Flint, J W Marriott Hong Kong: Strike a light

  02/17    Hong Kong

After eleven years living in Hong Kong, coupled with the city´s penchant for hotel dining, it dawned on me that I´d never previously eaten at the J W Marriott in Pacific Place. That´s now changed and, with the Flint Grill and Bar doing its thing, it´s fair to say I´ll be heading back again. As with …

Beefbar, Hong Kong: Brilliant meat, no bull

  11/15    Hong Kong

Beefbar review date: November 10, 2015 It’s safe to say that Beefbar know their meat. A chance recent encounter introduced me to the founders of one of the world’s largest importers of high-end meats,  the Giraudi Group, of which Beefbar is one of many brands featuring restaurants in locations including Monaco, Moscow, Dublin, Mexico City, …

Porterhouse by Laris

Porterhouse by Laris, Hong Kong: The clue’s in the name

  08/15    Hong Kong

Porterhouse by Laris review date: August 19, 2015 60 second review so no score Up again in LKF’s  California Tower elevator, past the good but bizarre Japanese joint ore no to a new opening from David Laris. The Greek-Australian  has an impressive pedigree, notably as chef/GM at Mezzo, Terence Conran’s mega-eatery which heralded the rise of Cool Britannia in 1995 …

Morton’s, Hong Kong: The Million Dollar Burger


Morton’s Hong Kong review date: July 9, 2015 60 second review, so no score It may have passed you by, but May was ‘national burger month’ in the U.S. No day goes by in the year without some tweet or post or email extolling the virtues of landmarks such as ‘national escargot day’ (May 24) …

Burger Circus

Burger Circus, Hong Kong: Biff, buns and Buddy Holly

  04/15    Hong Kong

Burger Circus Hong Kong review date April 9 2015 60 second review so no score I’ve previously made no secret of the fact that in my mind the Black Sheep restaurant group have the most finely-tuned restaurant radar in Hong Kong. Whether it’s brilliant Goodfellas schtick with American-Italian classics at Carbone, cheeky Cantonese at Ho …

BLT Steak hong kong

BLT Steak, Hong Kong & 60 seconds chef, Laurent Tourondel

  03/15    Hong Kong

BLT Steak review date: Jan 27, 2015 Posting date, March 25, 2015 60 seconds chef, so no score In common with most of Hong Kong, when a restaurant called BLT Steak opened a few years back I assumed its signature dish would reflect its name and involve a sandwich featuring three famous ingredients. It didn’t …

La Vache Hong Kong

La Vache!, Hong Kong: Holy cow

  02/15    Hong Kong

La Vache! Review date: February 1, 2014 The Black Sheep Restaurant group have an uncanny habit of opening venues which quickly become the most sought-after tables in town. Carbone, Ho Lee Fook and ChômChôm are all on my list of places that I’d go back to a heartbeat and recommend without hesitation. Stick another one on …