17 May, 2018
Eat & Drink

What’s New in the 852: The Flying Elk in HK, Rech Weekend Lunch and more

17 May, 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
Special Menus and Offers
Lunch and Brunch Specials

New Restaurants

The Flying Elk

Foodies of Hong Kong get ready, as 3-star Michelin restaurateur Björn Frantzén is getting ready to open the up a brand new dining experience in the city next month. Famed for Frantzén restaurant in Sweden, along with The Flying Elk in Stockholm, the new HK eatery aims to encapsulate the same spirit of the original concept in Stockholm, with a menu unique to its location. Opening on Saturday, 16 June, (though taking reservations already!) the restaurant best describes itself as a modern Nordic Cabin, serving genuine food with influences from all over Europe. The sharing style dishes will be served straight from the fire pit, and include items such as Halibut paired with a sherry and beurre noisette hollandaise, pork belly, broccoli and hazelnut; and Roasted Elk Sirloin, served with Frantzén “hot sauce”, bitter salad and jus roti.

The Flying Elk, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.theflyingelk.com


Having just opened its doors on Tuesday 15 May, Fukuro is already a solid option in our books. It pays homage to traditional izakaya restaurants with killer hospitality, food and drinks. From the traditional overflow pour of sake, to the articulate and knowledgable staff, the superb hospitality shines just as bright as the fab food at Fukuro. In traditional izakaya fashion, the dishes are small but plentiful and are paired with a striking drinks list that can hold its own, while still allowing the food to stand out. Japanese for the nocturnal owl, “Fukuro” will have you shouting its name long into the night after an evening of quality drinking and dining, with all the other like-minded night-owls in the room. Read our full Fukuro review for more details!

Fukuro, 1-5 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.fukuro.com.hk

Read more: HOT NEW TABLES May 2018: New Restaurants in Hong Kong

Special Menus and Offers


In partnership with Le French GourMay, Bungalow are bringing us four new fab oyster dishes this month, which can be paired with a crisp Rosé from Domaine Saint AIX, Provence. From Baked Oysters Rockefeller, to Teriyaki Oysters and Champagne Poached Oysters (all priced at $188), oyster lovers will want to take advantage of the offer while it lasts!

Bungalow, G/F The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.bungalow.hk

whats new in the 852 bungalow

Jamie’s Italian

On Saturday, 19 May, football fan will want to book into a night to remember at Jamie’s Italian Causeway Bay! Complete with a four-course meal, the evening will feature a live screening of the FA Cup Final, with many premier league legends even attending the dinner. The dinner will be priced at $428 per person and includes dishes such as Beef Carpaccio, Nduja Rigatoni and Jamie’s Epic Chocolate Brownie, along with free-flow drinks options for $228. The game will kick off at quarter past midnight, Hong Kong time, with a la carte drinks and snacks available throughout.

Jamie’s Italian, 2/F, Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown, 1 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.jamieoliver.com/italian/hongkong

Lunch and Brunch Specials


If you’re looking for a sophisticated spot to spend your weekends (and impress family and friends!), check out Rech’s new weekend lunch menu. The Michelin-starred resto is serving up the 5-course Weekend Lunch Menu ($588 per person), which is available on both Saturday and Sunday, from 12pm to  2:30pm, and features dishes such as Rech’s signature Camembert and Grilled Octopus with Tiny Potatoes, along with a choice of desserts from Pastry Chef Thomas Moulin’s special creations. Guests who want to take their lunch up a level can also choose to add on wine pairings, which start at $388 per person.

Rech, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com/en/dining/rech-by-alain-ducasse

whats new 852 giando brunch


A new addition to the Hong Kong brunch scene is the sophisticated three-course offering from Giando. Taking guests on a culinary tour of Italy, the brunch is priced at $348 per person and features a buffet counter full of Italian favourites, an egg station and a choice of mains which are divided into Light, Primi and Secondo. Finish off your brunch with a chilled glass of prosecco or beer with two hours of free-flow for $188. Not forgetting the desserts, with classics such as Panna Cotta, Tiramisu, and luxurious Mousse di Cioccolato all on offer.

Giando, Shop 1, G/F, Tower 1, Starcrest, 9 Star Street, Wanchai, Hong Kong, www.giandorestaurant.com

Featured image courtesy of Rech. Image #1 courtesy of Bungalow, image #2 courtesy of Giando

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