A Travellerspoint blog

July 2020

Night out.

Celebrating getting through a very difficult year.

sunny

Sunrise on my way to work.

Sunrise on my way to work.

It's coming up to summer holiday time. At my school we have just one more week to work ( Thank you, God). It's not like other years. This summer none of us expect to be going anywhere or having too much fun. I'll have a seven week holiday and will spend most of it tidying out drawers (oh great joy!!!!), swimming, eating and drinking. The most exciting it might get is possibly having a staycation in a Hong Kong hotel.

Recently we have been having an extremely busy time at work with lots of things that were postponed during closure needing to be done since we got back. To cheer ourselves up last week we decided to have a year group night out.

Leaving school.

Leaving school.

We started out by going to Queens Road in Central where we headed to Ichu. This is a Peruvian bar and restaurant located on the third floor of the H Queen's Building. We sat outside on the terrace and enjoyed some beers, pisco and wine between us. We also tried their sweet potato fries which were deep purple in colour and had a rather strange flavour. According to Ichu's website, this restaurant is the first Asian venture of Chef Martínez who is the chef at the world's sixth best restaurant ‘Central’ in Lima, Peru.

In Ichu.

In Ichu.

In Ichu.

In Ichu.

In Ichu.

In Ichu.

In Ichu.

In Ichu.

In Ichu.

In Ichu.

Afterwards we took the lift to the top floor of H Queen’s to look at Piqniq by Le Comptoir. This is a roof top open air restaurant with great views. Apparently one of its claims to fame is its plastic mushroom. It takes all sorts, I guess. We were cheeky and just took photos without buying a drink but I'd go back and drink there now I know where it is.

Piqniq.

Piqniq.

Piqniq.

Piqniq.

Piqniq.

Piqniq.

Piqniq.

Piqniq.

Piqniq.

Piqniq.

Piqniq.

Piqniq.

After our photo session, we walked to escalator street and headed up towards Mid-levels. The escalator was closed at one point so we had to go through the former police station, magistracy and prison compound which is now a restaurant and entertainment venue known as Tai Kwun. We decided it made a good backdrop for another photo.

Escalator street.

Escalator street.

Tai Kwun.

Tai Kwun.

Tai Kwun.

Tai Kwun.

Finally, we reached our destination for our meal which was Santorini, a Greek restaurant on Elgin Street. We ordered a souvlaki platter, a tuna fish souvlaki and a roasted vegetables.

In Santorini.

In Santorini.

In Santorini.

In Santorini.

In Santorini.

In Santorini.

In Santorini.

In Santorini.

At the end of the meal they brought us a digestive - an aniseed flavoured liqueur on the house.

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