June 29 Dim Sum afloat. Chinese junk Aqua Luna is sailing to the “Temple on the Sea” in Joss House Bay every Thursday. Departing from Central Pier No. 9 at 12:15pm and Tsim Sha Tsui Public Pier No.1 at 12:30pm. Tickets are priced at HK$340, or
HK$200 for children aged 4 -11.
June 29 From July 1 customers at Rocksalt ordering the mixed Seafood platter will also get a bottle of Alice White Chardonnay or Shiraz all for $588. The platter is packed with half a Boston lobster, a whole crab, clams, scallops, mussels, prawns, oysters and more.
June 29 Nyonya cuisine, a mix of Chinese and Malay is being served at the Spice Market buffet at the Prince Hotel during July and August. Adult $338, seniors $258, kids $188
June 29 Gaylord will be offering a special Varsha Rithu Ayurveda Menu throughout July.
June 29 Book your table and cinema tickets at the same time when you dine at Nanhai No.1. Tickets are for movies showing at UA iSquare.
June 29 They’ve got Mango Fever down at the Coffee Mill at the Gateway Hotel. Mango Pistachio Cake with Green Tea Jelly, Mango and Strawberry Trifle and Mango Mousse with Passion Fruit Sauce and Coconut Caviar to name just a few. Afternoon Tea during July and Aug, $148.
June 25 BLT Burger has introduced an afternoon tea special which includes fries and cupcakes for $10, shakes and desserts for $20, or Beers for $30 when added to a regular burger.
June 25 Shanghainese cold wonton and seafood cold noodle are now being served at Ye Shanghai.
June 25 I’m not sure what Sizzling Malay-ficence is but it will be available at The Place‘s buffet at Langham Place in Mongkok. Lunch, Mon– Fri: $218, kids $158. Sat-Sun $258, kids $188. Dinner, Mon-Thur: $408, kids $204, Fri–Sun: $458, kids $229.
June 25 Tokoro – Robatayaki & Bar, also at Langham Place, has unveiled the Sunday Big Brunch Japanese buffet, HK$278 per-person.
June 25 There a brand new Menu at The Fourth Floor in Harvey Nichols.
June 16 There will be a “Taste of Vietnam” cooking class given by Master Chef A-Moh at Saigon at Stanley on July 13. It will be from 3.00-5.00pm and $358 per person. Tel: 2899 0999
June 16 Rocksalt has a six course Tasting Dinner Menu available for a limited period only. $398 per person.
June 11 A dinner featuring the wines of Azienda Agricola Pelissero will be hosted at Cinecittà on June 22. Seats @ $488 per person are limited to 30, call 2529 0199.
June 9 Agnes b. are launching a new brunch menu at their IFC branch. Sundays and public holidays from 11.30-3.00pm. $588 with alcohol, $398 without. Half price for under 12s.
All three branches each have a different crab menu which will be available until June 30.
June 8 Chill out with cool grooves every Sunday afternoon in June at Duetto. 2.00-8.00pm
June 4 The Bostonian Sunday Brunch is back from June 6, 12.00 until 3.00pm. HK$328 per person.
June 4 Boca Wine Society is hosting a wine tasting evening at Taku. Four Sauvignon Blancs, four Japanese dishes $120 Tuesday 8th, 6.30-8.00.
June 3 The Nordic lights are are on at FINDS with their new summer menu. There’s Arctic Ocean king crab cocktail and Chocolate hazelnut ice cream sandwich. Mmmmm
June 3 Chamapagne brunch is being served every Sat and Sun with free flowing Veuve Clicquot. The Parlour, Hullett House, $528 12.00-14.30.
June 3 NAHA Okinawan Restaurant has several new dishes featuring Okinawan bitter gourd. Think grilled Bitter Gourd with Fish Paste or Okinawan Bitter Gourd Sorbet and Spring Rolls ($68). Mntil 31 August.
June 3 A 4-course dinner featuring the Australia’s Margan Wines and showcasing the talents of two Jean-Georges protégés – Eric Johnson and Jason Casey will be held at Union J. Monday, 7 June, 7:00 pm. $488 per person, call 2537 2368.
June 2 Head off to The Verandah antipasto buffet lunch, Tuesdays to Saturdays and you can order as many souffles of the day as you want. From now until 31, 2 course $298, three course $328 per person.
June 2 Until the end of June, Tokoro – Robatakyaki & Bar, is offering 50% off all à la carte cuisine on Monday evenings for people who make reservations via Facebook.
June 2 Caffe Vergnano 1882 teams up with traditional brewery Berra Amoretti to serve a ‘Cooking with Beer’ menu from June 3–July 31.
May 28 Over 35 bands will be performing live in bars around Lan Kwai Fong tonight and tomorrow.
May 28 There’s mussels from around the world at La Brasserie at the Gateway Hotel. Mussels from seven countries prepared in almost as many ways.
May 28 The Royal Park Hotel have a range of glutinous rice dumplings in time for the Dragon Boat Festival. Including Shark’s Fin/Yunnan Ham and Roast Goose. Available from now until June 13.
May 27 There’s a full moon party at Ayuthaiya tonight (28th) from 9.00 till late.
May 26From June 1-16, Cafe Marco at Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel is showcasing a Spanish Seafood Paella as the centrepiece of its Dinner Buffet.
May 26 There will be a dinner at diLux on June @ featuring Italian wines from IWM $688 per person. Call 2868 9538.
May 25 Nanhai No.1, Named after Chinese naval explorer Zheng He’s 15th-century is now open and serving South China Seafood at 30/F, iSquare, 63 Nathan Road, Tel. 2487 3688.
May 25 Robatayaki Set Lunch
menus from HK$98 – HK$250 are being offered at Busy Suzie, Shop 209, 1881 Heritage, 2 Canton Road.
May 21 There will be a six-course Nanbubijin sake dinner held at Taku on May 24. $450 per person
May 21 A new branch of Tapeo, tapas bar has opened at 55 Tai Hong Street, Sai Wan Ho.
May 21 Award winning Spanish chef Jordi Valles will be at Vivo until May 25.
May 20 Three star Michelin chef Régis Marcon Will be presenting a 10 course dinner at Amber in the Mandarin Oriental. Three night only from May 31 to June 2, $2,488 per person of $3,688 including Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Champagne.
May 20 There’s a Spanish wine and tapas night at Sirocco on Tuesday 25th. Four wines and Four tapas for $200
May 19 American style Southern Hospitality comes to Lan Kwai Fong at the Blue Smoke Bar-B-Que. Mosey on down for secret recipe ribs, tangy sauces and home made pies will be served to the sounds of blues and soul from a vintage juke box. 3/F, Grand Progress Building, 15 Lan Kwai Fong.
May 19 Back by popular demand, La Piazzetta in Wanchai is to resume its cooking lessons from 26 May. $250 per person including 4 course dinner and 2 glasses of wine.
May 19 There’s a burger bonanza going on until the end of July at SML in Times Square.
May 18 The Verandah is presenting a menu featuring Iberian Black Foot “Black Pie” pork. Just think, Slow roasted pork cutlet served on pepper confit with olives and chorizo a la plancha. Mmmm book now: 2292 2822
Apr 30 Beer & Burger International has opened at 77 Wyndham Street featuring an international selection of beers with burger topping to match.
Apr 30 European air dried hams will be featured at Hugo’s from May 7-23.
Apr 30 La Piazzetta is hosting a wine tasting party on May 8th at 7.pm. $250 per head including food.
Apr 29 Japanese techniques and Mediterranean ingredients have been combined at Aqua Roma and Aqua Tokyo to give the world Italian sushi. Available through May and June
Apr 28 Celebrity chef Greg Malouf is back at Olive in Elgin Street for a three week period
Apr 27 There’s Belgian beer and mussels in a variety of styles at the Fish Bar in the Marriott.
Apr 27 From Monday 3rd L’Eclipse at The Langham will introduce a light lunch buffet. For $188 you can have cooked-to-order fresh fish, salad, and sushi alongside a choice of Chinese and Indian dishes.
At Dinner they will be showcasing goodies from the Bordeaux region of France. Charcuterie, Foie Gras, Cheeses and more. Mon – Thur $468, Fri – Sun & public holidays $488 per person
Apr 23 Barcelona-style tapas bar
and bistro uno más has a new, three course, weekday set lunch for just HK$98. Available from Monday 26 April from 12.00 – 3pm.
Apr 23 White asparagus is in season at The Verandah in Repulse Bay. Think of Steamed white asparagus served on shaved Italian cooked ham with morel cream sauce. mmmm
Apr 22 The Friday happy hour at JW’s Sushi Bar in the Marriott has been extended to every day. Free flow food and drink from 6 pm and 8 pm at HK$280
Apr 22“Baby Loves Disco” is back at uber-chic Dragon-i. There will be games, dancing, live performers and lots of free snacks. Under 12s $180, 13′s and up (including parents) $250
Apr 21 Get 2 for 1 martinis at the Pawn all night on Wednesdays from 6-pm onwards. with free canapés from 6-8pm
Apr 21 April 30 is the birthday of former Dutch Queen Juliana, a national holiday in the Netherlands and a good reason to party at La Dolce Vita 97, diLux and LKF Beer Bar. Snack and $30 Heinekens (half pint) from 10.00pm
Apr 15 Morton’s is serving a new Steak & Seafood Menu. The two-course special starts with Morton’s Big Salad followed by single cut filet mignon with seafood options of sea scallops, Colossal Shrimp Alexander or Jumbo Lump Crab Cake. $550 until June 30
Apr 15Hong Kong dog rescue are staging 3 events to raise awareness. Pub quizzes at McSorely’s on Apr 20th (Soho) and 22nd (Disco bay). There will also be a howl at the moon party at Coyote on 28th from 7 until late
Apr 15 The supper buffet at the JW Marriott’s Lounge is now available on Thursdays as well as Fridays and Saturdays between 8pm and 11pm.
Apr 15 Poisson en papillote, that’s fish baked in parchment. It’s available at the Press Room during April. Halibut from 16-22 and Sea Bass from 23-30. $265 per person
Apr 10 Thai Thai Grill are offering live cooking demonstrations throughout April. For 8 people, choose from a selection of Classic Thai dishes and the Chef Pongsiri will prepare them right at your table. Call 5188 3796 for details.
Apr 9 At Hoi King Heen in the InterContinental Grand Stanford Chef Leung Fai Hung teams up with up Chinese medicine practitioner Dr. Ho Wai Ki to present Chinese cuisine that is delicious, appetizing and good for the body and spirit.
Apr 9 Cocktails at The Pawn on Monday 12th 6-9pm. Wines, martinis and hors d’oeuvres in the Living Room, beers and barbie on the Roof garden, $138.
Apr 9 Hugo’s at the Hyatt green and white asparagus specialities from Provence in S. France until the end of the month.
Apr 9White asparagus is also on the menu at Cucina at the Marco Polo.
