Birds of a Feather: Taking inspiration from the cockatoos that inhabit the nearby Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, Popinjays offers up modern, Gallic-inspired European fare at The Murray hotel.
Look & Feel: Designed by Foster + Partners, the interiors are light and airy, fully leveraging the spectacular view of the city. Works by American artist Brian Donnelly (KAWS) brighten up the walls. There’s also a sweeping outdoor terrace offering drinks and stunning sunset views over the city.
On the Menu: This is classic French gastronomy with a thoroughly modern twist. Expect roast vendée pigeon, curried scallops and langoustine tartare, all beautifully plated with plenty of flair. During the week, guests can enjoy the restaurant’s greatest hits with a six-course degustation menu. On Fridays and Saturdays, the exclusive “Birds of a Feather” menu allows diners to share a range of heaping dishes paired with Popinjays’ signature cocktails.
Jeng: The alfresco terrace serves as Popinjay’s bar, and offers a full complement of drinks. Particularly noteworthy is The Aviary Collection. This lineup of signature drinks include decadent cocktails that are equal parts heady and Instagrammable. The Amazon Sour is an especially delicious twist on the Pisco sour. Plus, the restaurant can run cold, but there are blankets for under-dressed diners to borrow.
Not so jeng: Popinjays sits at the top of the recently-opened The Murray, Hong Kong, and this positioning between Garden Road and Cotton Tree Drive can be a little tricky to get to. Get a taxi to save yourself the uphill climb.
Meet the Chef: Didier Quennouelle brings 25 years of experience and a signature creative flair to Popinjays’ kitchens.
FYI: A private room, The Aviary, accommodates up to 14 guests and is ideal for intimate gatherings.
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