Over 70 Restaurants signed up for the biggest foodie event of the summer – Restaurant Week 9 – 15 July 2012


  • Over 70 Restaurants signed up for the biggest foodie event of the summer – Restaurant Week 9 – 15 July 2012

Seventy-one restaurants have signed up for the third edition of Restaurant Week in Hong Kong making it the biggest Restaurant Week yet. This is an increase of 15% compared to the spring edition in February and 73% than the first edition in 2011. Forty-two restaurants are returning and 29 have signed up for the first time. New restaurants include Blue Butcher, Brickhouse, Cubus, JW’s California, La Loggia, Prompt, One Thirtyone and Watermark.

The full list is:

798 bistro,  AVA Restaurant Slash Bar, Azure, Bourbon, Blue Butcher, Blue Smoke, Bourbon, Brickhouse, Café de Paris (Soho), Casa Lisboa, Chez Patrick (Stanley), Chez Patrick Deli (Starstreet), Chez Patrick Deli  (Brim28), Chez Patrick restaurant, Craftsteak, Cubus, Cuisine Cuisine, DiVino, Doppio Zero, Dot Cod, FINDS, Fofo by El Willy, Ginza Bairin (K11), Ginza Bairin (Causeway Bay), Glo, Goccia, Habitu Ristorante, Harakan-S, Il Posto 97, Indochine, JAR, Jashan, Jimmy’s Kitchen (TST),  Jimmy’s Kitchen (Central), JW’s California, Kyoto Joe, La Loggia, La Perouse, Le Chef, BLOOM, NAHA Okinawa, Madam Sixty Ate, Manzo,, Olive, One Thirtyone, Orange Tree, Panevino, Peccato, Prime, Prompt, Rocksalt, Sakesan, Se Sa Me, Shore, SML, Spasso, Steik World Meats, Stormies (LKF), The Mistral, The News Room, The Pawn, The Peak Lookout, The Press Room, Watermark, Whisk, Wooloomooloo Prime, Wooloomooloo Steakhouse (LKF), Wooloomooloo Steakhouse (TST East), Wooloomooloo Steakhouse (Wan Chai), Xia Fei Society, Zeffirino Ristorante.

Each restaurant will prepare a special exclusive Restaurant Week menu for lunch, dinner or both for a fixed price starting from HK$98 for lunch or HK$258 for dinner.  Diners are treated like VIPs by the restaurants making it great experience for everyone involved.

As before, diners can only book tables online via the special DiningCity website www.restaurantweek.hk. Key dates for website bookings are:

Dim Sum & Then Some pre-booking:                                      15 June 2012 (10am)

Pre-booking for DiningCity’s newsletter

subscribers, FB fans and twitter followers:                           18 June 2012 (10am)

Official booking website is live for everyone:                      20 June 2012 (4pm)

Restaurant Week:                                                                           9 – 15 July 2012                

 

The most interactive Restaurant Week yet – Restaurant Week Awards

As well as being treated like a VIP during Restaurant Week, diners also get the chance to write a review about their dining experience in terms of service, atmosphere and cuisine. Over 1000 diners wrote reviews on Diningcity.hk in spring resulting in AVA Restaurant Slash Bar winning the Best Restaurant of the Week Award. DiningCity hope to see more diners providing feedback this summer.

Onno Schreurs, Managing Director of DiningCity said: “This year’s Restaurant Week is the most interactive yet!  As well as heavily promoting the Week we are using social media to reach foodies across Hong Kong and also spread the word about the Restaurant Week Awards. The feedback has been astounding with 50% increase across both channels in just a matter of weeks.”

To keep up to date with plans for this year’s Restaurant Week, diners should register their email at http://www.diningcity.hk, like our Facebook page or follow DiningCity on Twitter – DiningCity_HK – use #RWsummer2012.

 

For more information, obtain photographs or to arrange interviews with DiningCity’s General Manager Synthia Liem please contact Mandy Queen at CRED Communications (English media) on +852 96847365 or email mandy@credcommunications.com and contact Alisdair Chan (Chinese media) on alisdair@credcommunications.com or telephone +852 96337995.

About us

The ‘Restaurant Week’ concept was launched in New York in 1998 and has since then extended globally to become the world’s biggest dining event. Organised by the international online dining guide and restaurant reservations platform: www.DiningCity.com, it is now on its way to become the biggest dining event in Asia with Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong participating!

 

Back by popular demand & now a bi-annual event – Restaurant Week hits Hong Kong again! 9 – 15 July 2012


  • Back by popular demand & now a bi-annual event – Restaurant Week hits Hong Kong again! 9 – 15 July 2012

Hong Kong, 3 May 2012, due to the huge success of the second Restaurant Week in February with over 10,000 bookings, DiningCity will hold Restaurant Week as a bi-annual event in Hong Kong. Restaurant Week will now take place twice a year in line with cities and countries around the world including Amsterdam, Cape Town, New York, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore. During the Week, Hong Kong’s foodies can dine at restaurants, including Michelin star venues, for a fraction of the regular price. Participating restaurants will craft special Restaurant Week menus and compete for a number of awards including the title of Best Restaurant of the Week as voted by diners online.

