Although still very popular at the hotel weekend brunches, amongst others, many of the newer brunch offerings in town are moving away from the buffet concept that interrupts conversation flow and can often overwhelm diners, towards a flowing menu that’s brought to your table. Popular modern Korean restaurant Jinjuu has just undergone a revamp of not only the interiors, but also its menus, including replacing its buffet brunch offering with an all-you-can-eat brunch menu that’s brought to your table. The ...
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Having been mightily impressed by new pan-Asian restaurant Fang Fang when I reviewed the dinner menu in July, I was very excited to try its newly-launched Sin-Tok-Ho set lunch menu to see if Fang Fang, the ‘mesmerising opera star’, could present as delicious a lunch as she can a dinner. The set menu, which is available on weekdays from 12pm to 2:30pm, is inspired by the cuisines of Singapore (Sin), Tokyo (Tok) and Hong Kong (Ho), with a choice of ...
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Surviving in Hong Kong’s cut-throat food and beverage industry isn’t always easy and you’ll often see restaurants continuously changing their concept and menu offerings to try and beat the competition. Then you get places like Posto Pubblico, which has been going strong for eight years and doesn’t need to change anything in order to attract a crowd every night of the week. In celebration of Posto Pubblico’s eighth birthday, I was invited to feast on a selection of the restaurant’s ...
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Hong Kong foodies love the hype of a new restaurant opening, especially if said new opening is an authentic Mexican restaurant led by a chef that’s considered LA’s ‘taco king’! In fact, I’d say 11 Westside has to be the most anticipated Hong Kong restaurant opening of 2017. News hit the press about Mexican Chef Esdras Ochoa of popular LA restaurant Salazar’s foray into Hong Kong in April and it was expected to open by early July. Factor in obligatory construction ...
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Much to the disappointment of my dad, brother and husband, I have never really been one for watching sport on TV. I could, however, always be bribed with a burger at McSorley’s in Soho – until it unexpectedly closed down a few years ago. I was therefore excited to see that it had reopened on Staunton Street, so naturally had to go and check it out. The new McSorley’s is just one street down from its old home, with a ...
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Just as the saying goes, “don’t judge a book by its cover”, the same can be said for restaurants, as sometimes it’s the ones that don’t look anything special from the outside that can take you completely by surprise. Falafel TLV is one such example. This little Israeli spot is hidden up a steep staircase just beside The Globe on Graham Street. Having noticed it on previous visits to Aloha, I decided one day to check it out and arrived ...
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The closure of restaurants happens all too often in Hong Kong, but it’s still never nice to hear that a good restaurant such as Casa Lisboa has closed its doors. In this case though, thankfully it was only a temporary closure whilst the restaurant found a new home on Wyndham Street. Much like its sister restaurant, Olé, Casa Lisboa had been making hungry diners happy for quite some time, so it wasn’t about to just disappear. The new space is ...
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Operetta

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The day it was announced that long-standing Pacific Place restaurant Dan Ryan’s was closing its doors was a sad day for many, particularly those who had grown up attending birthday parties at this American diner – even if it was the DR balloon that excited them more than the food itself! Standing in its place now is Italian restaurant Operetta, which has recently welcomed Chef Luca de Bernadinis to the kitchen and launched an exciting new menu. Prior to chef ...
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Fang Fang

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Hong Kong’s restaurateurs seem to continuously think up creative stories behind their concepts to personify the name – think Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour, Mrs. Pound or Missy Ho’s. The latest restaurant to join LKF Tower, Fang Fang, is named after a fictional Shanghainese opera star who supposedly left audiences mesmerised by her angelic singing voice, before choosing to travel around Asia to experience all the cultures and cuisines, which she now shares with patrons who visit her new restaurant and ...
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Alvy’s

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Kennedy Town is known for its neighbourhood feel and cosy, welcoming bars and restaurants, where you needn’t make a reservation and you’ll seldom be turned away. Newest restaurant in town, Alvy’s, fits right in. We strolled in for an impromptu Friday night dinner a couple of weeks ago and immediately felt right at home. Alvy’s is a three-way collaboration between former owner of The Globe, Patrick Gatherer, designer Paul Gelinas and the founders of Young Master Brewery. It is modelled ...
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