The Continental Returns Under New Executive Chef Graham Long
Hong Kong, 1 September 2021 – Hong Kong's diners are set to revel in the re-opening of the popular Pacific Place eatery, The Continental, conceptualised and now managed by The Upper House, on 6 September 2021.
With sophisticated new interiors by Natasha Usher of Nude Design, this latest reveal will see an enhanced year-round outdoor setting and a seasonal, classically-influenced menu, curated by new Executive Chef, Graham Long. Customers can expect the same elevated and relaxed ambience and service that have established the restaurant as a Hong Kong favourite.
From business lunches to date nights, drinks and small bites from the striking new bar through to brunches, set and à la carte dinners, the restaurant's regulars will find many reasons to return time and again thanks to the new menus from Graham.His light, modern French cuisine comes with accents both from his home country of England as well as Asia. Over two decades of culinary experience has seen him work with some of the world's most renowned culinary names at storied Michelin-starred restaurants including London's Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Pied à Terre and Elystan Street.
Kristina Snaith-Lense, General Manager, The Upper House commented: "Reimagined and refined, The Continental will continue to grow under the dynamic leadership of new Executive Chef Graham Long and our experienced Restaurant Director, Jonathan Jones. We are thrilled by Graham's beautiful, unfussy plates that define seasonal and sustainable deliciousness, alongside Jonathan's warm and measured service philosophy that is synonymous with The Upper House. With an elegant but relaxed new look - and a knockout year-round terrace - it is sure to win new fans to add to its many regulars."
Graham explained: "Hong Kong's diners are some of the world's most discerning and knowledgeable and really understand quality, so here at The Continental it's not about being clever - it's about being delicious. We'll take the best seasonal ingredients you can find in Hong Kong and celebrate them through classic flavour combinations, in elegant but accessible plates."
That translates into cuisine including set lunches from $298 featuring Burrata, Confit Fennel, Peach and Basil followed by Pan-fried White Bream with a warm salad of Green Beans and Lemon Butter. Weekend brunches will include tempting mains such as a flavour-packed Merguez Sausage Flatbread with Cashew Hummus, Charred Onions and Chilli Jam. For those dining à la carte, Long take guests through a world of flavours in dishes such as Heirloom Tomatoes served with Goat’s Curd or Australian Lamb Loin with Smoked Aubergine, while the finest steaks get the perfect finish from the popular Josper Grill. Beautifully presented seafood and fish, pastas and salads show more refined deliciousness at work, while sweet endings are also guaranteed with desserts including Basque Cheesecake with Poached Cherries or Chilled Coconut Rice Pudding with Fresh Mango. The Continental's cuisine is also perfectly suited for any diner as vegan, vegetarian and dietary options are all available across the all-day menus.
Already one of the city's foremost al fresco dining spots, the lush tropical garden terrace will feature impressive large umbrellas to allow diners to kick back, eat and drink in comfort, whatever the time of year. The redesigned bar will craft impeccable cocktails such as The Continental's signature Martini and Bloody Mary, while sommelier Arthur Aronov has curated a wide-ranging and accessible wine programme.
New design elements from Hong Kong's Nude Design include a striking entrance with new canopy signage in fluted glass, while once inside, leather-clad columns, polished white marble, dark chocolate wood veneers and rust red leather all accentuate The Continental's warm welcome. In the main dining area, newly upholstered banquette seating introduces playful chic colours of teal, charcoal blue and warm grey with surrounding acoustic panels flanking artist Miguel Vallinas’ collection further enhances the new stylish vibe to the venue.
Lunch | Monday to Friday 12pm – 2:30pm
Brunch | Saturday to Sunday 11am – 2:30pm
Dinner | Daily 6pm – 10pm
Bar | Monday to Friday 12pm – 11pm, Saturday to Sunday 11am – 11pm
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