Apr 9 1/5 Nuevo will be hosting a Bodegas Lan Wine Dinner and cocktail on Apr 13. HK$458 per person, call 2529 2300 for reservation
Apr 9Aspasia at The Luxe Manor Hotel has just launched it’s spring and summer menu.
Apr 2 A French Aveyron Lamb menu is available at The Repulse Bay from from 6 to 16 April
Apr 2 A new spring menu has been introduced at The Press Room. Mushroom crepe; green bean and goat cheese salad; prosciutto wrapped salmon, rosemary marinated butterfried lamb leg … mmm. Also, if you get there between 6 and 7 pm you can enjoy the 2-course set dinner for just $199.
Apr 2 Chef Granda Del Gallega from the Mabndarin Oriental in Mexico will be presening Mexican regional specialities in The Clipper Lounge from 12 – 21 April
Apr 2 Head to Royal park Hotel, Sha Tin for Hokkaido 3.6 milk blueberry cheese, at just $38
1/5 Nuevo will be hosting a Bodegas Lan Wine Dinner and cocktail on Apr 13. HK$458 per person, call 2529 2300 for reservation
Apr 1 Win return flights to South Africa at Duetto’s Easter Eggstravaganza brunch or Traditional Italian Easter dinner 2-6th April
Apr 1 Happy Hour with a new tapas menu at Phoenix between 4pm and 8pm any day of the week. And don’t forget those Big Breakfast for just $99 at weekends
Mar 31 Scirocco are extending their Asian Tapas promo for another 30 days and adding some veggetarian opyions
Mar 26 It’s Earth Hour from 8.30-9.30pm on Saturday 27. At McSorleys, iCaramba, Cafe Siam, Boca and Taku for every drink you buy you can get one free.
Mar 26 Yat Tung Heen restaurant at Great Eagle Centre is being refurbished and will will relocate to Level 3 from Level 2 until mid-April. To celebrate its first Michelin Star Chef Tam has created two new menus priced at HK$8,888 and HK$9,888.
Mar 26 The Catfish Kings will be plkaying the Blues at Hemingways from 10.00pm till late on sat 27th.
Mar 25 There will be a special dinner at Union J featuring wines from Tomich Hill Estate in the Adelaide Hills on march 29. $388 per person, call 2537 2368 for reservations.
Mar 25 Happy hour all night at the 1/5 nuevo bar from March 25-28
Mar 25 At Tivo Happy hour will be from 12.00 – 7.00pm until 28th
Mar 24 From March 26 to 28, ladies (and men dressed as ladies) get free Mumm champagne upon arrival and whole day 2 for 1 cocktails in the Living Room and Dining Room at The Pawn.
Mar 23 From 2nd to 6th April, Rocksalt offers Easter Lunch and Dinner Set Menus complete with chocolate Easter eggs. Lunch for $198, dinner $308 per person, Kids $98.
Mar 19 A new, very hip, Thai place has opened at 35 Hollywood road. Called Ayuthaiya. It offers regional Thai cuisine, hip cocktails and Bangkok beat
Mar 19 Cucina at the Marco Polo Hotel is now serving afternoon tea sets with a fabulous view. 3:00pm to 5:30pm daily, $248 for two.
Mar 18 There’s an Asian barbecue buffet dinner available every Saturday at Spices at The Repulse Bay. $368 per adult $184 per child
Mar 18 Weekend sangria free with your Tapas every Saturday and Sunday at Tapeo. From midday to 5.00pm
Mar 17 Wooloomooloo in Wanchai are holding a charity event tonight to raise money for Chilean earthquake victims. $350 for three standard drinks and canapes, from 7.30-9.30pm.
Mar 17 There is a new Lunch menu at Craft Steak featuring the new CraftSteak Burger. $98 for 2 course, $138 for 3
Mar 17 Café on the 1st reopens at the Excelsior on the 18th with a new international buffet featuring Asian and Western cuisines plus a new and extended dessert section.
Mar 16 To celebrate St Patrick’s Day Jimmy’s Kitchen are offering the Green Irish menu until March 20
Mar 16 Steik World Meats is serving the unique-flavoured award winning Irish grass-fed Charolais dry-aged beef with other Irish ingredients until the end of April
Mar 11 There is a Vietnamese lunch buffet (12-2.30pm) followed by afternoon ‘satay your palate’ tea buffet at the One+One Bar in the Royal Park Hotel. Lunch is $68 tea is $58.
Meanwhile the Royal Park Chinese Restaurant have a new menu.
Mar 10 All day Aussie breakfast are available at Coast all weekend and public holidays. That’s at 1/F, Kenwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road
Mar 10 Pablo Alvarez and wine maker Xavier Ausas from Vega Sicilia winery will hold a six-course dinner on 23 March at Pierre in the Mandarin Oriental. Dinner will feature a different wine with each course. Cocktail reception at begins at 7.30pm moving to Pierre at 8pm. The dinner is priced at HKD 2,880.
The Clipper Lounge will be featuring a Japanese buffet at both lunch and dinner throughout March and April. Regional dishes will vary from day to day but there will always be a selection of sushi and sashima
Mar 10 The Lounge at JW Marriott has introduced a Supper Buffet every Friday and Saturday nights from 8 pm to 11 pm. The buffet includes grilled meat, dim sum, and sushi amongst others. Prices HK$270 per adult and HK$195 per child.
Mar 9 Sunday brunch with free flowing Louis Roederer Champagne will be available through March at ToTTs in the Excelsior Hotel 11.30-3.00. Premier Brut $648, Brut Vintage Rose $888 and Cristal $3,298.
ToTTs will also be featuring premium beef from Australia throughout March and April
Mar 5 The Bostonian is now serving a fully sustainable seafood à la carte menu. So proud of it are they that from now until the end of May guests can enjoy 25% off food items.
Mar 5 The Yorkshire Pudding are offering a sports package during March. Whatever you sport be it rugby, motor racing, soccer etc, you can enjoy with a bite to eat and three drinks all for $180. Can’t be bad eh?
Mar 5Sunday Super Brunch at Union J includes 4 items off the brunch menu plus coffee or tea for $188 from 12.00 to 8.00pm
Mar 5 Fancy a foie gras lollipop? How about a seared scallop, tomato and watermelon sandwich with liquorice sauce? The head to the new nosh + raw bar at Langham Place
Mar 5 High Tea after 3.00pm at Portobello either Asian or English style $90 for one person $160 for two
Mar 5 There is a new Spring Menu at Ming Court featuring fresh lobsters prepared in three unique styles, wagyu beef filled with matsutake mushrooms, along with fusion dishes such as steamed spring chicken with sake.
Mar 4 Gourmet burgers are now available for dine in or take-away at Wooloomooloo and McLovins. Available until may 31
Mar 4 There’s a Mexican Fiesta at SML in Times square with dishes starting at just $20
Mar 4 Free Sangria with your tapas at Tapeo every weekend from 12.00 to 5.00pm. Minimum 2 tapas per person.
Feb 25 Free flowing sake on alternate Saturdays from February 27 until June at Zuma. HK$490+ per person, ‘Sake Saturdays’ will start at noon and will include 18 izakaya style dishes served fresh from the grill to complement featured sakes.
Feb 25 March, the prime time of artichoke season and Chef Claudio at the Mistral has a range of dishes to celebrate it. How about Black ink risotto, beef tartar with artichoke ice cream.
Feb 24 Muscle your way into the Press Room for Mussel Madness. Starting this Friday (26th). $290 per pot served with with pommes frites. Five new flavours. Le Siam: Coconut liquor, coconut milk, red curry, Thai vegetables and La Polonaise: Polish vodka, apple jus, potatoes, sage, apples, honey are just two. mmmm
Feb 24 Surf and turf at the Porterhouse. Angus Beef Filet Mignons plus a choice of either Sea Scallops or Jumbo shrimp for $688. Add $180 for a bottle of Kendall Jackson Vinter’s Reserve, Shiraz or Chardonnay. Until the the end of Feb.
Feb 24 Buy one get one free at Taku. In this case it is a carafe of sake.
Feb 24 There is a new auspicious menu at Shandong, 43 Wyndham Street. It includes dishes such as ‘House of Fortune’(mixed seafood and mustard greens) and ‘The Prosperity’ (Sliced lamb, spring onion and chrysanthemum).
Feb 23 There will be a Bollywood gala party at McSorely’s, Disco bay on Feb 27. There will be a DJ, a dance troupe, complimentary henna tattoos and, most importantly, an all you can eat buffet. Call 2987 8280 for reservations and details.
Feb 23 Seafood by the seaside. Rocksalt, a new restaurant providing just that, has opened at 25 Stanley Market Road, Stanley. Tel 2899 0818
Feb 23 There is a new menu at Cucina in the Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel.
Feb 12 There will be live music at Hemingway’s in Disco bay on Saturday night starting at 10pm. And there’s a Roast from the carvery every Sunday for $160
Feb 10 There will be no special Valentines menu at The Phoenix. So if you looking for somewhere to get away from all the courting couples making sheeps eyes at one another… Happy hour is from 4-8pm and the menu is on the blackboard. They will also be open every day throughout Chinese New Year.
Feb 10Chorizo burritos are back at Graze. Every day from 3pm onwards, and all day Saturday and Sunday!
Feb 9 Port Sherry and Tapas tasting tonight (9th) at Boca. Four wines and four tapas for $120, 6.60-8.00
Feb 9 Its Happy Hour from 6.00 to 9.00pm every Friday in JW’s California and Sushi Bar at the Marriott Hotel. Unlimited Sushi for $280
Feb 8 SML have updated their menu. Now you can enjoy grilled piri piri chicken or duck ragu rigatoni followed with bread and butter pudding or cherry bakewell tart.
Feb 8 A new menu has also been introduced at Cucina. It features both Italian and traditional Chinese dishes.
Feb 4 A new Express Set Lunch has been launched at BLT Steak in Ocean Terminal. Two courses for $128 or 3 for $168. Options include Roast lamb sandwich with melted Brie or Grilled Norwegian salmon. Mmmm
Feb 3 Bring your own glass to either Coyote or iCaramba and get two Margaritas for every one you buy. 4th-28th Feb
Feb 3 Donate HK$88 to St. James’ Settlement to help deprived children and the elderly, and you’ll receive an agnès b. Délices Ganache Dark Chocolate and an elegant rose. You will also be entered into a Valentine’s Day Lucky Draw. 8 – 11 February 2010, 12:00 noon – 2:30 pm at Starstreet UG Lobby, Three Pacific Place
Jan 29 My spies tell me that Mrs Jones has just launched a new menu.
Jan 28There is a Hokkaido cuisine awareness campaign running at Tokoro – Robatayaki & Bar until Feb 28. Horse hair crab and Hokkaido kichiji rock fish amongst others. There is also an eight-course degustation menu, of which six courses feature the seasonal Hokkaido Taraba crab; $1,388 per-person.
