14 December, 2017
whats new in the 852
whats new in the 852
Eat & Drink

What’s New In The 852: New Pici Location, Alvy’s Brunch and more

14 December, 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
New Locations
Special Menus and Offers
Lunch and Brunch Specials
Pop Ups

New Restaurants

yè shanghai

Newly refurbished Shanghainese restaurant, Yè shanghai, is back, paying homage to the past through its traditional interiors and cuisines from the Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces (with a modern twist). The menu covers an extensive range of dishes, set out to satisfy multiple preferences – whether you’re a fan of seafood, a meat-lover, or a pure veggie. The starters include Braised Dried Turnip in Sweet Soy ($58), Huadiao Wine Marinated ‘Drunken’ Chicken ($88), Sauteed Prawns with Cashew ($188) along with many others. For the mains, try the Braised Beef Ribs ($340), Sauteed Minced Chicken with Pine Nuts in Sesame Pockets ($160) or pick a dish from the ‘premium sun-dried seafood’ and vegetarian range. Head to one of the two branches to dine in style this festive season with family or friends!

Yè shanghai, 3/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Central, Hong Kong, 2918 9833

Yè shanghai, 3 Canton Road, Tsim Tsa Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2376 3322, www.elite-concepts.com

Blue Supreme Beer Purveyors

It just had its soft opening yesterday, 13 December, and we couldn’t be more excited to try it! Just a stone’s throw from the Sassy offices, Blue Supreme Beer Purveyors calls itself a “‘neighborhood restaurant nestled in the quiet neighborhood of Upper Lascar row (Cat Street).” Focusing mainly on beers that ‘contain live yeast and cultures, causing refermentation,’ the vibe here is meant to be cosy and laid-back, as is evident in its sharing plates menu.

Blue Supreme Beer Purveyors, 21 Tung Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/BlueSupremehk

whats new 852 La Rambla by Catalunya

La Rambla by Catalunya

At La Rambla, feast on fine dining delights and authentic Spanish flavours whilst drinking in the restaurant’s stunning vistas of Victoria Harbour! The innovative menu both celebrates and presents a modern take on traditional Spanish dishes: with four tapas menus to choose from (classics, cold, hot and fried), specials such as Truffle Bombas (a potato ball with shaved truffle), Red Prawn Squid Ink Paella, there is truly something for everyone. There’s even brunch on the weekends!

La Rambla by Catalunya, 3071-73, Level 3, IFC Mall, Central, Hong Kong, www.larambla.hk

New Locations

La Vache!

Black Sheep Restaurant group has had an amazing 2017 with new openings all over the city, and is now setting itself up for an even better 2018 by bringing everyone’s favourite steak frites to TST. Set to open in January, the SoHo staple is finding a new home on the lively Hart Avenue, promising a larger dining room (with more than 90 seats), a spacious bar and an expanded selection of its famous French desserts, along with its top grade cuts of USDA Prime ribeye (and unlimited fries!).

La Vache!, 48 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong

La Vache!, Shop B, G/F 12-14 Hart Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.lavache.com.hk

whats new 852 pici


Pasta lovers rejoice! On Tuesday, 19 December our favourite Wan Chai pasta bar is opening a second location on Aberdeen Street. Located opposite the entrance to PMQ, the new opening promises the same delicious menu as ts Wan Chai location, filled to the brim with authentic pasta dishes. Can’t wait until Tuesday to be in carb heaven? This Friday, 15 December, to get set for the grand opening, Pici SoHo will be hosting a special event from 5pm to 9pm with 500 free meals up for grabs!

Pici, G/F, 16 St. Francis Yard, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Pici, G/F, 24-26 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.pici.hk

Mammy Pancake

The neighbourhood around the Sassy offices is getting even better! The latest addition to Sheung Wan is the HK establishment, Mammy Pancake. Creating egg waffles that bring back childhood memories,it incorporates Hong Kong’s latest trends into menu items (green tea egg waffles with chocolate chips)! The half-hollow egg puffs are deliciously crispy on the outside, with a smooth mochi-like softness on the inside.

