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:
Duck & Waffle
This just in! Duck & Waffle, London’s critically acclaimed rooftop restaurant, is opening its first overseas location in Hong Kong this autumn. Serving up British cuisine with broad European influences, the traditional, yet playful menu is complemented by an array of inventive cocktails. Stay tuned for more information on what’s sure to be one of 2019’s most anticipated openings.
Duck & Waffle. ifc Mall, Central, Hong Kong
Since its opening in 2012, Grassroots Pantry has been at the forefront of the sustainable food movement in Hong Kong. And with the focus on what food we’re eating, where it’s coming from and how it’s affecting our health and the environment getting more airtime than ever, the space will be continuing its evolutionary journey and transforming into “Nectar” from 25 July. Grassroots Pantry’s last day of service will be 10 July, when it will shut up shop before unveiling the new, high-end concept featuring a progressive, plant-driven tasting experience. Executive Chef Peggy Chan stated that “Nectar reflects my evolution as a chef and an impact-driven restaurateur”, with the dining experience at the restaurant aiming to create “holistic, nutrient-dense, and seasonal tasting menus using locally-sourced organic ingredients.” The new space will also provide Chef Chan with opportunities to expand The Collective’s Table, her ongoing initiative to share knowledge with local celebrated chefs on using plant-based alternatives, minimising food waste and adopting zero waste practices. Alongside this, the new initiative and educational platform, Pollen Lab will also be launched. Offering structured educational programmes, interactive workshops, and cooking lessons aimed at both passionate cooks and professional chefs, “Pollen Lab will be the hub for where we share systems, change knowledge, encourage the industry to take accountability on the impact our activities have on the environment, and to work collectively towards the reduction of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.” Details on Nectar’s launch menu and Pollen Lab’s workshops and educational programmes will be available in early July.
Nectar, Shop D, G/F, CentreStage, 108 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.grassrootspantry.com
Opening this month in collaboration with Two Michelin-Starred Chef Marco Sacco, Castellana will be serving up a fine take on the regional Italian cuisine of Piedmont. Known for its rich, full-bodied food, Castellana will serve up hearty, yet fine-tuned dishes such as Risotto, Lumache e Finferi (Risotto with Snails and Chanterelle Mushroom); Lombo di agnello in crosta di funghi (panfried lamb loin with mushroom crust and potato mille feuille); and Carbonara au Koque (Handmade Tagliolini, Au Koque Carbonara Sauce, and Vigezzo Valley Cured Ham). And as the region is also known to offer the perfect conditions for both wine and truffles, the menu will also feature both of these heavily, with the finest ingredients imported directly from Piedmont. Alongside the classics, the restaurant will also serve up cocktail innovations such as Mr. Truffle ($138), with homemade truffle infused rum, dry vermouth and sweet vermouth; and Ms. Truffle ($138), with homemade truffle infused rum, grapefruit juice and elderflower bitters. Located in the heart of Causeway Bay, the 50-seat restaurant features two private rooms seating up to twelve guests and serves an a la carte menu daily, alongside seasonal tasting menus.
Castellana, 10/F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.castellanahongkong.com
Many of us know and love Pololi for its high-quality poke bowl offerings, and now the brains behind the city favourite are at it again with the launch of SHAKA Rolls. The new American-inspired sushi offering is available now at the Deliveroo Food Market in Sai Ying Pun, and will soon be available from Pololi outlets in Central, Wan Chai and Causeway Bay. Perfect for those looking for fresh, flavour-packed and high-protein meals on the go, SHAKA’s menu includes everything from the signature Dragon Bomb Roll ($88) with shrimp tempura, unagi, avocado, cucumber and spicy tobiko mayo; Crazy Philly Roll ($108) with salmon, cream cheese, cucumber and tobiko; and the Dynamite Roll ($98) with spicy tuna and tempura crunch, along with classic offerings such as Spicy Salmon ($68) and Avocado Rolls ($38). Build-your-own rolls, along with low-carb and keto options are also available.
SHAKA Rolls, available from Deliveroo Food Market in Sai Ying Pun, and will soon be available at Pololi outlets in Central, Wan Chai and Causeway Bay.
