Since April, the further relaxation of social distancing restrictions in Hong Kong has meant that diners can finally enjoy the new restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops opening – and we’re loving the energy. K11 Musea in Tsim Sha Tsui is the address of three new concepts, and big-name chefs behind Michelin-star restaurants such as Umberto Bombana, Alvin Leung and Cheng Kam-fu, as well as Paulo Airaudo and Edward Voon, are all stretching their wings with fresh projects and openings. Neighbourhoods such as Tin Hau, Tai Hang and Stanley have also seen new places to eat, from a surf-and-turf joint to everyone’s favourite bakery, Bakehouse. These are some of the new places to eat that might take your fancy. 1. Bluhouse If the success of Chaat , Henry and Butterfly Room is anything to go by, we should get pretty excited that Rosewood Hong Kong has opened an Italian concept overlooking Victoria Dockside. Specialising in Italian classics, its dishes include octopus salad, veal tendons and tongue salad, traditional lasagne, stewed tripe and Roman-style pizzas. Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. 2. Tuber and Cannubi Hong Kong’s “King of Truffles”, chef Umberto Bombana , has opened his latest outlets in K11 Musea, right next to the upcoming Regent Hong Kong. Tuber is an opulent, truffle-themed fine-dining establishment, from which a staircase leads to Cannubi, an enoteca that specialises in Barolo wines from Italy’s Piedmont region. Enjoy a few glasses with dinner or some knockout antipasti. Shop 113A, Level 1, K11 Musea, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. 3. The Demon Celebrity Old and new world Chinese chefs collide at The Demon Celebrity. A partnership between chef Cheng Kam-fu of Celebrity Cuisine and “Demon Chef” Alvin Leung , this new concept boasts a lot of home-grown talent. Housed in the premises previously occupied by the iconic Jimmy’s Kitchen in Central , the restaurant offers new creations such as sautéed Wagyu beef with three pepper sauce, stuffed three treasures and lobster crab roe à la king – the last of which is made with fried glutinous rice stuffed with crab roe, styled like Italian arancini, and served with a creamy sauce. South China Building, 1 Wyndham St, Central. 4. Auor Fans of Edward Voon – of Le Pan fame – can now sample his French-style cuisine in Wan Chai rather than Kowloon Bay. Diners can anticipate the utmost expression of decadence with Voon’s six-course menu – the dishes look like art. “At the centre of everything we create at Auor are the Six Rounds, a procession of taste sensations that respect the bountiful seasons and embrace the evolving nature of life in all its beauty,” says Voon. 4/F, 88 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai. 5. Noi by Paulo Airaudo Joining the ranks of Sushi Saito and Tempura Uchitsu in the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong is Noi. Headed by Paulo Airaudo from the restaurant Amelia in San Sebastian, Spain, the restaurant features a hybrid menu that reflects the Argentinian chef’s Italian heritage and his love of Japanese ingredients. Podium Level 5, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central. 6. Mikura Premium supermarket chain City’super has put its weight behind a new Japanese concept in Causeway Bay. The restaurant has a healthy menu with a dizzying array of sake and, because it’s backed by the retail chain, high-end ingredients such as Hakataya soy milk made fresh daily by a Japanese craftsman; Yamagata A5 Grade Otome Ushi Wagyu beef; broth from century-old artisan Kayanoya; and the RF1 salad brand, which combines Western health elements with the refined aesthetics of Japanese cuisine. 3/F, Sugar +, 31 Sugar Street, Causeway Bay. 7. Ninjito Named after a tongue-in-cheek nickname for a Mexican ninja, this restaurant is hidden among the steps of Soho behind Man Hing Lane Building, and its menu is playful. Guacamole and chips and chicken karaage (Japanese fried chicken bites) feature, along with miso black cod tacos and pork barbacoa quesadillas. B/F, 67 Hollywood Rd, Central. 8. Mustard Bar & Grill Head over to Tin Hau for a new surf-and-turf experience, where a Carabinero prawn with an M5 Wagyu steak will set you back only HK$580. Other tantalising dishes include grilled octopus served with pickled beetroot, confit potato, lotus root crisps and paprika mayonnaise, Black Angus steak tartare, French yellow spring chicken served with seasonal vegetables, Australian lamb rack and Spanish red prawn pasta. 3/F, Golden Wheel Plaza, 68 Electric Road, Tin Hau. 9. Porkcentric For a hearty good time, make a beeline for Porkcentric in Tai Hang. Inspired by the beer halls of Central Europe, this new venture by the Deadly Rabbits dining group promises a menu populated with everything pork-related, as well as beers from Central Europe from cities like Berlin and Prague. We cannot wait to try the Hungarian pork chop tomahawk and Duroc porterhouse steak. There are also vegetarian and pescatarian options on the menu. 98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tai Hang. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 溯 𝐒𝐎𝐖 (@sowbyloft7) 10. Sow by Loft 7 Popular neighbourhood haunt Loft 7 in Tai Kok Tsui has branched out to open Sow in Central. Fusion Chinese fare awaits diners, with interesting dishes such as beef tartare with kaffir lime leaves, and drunken chicken roulade. A five-course dinner starts at HK$688. Not a bad date night option. 189 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan. 11. Creo by Brentwood This coffee shop is more about its mission than the menu. The brand from Ireland promises to facilitate creations, community, and connections. Creo aspires to connect with artists and artisans, and has partnered with timber recycling project HK TimberBank, local artist Zoie Lam and women-owned ceramics studio Lai Chan Kee to display their works. Its coffee beans are from local coffee roasters, while the food is sourced from local bakeries. Multiple locations including 40 Forbes Street, Kennedy Town. 12. Soulgood Bakery Online baker Soulgood has opened its first permanent location in K11 Musea. Famous for its burnt Basque cheesecakes, the bakery has released Hong Kong’s first crème brûlée Basque burnt cheesecake to celebrate the occasion. You can also grab a cake jar to eat on the go to satisfy your sweet tooth. Shop B201-39, B2 Taste Chamber, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui . 13. Bo Innovation The two-Michelin-star restaurant in Wan Chai has relocated to the illustrious H Code in Central, and chef Alvin Leung has redesigned the entire menu. One dish to note is Dogs Playing Mahjong, a take on the artwork Dogs Playing Poker by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge, with geoduck clams, smoked abalone, Indian lettuce stems, green peas, shiso, plum and horseradish to resemble mahjong tiles on plates designed by the celebrity chef. 1/F H Code, 45 Pottinger St, Central. 14. Bakehouse You can now chow down on your favourite sourdough egg tarts when you stroll along the Stanley boardwalk. Popular items such as Bakehouse’s sourdough bread and delicious pastries such as pain au chocolat are available. It will not be hard to find – just look for the queue at 3pm for fresh croissants. 116 Stanley Market Street, Stanley.