I’ve always been a fan of Jason Atherton’s 22 Ships and Ham & Sherry, both on Ship Street, yet I must admit I was getting a little bored of the Spanish (yet not so Spanish) theme. When I heard that he was opening a third restaurant, this time in newly refurbished PMQ in Central, and this time serving ‘modern British’ cuisine, this really got my attention and I have been counting down the days until Aberdeen Street Social opened, only ...
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The Mandarin Oriental’s M Bar, perched up high on the 25th floor, with a beautiful view of the city skyline, is running a series of events and special promotions, with guest appearances from internationally renowned mixologists throughout the course of this year. The most recent of these was Giancarlo Mancino who visited M Bar for one night only on 26th June. Giancarlo was formerly the mixologist at Otto e Mezzo and Il Milione. With his own brand of vermouth (predictably ...
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Tallore

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Wan Chai is fast becoming a foodie’s paradise, with tasty little restaurants cropping up all over the place. One of the latest to join the throng is Tallore, which prides itself on being the first Belgian soup kitchen in Hong Kong. Other than chocolate, waffles and moules frites, I must say I don’t know a lot about Belgian cuisine. Tallore’s owner Stijn, who hails from Belgium, claims that soup kitchens are a common sight on the streets of Belgium, where ...
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Wilbur’s

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As I’ve mentioned previously, Castelo Concepts restaurants are, for me, little more than a safe bet. You know that the quality of ingredients will be decent, the menu (which is often enormous) is bound to have at least one or two things you’ll like, and it won’t cost you and arm and a leg. And yet you know not to expect anything Michelin star worthy. The group has been expanding rapidly recently, with plenty more tricks up their sleeve in ...
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Mama San

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Given Hong Kong’s easy connections with the whole of Southeast Asia and the fact that it is a melting pot of cultures and flavours, it isn’t difficult to find a wide range of Southeast Asian flavours across the city. Chef Will Meyrick, famous in Bali for his restaurants Sarong and Mama San, as well as E&O in Jakarta, has just teamed up with Dining Concepts to launch a second branch of Mama San on our very own Wyndham Street. Mama ...
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NOM

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I don’t think there will ever come a time when there is not a new Italian restaurant opening somewhere in town; everyone loves Italian food so restaurateurs can feel safe in the knowledge that they will be making people happy. It is, however, still vital to offer something different from all the many Italian restaurants around town, and that is exactly what NOM has done. NOM, which stands for Not Only Meatballs, takes over the space on Lower Elgin Street ...
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Cocotte

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Dining at French restaurants can often be regarded as overly formal and a bit stuffy. Obviously there’s a time and a place for this sort of dining, but for many (myself included) it’s kept for rare and special occasions. French brothers Brice and Jonathan Moldovan wanted to take the stiffness out of French dining and so brought us Cocotte, a fun, casual and chic French restaurant in Central. Tucked away down some steps between Hollywood Road and Gough Street, Cocotte ...
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If you’ve seen the queues outside any of the Nha Trang outlets at lunch or dinner any day of the week, you’ll know that this group is doing something right. I wouldn’t say it’s the best Vietnamese food in town, but it’s consistent, affordable and you know exactly what you’re getting. The group has just launched a new street food concept called BÊP Vietnamese Kitchen, which takes over the space that was once Pizzeria Pubblico. The design at BÊP, which ...
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I love me a good curry. Whether it’s Indian, Thai, Malaysian, Sri Lankan, Japanese, or even one that originated in the UK, I can’t get enough of the hot stuff. So when I heard about hip new opening Tiger Curry, without even knowing much about it, it quickly climbed to the top of my list of must-try restaurants. Located on Pennington Street in Causeway Bay, Tiger Curry is a collaboration between Sushi Kuu’s chef and owner Satoru Mukogawa and Buzz ...
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Not long after opening casual eatery The Chop House in Causeway Bay’s Soundwill Plaza II Midtown, Wooloomooloo Group has opened a second branch of its fine dining restaurant Wooloomooloo Prime, which takes up a whopping 16,000 square foot, two-storey space in the same foodie haven building. As the name suggests, Wooloomooloo Prime is the group’s most premium concept, and the new branch definitely stays true to this. Everything about it screams elegance, from the floor to ceiling windows with an ...
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