2 November, 2017
whats new in the 852
whats new in the 852
Eat & Drink

What’s New In The 852: Pirata Group’s 100 Day Pop-Up, Butcher’s Club Burger Truck and more

2 November, 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 Bars
New Locations
Special Menus and Offers
Lunch and Brunch Specials
Pop Ups

New Restaurants

Pasta Zone

This brand-new Kwun Tong resto is going all out to bring fresh, Italian-made goods to the 852. Featuring only Italian items on the menu, all pastas and sauces are either flown or shipped in from Italy. You will find starters such as parma ham and melon, ranging from $30 to $40, and mains, including almost every traditional Italian pasta you know (spaghetti and meatballs, anyone?). Dishes range from $68 (most pasta items) to $75 (ravioli). Its on-site produce section lets customers shop for everything from pasta, to vinegar, to Italian cheeses and more. Although the restaurant is only open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 6pm, private parties can book the venue after 7:30pm, with seats for up to 30 people.

Pasta Zone, Unit J, 1/F, Block 3 Camel Paint Building No.60, Hoi Yuen Road, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong, www.pastazone.hk

666 Boat Noodle Pro

This new, local (the menu is in Chinese), restaurant has popped up near HKU offering “Thai street food” that is reasonably priced at just $20 to $25 for rice or noodles. We hear that portion sizes are a bit small, so be prepared to order more than one. Almost everything on the menu is under $50, so that alone makes it worth checking out!

666 Boat Noodle Pro, G/F, Chung Ah Mansion, 366 Des Voeux Road West, Hong Kong

Fung Choi

Another very local spot is Fung Choi (the menu is also in Chinese) but like 666 Boat Noodle Pro, most menu items are below $50.

Fung Choi, A, G/F, 41 Jordan Road, Jordan, Hong Kong

New Bars


Meaning “bouncer” or “bodyguard” in Japanese, this nightclub is modeled on the hole-in-the wall bars found in Tokyo’s Ginza district. With a resident DJ spinning every night, VIP and bottle service, and wild live shows that include geishas, samurai schoolgirls, Harajuku punks, etc., you could almost forget about the exciting drink menu. In addition to a great selection of Japanese whiskey, the drinks include cocktails using Japanese ingredients like sake, yuzu, and plum bitters. Fully opens on 10 November.

Yojimbo, Shop Numbers 2-7, UG/F., 37-43 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.diningconcepts.com/restaurants/Yojimbo

New Locations

Flaming Frango’s

Recently moving from Staunton Street to a new, bigger location in SoHo, Flaming Frango’s new Elgin Street home is not to be missed. Along with the move, the new space features an upstairs area (used for frequent quiz nights!), along with a private space for bookings and a brand new menu. We recently tested out some dishes and along with loving the juicy signature Piri-piri Chicken, couldn’t get enough of the Piri-piri Prawns – flame grilled to perfection, the succulent and delicious prawns literally fell out of their shells. Along with some tasty Porcini Mushroom and Truffle Croquettes, it was the perfect start to our Flaming Frango’s feast!

Flaming Frango’s, 55 G/F, 55 Elgin Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, www.flamingfrango.com

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Emack & Bolio’s

Everyone’s favourite ice cream shop is coming to Wan Chai this month and to celebrate will be giving out free ice cream! Head to Lee Tung Avenue on Saturday, 10 November from 2pm to get your scoop. All you have to do is like E&B on Facebook and Instagram and one free scoop in a cup or standard sugar cone is yours! (for the first 300 customers).

Emack & Bolio’s, Shops G09 & G10, Lee Tung Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.emackandboliohk.com

Feather & Bone

Opening up its fourth location in the trendy Sai Ying Pun, Feather & Bone are quickly taking over the city! Known for its selection of high quality ingredients, including premium meats, fish and deli items, the new location will also offer a sprawling dining room, with the restaurant serving up breakfast, lunch, dinner and more from 7am ‘til late.

Feather & Bone, Shop 1, G/F Commercial Accommodation, Bohemian House, 321 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, www.featherandbone.com.hk

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Flamingo Bloom Tea

Fan of tea? Head to Flamingo Bloom’s new flagship location in TST, for its wide range of speciality hand-crafted floral teas. Try the refreshing new additions such as the Chrysanthemum Pu’er ($23), Honey Orchid ($29), and Highland Oolong ($23) for a range of all-natural flavours and nutritional benefits. Perfect for the upcoming winter, you may choose to have the teas prepared hot or cold. The best part? If you go in the month November, the cafe’s new TST location will be offering happy hours everyday from 3pm to 7pm with a 50% off on your second drink!