Jan 25 East meets west at the Royal Plaza Chinese restuarant and La Scala with traditional Chinese dishes blended with classic western elements such as bird’s nest dessert in the Afternoon Tea Buffet. Until 28 Feb.
Jan 21 Chef Mario Carlino of diLux is menu of dishes from Tuscany to go with wines from the same region. The dinner is on Jan 27 at 7.03. $680 per person. Call 2868 9538 for reservations
Jan 20 Host your roast! Now you can carve a traditional Sunday roast with all the trimmings for you and your friends at Frites. $165 per person for a minimum for four. Advance booking a must 2179 5179.
Jan 20 Union J will be featuring the wines of the Willakenzie Estate in Oregan at a special dinner on 27 Jan. Hamachi tartar, duck and foie gras meatballs, grilled tiger prawns and braised veal shank each paired with a different wine. Mmmm, $588 per person dinner starts at 7.00, call 2537 2368
Jan 20For French apéritifs head to The Lounge at the Marriot. 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm every Thursday from January 21 to end of April. Delicacies include cheese, seafood stews, duck confit, escargots, crěpes, rillettes, salads, and more.
Jan 19 McSorleys goes to Bollywood with chef Dahn Singh cooking up a cast of curries and star-studded samosas. From now until the end of Feb.
Jan 15 Fondue season has come to the Veranda at Repulse Bay. In the Reading Room you can enjoy a wide range including Gruyere and Raclette or Tilsit and Appenzeller amongst others.
Jan 15 The Bostonian will be hosting OutLoud poetry clubs monthly reading on Feb 3 while the Fringe is being refurbished. Free entrance, first come, first served.
Jan 14 Wednesday night is … um Glamorous Night at Soho8. What that means is ladies get free cocktails, men get 50% off standard drinks
Jan 14 Guitarist Eugene Pao
and vocalist Angelita Li will play at Dada Bar and Lounge in The Luxe Manor on Feb 6. HK$350 includes one free drink
Jan 13 There’s a Bird’s Nest Afternoon Tea Buffet at La Scala in the Royal Plaza Hotel. Available Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays, 15:30–17:30 until 28 Feb. The birds nest is featured in a wide range of desserts including; Panna Cotta with Papaya, Purple Rice Mousse with Coconut Milk and Bird’s Nest with Strawberry Rose White Chocolate Mousse Cake. Mmmm
Jan 12 Anna Dente, the Queen of Roman cooking, from the Osteria Di San Cesario restaurant near Rome will be the guest chef at Cinecitta from Jan 21-30. Book a table for four before 18th and get a free bottle of banfi wine. Call 2529 0199
Jan 11 There’s a Wild Fox wine and Yak cheese tasting at NaturoPlus on Saturday 16th. Three glasses for $88, 4.30-7.30pm. Call 2868 0388
Jan 11 Happy hour is from 5-8pm EVERYday at Mrs. Jones
Jan 11 Classic afternoon tea with classic harbour views are now being served at Café Gray Deluxe, in The Upper House hotel in Pacific Place. HK$185, or HK$345 for two, from 3.30-5.30pm
Jan 8 Win a chef! Dine at Saigon at Stanley, Black Stump, Duetto, Gaylord or Bayside Brasserie between now and the end of Feb and enter the lucky draw to have the chef bring ingredients to your very own kitchen to cook a meal for four.
Jan 8 There is a wine and tapas tasting at Boca on Tuesday Jan 12. Four Wines and Four tapas for $120 from 6.30-8.00pm. Limited seating call 2548 1717
Jan 7 Steak lovers have a new place in Tsim Sha Tsui. Steik World Meats is at Shop 14, Level 3, K11, 18 Hanoi Road.
Jan 7 Its fondue season and Mozart Stub’n are offering fondue for two plus a glass of white wine each at $340.
Jan 7 Yorkshire pudding is going exotic at The Yorkshire Pudding+. Now you can have it served with chicken tikka masala, Vietnamese fish curry, Thai Beef curry or Sichuan pork, $138. Or you can go trad and have it with roast beef and a glass of 12-year-old Singleton Whiskey for $88.
Jan 7 From now untill the end of March Essence at Novotel Citygate is offering organic buffet for $188 (adult) $138 (Child), Mon – Fri. $198 and $138 for weekends. (excluding Valentines weekend)
Jan 6 Spice up your Wednesday at Hemingways in Disco bay. $98 for an all you can eat Buffet featuring curries and jerk seasoned dishes amongst others. You can also get a cooling Asahi beer for $35 per pint
Jan 6 Sakurada at the Royal Park Hotel in Sha Tin is offering a set dinner featuring Black Pork from Kagoshima
If that doesn’t take your fancy red crab is in season at Royal Park’s Chinese Restaurant
Jan 6 There is a Kashmiri food festival at Gaylord in Ashley Road TST throughout January
Jan 5 A new healthy menu has been created at Azure to ring in 2010 featuring lots of root veggies. priced at HK$380 (3-course), HK$420 (4-course) or HK$570 (6-course) per person.
Jan 5 Lux will be presenting a new Italian menu throughout January. Check out Risotto con Carote Rosse Capesante e Vodka or Fregola Sarda ai Frutti di Mare. Mmmm! What are they? Well there’s only one way to find out.
Jan 5 Every Monday between 5 and 8pm at The Press Room you can enjoy three big, juicy oysters and a glass of champagne for only $150. On Wednesdays ate the same time they will be serving mini-burgers pint of Kronenbourg for only $98.
New years Eve Parties
• Hullett House restaurants are hosting four party options. For $3,688 you get a flute of Dom Perignon, and 8-course gala dinner and a bottle of Verve Clicquot. Plus open bar in all restaurants. $1,988 gets you a welcome Verve Clicquot, open bar and open menu. Both these options run from 7pm-7am. Starting at 11pm and for $1,088 there is an open bar and menu plus a recovery breakfast, and for $888 you can go for the open bar alone.
• Eugene Pao will be playing classic rock ate Grappas Cellar. $988 per person or $1,888 per couple with Champagne at Midnight.
• Three party packages at The Pawn: Reveller @ $888 for unlimited cocktails and hangover breakfast buffet in the Living Room, Bon Vivant @$1,888 adds a live band and a seven course dinner to the above, Living room and Dining room. Connoisseur @ $2,888 gets you all the above with a bottle of Pol Rogers Champagne 1999 and is on the Roof as well as all the other places.
• At Soho 8 there will be a 4 course dinner for $550. Add another $275 for unlimited beer or wine of the month.
• The party at Frites will feature unlimited Belgian beer for $888. Group booking of 6 or more will receive a free bottle of Champers.
• It’s feather boas and top hats at Lux. A table for 4 is $2,500 and inludes 3 bottles of Moet $ Chandon, party crackers and strawberries.
• At the Lan Kwai Fong Beer Bar you just got to make a noise. $200 door charge which inclues one standard drink
23 December The Globe will re-open on Graham Street on New Years Eve with dinner and an open bar for $888
23 December An eight-course New Year’s Eve menu will be served at Sevva along with Disco and Mowtown hits performed by The Cantettes. $3,880 + 10% service charge.
23 December The New New Year’s Eve Ball at Duetto requires you dress as Bollywood Babes or Mafia Men. For $890 per person you can Indulge in an Italian & Indian dinner. $690 per person (after 11pm)
18 December Tivo is afloat tonight on Aqua Luna – with DJ and cocktails. Join on the hour from 9pm at Central Ferry pier 9. $240 gets you up to 4 drinks.
17 December On 24 December Jazz legend Irene Atman will be playing solo in Dada Bar – entrance is $350 with 1 free drink.
16 December Alfredo on Elgin Street has closed.
16 December We’re not overly enthused about this but YoMama is offering a cinnamon flavoured yoghurt till 25th December.
15 December Yagura is offering something I’d never heard of – Japanese congee – with king crab or oyster. They also have hotpots on the boil.
15 December Tomorrow at Peel Fresco music lounge, ‘Soul Crusaders’ Organ Trio recreate sounds of the 60′s! Thursday is salsa, Friday blues.
14 December Through December if you order 2 ‘princess’ cocktails at 2121 you can get a third one free.
11 December MisoCool recently opened its 3rd branch (in only 1 year!) in the K11 shopping mall (B231-233, K11, 18 Hanoi Road, TST – 3122 4477). This one includes a sushi bar and even a yoghurt kiosk.
10 December FINDS deliciously berry flavoured ‘glogg’ wine is back, while C Bar is offering mulled wine with a free hug from the bar staff for $68!.
9 December BLT have now opened BLT Burger at 301 Ocean Terminal (2730 2338).
9 December Make the most of M at the Fringe. It’s closing on December 31st and they still haven’t found the right new premises.
8 December This Friday Taku is launching its Asahi late night Yakitori Bar (free Asahi and Yakitori from 10.30pm).
8 December Pacific Gourmet‘s Xmas hamper for $4,800 looks like enough to feed the whole family for months! Includes turkey, ham, 2 doz. oysters, prawns, smoked salmon, trout, lamb, pork ribs…..
7 December SML‘s new afternoon tea set (3-6pm daily) includes your choice of dessert plus tea/coffee for $37.
7 December Boca‘s Tuesday Wine & Tapas tasting this week is 4 sparkling wines and 4 tapas for only $120pp. 6.30-8pm.
4 December Newly opened Epicure Direct offers next-day delivery of gourmet groceries to your door (for orders over $750). Launch specials include Aussie mussels and Angus striploin, Atlantic cod… www.epicuredirect.com.hk
11 November Azure‘s lates menu highlights fresh Autumn ingredients, like Jerusalem Artichoke Soup, Seared Flank Steak with Crustacean Butter Sauce & Applewood Smoked Foie Gras with Smoked Paprika, in a HK$420 (4-course) or HK$570 (6-course) set menu.
10 November Robatayaki is featuring lobster in its November menu, including Live lobster sashimi, Robatayaki live French blue lobster with lime butter sauce and Australian spiny lobster tempura. Mmmm
23 October There’s a wine festival on 25-27 October at Cyberport with competitions, an auction, wine matching exhibition and more…
22 October Till 30 November Lobby Lounge at Marco Polo is offering an Oyster semi-buffet lunch, featuring oysters from Australia, Japan, Ireland and New Zealand at $218 weekdays or $238 at weekends.
21 October Union J is offering a 3-course set dinner for $288, with a menu that is changed regularly.
20 October From today Angelini has an Alba white truffle promotion – both a la carte dishes and a special 4 course dinner are available.
19 October Bayside Brasserie‘s Australian promotion till end October includes Kangaroo kebab, Barramundi fillet, Moreton Bay bugs and more…
19 October Sha Tin 18 is now opening 9-11am for a dim-sum breakfast on weekends and public holidays.
16 October Amber is offering early lunch (11.30-12.30 orders) special with choices from 5 starters and mains for $288. They also have an early dinner gourmet special at $428 for orders from 6 to 7pm.
