Lovers of food unite and rejoice, as we have compiled the ultimate guide to new restaurants, bar launches and freshly-opened cafes: New restaurants Hong Kong
Hong Kong loves to eat! Whether it’s chowing down on the best local street food, enjoying a healthy meal or going all out at a luxury restaurant – it seems that eating is a favourite pastime for every Hong Konger. In New restaurants Hong Kong, we’ve put together a list of all the latest openings, so that you won’t miss out on trying the new restaurants, bars and cafes that keep popping up in Hong Kong. Still want more? Follow our weekly food news for all the latest happenings around town. Happy eating!
New restaurants Hong Kong: August 2017
Morty’s opens in Star Street Precinct, Wan Chai
Quintessential New York Deli Morty’s has opened its second branch in Hong Kong on Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai. The team sources the best beef from the United States to create its Classic Pastrami and Reuben sandwiches, and the new restaurant is also serving dinner options, such as a Double Smoked Meat Burger and a 30-Day Dry-Aged Tomahawk.
Morty’s, G/F, 8-10 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 3665 0890, 灣仔永豐街8-10號地舖
Hawkr opens in Quarry Bay
Hawkr, a new grab-and-go outlet, has just opened in Quarry Bay, inspired by the hawker food centres throughout Asia. Using fresh ingredients and authentic flavours, Hawkr offers a selection of Southeast Asian favourites such as curries, soup noodle pots, Vietnamese and Thai baguettes, along with a selection of healthy salads, wraps and juices.
Word on the street is that another branch of Hawkr will soon be opening in Pacific Place, so keep your eyes peeled!
Hawkr, G/F, 36 Hoi Kwong Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, p. 9222 8583, 鰂魚涌海光街36號地舖
The Old Man cocktail bar opens in Central
Inspired by American writer Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man has opened in Central, Hong Kong. Nestled away on Aberdeen Street, the bar is a joint venture between three of Hong Kong’s veteran bar aficionados: Agung Prabowo, James Tamang and Roman Ghale.
The bar menu includes nine experimental cocktails that take inspiration from Hemingway and his novels, making this new speakeasy the perfect new hideaway in Central
The Old Man, Lower G/F, 37 Aberdeen Street, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2703 1899, 中環蘇豪鴨巴甸街37號地下
Roastery Lab by The Coffee Academics opens in Central
The Coffee Academics has just launched Roastery Lab its first micro-roastery and hole-in-the-wall coffee joint in Central. Located on Peel Street, the tiny cafe and roastery keeps it simple by offering coffee three ways: black, white or filtered, each of which can be enjoyed with a selection of freshly baked pastries.
Roastery Lab, Basement, 41 Staunton St (Enter from Peel St), Soho, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3104 0075, 中環蘇豪士丹頓街41號地下
New restaurants Hong Kong: July 2017
New tea shop in Central: Flamingo Bloom
Flamingo Bloom, a new Hong Kong tea salon, has recently opened on Stanley Street in Central, serving premium loose-leaf teas in a bright tropical setting.
The new tea shop offers handcrafted floral teas that are all-natural and made to order, and every tea has been hand selected from high altitude tea regions in both China and Taiwan.
Guests can choose a base tea such as Jasmine Green Tips tea from Fujian; Highland Oolong from Taiwan; Chrysanthemum Pu’er from Yunnan; and Honey Orchid Black tea from Sichuan. Then, they can choose to add fresh fruit, boba, matcha and the amount of sugar cane included, meaning every cup of tea from Flamingo Bloom is truly bespoke.
Flamingo Bloom, 50 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2483 1778, 中環士丹利街50號信誠廣場地下B室
McSorley’s Ale House reopens in Central
Well-loved Irish pub McSorley’s Ale House has recently reopened in SoHo, Central. It’s new location is spread over two levels and the bar/restaurant serves up a variety of classic pub food along with a full Indian menu. With over 40 whiskeys, a selection of craft beer, wines and spirits and a Happy Hour that runs from 3-8pm, guests are going to love the new location that includes nine televisions that screen live matches all-year round.
McSorley’s Ale House, G/F, 46 Staunton Street, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2385 5515
New restaurants Hong Kong: Gough’s on Gough
Designer British furniture brand Timothy Oulton has opened its first restaurant in Hong Kong, Gough’s on Gough. Serving up indulgent yet modern British cuisine prepared by Chef Arron Rhodes, the new restaurant blends exceptional service with stunning design to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience.
