First look: H Queen’s restaurants preview

There’s more than just art galleries at Central’s newest cultural hub
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By Olivia Lai and Ann Chiu |
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A wave of excitement swept the Hong Kong art scene last month with the opening of H Queen’s, a brand new purpose-built 24-storey vertical art complex in the heart of Central. Currently housing eight world-class art galleries and auction houses – read our guide for details – the hub is also aiming to be a popular dining destination. From penthouse French fine dining restaurants to internationally-acclaimed Peruvian cuisine as well as some seriously photogenic venues, scroll down to discover all the exciting new restaurants you can look forward to. 

H Queen’s restaurants preview

Restaurants, French

Arbor

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One of the most exciting announcements regarding H Queen’s is Arbor, a French fine-dining restaurant with Finnish rising star chef Eric Räty at the helm. Promising innovative dishes inspired by nature and the changing seasons in a forest-themed setting with rustic vibes – even if the original rendering photo looks quite the opposite – Arbor should make for a tranquil getaway in the heart of Central. You can also wind down with brunch every weekend before popping in to the galleries downstairs.

Restaurants, French

Ecriture

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Following the success of the art-inspired Bibo and design winner The Ocean, dining group Le Comptoir has just unveiled its latest eye-popping venture, Ecriture. A penthouse French fine-dining venue named after renowned Korean artist Park Seo-bo’s ground-breaking abstract expressionist series, dishes at Ecriture attempt to emulate Park’s paintings through bold colours and designs relying heavily on shapes and lines. With an open kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows, diners can drink in the view while savouring French culinary art paired with refined Japanese ingredients. Open now. 

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Restaurants, Pâtisseries

Vive Cake Boutique

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Renowned for its photogenic, decorative cakes, popular bakery Vive Cake Boutique’s new outpost at H Queen’s is just as Instagrammable too. Minimalist and feminine with plenty of pastel pink thrown around, we suspect there’ll be a large number of selfies taken here. But the main stars remain the cakes. Aside from its signature Uni-cone, Treasure Hunt and Tarta Banoffee, the new bakery is also rolling out new creations like the Pastel Lovers cake and a special breakfast croissant and coffee combo. Open now. 

Restaurants

Ichu Peru (Opens late July)

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South American cuisine in Hong Kong has been on the rise thanks to the popularity of restaurants like Buenos Aires Polo ClubBrickhouse and La Pampa. And joining the club this year is Ichu Peru. As you can tell from its name, Ichu brings Hong Kong a range of excellent, authentic Peruvian food. The excitement doesn’t end there, the anticipated restaurant is also led by Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez Véliz, the recipent of the coveted Chef’s Choice Award 2017 at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.  

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Restaurants, Greek

Estiatorio Keia (Opening to be announced)

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If the previous concepts seem a bit hoity toity, then for something a little more down to earth, look forward to the opening of H Queen’s Greek restaurant. Details are still thin on the ground but visitors can expect Estiatorio Keia to offer refined Greek cuisine with a focus on fresh seafood. If you’re craving a taste of the Mediterranean, look no further. 

Restaurants, French

La Petite Maison (Opening to be announced)

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With branches all over the world, from London and Miami to Istanbul and Abu Dhabi, acclaimed restaurant La Petite Maison finally arrives on our shores with a location in H Queen’s. Offering up an inspired yet simple take on French Mediterranean and Niçoise cuisine, prepare to be floored by its quality and authentic flavours. 

And don’t forget the galleries

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