With restaurants unable to operate dine-ins between July 15 and 21, these are the venues that have introduced new lunch hours to offer diners the opportunity to drop in during the day
Times are tough for the F&B industry with another wave of Covid-19 measures that limit their service hours, prompting many to pivot to takeaways in the evening or start offering lunch in lieu of dine-in dinners after 6:00pm. Below is our list of the top Hong Kong restaurants—previously only open at dinner—that have made the change, giving diners a chance to experience their cooking during the day. As always, we encourage everyone dining out to take precautions, practice good hygiene, and to avoid going to restaurants or other public places if they are feeling unwell or have been around others who have been ill themselves.
Simon Rogan’s experimental kitchen, previously open for dinner only, is now operating two lunch seatings from Wednesday to Sunday, serving a menu priced at HK$880 per person. The restaurant remains closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Restaurant, $$$$, British, Causeway Bay
Tel: +852 2817 8383
Daniel Calvert’s modern French restaurant is now open for extended lunch from 12:00pm to 5:15pm (last seating) Friday to Sunday. You can expect the chef's signature roast chicken on the menu, with mille feuille to finish.
Restaurant, $$$$, French, Central
Address: 41 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2152 2872
Crown Super Deluxe
From 15-21 July, Crown Super Deluxe will be serving its signature teppanyaki menu between 12:00pm - 3:00pm as well as for one hour between 5:00pm and 6:00pm.
Crown Super Deluxe
Restaurant, $$$$, Japanese, Central
One of this year’s hottest new openings, which has been booked out at dinner for the last few months, is now open for lunch. The new hours are 12:00pm to 6:00pm with last orders at 4:30pm, and the set lunch is priced at HK$320 per person; you can also order a la carte, while takeaway is available daily from 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Restaurant, $$, Indian, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: +852 5239 9220
One of Hong Kong’s best bars with a great food menu, The Diplomat is turning into The Diplomat Cafe in the daytime to serve lunch from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, with items including the iconic burger as well as truffled mac and cheese, croque madame and Nugent’s Nuggets.
Bar, $, Central
Tel: +852 3619 0302
Mingoo Kang’s restaurant, still in its soft opening stage, is nevertheless open for lunch from 12:00pm until 4:00pm Monday to Saturday. The restaurant will offer two tasting menus priced from HK$450.
Restaurant, $$$$, Korean, Central
Tel: +852 2798 8768
Tate Dining Room
Vicky Lau only recently introduced weekend lunches in 2020, and now she is extending the restaurant’s offering with lunch served from Tuesday to Saturday between 12:00pm and 3:30pm. Her latest menu is an Ode To Tofu, a six-course celebration of the ingredient priced at HK$780 per person with wine pairings available from HK$480 for three glasses.
Restaurant, $$$$, Contemporary, Sheung Wan
Tel: +852 2555 2172
Previously never open for lunch, Vicky Cheng’s VEA is opening to serve a six-course tasting menu lunch on Saturday and Sunday between 12:00pm and 3:00pm, with new dishes such as Brittany blue lobster nage with egg noodles and Mayura beef tartare with century egg, caviar and quinoa. Meanwhile, VEA Lounge will be open from 12:00pm-6:00pm for drinks and casual food.
Restaurant, $$$$, Modern, French, Central
Tel: 852 2711 8639
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