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By The Loop HK Staff | June 10th, 2020
  • Restaurant
  • Kowloon, West Kowloon
  • Address: R009, Civic Square,1 Austin Road West,West Kowloon
  • Website: https://district8.com.hk/
  • Open Hours: Daily, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Capacity: 100
  • Open Since: April 29th, 2020
  • Phone: 2537-7555
  • Rating: 3.5
  • Cuisine: French, Western
  • Ambience: Alfresco, Casual

Keeping it Casual: From the husband-and-wife team at Woolly Pig Hong Kong, who are behind such establishments as Hue, Ink, Big Sur, and Bathers, comes casual French eatery District Eight.

Look & Feel: Sitting atop Elements mall’s alfresco dining area Civic Square, District Eight takes up the airy space that Madame S’ate used to fill. The contemporary dining room is inspired by streetside French bistros, with tiled floors, colorful wooden walls, and cosy booths. The outdoor terrace is filled with rattan seats and broad umbrellas.

District Eight
District Eight

On the Menu: Expect plenty of French comfort food dishes and sharing plates like steak frites, mussels marinières, and cheese platters. The food is complemented by a 40-label wine collection, including boutique and more difficult to find wines, as well as Paris-inspired cocktails and mocktails.

Meet the Chef: Australian executive chef Anthony Hammel also heads up the menu at Hue. Before working with Woolly Pig he worked in the kitchens of celebrity chef Mark Best’s Pei Modern restaurant in Sydney followed by his Prime Steak House & Seafood Grill restaurant on board the cruise ship Genting Dream.

Great For: After work drinks; a casual meal with friends.

Check out Hong Kong’s newest restaurants and bars here.

This writeup is a news piece and was not based on a restaurant visit. The Loop HK will update this post once we’ve visited in person.