What’s New In The 852: Easter Specials, New Brunches And More
Looking for promos, deals and brand new meals? We’ve done the legwork to round up everything, and everywhere, you’ll want to eat this month.
It can be a tricky task keeping up with our ever-changing culinary landscape, but we want to keep you up to date on all the new restaurants, lunch and brunch menus and pop-ups in Hong Kong. Mark your diaries, because this week has some amazing new offers you won’t want to miss. To help you find what you’re looking for, click on the handy sections below to take you straight there:
Taking the space which previously homed Umami Concepts, GSpot is the newest private dining experience to hit Hong Kong. Helmed by chef Gregg Ferretti, the NYC loft-inspired interior will host private events with menus that include Rustic Italian, Conventional Korean and a Korean Italian Collab. Open now, the space can be hired for private events, dinners, catering and cooking classes.
GSpot by GSpotCookin, 2/F, 35 Bonham Road, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.gspotcookin.com
Although this all vegan restaurant opened on Elgin Street last summer, we recently tried it out for ourselves and enjoyed the creative twists on classic dishes. Serving up plant-based takes on favourites such as Fish & Chips, Barbecue Chicken Burgers and even Peking Duck Pizza, Pop Vegan is sure to hit the spot for any veggies out there. All food is also made with no onion, garlic and leek, so can cater to a variety of dietary requirements. The restaurant also has its own store on site, that stocks everything from organic wine and oat milk, to vegan cheese.
Pop Vegan, 1/F., 28 Elgin Street, SoHo, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/popveganhk
After opening its first Hong Kong location in TST last December, this popular Korean bakery is opening a new flagship store in Causeway Bay this month. Famed for its signature Strawberry Omelet, the CWB opening will see three new dessert collections added to the Hong Kong menu: the Rainbow Cake Collection, Molten Lava Cake Collection and Strawberry Cake Collection. The Rainbow Mini Cake ($198) is sure to be a hit, but we’ve got our eye on the Coffee Molten Lava Cake ($158/$398). The pretty and pink dessert spot will also be serving up two limited edition drinks for the summer season to help wash down those sweet treats, including the refreshing Miss Lemonade ($44).
LE BREAD LAB, G/F, 116 Percival Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/lebreadlabhk
Special Menus and Offers
Home to the largest collection of Porterhouse steaks in the city, the aptly named Porterhouse restaurant in LKF has recently revealed a series of new menus, including new a la carte dishes, an artisanal cheese selection and the chef’s blind tasting menu. Priced at $758 per person, the Chef Blind Tasting Menu features a mystery tasting of three cuts of meat, with guests being offered a tasting note sheet to record their thoughts, before the chef unveils the cuts at the end of the meal. Inspired by Chef Angelo’s southern Italian roots, new a la carte dishes include Veal Ossobuco Pappardelle ($198), Piedmont Plin Style Ravioli V ($198), Lemon Marinated Spring Chicken ($298), and even a vegetarian-friendly Impossible Wellington ($988 – serves four). And what better way is there to top off your meal than with a top-notch cheeseboard? Porterhouse now stocks one of the world’s finest cheeses by celebrated cheesemongers, Bernard & Jean-Francois Antony, with guests able to choose from five-kinds of cheese ($198) or three-kinds of cheese ($168) to conclude their meal.
Porterhouse, 7/F, California Tower 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.porterhousehk.com
Beef & Liberty was one of the first Hong Kong restaurants to offer Impossible meat, and it’s now serving up the brand new Impossible™ Burger 2.0! Along with being “juicier, meatier, and beefier than ever before”, the new patty is kosher and halal-certified, contains no animal hormones, antibiotics, gluten or cholesterol. You can try it out for yourself now with Beef & Liberty’s new Impossible Chorizo Burger ($148 with Impossible™ meat with chorizo flavours, guacamole, vegan cheddar cheese, pickled jalapenos, chili, butter lettuce, coriander and vegan sour cream). Vegans, veggies and meat-eaters who are looking to try something new can also swap any regular B&L beef burger for the new Impossible™ 2.0 patty (extra $20).
If you’re a fan of hotdogs, get yourself down to Mojo Nomad Aberdeen Harbour sharpish to try its new globally-inspired hotdog menu. Featuring The American ($50), a cheesy cheddar pork sausage, cheddar cheese sauce, and pickled jalapeno; The Mexican ($50), a hot and spicy pork sausage loaded with homemade guacamole, and crispy chicharrons; and even The Hong Konger ($45), a unique char siu sausage, with Kewpie mayonnaise and house-pickled shiitake mushrooms, it sounds too good to resist. All hotdogs are served with spicy house-fried potato chips, but additional side dishes include chicken nuggets, mac and cheese with crispy bacon, and chicken wings with sweet and spicy chilli (all $25).
