Where to eat in Hong Kong: 8 great new restaurants and collaborations to try in May

Afternoon teas, collaborations and more await foodies this month. We’re ready – are you?

New opening: Kinship

Chefs Arron Rhodes (left) and Chris Grare will use local produce as much as possible at new restaurant Kinship, which opens later in May.
Chefs Arron Rhodes (left) and Chris Grare will use local produce as much as possible at new restaurant Kinship, which opens later in May.

Opening this month in Central is a new restaurant venture by Chris Grare and Arron Rhodes. Both chefs are familiar faces on the Hong Kong fine dining scene: Grare was previously the executive chef of Lily & Bloom, while Rhodes was executive chef at Gough’s on Gough.

The new restaurant will feature rustic, homestyle cuisine presented within a relaxed dining scene.

A farm-to-table concept will take centre stage at Kinship, and produce from family-run local farms and suppliers (including carrots from the New Territories) will be used as much as possible.

Opens: late May
Address: 3/F, 2-4 Shelley Street, Central
Tel: 2520 0899

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White asparagus at Sabatini Ristorante

Seared Mediterranean tuna with fish tripe and white asparagus is one of the dishes being served at Sabatini Ristorante throughout May.
Seared Mediterranean tuna with fish tripe and white asparagus is one of the dishes being served at Sabatini Ristorante throughout May.

It’s white asparagus season, and Sabatini Ristorante is taking full advantage.

New dishes featuring white asparagus from the Black Forest, Germany, will be on offer until the end of May.

Highlighted dishes include white asparagus and abalone salad with caviar, as well as open ravioli with white asparagus and Sicilian red prawns.

Dates: until May 31
Price: à la carte menu starting from HK$368 (US$47)
Address: 3/F, The Royal Garden, 69 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2733 2000

The Ritz-Carlton x Sugarfina afternoon tea

Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne Bears are among the sweet treats offered by the Sugarfina tea set served at Cafe 103 at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong.
Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne Bears are among the sweet treats offered by the Sugarfina tea set served at Cafe 103 at The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong.

Got a sweet tooth? The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong has teamed up with confectioner Sugarfina to create a sugar-loaded afternoon tea.

The afternoon tea treats include items influenced by some of Sugarfina’s signature candies – such as the fancy Dom Pérignon Vintage Champagne Bears.

Other highlights of the tea set include Pink Flamingos (made of pink grapefruit jelly and vanilla mousse) and raspberry cream cones (a mini cone filled with raspberry jam and vanilla cream and topped with an ice cream cone gummy).

Dates: until June 30
Price: HK$398 per set, with an additional $510 for a glass of Dom Pérignon 2009 Champagne
Address: Cafe 103, 103/F, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, Kowloon
Tel: 2263 2270

InterContinental x Chantecaille Rose de Mai afternoon tea

The rare rose, Rose de Mai, is being celebrated with the InterContinental x Chantecaille Rose de Mai afternoon tea collaboration.
The rare rose, Rose de Mai, is being celebrated with the InterContinental x Chantecaille Rose de Mai afternoon tea collaboration.

InterContinental Hong Kong and Chantecaille are celebrating Rose de Mai, a rare type of rose, this month with an afternoon tea collaboration.

The high-end skincare and make-up brand has been inspired by the rose for years, using it as one of their major ingredients in its hero line, named after the rose.

Highlights of the afternoon tea set include toasted prawn sandwich with lemon mayonnaise, rose and raspberry macaron, and Earl Grey tea jelly with rose and strawberry jam.

Diners will also receive a Chantecaille Rose de Mai signature skincare discovery kit.

Dates: now until June 30
Price: HK$688 for two people
Address: Lobby Lounge, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2313 2323

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Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong x AmorePacific afternoon tea

Green tea is now taking centre stage in the Mandarin Oriental x AmorePacific afternoon tea offerings.
Green tea is now taking centre stage in the Mandarin Oriental x AmorePacific afternoon tea offerings.

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong and the high-end Korean-beauty brand have teamed up to showcase green tea from Jeju island.