Flamingo Bloom, G/F, 18 Cameron Road, Tsim Tsa Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2483 1778, www.flamingo-bloom.com

Special Menus and Offers

Chef Heinz at Alto 88

The Michelin-starred chef, Heinz Beck, is back again to offer his guests a splendid Italian dining experience. For just three days, Alto 88 will have a four-course lunch ($988) and six-course dinner menu ($2,088) consisting of various must-try dishes such as the Brittany Blue Lobster Medallion and freshly cooked Chapon Tortellini with Pumpkin Puree. To top it off, pair the dessert, Hazelnut Planet, with some world-class wine as you enjoy stunning views of the city.

Alto 88, Regal Hong Kong Hotel, 31/F, 88 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2837 1799, www.hongkong.regalhotel.com

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Aberdeen Street Social

Aberdeen Street Social’s ‘Social Supper’ features two courses of modern cuisine for just $280. Offering a playful mix of old favourites and fresh ideas, Executive Chef Chris Whitmore is set to impress. Begin with it’s classic country style house-baked bread and whipped butter, and pick your desired entrée and main. Options for main courses include a 10-ounce rib eye steak or grilled half Maine lobster. Oh, and we can’t forget to mention the G&T Friday deal… $50 tipples all day.

Aberdeen Street Social, G/F, JPC, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.aberdeenstreetsocial.hk

Grassroots Pantry

Grassroots Pantry has released a new menu, catering to plant-based diets as it enhances its meals to be even more green and nutritious! Be sure to try its new and limited veggie Beyond Burger patty in the veg-friendly Sichuan Mala Burger ($138) that tastes exactly like any ordinary beef patty!

Grassroots Pantry, 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2873 3353, www.grassrootspantry.com

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Elite Dining Week

From Thursday, 9 until Thursday, 19 November, DiningCity brings to you specially crafted menus from over 30 of Hong Kong’s high-end restaurants including Tosca and ZUMA. Indulge in some of the finest dishes such as Murasaki’s Simmered Abalone or Sun Tung Lok’s Roasted Pig stuffed with Minced Shrimp and Hokkaido Sea Cucumber.

Multiple locations across Hong Kong, check link for more info

Buenos Aires Polo Club

Serving up an extra special set-dinner, meat lovers will want to head over to BA Polo Club and try out the new prime rib dinner. The three-course feast begins with hot and cold starters, before moving onto the epic prime rib which is carved at the table and served with classic sides of mashed potatoes, green beans and creamed spinach. Priced at $488 per person, the dinner is available for parties of four or more with reservations 48 hours in advance, email [email protected] or call 2321 8681 to book!

Buenos Aires Polo Club, 7/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.bapoloclub.com

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Cé La Vi

Join Cé La Vi for its bold menu consisting of new Japanese-style dishes infused with Asian flavours specially prepared by new Executive Chef Jason Au. The nine-course tasting menu is priced at $888 per person and will showcase the new chef’s signature style with dishes such as Line Caught Snapper with coriander and jalapeno dressing, red onion, cucumber and a Coconut and Cinnamon Tart, with cream cheese, umeshu gel, fresh mango, coconut and lime ice cream.

Cé La Vi, 25/F California Tower, 36, 30 D’Aguilar St, Central, Hong Kong, 3700 2300, www.hk.celavi.com

Café Siam

Our go-to Thai resto is getting a healthy makeover! Cafe Siam is partnering with Kim Murphy, Asia’s leading culinary nutritionist, to offer a brand new 10-dish menu of delicious and healthy delights. With many veggie friendly options, and all dishes promising to be high in nutrition with great flavour, whilst being low in sodium, salt and sugar, we can’t wait to try them, paired with one of the restaurant’s selection of healthy detox drinks.

Café Siam, 2/F-3/F, 21 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong

Café Siam, G/F, 38 Forbes Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong, www.cafesiam.com.hk

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ON Dining Kitchen and Lounge

It’s game on at ON Dining this season! Welcoming the cooler months in style, Chef Philippe Orrico is launching a new seasonal menu of hare, wild boar and more. Celebrating several under-appreciated meats, the menu will feature dishes such as a comforting Tuscan Wild Boar Stew ($328), a whole roasted Colvert Duck ($988) and the show-stopping Lievrè à La Royale ($528), made with wild hare.

