It only opened last week but is already packed for lunch and dinner (largely thanks to the offices nearby) and encouragingly, it was very busy over its first weekend. We tucked into a variety of dishes, with highlights including Louisiana chili crab cakes, roast rump of lamb and peach tarte tatin. They also served a truffle macaroni and cheese which felt like pouring cheese from a medieval cauldron directly into your arteries - but was all the better for it.
They do a roaring happy hour where they serve cocktails named after famous journalists, the most outrageous of which is the Bitter Sweet Assange. As in life, Julian makes a particularly divisive cocktail, consisting of Hine Cognac, Jägermeister, Coca-Cola and chocolate bitters. It’s perfect if you’ve got a sweet tooth and a penchant for 4am nights in Typhoon, otherwise they have some different drinks with broader appeal.
The atmosphere’s casual (it’s more relaxed than The Press Room) and they offer a brunch menu on the weekend as well as a 3-course weekday set lunch for HK$165. Though the location's a downer for most of us, if you’re up for a change of scene, pick the right outfit and make the excursion.
Hold the press.
The News Room
33 Tong Chong Street, Quarry Bay
Telephone: 2562 3444