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. Mark your diaries, because 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:
Taking the space that previously housed On Dining on On Lan Street in Central, ZEST by Konishi is set to open its doors this August. Helmed by acclaimed Japanese chef, Mitsuru Konishi, the restaurant promises to highlight Konishi’s signature French Japanese flair. Split over two levels, The Dining Room on the 28th floor will deliver haute cuisine for lunch and dinner, with both a la carte and degustation menus on offer. Here Konishi will illustrate his skills and inspirations, complemented further by the theatrical open kitchen. The Lounge, found on the 29th floor, will pay tribute to Japanese culture, with delectable express set menus and bento served, as well as Nippon-inspired craft cocktails.
ZEST by Konishi, 28/F & 29/F, 18 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.zestbykonishihk.com
Find all you need to know about the latest Hong Kong restaurant openings here.
Special Menus and Offers
Launching on Saturday, 24 August, The Murray is welcoming both pet-owners and their furry friends to try out its brand new afternoon tea offering. “Paws for Tea” will be held the The Arches, the hotel’s iconic undercover semi-outdoor event space and promises to be a fun and indulgent experience for dog owners and their furry friends*. Priced at $998 for two humans and one dog (plus an additional $499 for a third human), the tea will feature an array of savoury and sweet afternoon tea delicacies designed by Executive Chef Terrence Crandall. Savoury treats include the Dachshund, a bite-sized hot dog featuring a house-made lobster sausage on mini brioche, along with Fifi’s French Delight (a smoked salmon and caviar blini). The dessert selection will include the likes of white peach and yoghurt cream verrine; strawberry cake roll; javara chocolate cake and more. Dogs will also be able to feast on premium Swedish ice cream (ox liver, moose and salmon flavours) from Hugo & Celine, along with specially-curated dog cookies (peanut butter and apple & oatmeal) by Cookie DPT. Dog owners will also have the chance to meet Mr Organic and his exclusive hair, skin and body care products for dogs, and Raw Rawr will be showcasing a variety of freeze-dried raw pet food and offering sample packs (including kangaroo and venison flavours) as giveaways. *Dogs under 10kg only.
The Arches, 1/F, The Murray, Hong Kong, www.niccolohotels.com
Taking place on Sunday, 17 August, newly opened Wingman is teaming up with Repulse Bay’s The Pulse to bring us one fiery challenge. If you’re a lover of all things spicy (and are partial to a chicken wing or two!) sign up now for HK’s Hottest Hot Wings Challenge. Featuring eight levels of increasingly spicy wings, the winner will claim $1,000 cash plus a $1,000 Wingman coupon, hot sauces from Hot Ones and a Wingman Trophy!
Wingman, 6/F, Cheung Hing Commercial Building, 37 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.wingman.hk
Are you a lover of all things pink? This month, Tai Kwun’s Madame Fu is partnering with Rosé Revolution and The Flying Winemaker to bring us a limited edition menu that pairs perfectly with rosé wines, and just happens to be perfectly pink! Available throughout August for lunch, the menu features items such as Madame Fù’s Beijing duck with beetroot pancakes; raspberry sweet and sour pork; rare Wagyu beef with pickled red ginger; and a dessert of strawberry mille feuille, along with a selection of rose wines by The Flying Winemaker.
Madame Fu, 3/F, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, No. 10 Hollywood Road, Central District, Hong Kong, www.madamefu.com.hk
If you’re craving tacos this month, don’t miss trying Brickhouse’s August special, The Green Ghost Project. Sure to be loved by both veggies and meat eaters, the taco features fried green tomato, shaved cabbage, burnt avocado, habanero remoulade, basil and cilantro. Only available for this month, snap it up before it’s gone and enjoy two-for-one tacos every Tuesday night!
Brickhouse, 20 D’Aguilar Street, Central Hong Kong, www.brickhouse.com.hk
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’ll want to make a beeline for COCO at The Mira this month to try out its new home-made cookie shots! Freshly baked in house, the sweet treat is available daily from 8am to 8pm, and features edible cookie shooters, served with vanilla-infused milk. The Hot Shots set ($198) includes six freshly baked, hand-crafted cookie shooters made with single origin 55% cocoa dark chocolate chips. If you’re just looking for a quick afternoon pick-me-up, one shooter can be yours for just $38.
COCO, G/F Lobby, The Mira Hong Kong, Mira Place, 118 – 130 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.themirahotel.com
Lunch and Brunch Specials
Had one too many sad desk lunches? Treat yourself mid-week and enjoy Mr Brown’s new three-course set lunch. Priced at $160 per person, and available Monday to Friday between 12pm and 2pm, the set features globally inspired wood-fired wonders from the Mr Brown kitchen. Appetisers include the likes of eggplant carpaccio; smoked pork croquettes and whipped mackerel cream, while hearty mains include smoked beef lasagna and smoked chicken thigh, along with lighter options such as barramundi with smoked red pepper, olives, and pine nuts; and grilled vegetables with a feta and salsa verde. Lunch is topped off with a refreshing lemon verbena infused panna cotta. A choice of sparkling, red and white wines, rosé, beer and mocktails can also be yours for just $50, along with coffees for $30.
Mr Brown, G/F, 9 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.mrbrownhk.com
If you’re looking to up your Sunday game, be sure to try out SPIGA’s new weekend brunch. Available every Sunday from 12pm to 3pm, the brunch includes a generous buffet selection followed by a choice of made-to-order main courses and an indulgent dessert bar. The appetiser buffet features everything from imported cold cuts, salads, soups and oven-fresh Focaccia, to a carving station and fresh seafood. The à la carte main course offers diners an authentic taste of Italy, with dishes such as hand-made pastas, traditional Margherita pizza, and the SPIGA signature crunchy veal cheek with crispy potatoes and Dijon mustard millefeuille. Priced from $388 per person for food, guests can also add two-hours of free-flow prosecco, mimosas, Bloody Marys, Peroni beer, white wine or red wine for $180, or opt for the Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut Champagne for $280.
SPIGA, 3/F, LHT Tower Podium, Central, Hong Kong, www.diningconcepts.com