An Argentinian steakhouse styled as an Edwardian Era ‘elite members-only’ club, Buenos Aires Polo Club is a cosy yet elegant venue to tuck into some juicy steaks.
Warm and inviting, La Vache’s Parisian bistro-inspired décor, seen in its red leather seats and colourful wall murals depicting the Seine and a French opera theatre, makes it ideal for romantic meals.
The famed New York pizza chain's first outing in Hong Kong has proven to be a successful one, serving up a stripped back menu of classic pizzas (along with a couple of delicious oddities). If you're getting bored of your margherita, opt for Motorino’s prosciutto di parma pie as the saltiness of the ham balances out the scorched crust flavours and adds an extra layer to the dish.
Expect a more formal experience at Buenos Aires Polo Club compared to the rest of the establishments on this list, with proper and somewhat ceremonious service. The heavy morcilla is an Argentinian specialty you might want to try here, or the unctuous grilled bone marrow with oxtail-Malbec jam. If you’re not hot on the meat, go for the fully loaded baked sweet potato with sour cream and Manchego cheese.
It is always exciting to see what Black Sheep Restaurants are going to do next. And they do not disappoint with Fukuro, their 18th eatery in Hong Kong. This modern izakaya, which is next door to Ho Lee Fook, is the group’s first Japanese venue.
Despite being better known for its restaurant, the bar at Buenos Aires Polo Club deserves its share of the spotlight. A classy place to sip a well-made drink, there’s a particularly good range of fernet cocktails on offer as well some surprisingly good non-alcoholic ‘teetotallers’. Thursday night’s Buenos Aires Rock Club event is also not to be missed.
With high-quality food and drinks and well-managed concept, Fukuro has proven an early success in the neighbourhood. As one of Black Sheep’s strongest openings to date, it has the potential to be the hottest destination on this side of Elgin Street since Ho Lee Fook.
My meal at Le Garçon Saigon was so fresh and green, it was easy to convince myself that I was having an assortment of salads for dinner. I love how Chef La pushes the boundaries of exotic Vietnamese flavours on his never-ending quest to innovate and make Vietnamese food interesting.
Osteria Marzia is certainly a welcome addition to Wan Chai’s eclectic culinary mix, and its small but carefully curated menu is testament to the focus and mastery behind each dish. There are no showy or unnecessary bells and whistles here – just elevated and excellent versions of classic dishes, where quality ingredients take centre stage.
A Hong Kong-born Punjabi, Hussain has revealed NPC to be his biggest passion project yet: It's inspired by The Punjab Club, the private social and athletic club in Lahore where Hussain spent his childhood; as well as a nod to Hussain's father, a restaurateur who operated The Mughal Room in Hong Kong in the '80s. This emotional attachment may have been the catalyst for aiming to set the bar even higher with this latest opening: Without question, New Punjab Club is one of Black Sheep's most thoughtfully curated venues to date.
In Hong Kong, it can get pretty tricky to separate the Indian and Pakistani restaurants that will actually satisfy your cravings from the otherwise average offerings you happen to come across on the street. Say hello to Black Sheep Restaurants’ newly-opened New Punjab Club, which is looking to introduce the boisterous spirit of Punjab to Hong Kong with a refined flair. So what exactly is Punjabi cuisine?
“Calvert has been tasked with cooking whatever he wishes to as long as it is “inherently excellent”. The result is a delectable marriage of premium fresh produce and French-inspired flavours, albeit with a more modern and unique interpretation.”
"We start with home-made country-style bread with butter, which we could not stop eating. It is how bread should be made, warm and soft in the middle and hard and crusty on the outside."