Mammy Pancake, 32 Bonham Strand W, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Read more: Sassy’s Guide To The Best Egg Waffles In Hong Kong

Cali Mex Bar and Grill

Cali-Mex Bar & Grill Sai Ying Pun is the latest and hippest addition to the Cali-Mex family. The flash new locations feature sleek yet homey furnishings and Cali-Mex faves such as tacos and quesadillas. In the mood for something slightly more substantial? Go for more filling dishes on the menu such as BBQ Baby Back Ribs, Slow Roast Duck and Chilli con Carne. Don’t forget to pair your choice with a tipple or two: take your pick from the in-house bar’s extensive list of craft spirits and creative cocktails. You can even have a pint or two without leaving the comfort of your own booth: the sharing booths have nifty wine flow meters at each table, perfect for a night out with friends!

Cali-Mex Bar & Grill Sai Ying Pun, 48 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.cali-mex.com

whats new 852 papi pizza


Making its Causeway Bay debut this month, PAPI will be offering up classic dishes made from fresh ingredients. We’re eyeing the Black Truffle and Parma Ham Sandwich ($108), Florentina Stewed Beef Tripe ($118) and let’s not forget the Italian must-have, Pizza with Italian Sausage and Mushrooms ($188). A casual and friendly dining vibe makes it an ideal space to share a hearty meal with family or friends.

PAPI, G/F, 8 Cleveland Street, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2808 0820, www.papi-hk.com

Special Menus and Offers

Linguini Fini

Visit Linguini Fini for its fresh new pasta menu launched by chef Vinny Lauria! Some of these seasonal pasta dishes include Funghi Mezzaluna ($159); with homegrown mushroom ravioli and creamed swiss chard, Roasted Pumpkin Mac n’ Cheese ($169) and Tagliatelle Vincenzo ($159) topped with eggplant bolo and parmesan. What’s special about these pastas is that all its ingredients are locally sourced from organic produce, meaning that foodies will be served with a degree of freshness like no other!

Linguini Fini, 9 Elgin Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, 2387 6338, www.linguinifini.com

whats new 852 FINDS


Celebrate the Nordic ‘game and mushroom’ season with FINDS as it unveils a new seasonal menu specially to honour the culinary treasures! Enjoy reinvented yet traditional flavours starting off with the Warm Porcini Tartelette followed by wild game meat such as Cold Smoked Reindeer Rump, if that’s a treat you look forward to this chilly season. Or try the Slow Roasted Venison Tenderloin and Chilled Seared Scallop. To end the meal, top it if off with a Northern special dessert, Arctic Cloudberry & Chocolate! Seasonal menu with choice of four or five-course is priced at $588 and $668 per person respectively.

FINDS, 1/F, The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberley Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2522 9318, www.finds.com.hk

Le Garçon Saigon

If you haven’t yet tried Le Garçon Saigon’s light and flavoursome Vietnamese cuisine (what’s taking you so long?), head over to Wan Chai because it is offering a host of new seasonal dishes on the menu. Treat yourself this week and indulge in the delicious Slow Roasted Te-Mana Lamb Neck from New Zealand ($398). Served with a coriander salsa, garlic sauce, lettuce cups and herbs, it’s the perfect dish to share with friends this festive season. We tasted the menu out for a mid-week treat last week and loved the fresh and zingy New Zealand Cloudy Bay Clams served with ginger, nuoc nam and kaffir lime ($108), followed up by the Bo La Lop ($158), a hand rolled Australian sourced Mayura Station Wagyu tri tip of beef wrapped in wild betel leaf, skewered and grilled over open flames.  Washed down with a glass of red, and set in the trendy and peaceful setting of Star Street, it was the perfect antidote to the busy party season!

Le Garçon Saigon, 12 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.legarconsaigon.com

whats new 852 burger circus

Burger Circus

Aside from its American classic fare, Burger Circus is launching new festive ‘Naughty’ and ‘Nice’ milkshakes ($78). Both of these thick shakes are topped with house-churned peppermint gelato while the ‘Naughty’ version is laced with a shot of Fireball, providing the perfect cheeky pick-me-up after a long weekend. Young or non-alcoholic drinkers can opt for the ‘Nice’ shake, but either way – there’s nothing better to wash down a burger with!

Burger Circus, G/F, 22 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2878 7787, www.burgercircus.com.hk


Still undecided about where to eat this holiday? Head to Wan Chai eatery, Haven, as its chef carefully prepares a five-course Christmas feast ($528) for all guests. This includes two appetisers, soup, main course and a dessert. Main course dishes from which guests can choose from include Pan-seared Halibut with Truffle Potatoes, Roasted Baby Lamb Rock or Grilled Striploin. Top if off with popular delights such as the Apple Crumble or Chocolate Cake!

