Lately, we’ve been torn between wanting to support local restaurants and practicing social distancing. Due to a concerning rise in COVID-19 cases, the Hong Kong government has implemented new laws that prohibit restaurants from seating groups of more than four people. Restaurants must also space their tables at least 1.5 metres apart. For many of Hong Kong’s notoriously small restaurants, this poses a challenge and will seriously affect their operations.
We’ve already reported on how food delivery is keeping many restaurants afloat during this time. Delivery is a fantastic option for restaurants that have the manpower to take on the task. While there are many restaurants that have always offered delivery and partnered with food-delivery companies, for other restaurants, this is brand new. It can be challenging for smaller spots to suddenly adjust to this new world of at-home dining.
Brut! & Pondi
Beloved Sai Ying Pun eateries Brut! and Pondi are up for the challenge. Camille Glass, co-founder of both restaurants, stated, “We’ve been tasked with making a choice between keeping our businesses afloat and our staff employed over the health and safety of the general public. It’s been hard, but we’re making it work.”
Both spots are now offering lunch and dinner takeaway menus from Tuesday to Sunday. Their small teams are also hand-delivering as much food as possible around the neighbourhood and “intend on putting a certain percentage of proceeds towards aiding the service industry folk who have lost their jobs or their businesses”.
LucAle, an authentic Italian restaurant that recently opened in Sai Ying Pun, has been quick to offer to-go options, with a takeaway menu to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Aside from sharing plates like burrata with 24-month-aged Parma ham and decadent pastas and mains, they’re also offering alcohol to go, with beer (from $55/bottle) and wine (from $180/bottle) available.
Morton’s The Steakhouse
If you’re a steak lover, Morton’s has great takeaway options. The Table for Two package ($658) includes two filet mignons for cooking at home (with instructions for newbies), a duo of lobster tails, sides such as grilled jumbo asparagus, mashed potato and (our pick for comfort eating) bacon and onion mac ‘n’ cheese, now available in a ready-to-bake format, and double chocolate mousse for dessert. For families and groups, check out the two Ultimate Grill packages ($1,388 and $2,588). All Morton’s dine-out options come with the steakhouse’s signature steak seasoning mix, homemade au jus and a house salad.
Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Another meaty option for five-star dining at home is the debut of the Mandarin Oriental’s roast menu for takeaway or delivery. The menu features the hotel’s signature roast meats, sides and desserts. So perhaps an order of US Prime tenderloin beef Wellington, buttered carrots, cauliflower gratin and the legendary 1963 Mandarin cheesecake? Wine, beer and champagne selected for pairing by the hotel’s sommelier are also up for grabs. Available daily from 6–9pm, a minimum order of one roast item is required and must be placed at least 24 hours in advance. Delivery on HK Island is free (apart from Southern District) or pick up at The Mandarin Cake Shop.
The hotel also offers takeaway and delivery of fine-dining Cantonese dishes from Man Wah and British pub classics (from curries, to bangers and mash, to shepherd’s pie) from The Chinnnery, with luxury cocktails curated by hotel mixologist Slamet Haryadi available to go.
Tapas-inspired gastropub Bayfare Social at Rosewood Hong Kong has teamed up with Deliveroo to provide diners with flavourful offerings to be enjoyed in the comfort of home. The portable menu ranges from healthy salads and sandwiches to comforting pastas and noodles, with a smattering of sinfully good desserts and milkshakes thrown in for good measure. Complimentary delivery service is available on Kowloon side for orders over $1,000 and on Hong Kong side for orders above $1,500. The delivery menu is available daily from 11:30am–10pm. Order via Deliveroo, email email@example.com or phone/WhatsApp 5239 9218.
Offering a truly Michelin-starred dining experience at home for lunch and dinner Tuesday–Sunday, Écriture a la Maison is a takeaway and delivery menu curated by Executive Chef Maxime Gilbert showcasing the French-Japanese restaurant’s signature items, from caviar and uni tart ($998/2 or $1,998 for 4), to roasted Bresse chicken with truffle mash ($998), to homemade sourdough bread with a block of Bordier butter ($110), to kouign amann ($70) for dessert. There’s even a scrumptious-looking Wagyu beef sando ($888). Order by 6pm the previous day. Delivery to HK Island, Kowloon and New Territories – fees apply.