Now open on Elgin Street, Cardamon Street is offering up crowd-pleasing favourites with Indian flavours. The menu includes everything from an Indian Mezze Platter (with chickpea, eggplant and tomato dip, parathas and crudités), Tangy Chicken Wings with tamarind and garlic sauce, and a Lamb Quinoa Biryani, plus a selection of Indian-influenced sliders and tacos. We couldn’t get enough of the Amritsari Fried Fish Tacos, along with the Paneer Bhurji Tacos – the perfect accompaniment to the restaurant’s weekday happy hour, which runs from 3pm to 7pm and includes draught beers, house wines and special cocktails from $50. The weekday set lunch is also an unmissable deal, including an appetiser, salad, curry, dessert of the day and a drink for just $118; and including dishes such as Paneer Croquettes, Butter Chicken, Bengali Fish Curry and the vegan 5-Subz Curry, it’s sure to leave you satisfied.
Cardamon Street, G/F, 38 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/cardamonstreet
Love wings? Well get excited as Wingman, the city’s first chicken-wing dedicated restaurant, has just opened up on Cochrane Street! After previously popping up in PMQ, the new opening has found a permanent home, so you know that you’ll be able to find a really good wing, whenever cravings hit. Influences range from American to local Hong Kong, with the menu promising up an exciting and unique flavour profile, with everything on offer from Classic Buffalo and Cajun Dry Rub, to HoisIn Honey Glaze with Black Sesame, Thai Sweet ChiLli and Garlic, to the ominous sounding Carolina Reaper. You can get your hands on six wings for $58, 12 for $98, 18 for $158 and 24 for $198, along with its weekly Hangover Brunch offering on a Saturday, which consists of all-you-can eat wings for $350 and free-flow drinks for $150.
Opening up its seventh location on Hong Kong island, NOC Coffee Co. is coming to Tin Hau this month. With the grand opening happening on Friday, 7 June at 11am, expect the brand’s sleek and minimal aesthetic, coupled with top-notch coffee and a range of delicious brunch items; including Scrambled Crab Toast and the Loaded Potato Waffle. If you’re thinking of heading down for the opening, be sure to arrive early, as the first fifty customers will be offered a beverage on the house, along with a complimentary pin from NOC’s own line of merchandise.
NOC Coffee Co., G/F, 23 Mercury Street, Tin Hau, Hong Kong, www.noccoffeeco.com
Adding a sixth location to its ever-growing empire, Feather & Bone is now open in Wan Chai! Sticking true to its roots, the new location offers up the same high-quality butchers counter, deli items and fresh produce to take away, along with an in house restaurant for customers to dine in. All-day dining dishes include everything from Eggs Benedict, Steak Sandwiches and Full English Breakfast, to Beef Burgers, Truffle Mac ‘n’ Cheese and much more, along with a selection of freshly prepared meat dishes from the Butcher’s Counter, served with your choice of side and sauce.
Feather & Bone, G/F, 5 Luard Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.featherandbone.com.hk
Special Menus and Offers
With its brand-new menu, Mr & Mrs Fox is the ideal place to dine with a crowd this month. Executive Chef David Parkins has added delights to the menu such as the Lightly Smoked Mediterranean Sea Bass ($120), Shellfish Platter ($698/$988) and the show stopping 1.2kg Tomahawk ($1,880). And make sure to save room for dessert, as the popular Baked Alaska ($120) has made a return to the menu. Featuring vanilla frozen yogurt, flambéed bananas and plenty of charred meringue, the indulgent dessert is sure to satisfy your group.
Mr & Mrs Fox, 23 Tong Chong Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, www.mrmrsfox.com
Bringing a new-wave of modern Indian delights to the menu, India’s legendary Celebrity TV Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi is revamping the offerings at Jashan this June. Unique dishes include the Margherita Paneer Tikka, slow-cooked Braised Lamb Shanks (with a spicy rogan josh sauce), spicy Pizza Samosa and more. When it comes to desserts, guests won’t be disappointed with the inventive new dishes, such as the Chocolate Samosa Mango Ice Cream and Carrot Halwa Spring Rolls.
Jashan, 1/F, Amber Lodge, 23 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.jashan.com.hk
Opening its doors just earlier this year, Ramen Cubism has launched a new range of specialties for the summer. Helmed by Japan’s “celebrity” ramen champion Hayashi Takao, the brand has already gained cult following, but we’re sure that dishes such as Deep Fried Nagoya Style Chicken Wings ($38 for two pieces), Greenwood Bird-Mackerel Broth ($98) and Japanese Fried Crispy Chicken ($38) will bring in the crowds.
Ramen Cubism, 27 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/ramencubismhk
After 11 years of operation, rooftop bar favourite, Sevva will be closing its doors this summer for three months. The temporary closure will see the city favourite go under a refurbishment, and is due to re-open its doors in September. If you’re looking for somewhere else to enjoy a drink and a view this over the next few months, check out our favourite rooftop bars in the city here!
Sevva, 25/F, LANDMARK Prince’s, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.sevva.hk