15 October Tin Tin Bar celebrates Oktoberfest with Erdinger Weisshier, Erdinger Dunkel and AlkoholFrei at 2-for 1 all night, along with German specialties like Bierwurst, Veal liver sausage and German cheese platter.
14 October Till 28 November The Clipper Lounge is featuring hairy crab and Shanghainese specialties at its buffet.
13 October Both Tivo and Vivo have a gourmet pizza menu till end October – try Italian Bacalao Cod, Lobster Medallion Bisque, Waygu Gyuu and more.
13 October Mitake is offering a grilled jumbo 9″ prawn for $18 if you order along with their Kagoshima sirloin beef at $398. You can also get a $50 dining coupons if you fill in a comment card while dining.
13 October Cepage‘s new business set lunches at $320, $390 and $500 for 2, 3 and 4 courses respecively change daily according to seasonal ingredients. They also have a large range of wine half bottles.
12 October Did you know The Phoenix has a $99 breakfast deal 9am-4pm weekends and holidays.
12 October Boca‘s Tuesday ‘Wine Society’ tasting this week is Pinot Noir – get 4 wines and 4 tapas for $120.
9 October Cecconi’s is serving a new 5-course ‘Chef’s Tasting Menu’ combining traditional favourites with innovative signature dishes, for $428.
9 October Pierre will soon welcome Michelin starred Olivier Elzer as their new Chef de Cuisine.
8 October FINDS has finally introduced a kids menu – with favourites such as meatballs, sausages and homemade fish fingers.
7 October Till October 18, Lawry’s is offering a free bottle of Lawry’s Private Label if your group orders 4 or more main courses.
7 October Eat, drink and dance on 10 October as El Pomposo celebrates Spanish National Day with live traditional music, a 4 course dinner and glass of Spanish sherry for $480pp.
6 October There’s a new Italian steakhouse Bistecca at 2/F, 15-16 Lan Kwai Fong (2525 1308), featuring house-cut and dry aged Porterhouse steaks.
6 October The Globe is looking for new premises after getting a a ridiculous request for 75% increase in rent! Also they now have Typhoon Brewery real ale on tap.
5 October Courtney’s at The Minden Hotel has 2-4-1 happy hour 6-9pm, Monday to
Friday, except public holidays.
5 October T’ang Court has a special hairy crab menu till end October.
2 October Cafe Rendezvous at Grand Standford is featuring Italian cuisine at its buffet till end October – with 24 antipastis, a live pasta cooking counter and more…
30 September Post 97 has a new chef – James Black from the UK has launched a new a la carte menu including Black Angus Beef Cheese Burger, Lamb Ragu Papadelle and Goat’s Cheese and Spinach Risotto.
30 September Every night from 9 to midnight One + One has a choice of 11 freeflow beers for only $90!
29 September Till end October Cafe Siam is concentrating on crab specialties – try ‘PhiPhi’ soft shell crab, ‘Phuket’ style whole crab, ‘Koh Samui style Fiery Crying crab’, or ‘Kho Pha Ngan’ whole crab!
29 September A new Veda has popped up – in the Great Foodhall at Pacific Place.
28 September A few places to add to our listings: SML from the Pressroom group (11/F, Times Square, 2577 3444, International cuisine); Japanese Wagyu Kaiseki Den (263 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan 2851 2820); Italian W52 (52 Wyndham St, Central 6768-5252); British Blue Goose (33 Lockhart Road, Wanchai 2520-5303).
25 September Until 29 October Heat has free wine tasting at 6-6.30pm every day.
24 September To celebrate Guinness 250th anniversary, tomorrow, 25 October McSorley‘s has 250 FREE Guinness to give away at 17.59 sharp.
24 September Till 4 October LKF Beer Bar is celebrating Oktoberfest with 2-4-1 Becks, Blue Girl, Veltin’s Warsteiner and Erdinger all night, every night!
23 September The Globe‘s new menu includes Lancashire hotpot, Green eggs and ham, Blueberry pancakes and Home made pork pies!
23 September Celebrate Mexico’s independence day with Mexcham at Uno Mas on 24 September from 7pm. $390 ($350 for members) gets you snacks and freeflow tequila, margaritas and Corona (while stocks last!).
22 September Cafe Einstein‘s new menu includes Mexican Chicken Salad with avocado, salad, lemon oil and tortillas ($85), Pan-seared King Scallops with honey-garlic aioli $115, Pan-fried Orange Roughy Fillet ($150) and Braised Osso Bucco on saffron risotto ($150).
22 September Robatayaki at Harbour Plaza is featuring foie gras in a special menu till end September.
21 September “One Glass or Two?” at Hotel Jen’s Sky Lounge is offering a range of wines at $38 per glass/$220 per bottle, 8pm-1am daily.
21 September Order the Iberico ham with red wine package at Lux for $180. Or order 2 portions of Iberica ham with unlimited melon & French bread and get a magnum of Museum Real Reserva, Cigales, Titna Del Pais 2003 for HK$498
18 September OK we’ll admit we’re dessert fiends, but the news that caught our eye today is that Portobello has introduced banana & chocolate crepes for $70 – see you there!
17 September Comedy Club this month starts tonight at Milano, till Sunday. $320 tickets, plus $130 for buffet dinner before the show.
16 September Indochine is currently offering its private dining room, with a special 7-course menu for 8 people or more plus a glass of champagne each, for $398pp.
15 September Till end October Cammino is featuring porcini mushrooms, with 2 new starters and 4 mains to choose from.
15 September Till end October Yee Tung Heen is cooking up Wagyu beef in Chinese styles – our favourites may be stir-fried with aged tangerine peel, or pan-fried with bitter melon pineapple sauce.
14 September Fourth Floor‘s happy hour specials have been extended – thats Champagne cocktails now at $69, wine at $53 and double portion of snacks at $96.
14 September City Art Restaurant is featuring a 4-course ‘Rougie’ duck foie gras and Angus beef set dinner at $388. They also have freshly shucked oysters from $32.
11 September Box Thai is hosting Takeout Comedy on 17 September. Dinner + 1 drink + 5 comedians for $275. Or just entrance + drink for $100.
10 September Glamorous Yun Fu has opened a new bar area, Yun Bar and invite patrons to lounge on bed sofas with silk scatter cushions and billowing drapes, all divided into private cosy corners.
10 September McSorley’s in Disco Bay has Punch & Judy puppet shows on 13, 20 and 27 September at 12 & 2pm, with $5 ice creams. Very summery.
9 September Till end October, you can get a drink for $10 when you dine at any of Royal Park Hotel‘s 5 restaurants.
9 September The new rooftop terrace on 27/F of the Excelsior at ToTTs is now open.
8 September Enter the latest competition at Mrs Jones by sending them your favourite pasta recipe, to win a 5-night cooking holliday in Italy.
8 September Azure‘s latest menu’ ‘Minutieux La Floriculture’, features attention to details and flowers! Tasting menu offers a choice of 3 appetizers, 2 main courses and 2 desserts for $398.
7 September Today, the Man Wah at the Mandarin introduces a new 12-item dim sum lunch menu. Weekend lunch has 30 choices. Dim sums include tiger prawns, Imperial bird’s nest, Wagyu beef, scallop, salmon…
7 September The Lounge at JW Marriott is now offering unlimited Spanish aperitivo tapas buffet with a wine, beer or sangria, 6.30-9.30pm on Thursdays for $168.
4 September Yorkshire Pudding is offering fruity Pimms at $58 per glass or $198 a pitcher.
3 September Boca‘s ‘Wine Society’ wine tasting night is every second Tuesday 6.30-8.30pm. The next one is Reisling on 8th September, with 4 wines and 4 tapas for $120.
3 September The Press Room is closed till 21st September, when it will unveil a new seafood bar and lounge.
2 September Airport World Trade Centre Club has a special dinner on 26 September for the Il Divo concert. A choice of Chinese or Japanese Champagne dinner plus concert ticket is $1980pp, or just the dinner is $600.
2 September Agave celebrates Mexican independence day on 7th-30th September with a set 2 course dinner menu at $188. On 21st there is a party with all-you-can-eat taco buffet and 1 Corona for $178 plus a live band.
1 September Katy Perry (of ‘I kissed a girl’ fame) will be live at the grand opening of The Mira Hotel on 17 September, when they will also unveil restaurants Whisk, Cuisine Cuisine’s second branch, and a rooftop lounge.
1 September Graze has added to the menu a spicy pomelo salad ($25), a summer sangria ($52), and (only after 3pm) a chicken burrito ($48), with guacamole $8 extra.
31 August Through September The Mistral has a game degustation menu, including duck, quail, pheasant and pigeon.
31 August Brunch Club‘s ‘Farmhouse BBQ’ on Tuesdays and Thursdays includes all you can eat of spit roasts, grilled fish & prawns and all you can drink wine and beers for only $280.
28 August Till 30 September H One has an Italian seafood menu priced at $580, starting with oysters, and featuring salted cod, herring, calamari, Ricciola fish or mixed grill and dessert. A la carte is also available.
27 August There’s a new 2-4-1 happy hour (6-9pm Monday-Friday) and cocktail menu at Courtney’s at the Minden Hotel, TST.
27 August Shakey’s Pizza will open a branch at 2/F, 11 Stanley Street, Central on 1 September. They will have a competition to win a free year of food to celebrate.
26 August UnionJ‘s ‘brown bagger’ lunch on Mon-Fri includes sandwich, salad and a homemade soda for $88.
26 August On Wednesdays till end September, McSorley’s is offering Guinness at $40/pint, and prizes to be won.
25 August We tried the lunch set ($88) at Guru last week and were delighted to discover that as well as yummy food it included a glass of wine or beer.
25 August There’s a new Japanese robata grill at G/F 2 Shin Hing Terrace (3485 1850), Gough St, called Niku.
24 August This Wednesday 26th only, Uno Mas celebrates the Tomatino festival with a 4 course tomato menu and a glass of champagne for $500.
24 August For those with weird cravings, The Chippy is currently offering deep-fried Bounty bars and Rolos. Er… yum?
21 August The new bar replacing Bulldogs (2/F 21-25 Luard Road) above Joe Bananas is Rockschool, promising ‘sex, alcohol and rock ‘n’ roll!
20 August Sadly, Blue Ginger on Wellington Street has closed.
20 August Coyote and i Caramba! have special deals on half and full slabs of baby back ribs till end September.
19 August Trafalgar is offering all-you-can-eat BBQ on Sunday, Monday & Wednesday for $88.
19 August Cafe Kool at Kowloon Shangri La has a wine buffet with a choice of 20 freeflow wines for $168, to go with their weekday dinner or both lunch & dinner at weekends.
18 August Angelini‘s new lobster Sunday lunch (12-3pm) features unlimited Boston lobster, freeflow Prosecco, Italian antipasti buffet, signature and dessert dishes, for $468/280.
