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

Stone Nullah Tavern’s New Menu

stone nullah tavern hong kong With so many restaurants in this city, it’s often quite hard to find a stand out favourite that keeps you going back again and again. I can safely say, however, that Stone Nullah Tavern, for me, is definitely up thereRead more


djiboutii-hong-kong As you are well aware, I am always on the lookout for exciting new places to eat and drink. When, one day, I passed a banner announcing that a place called Djiboutii was opening soon, this immediately caught my attention,Read 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

Quest by Que

quest-by-que-hong-kong-rice-paper-roll I was a big fan of private kitchen TBLS on Hollywood Road, so was very excited to hear that chef Que Vinh Dang had recently opened his eponymous restaurant, Quest by Que on Hennessy Road. Operating as an actual restaurant,Read more

Brunch at newly revamped The Pawn

the pawn brunch The Pawn has always been a bit of an institution in Hong Kong, known for its colonial beauty and hearty British fare. It closed for a few months last year to undergo quite a significant renovation, promising customers (with aRead more

Le Relais de l’Entrecôte

le-Relais-de-lEntrecote-hong-kong-facade Anyone who is a steak lover will have noticed the current ‘steak frites’ trend that seems to have hit our city, with two new restaurant openings and one more to come, all specialising in this simple offering of steak andRead more

Le Bistro Winebeast

le-bistro-winebeast-hong-kong It’s always refreshing, in a city dominated by huge restaurant groups, to find the independent boutique-style restaurants. Le Bistro Winebeast, owned of course by the same people as the wine shop Winebeast just down the road, is one of theseRead more


cali-mex-hong-kong-burritos If you’ve been looking for a place to satisfy your Mexican food cravings recently, you may have noticed a new brand that seems to have opened up all over the city almost simultaneously: Cali-Mex. This new chain of taquerías, withRead more