New restaurants and bars to try in Hong Kong this month
Adding to the collection of shiny new restaurants at Pacific Place comes one of Dining Concept’s latest ventures, Bizou. Helmed by chef Magnus Hansson, the menu here features his interpretation of American brasserie fare. Drinks come courtesy of mixology maestro Joseph Boroski and the interior is designed by Neri and Hu. Quite the trio, then.
A sophisticated new lounge bar in Central, previously occupied by popular LKF haunt Solas. Love it or loathe it, Solas was an institution, a popular spot for a pissed-up boogie on Wyndham Street. Its replacement, Halcyon, may come from the same stable but it seems to be a more sophisticated upgrade.
An intimate and exquisite edomae sushi experience on Hollywood Road. That’s what this new 10 guests-only sushi counter from dining group Le Comptoir promises. Enjoy the chef’s excellent omakase selections, as well as some of the most authentic sushi on the scene at this swish just-opened restaurant.
A new Classified has just opened its doors in The Upton in Sai Ying Pun. There’s a semi-outdoor seating area and the menu features the chain’s popular burgers, smoothies and cheeses, with this branch dishing up French fromage from Les Frères Marchand and English cheeses from Neal’s Yard Dairy.
This two-level space is the fourth and final member of the 8 Lyndhurst revamp by ZS Hospitality. The wet market-inspired theme sees white tiles, red lamps and birdcages mingle with frescoes of old Hong Kong. With an excellent list of spirits and an inviting atmosphere, Lee Lo Mei is perfectly set up to fill the shoes of its predecessor, La Piola.
The Harbour Plaza Metropolis’ alfresco bar just got a makeover and is now The Patio Bar, sporting top harbour views from its ample space outside the hotel’s famous buffet eatery, Promenade. Neon is the key, particularly the glowing LED furniture which is placed around the area, itself boasting plenty of greenery, palm trees and a gushing water feature to give the venue a super-chilled ambience.
Spanish asador helmed by Spanish chef Juanjo Carrillo, Alzina brings a touch of the Mediterranean to Tsim Sha Tsui. The food here is grill-focused, although there are other Spanish dishes on the menu too, including the suckling pig, tapas like red lobster croquettas and paellas of different hues. You must try the sangria with local fruits. Olé!