18 August Till 26 September Clipper Lounge is tempting diners to its buffet with new Italian and seafood specialties, including Alaskan king crab, fresh oysters, river prawns, ricotta cannelloni, Parma ham etc. Mon-Thu $298/198, Fri/weekend $318/218.
17 August Earlybird mooncake buyers can get up to 25% off at Renaissance Harbour View if they order before end August.
17 August at Saigon and Bayside in Stanley, you can get a free bottle or wine or mocktail pitcher when you spend $400 at dinner.
14 August Jen Cafe (& adjoining function room) can be hired for kids birthday parties – 3-5.30pm any day, with buffet, entertainment and bouncy castle for $100 per child or $150 per adult.
13 August Scala and Lobby Lounge both have special menus featuring Parmigiano Reggiano till end September.
13 August Roka is now grilling grain-fed beef from Rangers Valley in Australia (at $235 to $1,200) and Wagyu ($265 to $580) with choice of 6 sauces, spicy, ume miso, barley miso, shiso béarnaise, teriyaki and wafu .
12 August Finds is offering 2-4-1 (get 2 courses for the price of 1) dinner on Mondays.
11 August Tartan Bar has wine tastings on 14 & 21 August, 6.30-8.30pm – wines from France, Chile and Australia are accompanied by canapes. $168pp.
11 August You can now hire Aqua Luna for a birthday lunch – private three hour sailing with freeflow drinks and gourmet lunch & chocolate birthday cake $23,000, for up to 30 (or $767pp). Or a private evening cruise at $300pp for 30 or more, 2 hour sailing drinks and canapes.
10 August From 15 August Thai & Grill at the Grand Hyatt is holding ‘Cooking with Chef Mum’ classes ($500 each or $2,500 for full six classes), featuring Chicken Coconut Soup; Prawn Red Curry; Mango Sticky Rice and more. Price includes welcome drink, interactive cooking, food tasting and recipe book.
10 August Till end August Agnes B on Leighton Road is offering buy 1, get 1 free on their Pays Basque menu.
7 August Royal Park Chinese Restaurant is featuring creative crab dishes, such as the Steamed French brown crab in sake sauce, Cold Australian spanner crab in “Chiu Chow” style, Baked Canadian fleshy crab with dill and white wine cream sauce and more…
6 August Tasca Bar‘s pasta set lunch, including soup/salad and tea/coffee starts from only $58pp.
6 August California has reopened after its renovation as Lan Kwai Fong Beer
Bar, offering 100 different types of beer!
5 August If it’s your birthday, and you bring 7 other people to dinner at Aqua to celebrate, they’ll give you a free birthday cake or a free bottle of Champagne.
4 August Whiskey Priest is currently offering Lamb Shank served with Creamy Mashed Potato and Spring Vegetables for $99.
4 August Newly opened Red at the Kindwick Centre, Hollywood Rd, features a huge menu of healthy sandwiches, steak, salads, seafood, pastas and more (8199 8189).
3 August on 16 August Chef Leung at Hoi King Heen will create a 6 course manu to be complemented with wine pairings from Grace Vineyards, an award winning winery from China. ($538pp).
3 August The Renaissance Harbour View’s 20th anniversary celebrations go on till August 15 – this means 20% off all food in Scala Restaurant, Dynasty Restaurant, Café Renaissance and Lobby Lounge.
31 July At Cepage, wine afficionados can pick from the 2,400 options, and chef Thomas Mayr will prepare a French-Mediterranean menu specifically tailored to pair with the wines.
30 July You can get your 2nd drink free at One + One if you follow their dress code – Red shoes on Monday, Pink on Tuesday and fancy hats on Wednesday!.
30 July El Pomposo‘s new ‘Meriendes’ menu of Latin tapas includes Empanadas ($42) stuffed with beef chilli and quail’s egg, Beef Tapa ($62), sirloin beef flash fried and topped with onions and picked chillis, and Crispy Fried Pork Knuckle ($48).
29 July The Square at Novotel Nathan Rd “International flavours’ buffet is now 30% off for dinner, and 2-for-1 at lunch till 13thSeptember.
29 July Till 16 August you can get a free AMC Pacific Place movie ticket when you spend $500 at participating restaurants in Pacific Place and Star Street area.
28 July Till end August Bubba Gump is offering specials for kids who get great school reports – 1 A = free ice cream 2 or 3 As = kid’s smoothie and 5 As gets a free kids meal. (adults must order an entree each).
28 July Box Thai hosts the Bob Mocarsky Trio on 30 July for a jazz nght – $275 dinner & jazz includes 1 free drink.
27 July Harlan’s is featuring the rare Ivory King salmon till 15 August – mains have it cured, pan-roasted, slow-cooked, consomme, and with pasta. There’s also a 3 course tasting menu for $580.
27 July We’re sad to hear it’s Bar of Soup‘s last week, but at least they’ll still have daily specials every day till Friday 31st. They are hoping to find a more reasonably priced premises in the next month or 2.
24 July 40 new summer items have been added to the menus at Va Bene, Joia, Cafe Costa and Isobar, including marinated swordfish with fennel salad, red prawn tartar with avocado, grilled Camenbert, Pumpkin ravioli and lots more…
23 July Bar George has a ‘Tropicana’ party on 25 July, with Corona at $30, a DJ, giveaways and the chance to win a trip in a limbo competition.
23 July Till 15 August Nadaman is featuring wild eel dishes.
22 July On 28 July-1 August, Pierre Gagniere is visiting his namesake restaurant Pierre with a special ‘legumes’ menu for lunch and dinner at $1288pp.
22 July On 27 July-4 August Tiffin is featuring Peruvian cuisine, with its blend of European, Asian and African influenced flavours at its lunch buffet, Mon-Sat ($285/142).
21 July Black Stump‘s early bird dinner special (5-8pm) is a good deal – 3 courses for $188.
21 July Palate has disappeared from 35-37 Gough St. In its place is the 3rd branch of Shanghai Lane (2850 7788).
20 July At Trafalgar, the new British bar in Wanchai (5/F 54-62 Lockhart Rd), all vodka, gin and tequila shots are $10 Sunday-Tuesday from 9pm. The July beer special is Stella at $31/pint.
17 JulyIt seems Soho is breaking apart this recession – we nipped into Taku last night at 35 Elgin (2545 9966) to find out this pretty wood-interior Japanese will be opening next week. There’s also signs that Staunton’s new venue, SOHO8 will open imminently right next to the escalator.
16 JulyYorkshire Pudding is offering $48 classic and flavoured margaritas – or get a pitcher for $188.
16 JulyWe likeAngelini‘s offer on till end August. if your name is Angel, Angela, Angelo, Angelini, Angelino or Angelina, you can get a free meal along with 2 paying guests.
15 JulyThe new Chocolate & Berries tea buffet at Cafe Express includes a free chocolate & raspberry daquiri and a cranberry hand treatment. (Till end August).
15 JulyMozart Stub’n has 8 new dishes for summer, Scallop & Dragon fruit salad with Black Caviar ($95) and Pan-fried Cod Fillet with Parsley Potato, Root Vegetables and Fresh Lemon White Wine Sauce ($180) sound like they may be our favourites.
14 JulyDining Room at The Pawn is offering freeflow rosé for only $98 to accompany its traditional British Sunday lunch.
14 JulyStar Street’s newest addition is Pizzeteria – which specialises in ‘Italian finger food’, ie pizza (by weight), rice balls, panini and fried doughe this summer season. 2 Star Street, 2861 3066
13 JulyAustralian Perigord black truffles are featured in special dishes at Caprice, Lung King Heen and The Lounge this summer season.
13 JulyThe new Tin Tin Bar at Hyatt Regency Shatin has live music, extensive whisky selection, and 3 signature cocktails featuring pomelo. 3723 1234.
10 July Belvedere vodka is now available in top nightclubs around Hong Kong.
9 July The Captain’s Bar welcomes a new band, Mondays to Thursdays – The Johnson Silva trio.
9 July La Fontana‘s lunch special includes soup, sashimi, choice of 4 mains with unlimited veggies/pasta/rice and coffee for only $58.
8 July Kids eat free at The Mistral‘s sunday brunch, and there’s also a kid’s corner for them to play in ($468 or $268 for kids over 11).
8 July The annual Lan Kwai Fong Beerfest is back on July 11-12th from 1pm-late. It features food and beer from around the globe, live music and dance shows, drinking and eating competitions and cooking demonstrations.
7 July Wow – Fourth Floor has reduced its happy hour (6-9pm) Champagne cocktails, wine, and double portions of bar snacks – to $69, $53 and $96, respectively.
7 July Bar of Soup‘s Wednesday Singaporean special this week is Pork Rib Soup – ‘Bak Kut Teh’.
6 July McSorley’s has introduced some Canadian microbrewery products – Tank House Ale, Stock Ale, Belgian Wit and Mill St Coffee Porter.
6 July Through to end August Azure is celebrating its 3rd birthday with a classic tasting menu – a choice of 4 starters, 2 mains and 2 desserts for $398.
3 July California celebrates US Independence day tomorrow from 7pm with a live DJ, bottle beer for $28, and $288 for a set grilled dinner.
2 July Every Friday 6-9pm is Mojito happy hour at Graze with mojitos for only $35.
30 June Both Captain’s Bar and M Bar at the Mandarin are doing innovative cocktails (‘Havana’, ‘Smoky Martini’, Cigar and Cigarette’) and canapes to divert attention from tobacco cravings.
30 June Yagura has introduced a seafood Sunday brunch, with complimentary sushi/sashimi and freeflow sake for $350.
29 June Book in advance for ‘Sake Monday Dining’ at Tokio Joe with a group of 5 friends or more to get a free bottle of sake.
29 June Cucina‘s happy hour from 6-8pm daily, has 2-4-1 drinks plus free Italian or Chinese tapas.
26 June Hoi King Heen is featuring wine-inspired dishes through July, including red wine and port, Chinese rice wine and beer…
25 June Sakurada is offering 50% discount on Teppanyaki and Sushi Chef’s recommendation menus.
25 June Eugene Pao is back at Peel Fresco Music Lounge tomorrow! Saturday is Peter Scherr’s the Deaf Aids, and Sunday visiting Singaporean guitarist Paul Ponnudorai.
24 June Tomorrow should see the opening of Duetto at 2/F Sun Hung Kai Centre, Wanchai (2598 1222). Featuring both Italian and Indian cuisines!
23 June H One welcomes Finnish star chef Juuse Mikkonen to their team. He will work alongside Alberto Boccelli.
23 June Azure‘s summer lunch buffet menu is teeming with vitamin C, from mixed bell pepper salad, to a soup selection, to pastas with fresh herbs & veg, to fruit-filled desserts, for $148.
22 June Till July 21 Intercontinental has teamed up with Grand Marnier, and is featuring Grand Marnier cocktails, coffees, desserts, as well as the premium liquers.