45 ½°, Mojo Nomad Aberdeen Harbour, 100 Shek Pai Wan Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, www.mojonomad.com
Looking for a special Easter offering that’s a little different to the norm? nood food in Star Street is offering up the Eggless Easter Brunch exclusively over the Easter weekend (from Friday, 19 to Monday, 22 April). Priced at $425 for two people, the entirely vegan feast will be served in a picnic basket and includes 4 Sauce Nachos, Impossible™ nood 2.0 burger or sandwich, kale and tomato salad, nood nibbles raw chocolate bars and two Oatly™ drink cartons. The Pure Yoga rooftop will be transformed into a garden, adorned with grass, blankets and cushions for the occasion, so is sure to be the perfect spot to enjoy the special hamper.
nood food, 3-19 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.allnood.com
More Easter specials can be found at all Pirata Group restaurants from Friday, 19 to Monday, 22 April. If you’re heading for brunch over the long weekend, you’ll be able to enjoy one savoury Easter egg dish dish on the house in celebration of the occasion. Dishes include The Optimist’s Valencian style Broken Eggs with aria potatoes, cured ham and a tangy chorizo aioli; Chaiwala’s Indian spin on a traditional Scotch Egg; and MEATS’ Easter Beef Milanesa, made with premium Wagyu beef, a delicious creamy mozzarella and tomato sauce, with two perfectly cooked fried eggs on top.
If you’re planning on spending your Easter weekend filling up on delicious dim sum, look no further than Yum Cha’s seasonally-inspired delights. Adding to its signature piggy pork buns, the restaurant will also be serving up five new cute dumplings and dishes shaped like springtime animals for all of April. Made fresh in house daily, specials include hot custard glutinous rice dumplings filled with handmade custard and shaped into small white bunnies ($49 for three), miniature yellow chick baked pineapple puffs ($49 for three), and pork & cabbage buns made to look like little green turtles ($49 for two).
Want to put your stomach to the test? Head on over to Sheung Wan Mexican restaurant, Te Quiero Mucho, for its all new taco challenge. Priced at $88, contestants will have to take on three fiery tacos and a beer in just three short minutes. The challenge is available at both lunch and dinner service, and along with enjoying TQM’s carnitas taco, Wagyu beef taco and guacamole taco, contestants will get a surprise taste of the fresh-fried insects hidden in the tacos! Finish them all in the allotted time to win a receive a refreshing pint of Pilsner’s for free.
Te Quiero Mucho, 286 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.mojonomad.com
Lunch and Brunch Specials
We’re always on the hunt for a good deal and Jashan is now offering up what must be one of the cheapest brunch offerings in the city! Priced at just $168 per person, indulge in the restaurant’s modern Indian fare, with a buffet featuring everything from Punjabi butter chicken, puri puri with chickpeas, potatoes and a special homemade sauce, saag paneer, lamb rogan josh, rice, naan and much more. The new brunch is available every Sunday from 12pm to 2:30pm and includes one glass of house wine, beer, coffee or tea, but guests can opt to add on free-flow champagne and selected wines for only an additional $98.
Jashan, 1/F, Amber Lodge, 23 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/Jashan.HK
Red Sugar already offers up one of the very best views in the city, and now with its new Long Lazy Sunday Lunch, you’ll also be able to get a taste of some of the best produce from around the world. After enjoying a tailor-made welcome drink, the luxurious lunch begins with a spread of charcuterie, cheeses and fresh seafood on ice. Main course dishes include ingredients such as Robbins Island Grain Fed Wagyu rump, the Cape Grim grass fed short rib, sous vide iberian pork neck and Glacier 51 Patagonian toothfish, but make sure to save room for dessert, with a range sweets on offer inspired by cocktails such as piña colada, brandy alexander and bellini. Available every Sunday from Sunday, 14 April from 12pm to 3pm, the new lunch is priced at $988 (including free-flow soft drinks), or $1,288 (including free-flow soft drinks, cocktails, Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir).
Red Sugar, 7/F, Kerry Hotel Hong Kong, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.shangri-la.com
With its first edition this weekend, on Saturday, 13 April, the Borracho Brunch is the new weekend offering from Los Sotano. The monthly brunch party will take place from 12pm to 3pm, and is set to include appetiser platters, tableside guacamole, unlimited Mexican street-tacos, quesadillas, and churros, not to mention plenty of drinks. Priced at $495 per person, the brunch includes all food along with free-flow margaritas, mezcal Bloody Marys, beer and wine (plus an additional $200 to add free-flow Mumm Champagne). Those looking to splash out can choose the premium experience ($1,995), which includes free-flow Belle Epoque 2011, Carlos Slim Cocktails (normally priced at $500 each and made table-side in a gold shaker), Absolut Elyx, and Martell VSOP. Set to throwback hits from the likes of Dr. Dre, TLC, Blackstreet, Jay-Z, Destiny’s Child and more, after two hours of dining and drinking, the drinks will keep flowing while karaoke begins, with guests invited to give their own rendition of hip-hop & R’n’B classics. Book your spot here.
Los Sotano, 21 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.lossotano.com
Author: Annie Simpson