Black Sheep Restaurants are known for creating winning concepts that keep people going back to their restaurants again and again. The group's 15th restaurant in Hong Kong, which opened towards the end of last year, is New Punjab Club, which celebrates the cuisine of the Pakistani and Indian areas of Punjab, from where co-owner Syed Assim Hussain himself hails. Hong Kong is not short of Indian restaurants, but this isn’t your average Indian restaurant. Perhaps this is why it isn’t easy ...
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If there’s one meal that Hong Kong loves even more than brunch, it’s afternoon tea and many of the hotels and restaurants will offer an indulgent afternoon tea set for that quiet time between lunch and dinner. Green at Hotel Icon is currently running a special Godiva afternoon tea set in celebration of spring, perfect for anyone who adores chocolate as much as I do! Unlike Above & Beyond, high up on the 28th floor of this East Tsim Sha ...
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Francis

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When there’s an exciting new restaurant opening in Hong Kong, everyone who loves food will know about it and everyone will try to go there, all at the same time! When said restaurant doesn’t take reservations, don’t be surprised to wait multiple hours for your meal. Francis, a new Middle Eastern restaurant in the Star Street precinct, is guilty of all of the above, but with good reason! Francis opened its doors on St Francis Street at the beginning of ...
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Globetrotting burger lovers will be excited to learn that Hong Kong’s favourite burger restaurant (or at least certainly my favourite burger place!), Beef & Liberty, is about to open a new restaurant in the departures area of Hong Kong International Airport! The new restaurant, which is set to open by mid-April just after the South departures entrance, once you’ve passed immigration, will comfortably seat up to 120 hungry jetsetters. The menu will feature all of the usual favourites, including the ...
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Dear Lilly

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If you’ve been to The Iron Fairies or Ophelia, you’ll have seen the amazing interior design for which Ashley Sutton is famous. His latest masterpiece, also in conjunction with Dining Concepts, is Dear Lilly, a romance-inspired bar and restaurant on the top floor of IFC Mall. The space is designed as an enchanted florist, with 300,000 mini flower arrangements hanging from the ceiling, flowers in tiny vintage perfume bottles lining the walls, heart-shaped jewellery-box inspired booths and extracts from World ...
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Elementary

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When asked what my favourite restaurant is in Hong Kong, I find it impossible to give a definite answer. When asked, however, where my favourite breakfast spot is in Hong Kong, the answer is obvious: Catch in Kennedy Town. When I heard, therefore, that Alex Malouf, owner of Catch and neighbouring Mama Malouf, was opening a new restaurant in Tai Hang called Elementary, I simply had to try it, and weekend brunch seemed like the perfect opportunity. There is nothing ...
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Weekends are all about indulgence, and there are few things more indulgent than getting together with a group of friends for brunch on a weekend. Following its revamp towards the end of last year, Porterhouse (no longer ‘by Laris’) has just introduced a new weekend brunch offering that might just be one of the best deals in town. Although not a huge amount has changed with regards to the interior of this popular steakhouse in California Tower, the restaurant somehow ...
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We certainly aren’t short on weekend brunch choices in food-obsessed Hong Kong, with each restaurant finding exciting ways to fill hungry tummies with as much food and drink as they can. Elegant bar and restaurant The Envoy in The Pottinger Hotel has recently introduced a new all-you-can-eat weekend brunch menu consisting of the restaurant’s signature colonial-inspired treats. We visited on a lovely sunny Saturday, which enabled us to enjoy the beautiful terrace out the back. When sitting out there, it’s ...
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Big Sur

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Amongst the list of hot restaurant openings of 2017 was Big Sur, a cool Californian restaurant and bar on Staunton Street that serves West Coast-style barbecue dishes in a casual setting. Big Sur is the creation of Chris Woodyard and Bronwyn Cheung’s Woolly Pig Concepts. Husband and wife team Chris and Bronwyn have been planning this concept for many years, just waiting for the right spot to open up, so when this prime location in Soho with a lovely al ...
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I was extremely impressed by Above & Beyond when I visited last year for dinner, and it easily made it onto my top 10 restaurants of 2017 list. I have ever since been meaning to return to try the dim sum menu, knowing that the dim sum here would be exceptional. I finally managed to do so and was once again blown away. Above & Beyond, on the 28th floor of Hotel Icon, offers just as impressive views by day as ...
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