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:
We Sassy girls were sad to see one of our favourite fruit stands, Thyme, leave the neighbourhood, but in its place popped up the Turkish delight, TAVA. Featuring everything from falafel to chicken to lamb, you can take your pick from a wrap (in a traditional Middle Eastern pita), salad (add some haloumi, tabouleh or other sides!) or a la carte, and you can easily get lunch here for $70. Our favourites include the Tabouleh ($35) and Falafel salad ($65), the Turkish Salad with Haloumi ($60 plus $25 for two pieces of haloumi), and the Lamb and Haloumi Wrap ($80 plus $25 for haloumi). Is your mouth watering yet?
Tava, 31 Hillier Steet, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/TAVA-HONG-KONG
Just opened in the trendy neighbourhood of Tai Hang, Tipsy had us at its name! Featuring chic and contemporary interiors, the restaurant is set to serve up refined European cuisine, promising a menu of fresh seafood and meats, along with (unsurprisingly!) a wide selection of wines and beers, and cocktail menu (we love the sound of the elderflower mojito!).
Tipsy Restaurant & Bar, 1/F, 98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/tipsy.restaurant.bar
Get your slurp on at Bao Bei this December! At the Cow Wow Beef Brisket Noodles Pop-Up, indulge in authentic Cantonese fare with a contemporary, creative twist. Take your pick from three types of noodles (Shanghainese, rice or river), grab your friends and dig into some classic, Hong Kong favourites – and don’t forget to order one of Bao Bei’s signature cocktails while you’re at it!
Bao Bei, Carfield Commercial Building, B1/F, 75-77 Wyndham Street, Central, www.baobeihk.com
A welcome (and refreshing!) addition to Causeway Bay’s entertainment and dining scene is the new pool hall, Breeze. Located in Richmond Plaza, it offers a fun, old-fashioned way to spend your Saturday evenings out, with live sports screenings, beer pong and, of course, pool. Nibbles include classic favourites like Chicken Wings, Onion Rings and Minced Chicken Spring Rolls. Sound like your idea of a quality night out? Grab a few friends and game on!
Breeze 18/F Richmond Plaza 496 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/breezebarhk
Special Menus and Offers
Enjoy a range of indulgent foodie delights at ON Dining Kitchen and Lounge. For a slightly more glamorous take on the traditional post-work happy hour, head to ON to sample its Oyster Happy Hour, which includes two premium oysters and a glass of its signature bubbly for just $198. In keeping with the spirit of the festive season, grab a few of your friends and share a classic, juicy, French-style roast chicken and dessert platter. Should you fancy a cocktail, end the night on a high note with two-for-one Gin & Tonics with limitless French fries from 11pm onwards. If you’re feeling adventurous or you’re simply not sure which gin you should try, ask bartender Prem Shireesh for a suggestion!
ON Dining Kitchen & Lounge, 29/Floor, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.ontop.hk
Ready to settle into all those amazing autumnal flavours? In the nick of time, The Continental has launched its brand new autumn game menu – featuring everything we love about the cooler seasons. Designed by Executive Chef Rene Michelena, the new menu focuses on contemporary European cuisine, featuring various types of game from the mountains and plains. We loved the creaminess and earthiness of the Paris Mushroom Soup ($135), the different textures of the Braised Beef Cheeks and Grilled Venison Loin with wilted kale and black truffle jus ($330) and the balance of flavour in the Rabbit and Cavatelle Pasta ($190). These are just a few of the great dishes to choose from. Pair it with a great wine from The Continental’s collection to seal the deal.
The Continental, Unit 406, Level 4, Pacific Place, Hong Kong, 2704 5211, www.thecontinentalhongkong.com
Ring in the holiday season at Crowne Plaza! All of your foodie hankerings are sure to be satisfied with a delish seafood spread at Kudos, including three types of premium, freshly shucked oysters from all over the world. In the mood for a gourmet dining experience? The Pan-fried Foie Gras with Black Truffle Honey Glaze and Lobster Bisque with Cognac sound like a fabulously indulgent way to spend your Christmas, not to mention the seriously decadent array of desserts on offer!
Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay, 8 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.cphongkong.com
Enjoy a little bubbly and fine dining? On Tuesday, 5 December, Rech by Alain Ducasse will be showcasing a selection of fabulous Lanson champagnes, accompanied by a special six-course menu, created by Rech Executive Chef Stephané Gortina. The dinner is available for one night only and will be priced at $2,388 per person, featuring dishes such as Line-caught Turbot with Artichokes, Truffled Camembert and an extra special chocolate dessert from Alain Ducasse’s factory in Paris. See the full menu here.
Rech by Alain Ducasse, Intercontinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com/en/dining/rech-by-alain-ducasse
Gather your friends and get into the festive spirit with Mercedes me’s new seasonal Chef’s Table Tasting Menu. For $600 per person, guests will be treated to a four-course meal (with wine pairing for an additional $220 per person). The menu is available from Thursday, 23 November until Tuesday, 26 December, and will feature a delicious Wagyu Sirloin for the main course, and a sumptuous Chia Seed Pudding, flavoured with green cardamom, banana and coconut to finish.
Mercedes me, Shop C & D, G/F, Entertainment Building, 30 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.mercedes-benz.com/hk/mercedes-me
Lunch and Brunch Specials
We recently checked out Slide on 79 when it first opened and loved its easy-to-drink cocktails, laid-back vibe and tasty bar snacks. So, when we heard that the cool LKF spot was also starting new lunch menu, we had to check it out. Served up everyday from 12pm until 8pm, we loved the long-list of sliders, especially the Aroy Aroy, made with minced fish, lemongrass and kaffir lime, and served with a Thai sweet chili sauce. Priced at $79 for two, $98 for three, or $179 for six, we’re sure to be going back to try some more flavours!
Slide On 79, Upper Basement, Harilela House 79 Wyndham Street (Entrance on Pottinger Street), Central, Hong Kong, 2779 9279, www.slideon79.com
The newly-launched brunch menu includes 10 a la carte dishes, including an Avocado Shrimp Salad ($196), three Egg Benedict options (from $220), and triple pancakes with berries ($198). Though we’re having a hard time picking a favourite, the combo of fresh mixed berries and maple syrup is a classic we won’t refuse.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, 1st Floor, 6 Duddell Street, Central, www.wolfgangssteakhouse.hk
And for all of you foodie designers out there, check this out…
To celebrate everybody’s favourite steak and frites resto’s fourth birthday, this month La Vache! is calling all aspiring designers! The restaurant is asking budding artists to redesign its labels for the house red wine magnums, to be in for a chance of winning a flight for two to Paris, and a crate of wine complete with the winning label design. For more details on how to enter click here.
La Vache!, 48 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.lavache.com.hk