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By Stacey Marcelo | March 5th, 2024

When it comes to what to eat, options matter. Luckily we’re never going to run out of them with an ever evolving dining scene of new restaurants and exciting new menus awaiting your discovery. In today’s Eat What, we go through eight of our top picks to dig into in the month of March.


Ming Pavilion

Ming Pavilion, Island Shangri-La Hong Kong’s latest dining destination, pays homage to the rich heritage of Hokkien cuisine. Chef Jack Lam and Tea Master Tiffany Chan craft an immersive dining experience that feature dishes including their signature Five-spice Pork Roll and the Xiamen-style Popiah and Steamed Mud Crab with Glutinous Rice. Additionally, the restaurant features a curated selection of Chinese teas to pair with their dishes, including a selection of 18 Chinese teas, among which 14 varieties are imported straight from Fujian.

Level 8, Island Shangri-La Hong Kong, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Admiralty; +852 2820 8580

 

XX Bar

XX, Rosewood Hong Kong’s secret bar reopened last month on the fifth floor. Previously a ladies-only speakeasy, XX is now open to everyone to enjoy expertly crafted cocktails and tasty bites. The intimate yet sophisticated space boasts patterned wallpaper, plush furniture, and a stunning bar that acts as the centre piece.

Enjoy a drink on their terrace and take in the breathtaking views of Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, 5pm to midnight, extending to 1am on weekends. Walk-ins only.

5/F Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui;  +852 3891 8732

 

Donovan

Get ready for an exciting four-hand collaboration from 13 to 16 March 2024 as the culinary legend returns at the modern European restaurant DONOVAN. Jointly presented by the celebrated chef duo who crafted the fine dining scene in Hong Kong from early 2000s, “Chef Donovan Cooke & Chef Roland Schuller Private Table” will preserve a lineup of classic signatures from their statement restaurants with a hidden dish crafted by two masterminds.

The four-course lunch is priced at HK$780* per guest; and a full seven-course dinner priced at HK$2,380* per guest.

16F, Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 5228 7006

 

Teppanyaki Mihara Goten

Teppanyaki Mihara Goten (TMG) promises diners a unique new dining experience. Chef Mihara takes inspiration from his extensive travels and multicultural experiences to elevate the teppanyaki experience with the additional subtleties of flavours, textures, and presentations that are the hallmarks of kappo cuisine.

Menu highlights include the Grilled fish maw in creamy chicken soup, Broiled Ezo Abalone with Hokkaido Sea Urchin and lobster lovers should not miss the Grilled Australian Lobster with Rich Hollandaise Sauce.

With the addition of his homemade sauces – inspired by French, Italian, and Chinese cuisine – Chef Mihara’s innovative approach results in dishes that are deeply rooted in Japanese culture, yet global in their appeal, epitomising his “Wa Modern” philosophy.

3/F CUBUS, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay; +852 5394 3689

 

SOMM

Housed in the beating heart of the city, the French neo-bistro SOMM at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, launches a flexible 2-course or 3-course ‘SOMMLunch’, offering an ideal business lunch and mini crafted by Chef celebration destination for gourmands to savour exquisite seasonal delicacies Richard Ekkebus in a relaxed, initiate ambiance during the busiest hours in town.

For starters try the Shikanoshima Clams, Potato, Kabu & Wakame Velouté. Other hightlights include the Yellow Chicken with Black Winter Truffle and for dessert try SOMM’s signature Abinao Chocolate Souffle with Cacao Sorbet.

‘SOMMLunch’ is available from Monday to Friday between 12:00nn and 2:30pm, priced at HKD498+ and HKD598+ per person for 2-course and 3-course menus respectively.

7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central; +852 2132 0033

 

GROUNDSWELL

Surfers rejoice! Groundswell is the city’s first in-mall surfing destination and restaurant which recently made its debut at Kai Tak AIRSIDE. Specialising in Southeast Asian cuisine and led by chef Heri Raharjo (formerly of Potato Head Hong Kong) expect flavourful Indonesian and Thai classics including Prawn Papaya Salad, Chicken Satay, Pad Thai, Beef Rendang and more, as well as Asian-inspired drinks like iced lemongrass drink, butterfly coconut juice and Thai bubble milk tea.

Open to seasoned surfers and complete beginners, Groundswell offers open 60-minute sessions for HK$500 with a professional surf coach, equipment, towels, and access to locker rooms and showers; or memberships for HK$1,500 per month.

Perfect for group events, from corporate gatherings to birthdays, Groundswell is a new and exhilarating entertainment venue, combining the excitement of surfing with good food and a vibrant atmosphere.

601, Airside, 2 Concorde Road, Kai Tak, Kowloon; +852 3564 8345

 

Bambino

Located on Peel Street, Bambino is a modern, new French and Italian bistro and wine bar. The casual eatery serves up seasonal plates that focus on flavours, freshness and simplicity.  Try the cheese and charcuterie boards, spinach fritters and ricotta, or if you’re feeling more peckish opt for the Angus Meat and  Potatoes or the Eggplant Parmesan. Let your hair down and enjoy cocktails, wines and live DJ sets every Friday night!

45 Peel Street, Soho; +852 5265 0573 (Whatsapp)