The garden tray on which the afternoon tea is presented, for example, mimics the curves of a tea field, while dry ice is used to emulate morning fog and sweeps over the tea fields.

Highlights of the tea set include Woojeon green tea opera cake, 1963 Mandarin cheesecake with green tea powder and a strawberry tart made using Korean strawberries.

You can wash it all down with freshly made Woojeon green tea, which boasts a mild toasty note.

Diners will also receive a Time Response introductory kit and a Time Response intensive renewal masque.

Dates: now until June 30
Price: HK$518 per person
Address: Clipper Lounge, M/F, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road Central, Central
Tel: 2825 4007

The Peninsula Hong Kong welcomes Michelin-starred guest chef

Steamed spotted grouper with cloud fungus, red dates and enoki mushroom is one of the delights that will be served by guest chef Tang Chi Keung at the Spring Moon Chinese restaurant at The Peninsula Hong Kong.
Steamed spotted grouper with cloud fungus, red dates and enoki mushroom is one of the delights that will be served by guest chef Tang Chi Keung at the Spring Moon Chinese restaurant at The Peninsula Hong Kong.

Two Michelin-starred chef Tang Chi Keung will join the culinary team at The Peninsula Hong Kong’s Spring Moon Chinese restaurant this month until the end of June as a guest chef.

The chef, who first joined The Peninsula Hong Kong in 1986, is an established name and face at the hotel group.

He has had stints at other Peninsula properties, including the Yi Long Court in Shanghai, which received two Michelin stars in 2017 and 2018 under his leadership.

In Hong Kong, diners can order Tang’s tea-pairing menus, made in collaboration with dim sum chef Kanny Cheuk and Spring Moon’s tea master.

Lunch and dinner menus are available, as well as a special Chef Tang tasting dinner menu available only on May 9.

Dates: May 9 to June 30
Price: HK$1,928 per person for the special Chef Tang tasting dinner menu on May 9
Address: Spring Moon, 1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, 22 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2696 6760

Tate Dining Room x Atomix four-hands dinner

Seabream Hwe is among the delights from Atomix restaurant in New York, which will be served at Tate Dining Room for two nights only at the end of May.
Seabream Hwe is among the delights from Atomix restaurant in New York, which will be served at Tate Dining Room for two nights only at the end of May.

For two nights only, Vicky Lau of Tate Dining Room and Junghyun “JP” Park of Atomix will be joining hands for a collaboration dinner.

Hailing from New York, Atomix boasts a Korean fine dining concept spearheaded by husband-and-wife team, Junghyun Park and Ellia Park.

The restaurant, the second for the duo, offers an always changing 10-course tasting menu that brings modern Korean cuisine to the table.

Within the first year of opening, the restaurant received its first Michelin star.

Dates: May 28 and 29
Price: HK$1,980 per person, with an additional HK$600 for wine or cocktail pairing
Address: Tate Dining room, 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
Tel: 2555 2172

VEA Lounge x BarChef four-hand cocktail tasting menu

Orchid Garden is one of the treats from BarChef, in Toronto, which will be available on the ‘Birds of Paradise’ cocktail tasting menu at VEA Lounge, in Central, on May 3.
Orchid Garden is one of the treats from BarChef, in Toronto, which will be available on the ‘Birds of Paradise’ cocktail tasting menu at VEA Lounge, in Central, on May 3.

Antonio Lai of VEA Lounge, and Frankie Solarik of BarChef, in Toronto, have teamed up to present a “Birds of Paradise” cocktail tasting menu for two days – May 2 and 3.

Billed as an exclusive pop-up event, a portion of VEA Lounge has been transformed into a lush, tropical scene where a six-course cocktail tasting takes place.

Cocktail lovers may already have heard of BarChef, which focuses on creating drinks that blur the lines between the five senses – including taste.

Four drinks, including three signature cocktails, from BarChef, are available: Orchid Garden, Gala, Elderflower Spritz and Amaro & Campari Sour.

Dates: May 2 and 3
Price: HK$780 per person
Address: VEA Lounge, 29/F, The Wellington, 198 Wellington Street, Central
Tel: 2711 0063

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