Welcome to Nove at the Fringe, a stylish new restaurant serving authentic traditional dimsum, Chiu Chow specialties and refined Cantonese fare.
Monday - Sunday: 12:00 - 24:00
Please note: The HKSAR Government’s restrictions re social distancing apply
Call 2130 6546 / Text 9027 8573
A private dining room is available
Nove launched its first diner on Li Yuen Street East in Central in 2019. Now, Nove’s second location is at the Fringe Club, a Grade-1 listed heritage building and a popular arts venue in Central. The arrangement sees one of the city’s best new Chinese-dining concepts, created under Michelin-starred chef Umberto Bombana’s Octavium Group, take over a beautiful and long-admired space in a historic building.
Nove and the Fringe Club share a passionate interest in cultural and heritage preservation. The décor of Nove at the Fringe could be described as redefined vintage Chinese chic. In charge of the interiors is designer Albert Kwan (關其樂), the visionary behind the original Nove, China Tang and the China Club. Famous stylist Felix Wong, who has dressed Eason Chan and other artists, has designed the uniforms for Nove’s servers.
In the kitchen, chef Wong Yiu-por (黃耀波師傅), whose 50-year career has included stints as dimsum supervisor at China Tang and one-Michelin-starred Island Tang, is Nove’s talented and innovative dimsum master. Chiu Chow delicacies such as Lo Shui marinated goose, pig’s trotters and offal are the domain of former Chiu Tang chef Poon Kwai-chung (潘貴重師傅). In charge of Cantonese dishes is chef Chan Hing-kei (陳慶其師傅), who has over 30 years’ experience cooking across China and Hong Kong.
As a playful homage to two local artists who regularly grace the Fringe Club’s stages, Nove at the Fringe has named two unique dimsum dishes and a special brew: Agnes Beef Bao for Eugene Pao (包以正) and Crispy Turnip Pastry for Ted Lo (羅尚正). The chefs have also created fascinating new dishes especially for Nove at the Fringe – for example, a special Char Siu roast pork will be offered only at this new restaurant.
More than just food, Nove at the Fringe also offers prosecco cocktails and Chinese-tea cocktails created by the Fringe Club’s talented female mixologist Kama Ma. The perfect pairings with the dimsum!
You may have noticed the artworks on display on the walls of the restaurant. These are selected works by artists who gave their first shows at the Fringe Club: Chak Chung-ho (翟宗浩), Peggy Chan (陳佩玲), Raymond Pang (彭金有), Tsang Chui-mei (曾翠薇) and Wong Shun-kit (王純杰). The art not only endows this beautifully reinvented space with a distinct sense of place, it also provides a glimpse into the diversity of Hong Kong’s creative talents.