20 June, 2019
Eat & Drink

What’s New In The 852: Pirata Group’s Newest Opening, Lord Stow’s Pop Up And More

20 June, 2019

Looking for promos, deals and brand new meals? We’ve done the legwork to round up everything, and everywhere, you’ll want to eat this month.

It can be a tricky task keeping up with our ever-changing culinary landscape, but 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. To help you 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

TMK

Opening this July, TMK is the newest opening to come from Hong Kong restaurateurs, Pirata Group. The restaurant is set to be a lively temakeria, serving up a selection of quality, Japanese hand rolls. Signature fillings will include King Crab, Bluefin Toro (fatty tuna), and Hokkaido Sea Urchin, with the menu also including a range of fresh sashimi, along with other refreshing takes on traditional Japanese dishes. Taking a less than traditional route, the new Japanese venture will marry authentic cuisine with all things punk. Promising a rowdy soundtrack, a dive-bar-styled interior, and an abundance of sake, Japanese highballs and craft beer, the new Sheung Wan spot is sure to be the go-to destination for late-night dining and drinking.

TMK, Shops G & H, G/F and M/F, Hollywood Centre, 77-91 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/tmkhongkong

New Locations

MANA!, Wan Chai whats new in the 852

MANA!, Wan Chai

Set to soft open in July (with the official launch following in August), MANA! is making its way to Wan Chai next month. Situated close to popular Star Street, the new branch will be offering up much loved favourites such as its signature flats, vegan burgers and plant-based coffees. Sticking true to its strong brand ethos of “Fast Slow Food”, the new opening will offer free water for all, along with operating a zero-food-waste policy.

MANA!, 8-10 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.mana.hk

Special Menus and Offers

Le Petit Saigon

We love a classic bành mì, and the authentic offerings at Le Petit Saigon are without a doubt amongst the best in the city. But now the Wan Chai restaurant is taking the French-Vietnamese hybrid on a trip around the world, with its new The Bánh Mì du Monde series. Inviting chefs from other Black Sheep Restaurant’s into the kitchen, the exclusive line-up of collaborations will only be available for a few weeks at a time, with flavours expected from the likes of Taiwan and Japan, all wrapped up in LPS’s signature freshly-baked baguettes. Kicking things off is Chef Jowett Yu (of Ho Lee Fook), who has created a Taiwanese bánh mì ($88). Inspired by Taipei’s popular streetside vendors who sell fried chicken chops, the bánh mì features crispy fried chicken topped with Thai basil, garlic sauce, coriander, pickled cucumber and mustard greens. Available from Saturday, 22 June until Friday, 12 July, the sandwich will be available both in house and for delivery every day until the kitchen runs out. Chef Jowett’s creation will be followed by a Cantonese Bánh Mì by Kelvin Ng (of Ho Lee Fook) on 13 July; a Japanese Bánh Mì by Shun Sato (of Fukuro) on 10 August; and a Thai Bánh Mì by Charrinn Singdaechakarn (of Soul Food Thai) on 7 September.

Le Petit Saigon, 16 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.lepetitsaigon.hk

VEDA

Found inside the Ovolo Central hotel, VEDA opened earlier this year and serves up hearty plates of internationally inspired veggie and vegan delights. As an all-day dining destination in the city, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks, the restaurant is now presenting its own afternoon tea. The new “High Chai” experience is priced at $220 per person or $408 for two, and showcases a range of sweet and savoury vegetarian delights. Available daily from 3pm to 5:30pm, the largely plant-based menu includes the likes of mini avocado toast, shiitake mushroom tart and orange, olive oil and rosemary cake, along with a range of coffees and teas. Guests can also add a glass of Janz Brut Cuvee sparkling wine for an additional $98, or a freshly pressed juice for $68.

VEDA, Ovolo Central, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.ovolohotels.com.hk/ovolocentral/veda

Uma Nota whats new in he 852

Uma Nota

If you’re more of a carnivore than a plant-based eater, and are craving some Brazilian barbecue, don’t miss Uma Nota’s new Churrasco Platter. Available every Tuesday from 6pm, the sharing platter is priced at $295 per person and features charcoal-grilled US Black Angus sirloin steak, roasted chipotle chicken and smoky pork ribs. A range of sides and sauces are also included in the meaty deal, including roasted pumpkin, sweetcorn, broccoli and shallots dressed in a tangy chimichurri sauce, caramelised pineapple and a fluffy baked potato.

