This popular place in a growing group ticks a lot of boxes for Hong Kong’s jeunesse dorée, particularly at the weekend when groups congregate for brunch and to soak up the uplifting atmosphere. Service is a delight, both friendly and well-versed, and complements the easy going, industrial-chic setting – think a modern, pared down idiom of light bulbs, metal mesh panels and concrete walls.
The menu is packed with well-executed comfort classics such as Sicilian croquette, fritto misto or garlicky white wine mussels alongside truffle tagliatelle, pecorino ravioli or lobster risotto. Lamb chops, grilled baby chicken or whole sea bass raises the bar, while truffle Caesar salad is a staple that never loses its popular appeal. Plenty of choice for weekend brunch, which starts on Friday and includes gluten-free and vegan options, as well as salad buffet and sharing dishes, plus free-flow Mumm or Prosecco. Aperol Spritz or Bloody Mary does the job on the drinks front. Negronis for the hard core.