19 October, 2017
whats new in the 852
whats new in the 852
Eat & Drink

What’s New In The 852: New Seasonal Menus, Breast Cancer Awareness Month and more

19 October, 2017
whats new in the 852

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
Special Menus and Offers
Lunch and Brunch Specials
Pop Ups

New Restaurants

Check out Hot New Tables for the latest openings in Hong Kong.

Special Menus and Offers

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s October, which means it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. In addition to the myriad of companies helping to support this important cause, many restaurants are taking part as well. Look for the pink ribbon at participating restos in the 852 who are making a difference (see below for more). And click here to see participating shops and other merchants who are part of Shop For Pink.

Pizza Express

Our go-to pizza chain has two exciting offers this month, as well as a whole bunch of new vegetarian offers! It has collaborated with Cancer Fund Pink Revolution to present its ‘Pink Menu’, consisting of two innovative dishes, Superfood Pizza and Salmone Cetrioli, specifically introduced to promote breast cancer awareness. Until the end of this month, customers can enjoy these dishes at any Pizza Express restaurant, and $8 from each one sold will go towards the Hong Kong Cancer Fund.

But, wait, there’s more. Pizza Express turns 30, and to celebrate, anyone who spends more than $250 and says, “Happy birthday!” to the staff will enjoy 30% off their order! Good after 8pm, Monday through Friday.  And if you have a birthday in October or November, just show your HK ID and get a plate of baked dough balls for free!

And finally, veggie lovers, there are several new vegetarian options to sate, including Bruschetta Siciliana, Bruschetta con Ricotta, Parmesan and Mushroom Dip, Benevento, Cavolo Verde and the Beyond Chicken and Kale Pesto Pizza.

Pizza Express, multiple locations across Hong Kong, www.pizzaexpress.com.hk


Another resto helping raise awareness is Gaucho. It’s created an Argentine pink Alfajores dessert, and $40 of each one sold will be donated to Breast Cancer Awareness.

Gaucho, 5th Floor, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.gauchorestaurants.com

Read more: Gaucho’s New Chef Makes Lunchtime Dining An Experience

Pacific Place

Get ready for a chance to try signature dishes from renowned restos at great prices. Until 12 November, Pacific Place will be featuring its “Food Vibes Only” campaign serving up special prizes and offers. The first 250 tasting menu reservations attended will receive one complimentary Olive Oil & Vinegar gift set from I.T, and get one complimentary pastry from DALLOYAU if you attend the tastings. Restaurants taking part include:  Apinara, BIZOU American Brasserie, Caviar House & Prunier, Commissary, Cova, Dim Sum Library, Hon10, Kokomi, Le Pain Quotidien, Operetta, Peking Garden, Plat du Jour, Shiro, Tea WG Salon & Boutique, Thai Basil, The Continental, and Tien Yi Chinese Restaurant. Patrons who spend $1500 or more on meals after 6pm at these restos will receive a $250 Gift Card from AMC Pacific Place. Click here to make your reservation on FeedMe Guru.

Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, www.pacificplace.com.hk

whats new in the 852 flying pig bistro

Flying Pig Bistro

Who doesn’t love a carb overload every now and then (or everyday…)? The Flying Pig is offering a ‘Pasta Night’ every Monday and Tuesday, featuring six classic pastas such as Linguine Vongole, Beef Bolognese and more, inclusive with a glass of wine just for $148!

Flying Pig Bistro, G/F, 62 High St, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2540 0311, www.flyingpigbistro.hk


For three days, Michelin-starred restaurant Tosca invites Italian culinary master Paolo Casagrande from Spain to its sky-high kitchen to showcase Italian delicacies with a Basque and Catalan fusion. Must-try dishes include the Amadai Fish and White Truffle Risotto, topped up with the Apricot and Rum Ice Cream (included in the lunch menu for $888). Not only can guests gauge at the avant-garde cuisine, but also be blown away by the height at which this restaurant stands, offering stunning views of the Hong Kong skyline.

Tosca, 1/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2263 2270, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/china/hong-kong/dining/tosca

whats new in the 852 kerry hotel

Big Bay Cafe

Craving a good steak? Big Bay Cafe’s exclusive promo offers steaks and beef dishes for all the meat-lovers, including the Australian Black Angus beef from Ranger’s Valley and more. A Tomahawk steak ($488 for 1.5 kilos!) is cooked to order and carved at the table with rosemary potatoes and hollandaise sauce on the side. Guests can also pick from a wider selection of tender meats and sides depending on their tastes.

Big Bay Cafe, 3/F, Kerry Hotel Hong Kong, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2252 5246, www.shangri-la.com/hongkong/kerry/dining/restaurants/big-bay-cafe

Pirata Group’s Anniversary Celebration

Father of many restaurants, Pirata Group turns three years old this month and invites all foodies to celebrate at its three-day long party across four of its prime locations – Pirata, The Optimist, TokyoLima and Pici. Whether you’re a fan of Italian, Japanese or just simply love brunching all weekend, one of these restaurants has something for you. Each with a unique cuisine, special offerings will be added to their unconventional menus! Stay tuned for more info in The Weekender!

