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When will restaurants do their duty?

Hong Kong, as we are all sick of hearing, is now 'Asia's wine hub', which makes it a bitter irony that a glass of quaffable wine in a restaurant often costs as much as the retail price of the entire bottle.

Thursday, 26 April, 2012, 12:00am

English the focus at HK Book Fair

Organisers target international community for annual event

This month's Hong Kong Book Fair will have a stronger focus on English-language books and events to engage the international community living in the city, say its organisers.

12 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

dining protocol

These nuggets of information will ensure you have a great time when eating out.


11 Oct 2007 - 12:00am


Should needy families get free computers?

I definitely agree that poor families should get free computers.

Computers have become an essential part of our lives. We use them to communicate with other people on the internet.

Some of us also find it helps us to relieve stress by writing web blogs.

12 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Diner's court win unplugs corkage fee debate

A Beijing court yesterday upheld a diner's complaint against a restaurant's 100-yuan corkage fee, a result the restaurant claims is a blessing in disguise.

27 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Corkage row fizzes as caterers decide not to push BYO ban

The Beijing Catering Industry Association has backed down in a row over corkage fees, saying it will not encourage restaurants to ban patrons from consuming their own beverages.

The controversy began when a Mr Wang and his friends took a bottle of wine to the Xiangshui Restaurant in Beijing in September.

9 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Best-kept secrets - Ingredients


G/F, 43 Gough Street, Central

2544 5133

The fare

Classic French in cooking technique and presentation but with global ingredients. The menu changes every month to include the best of each season.

The ambience

14 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Licence delay has Fringe benefits

It seems the Fringe Club's delay in renewing its liquor licence has affected its upstairs neighbours too.

As of last week, the Fringe Club has been dry after their booze papers expired. Since they share the same licence, M at the Fringe has also been forced to go BYO while they wait like characters in a Beckett play for the arrival of their new licence.

18 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

French polish

In a city where residents dine out more than in and are keen to tick off a new restaurant the minute it opens, it is well nigh impossible to discover an eatery few people have heard of - a little gem you can whisper about in conspiratorial tones.

13 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

On a downer with Titanic

How sick we all are of Titanic, whether it is the clip of the lovers 'flying' at the bow of the ship shown constantly on television or the nauseating Oscars.

29 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Let's kick this littering habit for good

CAN somebody please explain to me why littering seems to be such a deeply embedded habit in Hong Kong? Walking anywhere in public places around the territory, even on beaches and in designated picnic and barbecue sites, it is clear that barbecue forks are seen as disposable, as is everything else associated with eating out.

27 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Opening a little dry whine

IN HONGKONG, we do not have pubs with no beer. We offer restaurants with the liquor locked up.

11 Jul 1993 - 12:00am