Catalunya, Hong Kong: Ferran’s back


  05/17    Hong Kong


Catalunya have a new chef in the form of Ferran Tadeo, following in footsteps of his famous namesake…and doing him proud


The Optimist, Hong Kong: Feeling lucky?


  11/15


The Optimist Review date: November 6, 2015 Once again 235 Hennessy Road is the destination for dinner. It’s becoming quite the restaurant hub with venues including Pirata, Mercado, Zahrabel and others slowly filling its 25 floors. New spot The Optimist is on the bottom 3 floors, a three storey venue smartly and sleekly designed by …


Mercedes me, Hong Kong: Start your engines


  11/15    Hong Kong


A car showroom is a smart backdrop and branding idea for a restaurant, as long as the car in question is a Mercedes. Somehow a Skoda café wouldn’t quite cut it. An F1 safety car greets as you step inside from the heart of Queen’s Road Central:The German luxury giant is rightly careful about its …


Timon Seafood Tapas

Timon Seafood Tapas, Hong Kong: Maritime disaster


  08/15


Timon Seafood Tapas review date: August 21, 2015 60 second review, so no score: This review took considerable contemplation. I’d booked in for lunch with my wife and a friend, having heard and read some pretty good things about this Wan Chai tapas spot. The problem was that – as we were told at the end of lunch …


La Paloma Hong Kong

La Paloma, Hong Kong: Valencia by way of Sai Ying Pun


  05/15    Hong Kong


If you believe everything you read or hear, Hong Kong flips from one culinary fad to another with depressing and predictable regularity. This year’s Korean Mexican fusion was last year’s gourmet burgers, which was in turn 2013’s small plates and 2012’s Peruvian wave. By this reckoning, Spanish food is currently about seven years out of date. …