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!
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.
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.