Uma Nota, 38 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.uma-nota.com

Pirata Group

If you’re planning on dining out this July, we suggest hitting up one of Pirata’s many restaurants across the city, as the group will be offering some fab deals with its “Summer Passport” offering! From Monday, 1 July until Wednesday, 31 July, Pirata, The Optimist, Madame Ching, TokyoLima, MEATS and Chaiwala will be gifting guests who spend over $500 with a $250 voucher. What’s more, at any Pici location, those who spend over $300 will receive a $100 voucher. Make sure to also swing by Hugger Mugger from 10:30pm to enjoy a drink on the house!

Pirata Group, multiple restaurants across Hong Kong, www.piratagroup.hk

Picada

Love tacos? Head to Picada and enjoy its new Taco Tuesday offering that’s sure to leave you more than satisfied! All you can eat tacos are priced at $188 per person (for two hours), with fillings including beef, chicken, vegetarian, pork, and a monthly special all on offer. Free-flow Corona beers, margaritas and more can also be added for an additional $198 per person. The deal includes complimentary tortilla chips with sour cream to kick start the night, and ends with the sweet treat of Mexican churros. Picada will also be hosting its weekly Taco Tuesday Challenge, inviting guests to see how many tacos they can fit in their mouth. Beat the record of 15 to receive a special prize and go down in the restaurant’s hall of fame.

Picada, 2F & 3F LKF 29 Building, 29 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.picada-hk.com 

Lunch and Brunch Specials

whats new in the 852 aqua brunch

aqua

aqua’s Because Brunch is one of our favourites in the city for a special occasion gathering, and this summer it’s offering up a European revamp, with its “Because…It’s Italiano” Brunch. Featuring some of the finest seasonal Italian ingredients, dishes on offer include Antipasto Italiano with 24 month-aged Parma ham, Bologna mortadella and seasonal roasted vegetables; burrata with tomatoes; truffle risotto (which is cooked tableside in a wheel of grana Padano cheese!); as well as a dessert platter featuring Italian doughnuts and mini gelato cones. Taking place every weekend and public holiday from now until Saturday, 28 July, the brunch is priced at $688 per person and includes free-flow Aperol Spritz, Negroni and Laurent-Perrier Champagne.

aqua, 29+30F One Peking, Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.aqua.com.hk

La Rambla

Another new bubbly brunch this month is being offered up by La Rambla, ifc’s authentic Spanish restaurant. Available every Sunday, the brunch is set to highlight premium Spanish products and authentic Spanish recipes with a modern twist, as well as offering guests the option of adding on a free-flow package of Krug Grande Cuvée. Priced at $550 per person, the Sunday En La Boqueria brunch experience is sure to transport guests to Barcelona’s famous food market, La Boqueria with its wide range of tapas, meats and seafood offerings. Indulge in a buffet spread of the finest cuts of cured meats and Spanish cheeses, along with Catalan versions of ensaladas, croquetas and tostadas, before tucking into delights from the egg station, Josper Grill specials and paellas. The epic feast is then topped off with a range of sharing mains (including the signature Traditional Suckling Pig “Segovian Style”) and a selection of traditional Spanish desserts. Guests can opt to pay an additional $1,300 to enjoy the “Great Open Bar” package, which includes free-flow Belvedere, Monkey 47, Patron and Krug Grande Cuvée NV.  Alternatively, for an additional $350, guests can add the three-hour free-flow “Good Open Bar” package, which includes cocktail classics such as Sangria, Chased-Oak Smoked Bloody Mary, and Veuve Clicquot Brut.

La Rambla, 3071-73 Level 3, ifc mall, Central, Hong Kong, www.larambla.hk

Pop Ups

Lord Stow’s at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Lord Stow’s at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

If you’ve been missing Lord Stow’s famed egg tarts since The Excelsior closed its doors, get excited as the Macanese bakery will be popping up in the Mandarin Oriental from Monday, 1 July! Open from 12pm to 5pm daily, the freshly baked tarts will be available in the hotel’s east lobby, and priced at $20 each. Sticking around until Tuesday, 1 October, you’ve got just three months to get your fill of these legendary sweet treats – without having to take the ferry!

Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong, www.mandarinoriental.com

Featured image courtesy of TMK via Facebook, image 1 courtesy of MANA! via Facebook, image 2 courtesy of Uma Nota, image 3 courtesy of aqua, image 4 courtesy of Mandarin Oriental

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