People generally think of CE LA VI in California Tower as a place to enjoy a glass (or three) of Champagne up on the rooftop, overlooking Hong Kong’s impressive skyline, and seem to forget, or ignore the fact that just below the rooftop is a rather excellent restaurant. To mark CE LA VI’s two years in Hong Kong (see previous review here), the brand has hired new Executive Chef Jason Au and launched a brand-new Anniversary Tasting Menu. Chef Jason ...
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There’s something about knowing exactly where your food has come from that makes it somehow taste even better. We recently attended the wedding of one of my very good school friends to Oliver Gladwin, the chef at The Shed in Notting Hill, Rabbit on the King’s Road and Nutbourne in Battersea. The wedding was in fact held at the Gladwin family farm in West Sussex and of course the food was excellent! Having been desperate to try Rabbit, after thoroughly ...
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I’m sure it’s the same every year, but for some reason I feel like there have been more highly anticipated restaurant openings in Hong Kong this year than others. One particularly exciting opening – and this may be because it has been in the works for over two years! – is Gough’s on Gough, Timothy Oulton’s first ever restaurant concept. If you’ve been to Timothy Oulton’s flagship store on Gough Street, you will be familiar with the elegance and class ...
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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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