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Two of Hong Kong’s top chefs are opening a new restaurant in Soho this May

Written by
Craig Sauers

The dining scene in Soho is about to get a shot in the arm. In late May, star chefs Chris Grare (Lily & Bloom) and Arron Rhodes (Gough's on Gough) are set to open their first joint venture, Kinship.

Enticing? Good. It should be. The chefs are responsible for a couple of the best restaurants to open in Hong Kong in recent years. Now, with Kinship, located on 2-4 Shelley Street, the two are promising rustic and soulful cuisine with a New World edge, as well as a relaxed atmosphere centred on family and relationships. Presumably, that means more of a down-to-earth experience on the whole — the kind of place where you can put the phones away for a while (ha) and focus on the wine you’re drinking, the food you’re eating and the conversation you’re having.

The relationship angle goes beyond dining, though. The chefs are working with a farm-to-table concept that places importance on forming sustainable relationships with local farms and suppliers. What that means in terms of the dishes themselves will be revealed in a few weeks, when Grare takes the helm in the kitchen and Rhodes steps forward to handle front of the house duties. 

Keep your eyes peeled for more details in the near future.

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