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:
Opening in May, Chifa is the latest venture from Pirata Restaurant Group. With the likes of Pirata, Pici and Tokyolima (to name just a few!) already under its belt, we’re sure that the upcoming venture is going to be a hit with the city’s foodie crowd! Set to serve a unique combination of Peruvian and Chinese cuisine, Chifa will specialise in all things dumplings, with wrapped dumplings and soft, fluffy bao forming the heart of the menu, along with the likes of traditional chifa noodles, rice, meat and seafood dishes.
Chifa, G/F, No.26 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.chifa.hk
Newly opened by Le Comptoir Group (the people behind Bibo, The Ocean, Cabana and more) is ECRITURE, a French fine-dining resto situated in HQueens. Taking the top spot in the new Central landmark, ECRITURE boasts city-wide views and a chic and minimal decor. Helmed by French Executive Chef Maxime Gilbert, the restaurant is set to unite French cooking techniques with refined Japanese ingredients, with dishes on the menu that include Hokkaido Scallops contisée with Black Truffle and Cauliflower and White Chocolate Mousse, with Schrencki Caviar. A Tasting menu will be available for $1,488 and will feature the best dishes that the season has to offer, along with a lunch menu, priced at $488 per person.
ECRITURE, 26/F, HQueens, 80 Queens Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.lecomptoir.hk/ecriture
Black Sheep Restaurant Group is getting set to add its eighteenth restaurant to its lineup next month, with the opening of Fukuro Izakaya! Situated right next to cool Chinese eatery, Ho Lee Fook (also by the group), Fukuro is set to channel the authentic Japanese izakaya experience. Once the doors open, the resto will serve dishes such as Sashimi platters and Grilled octopus, along with plenty of Whisky highballs every Monday through Saturday from 6pm until late, and we can’t wait to try out what’s sure to be the new it spot.
Fukuro, 1-5 Elgin Street, SoHo, Hong Kong
Flying Pig Deli is the brand new baby of Flying Pig Bistro (which is just one street down in the Sai Ying Pun ‘hood) and is perfect for those in a bit of a rush, or looking for some yummy takeaway. There are a bunch of options to satisfy every craving, with a mixture of smaller and bigger bites on the menu. The chicken schnitzel sandwich is sure to be a favourite, and the Pig’s Burger (a signature dish at the bistro) is full of decadent goodness!
Flying Pig Deli, 52-56 Centre Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.flyingpigbistro.hk
Special Menus and Offers
Le Garçon Saigon brings a bit of Vietnam to Hong Kong and is serving mouthwatering seasonal dishes for its new Spring menu (available weekdays from 6pm until late, 12-3pm and 6-11pm on Saturdays/Public Holidays and all day on Sunday). The Buddha’s Textural Salad with young mustard leaves, house-pickled lotus and crispy yuba ($88), and the Shredded Chicken Salad with rau ram, sesame crackers and pickled chilli ($98) showcase the freshest ingredients. Other offerings such as the Cambodian/Vietnamese style Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings (5-pieces for $90 or 10-pieces for $188) are delicious, too but we’re making sure to save room for dessert! The traditional Vietnamese ‘Che’, a coconut tapioca pudding with coconut ice cream, golden kiwi and red dragon fruit ($88), and the Woodfired Banana Bread with brown butter ice cream and candied Walnuts ($98) will have everyone fighting for the last bite!
Le Garçon Saigon, 12-14 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.legarconsaigon.com
Stop by The Butchers Club Burger for some earth-conscious goodness! In celebration of Earth day, the restaurant is offering two-for-one Beyond Meat vegan burgers from Wednesday, 18 April to Sunday, 22 April. The Beyond Classic ($120) is a mouth-watering plant-based version of the original bacon cheeseburger and the Beyond Wu Tang-Style ($120) is a flavourful vegan version of the Korean-style favourite. These burgers will hit the spot for anybody – from dedicated vegans to passionate carnivores – and even convince the most stubborn sceptics that a vegan burger can be totally delicious! Additionally, The Butchers Club Burger is embracing the eco-friendly ethos further by banning plastic cutlery, straws and cups forever!
We frequent Knead in Sheung often for a lunchtime sandwich or salad, but the shop has recently added an all-new catering menu and customised picnic hampers to its roster of goodies! The canape menu consists of 10 brand news nibbles and bites, showcasing a mix of hot and cold finger food such as crostinis, chicken skewers, frittata squares, pizza bites, chocolate brownies and more. And if you’re looking to enjoy the great outdoors at the weekend, Knead’s new picnic baskets are the perfect option! With the hampers including sandwiches, salads, antipasto, small bites and even dessert, along with eco-friendly cutlery, cups and plates, they are the perfect option for a fuss-free day out. For an extra $150, you can also include a bottle of Prosecco, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz or six beers to your basket!
Knead, G/F, 28 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Knead, G/F, 18 Hoi Kwong Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, www.kneadhk.com
Lunch and Brunch Specials
It’s no secret that we love a brunch, so we’re more than excited to try out Lily & Bloom’s new weekend offering. The Wyndham Street resto will be kicking things off on Sunday, 29 April with its new BLACKOUT hip hop party brunch – a fresh Sunday afternoon experience, complete with free-flow food and drink and hip hop and soul funk tunes. With the menu featuring sharing-style dishes including watermelon feta salad, corn on the cob, avocado toast, blueberry pancakes, fried chicken, hash browns, and eggs, along with free-flow Prosecco, wine, beer, Bloody Mary, and Aperol Spritzes, it’s sure to be a hit with Hong Kong brunch lovers. After the launch event this month, you can catch the BLACKOUT hip-hop brunch at Lily & Bloom on the last Sunday of every month from 12pm to 4pm (priced at $530 per person, plus $265 for drinks packages)!
Lily & Bloom, 5 – 6F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.lily-bloom.com
Now open for lunch, Wan Chai locals and workers will be able to get a taste of the Italian coast every Monday through Friday from 12pm to 2:30pm. Forget the gloomy skies and hot and humid weather, and be transported to the scenic seaside with dishes that include Grilled Calamari with mixed leaves, Tagliata with salsa verde ($88) and a daily flavour of Freshly Churned Gelato ($28). Top your lunch off with a glass of wine from Southern Italy and you’ll be sure to be in for one relaxing afternoon.
Osteria Marzia, 41 Fleming Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.osteriamarzia.com.hk
It’s getting nice and toasty in Hong Kong and nothing compliments warm weather like outdoor dining and some barbecue! Each weekend, Linguini Fini is firing up the grill to bring you its Weekend Barbecue Brunch ($398 per person), so grab a bunch of friends for the barbecue fun at the restaurant’s backyard alfresco space! Apart from delicious appetisers and veggies, mouthwatering main dishes that combine American barbecue with elevated Italian flavours will be served. Highlights include Grilled Chicken with honey chili lardo sauce, perfectly cooked Dry Rubbed Hanger Steak and Homemade Spicy Sausage. And what would a barbecue be without some free-flow beers to cool down? Linguini Fini has you covered there, with a free-flow package of Prosecco, Peroni or Bloody Mary (additional $99 per person) also be available. Booking ahead is required for a minimum of six people and a maximum of 12 guests can be accommodated for each Weekend Barbecue Brunch booking!
Linguini Fini, 49 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.linguinifini.com