Lucy’s

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  The last time I went to Lucy’s was for a friend’s ‘tarts and vicars’ themed 18th birthday party all of ten years ago. I had no idea if it still existed, nor any recollection of what the food was like (or indeed if I had even eaten any food!), so I was very intrigued to go back to see if the praises I had since heard were deserved. I don’t mean to spoil the surprise for the rest of ...
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** THIS RESTAURANT HAS NOW CLOSED - VISIT KNUTSFORD TERRACE LOCATION ** The pig has always been one of my favourite animals, mainly when it’s served on a plate in any of its delicious forms. I wouldn’t say I disliked se sa me, but when I heard it had closed and would be replaced by a restaurant specialising in PIG, do you think I was upset? Most definitely not. In fact, quite the opposite: when I heard about The Salted ...
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Part of the lure to Hong Kong is that there are so many beautiful places to visit on weekends that barely require leaving the city. A recent weekend ‘staycation’ at The Stanley Oriental Hotel led me to finally try Café Deco Group’s The Boathouse. The moment we arrived in Stanley on a Friday night after work, we immediately felt as though we were holidaying at a European seaside town. The Boathouse was consistent with this feeling; as we were led ...
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  After hearing mixed reviews about Tate Dining Room & Bar, I had to check it out for myself, firstly to see if the food exceeded the rather low expectations, and secondly, more importantly, to see if I was still hungry after nine courses, as many who had gone before me were. The setting is gorgeous, elegant and girlie, designed by Candace Campos, the same amazing designer behind MANA! and Heirloom Eatery. A lot of white and cream shades with ...
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Eclectic

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** THIS RESTAURANT HAS NOW CLOSED ** Besides the numerous taco shops that are currently filling our bellies, Spanish cuisine is the flavour of the moment, with tapas restaurants galore enticing us in with their jamón Ibérico and queso Manchego. Newcomer Eclectic, set up by charming chef Juan Martínez Gregorio is a cosy little private kitchen tucked away in Sheung Wan, serving traditional home-style Spanish fare in a relaxed, humble setting. The space is very intimate and homely; it isn’t ...
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Cafe Roma

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The beauty of living in Hong Kong is that although it is a big, concrete jungle, we are able to escape, jump on a short ferry ride to one of the other islands and experience a different way of life, with a much slower pace and what feels like cleaner air (even if only marginally). After hearing a lot of good things about it, I finally made the journey over to Park Island last weekend to put celebrity chef Jaakko ...
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**THIS RESTAURANT HAS NOW CLOSED** The excitement of a new sushi restaurant will never ever get old, despite how many our beautiful city is loaded with, so when I heard about Masu Robatayaki & Sushi’s arrival, I was as keen as wasabi to put it to the test. Masu is Privé Group’s newest baby, located in On Hing Building, just off Wyndham Street. The décor is very minimalistic, using shades of cream and grey to create, in my mind, a ...
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I’ve been to 208 plenty of times, be it for a casual dinner downstairs, a glass of wine at the bar, to collect a takeaway pizza, or for a slightly fancier dinner upstairs. However, it has not yet found a place on my blog…until now. I was lucky enough to be invited to try 208’s ‘The Humble Shroom’ dinner. Unfortunately this menu is only available until the end of the month, but I still thought it deserved a mention, and ...
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I had a very exciting experience earlier this week when a delicious delivery arrived at my office just in time for lunch. Inside a sturdy paper bag there was everything I needed to make a delicious meatball sub. But this wasn’t just any meatball sub; this was an OBE Organic sweet and spicy meatball sub. Australia’s oldest and largest producer of organic beef, OBE Organic, has teamed up with Chef Christian Yang, the chef behind super excitingly named Bang Bang ...
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Kau Kee

Kau Kee has been serving beef brisket noodles on Gough Street for over 90 years. I’d be lying if I said I’ve been meaning to go for that long, as that wouldn’t even be possible, but I was long overdue a visit that had been put off for one reason or another for a good 12 months. After another near-cancelation due to a nasty chest infection, I realised there could be no better cure than a hearty bowl of soup ...
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