With the news that social restrictions will ease in April, we’re very excited to announce the latest additions to Hong Kong’s dining scene to help you plan your next meal. Gérard Dubois of Passion and La Rose Noir fame has opened a third concept in Wan Chai, while Aven Lau is rumoured to join forces with Twin’s Kitchen to launch a European bistronomy restaurant in Soho. Two new eateries have opened up on Gough Street, with Shake Shack joining the fray in Citygate in Tung Chung. There are always plenty of new places to try in Hong Kong and we look forward to announcing many more in the coming months. New Restaurants 1. Sour Dough Among those who have a penchant for baked goods, Swiss pastry chef Gérard Dubois needs no introduction. The famed chef of Passion bakery in Wan Chai has opened a new artisanal deli with a focus on vegan soups and salads as well as the eponymous loaf. The bread is made with a 30-year-old dough starter and patrons can look forward to a flakier, springier version of sourdough. G/F, Keen Hung Commercial Bldg, 80 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai 10 years of 100 Top Tables: behind SCMP’s fine dining awards 2. Vivant Hot on the heels of winning SCMP ’s 100 Top Tables Rising Star award of 2022, we have heard through the grapevine that Aven Lau just had his last day at Bâtard. So when prolific brother restaurateurs Josh and Caleb Ng of Twin’s Kitchen announced that they’re opening Vivant with a Belon and Bâtard alum, we can’t help but make a good guess. If these rumours are true, Vivant will have a waiting list for months when it opens. Shop 2, G/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central 3. Thirsty Shaker View this post on Instagram A post shared by Thirsty Shaker (@thirsty.shaker) Co-founder of The Wise King, Sandeep Hathiramani has started a new venture on the slopes of Soho. Shared drinks such as punch take centre stage, but we’re sure the bar will do some pretty awesome cocktails as well. 3/F, Hilltop Plaza, 49 Hollywood Road, Soho, Central 4. Chueca View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chueca (@chueca.hk) A light and airy Catalan eatery has opened its doors on Gough Street. Knock back some Negronis and sangria while sampling some awesome charcutería , chorizos and more. The teal decor sets a relaxing tone and when you sample the Pulpo à la Gallega, a tapas dish featuring octopus that looks absolutely divine, it will surely transport you to Spain. 8-10 Gough Street, Central Why Tirpse’s Rin Horiuchi was crowned the best pastry chef in Hong Kong 5. Chicano View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chicano (@chicanohk) Those who’ve been complaining that Hong Kong lacked an authentic Mexican restaurant will have to try Chicano. Vowing to bring the chef’s Mexican grandmother’s recipes to the Fragrant Harbour, we can confirm that the tacos are made with cornflour tortillas, which is the first test of authenticity when it comes to Mexican food. We can’t wait to try the mole and tamales. 15 Gough Street, Central 6. Shake Shack Tung Chung The burger game has been elevated in the Citygate mall of Tung Chung. Shake Shack joins the ranks of Cinnabon and other grab ‘n’ go concepts, but also provides ample space for dine in as well. There is a large terrace space adjacent to a mural by local artist Bo Law to create a hoarding inspired by the classic Flying Chess board game. Unit G20, G/F, Citygate, 20 Tat Tung Road, Tung Chung New menus 1. Spring Indulgence Afternoon Tea at Conrad Seasonal strawberries are in the spotlight in this afternoon tea curated by executive chef Manki Lee and pastry chef David Puig Zaragoza at the Lobby Lounge. Everything is pretty in pink, from the strawberry roulade, strawberry and lemon-scented cheese tart and strawberry chocolate mousse to the Sicilian pistachio Rocher and more. 6 Hong Kong celebrity restaurateurs who lost millions due to Covid-19 2. Wagyu and seafood brunch at Bifteck Take your pick between land or sea at Japanese steakhouse Bifteck for an enjoyable weekend brunch. If beef is your choice then a journey of Wagyu specialities awaits, including dishes such as Kyoto princess sirloin Wagyu for the main course, served three ways. The seafood brunch includes items from Chef Kwok’s exquisite brunch menu, starting with Manila clam salad, grilled Japanese squid salad onigiri and Japanese crabmeat udon. 23/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai 3. Sommkind of Brunch Somm at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental presents a weekend brunch to satisfy your taste buds. The delightful feast starts with a scrumptious pastry box and delicious sharing starters such as Brandt all-natural beef carpaccio and smoked pike roe, and Alaskan king crab egg mimosa. The journey continues with elevated French neo-bistro fare, such as the perfectly grilled BBQ beef short rib with broccolini, celtuce and your choice of dessert from a sweet selection that features profiterole with cacao nib ice-cream and chocolate sauce, and almond tart with raspberry sorbet. 7/F, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .