Spanish Week Hong Kong 2023: Have a Taste of Spain at These Restaurants
by: The Beat Asia
October 13, 2023
October marks a significant month for Spain as the country celebrates National Day or Día de la Hispanidad. Thousands of miles away from home, the Spanish community in Hong Kong is joining the festivities through vibrant activities that celebrate Spain's culture, traditions, and of course, culinary prowess. From recreating time-honoured recipes to adding an Asian twist to Anadalusian classics, here are the best Spanish restaurants to try in Hong Kong in time for Spanish Week 2023!
F.I.G.S Bistro Mediterranean & Apéro Terrace Bar
Occupying a 6,000-square-foot space in Taikoo Shing, Silver Oak Group’s F.I.G.S Bistro Mediterranean & Apéro Terrace Bar offers a gastronomic voyage from casual lunches to experiential dinners. Its name is an acronym for the origins of its dishes, namely France, Italy, Greece, and Spain. Chef Gary Batra and Chef Javier Perez are the masterminds behind the menu, lending their culinary panache in whipping up dishes that will transport you from the French Riviera to the Spanish shores. Savour their tapas and tipples this Spanish Week in Hong Kong, starting at HK$298.
Location: F.I.G.S Bistro Mediterranean & Apéro Terrace Bar, Shop 601, 6/F, 1111 King's Road, Taikoo Shing (Above Cinema Floor of Cityplaza 1)
At BÀRBAR, tapas take centre stage, allowing patrons to savour a wide array of small, flavourful dishes bursting with Spanish flair. Each tapa is meticulously prepared, featuring traditional ingredients and techniques that capture the essence of Spanish gastronomy. Take, for example, its Bacalao Croquettes with piquillo all-i-oli. Its crispy exterior and creamy, savoury filling make it a perfect appetiser or late night snack, reminding you of the sunny streets of Spain! Have a taste of BÀRBAR’s tapas and paellas with its lunch, brunch, or dinner menu, starting at HK$398.
Location: BÀRBAR, G/F, 9 Ship Street, Wan Chai Hong Kong
Taking inspiration from Madrid’s city centre district of the same name, Chueca offers brunches and tasting menus that fit both family-style and solo dining. Expect Spanish nibbles like Iberico ham and freshly shucked oysters, hearty classics like lobster roll, and meaty plates like steak tartare and Iberico Pork. Indulge in Chueca’s lunch offerings specially curated for Spanish Week. Prices start at HK$298 per person.
Location: Chueca, 8-10 Gough Street Central Hong Kong
El Vaso de Oro Hong Kong
Sheung Wan-based El Vaso de Oro Hong Kong takes cue from Spain’s bodega tapas bars in the ‘70s, showcasing its intimate space and rustic interiors. Chef Carlos Salvador Asensio is at the helm, leading you to a gastronomic experience reminiscent of Spain’s cobbled streets. Indulge in classic Spanish dishes like the rich and flavourful chicken and duck liver pate, Iberico ham, and callos. El Vaso de Oro Hong Kong also injects local flair into Spanish classics, such as its dry-aged goose paella. Don’t forget to partner your meal with a fine selection of Spanish wines or the restaurant’s craft beer! Enjoy El Vaso de Oro Hong Kong’s lunch and dinner menu for Spanish Week for HK$298 per person.
Location: El Vaso de Oro Hong Kong, G/F, 44 Sai Street, Tai Ping Shan, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Chef Alex Fargas’ La Paloma invites you to a relaxed atmosphere that sets the perfect backdrop for a memorable dining experience. From mouthwatering tapas plates to savour, to enticing daily specials and traditional paellas cooked with finesse, each dish is a celebration of Spanish culinary traditions. La Paloma also offers an extensive wine list and signature sangrias, perfectly complementing your Spanish feast. Treat yourself to La Paloma’s brunch or dinner menu for Spanish Week, for HK$458 or HK$528 per person, respectively.
Location: La Paloma, 189 Queen's Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Celebrate Spanish gastronomy with the The Beat Asia’s Spanish Week Hong Kong 2023. To see the full list of participating restaurants and their special menus, follow this link.
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