The Optimist

the optimist hong kong 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, TheRead more

Atelier Vivanda

atelier-vivanda-hong-kong-pommes-dauphines1 Meat and potatoes is not an uncommon theme amongst our city’s restaurants these days. Most have gone down the more traditional, simplistic route of steak and chips, or steak frites. Ship Street newcomer Atelier Vivanda, however, helmed by Two-Michelin-starred chefRead more

Mr & Mrs Fox

mr and mrs fox hong kong swire restaurants If you read my ‘sneak preview’ of Swire’s newest restaurant Mr & Mrs Fox, then you’ll know how excited I have been about this opening. If Swire’s existing restaurants (Café Gray Deluxe and The Continental, amongst others) are anything toRead more

La Cantoche’s New Menu

la-cantoche-hong-kong-cordon-bleu These days, with rents as high as the sky and growing competition at every turn, not many restaurants can say that they’ve been going strong for almost four years. La Cantoche, one of my favourite French restaurants in Sheung Wan,Read more

Mr & Mrs Fox – Sneak Preview

mr and mrs fox hong kong If Roald Dhal’s Fantastic Mr. Fox opened a restaurant, there’s no doubt it would be just like Swire’s brand new restaurant Mr & Mrs Fox. This three-storey cooler than cool bar and restaurant soft opened just this Wednesday. Having beenRead more

L’Entrecôte de Paris’ New Menu

lentrecote-de-paris-hong-kong-steak-frites If you’re after a simple meal of steak and chips, these days you aren’t short of choices in Hong Kong. In the past couple of years there have been a number of restaurant openings whose models are based on thatRead more

The Pierside

the pierside hong kong With the recent opening of the new MTR station, Kennedy Town continues to grow as a foodie destination. Most newcomers these days focus on bringing something funky and hip to the neighbourhood and making a big splash. Others, such asRead more

Crafty Cow

crafty cow hong kong Although it continues to be used very frequently, people in the restaurant industry hate the word ‘fusion.’ That’s why the newly opened Crafty Cow on Sheung Wan’s Upper Station Street is attempting to get rid of it by introducing theRead more


pirata hong kong It doesn’t take much persuading to convince me to try a new restaurant, and even less so when it’s a new Italian restaurant that claims to serve “comfort food that every Italian grandmother would be proud of.” Pirata, up highRead more

L’Entrecôte de Paris

lentrecote-de-paris-restaurant-hong-kong-steak They say that imitation is the best form of flattery, and nowhere is this more true than in the land of copies, Hong Kong. At pretty much the same time that a branch of the 55-year-old Parisian steakhouse Le RelaisRead more