Hong Kong Tatler Best Restaurants (Hong Kong / Macau) - - Editor’s choice -

hen Chris Mark and Syed Asim Hus­sein of Black Sheep Restau­rants de­cided to open Belon, they knew what they want it to be— a stuffy, overly po­lite multi-course de­gus­ta­tion venue that would bore their din­ers. They also knew that they needed it to be mod­ern and un­pre­ten­tious and, most im­por­tantly, a place that would serve ap­proach­able and dev­as­tat­ingly de­li­cious food.

One night, a sake-fu­elled din­ner with renowned Aus­tralian chef James Henry i n Hong Kong helped de­fine what Belon should be. Henry was glob­ally known for his sea­sonal, fresh seafood and char­cu­terie-fo­cused bistro Bones i n Paris— and this was t he i dea he was plan­ning t o bring t o Soho. Henry closed Bones i n Au­gust 2015, shock­ing scores of French food l overs, and moved to Hong Kong.

Belon is ev­ery­thing a mod­ern bistro should be. Helmed by con­fi­dent staff who aren't afraid of a bit of ban­ter, a

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