ON Dining Kitchen and Lounge, 29/Floor, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.ontop.hk

XTC Gelato

Just because the weather’s cooling down doesn’t mean that we’re going to stop eating our favourite dessert! XTC is bringing in the autumn/winter season with a host of new flavours, which will be available from now through until February. Our favourites include the Baked Apple Crumble Gelato and the Spicy Chocolate Gelato! ($39 for a single scoop, $49 for a double scoop and $59 for a triple scoop).

XTC Gelato, various locations across Hong Kong, www.xtc.com.hk

Lunch and Brunch Specials

Fang Fang

Fang Fang’s New Asian Brunch Fiesta is brimming with delectable dishes, including an extensive list of meaty and vegetarian options. Running every Saturday from 12pm to 3pm. The brunch is priced at just $398 for food, with an additional $50 to enjoy the non-alcoholic beverage package (including flavoured iced teas, soft drinks and more), or $160 for the premium beverage package (includes unlimited access to the Alcoholic Iced Tea Station, Bloody Mary Station, Rhubarb and Peach Bellini, selected champagne, wines, sake and more).

Fang Fang, 8/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, Central, www.fangfang.com.hk

whats new 852 mexus


Indulge in a creative lunch buffet menu at Mexus with its selection of seasonal platters and fresh meats in the new all-you-can-eat buffet ($138). You can opt to add on additional dishes starting from $28 if they would like to try out mains such as the Lemon Sole Fillet (add $38) or Black Truffle Risotto (add $48). Along with the meaty mains, Mexus also offers vegetarian dishes such as the signature burger, Angel (add $58), consisting of a pumpkin and whole grain patty, avocado and a side of sweet potato fries.

Mexus, 6/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2896 6118, www.mexus.hk

Dining City’s Bottomless Brunch Special

Fall into a food coma with Hong Kong’s Brunch Weekend… Book a brunch before Sunday, 12 November and receive a buy one get the second 50% off at 40 top restaurants in town. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking to unwind, check out the full list of restaurants participating here.

Various locations and restaurants around Hong Kong

Pop Ups


Have you #GotBalls? Well, with Pirata Group’s latest pop-up, for the next 100-days Hong Kongers will be able to get some all day! The new quirky concept opened just yesterday and will run until Thursday, 8 February, serving up a selection of dishes from our favourite Pirata Group restos. The menu includes The Optimist’s Fishballs ($140), Pirata’s famous meatballs in Rossi’s Stefano’s Big Sub ($120), and of course Pici’s Ste Palle (spaghetti and meatballs) ($130), just to name a few. We’re also eyeing up the Sweet Balls ($50), which are cinnamon jam doughnuts, served with a vanilla custard sauce!

BALLS, G/F, 5 Star Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/piratagotballs

Butcher’s Club Burger Truck

This month, The Butcher’s Club launches a new state-of-the-art food truck that specifically caters to a new addition of sliders on its menu, including Crispy Fried Chicken, Vegan Sloppy Joe and Pulled Pork ($40 each). If you fancy ribs, you can choose the new signature Chargrilled Australian Black Angus Rib Fingers ($35) as a slider with The Butcher Club’s Classic Burger ($80). This highly anticipated dining experience is not to be missed!

For details on The Butchers Club Burgers food truck’s location click here

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

Start the new month with a bang at the extra-special pop up dinner happening next week at Rhoda! Celebrating “bloody good food and wine”, the five night pop-up dinner series (from Tuesday, 7 November, until Saturday, 11 November) will feature a medley of dishes created by Fergus Henderson (St. JOHN, London), Nate Green (Rhoda), Richard Turner (Hawksmoor, London) and Trevor Gulliver (St. JOHN Wines), as an ode to Henderson’s signature ‘nose to tail’ cooking. We had an early preview tasting and couldn’t get enough of the crispy pig’s cheek and chicory starter, along with the traditional sherry trifle pud! Tickets are priced at $1,650 and include a four course dinner and a special selection of St. JOHN wines, get your tickets here! If you miss the promotion, Nathan Green’s three-course set dinner is a quick way to still get a taste of his distinctive way of “live fire” cooking. The menu changes daily, but favourites (like the Rack of grass-fed Australian lamb) are in store!

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

Sook x House of Madison by Mina Park

Following on from the success of last months #CookForSyria banquet, the campaign is continuing this month with another extra special dinner. Set to be a family-style feast, complete with delicious food and wine, inspired by the communal spirit and traditional dishes of Syria. The menu by Sook will be infused with Mina Park’s Korean heritage as well as the seasonal and local flavours of Hong Kong. Tickets will be $700 per person, get yours by emailing [email protected] or find more info here

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