Figaro is another one of Central’s hidden gems: a quaint French wine bar. If you love good wine, Figaro boasts an extensive wine collection, all stored in an impressive wine cellar on the second floor. Aside from good drinks, Figaro recently launched an incredibly good-value food menu, thanks to Chef Jon Irwin, where the majority of dishes are all under HK$150. Figaro is a breath of fresh air in Hong Kong’s dining scene and makes for an enjoyable fuss-free evening of food and drink.
I’ll just come right out and say it: lately I’ve been obsessed with 208 Duecento Otto. Having recently popped by for dinner to try their new food and drinks menu, I couldn’t resist bringing a friend who was in town to 208 for brunch the following weekend. 208 has customers returning regularly in a city where a new restaurant pops up practically every day, so you know they’re doing something right. Aside from their stellar dinner and weekday lunch offerings, weekend brunch at 208 Duecento Otto is a delicious way to spend a lazy Saturday or Sunday.
Hong Kong is home to a fairly large selection of Indian restaurants that offer the classics, such as chicken tikka, palak paneer, vindaloo, and so forth. With little to distinctly separate one restaurant from the other, it’s no wonder that most seem to glide under the foodie radar. Thankfully, that’s all about to change with a fresh face for Indian food: Bindaas. Serving traditional street foods and Indian tapas with a modern flare, Bindaas is a unique restaurant option for those looking for something different.
If you’ve ever tried to find a restaurant in Hong Kong for a good value weekday lunch, you’ll know that it can be overwhelming thanks to the sheer number of venues offering their “weekday set lunch” promotions. So, which one do you choose? What’s the best bang for your buck? Though I may not be able to give a straightforward answer to this, I am on a mission to find some of the cities best weekday lunch spots and 208 Duecento Otto in Sheung Wan is first on my list.