Bindaas

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Indian restaurants have a huge advantage over certain others. One night, you may have planned to go for Japanese, or French, or Italian food. Yet, en route to your destination, your nose picks up a wave of delicious aromas coming from an Indian restaurant that your eyes have not yet detected, and suddenly your legs are carrying you towards it, unable to resist. This is exactly what happened when we found ourselves at newly opened Bindaas, an Indian “bar and ...
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Fresca

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Perhaps to counterbalance all the indulgence that we allow ourselves to enjoy, Hong Kong is becoming more and more health conscious, with healthy and vegetarian restaurants opening up all over the city. Fresca is a cute new café that just opened on Hollywood Road and promotes fresh, delicious and healthy vegetarian food prepared using locally sourced ingredients. I had walked by this place countless times and watched it being built, in eager anticipation to discover what delights it would serve. ...
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After a good workout on a Saturday morning, brunch is a staple part of our weekend, so we often go around town in search of a decent, hearty and well-earned brunch. NOM on Elgin Street has recently started serving a weekend brunch. Having enjoyed their lunch and dinner menus, we hoped their brunch would also be a winner… NOM’s brunch menu is classified as modern Italian, including a number of Chef Fabrizio Napolitano’s breakfast favourites. He wants to move away ...
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Unless you’ve been hiding all summer, you’ve no doubt heard the hype about the opening of new Northern Spanish restaurant, The Optimist. Brought to us by Christian Talpo and Manuel Palacio, the same duo behind popular Italian restaurant Pirata, The Optimist takes up the first three floors of that same building on Hennessy Road. Enter at street-level to a stunning bar with a high ceiling, natural materials and lovely textures. The team wanted to bring over a Spanish designer to ...
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Lily & Bloom, or, rather, just Lily, is always on my list of decent bars to go for a drink. I love the atmosphere, the décor and, although a little pricey, the drinks are very good too. I had, until recently, however, always remained upstairs at Lily and had never ventured down to the restaurant, Bloom. It turns out Bloom has a fantastic set lunch menu, so I may start to frequent it more often. Both Lily and Bloom are ...
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Greenberry

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When that mid-afternoon slump hits, we’re all guilty of finding the nearest chocolate bar or packet of crisps and claiming that we can’t get through the rest of the day without it. I’ve managed to train myself out of snacking almost entirely (except when I’m bored, sad, stressed or on holiday…ok so maybe I lied a little bit), but when I do snack, I try to make sure I snack on healthy food. Greenberry, a new monthly subscription service that ...
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On a recent fleeting trip back to England, I managed to squeeze in a single review, making sure it was somewhere truly British. Portland, unsurprisingly located on Great Portland Street, opened less than a year ago, and has already been awarded a Michelin star for 2016. It is a small, cosy space that was once an abandoned clothing showroom. Owners Will Lander and Daniel Morgenthau struggled to find an existing restaurant to suit their exact requirements, so everything here is ...
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When I first heard that Liberty Private Works had closed, I was pretty taken aback, since this had been one of my all-time favourite restaurants and one I had recommended countless times to people looking for a special dining experience. Thankfully it wasn’t a complete closure, but rather a renovation, reopening under the name Twenty Six by Liberty. Under the new name, the restaurant is still owned by the same group as before, yet it is now led by Michelin-starred ...
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Braza

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I think it’s fair to say that Hong Kong likes to eat. Make it an all-you-can-eat deal and we’re all over it. I find it quite surprising, therefore, that there has never been a Brazilian ‘churrascaria’ on the island. Until now. The ever-expanding restaurant group Dining Concepts has brought us Braza, a true meat-lover’s paradise. The concept of a churrascaria basically involves a huge barbecue and a wide selection of meat, cooked on long skewers and carved at your table. ...
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SAAM

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When I think back to my school days, the food is definitely not one of my fondest memories. At SAAM, a little restaurant on Graham Street that serves ‘global cuisine,’ the current menu in place is inspired by school food, yet clearly much better school food than I ever had! Chef Patrick Dang was born in Hong Kong, raised in Australia and has worked all over the world, collecting ideas along the way. SAAM, which means ‘together’ in Afrikaans, reflects ...
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