Combining stunning panoramic views and the best alfresco dining with the highest quality ingredients, Harbourside Grill captures the beauty and essence of Hong Kong.
It’s hard not to fall in love with Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour. Iconic, imposing, captivating, the harbour’s cityscape is known around the world. More than just good looks, the harbour is also home to some of the city’s best dining experiences, with restaurants using the towering skyscrapers of Hong Kong Island and Tsim Sha Tsui as the ultimate urban backdrop.
Now, diners have an exciting new option for waterfront dining with the opening of Harbourside Grill, an elegant new eatery that combined 180-degree vistas of the harbour with refined French-inspired fare and some of the city’s best alfresco dining.
Dining on the Water’s Edge
Located at the tip of the Ocean Terminal Extension Harbour City, in Tsim Sha Tsui, Harbourside Grill delivers a thrilling multi-faceted dining experience thanks to innovative cuisine, ground-breaking mixology, and crisp, attentive service.
The restaurant’s main dining room caters to 65 guests, ensuring an intimate and elegant dining setting backdropped by the glittering cityscape, visible through floor-to-ceiling windows. Dressed with rich burgundy leather and glossy parquet timber floors, the space is warm and inviting thanks to inspired lighting, which serves to delineate the main dining room from the spacious cocktail bar.
The result is a space that evolves with the passing of the day, capturing the mood of the city as it transitions into dusk and then night, making for the perfect destination for romantic dining, special celebrations, or corporate entertaining.
The Best Spot in the City for Sundowners
Make the most of summer’s warm evenings by starting your night off on Harbourside Grill’s extensive terrace, which caters to 80 guests and promises the best sunsets in the city. Here, the use of concrete pavers, comfortable café-style seating, large lounge suites, marble-topped tables, and broad umbrellas creates a sophisticated yet accessible space in which guests can sample from the restaurant’s comprehensive cocktail and wine lists or order from the terrace-specific menu.
Highlights of the cocktail menu include the Sherry Cobbler, a marriage of Fino sherry, fresh grapefruit juice, St Germaine liqueur, fresh pineapple juice, and a dash of honey water; and Love in Paris, the perfect sundowner, with vodka, passion fruit, lemon, and mint, topped with bubbly prosecco. The bar also offers a range of healthy non-alcoholic cocktails, including the Staycation, with fresh sugarcane juice, fresh pineapple juice, coconut, and lime; and Vida Verde, a refreshing blend of Seedlip Garden 108 and Mediterranean tonic water.
As the sun dips below the horizon, you’ll be forgiven for not wanting to budge from your terrace perch, but you should think about slipping inside if only to better experience the cuisine of Hong Kong’s hottest new chef.
Cooking with Passion
Helming the kitchen at Harbourside Grill is executive chef Armand Sablon. Born and raised in Brighton by British and French parents, Sablon was exposed to the culinary arts from a young age, helping his mother in the kitchen to prepare traditional family fare, and inspired by his grandfather, who was a baker in France.
A recipient of the coveted Roux Scholarship, the young chef trained under Marc Haeberlin at three Michelin-starred Auberge de l’lll in Alsace, one of the finest restaurants in France, before stints working in the kitchens of some of London’s leading hotels, including The Lanesborough, the London Hilton on Park Lane, the boutique Zetter Hotel, and Hotel Café Royal in Regent Street, where he oversaw all outlets within the hotel.
Contemporary Cuisine with French Flare
At Harbourside Grill, chef Sablon presents a grill-centric menu laced with French finesse. Key to the restaurant’s menus are the finest cuts of meat, cooked in a Spanish Josper Grill, a specialist oven that achieves extremely high temperatures, forming an instantaneous crust around the meat while trapping in natural juices to enrich the flavour.
The restaurant’s beef range includes U.S.D.A certified premium ribeye from Creekstone Farms and sirloin from Snake River Farms, as well as Argentinian sirloin and Japanese A5 Wagyu sirloin from Kagoshima. Other cuts include dry-aged fillets, T-bones, and Cote de Boeuf, while quality beef will also be presented as steak tartare, prepared tableside, and Angus beef carpaccio with aged parmesan and rocket, dressed with truffle aioli.
The restaurant also offers a selection of delectable seafood and poultry dishes, ranging from roasted grilled Australian lamb rack; and pan-fried sea bass served with crushed potatoes and lobster bisque; to corn-fed chicken breast and confit chicken thigh, served with red wine jus; pan-fried Atlantic cod served with bok choy and shiitake in a clear ginger broth; and char-grilled cauliflower with coriander, mint salsa, and toasted hazelnuts.
Guests at Harbourside Grill can also choose from a selection of comforting yet refined starters, including jet-fresh oysters served with pickled cucumber and gin granita; Scottish smoked salmon served with Osetra caviar, fennel, and pomelo salad; egg royale with celeriac and Muscat grapes, dressed with truffle vinaigrette; and seared scallops served with crispy pork belly, curried cauliflower purée, capers, and golden raisins.
Diners with a sweet tooth shouldn’t miss out on the decadent desserts, including buttermilk basil panna cotta with strawberry jelly; mango cheesecake served with passion fruit and yuzu sorbet; chocolate tart paired with salted caramel and raspberry sorbet; and the perfect sharing dessert, apple tarte tatin served with creme fraiche.
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