Best new bars and restaurants to try this January

Christmas has come and gone, and the season of giving has likely left many of us feeling a little over-indulged. But that’s not to say we’re bidding farewell to fine-dining and reigning in the day of the detox. Though we’re only in the first few days of the new year, 2018 already holds a lot in store for Hong Kong’s dining scene. These are some of our favourite new additions…


Pete’s Place

The latest addition to the growing hotspot that is High Street in Sai Ying Pun is Pete’s Place – a small-scale, family-run eatery boasting Latin flavours with Asian and British twists. While in its soft opening, it remains BYOB, giving you the chance to visit the bottle shop down the road and perfectly pair your dinner and drinks.


Please Don’t Tell

The popular speakeasy opens its doors in the coming weeks for the first time outside of New York City, finding a home in the prestigious Landmark Mandarin hotel. Its entrance lies concealed behind a phone booth in the MO bar, and it will boast an ever-changing cocktail menu to reflect seasonal ingredients and limited-edition spirits, while the food menu promises stylish twists on American comfort-food classics.



COA opens its doors in the space formerly occupied by NEO cocktail bar. The new Mexican bar owes its name to the uniquely shaped tool used to harvest the agave root which inspires many of the cocktails on its menu. Staying true to its roots, patrons can expect a range of tequila and mezcal-based cocktails and drinks, plus a few traditional tipples you may not be familiar with.



The Kerry’s hotels new dining venue occupies an entire floor of the waterfront hotel. With 10 vendors to choose from, Dockyard offers guests their choice of cuisine. Fast food in concept though not in quality, diners also benefit from the convenience of ordering through its dedicated app (available on iTunes and Google Play), saving someone being left behind to keep the table when ordering.



This all-day dining concept in the Ovolo Southside hotel is spearheaded by Alvaro Ramos, a Michelin-trained chef. The menu includes a range of South American-inspired breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes, Asian flavours and more. With a spacious outdoor terrace, Komune is the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon or evening with drink in hand.