I know a place
Andy Curtis is the operator of The Limestone Arms in Kennedy Town
I’m quite boring in terms of dining now. We have a six- and 14-year-old so we need child-friendly places. And we only have one night off a week from running the pub.
Gone are my radio DJ days of hanging out at cool places and going through an entire cocktail menu. I also don’t do Michelin-type restaurants.
When I worked in hotels, I ate Michelin-calibre food every day but that gets boring.
Sushi is on the top of the list. We’ve been in Kennedy Town for four years and it has a good selection, but we just go to places like Genki Sushi (various branches including Shop 6, Smithfield Court, 41A-43 Smithfield Road, tel: 2817 5522).
Next door we can get Chinese food at Tai Hing (various branches, including Shop 7, Smithfield Court, tel: 2855 0308). We like Kai Kee (110- 112 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, tel: 2818 9913) which is a cheap and fun cha chaan teng. It looks like a 1970s garish disco with its LED lights, but the French toast with peanut butter is irresistible.
Jaspas (83 Catchick Street, tel: 2872 0823) is popular for pizza and pasta. It opened a huge place here in Kennedy Town in December. In August, it is opening a new restaurant, K Town Bar & Grill, right next to our pub, The Limestone Arms (42 Forbes Street, tel: 2855 8918). There are more options now for Western food especially on Forbes Street.
We sometimes treat ourselves to the set lunch at Bistronomique (Shop B, 1Davis Street, Kennedy Town, tel: 2818 8266).
There’s also a Spanish place called Tapaella Grill (Shun Cheong Building, 28 Hau Wo Street, Kennedy Town, tel: 2817 9792) which, as the name suggests, offers tapas and paella with good Spanish wine. It’s worth going to.
Outside Kennedy Town, one of our favourite places is The Salted Pig (2/F The L Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, tel: 2870 2323). Since we’re Buddhists, we don’t eat beef so it’s like heaven for us. That’s where we went on our last anniversary.