Through the revolving door of the restaurant business in Hong Kong, we are still witnessing an unfathomable number of openings and closures each and every month. One of those is courtesy of our cover star this month, Björn Frantzén, and his exciting new casual restaurant, The Flying Elk. We love to celebrate those who have toiled long and hard to endure with their fine fare right along with those who have newly – and bravely – tossed their hat into the ring of this notoriously fierce industry.
The winners within these pages have fought a tough battle this year to become our readers’ favourites, with the neck-and-neck numbers changing almost daily in many of the categories. This issue reads like a handbook of the top eateries as we reveal our readers’ hidden gem, best café, top place for ethical eats, best new bar, trusted favourite eatery, chef of the year, best new restaurant, favourite new concept, food hero and best overall restaurant. Here’s to all those on the scene who are whipping up the food that is well and truly the way to all our hearts.
Now get out there and eat your way around this list to show these restaurants and bars how much they’ve earned your affections; that’s where you’ll find us!