La Petite Maison
This is another restaurant on the fine-dining spectrum that’s getting in on takeaway and delivery with its LPM at Home menu, offering its beloved signature dishes like warm prawns with olive oil ($218), grilled lamb cutlets with smoked aubergine ($458) and grilled Chilean sea bass ($488) to go. All orders over $800 include complimentary extras to make the at-home dining experience even more special – a freshly baked baguette and the trademark LPM table decor of a bottle of olive oil, one ripe tomato and one Italian lemon. A QR code linked to the restaurant’s Spotify playlist is included with each order so that you can get some Riveria vibes at home. Lush cocktails and mocktails can also be delivered! To order, phone the restaurant at 2887 1113 or order online via Deliveroo.
This one is a special offer exclusive to Hong Kong’s incredible medical professionals. Honbo is giving healthcare workers a very generous 50% off all dine-in and takeaway meals. All you need to do is show them your staff ID and you can enjoy their fabulous burgers, fries and other sides at half the price. And even if you’re not in the healthcare field, you can get 20% off all orders over $200 via foodpanda.
Honbo has also created delivery-only Imaginary Burger to fulfil the burger cravings of those located between Admiralty and Sai Ying Pun. Order via foodpanda.
Events and catering company Relish recently launched their Picnic at Home ($450/person). Offering a fabulous date idea for couples stuck at home, Relish delivers gorgeous picnic baskets full of delicious goodies. Each basket comes with two mains, two sides, one dessert, cold cuts, cheese and a bottle of wine. They’ve also partnered with local businesses to provide at-home diners with puzzles and games, throws and baskets. Not only are they supporting your love life, they’re also supporting the economy!
For a fine-dining experience from your sofa, MONO has you covered. Helmed by Chef Ricardo Chaneton, formerly the head chef of three-Michelin-starred Mirazur in France, MONO has launched a concept called STEREO BY MONO, available for delivery on JIA Everywhere. STEREO BY MONO offers a choice of five sharing-style four-course sets ($1,280–1,680; serves 3–4), three of which are French inspired and two of which have Latin American roots.
It wouldn’t be a takeaway list without a pizza entry. The authentically Italian DiVino Group is slicing both delicious pizzas and their prices. Get your favourite pizza (or other dishes) to go from Spasso, DiVino Patio or DiVino Wine Bar & Restaurant and get 20% off! You can enjoy these pizzas guilt free knowing that 10% of all pizza sales will be donated to Crema Hospital in Italy.
La Rambla by Catalunya
Craving a taste of Spain? Get it – literally – with La Rambla’s A Taste of Spain takeaway menu, which includes executive lunch sets (weekdays, 12–2:30pm) and à-la-carte takeaway (daily, 12–9pm). Orders can be placed for pick up via WhatsApp at 6168 3666, and delivery is available on weekdays to ifc mall and the surrounding
offices for paella, traditional suckling pig, tapas, bikini sandwiches, wine and more Spanish goodies.
Chefs Chris Grare and Arron Rhodes’ laid-back SoHo bistro Kinship is now offering a special takeaway promotion from Thursdays through Sundays, with customers who order to pick up dishes from the eatery’s new menu getting great discounted prices of $50 for any dessert or side dish, $100 for any starter and $200 for any main course. We’re loving the sounds of the Hokkaido scallop ceviche, olive-oil-poached black cod and milk chocolate cheesecake. Delivery is also available via Deliveroo.
Mayfare Concepts is giving customers a fantastic reason to stay at home, with 30% off takeaway orders across all three of their restaurants. They’re also offering plentiful Family Treat for 4 menus ($798 after 30% discount), which include multiple courses and a bottle of wine or four beers.
Foodie Forks 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award winner Gaylord offers two starters, two tandoori dishes, three main courses, a selection of rice and naan and two desserts. Knowing their generous portions and commitment to authentic Indian cuisine, this set is sure to satisfy.
Namo is serving up modern Thai delights with a whopping seven courses along with sides. Highlights include the pad thai with prawns and the silken salmon.
The latest addition to the Mayfare family, Gunpowder takes a contemporary approach to traditional Indian delights, serving tapas and sharing-style dishes. Like Gaylord, their family menu offers two starters, two tandoori dishes, three main courses, a selection of rice and naan and two desserts. You certainly won’t be hungry!
