Stone Nullah Tavern's New Menu, Shoreditch, Two New Restos on Staunton
Made in the USA
Stone Nullah Tavern (G/F, 69 Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, 3182-0128) has completely revamped its menu, switching from new American dishes to classic American staples like (yolk-topped) mac ‘n’ cheese, wood-grilled pizzas, giant racks of glazed ribs, and even more gigantic slabs of T-bone steak. Enjoy alongside the biggest, most addictively seasoned cocktail shrimps you’ll ever have; thoroughly marinated Caesar salads, and all sorts of other ‘Murican treats like clam chowder and buffalo wings. You’ll also notice that prices have gone down a notch to match the new casual no-frills menu.
East End Meets West Side
K-Town’s latest digs is Shoreditch (18 Catchick St., Kennedy Town, 2242-3777), sharing the same name as London’s East End ‘hood and backed by the guys behind Hebe One O One in Sai Kung. The sweeping open space, brightened up by touches of graffiti-esque art on the walls, offers a concise menu of western (vaguely British) dishes, from crab cake starters to meat-centric mains. Despite its setup as a casual diner, there’s a heavy emphasis on drinks, with the majority of the menu devoted to wines, cocktails and beers. Now that’s a lot more British…
Stationed on Staunton
The Black Sheep group forges ahead with Stazione Novella (52-56 Staunton St., Central, 2559-0559), an all-day Italian diner serving coffee and pastries for breakfast; panini and bruschetta for lunch; and a dizzying selection of Tuscan wines, cocktails, and prosecco until the late, late hours.
Just up the street, where La Marmite once stood, is The Drunken Duck (44 Staunton St., Central, 2803-0050) by the Enoteca group. At TDD, the bird is marinated in a spice mix, amped up with a bit of Tsingtao, then fire-roasted for maximum impact. The menu at this two-story space is mostly sharing style, with a mish-mash of influences from around the world. Get your fix of Scotch eggs, pork belly confit, Thai beef curry and onion bhajis, all in one place.
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