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  1. Agora
    Photograph: Courtesy Agora
  2. Agora
    Photograph: Courtesy Agora
  3. Agora
    Photograph: Courtesy AgoraPercebes
  4. Erizo, Agora
    Erizo I Photograph: Tatum Ancheta
  5. Agora
    Photograph: Courtesy AgoraAperitivo - Rubia Gallega Tartare (beef tartare), Erizo (sea urchin), and Escabeche (Galician mussel)
  6. Chef Antonio Oviedo and Anton Marquez
    Photograph: Courtesy AgoraChef Antonio Oviedo and Anton Marquez

Time Out says

Agora is the second restaurant venture by Madrid-born chef Antonio Oviedo. If 22 Ships is any indication of what Agora is like, it is nothing short of amazing. Unlike the ever-popular 22 Ships focusing on upscale casual tapas, Agora is a contemporary Spanish fine-dining concept that focuses on the chef’s roots to push out degustation menus highlighting seasonal ingredients from Spain and innovative cooking techniques like cultivation and dehydration. 

Dine amidst intimate surroundings and enjoy elevated Spanish dishes carefully crafted in the open kitchen. The best seat in the house is, of course, the bar where you can watch the theatrical preparation of each dish. The restaurant offers lunch and dinner seasonal menus (starts at $1,388 to $1,788 per head), which serves predominantly fish and shellfish, one or two meat courses, and desserts. If you'd like to request pescatarian options, you must send your request ahead when you book as it is subject to availability.

The meal ritual starts with a freshly baked serving of candeal bread – a traditional Spanish bread, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, which you can dip on Agora's Verdial extra virgin olive oil that came from centenary mountain olive trees from the Axarquía region in Malaga – followed by Erizo, a sea urchin flan topped with sea urchin served with slices of muscat grapes, a good prelude to the meals that come after. Standout dishes include Ventresca – tuna belly soaked in Agora's homemade fermented fish sauce called garum served under a bed of smoked aubergine topped with Ossetra caviar – and a new interpretation to their signature percebes dish now served with a gazpachuelo, a soup recipe from Malaga where it's a staple fisherman's dish.

Tatum Ancheta
Written by
Tatum Ancheta


Shop 14, G/F D Hall, Tai Kwun 10 Hollywood Road, Central
Hong Kong
Opening hours:
Wed-Sun 6pm-10pm
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