The Bellbrook is an Australian-inspired urban bistro located in the heart of Hong Kong.
Australia has a rich food history that brings together the cuisines and cultures of its many peoples - indigenous groups, British settlers, and immigrants from such varied places as Italy, Greece, China, India and South Africa.
The result is a true melting pot of flavors, reflecting Oz's multicultural heritage. Australian childhood memories include many of these foods, and we have used this as a base of inspiration for The Bellbrook concept and menu.
Drawing from vintage Australia, as well as modern influences, our food and drink are homemade, unfussed, flavorful and fun. Our space is hip, but not pretentious, fun yet also cozy. The Bellbrook is an everyday restaurant where our guests can come several times a week for our daily changing specials, or for any special occasion.
Chef David Laris
Australian-Greek Chef David Laris is synonymous with shaping and redefining the food scene in China. With a childhood spent between Australia and Greece, he started his career cooking in the kitchens of Sydney at the age of 16. And in more than 20 years, David has worked around the world in cities such as Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau, Hanoi, London, and Sydney.
David became well-known in London while heading up Mezzo, Sir Terence Conran’s flagship restaurant. Noted for his talent in mixing fresh ideas and classic dishes, David elevated Mezzo to world-renowned status and won the restaurant countless accolades for innovative and exciting dining.
Arriving in Shanghai in 2003, he launched his namesake restaurant Laris at Three on the Bund, which quickly became a landmark in the city’s contemporary fine dining scene. David’s diverse culinary approach and commitment to service and hospitality has led to numerous awards and international recognition, including: #1 Restaurant in China and #8 Restaurant in Asia, The Miele Guide 2009/2010; Restaurant of the Year, That’s SH 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008; Top 80 Hot Tables, Condé Nast Traveler 2005, among others.
With The Bellbrook, David wanted to offer to Hong Kong his own taste of Australia, full of childhood favorites, as well as drinks and dishes that are uniquely Oz.