Looking for somewhere a bit different this Valentine’s Day? Why not try a restaurant owned by a world-renowned chef that mixes vintage and modern decor in a warehouse-style layout; a restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui that recreates a mini park; and a bar styled around peacocks and Eastern decor that is hosting an alternative take on Valentine’s Day.
Bread Street Kitchen
Owned by the famously volatile chef Gordon Ramsay, Bread Street Kitchen in Lan Kwai Fong is offering a Valentine’s Day menu featuring curried scallops in cauliflower puree and grapes; lamb cutlet with Anna potatoes, peppered sweet bread and aubergine caviar; panna cotta with raspberries and brandy snap and more. The restaurant’s design is based on its London edition and has a very casual open-plan layout with comfy sofas and lights dangling from the ceiling. A perfect place for a laid-back date.
Valentine’s Day dining starts at 5pm, and guests pay HK$588 before 7pm and $688 after 7pm.
Location: LKF Hotel, 33 Wyndham Street, Central
Phone: 2230 1800
As the name suggests, this restaurant recreates a mini park in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui. Covering 3,500 square feet, the European eatery is offering a Valentine’s Day menu with fresh avocado and a chilled crabmeat ball with cream, cheese, beetroot and low-fat yoghurt dressing; lobster tail and miso-marinated US black cod with wasabi spinach and miso mayonnaise; and beef rossini Australian Wagyu with pan-fried foie gras and truffle sauce.
Urban Park’s Valentine’s Day dinner costs $599 per person with a complimentary glass of prosecco.
Location: 4/F 20-22, Granville Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
Phone: 2751 1999
One of the hippest bars in Hong Kong is hosting an alternative take on Valentine’s Day: Anti-Valentine’s Day. Aimed at the many single people in the city, Ophelia’s anti-Valentine’s Day will feature dancers, a lucky draw, special cocktails and, of course, singletons.
The intimate venue with peacock feathers on the walls, bird cages hanging from the ceiling and a giant swing is the perfect place to spend Valentine’s sampling cocktails such as Eros, made with prosecco, rhubarb cordial, peach liqueur, pear puree and rose water or The Heartbreaker, made with Mitcher’s rye whiskey, vanilla, lemon juice, egg white, absinthe and popcorn. All cocktails are $98.
Anti-Valentine’s Day starts at 6pm and runs until late.
Location: Shop No.41A, 1/F The Avenue, 200 Queen’s Rd E,, Lee Tung St, Wan Chai
Written by Andrew Scott