17 August, 2017
whats new 852
whats new 852
Eat & Drink, What's On HK

What’s New in the 852: J.CO Donuts New Location, The Great Pizza Bake Off and more

17 August, 2017
whats new 852

Promos, Deals and New Places To Eat


In keeping up with our ever-changing culinary landscape, we want to keep you notified of all the new lunch specials, menu items and drink deals 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 Locations
Special Menus and Offers
Lunch and Brunch Specials
Pop Ups

New Locations

Morty’s Delicatessen

To celebrate the recent opening of Morty’s on Star Street, the deli resto has a brand new menu. Famous for its meaty specials, the new menu includes a Smoked Blue Cheese Burger ($148), a 30-Day Dry- Aged Tomahawk ($120 per 100g), BBQ Pork Ribs ($248 for a half rack; $368 for a full rack) and more. Exclusive to the Star Street branch is also the whopping 1kg Reuben Challenge ($588), available every Monday evening. Not for the faint of heart, finish this monster sarnie in half an hour and the meal is on them!

Morty’s Delicatessen, 8-10 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Morty’s Delicatessen, Jardine House, Shop 2-14, LG/F, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong, www.mortys.hk

j.co donuts

J.CO Donuts & Coffee

We are super excited to know J.CO Donuts & Coffee is opening in Tsueng Kwan O! This lifestyle cafe has taken the world by storm recently with over 300 international outlets in different countries across Asia. This weekend, bring your family and friends to its new location in TKO and relax with a piping hot cup of Italian brew, fresh donuts, or the newly introduced J.CO breakfast (p.s. – don’t forget to try out its signature J.Cronuts, a classic donut with a crunchy croissant texture – you will be mindblown!).

J.CO Donuts & Coffee, Shop B15, B1/F, Central Heights, No. 9 Tong Tak Street, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, 23286511, www.jcodonuts.com

Brick Lane breakfast


If you’re looking for a place to chill out while shopping (and get all day brekkie!) BRICK LANE has just opened another location, this time in Causeway Bay. And to celebrate, it’s offering a chance to win one of 10 “Dinner for Two” sets! Just enter the lucky draw at any BRICK LANE branch until 30 September. And while you’re there, check out its selection of British drinks and fare, such as its 48 Hours Slowcooked Prime Ribs, Red Prawn Linguine, Chicken Burger, and Grilled Scallop Salad.

BRICK LANE, G/F, Lee Garden Six, 111 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.bricklane.com.hk

Special Menus and Offers

Zahrabel Dining Club

Zahrabel Dining Club is introducing its new ‘Arbaa’ (meaning ‘four’ in Arabic) sharing menu. Perfect for two, guests can choose from any four dishes from the sharing menu for $320 per head. Paired with dessert, Lebanese coffee (or mint tea), diners can sample Lebanese mezze dishes. All the sharing menus are served with complimentary Lebanese pickles and freshly baked bread.

Zahrabel Dining Club, 25/F, 239 Hennessy Floor, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, zahrabel.com

Le Bistro Winebeast

Calling all seafood fanatics! For the entire month of August, this traditional French bistro has ramped up its seafood menu with tuna, octopus, halibut, and shrimp. Try its signature Tuna Tartare and Grilled Octopus in fried garlic or Grilled Gambas in risotto. Be sure to wash your meal down with its selection of white and red wines.

Le Bistro Winebeast, G/F & 1/F Tai Yip Building, 141 Thomson Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, 2782 6689, www.wine-beast.com

The Great Pizza Bake Off at Mercato

It’s critics versus chefs in the Great Pizza Bake Off! Mercato Hong Kong will be hosting this rumble between 10 of Hong Kong’s most esteemed chefs and media personnel. The goal? Create the most delectable, wood-fired pizza that will make the crowd sing. Starting from 21 August, guests can sample an array of time-limited pizzas of original and surprising recipes.

Mercato, 8/F, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, 3706 8567, www.mercato-international.com/en

Rech by Alain Ducasse

InterContinental Hong Kong’s new seafood restaurant, Rech by Alain Ducasse, presents a one-night-only Wine Dinner on 12 September. Featuring a selection of wine such as 2015 – Pinot Gris Reserve Particuliere and 2009 – Pinot Gris Vendanges, guests can sample from Domaine Weinbach – a wine estate in Alsace. The wine dinner will be presented over with a five-course meal, priced at $1,788 per person.

Rech by Alain Ducasse, Lobby Level, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 23132323, www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com

jinjuu whats new 852


From 31 August to 14 September, TV celebrity chef and award-winning cookbook author, Judy Joo, will be returning to Hong Kong to celebrate the launch of the newly renovated Jinjuu Restaurant. Chef Juu and her team will bring to you a new seasonal lunch, dinner and weekend brunch featuring Baked Kimchi Halibut, Korean Cauliflower and more! Don’t forget to also save the date for 6 and 7 September, as Mina Park of Sook will be joining Judy Joo in the kitchen to present a special six-course Korean menu, with a modern twist!

Jinjuu, UG/F, 32 D’aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, 37554868, www.jinjuu.com.hk

Lunch and Brunch Specials


ToTT’s has teamed up with Jill Stuart to bring to you a pink-themed Moët & Chandon Sunday Brunch. With fresh seafood, rose-tinted desserts and free-flow champagne, you can eat your heart out whilst soaking up the gorgeous view. The brunch is $798 per adult, and is available every Sunday until 3 September 2017, from 10:30am to 5pm.

Sassy tip: The first 15 guests to book a table for two or more each week with the promo code “MCJS2017” receive a Jill Stuart skincare travel set, a shopping privilege coupon, and a bottle of mini Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial Champagne.

ToTT’s and Roof Terrace, 34/F, The Excelsior, 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.mandarinoriental.com/hong-kong/the-excelsior


Michelin guide recommended Chinese restaurant, YinYue, is presenting a new selection of homemade condiments to bring out the flavours of Peking duck. In the eight-course menu, diners will get to sample chicken and wonton soup in casserole, baked seafood puffs with scallops and sauteed prawns with wild mushrooms. The meal will finish off with the steamed pone cake with egg yolk as dessert. Diners who want to also sample other delicacies besides the Peking duck can try the Abalone & Seafood Set Dinner, featuring braised sliced abalone, scallops with teriyaki sauce and deep-fried shrimp balls with almond. Available until 7 September, the menus are $2,888 for six people and $4,988 for 12 people. Panda Circle members can also enjoy discounted prices.

YinYue, 30/F, Panda Hotel, 3 Tsuen Wah Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, www.pandahotel.com.hk/en/dining/yinyue


Cadenza is bringing its weekend Pasta Fiesta feast for diners to indulge in. From cream and freshly grated Parmesan cheese fettuccine and carbonara garlic to pecorino and egg yolk spaghetti, there is something here for everyone. Guests can check out the star of the show: an 8kg Parmigiano Reggiano Parmesan wheel! Aged 24 months, the cheese will be used for the porcini mushroom risotto. The antipasto buffet will feature items such as baked truffle chicken lasagna and homemade foie gras terrine, as well as an assortment of cold cuts.

Cadenza, D2 Place, Lai Chi Kok, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Hong Kong, www.greaterchinaclub.com

Pop Ups

​Grassroots Pantry: The Collective’s Table

For one night only, on Friday, 1 September, Margarita Forés, winner of 2016 Asia’s Best Female Chef, will join the Grassroots kitchen. Ten percent of the proceeds from the dinner will go towards AGREA Agricultural Communities International Foundation, a social enterprise based in the Philippines which supports local farming and agriculture through education and financial scholarships. The 10-course plant-based sharing menu will be priced at $680, inclusive of beverages (spritzers infused with fruits and herbs, sangrias, infusions).

Grassroots Pantry, Shop D, G/F, CentreStage, 108 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.grassrootspantry.com

Check out Mimosas To Martinis, to find out all the latest drink specials this month!

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