Finally, the oppressive heat of summer has given way to autumn and with it, more temperate days and cooler nights. This glorious time of year is always ripe for gathering with friends and celebrating life over a good meal and a few drinks. Alfresco Lane in Tsim Sha Tsui serves as a perfect location for this, boasting a wealth of different cuisines, and stunning harbour-front views in a serene oasis where one can escape from the hustle and bustle of the city!
If these points aren’t appetising enough, there’re are also big dining deals going on here to ring in the autumn season until October 31st. With so much to whet one's appetite, let’s look at the line-up of autumnal awesomeness!
Prepare to be instantly transported across oceans to Germany upon entering this Tsim Sha Tsui hot spot. Not only will patrons find a mouth-watering selection of germanic delicacies to treat their tastebuds to, but also an impressive range of imported beers to wash it all down with. What's more, the Oktoberfest Menu — which includes the original Munich Oktoberfest beer — means that this autumn is the ideal time to get down there and eat, drink and enjoy with friends. Prost!
G6, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Deal: welcome drink for à la carte diners.
Affording diners some of the best harbour views in the city to go with their fare, Gordon Ramsay's casual English pub-style restaurant is a great bet this autumn. As well as serving up Anglo favourites like Fish & Chips, Bangers & Mash and Shepherd’s Pie, there's also a lot going on here in the way of entertainment, with live music and big-screen coverage of all the major sporting events so you don't miss a beat. Gather a group of friends and add a touch of London to your evening with the help of the restaurant's large range of beers and wines.
G5, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Deal: a complimentary welcome glass of prosecco for diners who order a main from the à la carte menu.
Fancy eating delectable Thai food while taking in stunning views of Victoria Harbour? Thought so, and for this the go-to this autumn is certainly Namo. Helmed by renowned chefs Khun Wijannarongk Kunchit and Alejandro Sanchez, this Michellin Guide-recommended eatery takes Thai cuisine to new heights with its contemporary takes on old classics. We recommend kicking off your meal with the Spiced Lamb Cake ($118) lovingly adorned with Sriracha Mayonnaise before moving on to the succulent and flavourful Chiang Mai Pork Belly ($228). To wash the food down, why not try a tipple from the extensive wine list, or a tantalising Thai-infused cocktail?
G18, Empire Centre, 68 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Deal: welcome drink for dinner diners outside of happy hour.
Priding itself on its pizzas, love for music and social responsibility, the internationally loved restaurant chain is getting colourful this autumn in serving up a range of seasonal ingredients designed to suit everyone from meat loves to flexitarians and fully fledged vegetarians. As well as the revered pizzas, there are mouth-watering dishes to choose from including the Burger Formaggi ($138), an Italian, bolognese, tomato sauce and parmesan-filled slant on the classic burger, the Penne alla Norma ($118), which is loaded with eggplants, cherry tomatoes, basil, ricotta and pomodoro sauce, and the Apple Tortino ($73), which fuses Apple and cinnamon to delicious effect. Buon Appetito!
G31-33, 49-51 Empire Centre, 68 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Deal: one dessert per table with a minimum spend of HK$200 on the à la carte menu.
The internationally popular steakhouse brand is refreshing palates this autumn by releasing its limited-time "The Freshest From Down Under" menu. The menu includes a plethora of premium Aussie foods and wines, with some foodie highlights including the Grilled Australia Full Lamb Rack ($590) sourced from the verdant pastures of the Western District of Victoria, and the Steamed Australia Live Blue Mussels with Lemon Butter Herb Sauce ($148) which come from the nutrient-rich waters of Tasmania to tingle your tastebuds! If all that's not quite enough to fill you up, then up your gourmand game with gravy, add-on focaccia ($20) or spaghetti ($40).
66 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Deal: one free dessert per table upon spending at least $500 on dinner.
DiVino, the group behind this classy Italian joint, promotes the idea that indulgence is an individual luxury, and they certainly practice what they preach with their "No menu- No limitations - No rules" white truffle experience that is sure to be a hit. The eatery is also celebrating its 12th anniversary this autumn, and is serving up the most popular dishes every year from the last 12 years in a campaign that is sure to delight your tastebuds!
G5-8, 12-17 Empire Centre, 68 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Deal: free welcome drink with every pasta dish, pizza or main course from the à la carte menu.