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:
If you have a special occasion coming up, Gough’s on Gough is already one of our top choices in the city, but now it’s offering something extra special. For many of us, hosting a dinner party in our tiny apartments in Hong Kong is near impossible, so the restaurant is giving us the chance to host our very own private candlelit dinner, in the beautiful setting of the Timothy Oulton furniture gallery. The bespoke experience can host up to 10 people, and guests can enjoy a six-course chef’s menu paired with wine and champagne. Dishes on the menu include Lobster salad, with Mango, curry and summer leaves; Atlantic Monkfish, with roasted almond and Cauliflower, local leaves, greens and smoked scallop roe sauce; Chocolate M&M; a selection of British cheeses and more; and the dinner also includes two bottles of champagne, two bottles of white or rose wine, three bottles of red wine, along with sparkling and still water, tea and coffee. Gough’s on Gough’s bespoke dining experience at Timothy Oulton is available every evening from 7:30pm to 12am and is priced at $1,488 per person, with a minimum spend of $15,000 and maximum of 10 guests. Find more info here.
Gough’s on Gough, 15 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.goughsongough.com
Keep up to date with all the newest openings and restaurant news for this month here!
With a location already in Sai Ying Pin, retro Hong Kong style resto Cross Café has also just opened up in Causeway Bay. Along with its iconic red neon sign and nostalgic décor, guests can enjoy dishes such as Crispy Bun with Pork Fillet and Homemade Dressing and Fried Rice with Black Truffle Sakura, Shrimps and Egg White, as well as other reinvented 852 classics.
Cross Café, G/F, No.64 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/crosscafehk
Special Menus and Offers
CÉ LA VI is turning three, and to celebrate, it’s bringing us a brand new tasting menu, and a brand new look. Priced at $888 per person, the special anniversary seven-course tasting menu will feature a line-up of signature dishes crafted by past and present Executive Chefs of CÉ LA VI, along with a 100-millilitre serving of premium Manotsuru Karakuchi sake. Dishes include Creamy Tempura Prawn Salad with spicy Gochujang sauce and chives; Bulgolgi Bao Bun; Pan Seared Hokkaido Scallop; and more, along with the beloved Matcha Tart. Make sure to stop by the newly renovated Sky Deck on the 26th floor before or after your meal, and take in stunning views of the city, as well as the bars slick, modern new look.
CÉ LA VI, 25/F & 26/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.hk.celavi.com
Bread & Beast is known to serve up some of the best sandwiches in the city, but is now also offering up some new and tempting bites, especially created for after dark. After undergoing a recent renovation, the restaurant has just launched its nighttime menu, KONG, a progressive Cantonese concept which is sure to draw in the dinner crowds. The new menu is ideal for groups and uses local ingredients to playfully reinterpret Hong Kong’s classic tastes, with dishes on offer such as KONG Fried Chicken ($158) with Preserved Lemon Jam and Dried Plum Shichimi; Cherry Kola Brisket Cheung Fun ($148); and Shelter Crab Cheesy Cheung Fun ($168). Along with the new dishes, the restaurant is also serving up a range of cocktails which incorporate Chinese spirits in new and modern ways. We have our eyes on the The Vodka Fa Diu Soda ($98), combines vodka with house infused pineapple huadiao and rose honey syrup, with soda water.
Bread and Beast, 3 Swatow Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.breadandbeasthk.com
It’s sad news this month as Sai Ying Pun fave, Rhoda, is soon to be shutting its doors. After almost two-years of live fire cooking and highlighting lesser known cuts of meat, the restaurant’s last service will be on the evening of Saturday, 8 September – but it’s not going out without one last meaty dinner series! On Wednesday, 5 September Rhoda will be hosting its last all-you-can-eat beef evening, which will showcase some of Nate Green’s favourite grass fed beasts from Australia and the United Kingdom, all cooked in his signature live-fire style. Tickets are available now on Ticketflap and are priced at $648 per person for food, plus an additional 248 for free-flow drinks.
Rhoda, 345 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.rhoda.hk
Lunch and Brunch Specials
We’ve been fans of Mercato and its brunch offering for a while now, but its weekend menu has just been revamped to include a semi-buffet. Starting at $298 person, the brunch features an all-you-can-eat feast of Italian delicacies and seasonal salads, including freshly shucked Fine de Claire oysters and cured meats and cheeses, before diners move onto their choice of appetiser and main course. Dishes here include the likes of Ōra King Salmon Tartare and the delicious House Made Ricotta with Strawberry to start, and Avocado Toast; Crispy Chicken Sandwich; and Black Truffle, Three Cheese and Farm Egg Pizza for mains. No brunch is complete without dessert, or booze, so make sure to add on two-hours of free-flow drinks for an additional $198, and don’t forget to order the famed Cinnamon Bun to finish off your feast.
Mercato by Jean-Georges, 8/F, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, www.mercato-international.com
Another revamped brunch this week comes from Scarlett Cafe in TST. New Head Chef, Danny Grimshaw has been hard at work perfecting the new mouthwatering brunch menu, which includes a selection of sweet and savoury delights. Available on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, from 11am to 3pm, the brunch includes a la carte options such as Smashed avocado on toast ($88); Truffle ham & Gruyère croquettes ($128); Smoothie bowls ($98), and more, along with all-you-can-eat Fine de Claire oysters for $298. But what are oysters without some bubbles? So, make sure to opt for the option that includes free-flow French sparkling wine for $398!
Scarlett Café & Wine Bar, 2 Austin Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.randblab.com/scarlett-hk