Neighborhood Newcomer: Not to be outdone by neighboring Sai Ying Pun and K-Town, Shek Tong Tsui is become cooler and cooler by the minute. It recently welcomed Cellar Door Tapas Bar and Restaurant, just a few steps away from HKU Station.
Look & Feel: Cellar Door is decked out with long tables throughout the venue, while the bar also provides ample seating. There’s a bit of the industrial chic thing going on with an exposed ceiling and wooden furniture, but the vibe is very much a cozy, casual one.
On the Menu: Here you can expect a range of bar snacks and tapas encompassing different flavors and styles of cuisine (think Malaysian Bourguignon) at very reasonable prices, plus an excellent selection of wines to boot. Wines by the glass start at just $40. There are more than 30 varieties of red alone — from Shiraz and Merlot to Malbec — alongside whites, bubblies and dessert wines aplenty. Hong Kong-brewed beers take center stage, with familiar labels like Lion Rock (signature pale ale, $50) and Moonzen Brewery (chocolate stout, $60).
Great For: A boozy weeknight with fellow wine-lovers and foodies, exploring a new hood, casual date nights.
FYI: Cellar Door has live music performances every Friday. There’s also a sister branch, Casa Square Tapas Bar, in Sai Kung.
This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop will update this post once we’ve visited in person.