For a quick, tasty bite, stop by Fresh in Lan Kwai Fong for sandwiches, salads, pizzas and more. If you’d like to sit and enjoy your meal instead of going for takeaway or delivery, you’re welcome to stay, take a break, and people-watch. Oh look, there’s that guy who’s still drunk from spending 48 hours straight in Insomnia. Fresh’s prices are reasonable, with sandwiches available for $40 to $80, and they also have a number of cakes if you are craving something a little sweeter.
So it’s lunchtime, you’re starving, and you’re feeling poor. Don’t feel like another plate of cha siu fan? Sure, there are loads of restaurants in Central and SoHo—but which ones can scratch your stomach’s budget-conscious itch? Read on, and feed yourself on words—they’re free…
From humble beginnings in 1993, Le French May has developed into one of the most successful cultural festivals in Hong Kong. LFM is a more-than-month-long (yeah, we know) celebration of French culture, with concerts, gigs, plays, dance, exhibitions, screenings and delectable promotions at Francophone eateries across the city (see our last issue).
Allons enfants de la mainland! Robert Mills goes in search of the very best of Le French May. Ooh la-lame joke.
Moms never get enough love. They gave birth to you, they brought you up, they suffered through your teenage years and they learned to let go just when everyone was getting along. It’s time to give a little back, even if it’s just a gesture to say: mom, you’re awesome.
This well-established restaurant is one of Sai Kung’s biggest attractions. Not only is it famous for its fresh succulent seafood, the restaurant has a huge outdoor dining space that welcomes pets and hungry pet owners. Bring your dog along after a hike in the countryside and dine at this busy Sai Kung spot. The seafood here may be the freshest in town.
87-89 Man Nin St., Sai Kung, 2792-6938.
Looking forward to a meal out with friends but don’t want to leave your beloved pooch at home? Here’s a roundup of restos that welcome (well-behaved) pups to chill with you on their patios or alfresco seating.
A recent wave of trendy tea shops in even trendier locales has got us ditching our java for a groovy cuppa chai instead. Whether you’re partial to pu-erh or eager for Earl Grey, there’s a cafe in this list that will—excuse the pun—be just your cup of tea.
Bulldog’s Bar & Grill
It’s business as usual at Bulldog’s this year, which means affordable drinks in a lively atmosphere. The bar will be broadcasting the matches live all weekend at all their branches, so if you didn’t score tickets to the showdown and can’t bear to be on the island, this is the place to be.
UG/F, Tsim Sha Tsui Centre, 66 Mody Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2311-6993.
Left behind by the great Sevens ticket scrum of 2013? Head to these bars and restaurants to try your best to vicariously experience the games live. By Andrea Lo.
Welcome the arrival of spring and the Easter bunny with a heartstopping, gut-expanding gluttonous feast—just because you can. Whether you’re in the mood for Italian, Chinese, Norwegian or French, and whether it’s a buffet, a la carte, brunch, or tea you’re after, we’ve got something for everyone in the roundup below.
When: Sundays (noon to 3pm).
Food: Offers unlimited oysters, followed by a main course ordered from the menu (think burgers, egg specialties and other brunch staples). To finish, choose from the dessert buffet station, which features millefeuille, cheesy treats, freshly baked profiteroles and mini hot soufflés.
Drinks: Free-flow Ayala Brut Majeur champagne and wines.
Ever wanted to go for an alcohol-fueled brunch but couldn’t decide where to go? Let HK Magazine’s best of the best champagne brunch guide give you the lowdown on every outlet in the Hong Kong.
An all-time favorite when it comes to undergarments, Calvin Klein offers subtle and clean looks. They are also notable for delivering excellent durability. In its latest collection, Calvin Klein is combining the themes of Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year by trotting out pieces in traditional, lucky bright red. The trunks come with the signature CK waistband, of course.
G/F, 18 Wellington St., Central, 2526-8113, www.calvinklein.com.
Slip into some silky boudoir-wear from Agent Provocateur. This internationally renowned brand is well-known for its wide range of luxury lingerie as well as garters, stockings and corsets.
Lane Crawford, 3/F, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St., Central, 2118-7658, www.agentprovocateur.com.
Updated for Valentine's Day 2013.