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By The Loop HK Staff | November 18th, 2019
  • Cafe, Restaurant
  • Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Address: 5/F,18 Salisbury Road,Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Website: https://www.bayfaresocial.hk
  • Open Hours: Daily, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Capacity: 120
  • Open Since: November 1st, 2019
  • Phone: 3891-8732
  • Rating: 4
  • Cuisine: European, Spanish
  • Ambience: Casual

Delicious All-day Dining: Rosewood Hong Kong has plenty of exciting dining options — and now, the hotel is adding Bayfare Social to its culinary lineup. It’s a casual, market-style space featuring counters with different Spanish-inspired bites up for grabs. 

Look & Feel: This well-lit restaurant space comes complete with a contemporary, unpretentious design with plenty of seating either at the variety of counters, at dining tables, or even on the outdoor terrace overlooking the harbor.

Fresh seafood is on display at the counters, while there’s also a bar offering Spanish draft beer and more. Diners are encouraged to move around and explore the grub on offer — or simply sit down and order from a menu. 

Bayfare Social

On the Menu: Bayfare Social comprises a number of different stations, each offering a different kind of grub — there’s the deli, which serves salads, sandwiches, and cheese and cold cut platters, the seafood station, where you can find fresh seafood and crudo, the hot tapas station, and the pasta and noodles station. The cocktail menu features a strong focus on aperitifs. For early birds, breakfast is served from 8:30am to 11am, with pastries and yoghurt bowls alike up for grabs. 

We sample a variety of dishes from each station. From the deli, the kale salad ( $95) and burrata ($140) are straightforward stand-outs, while we’d happily go for more of the baby squid ($95) and the braised short ribs ($150) from the tapas menu. Oxtail ragu tagliatelle is comforting and tasty, as was the chocolate tart ($50) to finish.

Jeng: The food is solid, which is impressive given its long, long menu, and the ambiance is buzzing and convivial.

Not So Jeng: While spacious and stylish, Bayfare Social is just out of the way enough that it’s better to plan a meal there rather than casually drop by after a stint of shopping in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui — which is a little counterintuitive when casual meals is what the establishment feels best for.

Great For: Meals with a group that can’t decide on a cuisine — everyone’s likely to be happy with the selection here. Also, simple yet upscale hotel fare that won’t break the bank.

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This writeup was based on a complimentary media tasting. The Loop HK doesn’t guarantee/sell restaurant review coverage. See our editorial policy here.