Stunning views of Victoria Harbour from this top floor eerie, the site of former Hong Kong favourite Café Grey Deluxe, are the icing on the cake of this new restaurant tricked out in earthy, bold Mediterranean hues and already establishing a reputation for fine food. Classically trained Jun Tanaka who learnt his trade under chef icons like Nico Ladenis, Marco-Pierre White and Philip Howard in Britain, has never been afraid of unusual flavour combinations and it shows here in cooking that follows the brief of Mediterranean food inspired by the coastal cuisines of Italy and France.
From a sharing menu, Tunaka focuses on "simple, sophisticated and sustainable creations" ranging from pasta and first-rate vegetable dishes to chargrilled meats and fish. The results are both precise and distinctive. Dinner might start with Irish rock oysters with a yuzu kosho mignonette, salted beef cheek with beetroot and horseradish, or campanelli with Australian winter truffle. For main, watch out for salt-crust Patagonian toothfish with Tokyo turnip and a bitter leaf salad, or grilled lamb cutlets with broccolini, anchovy and apricot vinaigrette. Round it all of with fresh strawberry tartlette with lemon curd and white chocolate. Wine is a well-chosen list of smaller, sustainable, indie producers particularly from Mediterranean vineyards.