Pirata, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2887 0270, www.pirata.hk

The Optimist, 239 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2433 3324, www.theoptimist.hk

Tokyo Lima, G/F, Car Po Commercial Building, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2811 1152, www.tokyolima.hk

Pici, 16 St Francis Yard, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2755 5523, www.pici.hk

whats new in the 852 mortons steakhouse

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Celebrate fall flavours with new seasonal delights at Morton’s of Chicago. Featuring a range of American classics, indulge in a 14oz Bone-in Filet Mignon ($768), Maple Glazed Sweet Potato Fries ($130)  and Truffle Cauliflower Mash ($130), followed up by the new Morton’s Chocolate Layer Cake ($135) for dessert. The new menu is available from Saturday, 21 October for a limited time only.

Morton’s the Steakhouse, The Sheraton Hotel Hong Kong, 4/F, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.mortons.com


Indulge in Studio Club’s all-night dining menu with signature dishes such as Grass-fed Beef Tataki, Deep Fried Pink Prawns with Jalapeño Aioli and Tartine au Foie Gras with homemade mango and ginger chutney. If you spend more than $350, STUDIO will provide its guests with a complimentary bottle of wine too.

STUDIO, 1/F, On Hing Building, 1 On Hing Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2525 1318, www.studioclub.asia


It may still be a little humid in Hong Kong, but Mercato is getting cosy and welcoming the flavours of fall this month! Available from Monday, 23 October, the new limited edition menu is inspired by the season’s harvest. Featuring hearty and home-made dishes such as Agnolotti with Pumpkin and Sage, Roasted Honey Nut Squash with Sausage & Kale Pizza and a very festive Halloween dessert, Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake.

Mercato, 8/F, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, www.mercato-international.com

whats new in the 852 haku


Chef Hideaki Matsuo, curator of HAKU and Owner of Osaka’s 3 Michelin Star Kashiwaya, is set to join forces with HAKU Executive Chef, Agustin Balbi, for a two-night exclusive collaborative menu this month. Happening on Friday, 27 October and Monday, 30 October, the 8-course dinner will focus on ingredients that are in their prime at this time of year, such as Japanese ika (squid), king salmon, chestnuts, juicy Hokkaido scallop, sweet kabocha (pumpkin) and more. The dinner will be priced at $1,980 per person, with an additional $680 for wine pairing.

HAKU, Shop OT G04B, Ground Floor, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/hakuhongkong


From now until Sunday, 7 January 2018, Zuma Hong Kong will be going all out to celebrate white truffle season. From cocktails to dessert, the 12-course tasting menu will take you on the most luxurious culinary journey, with dishes such as Alaskan grilled king crab leg with smoked chili lime butter and Japanese baked tokachi white truffle cheesecake with hazelnuts, biscuits and yuzu sorbet.

Zuma, Landmark, 5/F & 5/F, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.zumarestaurant.com

Le Rêve

La Rêve is offering a new six-and eight-course dinner menu, and four-course brunch menu. Chef Isy will celebrate the seasonality of ingredients, whilst marrying the best of Japanese ingredients with both modern and traditional Western cooking techniques. Stand out dishes from the new menus include Octopus and Black Mayo, along with a lavish Hot Chocolate Cake. The six-course dinner (starting at $850) and eight-course dinner (starting at $1,150) are available now, and the four-course brunch will be served on weekends (starting at $490).

Le Rêve, 10/F ZING!, 38 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.lereve.com.hk

Lunch and Brunch Specials

whats new in the 852 le39v


Looking for a new way to spend your Sunday? Head to the French fine dining restaurant, Le39V for its brand new “A Sunday in Paris” lunch menu. Soak up the impressive views from high in the clouds, whilst feasting on five French courses made to reflect the flavours of the season. Priced at $680 per adult, or $880 to include free flow Louis Roederer, and $1,880 with free flow Cristal Roederer 2009.

Le39V, Shop A, 101/F, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.jcgroup.hk/le-39v-hong-kong

Pop Ups

Rhoda Presents St. John With Richard Turner & St John Wines

Look ahead to next month and book your tickets now for an extra-special pop up dinner series at Rhoda! For five nights (from Tuesday, 7 November, until Saturday, 11 November), the dinner will feature a medley of dishes created by Fergus Henderson (St. JOHN), Nate Green (Rhoda), Richard Turner (Hawksmoor, London) and Trevor Gulliver (St. JOHN Wines), as an ode to Henderson’s signature ‘nose to tail’ cooking. Tickets are priced at $1,650 and include a four course dinner and a special selection of St. JOHN wines, get your tickets here!

Rhoda, 345 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.rhoda.hk

Urban Coffee Roaster

Urban Coffee Roaster has opened its third location in HK setting up shop. For six months only, get your cup o’ joe at its location on Pound Lane in Sheung Wan. It will feature brunch  on the weekends, with an exclusive menu featuring classic staples and more. Choose a hearty Australian style breakfast plates, Curry Potato Rosti with Pork Confit and Poached Egg or other staples, and wash them down with solid cold brews or hot beverages.

Urban Coffee Roaster, G/F, 4 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.ucr.hk

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