With a fresh new look in tones of light oak, herringbone patterns and pops of lime and white, the 8,600 square foot restaurant has turned into an airy dining space offering foodies a variety of popular buffets, its classic all-day à la carte menu, a new wellness afternoon tea, plus grab and go choices.
Lattice screens separate The Place from the lobby where shiny buckets of seafood sit atop fresh ice along its three-metre Seafood Bar, spotlighted by drop-down pendant lights. Knotted white ropes line the bar to bring out a fishermens catch of the day appeal, and tastes of the sea offer freshly shucked seasonal oyster varieties, Boston lobster, whelks, mussels, crayfish, prawns and Canadian crab.
Guests have over 50 appetisers to choose from including Parma ham, cheeses and live tossed salads served at the Salad and Charcuterie Island, and over at the open kitchen, the popular Chinese station by Ming Court, includes dim sum, barbequed meat and Doubled Boiled Supreme Soup from the Michelin-starred restaurant, elevating The Place’s dining experience to gourmet levels.
At the live stations, The Place’s chefs serve up foie gras à la minute, paella, Bouillabaisse, Raclette and lobster, with Staub cast-iron pots in vibrant shades of red, mustard and green inviting guests back for seconds.
At the Japanese station, Temaki sushi, hand roll cones and jet fresh sashimi are a must visit, and the new hammer coppered Tandoor combines Indian culinary theatre with aromatic breads, tandoori and skewered kebabs being freshly made.
For a sweet finish, The Place’s dessert station, now double in size, is the first in Hong Kong to offer a Chocolate Series of Valrhona’s Single-Origin Chocolate that uses cocoa beans from a single source or plantation from the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ghana, Grenada, Madagascar and Venezuela. Due to the unique geographic location, soil, climate and habitat of where the cocoa beans are grown, these chocolates reflect their own distinctive taste and character, and The Place’s pastry chefs will guide guests through the chocolate tasting notes upon request.
Other desserts include baked Alaska, éclairs, fresh churros, as well as the freshly crèpes, lava cake and soufflés.
Around the corner from the dessert bar, a stylish new 3-metre Grab and Go Fridge offers a selection of up and coming boutique drinks, pure and organic juices, craft beers and wines, all available for purchase.
For afternoon tea goers, The Place’s new wellness afternoon tea will be served on weekdays including freshly-squeezed juices, organic teas and sandwiches for the health-conscious guests. Over the weekend, the afternoon tea buffet makes its comeback for a relaxing way to spend the day.
“Redesigning one of the group’s most popular restaurants has allowed us to freshen and refine our product and offer both delicious and sustainable options. As one of the city’s favourite all-day-dining restaurants in town, diners have the choice of quality creative buffets, à la carte favourites, homemade afternoon teas and boutique grab and go drinks to choose from. With natural light streaming in from all sides, The Place is warm, inviting and welcoming for the whole family, corporates and friends” said Elaine Joe, executive assistant manager – food & beverage of Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong.
Styled by the award-winning team at Stickman Design of Dubai and Hong Kong, The Place, mixed together with warm white stone, a striped timber effect floor, and a splash of fresh meadow green in the furniture, brings a fresh, modern feel to the lively Mongkok neighbourhood.
Seating over 200 persons, the restaurant offers guests a variety of seating arrangements from comfortably upholstered benches, a slightly elevated view on a raised floor overlooking the buffet, or to a high top with barstools along the window overlooking Langham Place Mall, for those that want a quick bite.
The Place is located at Lobby Level, Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong.