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:
Set to open its doors on Gough Street in July, BEDU is a cosy Middle Eastern restaurant & bar, brought to us by brother and sister duo Alexis & Laura Offe (of Brazilian-Japanese street food restaurant, Uma Nota). Menu items will include Beetroot and Mint Labneh accompanied by Freshly Baked Flatbread, Rack of lamb with Garlic Labneh and Za’atar Oil and a Dark chocolate and Cranberry Clafoutis with Spiced Yoghurt, along with a refreshing range of cocktails to wash it all down. Watch this space for more news coming next month!
BEDU, 40 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.bedurestaurant.com
Slated to open any day now, new Taproom and Kebaberie, Salt & Barrel, is the newest brainchild from Executive Chef, Taran Chadha (of Blacksalt), and is set to collaborate with local breweries, Black Kite and Kowloon Bay, as well as The Tramline Liquor Co. Aiming to re-introduce kebabs to the 852, with a unique blend of spice marinades and modern adaptation of age-old cooking techniques, along with offering 15 taps of rotating local and imported craft beers and other craft beverages, we cannot wait to try out what we’re hoping is going to be our favourite new local.
Salt & Barrel, One, South Lane, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/SaltandBarrelHK
Lovers of May Chow’s Little Bao, it’s time to get excited, as a new location is opening in Causeway Bay! Details are yet to be announced, but if you happen to be in the Fashion Walk area, you’ll be able to find the restaurant’s iconic logo plastered across boards outside the location (which you can check out on its Insta page). The open date is still under wraps, but from the looks of things, the new location appears to be a little bigger than the small space in SoHo. We’re hoping it opens soon, so that we can get our hands on some more pork belly baos, truffle fries and short-rib dumplings!
Little Bao, www.little-bao.com
Pasta fans, rejoice! After Pici’s second location in SoHo opening at the end of last year, Pirata Group is adding a third location to the roster in TST! So, whether you’re in Wan Chai, Soho or Tsim Sha Tsui, you’ll be able to get your hands on its home-made Italian favourites. The new location is slated to open in August, but keep an eye out for more info coming soon!
With a location already situated in ifc, Glasshouse in Quarry Bay is now open. Serving a range of Asian and Western delicacies, enhanced with premium ingredients, dishes on the menu include Iberico Pork Belly Rice ($98), Signature Caesar Salad – complete with runny egg and soft shell crab ($148), Glasshouse Banana Creme Brulee ($88) and much more. The casual and relaxed restaurant is also offering up a selection of Summer Cooler drinks to help us beat the heat.
Glasshouse, Shop 101A, Cityplaza, 18 Tai Koo Shing Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, www.gaiagroup.com.hk
Special Menus and Offers
We already love Scarlett Café in TST for its cosy vibe, fab wine selection and great deals, so we’re more than excited about news of its new chef! Arriving fresh from Melbourne (and bringing over 20-years experience with him), chef Danny Grimshaw is set to refresh Scarlett’s menu with original flavours and exciting dishes that are sure to please foodies city wide. With his farm to table philosophy and international experience, Danny will build a distinct relationship between the dining room and where his ingredients come from, showcasing seasonal produce to create high quality dishes, including the “Welcome to Provence” food promotion this coming July and August, that will showcase dishes including; Seared tuna with fennel, beetroot & dill creme fraiche, Soft goats cheese with heirloom tomatoes, olive & basil and Butter poached salmon fillet with Bayonne ham, asparagus & salsa verde.
Scarlett Café & Wine Bar, 2 Austin Ave Tsim Sha Tsui, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.randblab.com/scarlett-hk
One of our favourite burger restaurants is giving us a whole host of specials to be excited about this month! For the non-beef eaters and seafood lovers out there, you’ll be dying to try the new Lobster Sandwich ($239), featuring fresh Boston lobster with celery, lemon, mayo, chives and smoked paprika. The menu is also featuring a new Brussel Sprouts side dish, along with the perfectly summery dessert, Eton Mess ($59) with strawberries, whipped cream, meringue and coulis, for dessert. Vegan diners will also be pleased to hear that the The Impossible® Thai Burger and The Impossible® Chilli Cheese Fries will become permanent fixtures on the menu at all venues, and going forward, all burgers will now have the option of vegan buns upon request!
Lunch and Brunch Specials
We’ve had to wait a few months since first trying out Blue Supreme for news of its brunch menu, but the beer-focused restaurant is now officially serving up our favourite meal of the day. Available from 11:30am to 3pm on weekends, the menu features the light option of Greek Yoghurt, Macerated Berries and Leonard’s Granola ($85), along with indulgent offerings such as the Elvis Presley French Toast with Summer Berry Glaze ($138), Shakshuka with Taiyouran Egg, Dill and Feta ($175), along with the must-try Duck Confit Burger ($195) and more. In true Blue Supreme fashion, all dishes also have a recommended live beer pairing for you to enjoy.
Blue Supreme, 21 Tung Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.bluesupreme.live
Fancy treating yourself this weekend? Beef Bar’s new brunch is the perfect excuse to indulge in a special meal for you and your S.O. (or your bestie!). Priced at $980 for two people, the menu includes slow-cooked Kobe chuck roll and wasabi dressing; Beefbar’s signature Kobe burger served with classic French fries; slow-cooked Atlantic cod; Black Angus beef and foie gras mini burger with olive and orange sauce; homemade sea urchin tagliolini; and American prime “Black Angus” striploin for two to share. Want to up the ante? Add on a course to your meal, or top up with a bottle of Nomine-Renard Brut Rose for $880 and really make the weekend count.
Beef Bar, 2/F, Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong, hk.beefbar.com
Another new brunch this month comes from Mercedes Me. Recently re-opened on Queen’s Road Central, the Maximal Concepts restaurant was always a favourite for a weekend treat, so we can’t wait to delve into the new offering. Served on Saturdays, from 12pm to 3pm and Sundays, from 11am to 3pm, and priced at $395 per person, guests can expect a two-course brunch menu, along with a selection of small plates to share on arrival and free-flow drinks packages!
Mercedes Me, Shop 38 & 40, G/F, 48 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.mercedes-benz.com/hk/mercedes-me
Rounding up the new brunches in the 852 for this month is Italian favourite EAT. it. Serving up a host of delicious dishes, the brunch is served from 11:30am untill 3:30pm every Saturday and Sunday in the restaurant’s indoor and alfresco dining space. Choose to enjoy an assortment of baked goods from the dessert corner ($65 for two baked items), along with options like the Healthy Brunch, with a warm quinoa and farro salad, mixed greens and an Italian fried egg ($95). Other offerings include the Brunch Calzone, with fennel sausage, poached & scrambled eggs, cooked ham, mozzarella and cherry tomato ($120), along with the Waffle with preserved peaches, whipped cream and candied almonds ($78). Feeling thirsty? Quench your thirst with a pitcher of Bloody Mary, Sicilian Lemonade with Mint, Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice or Chilled Watermelon Juice for $80, alternatively, you can enjoy glass of Prosecco for just $33, or five bottles of Peroni Beer for $150. The best bit? You can indulge in the ultimate weekend treat and bring your furry friend along with you, as EAT.it welcomes your pets to brunch!
EAT.it, Shop J, 9 Kingston Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.eatit.hk
Featured image courtesy of Mercedes Me. Image #1 courtesy of BEDU, image #2 courtesy of Scarlett Cafe & Wine Bar, image #3 courtesy of Blue Supreme via Instagram, image #4 courtesy of EAT.it