and desserts.

Greyhound Café, Shop 2001B, 2/F, Elements, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.gaiagroup.com.hk/restaurant/greyhoundcafe

what's new in the 852 Greyhound Cafe

Special Menus and Offers

22 Ships

If you’re a lover of Wan Chai’s 22 Ships, you’ll want to know all about its upcoming two-night dinner series, #EATRARE. Taking place on Tuesday, 14 and Wednesday, 15 August, the interactive dining experience will feature a slew of specials, that 22 Ships’ own Aaron Gillespie and heritage foods purveyor, Bennet Lee have created. Held at 22 Ships’ chef counter, the menu will showcase speciality beef from Belted Galloways aka “Belties” from Whitewater Dash, with items on offer such as ‘Reuben Toastie’, Cheek and Tail Tortellini , and Roast Sirloin with Brisket and Marrow Sauce. Get your tickets here.

22 Ships, 22 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.22ships.hk

Beefbar

Michelin-starred restaurant, Beefbar, is renowned for serving up premium cuts of meat to hungry Hong Kongers, and are now taking things up a level with its new tasting menu. The new “a pair of pairings” menu features five-courses (priced at $1,180 per person), along with the choice between a wine or whiskey matching for an additional $600 per person. On the menu is Beefbar’s signature American Prime Black Angus beef tartare, along with Australian M5+ Black Angus short rib tataki, Japanese A5 Hyogo Tajima Kobe beef ravioli and Korean 1++ Short Horn Hanwoo filet. Available every day at lunch and dinner, the menu is the perfect way to treat yourself. 

Beefbar, 2/F, 16 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong, hk.beefbar.com

what's new in the 852 beefbar

Coffee Academïcs RØASTERY – Custom Blending Bar

There may be countless coffee houses in the 852, but it can still be  hard to find your perfect cuppa. Now, Coffee Academïcs are making the search a little easier with its new Custom Blending Bar in ifc! Coffee fanatics will be able to select their chosen coffee origins, taste and scent profiles, and even individualise their own packaging to create a truly bespoke brew. Making for a unique gift, a calligrapher will also be available on-site to hand-write a personal message.

Coffee Academïcs RØASTERY – Custom Blending Bar, LA5, 3/F, ifc Shopping Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.the-coffeeacademics.com

Lily & Bloom x De La Valley

Direct from South America, De La Valley has recently hit Hong Kong and is catching the attention of meat-lovers looking for premium, juicy and flavourful beef. The meat can be ordered online and delivered straight to your door, or you can now find it at some of our favourite HK restaurants. Coming up this month, Lily & Bloom will host a one-night dinner (on Thursday, 23 August), which will showcase the prime cuts. The “Stake on Steaks” event will see a battle commence between North American and South American beef, and will give guests a chance to vote on their favourite steak at the end of the night. Featuring cuts such as American 45-Day Dry-Aged Bone-in Sirloin (by Lily & Bloom) and Argentina Tomahawk (by De La Valley), diners will be washing it all down with brews from Olive Ridley Brewing Co. Priced at $495, buy your tickets here, of look out for special De La Valley x Lily & Bloom dishes, which will be available at the restaurant between 24 and 31 August.

Lily & Bloom, 5F & 6F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.lily-bloom.com

De La Valley, www.delavalley.com

what's new in the 852 Lily & Bloom x De La Valley

Lunch and Brunch Specials

Chifa

Now open for lunch every day, Pirata Group newcomer, Chifa, is offering two set menus. Those on the go can select the Express ($128), with a choice of one dumpling dish and a rice or noodle dish, while diners that have a little more time to enjoy a leisurely lunch can tuck into the Chifa menu ($168), which adds wonton soup and a dessert or espresso to the meal. Along with the lunch sets, the restaurant has also added new dishes to its menu. The light and flavour-filled Crispy Pork Roll ($85) is ideal for when temperatures soar, or the Violet Xiao Long Bao ($70), Lomo Saltado Dumpling ($75) and the Chifa Pouch Dumpling ($70) all promise to deliver bold flavours.

Chifa, G/F, No.26 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.chifa.hk

FUMI

In our city full of brunch lovers, a new weekend offering rarely goes unnoticed, so lovers of Japanese cuisine are sure to get excited about FUMI’s new brunch menu. Available every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am to 2:30pm, and priced at $450 per person, the menu serves up all-you-can-eat sushi (including Sea Bream, Young Yellowtail, Striped Jack and Flounder nigiri and more), along with other authentic dishes, such as tempura and grilled skewers. This August, the brunch also includes complimentary free-flow, with drinks including FUMI’s exclusive House Sake Daimon X FUMI Junmai Ginjo, Asahi Super Dry, Suntory Premium Malt’s and soft drinks.

FUMI, 6/F, California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong, 30 – 36 D’Aguilar St, Central Hong, Kong, Central, Hong Kong, www.fumihk.com

what's new in the 852 whisk brunch

WHISK

And if you’re looking for a weekend brunch in TST this month, don’t miss WHISK’s menu, which has been revamped with dry-aged beef dishes and free-flow Perrier-Jouet Champagne. Available every Sunday, between 12pm and 3pm, and priced at $548, the menu features a buffet of freshly shucked oysters, suckling pig, dry-aged organic Irish beef cuts, gruyere mac and cheese and more, along with a hidden room of cheese and desserts! 

WHISK, 5/F, The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118 – 130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.themirahotel.com/dining/whisk

 

Image #1 courtesy of Bear’s Lab via Facebook, image #2 courtesy of Greyhound Cafe, image #3 courtesy of Beefbar, image #4 courtesy of De La Valley, image #5 courtesy of The Mira,

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