Haven, 17 McGregor Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2891 3710, www.facebook.com/HavenHaven

whats new 852 fishteria seafood place

Fishteria Seafood Place

Join Fishsteria as it holds its first New Year’s Eve Party, where guests will be treated to a massive oceanic feast with internationally sourced seafood. Don’t miss out on the free flow of Fresh Shucked Oysters, Caviar, or Foie Gras (all from various regions in France) and enjoy main course dishes such as the signature Lobster Macaroni, Salt Baked Sea Bass, Fish and Black Truffle Feuilletes amongst many others. Book a place now for this big night before tickets are sold out!

Fishsteria Seafood Place, 111 Queens Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2343 8111, www.fishsteria.hk

Fish & Meat

Still searching for the perfect NYE menu? Head over to Fish & Meat on Wyndham Street for a menu sure to impress. Including dishes such as Wagyu Sirloin, Crispy Whitebait and Chocolate Truffles, the seven-course menu is priced at $880 per person, with a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival. Want a few more drinks with your dinner? Add on a free-flow drinks package for just $350 (available from 9pm until late)!

Fish & Meat, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2565 6788, www.fishandmeat.hk

Read more: New Year’s Eve in Hong Kong: The Best Parties and Events to Ring in 2018

Lunch and Brunch Specials

Made in Hong Kong

Self-explanatory, this restaurant places value on providing a ‘Hong Kong style Western cuisine’ for its food lovers, and during the festive season, it offers a Celebrative Lunch Set, for all guests to enjoy. The Lunch Set carries a range of dishes such as Grilled Rib Eye Steak in Black Truffle ($148), Mixed Vegetable Spaghetti ($98), Pan-seared Fillet ($128) and more! Each meal has a local yet contemporary touch to it, so it offers the best of both worlds.

Made in Hong Kong, APM, L113, 418 Kwun Tong Rd, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, 2156 2000, www.cafedecogroup.com

Brasserie on the Eighth

Indulge in a delectable Belle Époque dinner pairing lunch now being served at Brasserie on the Eighth until 30 January. We got a sneak preview of this delicious meal and were loving every bite! We’re huge fans of Belle Époque 2011, so we were especially thrilled to find out Perrier-Jouët has also launched an Afternoon Tea at the Lobby Lounge (until 28 January), as well as a mouth-watering caviar promotion at Pacific Bar. Enjoy a bit of bubbly with Caviar Petrossian Paris and feel like you’re enjoying some time in the French capital!

Brasserie on the Eighth, Conrad Hilton, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong www.conraddining.com/en/brasserie

whats new 852 alvys brunch


We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to brunch in this city, but if you’re after a comfort food-filled weekend menu, look no further than Alvy’s. Every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays (from 11am to 2:30pm), the pizza resto serves up its take on NYC inspired brunch classics, with dishes on the menu including ‘Everything’ Bagels, served with house-cured lox, Baked Eggs with Alvy’s signature Meatballs in Sunday sauce and naked dough, Triple B Sourdough Pancakes (with bacon, banana and bourbon) and more. The perfect spot for a relaxing weekend affair, top your brunch off with one of Alvy’s signatures Bloody Mary’s and just try to leave before happy hour starts!

Alvy’s, G/F, 8 Holland Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/AlvysHK

Pop Ups


Set to launch in 2018 Duddell’s is bringing us its new ‘Chefs-in-Residence’ programme, beginning with a two-night appearance from Sydney-based Dan Hong. The celebrated chef will guest at Duddell’s on Tuesday, 16 and Wednesday, 17 January, 2018, with more guest chefs scheduled throughout the year to align with the seasons! Watch this space to book in for the not-to-be-missed evenings, with each chef crafting one-off menus to reflects their own individual style, with a focus on Chinese-inspired techniques or flavours.

Duddell’s, Level 3 Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.duddells.co/home/en

Featured image courtesy of Le Garçon Saigon. Image #1 courtesy of La Rambla, image #2 courtesy of Pici Hong Kong via Facebook, image #3 courtesy of Papi, image #4 courtesy of FINDS, image #5 courtesy of Burger Circus, image #6 courtesy of Fishteria Seafood Place, image #7 courtesy of Alvy’s

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