22 June Murder mystery theatre returns to The Mistral on 26 June. $788 including 4 course dinner.22 June Murder mystery theatre returns to The Mistral on 26 June. $788 including 4 course dinner.
19 June Khana Khazana has opened a huge (7,000sq ft) new branch in Tsimshatsui – at 4/F Winfield Commercial Bldg, 6-8A Prat Avenue.
19 June Bayside Brasserie is offering a savoury kid’s menu free when you buy a Sunset Dinner For 2 (adults) at only $368.
18 June Royal Park Chinese Restaurant is featuring double boiled Chinese soups through June to soothe the summer heat – including Whelk with conpoy, Snow lotus, Fish with figs and more.
17 June Did you know every Saturday is $10 Slim-burger day at Slim’s.
16 June L’Eclipe‘s latest lunch deal (Tuesdays till end June) is a discount based on the variance of the Hang Seng Index at close the previous day (whether up or down). 50% of variance off for lunch and 100% for dinner!.
16 June Box Thai‘s Early Bird Dinner special is a good deal – $88 including 1 drink.
16 June Horrors! M at the Fringe is looking for new premises! But don’t worry too much – it’s not till the end of the year, when the Fringe building undergoes renovation.
16 June The new Brunch Club menu at Boca includes a free Bloody Mary or Billecart-Salmon champagne with all entrees.
15 June California will be closed briefly from 20 June for a renovation.
15 June Ocean Grill has a new, appropriately-named chef, Chris Haddock, who has created an all-new menu.
12 June Okinawan bitter gourd features in NAHA‘s menu for June/July. Dishes include: Grilled gourd with fish paste, Deep-fried gourd with black pork, Gourd with bean curd salad in sesame sauce and Bitter gourd sorbet and spring roll. Gourd-flavour ‘Awamori’ is also 2-for-1.
11 June Sun-dried tangerine peel from Xinhui is the draw at Royal Park Chinese restaurant. Dishes including the refreshing peel include Braised beef brisket, Rice in soup with duck leg, and Duck soup with lotus seeds and barley.
12 June Okinawan bitter gourd features in NAHA‘s menu for June/July. Dishes include: Grilled gourd with fish paste, Deep-fried gourd with black pork, Gourd with bean curd salad in sesame sauce and Bitter gourd sorbet and spring roll. Gourd-flavour ‘Awamori’ is also 2-for-1.
11 June Sun-dried tangerine peel from Xinhui is the draw at Royal Park Chinese restaurant. Dishes including the refreshing peel include Braised beef brisket, Rice in soup with duck leg, and Duck soup with lotus seeds and barley.
11 June Till end June Robatayaki has a crab promotion, with spider crab, Japanese Hokkaido and Taraba crabs featured. Meanwhile on weekends their ‘Sumo’s choice’ all-you-can-eat is still on for $310.
10 June Till end June Aqua‘s 5 course ‘Flavour of Italy’ menu, at $788pp, features octopus, crab, squid, veal, and of course, tiramisu.
10 June This Friday, 12 June The Mistral is host to Tje Fulvio Albano Trio jazz band from Jazz Club Torino. There’s a special 4-course dinner with Prosecco, plus cocktails. Concert + dinner + cocktail – $530. Just concert + cocktail – $250.
9 June Both Maison and Bricolage 62 have closed. While there is a trendy-looking new restaurant at B/F 29 Gough St, imaginatively called Basement (2854 0010).
8 June It’s the 8th anniversary of Reggae Night at Club 97 next Sunday 21st, 8pm-4am, Featuring Mikey Dread and Black Malik.
8 June Rei Sushi has a special eggplant menu, featuring eggplants from Fukuoka, Aichi, Kansai and Kochi. Mmmm.
5 June Tartan Barat Gateway, Harbour City is holding 2 wine tasting nights on 10th & 24th June. 5 wines plus canapes $150pp.
5 June Punchline Comedy at Viceroy this month is 25-27th June. Tickets $320 (some 2 for 1 avalable on 25th). Buffet dinner $130.
4 June Nadaman is featuring both Wagyu and Saga beef dishes from 8th-30th June.
3 June There’s a new Greek restaurant and bar at 51 Elgin Street, called Ricks. No doubt we’ll check it out soon.
2 June Azure has a ‘Shellfish extravaganza’ through June, starting with a trio selection of oysters, you can pick 3, 4, or 6 course sets (at $380, $420, $570 respectively), full of lobster, crab, prawns, scallops etc.
2 June Spice8 has a ’2nd drink for a $1′ offer on every day. Also their set dinners start at $52. Bargain!
1 June Newly revamped Bar George has Happy Hour every day 3-9pm. On Wednesdays ‘Jug Night’ they have jugs of cocktails for only $150.
1 June Box Thai is currently offering lunch specials from $78. 12-3pm daily.
29 May The Peak Lookout has a new menu for summer, with fresh seafood featured – Boston lobster, Alaskan crab, Bluefin tuna etc. Also featured are new fruit desserts.
27 May Lisa Johnson-Mandell, author of ‘How to Snare a Millionaire’ is a guest at MO Bar afternoon tea on 6 June, giving tips! Afternoon tea plus freeflow pink champagne $458.
27 May Through June Hoi King Heen presents ‘sizzling flavors of Sichuan’.
26 May California is offering 10% off your lunch bill if you book in advance.
26 May Uno Mas is staying open extra late on 28 May to cheer on Barcelona (v Man Utd.) in the Champions League final. Tapas available till 4am.
25 May ToTTs has Thai guest chef on 29 May-7 June – Chef “Nui”, who will be adding authentic and classic Thai dishes both to brunches and dinner menus.
25 May Aqua Luna is arranging a luxury Dragon Boat trip for 28 May. 390 includes Aqua lunch buffet. 11am-6.30pm.
22 May Use the last 8 days of May to catch up with 2+2 Cafe‘s 30% discount on lunch buffet. (Seniors can get 2-for-1 every Wednesday, too).
22 May Happy Hour at Phoenix every day means 2-for-1 drinks (house wine for $24!).
21 May Dakota Prime is offering a Surf ‘n’ Turf dinner on Mondays with Boston lobster + 14oz USDA prime NY strip for 2 for $800.
20 May Sevva‘s new a la carte Saturday brunch, with a variety of Asian and Western cuisines, also features a live latin band, a dance teacher, and an I Ching master.
20 May 1/5 Nuevo has a wine cocktail dinner on 26 May, featuring 5 courses each with aw ine from Bodegas Avelino Vegas. $458pp.
19 May Lower Elgin Street is going through some changes – Tribute and Babek have disappeared. In Babek’s place at No 9 is Bentley’s Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar (2857 7388), while Guru (modern Indian cuisine) is set to open at No 13 soon.
18 May Cammino is showcasing Sicilian dishes till End June – try Squid ink risotto, Grilled chicken breast with Marsala and caponata, etc…
18 May Boca‘s ‘Le French Maid’ promotion till end May features farmhouse cheeses and Maison Bouachon wines.
15 May H One is hosting California Chef Amanda Baumgarten on May 18-30. She promises French cuisine with a ‘light, adventuous’ touch in a 5 course tasting menu ($880) plus an a la carte signature dish selection.
14 May Learn your Chèvre from your Camembert at a cheese tasting hosted by artisan cheese expert Jean d’Alos at Classified The Cheese Room (May 22-23, 3 – 6 pm).
14 May There’s a night of Chicago blues at Grappa’s Cellar on 16 May. $188 with a free drink ($88 for students).
13 May We’re very sad to hear that Zest will be closing at the end of May.
13 May We almost forgot to tell you, the new Wooloomooloo is now open at 31/F The Hennessy, 256 Hennessy Rd, Wanchai (2893 6960).
12 May Dickens Bar is currently offering traditional English pie & sausages including Beef & pumpkin pie, and Cumberland sausage. Mmmm
12 May Aqua Spirit is hosting a DJ and violinist working together every Wednesday in May for a different club experience.
11 May Both Bayside and Saigon in Stanley are offering 15% discount to anyone who has the digit 5 in their ID card, during the month of May.
6 May La Brasserie celebrates Le French May through May with a French classics menu from Didier Rochat at $688.
6 May At Amber, Christian Le Squer visits from Pavilion Ledoyen with a 10-course “Cuisine Bourgeoise” dinner on 18-20 May ($1888).
5 May Through May weekends and holidays Cafe Marco has “Fresh Berries Tea Buffet”, full of berry-based desserts – try Strawberry shortcake, Raspberry mousse cake, Chocolate tart with fresh raspberries… $158/$108
4 May One + One Bar celebrates Le French May with a French wine offer – buy a bottle and get a complimentary snack or get Charcoal grilled diced Australian Wagyu beef for only HK$68.
4 May iCaramba! and Coyote are celebrating Cinco de Mayo on 5 May with live music and Cuervo tequila specials.
30 April As part of their new Hobby Programme Royal Plaza Hotel is offering a class today with their pastry chef teaching how to make Mango Mille Feuille ($280pp includes lunch buffet).
29 April Aqua will have an 8 course degustation menu 1-27 May, created by their new London chef Alberto Hernandez, at $788pp.
29 April Renaissance Harbour View is offering graduation dinner packages at $360pp from 1 May till end August.
28 April On 1-8 May Va Bene welcomes guest chef Davide Care from its Shanghai counterpart with a prix fixe menu ($668) featuring Scallop carpaccio, Roasted black cod with squid ink crust, Braised Wagyu beef, Marinated pineapple carpaccio…
28 April JW Marriott’s The Lounge has introduced Italian Aperitivo every Thursday with with premium Italian wines, beers, cocktails and an antipasto buffet 6.30-9.30pm for $168 including first drink.
27 April DiVino till end of May, has dishes featuring the wonderful chilli, from all over the world.
27 April Aqua‘s new mixologist, Paulo Figueiredo is holding a ‘cocktail school’ on 2 & 9 May, 4.30-6pm, teaching basics of cocktail making and ingredient combining. $500 per 2 people.
24 April Kyoto Joe has updated its menu with 10 new dishes including Thin crust pizza with sashimi tuna & smoked salmon, Beef tenderloin coated with crispy tempura crust, and Baked duck risotto with Shuneji mushroom.
23 April At the Royal Park, City Art‘s new set dinner menu is 3-courses ($198), 4-courses ($298) or char grilled 4-courses ($458).
23 April Izote is currently celebrating its 1st birthday with a 5 course lunch for $128, or a free margharita with dinner.
22 April Till end April, Sukhothai has a Chiang Mai cuisine promotion. Featured dishes include ‘Hung Lay’ northern pork stew, Chiangmai style egg noodle and Stirfried mince pork in spicy tomato sauce.
22 April Indochine 1929 is offering a set lunch special – buy 4 set lunches and get 1 set free. Also there’s 20% discount on all wine purchases during dining.