With still more than two months to go, new restaurants signed up include Bourbon, Peccato, Se Sa Me, Shore, Stormies, Watermark and Wooloomooloo Prime. Returning restaurants include Lily & Bloom, Madam Sixy-Ate, 798 Bistro, The Newsroom , AVA (won overall best restaurant during the winter edition of Restaurant Week), Azure, Chez Patrick Restaurants, Dot Cod, Doppio Zero, Finds, Glo, Habitu Ristorante, Harakan-S, Indochine, Jashan, JAR, Kyoto Joe, Le Chef, Orange Tree, Panevino, SML, Spice, The Pawn, The Press Room (won most popular restaurant) and Wooloomooloo Steakhouse (LKF, TST and Wanchai).

As before, diners can only book online via the special DiningCity website www.restaurantweek.hk. Key dates are:

Presenting partner pre-booking:                                              15 June 2012 (10am)

Pre-booking for DiningCity’s newsletter

subscribers, FB fans and twitter followers:                            18 June 2012 (10am)

Official booking website is live for everyone:                        20 June 2012 (4pm)

Restaurant Week:                                                                         9 – 15 July 2012

Onno Schreurs, Managing Director of DiningCity said: “The previous edition of Restaurant Week in February saw over 10,000 bookings – 70% more than our first edition proving that the event is hugely popular in Hong Kong.  The demand is very obviously there so it made sense to run the Week twice a year.

“I think the reason it is so successful is because it is a win win situation for both diners and restaurants. Diners get to try new restaurants and restaurants get new customers. It’s completely interactive also. Diners can book restaurants via our website, receive email reminders of their bookings and then rate each of the restaurants that they dined at. Over 1000 diners rated their experiences through the website in February. These ratings then contribute to our Restaurant Awards, which restaurants can use to motivate their staff to deliver the best service and food during the Week.”

To keep up to date with plans for next year’s Restaurant Week, diners should register their email at http://www.diningcity.com, like our Facebook page or follow DiningCity on Twitter – DiningCity_HK – use #RWsummer2012.

Ends

The media and food blogger conference to launch Restaurant Week takes place 13 June 2012 – location and exact timing to be confirmed. For more information, obtain photographs or to arrange interviews with DiningCity’s General Manager Synthia Liem please contact Mandy Queen at CRED Communications (English media) on +852 96847365 or email mandy@credcommunications.com and contact Alisdair Chan (Chinese media) on alisdair@credcommunications.com or telephone +852 96337995.

About us

The ‘Restaurant Week’ concept was launched in New York in 1998 and has since then extended globally to become the world’s biggest dining event. Organised by the international online dining guide and restaurant reservations platform: www.DiningCity.com, it is now on its way to become the biggest dining event in Asia with Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong participating!

 

 

AVA Restaurant Slash Bar wins DiningCity’s Best Restaurant of the Week Award


  • AVA Restaurant Slash Bar wins DiningCity’s Best Restaurant of the Week Award

Nearly 11,000 reservations & 50% more restaurants make Restaurant Week a success

Hong Kong, March 2012. The results are in. Based on hundreds of diners votes AVA Restaurant Slash Bar has won the Best Restaurant award during DiningCity’s Restaurant Week. Diners rated the cuisine, atmosphere and service of each of the restaurants that they visited during the Week and AVA came out on top across all categories. The Week ran from 20 to 26 February 2012 with nearly 50% more restaurants (61) participating compared to 2011. There was an astounding 10,826 bookings from 2 February, when DiningCity’s booking website went live, until the last day on 26 February.

The other categories and winners were:

  • Best Restaurant of the Week: AVA Restaurant Slash Bar
  • 2nd Best Restaurant of the Week: Steik World Meats
  • 3rd Best Restaurant of the Week: Wooloomooloo (Wan Chai)
  • Best Service: Spasso
  • Most Creative Menu: Bo Innovation
  • Most Popular Restaurant: Press Room (based on number of bookings)

Group Food and Beverage Manager, Mr Raymond Moore at AVA Restaurant Slash Bar said: “AVA Restaurant Slash Bar is honoured to be recognised as ‘Best Restaurant of the Week’ by DiningCity Hong Kong Restaurant Week, especially as it is renowned as one of the world’s biggest and exciting dining events. As the award was voted by the diners, on atmosphere, service and cuisine, this is particularly rewarding to the whole team for both culinary and service team members, without their teamwork, this would not have been possible.  Participating in this event was rewarding as it enabled AVA to showcase our creative menu at an affordable price to a wider range of customers. We recommend DiningCity to promote your restaurant!”

Onno Schreurs, Managing Director of DiningCity said “The Restaurant Week awards are voted by diners so they are testament to the fantastic cuisine, atmosphere and service of the restaurants that participated in the Week. This year we also took into account the feedback on many blogs written by Hong Kong foodies. AVA, Steik World Meats, Wooloomooloo, Spasso, Bo Innovation and The Press Room all did spectacularly and are well-deserved winners.

Our second Restaurant Week was a phenomenal success with 20% of restaurants booked out in the first 30 minutes of our website going live and many restaurants offering more seats to cope with the demand. We’ve had some fantastic feedback from both diners and restaurants for this year’s Restaurant Week and we are thrilled to reveal that the next Restaurant Week will take place 9 to 15 July 2012 – so it will become a regular celebration of food every Winter and Summer in Hong Kong” added Schreurs.

To keep up to date with plans for the next Restaurant Week, diners can like DiningCity’s Facebook page or follow DiningCity on Twitter.


For more information, to obtain photographs or to arrange interviews please contact Mandy Queen at CRED Communications (English media) on +852 96847365 / email mandy@credcommunications.com or contact Alisdair Chan (Chinese media) on +852 96337995 / email alisdair@credcommunications.com.