10 October, 2019
What's New in the 852: Sevva Reopens, Uma Nota Does Lunch And More
What's New in the 852: Sevva Reopens, Uma Nota Does Lunch And More
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What’s New in the 852: Sevva Reopens, Uma Nota Does Lunch And More

10 October, 2019
What's New in the 852: Sevva Reopens, Uma Nota Does Lunch And More

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. And 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
Special Menus and Offers
Lunch and Brunch Specials

New Restaurants

Associazione Chianti

There’s no slowing Black Sheep Restaurants down, as this month, it’s adding to its fleet of HK restaurants with the opening of Associazione Chianti. Set to open later this October, the casual Wan Chai trattoria will offer the city a window into co-founders Asim and Chris’ Florence – a city that both consider a home-away-from-home. Serving a menu of simple, soulful Tuscan dishes, hearty pastas and plenty of bold Tuscan wines, it’s a new opening not to miss. More details and opening date to be announced soon.

Associazione Chianti, Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.associazionechianti.com


For those missing plates from Grassroots Pantry since it transformed into Nectar a couple of months ago, you can now enjoy a range of popular items via Foodpanda! Exclusively available via the food delivery app, much-loved Grassroots Pantry dishes such as pandan fried hedgehog mushroom ($85); signature mixed mushroom linguine ($168); and poke bowl ($108) will all be making a comeback.

Grassroots-To-Go, available via Foodpanda

Asaya Kitchen

Set to open in late October, Asaya Kitchen is the newest dining concept by Rosewood Hong Kong. Found on the sixth floor of the luxury hotel which opened its doors earlier this year, the restaurant will showcase a menu of nutrient-rich dishes. Taking a wellness approach to gastronomy, cooking methods will focus on maintaining the unique properties of food, with plates using raw, sprouted, pickled and fermented ingredients. A la carte breakfast and lunch menus will be available, while guests can expect the dinner menu to take on a more detailed and elevated dining approach. The Poolside Bar will also feature a broader selection of comfort food favourites, offering substantial plant-based substitutes for meat-lovers and vegans alike. The restaurant will also be committed to following a zero-waste policy.

Asaya Kitchen, 6/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.rosewoodhotels.com

whats new in the 852 Black Garlic

Black Garlic

Another new addition to the city’s food delivery scene is Black Garlic, the latest concept from those behind Wan Chai’s Bread & Beast. Now launched on Deliveroo Editions, delivery is available from Kennedy Town to Sheung Wan, and from Admiralty to Causeway Bay. Serving up a range of healthy Asian meal boxes, the wholesome menu includes the likes of ​black garlic rib-eye roulade with brown rice ($108); and sambal romesco shrimp with scrambled egg and brown rice ($98); along with veggie options including ​Beyond mapo yuba fettuccine ($88); and the holy shiitake shrooms bowl ($68). Be sure to use the code BLACKGARLIC from now until the end of October to get $20 off!

Black Garlic, available via Deliveroo


Open now in LKF Tower, POEM is bringing a taste of Bali to Central. The sustainable menu showcases the bold, classic flavours of the island-nation using fresh, ingredient components and ethically-sourced meats. Sharing is recommended, with family-style plates on offer such as Wagyu cheek bao ($118); crispy suckling pig ($358); and soy-marinated eggplant ($138), along with a selection of traditional home-style satay skewers. During the week, diners can also enjoy a wholesome three-course lunch for just $188, along with a happy hour from Monday to Friday between 5pm and 8pm, and on Saturdays from 6pm to 8pm, with drinks specials starting at $40. 

POEM, 5/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.poem.hk 


Not technically a new opening, but a reopening! After a four-month refurbishment, Sevva has reopened its doors with a brand new look. Back just in time for alfresco dining and drinking season, Sevva has long been known as one of the best places in town to enjoy a drink with a view. Curated by internationally-celebrated and award-winning Bonnae Gokson, the reimagined SEVVA remains a little oasis in the city with its signature glam feel. Along with its new look, the bar and restaurant’s menu has also been injected with new dishes. 

Sevva, 25/F, Landmark Prince’s, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.sevva.hk 

Read more: HOT NEW TABLES October 2019: New Restaurants In Hong Kong

Special Menus and Offers

whats new in the 852 Yum Cha

Yum Cha

Known for serving some of the cutest dim sum in the city, Yum Cha is getting spooky this month with its new Halloween creations. In addition to its signature piggy pork buns and molten custard buns, the new menu will feature steamed shrimp dumplings ($49 for three) that turn traditional Har Gow into edible eyeballs; as well as steamed mummy sausage buns ($49 for two); and mochi with chocolate and peanut chip ($28). 

Yum Cha, multiple locations across Hong Kong, www.yumchahk.com

Read more: The Best Dim Sum In Hong Kong: Where To Go For Every Occasion


Also getting seasonal (but a little less scary) this month is Mott32. With its new autumn winter menu, the Chinese restaurant is celebrating the season with a range of hearty sharing-style plates. Inspired by authentic flavours of Cantonese, Szechuan and Beijing, dishes include New Zealand lamb fillet with okra and button mushrooms; braised Wagyu beef cheek and preserved vegetables; wok fried kale with Szechuanese cured meat and more. The new menu is available from now until 24 January, 2020.

Mott32, Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.mott32.com

whats new in the 852 Mott32

Lunch and Brunch Specials

Uma Nota

You may know Peel Street’s Uma Nota for its vibrant dinner and brunch offerings, and it’s now adding a weekday lunch menu to its repertoire. Offering a varied selection of Brazilian Japanese-inspired plates, the lunch menu will change every two weeks. Ranging from fresh salads, to grilled vegetables and pasta, guests can fill up on the unlimited salad bar for just $95, or enjoy a salad alongside one main course for $120. Currently available is the homemade cheese burger (additional $10) with biquinho chili chutney and katsuoboshi mayonnaise. Also on offer is the popular eggplant dish, Berinjela with miso, goat’s cheese and cashew nuts; as well as grilled sea bass cooked in a banana leaf parcel. From Monday, 14 October, two new main course options will be available, including Frango Assado, a dish of succulent roasted chicken thigh, served with potatoes and a spring onion mayonnaise. Guests can also add a dessert, drink of the day or coffee for an additional $35.

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

Featured image courtesy of Uma Nota, image 1 courtesy of Black Garlic, image 2 courtesy of Yum Cha, image 3 courtesy of Mott32.

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