21 April One + One can arrange ‘pet parties’. Up to 50 people plus their mutts can hire the terrace area, with a ‘tea party package’ at $230pp for 3 hours, with snacks and freeflow soft drinks.
21 April 11 restaurants around Star Street have clubbed together with a Star Street Happy Hour club (free membership card) for extra discounts on Mon-Thu, 5-8pm. Pick up a card at the venues.
20 April Angelini presents an ‘Italy vs Australia’ 4 course wine dinner on 24 April for $1888. 3 grape varietals from each country will be served.
Mother’s Day Specials
Sakurada: 10 May – Set lunch Wagyu menu $988 for 2pp. Free strawberry cheesecake for mum during dinner.
Scala: 10 May – 5 course set menu $600.
Harlan’s: 10 May – Lunch buffet $398. Aussie style 6 course dinner $780. Free gift from Mikimoto.
Yee Tung Heen: 10 May – Dinner set for 6 people $2,888.
Cafe on the 1st: 9 May – Seafood dinner buffet $398/258, 10 May – Seafood dinner buffet $438/298 with half lobster.
H One: 10 May – Lunch buffet $468, 5 course dinner $688. Free Guerlain lipstick for mum with table of 4 or more.
JWs California: 9 May – Lunch buffet $380/210 (Dinner is a la carte. 10 May – lunch buffet $450/250, Set dinner from $465.
The Mistral: 10 May – semi buffet dinner $588/298 + freeflow Prosecco. (Just buffet $298 or dessert buffet $138.
Angelini: 10 May – 4 course set lunch or dinner $680 + free bellini.
Shang Palace: 10 May – set lunch $220 or $280; set dinner $468 or $668.
Morton’s: 10 May – 3 course set menu $675.
Santa Lucia: 9-10 May – 5 course dinner $288. Sunday brunch $388 (freeflow champagne).
Azure: 10 May – Dinner menus – 4 course $420, 6 course $570.
Cafe Express: 9-10 May – Lunch buffet for 2 $398 ($118 per child); 8-10 May – Dinner buffet for 2 $488 ($188 per child)
17 April Nadaman has introduced a ‘special value’ lunch menu, with sets ranging $150-250, and sets including Traditional Ten-shin lunch set, Charcoal-grilled Japanese pork loin steak set, Teppan burger set, Yaki sakana zen, Salmon steak lunch, Sirloin Usuyaki lunch and Ji-tori Nyumen. Finish before 12.45 to get 15% off.
16 April La Mer‘s new Hot ($688) or Cold ($588) Seafood Platter, to serve 2-3 people, also comes with a dinner set for 2 at $888 including soup, salad dessert and coffee/tea.
16 April Till 30 April there is a 4-course menu at $580 featuring organic and seasonal ingredients at Harlan’s. Main course choice of Scottish salmon or NZ lamb.
15 April There’s a wine seminar at Cucina on 16 April, hosted by Jeremy Oliver, and comparing 10 Old/New World wines. Dinner included.
15 April Shang Palace is offering a ‘Mini Buddha Jumps Over The Wall’ set menu, from 15 Apr-31 Jul for lunch and dinner. HK$6,388 per table of 12.
14 April Joia will host a 4 course Castello di Querceto wine dinner on April 30 for $688.
14 April LUX, California, Cbar, 2121bar and The Whiskey Priest have all extended their happy hours to 4-11pm every Mon-Wed.
9 April On 12 April Lux Sunday brunch includes freeflow Moet, Easter egg hungs, clown, prizes & more to entertain the kids $450/$150 (or only $280 for adults with soft drinks only).
9 April On Mondays during AprilKhana Khazana is offering ‘Eat what you want, pay what you can’, from 6pm onward.
8 April Through April Va Bene is offering a prix fixe early evening dinner menu at $358 including a glass of wine, 6-7.45pm every weekday night.
8 April Bar of Soup‘s Wednesday Singapore special this week is Lo Kai Yik – a Chinese stew that includes pork, chicken, veggies, tofu and squid.
7 April Yorkshire Pudding has finally received its alcohol licence. Thier new Happy hour is 10am-10pm, Mon-Thur.
7 April Punchline Comedy at Viceroy this month is on 16-18 April. As always, tickets $320. Happy hour 6-7.30. Buffet dinner $130.
6 April Grappa’s Cellar presents a live play of ‘Robin Hood’ on 18th-19th April. Tickets ($150 advance, $175 at the door) include free pizza, sandwiches and soft drinks!
6 April On 22 April Pressroom has a Chateau de Beaucastel and Domaine Perrin wine dinner. 6 course menu, plus 8 wines, with a discussion of each for $980pp.
3 April Through April Cafe Express is featuring a ‘Wagyu B & Hokkaido Milk’ dinner buffet. They also have lots of events for kids over the Easter break. Dinner buffet $248/148 or $268/168 on weekends and holidays.
2 April Every day after 5pm, bring your (80% new) unwanted books, toys, etc to The Pawn during April to get free beer or martini! Donations go to Salvation Army.
2 April Zuma‘s 5 new “zuma Haru Cocktails”, meaning Spring in Japanese, are going at $95 each.
1 April Till 30 June 2009, Café Kool‘s ‘Flash Your Age’ offer gets an age-equivalent discount on lunch or dinner buffet if you celebrate there on your birthday (min 6 ppl, max 12 ppl).
1 April Club JJs is offering 2-4-1 drinks on 3-4th April, as well as a free bowl of strawberries for every bottle of Champagne or spirit.
31 March Dressed salads have already opened their second branch at Shop 1 QRE Plaza, Wanchai (2295 4848).
31 March Tequila Jack’s is offering 10oz US steaks for only $88 on Saturdays.
30 March Sweet Corner at Hotel Panorama is celebrating their birthday by offering a free bithday cake to anyone whose birthday is before April 28 – only on your actual birthday (& please bring ID card!).
30 March Cammino is featuring white asparagus. Options include Asparagus cod baked with black olive tomato sauce, Veal escalope rolls with bel pease, mortadella and asparagus, or the simple boiled asparagus with a choice of Hollandaise, Lemon butter, or Orange sauce.
27 March There’s a new American (we think!) restaurant at 1/F California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong – Union J Tel 2537 2368.
26 March The Pawn is giving a free beer, wine or soft drink along with selected items in the Living Room Monday to Friday 11am-4pm.
26 March Roots Rumble this weekend at Grappa’s Cellar promises 4 great bands – Go Jimmy Go, The Astrophonix, and our own El Destroyo and Transnoodle. Entry is $220 with a free drink.
25 March On 23 March,The Box introduced a Thai lunch buffet at $88, including antipasto, appetiser, salad, hot dishes, soup, noodles and desserts.
25 March Morton’s at the Sheraton has an ongoing ‘Steak & Seafood’ promotion menu till 30 June. For $550 you get a single-cut filet mignon plus choice of seafood (scallops, colossal shrimp or crab).
24 March ToTT’s has a steak, chocolate and red wine menu – with choice of starter, six different kinds of steak to pick from and 4 chocolate desserts plus matched wine. $348-488.
24 March Yee Tung Heen is featuring lobster till end April. Dishes include Steamed lobster with lotus seeds and garlic or Steamed Boston lobster with wine & sumpreme sauce for $428, Australian lobster in Sa-cha sauce with angelhair pasta and more.
23 March Tivo is offering 2 for 1 Smirnoff cocktails on Saturdays and Sundays 5-9pm. All pizzas are $100 during this period too.
23 March Zuma has a new executive chef, Matthew Abergel – a Japanese food devotee from Vancouver. He says “You need to take time and effort to make sure a dish is the best it can be.”
20 March Gaia‘s prix fixe menu at $448, currently includes ‘melt-in-your mouth’ Quercy lamb, with options including fennel lamb meatballs, beetroot gnocchi with stewed lamb and roast shoulder of lamb rolled with Lardo di Colonnata and herbs.
19 March California is offering ‘buy one bottle of wine and get the second bottle for free!’
19 March Bubba Gump‘s new menu features Fresh fish & seafood, Asian flavors and stir-fries. Appetizers from $80. Main courses are $140-$275, including Steamed mussels, clams, snow crab, shrimp and lobster claw served in a pan, Oven-baked seabass stuffed with crab and shrimp, Pan fried baramundi with mango pineapple salsa and Grilled Cajun snapper.
18 March There’s 12 more days to enjoy the Boston Lobster menu at Sakurada. Try Stewed Boston Lobster in Japanese Style, Stewed Boston Lobster with Cream and Miso, Grilled Boston Lobster in Hokkaido Style and Teppanyaki Boston Lobster with Butter.
18 March Santa Lucia now hosts DJ Nights every Friday and Saturday from 10.30pm. Bar snack menu available, and unlimited drinks on Friday (‘High Heels Night’) for ladies.
17 March Graze is now open on Sundays.
17 March JJs is offering a free bottle of wine to anyone who orders two char-grilled lobsters.
16 March Aqua has a new ‘Deliziosa’ dessert menu – trifle with mixed seasonal berries; pineapple, almond and polenta cake with mascarpone ice-cream; tiramisu
with espresso and Kahlua liqueur soaked Savoiardi biscuits are a few of the options at $98–108. Or you can try the mini-dessert platter.
13 March Gaia has introduced a champagne and oyster after work special. Every day from 6.30pm, you get a glass of Brut Rosè, three fresh-shucked oysters and a platter of smoked and cured Italian ham for HK$180.
13 March Azure‘s new ‘Mix & Match’ High Tea Set allows you to pick any 8 from 16 options including profiteroles, foie gras crostini, mixed fruit tart… plus unlimited tea/coffee for $138pp or $258 for 2.
12 March We discovered a new Thai place yesterday. Blue Ginger looks like a handy lunch spot at 92 Wellington Street with all the classics, ‘build your own curry’, and they even deliver (3101 1433).
12 March Harlan’s is offering a crab menu on 16 March-12 April containing about 300g of crab. A highlight is the Alaskan King Crab, served with roasted Coral Trout, black trumpet mushrooms, ginger yam puree
and watercress. 5-course menu is $580.
11 March Wasabisabi is featuring sea urchin, or ‘uni’ this month, with daily specials.
11 March On 14 March Dot Cod is holding a ‘Wine, words and wisdom’ dinner – a 4 course meal accompanied by matching wines and anecdotes from 4 authors – Charles Foran, Nam Le, John O’Sullivan and Janice Lee. $800.
10 March Pressroom is offering daily specials – Mon – Wagyu beef, Tue – Mixed grill, Wed – Duck confit, Thu – Rabbit with bacon, Fri – Coq au vin, Sat – Sea bass, Sun – Beef wellington!
10 March Mozart Stub’n has an Austrian wine pairing dinner on 11 & 18 March, with 4 courses, for $468 (or $328 without wine, but why would you do that?).
