As the city picks up its pace again with most of us back in offices, you may be eagerly planning ways to escape the doldrums of the dreaded 9 to 5. From special Tuesday night happy hours to lunch boxes courtesy of one of Sheung Wan’s beloved dining destinations, check out these delicious midweek pick-me-ups all across town.
Thank God It’s Tuesday at Landmark
Part of Landmark’s new culinary mantra ‘EATO’ (as in, ‘Eat Together’), the Hongkong Land collective is vying to put a stop to dry work weeks with a slew of exciting dining experiences across its Central properties. Starting from 16 June to 4 August, you might want to free up your Tuesday evenings for the new ‘Thank God It’s Tuesday!’ campaign, which serves up HK$69 drinks from 6–9pm. They’re not your average house pours, either. Head to PDT Hong Kong for a taste of its special ‘Fleur D’Amour’ cocktail; tip back a refreshing Young Master IPA at MO Bar; savour a discerning sip at Somm, with many other tipples to be drunk across 14 participating restaurants. Aside from wallet-friendly beverages at some of the best bars in town, you’ll also whet your appetite for special bar bites that follow along regularly revolving themes, from gourmet wings to ‘gram-worthy egg shots and more, with new promotions updating every two months.
Learn more at Landmark; Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Lunch Bentos from Ronin
Stuck in the office over lunch? We feel your pain. There are admittedly tons of options out there when it comes to gourmet takeaways and deliveries, but one new offering freshly available on Deliveroo may just perk up your midday meal: Fresh off of sister establishment Yardbird recently opening for lunch, Ronin is now making bentos that will definitely satisfy all your cravings. There are four options available, featuring the izakaya’s beloved dishes such as the grilled unagi chirashi, Kagoshima Wagyu sukiyaki-don, a sushi set, and a mentaiko udon, all paired with futomaki rolls, greens — pickled, salad and cooked — as well as a miso soup. Healthy, satisfying and certainly a bit of a treat, perhaps you’ll also want to give in and order a bottle of Hitachino Nest (if not Sunday’s Junmai) to crack open when 5pm rolls around.
Summer Cakes at Vive Cake Boutique
As the great Julia Child once uttered, “a party without cake is just a meeting.” And who wants another one of those, when you’ve likely had your fill of Zoom catch-ups to last the year? Vive Cake Boutique has a solution to spritz up your next get-together, in the form of three zesty summer iterations of the classic chiffon cake. Impossibly light and fluffy, the ‘O’ Heavenly’ Cake collection features flavours ‘Be Zesty’ (yuzu custard and almond meringue), ‘Madame Grey’ (Earl Grey with fresh figs), and ‘Berry-licious’ (strawberry, vanilla and raspberry). Each cake is filled with fruits, whipped mascarpone cream and crunchy meringue chunks to ensure a fun-filled texture in each bite. Cakes come in three sizes, and are priced from HK$550–980.
Vive Cake Boutique, Shop 3, 1/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong