This is not a drill people, the party gods have heard our prayers. Lily & Bloom is staying open! The beloved institution was just purchased by Le Comptoir Group and is the 13th restaurant in their portfolio. Lily & Bloom is joining the family alongside Hong Kong favourites like Bibo, Tri, Hotshot, Cabana, Djapa and Ecriture.
Taking over a classic restaurant is a tricky business. Some new owners come in armed with new ideas, while others want to keep things as is. Le Comptoir has found a middle ground, and are taking things slowly with the Lan Kwai Fong favourite.
We spoke to them to find out what’s going on at the new Lily & Bloom, and we got a mix of fresh information and some great reminders on the classics.
Just the other week we posted our goodbye tribute to the Lan Kwai Fong Lobster Mac & Cheese, and we are so truly grateful that we’re now able to eat it all winter long. Le Comptoir Group is keeping Lily & Bloom’s menu and brunch the same for now – we are #blessed.
The Lobster Mac & Cheese
Speaking of that Lobster Mac & Cheese, Lily & Bloom does probably the best mac and cheese in the city. They make it with three different cheeses, basil breadcrumbs, cognac and of course a buttery lobster sauce. And they make it inside a wheel of 36-month aged Parmigiano Reggiano. Is your mouth watering yet?
Le Comptoir Group is taking things slowly, getting to know their new clientele, menu and bar programme. But, they’ve got some exciting plans up their sleeves. All they’ll tell us for now is to stay tuned. Very mysterious…
The Happiest of Hours
The old Lily & Bloom happy hour is dead, long live the new Lily & Bloom happy hour! You can now enjoy HK$40 drinks (mixers, beers, wines and spirits) from 5-8pm during the week days and 6-8pm during the weekends.
We love the food at Lily & Bloom, but we can’t forget about their award-winning cocktails. There may be a cocktail bar on every corner now, but eight years ago when this institution first opened, they were in a league of their own. Since then, they’ve been at the forefront of Hong Kong’s cocktail scene, helping to push the city towards the amazing cocktail culture we have today. And thankfully, the bar menu is still the same. And if that’s not a good reason for an after-work round, we don’t know what is.
If you’re heading to the new Lily & Bloom, make sure you tag your pictures with #LKF for a chance to be featured in our monthly Food & Drink That’s Worth a Shot roundup!
Lily & Bloom
6/F, 33 Wyndham Street, Central; +852 2810 6166
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