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Mar 19, 2014 01:15 PM

Hong Kong Suggestions

Need some help.

Got great suggestions the last few times My brother and I met up for supper in HK! Top favorites over the past few years were Bo Innovation, yardbird and Liberty Private works.

Coming again next week, and meeting my brother for 1 meal.

What do you think of these options? Tate, St Betty or Cafe Gray deluxe. Leaning more towards Tate cause of tasting menu and a smaller restaurant feel?

Or any suggestions? Budget without alcohol will be around 800-1200 hk?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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  1. Sorry, meant to say budget was 800-1200 per person without alcohol.

    Thanks again!

    1. Cafe Gray is very much international food, it's a nice trendy space, but for me a bit business lunch - I find the attached bar is better for just a drink.

      St Betty has really great food, I love Shane Osbourne's cooking, but I find the fact it's in a shopping centre irritating. Many people have shopping bags and are fuelling rather than dining - that said I may head there for lunch today.

      Tate is very good, it's a nice, quite cute space, and the cooking is very modern. It's multi course, degustation, but not too heavy. I enjoyed it but have not rushed back.

      A few others: Principle is very good, well spaced tables and a Spanish influenced fine dining menu. Catalunya (sp?) is pretty popular and buzzy, good Spanish food from some ex-El Bulli alumni. And Akrame (offshoot of Paris restaurant) opened recently - but I have not been (and it may stretch the budget).

      In the Yardbird style Spanish is hot with 22 Ships and Ham & Sherry (both no booking tapas by Jason Attherton). Chom Chom is a buzzy modern Vietnamese, and Chachawan is great Isaan food - all no booking.

      Craft beer is pretty hot in a HK these days. The a Roundhouse has a lot of US beers and BBQ but not really a sit down place, and The Tipping Point has fewer beers, but is a better space, and has Que Vinh Dang (the brilliant ex TBLS private kitchen chef/owner) who will be brewing (soon I hope) and is cooking a great "dude food" menu.

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      1. re: PhilD

        Thanks for the Suggestions Phil!

        Especially the suggestion for the Principal. Think we might just go there. Menu looks interesting. Now just have to decide on either the 7 or 10 course degustation. ; )

        Have you tried any whisky bars? Thinking of going to Nocturne after supper. We tried B.A.R last time. Loved his passion for Japanese whisky.

        1. re: Jaetee

          Excellent - can't really help with whisky as it's not my tipple. I understand there are quite a few specialists now, Principle is just around the corner from Cafe Gray which is a good late night bar - I enjoy their Negroni's

          1. re: PhilD

            Heard about their great cocktails from Cafe Gray. Didn't know they were that close. Most probably just go there then.

            Thanks again!