Locofama, SOHOFAMA & SUPAFOOD
Staying healthy and fuelling your body with the necessary nutrients is vital during this time. The SOHOFAMA group – led by Foodie Forks 2019 Editors’ Choice Food Hero Larry Tang – has always placed an emphasis on healthy eats. SOHOFAMA offers set lunches that are inspired by Chinese medicine, available for delivery on Deliveroo and foodpanda.
SUPAFOOD aims to reinvent fast food by using organic, ethical ingredients. Their wraps, salads and rice boxes are perfect for a quick and healthy lunch and are also available for delivery on Deliveroo and foodpanda.
Cali-Mex’s cloud kitchens
Popular Mexican taqueria Cali-Mex will soon open four “cloud kitchens” in various locations in order to meet Hong Kong’s increasing demand for takeout and delivery. The new spots are located in Wanchai, Happy Valley, SoHo and TST. In addition to serving up Cali-Mex favourites like burritos and tacos, you can also order from four diverse concepts.
Harley’s Burgers by Nate Greensees the acclaimed carnivorous chef get back to basics with seven delicious burger options, one of which is vegan and made with Impossible meat.
A brand-new vegetarian concept, Verde Organica, will provide diners with a range of plant-based Mexican dishes such as salads, tacos and burritos.
For those needing a cold one along with their meal, Chillers is Hong Kong’s on-demand cold drinks delivery service. Providing beer, champagne, liquors and mixed drink sets and promising to deliver the bevvies cold in under 40 minutes, Chiller’s is available for delivery on HK Island, Kowloon and even in some parts of New Territories.
Netflix star chef Shane Osborn’s Michelin-starred eatery Arcane has partnered with premium food wholesaler platform Waves Pacific to provide an exclusive DIY home-cooking service. The Arcane x WP at Home DIY meal set (from $1,580 for 2) includes the main ingredients needed to create a spectacular four-course meal, plus recipes for inspiration – premium ingredients like 450g Mayura Station chocolate-fed Wagyu striploin, 125g Moreton Bay spanner crab, 30g N25 Osetra caviar and one bottle Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair “Les Deux Terres” 2017. Click here to order.
You can even get lobster to go with Red Lobster’s new takeaway menu that features dishes from lobster mornay to salted egg yolk shrimp. Make sure to include an order of those addictive Cheddar Bay Biscuits on the side.
Igloo Dessert Bar
If, like us, you just can’t escape your sweet tooth, Foodie Forks 2019 Readers’ Choice Best Desserts award winner Igloo Dessert Bar now offers their gelato in family-size pints (300ml/475ml/2.5L). Phone 2656 3318 to order and get 10% off on all orders over $300. Good news – their legendary White Rabbit candy flavour is available!
Online booking platform Chope has announced its Take Me Away campaign to provide takeaway bookings in
addition to dine-in reservations. Get buy-one-get-one-free mains or up to 35% off for takeaway orders at a number of well-regarded restaurants like Morton’s The Steakhouse and Spasso. For the full list of participating restaurants, click here.
Pret A Manger
An even bigger F&B name, international sandwich shop chain Pret A Manger has launched its Pret at Home
initiative in Hong Kong, whereby customers are able to pick up their all-time favourite Pret dishes, such as classic soups, signature curries and sides, pre-packed and ready to be heated up in the microwave at home. Solo and duo combos are available at selected Pret A Manger shops, including Lee Garden, LANDMARK, ELEMENTS, Manning House, GARDENEast, Olympian City, Three Pacific Place and all MTR shops, as well as via the in-house delivery platform Pret Delivers and foodpanda.
The Butchers Club
The Butchers Club is serving up their Michelin-recommended burgers and fries at fabulous prices. New burger The Slim Shady ($55) is a lighter version of their classic burger and is available for takeaway. And we can never resist fries, so since they can be added on for just $10, we say, why not?
Café Gray Deluxe
Modern European restaurant Café Gray Deluxe at The Upper House is giving back to the community with its
new takeaway and delivery service. With each order, you can add $50 to go towards providing a food bag for the city’s most vulnerable or you can donate tinned food. Read more here.
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