Summer has kicked off to a bit of a rainy, typhoon-ridden start, but we can see clear and sunny skies just around the corner. If you’re planning to spend forthcoming weekends sailing the seas with a cold beer in hand, we’ve got you covered with our list of the best junk caterers in town. These restaurants provide everything from mini sliders to Middle Eastern dips — all you have to do is supply the alcoholic refreshments.
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The bateau et mezze package from Lebanese hotspot Maison Libanaise has everything to keep junk-goers well fed from dawn to dusk. Kick off the booze cruise with plates of hummus, baba ganoush and labneh accompanied by crispy pita chips, then move on to the main event: spicy harissa roasted cauliflower, za’atar fried chicken, almond falafel, lamb kafta and rice pilaf with fried almonds.
Price: HK$318 per person; place order 48 hours in advance for self pick-up or delivery to Central Piers.
Maison Libanaise, 10 Shelley Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2111 2284
Wan Chai’s modern tapas bar 22 Ships welcomes junk season with its “Moveable Feast” package of the restaurant’s signature dishes: mixed charcuterie; duck rillettes with marmalade; peas, broad beans and goat’s curd; whole suckling pig; prawns with lemon mayonnaise; and more. If you want to go the extra mile, you can also hire executive chef Aaron Gillespie onboard for private catering — and a guaranteed good time.
Price: à la carte, HK$3,000 minimum spend; email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
22 Ships, 22 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2555 0722
It’s a good thing you can cool off in the water at any time, as Chilli Fagara’s red-hot dishes are sure to set your mouth ablaze. The Sichuan spot offers two party packages for junks — standard (serving min. 6 pax) and deluxe (serving min. 15 pax). The latter comes with a full selection of the restaurant’s signature dishes, including truffle hand shredded chicken salad, beef shank in chilli oil, vegetable spring rolls, chicken wings, sole fillet, lamb chops with cumin, honey garlic spareribs, and more.
Price: HK$198 per person for standard, HK$220 per person for deluxe.
Chilli Fagara, 7 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2796 6866
Go full-on Beast Mode with Hong Kong’s favourite gourmet sandwich shop, Bread & Beast. Three packages are available ranging from five to nine courses, each serving a minimum of 10 people. We’d recommend the Beast Boss Package, which includes B&B’s sumptuous sandwiches alongside a spread of chips and dip, pasta salads, broccoli with quinoa, Kola Wings with Thai basil, roasted eggplant, and pineapple pops with chilli-lime salt for an icy after-meal treat.
Price: Ranging from HK$135–$280 per person; call +852 9120 6869 or email email@example.com for more info.
Bread & Beast, G/F, 3 Swatow Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 9120 6869
Monsieur Chatté’s epic French feast will sustain you through hours of floating debauchery, with loaded platters of charcuterie and cheeses to soak up the booze, in addition to a selection of crudités and sweet and savoury tarts. They’ll even throw in a free pair of sunglasses for everyone looking to nail that proper junk look.
Price: HK$150–$350 per person; order Monday–Friday with 3 day’s notice, includes delivery to pier.
Monsieur Chatté, 121 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 3105 8077
The spicy, saucy flavours of Korea make for perfect junk fare, and TaKorea’s got you covered this season with their prepped party packages. If Korean fried chicken and kimbap rolls sound like a treat, you’ll be well fed with TaKorea’s ‘Ultra Feasts’ package — including an assortment of their signature dishes plus extra japchae and Korean burritos to line your stomach.
Price: HK$600–$1,200; email firstname.lastname@example.org to order, includes free delivery to Central Piers or self-pick up at the Central location.
TaKorea, 1/F, 45A Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2362 1999
Bring a picnic out to sea with Invisible Kitchen’s deluxe junk packages. Hong Kong’s “gourmet little helpers” are all about fresh, quality ingredients used in a range of East-meets-West dishes. Pick your favourite dishes to create your own ultimate junk feast, from a range of pasta salads to curries, lasagnas, vegetarian options and more. You can also tack on a wait staff (from HK$700 for 4 hours) and enjoy free delivery around Hong Kong Island for orders over HK$5,000.
Price: HK$200–$350 per person; 3 days’ advance notice required; Delivery to other areas in Hong Kong is available with cost depending on order size and location.
Invisible Kitchen, Unit 08, 24/F, Honour Industrial Building, 6 Sun Yip Street, Siu Sai Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2711 5788
Local brewhouse Tipping Room is certainly a pro when it comes to proper drinking food. Their junk packages are all about easy, accessible finger food with enough grease to properly line the stomach, from fried samosas to spicy cajun chicken wings and golden roasted potatoes. The package also comes with your choice of two craft beers to get the party started.
Price: HK$320 or HK$350 per person depending on package; 48 hours advance notice required, free delivery over HK$4,000.
Tipping Point, G/F & 1/F 79 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2978 3861
Portable and delicious, Knead’s sandwiches are perfect for fuelling up for the day without interrupting the fun with messy plates and cutlery. Choose from 10 different sandwich varieties including popular combinations such as roast chicken, pumpkin and caramelised onions; roast beef, hummus and rocket; and roast chicken, pesto and sun-dried tomato. Fill out the spread with fresh vegetable and pasta salads to call it a day.
Price: HK$1,100–$1,800 for 3- to 7-course packages; order 2 days in advance.
Knead, G/F, 28 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2851 7778
A Mexican fiesta awaits with Cali-Mex’s mouthwatering spread of tacos, quesadillas, and burritos encased in freshly made tortillas. The Malibu Pack serves 15 people and comes with six burritos and six quesadillas (filled with steak barbacoa, chipotle pulled pork, roast chicken and vegetarian), two salad platters, and plenty of fresh guac and chips to nom on as you cruise around the islands.
Price: HK$880–$2,250, free delivery.
Cali-Mex, 71 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2511 4798