The menu includes a variety of prime cuts sourced from sustainable family farms, along with a selection of fresh seafood and fish with strong influences from the British Isles. Guests can enjoy the eight-course summer tasting menu for $988 or mix and match through the a la carte menu.
Find out more about the new opening through our story here.
Gough’s on Gough, 15 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2473 9066, 中環歌賦街15號地舖
Employees Only Hong Kong opens in Lan Kwai Fong
Launched in New York in 2004, Employees Only has gained a reputation as one of the best bars and restaurants in the world thanks to its outstanding service and unique cocktails. Following on from openings in Singapore and Miami, the brand has finally opened in Hong Kong in the centre of Lan Kwai Fong – bringing something new to the dining and drinking scene.
Hidden behind a psychic’s lair, the main dining room is serving up Eastern European bistro fare including Steak Tartar and Bone Marrow Poppers, and also offers a late-night menu from midnight to 3am. At the bar, be sure to sample signature cocktails such as the EO Gimlet that features housemade lime cordial, agave and kaffir lime leaves. Read our full story on Employees Only Hong Kong here. Or find out what is going on at the Singapore location of the famous bar here.
Employees Only, 19 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2468 2755, 中環蘭桂坊19號
New restaurants Hong Kong: June 2017
Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao opens in Kowloon Bay
Chinese restaurant chain Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao has opened its 14th outlet in Hong Kong at Telford Plaza in Kowloon Bay. Featuring a brand new look, the 98-seat restaurant specialises in Beijing, Sichuan and Shanghai cuisine, and is renowned for its hand-made Lanzhou La Mian noodles and its Shanghai Xiao Long Bao dumplings.
The new outlet celebrates its opening with an array of exclusive dishes such as four new variations on the award-winning Crystal Jade multi-flavoured Xiao Long Bao with eight flavours include spicy beef, black truffle, French beans and cheese. Also unique to the Telford Plaza menu is the new appetiser braised vegetarian chicken with soy sauce; pan-fried bun with minced beef and the soufflé egg white ball stuffed with red bean and banana dessert
Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao, Shop G53A, Telford Plaza I, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2305 9990, 九龍灣偉業街33號德福廣場二期520-523號舖
Feather & Bone opens in Clearwater Bay
Butcher and delicatessen Feather & Bone has just opened its state-of-the-art flagship store in Clearwater Bay. Located in the Mount Pavilia development, the venue boasts a wide selections of fresh ingredients, premium meats, artisanal preserves, expertly sourced seasonal cheeses and quality kitchen wares alongside freshly brewed coffee by caffeine connoisseurs Kim & Co .
Read all about the new store here.
Feather & Bone – Clearwater Bay, Shop 1-4, 1/F, Retail Block of Mount Pavilia, 663 Clearwater Bay Road, Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2791 1680, 彩虹清水灣道663號傲瀧零售大樓1樓1-4號舖
Lai Yuen Restaurant opens in Tsim Sha Tsui
Iconic Hong Kong amusement park brand Lai Yuen celebrates its 68th anniversary with the opening of Lai Yuen Restaurant, a cha chaan teng in Tsim Sha Tsui.
The retro menu revives classics from the past such as king-sized Chicken Drumsticks with a secret marinade that are served with Hong Kong fried noodles in supreme soy sauce. Other traditional favourites include French toast on frying pan and caramel and poached egg pain French toast – yum!
Lai Yuen Restaurant, Shop 12, Granville Building, 12–16 Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, p. 3598 3088, 尖沙咀加連威老道12-16號加連威大廈地下12號舖
New restaurant! Kaiseki Den by Saotome opens in Wan Chai
Formerly Wagyu Kaiseki Den, Kaiseki Den by Saotome from Executive Chef Hiroyuki Saotome has opened in Wan Chai, bringing a selection of inventive dishes and a unique kaiseki menu to Hong Kong. Currently in soft opening phase, the new Kaiseki Den by Saotome sees a more intimate space than the previous restaurant, to enhance individual diner experience.
As ever, the cuisine highlights seasonal ingredients ordered daily to reflect the precise number of reservations each night. The iconic 10-course menu features meticulous Japanese home-cooking techniques and changes to reflect the most seasonal ingredients, such as black and white truffles, caviar and Challans duck. And Chef Saotome’s most classic signature dishes from Wagyu Kaiseki Den make an appearance on the menu, including his famous Sea Urchin Claypot Rice with truffle.
Kaiseke Den by Saotome, Shop 3-4, The Oakhill, 28 Wood Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2851 2820, 香港灣仔活道28號萃峯地下3-4號店
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