9 March 2 + 2 Restaurant and 1 + 1 Bar at Royal Park Hotel are featuring Singaporean and Australian dishes in the dinner buffet (Mon-Thu $248, Fri $268, Weekend $298), and snacks at the bar. First 60 bookings each day get 30% off.
6 March There’s a new Thai opening next week – Box Thai is promising ‘modern Thai delicacies in a contemporary setting’. 1/F Shui King Court, 4-8 Arbuthnot Road, tel 9123 6049.
5 March Fourth Floor‘s new Spring dinner menu at $380pp has 4 courses with a choice of each course.
5 March Robatayaki has a sake dinner on 7 March – featuring Born and Manzairaku brewers and plum wine. Dinner for $750 includes sashimi, wagyu marinated pomfret etc.
4 March Aqua Spirit is hosting DJ Rink from India this Saturday 7th. Entry $100 advance, $150 on the door.
3 March Harbour Grill is hosting a wine dinner on 6 March, featuring Chateau Palmer from Margaux. $1,200pp for 5 courses with wine plus Champagne reception.
2 March The new Royal High Tea at H-Tea-O includes 2 glasses of sparking wine along with 2 pots of premium tea, and a cake stand loaded with delicacies for $238 for 2/$178 without the wine.
2 March Cecconi’s is hosting guest chef Harry Lilai till 4 March with a special tasting menu.
27 February On 2-9 March, Amber has a 6 course ‘Chocaholics’ menu for $1,188 (or $2,076 with paired wine) in collaboration with La Maison du Chocolat. There’s an 8 course gala dinner on 5 March (1,488/$2,376 with wine). Also a chocolate making workshop at 3pm on 6th March ($2,488).
26 February On 2-15 March, Grand Cafe at the Grand Hyatt is featuring seasonal Australian produce in the dinner buffet. Plenty of fresh seafood options, damper bread, Wagyu beef, kangaroo steak and much more. $460 or $490 with freeflow wine/$230 for kids.
25 February NaturoPlus is hosting an evening of fusion cuisine with Chau Wing Cheong of Tai Ma sauces. 8 courses plus 2 glasses organic wine for $220. 28 February and 7 March.
25 February Thai Lemongrass has introduced a new a la carte menu. There are 20% discounts for early birds (at 11.30-1pm for lunch, and 6.30-8pm for dinner).
24 February On 2-7th March, Jimmy’s Kitchen is celebrating St David’s day with a 3 course Welsh menu, with choices such as Leek cawl, Welsh lamb rump, Welsh salmon, and more, for $298.
23 February There’s a new Spanish tapas place at 1/F 54-62 Lockhart Road – called Uno Mas (2527 9111).
23 February There’s a new Italian restaurant at Holiday Inn Golden Mile. Osteria promises authentic homemade regional Italian fare (2315 1010).
20 February There’s a new menu starting 23 February at Santa Lucia which includes slow-cooked beef cheek ravioli ($108), Alaska crab meat and avocado mille feuille ($98), foie gras, Porterhouse steak etc.
19 February In a sign of the times, Royal Plaza Hotel is offering interest-free installment plans for wedding banquets!.
19 February Milano‘s current Tuscany menu includes homemade lasagna, Orecchiette with prawns, and Goat cheeese ravioli.
18 FebruaryDuring weekday happy hour (5-9pm), Wooloomooloo is offering complimentary mini beef and chicken burgers with your drinks.
18 February Bar of Soup‘s Singapore special tonight from 7pm is Mee Siam.
17 February The Chippy‘s new breakfast menu includes black pudding, lamb sausage, danish bacon, square sausage, and irn bru. Mmmm.
17 February BLT Steak‘s happy hour has freeflow wine and beer with complimentary canapes 5-7pm daily for $98.
16 February La Brasserie has a 4 course Cottage Vineyard wine dinner on 27 February at $598pp.
16 February Roka is now serving snacks, mojitos, wines and beers all for for $38 each, 3-8pm on weekdays.
13 February 1/5 Nuevo has a wine & tapas dinner on 17 February featuring 5 Arzuaga Navarro wines with matched tapas for $458pp.
12 February Graze is now serving mojitos at only $52 per glass.
12 February On February 18-27, H One welcomes two Michelin stars chef Juuse Mikkonen from Finland, to present a gastronomic menu.
11 February The Verandah (Repulse Bay) will be closed 16 February to mid-August for refurbishment.
10 February Ketel One vodka has come to Hong Kong. It has been made in Holland by the Nolet family since 1691, and is available at Peninsula, Mandarin, 4 Seasons, and top bars, as well as CitySuper, ThreeSixty and Great.
10 February Sky Lounge at Hotel Jen has launched Moet & Chandon Champagne evenings – from 8pm you can get 2 glasses of Moet with canapes for $168.
9 February Kyoto Joe is offering a special Kaiseki set dinner for $350pp, with 8 courses including king prawns, oysters, yellowtail…
9 February Main St Deli has a Chili con carne menu till end February – for HK$158 you get 3 chili cones with a choice of five fillings (chicken, beef, lamb, shrimp or eggplant-capsicum) all topped with guacamole, tomatoes and sour cream.
6 February Hoi King Heen‘s Good Fortune menu for Spring Dinner includes innovations such as deep-fried pork balls with dragonfruit, and sautéed cube salmon with mushrooms. Prices for a table of 12 range up from $6580.
5 February The Mistral Valentine Culinary Kit at $2,888 includes a 5 course cooking class on 7th February, 3-5pm, plus a ready-to-go basket of ingredients and a bottle of Veuve Cliquot Rose to pick up on 13th/14th.
5 February Harbour Grill has an early evening special offer for set dinner at $350pp for diners between 6-7pm.
4 February Soho has another new restaurant – Brivo serves French/Italian cuisine at 36b Staunton Street (2899 2244).
4 February Over in Tsimshatsui, Canadian chain New York Fries has opened its first Asian branch at Shop 2602 Harbour City (3106 4686).
3 February California, Baci, Baci Pizza, Tokio Joe and Kyoto Jo are offering 2 for 1 on bottles of wine through February.
3 February Thai Lemongrass is offering a game menu with a Thai twist, including Grilled quail marinated with basil, garlic & black pepper, Grilled venison marinated in lemongrass, and Game hen with basil, lemongrass & coriander. Mmm
2 February Fat Angelo’s is offering ‘all you can eat’ including 2 standard drinks for $250/140pp.
2 February La Brasserie at MarcoPolo Gateway has a Pyrenees baby lamb menu till end February. Try Lamb shoulder kebab, Lamb cassoulet, Lamb navarin or many other options (main courses around $225-$260)
22 January There’s a new Sunday evening buffet at H One. $488 gets you premium seafood, homemade pastas, roasts and grill plus salads, soups, desserts. And till end February, four people get charged for only 3 (thats $366pp).
22 January The new City Art Restaurant + Grill has started a Sunday & public holidays buffet brunch featuring an al fresco stone grill counter (try Lamb chop with tarragon sauce, Chargrilled seabass, sirloin or ribeye steak etc). $168/128.
22 January The Press Room has a Vignoble Thienpont wine dinner on 4 February, including 6 Bordeaux wines plus 4 course dinner for $690pp.
21 January One+One Bar at the Royal Park Hotel is offering Vietnamese snacks, including Soft-shell crab spring roll ($78), and and Sugarcane prawn ($48), as well as 2 types of beer (33 and 39) for $52.
21 January A shiny new steakhouse imported from America, BLT Steak, is now open at G62 Ocean Terminal, TST (2730 3508).
20 January Gaylord and Viceroy are running a Hyderabad festival to end January.
20 January To take your mind off the cold, The Verandah‘s Readinf Room is offering fondues – try Gruyere & raclette with saffron ($388 for 2), Truffle & Champagne with Emmental & Tilsiter ($458 for 2), or maybe Lindt chocolate? Mmmm.
19 January Opening any day now, Mrs Jones is a new Italian from the people that brought you Tapeo. Its at B/F Harilela House, 79 Wyndham Street.
19 January Talking of Tapeo, you can get sangrias on the house there with lunch or dinner on Sundays (www.tapeo.hk.
16 January For a ready to grill BBQ, look no further than Graze‘s new menu for $108pp, including a choice from 10 different marinaded meats, plus fish, salad and desserts.
15 January Scala is highlighting tomato in its new set lunch, with 4 courses at $288. Available till 27 February.
15 January Angelini‘s new ‘Sunday Seafood Pranzo’ buffet comes with freeflow Prosecco and features main courses such as Roasted sea bass, Roast rack of lamb, Rosemary chicken etc plus homemade desserts for $438pp.
14 January McSorley’s January burger is the TExas BBQ, with red onion, cheddar cheese, bacon, coleslaw and jalapeno sauce – $98.
14 January To celebrate gaining a Michelin star, Hutong has a ‘Best of the Best’ menu available till end March, for $880 or with paired wine and Champagne for an extra $420.
13 January Harlan’s weekend brunch includes buffet starters, mains of ‘Roast of the Day’, wood-stone roasted spring chicken, veggie option, half a baked Boston lobster or jet flown fish of the day, and a selection of desserts – $298/198.
13 January On 15 January La Brasserie has a wine dinner featuring wines from from Chateau Montus and Chateau Bouscassé, with a special 4 course foie gras menu. It’s $588pp.
12 January Viceroy‘s Comedy Club is 15-17 January. $320, plus $130 for buffet dinner from 7pm.
12 January Kowloon Shangri La has launched cooking classes ‘Tour of Italy’ the last Saturday of each month, 9.30am-2.30pm with free lunch at Angelini. $818 or buy 3 get 1 free.
9 January As you can see from our review, Cepage is the name finally chosen for the ‘Les Amis’ restaurant in the Star Street area. Check it out.
8 January The new black truffle set menu at Aspasia is 5 courses including Scallop, Lobster agnolotti, Beef tenderloin Rossini style for $1,288. Available through January.
8 January Frites has a good Sunday roast deal – $165pp (minimum of 4 people) for roast lamb with all the trimmings.
7 January Sakurada is offering both Hokkaido seafood and Aussie Wagyu sheep dishes at half price during January. Wagyu sheep tartar, hotpot and other dishes are now $90.
7 January Azure‘s new signature seafood platter comes with 2 glasses of Moet for $568 or Green Point sparkling for $468. Additional people are charged an extra $300 or $250 respectively.
6 January Cucina now offers a Saturday dim sum set lunch at $128pp. (Or a choice of 3 dim sum plus dessert for only $118.)
6 January Adrenaline‘s ‘Ladiesirous night’ tomorrow (7th) has free entry for ladies with a glass of champagne, manicures, and a light buffet. Men are charged $180.
5 January Royal Park Hotel has a new European restaurant – City Art Restaurant & Grill promises ‘classic dishes with an original twist’. 2694 3968.
5 January The Pressroom is offering freeflow 2006 vintage wine every Monday evening through January and February!
News Archive 2008