26 July, 2018
Eat & Drink

What’s New in the 852: Pirata Group’s Latest Opening, Chocolate Xiao Long Bao and more

26 July, 2018

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

New Restaurants

Hugger Mugger

hot on the heels of Madame Ching and Chifa, Hugger Mugger is the latest new concept from Pirata Group. Set to open this August, the new bar is slated to be a “sophisticated British salon”, which can be found by entering an unassuming door on Wyndham Street. Adding to the 852’s growing number of speakeasys, continue down the staircase to find the bar, and enter into a world inspired by 1970s London, complete with cocktails that have carefully crafted around British cultural legends; such as Pink Floyd, William Shakespeare, and Ian Fleming. There are also rumours of another new concept from Pirata Group coming soon, which will be accessed through a secret door in Hugger Mugger – watch this space for more details to come…

Hugger Mugger, Basement, No. 43-55, Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.huggermugger.hk


Newly opened on Elgin Street, F-Word is bringing Aussie style dining to the heart of SoHo. Open now from 7am for breakfast and coffee (Redback coffee, to be precise), and serving an express lunch and dinner service, the resto focuses on using only the finest and freshest ingredients from a variety of local and Australian sources. Split into three sections: To Flirt, To Fascinate and To Fulfil; the dinner menu offers up favourites such Fish Tacos, Pan Seared Hokkaido Scallops, Australian Steak Tartare, Soy and Sesame Roasted Salmon and an array of deserts. Top tip for Central dwelling dog owners, F-Word features a dog-friendly courtyard, perfect for enjoying an Aussie craft beer with your pooch.

F-Word, 38 Elgin Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, www.fwordhk.com

Mugung Hanwoo Beef Specialist

Another new opening in the Central area comes in the form of Mugung Hanwoo Beef Specialist. The Korean barbecue restaurant is the first in Hong Kong to exclusively serve Hanwoo beef, a rare Korean export, and one that has been historically reserved for Korean royalty and the privileged elite. Diners can expect juicy and flavourful meat, with dishes on the menu such as Steak Tartare, Braised Short Ribs, Ox Knee and much more.

Mugung Hanwoo Beef Specialist, 33 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/mugunghanwoobeefspecialist 

whats new in the 852 Sugarfina


Got a sweet-tooth? Listen up, as Beverly Hills based candy shop, Sugarfina is coming to Hong Kong! Opening in Harbour City, the famed “candy store for grown-ups” will feature a range of the brands most loved and inventive products, such as the Champagne and Rosé-infused gummy bears, fizzy bubble bears, chocolate sparkle pops and more – all wrapped up in the cutest bento box style packaging. Make sure to keep an eye out for the 852-special, tram bento box, the perfect gift for a Hong Kong obsessed candy lover.

Sugarfina, Shop 3327, 3/F Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/sugarfinahk

New Locations

Flamingo Bloom

A second location of Hong Kong’s favourite artisanal tea and juice shop has found its home in ifc mall this month. The menu features all the classics form the Stanley Street location, with new seasonal menu items such as Pink Oolong Latte and Lychee Jasmine Green which are exclusively available at the ifc outlet, along with the newly added healthy smoothie bowls and vegan milkshakes, Naked Zero.

Flamingo Bloom, Shop 1032, IFC mall, Central, Hong Kong, www.flamingo-bloom.com

whats new in the 852 edgar


With a location already in TST, bulk-buy and zero-waste store Edgar has now come Island side, opening up in Wan Chai! Along with offering all of the essentials needed to live waste free, the new Moon Street location will also allow shoppers to bring their own containers and stock up on seeds, pastas cereals, snacks and more – all without unnecessary packaging.

Edgar, 5 Moon Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.edgar.hk

The Sultan’s Table

If you’re looking to fill up on Turkish grub come lunch or dinner time, make sure to check out The Sultan’s Table new location in Central. Situated across the road from the Tai Kwun Old Bailey Street entrance, the new space is perfect for when you’ve worked up an appetite checking out the arts and heritage centre! The semi-buffet lunch deal is priced at $128 and is available from Monday to Friday, 12pm to 2:30pm, and features a soup of the day and meze and salad bar, along with your choice of main course, dessert of the day, and tea or coffee. If you’re going a la carte, we tasted the grilled Veal Skewer (served with chips and salad), which we found to be full of flavor and super tender and juicy.

The Sultan’s Table, LG/F, 3-5 Old Bailey Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, www.sultanshk.com

Special Menus and Offers

whats new in the 852 The Butcher Club Burger

The Butcher Club Burger

Known for serving up some of Hong Kong’s favourite burgers, The Butchers Club Burger is adding a new southern US-inspired burger to its roster, beginning 1 August. The Texas Jack ($120) is the restaurants unique take on a classic cheese burger, and consists of a dry-aged beef patty, generously stuffed with cheddar cheese and coated liberally with a flavourful dry rub, before being grilled to perfection and topped with crispy Tabasco onions, bacon, and a smoky yet tangy barbeque sauce.

The Butcher Club Burger, multiple locations across Hong Kong, www.thebutchers.club/burger-hk 


Landing in Hong Kong five years ago, NY pizza joint, Motorino is celebrating this summer with a very special Neapolitan pie. Celebrating local Cantonese ingredients, the new pizza features crispy Siu Yuk roasted pork belly and pineapple carpaccio, melded together with tangy Calabrian chilli and tomato sauce, creamy fior di latte cheese and a smoky charred crust for a pizza that’s simultaneously sweet, sour and savoury. Priced at $198, it’s a must-try for Neapolitan lovers, looking for an 852 twist on the classic. 

Motorino, 14 Shelley Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.motorinohongkong.com/location/soho

Motorino, 15 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.motorinohongkong.com/location/wan-chai

Cuisine Cuisine

Everyone loves a good Xiao Long Bao, and this month, The Mira’s Cuisine Cuisie Cantonese restaurant is giving it a unique new twist. Merging the classic Shaghanese dumpling with another of our favourites things, the innovative Molten Chocolate “Xiao Long Bao” Dumpling Trio ($88 for 3) features three unique and chocolatly takes on the humble XLB. The perfect end to a dim sum feast, dessert lovers will want to try the trio, consisting of a bitter dark chocolate filling, a rich hazelnut chocolate and banana filling, and a matcha and white chocolate filling.

Cuisine Cuisine, Level 3, The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118-130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.miradining.com

Lunch and Brunch Specials

whats new in the 852 meats brunch


Amping up its brunch game, MEATS is now adding a free-flow drinks package to its weekend offering! Since launching last year, diners have enjoyed brunch dishes such as Chicken Waffle with tabasco honey and smashed avocado, and Porchetta Bun with anchovy mayo, pickled onions and crackling, but now guests can add on two-hours of free-flow wine beer and cocktails to complete the experience, for $180.

MEATS, 28-30 Staunton Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, www.piratameats.hk

Read more: Brunch in Hong Kong: New Menus to Try for Under $500


Looking to treat yourself, but not ruin your gym-routine completely? CÉ LA VI’s new dishes are just the thing for the more health conscious diners out there. Featured as part of the restaurant’s Executive Lunch Set ($198), guests can enjoy the lower-calorie Beef Striploin with a superfood salsa, Salmon Spicy Coriander with a spicy green jalapeño and coriander sauce, or the Seared Yellowfin Tuna, as a part of a light and flavourful, summertime lunch.

CÉ LA VI, 25/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.hk.celavi.com


Image #1 courtesy of Sugarfina via Facebook, image #2 courtesy of Edgar via Instagram, image #3 courtesy of The Butcher Club Burger, image #4 courtesy of MEATS via Facebook

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